This is from UCLA:
Nate DeFrancisco, a three-year UCLA football letterman (1939, 1940 and 1941) as an offensive/defensive guard, passed away Tuesday (April 28) in Fairview, TX, where he lived for the past four years after relocating from his hometown of Riverside, CA. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his wife Jo, and their three daughters, Rea, Crista and Jan.
DeFrancisco, a member of the Riverside Hall of Fame, served as Dean of Students at Riverside College for many years.
Among the Bruins DeFrancisco played with were Kenny Washington, Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Al Sparlis and Bob Waterfield.
Check out All Stars – and future UCLA basketball players – Brendan Lane, Anthony Stover, Tyler Honeycutt and Reeves Nelson who will participate in the May 9 in the Feinberg Academic All-American Basketball Classic in Ontario.
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UCLA has a 10-4 series lead against Kansas in basketball. The last time the teams met was in 2007, when UCLA beat Kansas 68-55 to earn a trip to the Final Four. UCLA plays Kansas Dec. 6 at Pauley Pavilion.
The Bruins will host the Jayhawks, who won the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Dec. 6 at Pauley Pavilion. The game is part of the Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series. Last year, UCLA played at Texas in the hardwood series.
Frank Gansz Sr., a former UCLA assistant coach, has died. He is the father of UCLA assistant coach Frank
He served as a Bruin assistant under Terry Doanhue in 1976 and
1977. Gansz was an assistant coach at SMU.
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