March 6, 1994 |
Who says they don't make sagas like they used to? Have you seen the one percolating in the desert lately? Bright lights . . . greed . . . jealousy . . . parade permits--they're all here. Consider: The basketball coach looks as if the Thomas & Mack Arena is strapped to his shoulders. The school president, fresh from his job interview at Long Beach State, suddenly is very excited about the wonders of the Cal State university system. The towel-sucking ex-coach has his own call-in radio show.
June 8, 1991 |
In an apparent compromise worked out between Jerry Tarkanian and University of Nevada Las Vegas officials, Tarkanian will spend one more season as UNLV's basketball coach before leaving the job he has held through nearly two decades of triumph and turmoil. Tarkanian's plans were announced Friday after two days of talks between Tarkanian and university President Robert Maxson.
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January 12, 1998 |
Welcome to the Robert Maxson Show. Not the weekly one the president of Cal State Long Beach presents on local cable television. That's way too restrained. This is real time, beginning when the 61-year-old Maxson's internal motor starts running--the moment he awakes. Like a revved-up talk show host, the Arkansas-born president high-fives his way across campus, grinning, waving, pouring on the Southern charm.
March 9, 1992 |
From the roof of the humanities building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, you can look out over the desert and envision two cities: the seedy, glitzy old Vegas of Bugsy Siegel's days, and the proud, important new Las Vegas that city boosters say is already taking shape. This seven-story building, which houses the administration offices, is also the epicenter of a rumble that some citizens--with typical Vegas hype--think might shake this city of 700,000 back into desert dust.
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October 28, 2005 |
F. King Alexander, the 42-year-old leader of Murray State University in Kentucky, was chosen Thursday to become the sixth president of Cal State Long Beach. Alexander, who has headed Murray State since succeeding his father, Kern Alexander, in the job four years ago, will replace Robert C. Maxson, 69. Maxson announced in February that he planned to step down this year after 11 years at the helm of the university.
September 22, 1994 |
It's a few days into the fall semester on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, and clearly there are a lot of kinks that need to be worked out. A few surly, last-minute enrollees stand in line at the Administration Building, waiting to pay fees that are up 10% this year. Motorists glumly circle the campus, looking for somewhere--anywhere--to park. Here and there, students loll under towering eucalyptus trees, griping about overcrowded classrooms.
December 13, 1988 |
The Supreme Court, in a key ruling supporting the enforcement powers of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., ruled Monday that the organization may force Nevada Las Vegas to suspend its highly successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, for recruiting violations and other irregularities. On a 5-4 vote, the high court said that the NCAA does not have to follow the same constitutional guidelines that cover government agencies in investigating violations of regulations.
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November 21, 2005 |
Robert C. Maxson was an embattled president when he stepped down from the helm of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, in 1994. He was still drawing criticism over his long-running feud with the hugely controversial but extremely successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, whom he ousted two years earlier. Today, the story is vastly different.