Wooden’s den recreated; the great, great grandchild and more

Here’s a piece i wrote on all that is happening with the John Wooden family since Wooden’s passing 10 weeks ago. UCLA will recreate his den in the Morgan Center, and Charles Riley was born on Thursday. Read all about it here:here.

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Jill Painter is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles News Group, covering everything from the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, USC, UCLA, Kings, golf and all human interest stories in sports.
  • 909Bruin

    Go to bed Jill!!!!

  • CrouchingBruin

    Nice article, Jill, thanks.

    By the way, haven’t seen anything on the Daily News about UCLA hosting the Western Regional of the NIT Preseason (NIT Season Tipoff) tournament.


  • Reformed Droog

    Haha… Nice article, Jill!

    I didn’t realize it was your article until I read the bit about the c-section. That’s when I thought – there’s NO WAY Jon wrote this… Hah!

  • Your 4th Grade English Teacher

    People would “saddle” up next to Wooden…

    Yikes…aren’t there any proffreading editors at the forum for San Fernando Valley news????

    SADDLE –
    1. a girthed usually padded and leather-covered seat for the rider of an animal (as a horse) (
    2. a part of a driving harness comparable to a saddle that is used to keep the breeching in place b : a seat to be straddled by the rider of a vehicle (as a bicycle)
    3. a device mounted as a support and often shaped to fit the object held
    4. a ridge connecting two higher elevations b : a pass in a mountain range
    5. both sides of the unsplit back of a carcass including both loins; a colored marking on the back of an animal; the rear part of a male fowl’s back extending to the tail.

    Doesn’t seem to be appropriate since horses aren’t allowed inside Pauley.

    The word that you probably were looking to use would be SIDLE

    Etymology: probably back-formation from sideling
    Intransitive verb: to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance
    Transitive verb: to cause to move or turn sideways

    Oy Vey…Sorry R.E.M., we’re not losing our religion, it’s the basics of writing/editing that’s going by the wayside!

    Jesus, Maria, y Jose!

  • Anonymous

    Nice piece Jill.
    Enjoy reading it.
    Hope to see it at the Hall of Fame soon.