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UCLA plans to honor John Wooden at graduation ceremony

June 8, 2010 | 11:19 am

Wooden_200 A week after John Wooden died at age 99, UCLA's class of 2010 will remember the legendary Bruins basketball coach with a special tribute at Friday's graduation ceremony.

Student-athletes and other scholars representing the class will carry 99 blue-and-gold flags into the College of Letters and Science ceremony, and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will speak about Wooden's legacy, the university said Tuesday.

About 4,500 students are expected to participate in the ceremony at Drake Stadium.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: John Wooden in 2009. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images