This episode is a big one ladies and gentlemen! One hour and a half of pure unadulterated Bruin sports talk! Although this one is action packed with a whole lot of LA Sports. 63 more words
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Former UCLA beat writer Tim Kawakami reminisces about UCLA’s last national championship basketball team.
Whatever you think of Mike Krzyzewski — that he’s a role model for all of sports, doesn’t make a mockery of the term student-athlete and is a national hero for guiding the Olympic basketball teams to two golds OR that’s he’s a sniveling crybaby when dealing with refs, turned into Dean Smith after vowing never to get that way (being a sniveling crybaby), gets recruits because of his connection with Nike and his coaching of Team USA and dumped off the awful 94-95 team on poor Pete Gaudet rather than coach his worst team himself — you can’t argue that Coach K isn’t a great basketball coach and, if you’ve ever read about him, a pretty fine human being. 1,007 more words
(A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Iowa State’s mascot. We regret the error.)
Okay, maybe the headline was too hyperbolic and should read: UCLA is ONE OF the luckiest teams in NCAA tournament history, because I can’t speak to whether Dartmouth got any special consideration in the 1942 tournament. 1,033 more words