Wooden tribute planned for graduation

Updated: June 8, 2010, 1:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A colorful tribute to late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is planned for Friday's graduation ceremony.

The university said Tuesday that student-athletes and scholars representing the graduating class will carry 99 blue-and-gold flags into the College of Letters and Science ceremony.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will speak about Wooden's legacy at the 8 p.m. ET ceremony at Drake Stadium on campus. About 4,500 students are expected to participate.

Wooden died last Friday at age 99. He guided the Bruins to a record 10 national championships, including seven in a row, in the 1960s and '70s.


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