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The Associated Press | November 22, 2014

UCLA honors Robinson, retires No. 42 for all teams

PASADENA, Calif. -- UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete's iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams.

The school announced the honor Saturday night during the Bruins' football game against Southern California.

Robinson played baseball, basketball and football and ran track at UCLA from 1939-41 before breaking baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The No. 42 was painted on the Rose Bowl turf.

Although Robinson wore No. 28 as a UCLA football player, the school chose his historic Dodgers number for the program-wide honor.

UCLA is honoring the 75th anniversary of Robinson's arrival on campus. On Friday, the school collectively named 22 sports facilities the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex.

Three UCLA athletes who currently wear No. 42 will continue to wear it until they graduate.

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