The school's sports teams are called the Bruins, with colors powder-blue and gold. (Note the parallel to Cal's
Bears, with colors Yale Blue and "gold"—in practice yellow.) The Bruins participate in NCAA Division I-A as part of the Pacific Ten
Conference.Powder Keg Blue Football Uniforms
- When Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the uniforms.
Sanders added a gold loop on the shoulders -- the UCLA Stripe. The Navy Blue was changed to a lighter shade of Blue. Sanders
figured that the lighter Blue would look better on the field and in film. He would dub the uniform -- Powder Keg Blue -- powder
blue with an explosive kick. Over a quarter of a century later, Sports Illustrated would proclaim the UCLA home Football Uniforms
the best looking uniforms in college football.As of 2005, UCLA has 95 NCAA championships, more
than any other university. Among these championships, some of the more notable victories are the mens basketball championships.
The rich basketball history at UCLA has produced a legacy of 11 NCAA championships (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1975, 1995). Holding the record for most basketball championships won, however, is not the only incredible
achievement possessed by UCLA. From 1971 to 1974, UCLA mens basketball won an unprecedented 88 consecutive games, a record that
many sports pundits consider unbreakable. Past rosters of UCLA basketball teams have been filled with such greats such as Kareem
Abdul Jabbar, Bill Walton and Reggie Miller.UCLA enjoys a traditional sports rivalry with the nearby University of Southern California.