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February 21, 1992
Nevada-Las Vegas in the NCAA tournament? Jerry Tarkanian back for another season as coach?In the troubled, topsy-turvy world of UNLV basketball, where lawyers have become major players and courts have a double meaning, nothing is impossible.One lawyer says Tarkanian may withdraw the resignation he submitted last June after three of his former players were pictured with convicted sports fixer Richard Perry.Another says UNLV players voted 8-2 to challenge an NCAA ruling banning this year's club from postseason play.
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By Knight- Ridder | June 26, 1991
Once again, the Shark's in hot water and he's boiling mad. The latest Jerry Tarkanian controversy is over freebies to Nevada-Las Vegas basketball games, and once again, it involves Richard "Richie the Fixer" Perry.But this time it is not Tarkanian's lifelong enemy, the NCAA, that is after what's left of his scalp, it's the local authorities -- Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa.A spokesman for Del Papa said the attorney general's office would meet with the University of Nevada's board of regents tomorrow to report the findings of an investigation that began in October.
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By Kevin B. Howell and Kevin B. Howell,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2000
Every path Frank McQueen has traveled in his basketball career has seemed to have a detour sign. As one of the top players in the National Rookie League, McQueen averages 30 points off the bench for the Baltimore Blaze. The stats are impressive, but his former coaches think his perseverance is even more remarkable. "Considering where he's come from, I'm impressed that he's sticking with it," said George Tarkanian, who recruited McQueen to play at Chaffey College in Cucamonga, Calif. McQueen grew up in Landover, where his mother kicked him out the house at the age of 14. He lived with friends and spent most of his free time on the basketball court, where most of his mentors and parental figures came from.
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By Mike Bruton and Mike Bruton,Knight-Ridder | June 27, 1991
NEW YORK -- Jerry Tarkanian stood, misty-eyed, in the midst of three of his former players.Tarkanian, the controversial coach of the Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels, was beaming like a proud father because those three players -- Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony -- were among the first 12 players selected last night in the NBA draft."
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By Skip Myslenski and Skip Myslenski,Chicago Tribune | February 27, 1992
CHICAGO -- The trip for which he was packing, the one to Fresno State for a game with the Bulldogs today, long had been advertised as the last he would take as the coach of Nevada-Las Vegas. But now the circumstances were altered considerably, and Jerry Tarkanian once more was engaged in battle.This one seeks to keep him on the job for another season, to rescind the agreement he signed last June that obliges him to step down at this season's end.This battle arose after reports alleged the FBI was looking into possible point shaving by some of last year's Rebels; already his attorney had delivered a letter to UNLV President Robert Maxson declaring Tarkanian's intentions.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 17, 1991
TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was only 10 minutes after top-seeded Nevada-Las Vegas had claimed Montana as its 42nd straight victim, 99-65, that someone was trying to build a case for the Georgetown Hoyas as possible giant-killers in this afternoon's West Regional second-round matchup at the University of Arizona's McKale Center.UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, aiming for a second straight titl before facing NCAA sanctions next season, was reminded that he has yet to beat the Hoyas and coach John Thompson in five encounters.
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By Danny Robbins and Danny Robbins,Los Angeles Times | October 3, 1990
The NCAA Committee on Infractions will meet later this month to consider new information that could cause the body to alter its ruling barring the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from defending its NCAA basketball title.The committee announced on July 20 that UNLV will be ineligible for postseason competition after the 1990-91 basketball season as a final penalty stemming from the infractions case that caused UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian to take the NCAA to court 13 years ago.Immediately after the ruling was announced, UNLV president Robert Maxson said the school would appeal, and its appeal and the Committee on Infractions' response were scheduled to be heard by the NCAA Council's Division I Steering Committee during the council's meeting next week in Kansas City, Mo.However, the matter will not be heard by the council because of a request by UNLV officials to present unspecified new information to the Committee on Infractions, D. Alan Williams, the chairman of the six-member committee, said yesterday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | March 29, 1991
Like him or loathe him, you must say this for Jerry Tarkanian: He has done it his way. Right or wrong, he has marched to his own drummer.Beat the NCAA system? Like a dog. Evade his punishment? For 13 artful years. Put together a championship basketball team? As well as anyone has for a long, long time.Tarkanian's calling card will be on display at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis this weekend. It is the best basketball team in the country, Nevada-Las Vegas' unbeaten Rebels, who are about to run right past Duke and North Carolina or Kansas into the history books.
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By Kevin B. Howell and Kevin B. Howell,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2000
Every path Frank McQueen has traveled in his basketball career has seemed to have a detour sign. As one of the top players in the National Rookie League, McQueen averages 30 points off the bench for the Baltimore Blaze. The stats are impressive, but his former coaches think his perseverance is even more remarkable. "Considering where he's come from, I'm impressed that he's sticking with it," said George Tarkanian, who recruited McQueen to play at Chaffey College in Cucamonga, Calif. McQueen grew up in Landover, where his mother kicked him out the house at the age of 14. He lived with friends and spent most of his free time on the basketball court, where most of his mentors and parental figures came from.
