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John R. Wooden Award Founder Duke Llewellyn Passes Away at 93

Worked for the LAAC for 54 Years; Leaves an Amazing Legacy in the Southern California Sports Community

LOS ANGELES—Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, the chairman and co-founder of the John R. Wooden Award, passed away early this morning at Hollenbeck Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles at the age of 93. Llewellyn was a fixture on the Southern California sports scene for more than 70 years, first as an athlete at USC, then as a U.S. military boxing champion, coach and event director, and most recently in his role guiding the John R. Wooden Award to its status as the nation’s top college basketball honor.

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John R. Wooden, The Los Angeles Athletic Club

The entire The Los Angeles Athletic Club family extends its condolences to the Wooden family. For over 35 years, we had the honor to know Coach Wooden as a loving family man and friend. To our nation, Coach has been the patriarch for all that is good in sports and a model for student-athletes, coaches and those who strive for excellence. His accomplishments as a college coach and player and his lessons on life are legendary. Today we mourn the loss of Coach Wooden and his dear friend and co-founder of the John R. Wooden Award, Richard “Duke” Llewellyn. Our prayers are with Coach Wooden’s family.

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John R. Wooden 1910-2010

UCLA’s legendary former basketball coach died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His 100th birthday would have been Oct. 14.

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A Celebration of Richard “Duke” Llewellyn’s Life

A Celebration of Richard “Duke” Llewellyn’s Life Thursday July 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Please join us for a tribute held at 3:00 pm on the Third Floor in the
Main Dining Room.

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John R. Wooden Award Finalists on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Connecticut’s Tina Charles Wins John R. Wooden Award

CONNECTICUT’S TINA CHARLES WINS JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD
College Basketball’s Top Honor Goes to a UConn Player for Second Straight Year

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Evan Turner of Ohio State wins 34th John R. Wooden Award

Evan Turner of Ohio State wins 34th John R. Wooden Award
Buckeye junior caps successful season with college basketball’s top honor

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John R. Wooden Award Finalists

Butler, Collins, Johnson, Turner, Wall, Invited to April 9 Gala Presentation in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2010) – The five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award® were announced today; all are invited to Los Angeles for the April 9 announcement of the 2010 John R. Wooden Award winner as college basketball’s player of the year, streamed live by CBS College Sports Network.

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John R. Wooden Award Committee Chooses 2010 High School Players of the Year

Southern California’s Top High School Players to be Honored at April 9 Wooden Award Gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 5, 2010) –  The John R. Wooden Award® Committee today announced the seven outstanding high school basketball players who will receive the 2010 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award: Bryce Jones, Woodland Hills Taft HS (City Section); Tyler Lamb, Santa Ana Mater Dei HS (Division I); Alex Varner, Rialto Eisenhower HS (Division II); Deonte Burton, Compton Centennial HS (Division III); Allen Crabbe, Los Angeles Price HS (Division IV); Wesley Saunders, Los Angeles Windward School (Division V); and Jon Conley, Los Angeles Ribet Academy (Division VI)

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John R. Wooden Award Continues Partnership with Special Olympics Southern California

Top College Players set to Coach Special Olympics Athletes at the Annual  Wooden Award Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Presented by Grant Thornton. Event Pairs Outstanding NCAA Basketball Players With Special Olympics Teams For A Four Team Tournament.

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