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  • PASSINGS: Larry Finch

    PASSINGS: Larry Finch
    Larry Finch, 60, who starred for Memphis State's basketball team when it lost to the Bill Walton-led UCLA Bruins in the 1973 NCAA championship game and went on to coach his alma mater, died Saturday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, a university...
  • Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile

    Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile
    Wes Santee, a track star whose career ended when he was declared ineligible by the Amateur Athletic Union, died Sunday of cancer. He was 78. Santee died at his home in Eureka, Calif., said his daughter, Susie. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Wes...
  • Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides

    Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides
    The beloved man everyone called Coach was not an indigenous species in this capital of flummery and celebrity. Like many Californians, John Wooden was an immigrant from the plains of the Midwest. But he had arrived from Indiana at the age of 37 with...
  • 99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden

    99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden
    1) He was born in Hall, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2) Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927. 3) One of his role models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a basketball team that dominated Indiana high school...
  • Summers with John Wooden

    Summers with John Wooden
    For years, John Wooden ran basketball camps for kids during the Southern California summers. Two Times staffers recall their experiences with the legendary coach. ---- In 1975, I was an 11-year-old aspiring NBA player enrolled in John Wooden's...
  • Why John Wooden was more than a wizard

    Why John Wooden was more than a wizard
    John Wooden hated being called the "Wizard of Westwood," and no wonder. It would offend most men of dignity to be reduced to a cliché. And what dignity he had. Wooden was an exemplar of not just sports greatness but of a type and era in the history of...
  • PASSINGS: Egon Ronay, Peter Keefe, Tom Stith, F. James McDonald

    PASSINGS: Egon Ronay, Peter Keefe, Tom Stith, F. James McDonald
    Egon Ronay English food critic wrote restaurant guides Egon Ronay, 94, an English food critic whose eponymous restaurant guides helped Britain embrace fine dining after years of postwar austerity, died Saturday at his home west of London after a short...
  • BCS Strips USC of National Championship

    BCS Strips USC of National Championship
    LOS ANGELES -- The BCS announced Monday it has stripped USC of its 2004 national championship. The move is the latest penalty levied against the University in the wake of the scandal involving former Trojan running back Reggie Bush. USC was hit with...
  • UConn's Jim Calhoun Prefers A Long-Term Commitment

    UConn has never had a player leave for the NBA after just one season in Storrs. John Calipari has had many one-and-done players at Memphis and Kentucky. Calipari spoke Friday about going after the best players and, if it came down to it, preferring...
  • UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game

    UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game
    Every game in this march toward history isn't going to be fine art. Every opponent isn't going to fall to the breathtaking drives of Kemba Walker or the effortless grace of Jeremy Lamb. So there was UConn down the stretch against Kentucky Saturday night,...
  • Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself

    Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself
    Coaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card. "I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...