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UCLA Wants Boise State’s Petersen

Boise State's Chris Petersen will be the first coach UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero will approach about the Bruins' football job, according to influential people with knowledge of the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Guerrero, who on Monday announced the firing of Rick Neuheisel, is expected to make a trip to Boise to meet with Petersen. UCLA is believed to be able to offer a contract worth more than $3 million annually that includes donations from boosters. Plans to refurbish the Bruins’ practice facility and a commitment of about $2 million for assistant coaches are expected to be part of the package, accord to one person close to the situation/Los Angeles Times. More here. (Charlie Litchfield's Idaho Press-Tribune photo: Boise State head coach Chris Petersen and Kellen Moore (11) talk with an official during the TCU game.)

Question: Can Boise State keep winning without Petersen?

AM Headlines: Lady Zags Face UCLA

No. 11 Gonzaga's Janelle Bekkering, left, fights for a loose ball on the floor during first-half action Saturday. Gonzaga beat No. 6 Iowa in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament and now will face No. 3 seed UCLA tonight in the Kennel. See story below. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson)

John Wooden, UCLA Coach, 99, RIP

In this Dec. 9, 2005, file photo, Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden poses for a picture after a news conference in Anaheim, Calif., about Saturday’s Wooden Classic basketball tournament. Wooden, college basketball’s gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. New York Times story here. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Question: Besides the wins and NCAA championships, what set John Wooden apart as a giant among college basketball coaches? Is there anyone comparable today?

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