July 26, 2010

Jerry Tarkanian stories in the SI Vault

The Shark Gets A Ruling With BiteBy Rick Telander, October 10, 1977Suspended 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 CauseBy Pete Dexter, December 8, 1986Jerry 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, TarkBy Curry Kirkpatrick, November 19, 1990It's time for UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian to step aside.

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

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

Shark SightingBy William Nack, February 19, 1996Jerry 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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