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    Tarkanian Honored at Public Memorial Service

    By Danny Webster

    It was such a fitting tribute for a Las Vegas icon, even Frank Sinatra was there. Yes, he was an impersonator, but the rest of Sunday afternoon’s memorial service was authentic, as UNLV fans, former players and family gathered inside the Thomas & Mack Center to honor legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian. “Coach was the type […]

  • Legends

    The Once & Future Rebels

    By Greg Blake Miller

    This story originally appeared in the April 7, 2011 edition of Vegas Seven. When Jerry Tarkanian arrived at the Indianapolis Hoosier Dome on March 30, 1991, for an NCAA semifinal game against Duke, he brought with him a seemingly invincible Rebel basketball team, the memory of the previous year’s title-game thrashing of the Blue Devils […]

  • Legends

    The Rebel Alliance

    By Greg Blake Miller

    Anderson Hunt dropped 36 points on the Soviet National Team. Gorbachev did not intervene. The Berlin Wall fell. Maybe it’s age: The newsreel of that autumn is full of strange jump-cuts and garbled headlines and conspiracy theories from the pages of Lewis Carroll. It is, of course, unlikely that the Soviet team’s visit to America’s […]

  • Oral History

    An Oral History of Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV

    By Mike Grimala

    Ready for Christmas in April? Vegas Seven writer and RunRebs.com senior editor Sean DeFrank spent the better part of the season putting together an oral history of Jerry Tarkanian’s tenure at UNLV, and the story is online now over at VegasSeven.com. If you love UNLV basketball (or like UNLV basketball, or tolerate UNLV basketball, or […]

  • UNLV’s Forgotten Legend

    By Sean DeFrank

    Earl Evans isn’t among the most celebrated UNLV basketball players of all time, but he was one of the most gifted. Unfortunately, his achievements never came close to matching his potential as injuries derailed his professional career. His life ended too soon as well, as Evans died Christmas Eve in Edmond, Okla., at the age […]

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