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UCLA Receives Bowl Waiver, Waves White Flag

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No matter what happens on Friday, UCLA will be going bowling. The Bruins come into the Pac-12 Championship at 6-6 on the year and facing an Oregon Ducks team favored by a little over four touchdowns. A loss would knock the Bruins below .500 on the year, technically preventing them from going bowling.

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But never fear! UCLA preemptively applied for a bowl waiver, and the NCAA granted the request.

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"As a program, we appreciate the NCAA approving our petition for a bowl waiver," said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero in a release. "We will be able to give our 18 seniors one more chance to represent their university and end their collegiate careers on a high note, regardless of the outcome of this Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Game. We’d like to thank the NCAA for considering the unique situation in which we find ourselves this year and rewarding us with this opportunity."

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There's jokes about UCLA waving the white flag here, but we'll just congratulate the Bruins on their bowl game while applauding them for being both proactive and realistic.