Rise and shine Bruin nation! The 2015 UCLA Football team returns to the iconic Rose Bowl, this Saturday, April 25th at 10:AM for their annual Spring Showcase. The scrimmage is the first opportunity to see the Bruins in the post Brett Hundley era, plus fans will be able to go on the field post-game and meet the players and coaches.
Admission to the Spring Showcase is just $5; this includes a free poster for the first 5,000 fans in attendance, the Fan Zone will feature interactive game simulations, concessions and giveaway items.
“Generations of families and friends reunite at UCLA games, we led the Pac-12 in attendance last season ” boasts Darryl Dunn. Since 1999, Dunn has been the CEO/General Manager of the Rose Bowl Operating Company, he helped secure the $180 million makeover for America’s Stadium, and signed the bruins to a 30 year contract to stay put in Pasadena.
These Bruins find themselves at a crossroads. Over the past three seasons UCLA has retained their powerhouse reputation by posting consecutive 10 game winning season, punctuated by defeating their sworn crosstown rival, the USC Trojans each of the last three meetings. However, Quarterback Brett Huntley, dubbed “the saviour” has left Westwood for greener pastures in the NFL. Have we been for saken?
Apologies for the implied blasphome, but sitting amongst 90,000 fans every Saturday when the Bruins charge out of the locker room onto the field is akin to a cathartic experience.
The job of starting Quarterback is a battle between the NO. 1National High School prospect, Josh Rosen, from St. John Bosco in Bellflower. The other candidate has experience on his side, Jerry Neuheisel came off the bench last season at critical junctures, including a 20-17 victory over the Texas Longhorns in the Lone Star State.
The UCLA Bruins have been playing at the Rose Bowl since 1982. They are a Pasadena institution that bonds, excites and uplifts the spirits of the community.
For instance, proceeds from the Showcase will go towards UCLA’s Operation Med. This groundbreaking program offers returning soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq who suffer severe facial damage access to the nations top reconstructive and plastic surgeons.
Following the game, the Wooden Athletic Fund is hosting its own party at the Rose Bowl Court of Champions at 11:30 AM. Free food, music and the chance to meet Olympic athletes.
Gates open at 9:00 AM, enter at gate A. Be a part of the Bruin Revolution. They have awoken from their hibernation; animal control is aware of their movement, from Spaulding field in Westwood they wander to the lush green grass of their home the Rose Bowl.
By Christopher Floch