Friday, February 23

UCLA men's basketball tips off its season tonight against a physical Drexel team. The game marks the official start to the UCLA career of coach Steve Alford.

UCLA looks to make a statement in Alford’s coaching debut

Steve Alford has been waiting since March. After months of preparation and anticipation, Alford will make his official debut as UCLA’s head coach today. But he’ll have to wait a little longer. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball tips off its season tonight against a physical Drexel team. The game marks the official start to the UCLA career of coach Steve Alford.

UCLA men's basketball tips off its season tonight against a physical Drexel team. The game marks the official start to the UCLA career of coach Steve Alford.

Georgia Tech sports history professor John Matthew Smith wrote a book detailing how John Wooden's teams in the 1960s got involved in the various political and social movements of the time. He described how players like Bill Walton, Lew Alcindor and Andy Hill at times clashed with Wooden because of their activism and political beliefs.

Q&A: Sports history professor talks about UCLA’s John Wooden

For nearly 30 years, John Wooden roamed the sideline as UCLA’s men’s basketball coach. During his tenure, he amassed the most outstanding resume in the history of college basketball, winning 10 national titles in 12 years. Read more...

Photo: Georgia Tech sports history professor John Matthew Smith wrote a book detailing how John Wooden's teams in the 1960s got involved in the various political and social movements of the time. He described how players like Bill Walton, Lew Alcindor and Andy Hill at times clashed with Wooden because of their activism and political beliefs.

Georgia Tech sports history professor John Matthew Smith wrote a book detailing how John Wooden's teams in the 1960s got involved in the various political and social movements of the time. He described how players like Bill Walton, Lew Alcindor and Andy Hill at times clashed with Wooden because of their activism and political beliefs.

New UCLA coach Steve Alford, like the many coaches before him, has had to deal with continual comparisons to John Wooden in his first few months on campus. Alford's Indiana roots are a similarity he and Wooden share.

Steve Alford balances tradition, own approach as coach

Steve Alford sat in a small booth at a local diner in Tarzana, Calif. A plate of eggs and bacon was on the table before him, a birthday cake sat opposite him and the face of John Wooden smiled down at him from the wall. Read more...

Photo: New UCLA coach Steve Alford, like the many coaches before him, has had to deal with continual comparisons to John Wooden in his first few months on campus. Alford's Indiana roots are a similarity he and Wooden share.

New UCLA coach Steve Alford, like the many coaches before him, has had to deal with continual comparisons to John Wooden in his first few months on campus. Alford's Indiana roots are a similarity he and Wooden share.

After committing to UCLA early, freshman guard Zach LaVine flew under the radar in high school. But he expects to prove his talent quickly in college.

Zach LaVine looks forward to dunking UCLA experience

Zach LaVine waited anxiously on the UCLA bench in the opening minutes of an exhibition game against Cal State San Bernardino. “I tried not to seem like I had jitters or anything, but it’s human nature,” LaVine said. Read more...

Photo: After committing to UCLA early, freshman guard Zach LaVine flew under the radar in high school. But he expects to prove his talent quickly in college.

After committing to UCLA early, freshman guard Zach LaVine flew under the radar in high school. But he expects to prove his talent quickly in college.

Coming from the Mountain West conference, UCLA coach Steve Alford said he envisions a power shift occuring in which the Pac-12 becomes a stronger basketball conference.

Q&A: Steve Alford on UCLA’s hopes, expectations for season

When coach Steve Alford steps onto the Nell and John Wooden Court tonight as his team takes on Drexel, it will mark the official start of his tenure at the helm of the UCLA men’s basketball team. Read more...

Photo: Coming from the Mountain West conference, UCLA coach Steve Alford said he envisions a power shift occuring in which the Pac-12 becomes a stronger basketball conference.

Coming from the Mountain West conference, UCLA coach Steve Alford said he envisions a power shift occuring in which the Pac-12 becomes a stronger basketball conference.




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