College Men’s Basketball
LOS ANGELES | John Wooden was remembered Saturday for being "one in a billion as a coach, mentor and friend" during a memorial service uniting the decades of "boys" who helped him win a record 10 national championships at UCLA.
In March of 2007, after coach Pete Trgovich led the E.C. Central Cardinals to their first boys basketball state title, The Times phoned UCLA legend John Wooden to pass on the good news about his former player.
VALPARAISO | One day after Chris Halvorsen announced his intentions to leave the Valparaiso men's basketball program, Milos Milosevic has followed suit.
VALPARAISO | After a disappointing freshman season, Chris Halvorsen has decided to leave Valparaiso and will walk on at Minnesota next season.
If Luke Harangody were any more private, you'd need a membership card to follow him around.
Luke Harangody just wants a job. He currently occupies a position to which few can relate -- put on display, essentially, day after day, his every move critiqued and evaluated.
TIMES FILE PHOTO Andrean grad Luke Harangody is projected to go somewhere in the late first round or early second when the NBA draft takes place on Thursday night.
JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES Purdue women's basketball coach Sharon Versyp responds to questions Thursday at Briar Ridge Country Club during the annual coaches caravan stop in the Region.
JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES Purdue football coach Danny Hope autographs a Purdue football poster for Luke Weaver, 6, of Westville, as Luke's grandfather, Jack Garzella, of Porter, stands nearby at Briar Ridge Country Club Thursday as the annual coaches caravan rolled through town and presented an …
SCHERERVILLE | Rest easy, Purdue fans. Coach Sharon Versyp doesn't need a map to find the Region. The 1984 Miss Basketball from Mishawaka joined its coaches caravan of Matt Painter, Danny Hope and athletic director Morgan Burke during a Thursday stop at Briar Ridge Country Club.
Mt. Carmel football coach and athletic director Frank Lenti has had the opportunity to deal with a lot of coaching legends.
REGION COLLEGIANS: T.F. South grad Mike Hoekstra led nation in fewest walks allowed per nine innings
Regardless of what his catcher might indicate, Mike Hoekstra's favorite sign is obvious.
There are defining moments in our lives that establish our legacy. For legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, it was in 1947 as a coach at Indiana State Teachers College, when the native Hoosier confronted racism head on ...
PHOTO PROVIDED East Chicago native Clarence Walker, right, poses with Indiana State basketball coach John Wooden in a 1948 team photo. Later that year, Wooden left for UCLA, where he would win a record 10 NCAA titles.
Wooden played for Hammond, Whiting
Associated Press file photo UCLA coach John Wooden wears a basketball net around his neck after the Bruins won the 1975 NCAA title over Kentucky. The win gave Wooden his 10th and final championship. Former E.C. Washington star Pete Trgovich was a member of Wooden's 1975 championship team.
Associated Press file photo UCLA coach John Wooden is flanked by Sidney Wicks, right, and Lew Alcindor after the Bruins beat Purdue 92-72 to win the 1969 NCAA championship. It was the Bruins' third straight title.
John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, died Friday night. He was 99.
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