Get ready to mark your calendars Bruin fans, here are several important dates regarding UCLA Football and the upcoming season. Soon, there will be football…
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Just in case you did not know, here is a quick list of very important dates involving UCLA football and the 2015 season which, if you did not know, is fast approaching. That is right ladies and gentlemen, college football and college football type things will be upon us within two weeks time!
Although the start of the UCLA football season does not officially begin until September 5, the preparation with media days and fall camps happens weeks in advance and we want you to be aware because even though games will not have official started, there will be plenty of news to go-round.
Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. UCLA defeated Arizona State 62-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
-Thur/Fri, July 30-31, 2015, Pac-12 Media Day
The Pac-12 football coaches and two players meet for the annual unofficial start to the Pac-12 season. This year, the conference representatives and the media will meet at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA to get things started before the season. This year, head coach Jim Mora, Fabian Moreau and Jake Brendel will be talking to the press as they give their impressions of the upcoming season.
Remember, though it is a two-day event, UCLA will only be at Pac-12 Media Day on Thursday July 30. For the full schedule of times, teams and players, go to UCLA Football at Pac-12 Media Day.
-Mon, August 10, 2015, First Day of Fall Camp
The Bruins will be back in San Bernardino to prepare for the upcoming season. For two weeks, UCLA will be training at Cal State San Bernardino and it will be the first time we get to see the returners from last season and the newest recruiting class play some football. For more information and the full schedule, visit UCLA Football Fall Training Camp Schedule. All practices are open to the public.
Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins tailback Paul Perkins (24) runs with the ball against the Texas Longhorns at AT&T Stadium. The Bruins beat the Longhorns 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
-Saturday, August 22, 2015, Last Day of Fall Camp in San Bernardino, Fan Appreciation Day
The final day in San Bernardino will be Fan Appreciation Day in which Bruin fans will be the guest of the team. Food, drink and prizes will be given out as the team performs once last time in the desert. Expect this to be a light practice. If you want to see the Bruins have more intense practices, we recommend going to any of the practice preceding Fan Appreciation Day.
-Monday, August 24, 2015, First Day of Practice at Spaulding Field
The Bruins return home to prepare for the season as they use the last two weeks of fall camp to tighten the screws, create the depth charts and start game planning fir Virginia. These practices will most likely be closed to the public.
-Thur, September 3, 2015, First Day of College Football
Though it is not UCLA Football, it is football. On day one there will be 18 college football games, which include North Carolina vs South Carolina (in Charlotte), Michigan at Utah, TCU at Minnesota and UTEP at Arizona. I think we all will be glued to the television on that day.
-Sat, September 5 vs Virginia – Season opener
-Sat, September 12 at UNLV – Party in the desert
-Sat, September 19 vs BYU – Trouble with Cougars
-Sat, September 26 at Arizona – 1st Pac-12 game
-Sat, October 3 vs Arizona State – Welcome back, Devin Lucien!
-Thur, October 15 at Stanford – The big, big test.
-Thur, October 22 vs California – The 2nd Thursday night game in a row for UCLA
-Sat, October 31 vs Colorado – Halloween night
-Sat, November 7 at Oregon State – The Bruins return to Corvallis
-Sat, November 14 vs Washington State The last home game of the season
-Sat, November 21 at Utah – Utah in late November. Ouch.
-Sat, November 28 at USC – Battle for the Pac-12 South?
Oct 11, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora reacts during the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
-Dec 4 or Dec 5, 2015, Pac-12 Championship Game
Can the Bruins get back to the Pac-12 Championship Game? If so, they have a chance to do something they have not been able to in the Jim Mora era… win the Conference.
-Fri, January 1, 2016, The Rose Bowl Game
How sweet would it be to see UCLA Football back in the Rose Bowl Game? To see that big red rose on the shoulder of the Bruin jersey would be just fine for Bruin fans. A victory would be even finer.
-Thu, December 31, 2015, College Football Playoff Semifinal Games: Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl
Do the Bruins have the type of team that could make it to the Playoffs?
-Mon, January 11, 2016, College Football Playoff Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona)
How far can UCLA Football really go?