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Wooden's Words An Inspiration Again

Ramona Shelburne, writing on ESPN's blog, has a great story on a group of Ugandan basketball coaches visiting UCLA to study the ideas of John Wooden. (If this has been mentioned before on BN, I missed it, so please excuse me.) Warning: You may swallow hard and blink back a few tears while reading it.

The Los Angeles Times is counting down the top sports moments in L.A. history. Coming in at #4 is...

The Los Angeles Times is counting down the top sports moments in L.A. history. Coming in at #4 is John Wooden bows out on top.

Coach Wooden's 101st Birthday

John Wooden would be 101 today and he is still inspiring people

Happy Father's Day, With Some Thoughts From Coach

Happy Father's Day to Bruins Nation, with some thoughts and advice from Coach John Wooden

Coach: Forever (Young) In Our Bruin Hearts

Coach John R. Wooden: Forever Young in our Bruin Hearts.

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Remembering John R. Wooden

One year ago today the world lost our Intergalactic Treasure - Coach John R. Wooden.

"It feels good. You’re not going to get too giddy," he said, a book entitled "Wisdom" by UCLA...

"It feels good. You’re not going to get too giddy," he said, a book entitled "Wisdom" by UCLA coaching legend John Wooden sitting on his desk.

- Don Mattingly, after his first win as the Dodgers' new skipper

[Turn down your volume before watching!] As seen from the crowd, the last two minutes of UCLA vs....

[Turn down your volume before watching!] As seen from the crowd, the last two minutes of UCLA vs. Arizona. Hopefully gives those who were not able to attend an idea of what it was like inside "Old" Pauley for the last time.

Last spring, Trapani spent about an hour each day sitting with Wooden during his final days. Even...

Last spring, Trapani spent about an hour each day sitting with Wooden during his final days. Even in the middle of final exams, the kid would bring his homework to the hospital and sit with Coach. "Even though he couldn't talk to me or know I would be there, I would usually say to him, 'I love you, Poppa," Trapani recalled. This was more than a shot, it was the celebration of a connection that will live forever. The players knew this was cool but didn't realize the full impact of the shot until Howland began crying in the locker room, then later cried when meeting with members of Wooden's family.

Something readable in the LA Times
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UCLA Dominates the Wildcats and the Stats

A day later going over the statistics is almost as much fun as watching the game again.   First things first.  71-49 UCLA over Arizona.   I think I'll repeat that.  71-49 UCLA over Arizona. ...

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