UCLA: John Wooden suffering from dehydration

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Former UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden looks on during the John R. Wooden Classic match between the UCLA Bruins and the De Paul Blue Demons at Honda Center on December 13, 2008 in Anaheim, California.

UCLA officials say Hall of Famer John Wooden has been in the hospital since May 26 due to dehydration but would not confirm media reports that he is in grave condition.

Updated 10:35 a.m.

The university said in an e-mail Friday morning that the 99-year-old former UCLA basketball coach spent a peaceful night at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and is resting comfortably.

Former UCLA star Bill Walton said Thursday that he visited with Wooden at the hospital two days earlier but declined to comment on Wooden's condition.

Los Angeles television station KCAL and the Los Angeles Times first reported that Wooden was in grave condition.

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