Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, June 4, 2010 10:36 pm

Well, crud.

Filed under: Sad — Lex @ 10:36 pm
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Former UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden has died at 99.

Not only will his double handful of national championships never be equaled, he was, by all accounts, an incredibly generous human being. The Awl summarized him thusly: “the model of gentlemanly intelligence to a host of successors who mostly ignored his example.”

And for those of us old enough to remember N.C. State’s 1973 and 1974 teams — the former denied by NCAA probation the opportunity to take on Wooden’s Bruins, the latter ultimately the victor — that Wolfpack team’s accomplishment is only magnified by how formidable Wooden’s teams were at the time.

Rest easy, Coach.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007 12:29 pm

And now, Lex’s official basketball preseason prognostication

Filed under: Wildcats — Lex @ 12:29 pm
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Fear the Wildcat.

(h/t: Ed)

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