Your Day John Wooden

[stextbox id=”alert”]Happy birthday to former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden who is celebrating his 99th today. University of Louisville connections abound. Denny Crum, one of his assistants, led U of L to two NCAA championships. Wooden announced his retirement a day after defeating Crum’s team in overtime in the semi’s of the 1974-75 Final Four. He suffered his only loss in a national championship game when his Indiana State team fell to Louisville and Peck Hickman in the 1948 NAIB final. [/stextbox]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Your Day John Wooden

  • October 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Amazing what the money of Sam Gilbert so blatantly bought…

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