John Wooden: Untouchable record, incomparable man

Through the years, there have always been milestones in sports thought to be untouchable. Once, Lou Gehrig’s string of playing in 2,130 consecutive baseball games was on that list. Then Cal Ripken Jr. came along. Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 professional major golf championships was thought to be completely out of reach since no one else had won more than 11. The record still stands, but Tiger Woods now lurks just four behind. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak is considered sacred, but Pete Rose did get within 12 of the magic number.

There’s one men’s college basketball record, though, that not only will never be broken, the likelihood is it will never even be threatened: 10 national titles. That’s how many NCAA championships John Wooden won at UCLA.

washingtonpost.com
6/5/10