In this March 30, 1987 file photo, Steve Alford cuts the net after Indiana defeated Syracuse for the NCAA championship at the Superdome in New Orleans. Taking the UCLA job has not prevented coach Alford from making those old stops. On Wednesday, he returned to the hospital where he was born …
"Pistol" Pete Trgovich was the scorer. Tim Stoddard provided the inside muscle. And Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman was too often the unsung hero.
INDIANAPOLIS | Valparaiso's Robbie Hummel rattles off the names of recent draft picks from Indiana without a hint of hesitation.
VALPARAISO | Legendary basketball coach Gene Bartow lost his two-year battle with stomach cancer Tuesday night and died at his home in Birmingham, Ala.
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Connecticut won its 88th straight game to match the record set by the UCLA men's basketball team, beating No. 11 Ohio State 81-50 on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic.
NEW YORK | Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
Former UCLA coach John R. Wooden talks with UCLA guard Earl Watson Dec. 5, 1998, following UCLA's victory over Oklahoma State at the John R. Wooden Classic at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. UCLA beat Oklahoma State 69-66.
Former UCLA coach John Wooden relaxes in his office March 12, 1991, at home in Los Angeles, Ca. Wooden led the UCLA Bruins to 10 basketball championships during his tenure as coach.
John Wooden stands next to his medallion May 8, 1994, while on a tour of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. Wooden, 84, was inducted in 1960 as a player and in 1972 as a coach and is the only man to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice.
In this December 2005 photo, former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden listens during a news conference in Anaheim, Calif. Wooden is reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles.
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is shown in January 1970 in Los Angeles. Wooden led the UCLA Bruins to 10 basketball championships during his tenure as coach.
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden stands with Bill Walton right, and Swen Nater in 1972.
Former UCLA coach John Wooden joins former players and staff Dec. 20, 2003, at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The court was named for Wooden and his late wife, Nell, before UCLA's game against Michigan State.
Former UCLA coach John Wooden, center, stands with two of his former players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, and Bill Walton during a March 22, 1994, news conference at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Ca. They announced the inaugural NCAA John R. Wooden Classic men's basketball doubleheader.
John Wooden, guard for Purdue University, poses in action in West Lafayette. As a student at Purdue, Wooden was the All-American basketball player for three years, 1930-1932, and Player of the Year in 1932.
John Wooden, the only man inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice, points to a photo of himself and Bill Walton from a mid-70s Final Four game May 8, 1994, while on a tour of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Wooden was inducted in 1960 as a player and in 1972 as a coach.
UCLA coach John Wooden talks with reporters March 16, 1972, in his Los Angeles office after he learned he was named The Associated Press' college basketball Coach of the Year for 1972-73. Wooden wins this award for the fifth time.
University of Kansas basketball coach Ted Owens, left, and UCLA head coach John Wooden walk from the Astrodome March 25, 1971, after UCLA defeated Kansas, 68-60, in the NCAA championship semi-final game in Houston, Texas.
John Wooden, left, of UCLA, holds the Major-College Coach of the Year Award and Lucias Mitchell of Kentucky State holds the Small-College coaching award March 20, 1970, during the National Association of Basketball Coaches awards dinner in Washington, D.C.
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