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UCLA remembers past, moves ahead

School honors its tradition through Pauley renovation and Wooden statue

Updated: October 27, 2012, 1:07 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The statue itself is a few feet taller than the man. And yet 8 feet of bronze hardly seems enough to celebrate the life and career of John Wooden.

Even as his body grew frail in his last years, Wooden cast a towering presence in Westwood. His words were teachings to live by, his record as a coach set an impossible standard of excellence.

For the past 37 years, UCLA has lived in that beautiful shadow. Defined by its glorious past, by Wooden and his legacy; always trying ...

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