June 13, 2024

Bruin Source



Zaid Qureshi, Kevin Balaji, & Isaiah Lauwerys

Podcast Inauguration:

July 30, 2019


A podcast by some Bruin alums who have an unhealthy obsession with UCLA sports. Sometimes being a UCLA fan feels like insanity. Disappointment and loss, year after year… Despite that, we still believe UCLA has the richest athletics tradition and history in the country and we want help engage the Bruin community around it.  As alum, we have strong opinions, might not always agree or even have the correct take, but above all else, love UCLA. We hope Bruins and beyond enjoy the show!


New Podcast Episodes

  • Episode 125: 2024 Schedules (So Far!)
    by Bruin Source on June 6, 2024 at 5:31 pm

    We got a schedule-centric episode for you! As the offseason continues, we’re getting some more clarity on what both football and MBB schedules will look like and we have some thoughts. Check it out right here!

  • Episode 124: Bill Walton, Thank YOU for Your Life
    by Bruin Source on May 30, 2024 at 6:09 am

    We pay tribute to one of the greatest basketball players ever, trailblazing tv broadcasters and one of the most legendary Bruins of all time, Bill Walton. We chat about his larger than life persona, his incredible career while at UCLA and beyond and some of our own memories and interactions with him. Bill, we’ll miss you. In other UCLA related news, we also chat about the renewal of the UCLA-Zona basketball series, football landing 4* QB Madden Iamaleava and of course, the softball team making it to the Women’s College World Series on their quest for another title. Lastly, we also dive into a truly seismic shift with the NCAA and college athletics: revenue sharing with the athletes. We discuss what we think will happen with these new changes and how they’ll impact UCLA specifically.   

  • Episode 123: The Danger of Calimony
    by Bruin Source on May 23, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    Bruin Source is back with a new episode! More importantly, Kevin is back too, meaning this isn’t gonna be another boring 1-man show! In this one we chat about the road that led to Calimony, how ridiculous the entire concept is and how it could point to further dangers of how the UC Regents handle athletics in the future. We also discuss UCLA’s Big 10 schedule for MBB and what some of our way-too-early expectations are. Lastly, we have a quick spring sport roundup! Check it all out right here!

  • Episode 122: The Commitments Keep on Coming
    by Bruin Source on May 9, 2024 at 6:05 am

    Boom after boom after boom. That’s the only way to describe how successful UCLA’s recruiting is going right on. In this episode, we chat about Mick Cronin landing a late cycle freshman recruit in PG Trent Perry and how he’ll fit into an absolutely STACKED roster. Secondly, we talk about Deshaun Foster’s own successes in transfer recruiting, including landing a much needed edge rusher and adding some talent to the QB room. Lastly, we get into some spring sports, including Men’s Volleyball’s Natty (back 2 back!) and Softball winning the conference. Check all of this out right here!

  • Episode 121: Spring Wrap and Transfers Galore
    by Bruin Source on May 2, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    Bruin Source is back with a massive episode! Starting off, we chat about the Spring Game and what our takeaways were from the event. We also dive into Football recruiting and Foster’s recent successes through the Transfer Portal. Speaking of recruiting, Mick Cronin continues to kill it on the trail, landing 2 more big transfers and we discuss how William Kyle III and Dominick Harris fit into the mix. Staying on the transfer portal theme, we also chat about WBB landing Charlisse Leger-Walker and what else they need to fill out the roster. Lastly, we discuss some other spring sports and UCLA’s NFL Draft success! Lots to listen to in this one!