Latest John Wooden News

Denny Crum, who coached Louisville to 2 NCAA titles, dies

May. 09, 2023 18:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Denny Crum took everything he learned from legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, added his own touch and built his own sparkling legacy at Louisville. Crum, who won two NCAA basketball championships and built the Cardinals into one of the 1980s’ dominant...

Curry scores 36, Warriors beat Kings 114-97 without Green

Apr. 21, 2023 02:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leading up to Game 3, Steve Kerr shared with Golden State's players his favorite John Wooden quote of all time: “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” He challenged the Warriors to take better shots and be more careful with the ball to limit turnovers, and to...

Gonzaga's Timme among 5 finalists for men's Wooden Award

Mar. 30, 2023 21:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Timme of Gonzaga is one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the men’s college basketball player of the year. He’s joined by Zach Edey of Purdue, Trayce Jackson-Davis of Indiana, Houston’s Marcus Sasser and Jalen Wilson of Kansas. ...

Final Four a chance for SDSU to double its championships

Mar. 29, 2023 23:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of San Diego State teams that have won an NCAA Division I championship can be counted on one finger. Many Aztecs fans and alumni have no idea because it happened 50 years ago and the school dropped men’s volleyball in 2000. Brian Dutcher, who has been...

NC State looks for another surprise, 40 years later

Mar. 16, 2023 18:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — If you let the video run long enough — past the Lorenzo Charles dunk and past Jim Valvano looking for someone to hug — you'll see a teenage kid with, in his words, “a bad sweater and bad hair” running on the floor of The Pit, just happy to be part of the madness. ...