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The Road To The 1977 Final Four

The Road To The 1977 Final Four

The 1977 Final Four was the year Al McGuire rode into retirement in a blaze of glory with the Marquette Warriors. It was also a year when Jerry Tarkanian made his first appearance on college

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1990 UNLV Basketball Gets Tark The Shark His First Ring

1990 UNLV Basketball Gets Tark The Shark His First Ring

Jerry Tarkanian, head basketball coach at UNLV, was a character seemingly straight out of Damon Runyon, right down to his “Tark The Shark” nickname. Tark had been chasing college basketball nirvana for a long time.

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