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Greatest Sports Record: UCLA's 7 Straight Titles


According to the Sporting News' readership, the Bruins' run in Men's Basketball from 1967-73 is the greatest record in all of sport, tallying 81 percent of the vote.

Current Florida Head Coach (and occasional villain among Bruin fans) Billy Donovan on the streak:

Florida coach Billy Donovan and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski are the only men to lead their teams to consecutive NCAA championships since Wooden’s run of seven ended in 1973. Here’s what Donovan had to say about the UCLA record:

"I think it’s incredible for a couple reasons. One, it wasn’t during a time when a lot of guys left and went pro. So you had players all over the country, not just at UCLA. I think the thing that stands out to me most about the record is knowing that every time they stepped on the floor, they were getting everybody’s best shot. And everybody’s coming in as the underdog, and UCLA is always the favorite. The mindset of their team to be able to do that, 88 games in a row, seven national titles—it’s incredible, the focus those kids had. They obviously had great players, talent, but to be able to not have those letdowns. ... I think the human element of having a bad day—we didn’t shoot it well, just didn’t have it—it’s an incredible accomplishment for Coach Wooden to get his team in that frame of mind."

The editors and writers of Sporting News picked Joe DiMaggio's hit streak as the greatest record (which is obviously incredible in its own right), but the people have spoken!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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