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December 13, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
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 5, 2002 | Rob Fernas
Football Coach John Robinson of Nevada Las Vegas said Monday that he would address an awkward situation that occurred Saturday, when assistant head coach John Jackson left the Rebels' game early to get to a boxing card in which he was promoting a fighter. Jackson, who earns $119,600 annually for overseeing UNLV's running game, left Sam Boyd Stadium with about three minutes left in regulation and the Rebels leading Wyoming by eight points.
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November 2, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
At the stroke of midnight, Halloween was officially over, but the basketball season for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas had only begun. Students dressed as vampires, as werewolves and as Larry Johnson's grandmother were here to start the party. And so was the new coach, Rollie Massimino, looking very Vegas indeed. They love their basketball here, really love it, and thousands have come to express their continued support.
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September 12, 2002 | T.J. Simers
If John Robinson's Nevada Las Vegas football team defeats Oregon State on Saturday, it will be the 200th victory in his professional/college career. It's not going to happen, of course, so I stopped by his office Wednesday to tell him so. I see no reason to treat him any differently than Pete Carroll and Bob Toledo.
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April 3, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
THE BIG YEAR IS HERE! --Cover of UNLV basketball yearbook, published in October Duke didn't have the Vegas idea what was happening out there. This one was the Gunfight at the Coach K corral. This one was the ambush by the guns from Glitter Gulch. This one was for every card shark, saloon gal, rustler, hustler and homesteader who has ever set foot inside the sandy city limits of Las Vegas, Nev.
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January 3, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
The Jerry Tarkanian farewell tour is under way and the trail so far has been a lonely one. No cars. No bouquets. No engraved rocking chairs. Not even an embossed set of matching towels, folded twice and dipped in water. Thursday night at Titan Gym, there was a plaque. And a handshake from Cal State Fullerton Athletic Director Bill Shumard, an old friend from their days together at Long Beach. And a brief standing ovation.
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February 3, 1990 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Nevada Las Vegas players received suspensions from Big West Commissioner Jim Haney Friday night for their roles in the brawl that occurred at the end of the Rebels' victory over Utah State Thursday at Las Vegas. Reserve center Chris Jeter, who instigated the melee, was suspended for three games, starting with UNLV's nationally televised game against North Carolina State today. Jeter also must sit out UNLV's game against San Jose State Monday and the March 1 game at Utah State.
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March 4, 1990 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For many, recruiting Pauline Jordan was simply too much trouble. Geannine, her identical twin sister, was always in the way. The two were inseparable, and to get one you had to take the other. "I didn't want to experience playing against Geannine," Pauline says. Still, interest in Pauline Jordan, a star at Pasadena Muir High, was intense enough in 1987 that many of the nation's top women's basketball programs, according to the twins, were willing to take a package deal.
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June 22, 1987 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Staff Writer
Lloyd Daniels, one of the most controversial basketball players ever to enroll at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has never played a game for the Runnin' Rebels and probably never will. Arrested in a North Las Vegas drug bust last February, Daniels, 19, has entered a three-month drug rehabilitation program and has said he hopes to play professional basketball next year.
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February 20, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
They smile at you as if they were best friends. There, on a miniature billboard inside a terminal at Las Vegas' McCarron Airport, is a publicity shot featuring President George Bush and photo-op-for-a-moment, former UNLV point guard Greg Anthony. Taken shortly after the Rebels won the 1989-90 NCAA championship, the picture is the centerpiece of an ad campaign extolling the virtues of a university short on positive images.
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March 20, 2001 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Braswell spent Monday answering his e-mail, not questions about his coaching future. "You're lucky I answered the phone," said Braswell, the Cal State Northridge basketball coach. Braswell in recent weeks has been besieged by inquiries, professional and personal, after leading Northridge to its first NCAA tournament appearance.
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March 6, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to introduce Rick Pitino as the new Nevada Las Vegas men's basketball coach this week were scrapped after Pitino surprisingly pulled his name from consideration late Sunday night. A former booster who was close to the "unofficial" negotiations said UNLV President Carol Harter and Athletic Director Charles Cavagnaro bungled the deal. "We had the wrong people negotiating for us and representing us in this situation," said the booster, who wished to remain anonymous.
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January 13, 2001 | Bloomberg News
The Nevada Las Vegas basketball program would join the nation's elite within two years if Rick Pitino becomes the team's coach, said Jerry Tarkanian, the school's former coach, said. "He'd be a great, great choice," said Tarkanian, who coaches Fresno State. "They'd be right up there with the best of them in two years." Pitino resigned Monday as president and coach of the Boston Celtics.
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December 22, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This place invites mischief. Read the travel brochures. The NCAA investigates any hint of mischief. Read the rule book. Inevitably, the watchdog turns its attention to the team in the town of temptation. Read the help-wanted ads. Bill Bayno was fired last week as basketball coach at Nevada Las Vegas amid mischief aplenty, joining Jerry Tarkanian and Rollie Massimino as Sin City casualties.
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December 21, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is just another bowl game, a relative bottom-feeder among the 25 now available for public consumption, yet tonight's Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium finds Coach John Robinson paraphrasing Charles Dickens. "It's the best of times," Robinson boasted at the Las Vegas Bowl kickoff news conference. Not necessarily the best of teams, mind you.
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October 27, 2000 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two years have passed since Jason Thomas left USC, a blue-chip recruit demoted to third-string quarterback, convinced he would never get a chance to play. Now, when he watches the Trojans on television, he sees his former team losing. He sees the quarterback, Carson Palmer, struggling and wonders if he should have stuck around. "It's natural to wonder," he said. "But no matter what decision you make, you have to live with it." And life has been good lately.
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June 16, 1992
Two former El Dorado High School baseball standouts have signed professional contracts, El Dorado Coach Steve Gullotti said Monday. Jay Hassel, a right-handed pitcher, signed with the Chicago Cubs. He is on his way to the Cubs' Class-A team in Huntington, Va. Hassel played at San Diego State this spring and at Rancho Santiago for two seasons before that. Kevin Schula, a catcher who played at Oklahoma this spring, signed with the Atlanta Braves.
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March 14, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happened the other night. Baby-faced Gary Kane, a freshman guard who has one of those "Up With People" smiles and actually drives home on most weekends just to eat his mom's cooking, had a vision. Or was it a nightmare? While reading a chapter on Japanese economics, Kane turned the page and suddenly, there he was. Anderson Hunt. That would be the same Anderson Hunt who plays guard for No. 1-ranked and undefeated Nevada Las Vegas.
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January 13, 2000
Mater Dei linebacker/fullback Tyler Kruse has committed to Nevada Las Vegas, Monarch Coach Bruce Rollinson said Wednesday. Kruse, who played three seasons at Fountain Valley before transferring to Mater Dei, was a Times first-team all-county selection last season. Kruse accounted for 79 solo tackles, seven sacks and eight tackles for losses for the Monarchs, who shared the Southern Section Division I title with Long Beach Poly.
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August 27, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
News flash: Charismatic, past-his-prime, snack-loving celebrity with sideburns chooses desert oasis to revive career. Hey, it worked for Elvis, why not John Robinson? Viva Las Rebels. At first, the Dec. 3 announcement that Robinson had accepted the football coaching position at the University of Nevada Las Vegas struck many as absurd. But the more you chewed on it, as Robinson had, the more you realized: No, wait, this was perfect. Where else but Vegas?
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