Monday, March 25



Redshirt senior forward David Wear was forced to log heavy minutes in the season opener due to the team's foul trouble early on.

Men’s basketball triumphs over Dragons

David Wear needed a breather. With ten minutes left to play in the second half of Friday night’s season opener against Drexel, a 72-67 win, the redshirt senior forward had his hands on his hips and breathed heavily. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior forward David Wear was forced to log heavy minutes in the season opener due to the team's foul trouble early on.

Redshirt senior forward David Wear was forced to log heavy minutes in the season opener due to the team's foul trouble early on.

UCLA leads Drexel 42-31 at halftime

Last Wednesday, UCLA’s first exhibition game against Cal State San Bernardino was delayed by a brief lights malfunction. While Friday’s 9:06 p.m. tip against Drexel was promptly observed, the Bruins nearly shot the lights out in the first 20 minutes. Read more...


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.


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