Former longtime scorekeeper dies at 89

Michael Marienthal, a former scorer for UCLA men’s basketball, passed away due to heart issues on Wednesday. He was 89. A former Marine, Marienthal retired from the scorekeeper’s table in 1996 after serving for 50 years. He witnessed all 11 of the Bruins’ national championships and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in 1990.

Marienthal also played football at UCLA and was part of the school’s first Rose Bowl Game appearance in 1943. He then joined the Marines in the midst of World War II, losing his left leg in Okinawa in 1945. Continue reading

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