Wooden benefitted from a small NCAA pool and a much less competitive NCAA basketball in general to also paying players and systematic cheating to accomplish those things. Maybe the biggest cheater in NCAA history that for some reason no one likes to talk about.
Ask OSU grad and national champion Bobby Knight. Or just Google it.
Wooden was very crooked , he won but he didnt actually play by the book as they say . He was probably the least high character coach of all time.
care to provide your anecdotal evidence?
Here you go
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
Like the one poster said , google it. Start with Sam Gilbert
Bobby Knight quote "Personally, I liked John as a person, but it isn't just John, it's a whole UCLA approach to recruiting," Knight added. "I think John was called in and told he didn't have to worry about recruiting, that they had people that would take care of that for him."
hardly paints him as low character. so do you have something to add?
From literally the same interview:
"I have a lot of respect for Wooden as a coach, how he coached," Knight said. "He was a good coach. But from then on, and I don't mind saying it, I don't respect Wooden, because he allowed Sam Gilbert to do whatever it took to recruit kids"
lol so then lets crucify woody too because of the friends of the program taking care of recruits. it happened everywhere then and it happens to a smaller degree now due to the transparency of our time.
id imagine if you dug up wooden, resurrected him and asked if he respected bobby knight he might have something to say about coaches assaulting their players.
im not defending UCLA but Wooden by all accounts was a good man, thats the issue with his comment.
He's being crucified because he cheated. A lot. That doesn't mean he's not a good man, but when it comes to his legacy "high character" is not a phrase that should be associated with John Wooden because he was a rampant cheater. Character is more than just being a good man, you also have to do things the right way to get that distinction. Wooden didn't, full stop.
Logamaniac, you summarized the situation perfectly re athletic boosters back then.
UCONN women's basketball has been on a 20 year dynasty run.
NCAA Tournament champions
1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
ya they just dropped to #5 and its like the world is ending, this is the correct answer.
I happen to follow UConn women’s hoops and have great respect for what Geno built from scratch and has maintained. Having said that, I just feel that the level of competition was tougher for UCLA back then than it has been for a UConn for virtually all of this tremendous run of titles and Final Fours.
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Synchronized Swimming became an official NCAA sport in 1977. In the 42 seasons since then, Ohio State's synchronized swim team has won 31 national championships.
While I'm happy with all the titles, aren't there only like 5 schools that have synconized swimming teams?
Can you ever not have a shitty negative spin on something Ohio State does that's great?
That's how winners play. We convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.
According to this there are four varsity teams: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-synchronized-swimming/collegiate
And I count 27 "club" teams.
You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.
Ohio State Synchronized Swimming, 1977-Present, 31 National Titles in 41 years.
Edit: Teddy beat me by 21 seconds
The NYYC held the America's cup 132 years.
The United States in Undefeated in World Wars since 1914.
0-1 vs the Viet Cong though.
Viet-Cong is also a pretty good dynasty, they play the underdog role pretty well.
BrutusB could you be a bigger
New York Yankees-1947-1953. Six World Series and five in a row 49-53. 48 was the Indians. Growing up a Indian fan I disliked them then and still do.
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PL...and then World Champions again in 56,58 and 61 and 62 --the Mantle era. That is 10 titles in 15 yrs with three more Series runnerups. Not really a Yankee fan but early 60's was when I started paying attention and collecting baseball and football cards.
You want dominant.....my wife....beats me into submission every time. She's never lost an argument. Undefeated and still going strong.
Tough to answer because of all the factors at play. The Montreal Canadiens made the Cup Finals 10-straight years 1951-60, winning 6 of 8 at one point...but that means the were the best of just 6 teams in the NHL at that time. There's also a recent bias. Alabama's current run of 5 titles in 10 years is almost unreal - but the mighty Gophers of Minnesota won 5 of 8 between 1934 and 1941. Would the 30s-era Gophers win as many with a playoff system though? Who knows. Then there's the relevancy factor. Everyone knows the Yankees won a boatload of World Series titles in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and early 60s, but few know the UNC women's soccer team won 22 National Titles between 1979 and 2012.
So sticking to the 4 major US sports and college football and men's basketball - still tough to answer but my top picks:
1. 1936-1964 Yankees - 22 out of 29 possible A.L. pennants and 16 World Series Championships.
2. 1957-1988 Celtics - 22 out of 32 division titles, 19 NBA Finals, 16 NBA Championships.
3. 2001-current Patriots - 16 out of 18 division titles, 9 AFC Championships, 6 NFL Championships.
4. 1964-1975 UCLA Bruins men's basketball - 11 out of 12 Final Fours, 10 out of 12 National Championships.
Ohio State men's swimming team has won 11 National Titles.
The best Dynasty was the 80s one. It gave us Heather Locklear...