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By Boston Globe | February 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- If you were certain that you hadn't been caught in some time warp and beamed out here from the Starship Enterprise, you would swear it was 1973 instead of 1993 in this oasis of glitter where the high rollers keep arriving by the planeload each weekend looking for quick scores.Take The Strip, still a neon marvel of hotels, casinos and entertainers. But Debbie Reynolds and Tom Jones as headliners? Please. Hang a left at the convention center and pull into Piero's, a high-priced throwback to the days of excess where you can drop a C note for dinner for two without even stuffing yourself, and you will find The Tark still holding court in the center of the room, just like the days when he was the main act in town.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 1, 1992
When this NBA season was less than two weeks old, Jerry Tarkanian, the basset-eyed, bald-headed new coach of the San Antonio Spurs, already had lost half as many games as he did during his last three seasons at Nevada-Las Vegas, where his Runnin' Rebels were 95-8 and won the NCAA title in 1990.The waters of the pro game were unchartered for "The Shark." Before the season began, he panicked slightly when two of his key players -- forward Terry Cummings and all-purpose guard Willie Anderson -- were sidelined with major injuries.
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By Scott Howard-Cooper and Scott Howard-Cooper,Los Angeles Times | April 16, 1992
Jerry Tarkanian, 61 years old and ready for another challenge, left 32 years of college basketball behind for the NBA yesterday, when he became coach of the San Antonio Spurs.Tarkanian, best known for a 19-year stint at Nevada-Las Vegas that resulted in the best winning percentage in college basketball and numerous brushes with the NCAA, will take over at the end of the season. That means Bob Bass, the Spurs' vice president of basketball operations, will continue as interim coach through the playoffs, though Tarkanian is expected to help out."
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By Stan Hochman and Stan Hochman,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 12, 1992
Remember that Indiana team that won the 1987 NCAA championship game on a bucket by Keith Smart? Beat a Syracuse team that had Derrick Coleman and Sherman Douglas and Rony Seikaly?Nudged UNLV in the semifinal game, a Runnin' Rebel team that featured Fred Banks and Jarvis Basnight and Armon "Hammer" Gilliam?So, for $10 and an autographed photo of Jimmy the Greek, which team graduated more players? The Indiana crew-cuts coached by the snow-pure Bobby Knight . . . or the UNLV rabble coached by the notorious Jerry Tarkanian?
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By Gene Wojciechowski and Gene Wojciechowski,Los Angeles Times | March 4, 1992
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- On a evening when he could have used one of his world-famous white towels to dab away the tears, an emotional coach Jerry Tarkanian said a reluctant goodbye to UNLV basketball.The words, of course, didn't come as easily as the Runnin' Rebels' 65-53 victory against Utah State last night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Standing at center court afterward, doused in a spotlight, showered with farewell gifts and the heartfelt applause of 18,944 spectators, Tarkanian was asked to address the first and only sellout crowd of the season.
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By Skip Myslenski and Skip Myslenski,Chicago Tribune | February 27, 1992
CHICAGO -- The trip for which he was packing, the one to Fresno State for a game with the Bulldogs today, long had been advertised as the last he would take as the coach of Nevada-Las Vegas. But now the circumstances were altered considerably, and Jerry Tarkanian once more was engaged in battle.This one seeks to keep him on the job for another season, to rescind the agreement he signed last June that obliges him to step down at this season's end.This battle arose after reports alleged the FBI was looking into possible point shaving by some of last year's Rebels; already his attorney had delivered a letter to UNLV President Robert Maxson declaring Tarkanian's intentions.
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June 7, 1991
Tarkanian reportedly to quit after seasonJerry Tarkanian, whose 18 years at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas have been marked by highly successful teams and continuing investigations by the collegiate authorities, expected to announce today that he will coach the basketball team for one more season and then resign.Although Tarkanian has two more years left on his contract, the Las Vegas Sun, citing unnamed sources, said the university will not be required to buy out the final year of the contract.
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By Skip Myslenski and Skip Myslenski,Chicago Tribune | November 30, 1990
It took him 13 years, but Nevada-Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian finally won one from the NCAA. As a result, his Rebels are now eligible to defend the national title they so impressively won last April.That news came in a report from the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which just last July -- acting on a case that stretched back to 1977 -- prohibited Vegas from postseason play in 1991. In yesterday's landmark reversal, it agreed to permit UNLV to play in next spring's tourney if the school accepted one of two alternative penalties.
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February 21, 1992
Nevada-Las Vegas in the NCAA tournament? Jerry Tarkanian back for another season as coach?In the troubled, topsy-turvy world of UNLV basketball, where lawyers have become major players and courts have a double meaning, nothing is impossible.One lawyer says Tarkanian may withdraw the resignation he submitted last June after three of his former players were pictured with convicted sports fixer Richard Perry.Another says UNLV players voted 8-2 to challenge an NCAA ruling banning this year's club from postseason play.
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By Mike Bruton and Mike Bruton,Knight-Ridder | June 27, 1991
NEW YORK -- Jerry Tarkanian stood, misty-eyed, in the midst of three of his former players.Tarkanian, the controversial coach of the Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels, was beaming like a proud father because those three players -- Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony -- were among the first 12 players selected last night in the NBA draft."
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