Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian dies in Vegas

...doing during long practices when he could not stop to go to a drinking fountain.Some things to remember about the basketball coach who turned UNLV into a national brand:THE TOWEL: Tarkanian was known for chewing on towels during games, a habit...
Will Indiana law force 2016 women's Final Four to relocate?

...Safety.Already, some have said they won't attend this year's Final Four.University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie and his staff will not be attending the National Association of Basketball Coaches convention in Indianapolis...
Pure Sole: Running And Talking

...buddy's snowmachine. We were both removed from the team.Thus, we had to run even more miles as punishment by the basketball coach, principal, athletic director and the parents of the boy who owned the snowmachine. It seems that five runners...
Today in sports history for Thursday, Feb.26

...overtakes Austria's Renate Goetschl for the record.2013 - C. Vivian Stringer becomes the fourth women's college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as Rutgers cruises past South Florida 68-56.
Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 22

...possible, 9 and 8, during the first round of the Match Play Championship.2006 - Gene Bess becomes the first college basketball coach to win 1,000 games when Three Rivers Community College beat Forest Park 77-60.2007 - Dallas beats Miami 112-100...
Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 1

...and 2008-09. No one else had won more than three NFL MVP awards.2014 - Oregon Institute of Technology men's basketball coach Danny Miles becomes the second men's coach at a four-year program to reach 1,000 career wins with a 71-51...
Talking with Ketchikan's King, John Brown

...10,000 to travel up there and you could be out in one game," he said.Former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball coach George Houston, then a JDHS junior player, remembered the Crimson Bears leading the Kings by seven points at halftime...
Today in sports history for Monday, March 2

...reach 700 wins when Connecticut beats Georgetown 83-64.2005 - Bob Knight becomes the third Division I men's basketball coach to win 850 games as Texas Tech beat Baylor 72-66.2007 - Center Dikembe Mutombo is the first 40-year-old in...
Tales of Tarkanian, a coach who stood up to the NCAA

...colorful recruiting ways, which eventually did him in at UNLV, Tarkanian didn't always get his complete due as a basketball coach, for the four Final Fours and winning the 1990 NCAA title. He didn't make it into the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
Today in sports history for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2015

...sets were introduced into Grand Slam events in 1971.2003 - Texas coach Jody Conradt becomes the second women's basketball coach to win 800 games, when the Longhorns beat Texas Tech 69-58.2004 - The Los Angeles Lakers lose in Dallas 106-87...


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