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John Wooden

Receiving Thanks

Barry Kibrick | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

On this Thanksgiving weekend please continue to give thanks but also receive some thanks for yourself, for you undoubtedly are the best you are capable of becoming.

How to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

But how often in the middle of life's challenging moments, do we stop for half a second and see the beauty in our own lives? The big picture kindness. I am convinced that there are many actions we do every day that go unnoticed, by others and by ourselves, almost like a wave we don't stand up on.

The Crucial Difference Between Getting Things Done And Being Busy

| Paul B. Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business

"You never want to confuse activity with accomplishment." --John Wooden Wooden may be the most successful coach who ever lived. His overall record ...

The Mysterious Makings of a Winning Team

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Linda Flanagan

What makes for a championship team? If you think you'll find the answer from the athletes themselves, you'll likely be disappointed. It's the rare a...

Great Sports Wisdom You Can Use -- Even If You Don't Play Sports

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Certainly great coaches spend a great deal of time and effort trying to best their competitors. But for many of the greatest coaches, their legacies g...

It's Time to Bench Tyrannical Coaches

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Vince Lombardi's coaching style and the negative impact it's had on sports in America -- from the professional to the youth level -- is arguably the worst thing that's happened to sports in America.

Wooden & Me Reads Like Coach & You

Greg Woodburn | Posted 08.02.2013 | Books
Greg Woodburn

In 1987, as a young sports writer and newlywed, my dad met John Wooden while covering a talk Coach gave. A thank-you note from Wooden for the column my dad wrote led to a shared morning walk.

Our Obligation to Student Athletes

Gene D. Block | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
Gene D. Block

Last month, I joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. My goal there is to help shape NCAA regulations in a way that makes sense for our student athletes. We need to respect (and protect) their role as students every bit as much as, if not more than, we respect their role as athletes.

The Self-Esteem Wizard

Greg Woodburn | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

You see, Coach Wooden taught me that being a true leader is not about accolades or awards, but rather is manifested through our eagerness to help others -- and boost their self-esteem when they are feeling low.

Carl Kremer: The Coach You Want Your Child to Play For

Don McNay | Posted 04.30.2012 | Sports
Don McNay

Kremer projects Midwestern values of focusing on the team instead of the individual. He beats a cupcake team by fifty points, but praises the opponent's "hustle" or "fighting spirit." I've tried to get him to trash talk, but Carl is not going to let that happen.

100 Best Sports Quotes

Bleacher Report | Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports

While sports are known for producing the most remarkable athletes, colorful characters, influential leaders and memorable heroes; its fans have only s...

Parenting Lessons From a Deceased Basketball Coach

Mark Redmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Redmond

I read the book about John Wooden and time after time thought, "If only parents could raise their kids this way, we wouldn't have the problems we do."

Dead Folks 2010: Everyone's Pushing Up Roses

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.

UCLA To Honor John Wooden At Graduation Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College


June 14, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

President Obama makes fourth trip to oil-slicked Gulf area, apparently reacting to criticism about not being involved enough.

John Wooden -- Beyond Categorization

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nelson Davis

Now that Wooden's body has died, an untold number of us recognize his unique spirit that defied the confines of being labeled as just a basketball coach.

Wooden's Creed

Mary Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

Unlike some preening coaches, John Wooden never wanted to attract attention. He hated being called the Wizard of Westwood.

John Wooden: How Poetry Shaped My Career

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Great Scorer John Wooden Poetry Magazine At UCLA, where I was head coach of men's varsity basketball for twenty-seven years, poetry was one of my...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Colorado pitching phenom Ubaldo Jimenez earned his 11th win against Atlanta, but he gave up 2 whole runs. So his minuscule earned run average zoomed all the way up to 0.93.

John Wooden Dies: Five Great Books By The Legendary Basketball Coach

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Famed basketball coach John Wooden died Friday evening at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the hospital announced. The 99 year-old had been hospital...

John Wooden (1910-2010): My 2003 Q&A With Him

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Hollander

"I never liked the dunk. I think it's primarily showmanship. [But] things are based on money, unfortunately. And you've got to get the spectators to come. And they like things like that."

Remembering Coach Wooden

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Levine

That was John Wooden: humble, accessible, without any pretense. Everywhere you turn today you will find a tribute to this extraordinary man. They're all going to make him sound too good to be true, but in fact he was. No sense in just echoing them.

Basketball Legend John Wooden Dies

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA ...

John Wooden Hospitalized, In 'Grave' Condition: Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden was reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Los Ange...

Palin's Latest Rogue Gaffe

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

I was a little leery reading Palin's book and wondering if she really had read Aristotle and Plato. Somehow I didn't think so. But I thought, maybe, just maybe, she might have read Sir John. Apparently not.