The college basketball season is a grind, for so long beginning with a practice on Oct. 15 and, for those teams competent enough to qualify for a postseason tournament, not ending until the calendar had passed into March and the madness had commenced.
Reggie Theus was fighting back the tears. Greg Anthony wasn’t so lucky. He needed a handkerchief.
The final steps of Jerry Tarkanian’s amazing basketball journey were hard to make. But he managed to make them nonetheless.
For years, Jerry Tarkanian never gave it much thought. He figured what was the point?
In 1975, Rick Pitino was a year out of college, working as a graduate assistant coach, making $13,000 a year and sharing a Honolulu apartment with five other guys. But part of that life was crossing paths with well-known, established college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.
A billboard on I-215 near Buffalo has Lon Kruger back at the helm of the Rebels basketball program, which must be a shock to Dave Rice, who has coached the team since Kruger left for Oklahoma in 2011.