Episode 23 – Jerry “Tark the Shark” Tarkanian

In Episode 23, special guest, Davis Craig and Jack discuss the life of Jerry Tarkanian. He became one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, but had many of those wins vacated due to alleged NCAA violations. He helped change the consideration that major schools gave to African American players and junior college players. He also sucked on a wet towel during games….. which is strange. TAKE A LISTEN TO EPISODE 23 HERE.



  1. “Runnin’ Rebel: Shark Tales of “Extra Benefits”, Frank Sinatra and Winning it All” By Jerry Tarkanian: https://books.google.com/books?id=-kDIYifQm24C&pg=PP4&lpg=PP4&dq=Jerry+Tarkanian+biography&source=bl&ots=or33oiIBJo&sig=mL2YUit338eDvEAdyUKJQaSJTXM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDxtz4ibvZAhWwwFkKHe6HDg04ChDoAQhAMAU#v=onepage&q=Jerry%20Tarkanian%20biography&f=false
  2. Jerry Tarkanian Biography, UNLV website: https://www.unlv.edu/tark/bio
  3. Four-Time CCCAA State Champion, Jerry Tarkanian, Passes at 84: http://cccaasports.org/sports/mbkb/2014-15/releases/20150211ecxo4b
  4. Jerry Tarkanian britannica biography: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jerry-Tarkanian
  5. NPR – “The Shark has died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian was 84”: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/02/11/385479698/-the-shark-has-died-coach-jerry-tarkanian-was-84
  6. Jerry Tarkanian Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Tarkanian
  7. Basketball: A biographical Dictionary, David L. Porter: https://books.google.com/books?id=DDO3sdV6ytsC&pg=PA466&lpg=PA466&dq=Pasadena+City+College+1967+basketball+seasons&source=bl&ots=qaBtaBG9PN&sig=irgkb7eh5TefgTbSpG3CFbEsZ2k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj81LT5lcTZAhURjlkKHfNRAvsQ6AEIbTAG#v=onepage&q=Pasadena%20City%20College%201967%20basketball%20seasons&f=false
  8. Bobby Rule Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Rule
  9. Long Beach State, Sports Reference: https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/long-beach-state/1971.html
  10. John Trapp wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Trapp_(basketball)

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