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June 5, 2010 |
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success" motivational program, has died. He was 99. Wooden died Friday evening of natural causes at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the university announced. He had been hospitalized since last week for dehydration. Though the stern, dignified Midwesterner's fame extended beyond the sports world, it was Wooden's achievements during 27 seasons at UCLA that put him in the company of such legendary coaches as the Green Bay Packers' Vince Lombardi and Notre Dame's Knute Rockne.
March 26, 1987
The morning after Nevada Las Vegas opened the season with a victory over Arizona, Jerry Tarkanian was awakened by an early phone call. According to John Feinstein of the Washington Post, the caller yelled, "To hell with Lute Olson!" Olson is the Arizona coach. Tarkanian was confused. "What?" he said. "To hell with Lute Olson!" the caller yelled again before dissolving in laughter. "Tark, I stayed up late just to hear that score. I'm so damn glad you won that game I can't tell you."
June 13, 2013 |
This is the College World Series? The eight-team tournament, which begins Saturday in Omaha, could be the 1975 NCAA basketball tournament. UCLA 1975: John Wooden's last title, as Bruins survive Louisville in semifinals. Richard Washington saves UCLA with jumper in overtime. UCLA 2013: Bruins looking for Coach John Savage's first title and could get Louisville final. Reliever David Berg saves games for them nightly. Louisville 1975: If only Terry Howard could make a free throw.
October 14, 1986 |
Here is the Forbes magazine 1986 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing residence, age, estimated fortune in millions of dollars and source of wealth. Figures marked x indicate that the magazine assumed that a common fortune has been divided into equal shares. Walton, Sam Moore, Bentonville, Ark., 68, $4,500, Wal-Mart Stores Kluge, John Werner, Charlottesville, Va.
June 13, 2010 |
1963-64 (30-0) Championship game: UCLA 98, Duke 83, at Kansas City, Mo. The team: Steve Brucker, Fred Slaughter, Doug McIntosh, Vaughn Hoffman, Keith Erickson, Kim Stewart, Kenny Washington, Gail Goodrich, Jack Hirsch, Rich Levin, Walt Hazzard, Kent Graham, Mike Huggins, Chuck Darrow. The season: At the beginning of the season, this team wasn't even ranked in the national top 50. It was Wooden's shortest team to win a national title (center Fred Slaughter was only 6-5)
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June 2, 1999
An 18-year-old man charged with killing his 15-year-old former girlfriend and her twin sister pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Inglewood Municipal Judge Eudon Serrell ordered Richard Allen Washington III held without bail. On July 8, the judge will set a date for the preliminary hearing. Prosecutors will decide after the preliminary hearing whether to seek the death penalty or life in prison without parole if Washington is convicted, said Dist. Atty. spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.
December 23, 2003 |
Philip Rivers kept throwing and throwing and throwing, leading North Carolina State to another victory. Now, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year will take his act to the NFL. "He's going to make somebody a winner, because he is a winner," Coach Chuck Amato said after the Wolfpack routed Kansas, 56-26, in the Tangerine Bowl on Monday night. "He's been that way since the day he showed up to our campus." Rivers threw for Tangerine Bowl records of 475 yards and five touchdowns, and T.A.