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Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies
Feb. 11, 2015
The legendary coach brought the Runnin’ Rebels to national prominence and ignited enthusiasm throughout the community. He died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

Tark on Top
Jan. 22, 2015
The NCAA named UNLV's statue of legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian the best statue in the nation in this video feature.

The Ghost Chair
June 25, 2013
Like many a coach, Jerry Tarkanian had some quirks in his gameday routine. The UNLV Alumni Association is capturing a couple of them in a bronze statue to be installed this fall.

Alumni Association Announces Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project
May 1, 2013
The former Runnin' Rebel coach will be honored with a statue on campus and scholarship program in his name.

Tark: Catching Up with the Legendary Coach
Nov. 12, 2010
Congratulations to Jerry Tarkanian, the newest member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

UNLV to Honor Coach Jerry Tarkanian
Aug. 8, 2005
Thomas & Mack Center Court to Be Named for Pioneer Architect of the Runnin’ Rebels Tradition

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Jerry Tarkanian's loyalty lasts a lifetime
Sept. 3, 2013
Jerry Tarkanian is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his innovative style, his transformative program at UNLV and his overall dominance for long stretches of his wildly successful career.

Jerry Tarkanian: His defining moments
Sept. 3, 2013
The good, the bad, the ugly ... here's a look at 10 defining moments in the career of Jerry Tarkanian.

Jerry Tarkanian: His top 10 players
Sept. 3, 2013
As part of our Hall of Fame week celebrations, I'm ranking the 10 best players of Jerry Tarkanian's coaching career. (Check back during the week for other similar lists.) As you might expect, most of them played for Tark at UNLV. But one did not.

Jerry Tarkanian: His coaching tree
Sept. 3, 2013
Jerry Tarkanian’s coaching tenure was filled with both bliss and controversy. But the drama doesn’t outweigh the facts about his decorated coaching career, including a prestigious reign at UNLV. He led the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and the 1990 national title. He also took three different schools to the NCAA tournament.

Las Vegas Sun

Jerry Tarkanian, now a Hall of Famer, still a fighter
Sept. 8, 2013
Jerry Tarkanian arrived today at the steps leading into Symphony Hall with the help of a rolling walker for his long-overdue induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Jerry Tarkanian steals the show at Hall of Fame festivities
Sept. 7, 2013
When Jerry Tarkanian’s family arrived today at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the former UNLV basketball coach’s many grandchildren in attendance had a suggestion.

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