UCLA plans to play opener despite fires

Updated: August 31, 2009, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA plans to play its football season opener while monitoring the wildfires in the Los Angeles hills above the Rose Bowl.

UCLA will host San Diego State on Saturday afternoon at the venerable stadium, which is less than 10 miles south of the fires currently burning in the Angeles National Forest. UCLA is in contact with Pasadena officials about air conditions in the area, but still plans to play, coach Rick Neuheisel said Monday at his weekly news conference.

"We're ...

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