UCLA Basketball Players Fought Each Other Long Before Ben HowlandS

The year was 1945, and John Wooden was still in the Navy. It would be three more years before he took over in Westwood, but the UCLA Bruins under coach Wilbur Johns were already using revolutionary training methods.

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