UCLA signs series with Rutgers; cuts ties with two players

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Busy day for UCLA.

First, UCLA announced a home-and-home series with Rutgers. The Bruins will open the 2016 season at Rutgers on Sept. 1, and the Scarlet Knights will make a return visit to the Rose Bowl the following season on Sept. 2.

The teams have never met before.

Second, UCLA announced that safety E.J. Woods and offensive lineman Sonny Tevaga are no longer members of the football team. The release from the school said Woods plans to transfer to a local junior college and Tevaga is "exploring his options."

Woods is facing some legal issues. Brian Dohn, who previously reported Woods' transfer, wrote on his blog that Tevaga, a junior, appears to be an academic casualty.

Neither was expected to start in 2009, though hopes were high for Woods, a redshirt freshman.