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  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish to induct Digger Phelps into Ring of Ho...

    Notre Dame will induct former coach Digger Phelps into its Ring of Honor on the 40th anniversary of his No. 2 Irish squad upsetting top-ranked UCLA to end the Bruins' NCAA-record 88-game winning streak.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  2. Slowed Jerry Tarkanian hopes to "make a good showing" during Hall...

    Andy Katz

    While Rick Pitino shows no signs of slowing down, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian just hopes to "make a good showing" during this weekend's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  3. 75 years of NCAA tournament champions

    Greg Garber

    We'll soon crown the 75th NCAA tournament champion. In revisiting past title glory, it's clear to see the giant, broad shoulders of the legends continue to provide a powerful example for modern athletes.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  4. Best individual title game performances

    Harold Shelton

    Tuesday is the 40th anniversary (March 26, 1973) of Bill Walton scoring 44 points on 21-of-22 shooting in the national title game against Memphis State. To celebrate, here's a subjective list of the best performances in NCAA tournament national ti...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Howland's tenure in balance after loss

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Ben Howland made it way too easy. The embattled UCLA coach was supposed to scratch, claw and fight for the remaining years on his contract and, perhaps, have his team -- a group of players assembled with the most hype this side of...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  6. Mike D'Antoni talking college possibilities

    Eamonn Brennan

    Outside of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, and maybe the Bill Walton-era Trailblazers, few NBA teams have captivated my basketball imagination quite like the Mike D'Antoni-Steve Nash Phoenix Suns. There are a few reasons for this, some of them more complica...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  7. UCLA alum Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bemoans the loss of John Wooden's i...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The beleaguered UCLA program will never return to the glory days of John Wooden's tenure. But one illustrious Wooden alum knows what will help the Bruins through these current woes.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  8. Classic UCLA center circle up for auction

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I had the ability to code a Drudge-style blue-and-gold siren aimed solely at UCLA alums with massive amounts of cash to burn, that siren would be flashing bold and bright in this blog post at this very moment. Because if you're a UCLA alumni who a...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  9. Former Memphis Tigers player, coach Larry Finch dies at 60

    Larry Finch, who coached his alma mater Memphis for 11 seasons after a brief pro basketball career as a player, has died. He was 60.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  10. Bill Walton remembers his friend, coach

    ESPN.com staff

    A statement from former UCLA great Bill Walton on the passing of John Wooden: "UCLA can easily claim an endless list of alumni who have helped make the world a better place. But of all the special spirits who have given so much, it is John Wooden ...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  11. Reports: UCLA Bruins legend John Wooden, 99, resting in hospital

    Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden is hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and resting comfortably, the university said in a statement Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  12. Bill Walton's still got it

    Diamond Leung

    Retired broadcaster Bill Walton was, of course, a pretty good player at UCLA and he served as an honorary captain at the Bruins' final game at Oregon's Mac Court last night. Events like these call for some reminiscing, and Walton delivered on cue....

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  13. UCLA can run and KU can D it up, too

    Mark Schlabach

    Perception is one thing, but both UCLA and Kansas feel comfortable they can do what the other's supposed strength is, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2007
  14. Redick beats out Young, Bush for Sullivan Award

    Duke star J.J. Redick won the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, becoming the first men's basketball player since Bill Walton in 1973 to be honored as the nation's top amateur athlete.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2006
  15. No. 3 Florida (32-6) at No. 2 UCLA (32-6) 9:21 pm EDT

    No. 3 Florida (32-6) at No. 2 UCLA (32-6) 9:21 pm EDT

    Preview | April 03, 2006