Sam Connon

Sam Connon

Sam Connon was the Publisher and Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated and FanNation’s All Bruins from 2021 to 2023. He is now a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and FanNation’s Fastball. He previously covered UCLA football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, men's soccer, cross country and golf for The Daily Bruin from 2017 to 2021, serving as the paper's Sports Editor from 2019 to 2020. Connon has also been a contributor for 247Sports' Bruin Report Online, Rivals' BruinBlitz, Dash Sports TV, SuperWestSports, Prime Time Sports Talk, The Sports Life Blog and Patriots Country, Sports Illustrated and FanNation’s New England Patriots site. His work as a sports columnist has been awarded by the College Media Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Connon graduated from UCLA in June 2021 and is originally from Winchester, Massachusetts.

UCLA Guard Amari Bailey Goes to Charlotte Hornets in NBA Draft

UCLA Guard Amari Bailey Goes to Charlotte Hornets in NBA Draft

The one-and-done prospect will join LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller after going in the second round on Thursday.

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Miami Heat Select UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. in 1st Round of NBA Draft

Miami Heat Select UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. in 1st Round of NBA Draft

The four-year wing out of Westwood is joining a team that has gone to the NBA Finals twice in the last four seasons.

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UCLA Football Flips 2024 Tight End Rob Booker II From Wisconsin
Football

UCLA Football Flips 2024 Tight End Rob Booker II From Wisconsin

One day after backing off of his commitment to the Badgers, the three-star recruit from the Midwest pledged himself to the Bruins.

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2023 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Where UCLA's Stars Could Wind Up

2023 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Where UCLA's Stars Could Wind Up

Jaime Jaquez Jr., Amari Bailey and Jaylen Clark are among the Bruins who could hear their names called Thursday night in Brooklyn.

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Class of 2024 OT Jensen Somerville Commits to UCLA Football
Football

Class of 2024 OT Jensen Somerville Commits to UCLA Football

The Bruins now have four offensive linemen in their upcoming recruiting class following Somerville's announcement Wednesday.

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UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. Earns Invite to NBA Draft Green Room

UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. Earns Invite to NBA Draft Green Room

The four-year starter has been boosting his stock ever since leaving Westwood, making him a potential first rounder on Thursday.

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UCLA Women's Basketball Reveals Matchups With Purdue, Florida State

UCLA Women's Basketball Reveals Matchups With Purdue, Florida State

After opening the season against the Boilermakers, the Bruins will face the Seminoles as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase.

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UCLA Athletics Announces Star-Studded 2023 Hall of Fame Class
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UCLA Athletics Announces Star-Studded 2023 Hall of Fame Class

Lynn Shackelford, Heidi Moneymaker and Carrie Forsyth are among the Bruins set to get inducted later this year.

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Big Ten Reveals Future Schedule, Unveils UCLA Football's Opponents
Football

Big Ten Reveals Future Schedule, Unveils UCLA Football's Opponents

The Bruins will host Ohio State and Nebraska in 2024, in addition to road trips to Michigan, Rutgers and Iowa.

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UCLA Beach Volleyball Promotes Jenny Johnson Jordan to Head Coach
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UCLA Beach Volleyball Promotes Jenny Johnson Jordan to Head Coach

Johnson Jordan had previously been named interim head coach when Stein Metzger left to take the top job at Texas in May.

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Class of 2024 Linebacker Blake Tabaracci Commits to UCLA Football
Football

Class of 2024 Linebacker Blake Tabaracci Commits to UCLA Football

The Park City, Utah, native picked the Bruins over Cal, Arizona and several other Power Five programs over the weekend.

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Class of 2024 Athlete Peyton Waters Lists UCLA Football in Top 7
Football

Class of 2024 Athlete Peyton Waters Lists UCLA Football in Top 7

The dynamic local recruit is considering a handful of Pac-12 programs for his eventual college destination.

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