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  1. NDs UCLA upset stands test of time

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Jan. 21, 2004, Notre Dame celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1974 upset against UCLA with a halftime celebration. I know because I was there. Or was I? Here's the story I remember: My high school friend John, a Notre Dame freshman, had extr...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. The SoCal recruiting war is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    Something has always stood in the way. For decades, it was John Wooden's unapproachable dominance. For just as long, it was USC's inability to care about basketball. In recent years, even the Trojans' most engaged hoops moments -- a flashy new arena,...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  3. UCLA's Wooden statue well-executed

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's not hard for sports statues to go awry. For every Michael Jordan in mid-soar or Al Kaline there's at least a handful of ill-conceived, poorly executed, or just downright strange sports effigies. Sometimes it's all of the above. Sometimes you get...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  4. Pauley Pavilion to include Wooden statue

    Eamonn Brennan

    It has not been the best week for UCLA hoops. After two games vs. Loyola Marymount and Middel Tennessee State, the Bruins are 0-2 by a combined losing margin of 30 points. Reeves Nelson, arguably the Bruins' best, most important player, is currently ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. 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
  6. AL: Geno Auriemma, soundbite master

    Eamonn Brennan

    Afternoon Links are exactly what they say they are. Send in your links and tips here. You can also e-mail me and hit me up on Twitter. After the Connecticut women pulled off the rather incredible feat of tying the John Wooden-era UCLA 88-game win...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  7. John Wooden could do anything

    Eamonn Brennan

    That's it. I'm convinced. John Wooden probably invented cheeseburgers, too. As if the late UCLA coach -- with his 10 national championships and his almost 100 years of life and his stately grace and his awesome den full of memorabilia -- wasn't al...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  8. UCLA adopting John Wooden's den

    Eamonn Brennan

    Within college basketball circles, John Wooden's den was almost as famous as the man himself. When Wooden hosted fellow coaches, reporters, celebrities, and basically anyone else that came to visit the legend in his Encino, Calif., home, the visitors...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  9. Wooden's Pyramid of Success, tribute-style

    Eamonn Brennan

    There have been many tributes to former UCLA coach John Wooden since the coach's death on June 4, the latest of which is the news that the John R. Wooden Classic will carry on in the coach's name in the future. (To dig into some of our own tributes, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  10. The other part of the Wooden legacy

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is tricky. It's uncomfortable. But it's worth discussing anyway. John Wooden, the greatest basketball coach of all-time, died Friday. The Internet, including on our own blog, was immediately flooded with fond remembrances and heartfelt tribut...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  11. Expansion has never been popular

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA tournament has expanded before. After all, the idea of a 64-team tournament didn't spring forth from some random bit of human genius -- it took time, and several iterations of the NCAA tournament before the current 65-team field we all know ...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  12. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 6

    Eamonn Brennan

    Happy Holidays, one and all; hopefully Santa was good to you. Let's dispense with the introduction and get into a Christmas-break-shortened edition of the Wooden Watch, which ranks the contenders for the annual John R. Wooden Award honoring the natio...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  13. Wooden Award finalists announced

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, the 2011 John R. Wooden Award finalists are here. The award is organized by the Los Angeles Athletic Club and voted on by "nearly 1,000 members of the media that cover college basketball," and if you're surprised at the idea that there are 1,000...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  14. And now your top 50 Wooden Award candidates

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last night, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2010-11 preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award. According to the club, the list is comprised of "50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records,...

    Blog | October 05, 2010