Jerry Tarkanian stories in the SI Vault

The Shark Gets A Ruling With Bite By Rick Telander, October 10, 1977 Suspended for recruiting violations, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian went to court and won reinstatement in a decision so severely critical of the NCAA that its powers are now threatened.

Rebel With A Cause By Pete Dexter, December 8, 1986 Jerry Tarkanian, Nevada?Las Vegas's combative basketball coach, won't let the NCAA or any of his other detractors alter his controversial ways.

Throw in the Towel, Tark By Curry Kirkpatrick, November 19, 1990 It's time for UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian to step aside.

Bloody Shark Attack By Alexander Wolff, March 9, 1992 Jerry Tarkanian's attempt to unresign has provoked vicious backbiting in Vegas.

Just Deserts In The Desert By Rick Telander, March 9, 1992 UNLV sold its soul for basketball glory, and Jerry Tarkanian is holding the school to the deal.

Shark Sighting By William Nack, February 19, 1996 Jerry Tarkanian has surfaced after three years out of coaching, and he's got his old school, Fresno State, back in the hunt.

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