Tark Night Features Jersey Retirement, Alumni Game
Jerry Tarkanian will be back at Fresno State on March 1 for a special evening celebrating Bulldog Basketball.
Jerry Tarkanian will be back at Fresno State on March 1 for a special evening celebrating Bulldog Basketball.

Feb. 13, 2014

By Stephen Trembley

FRESNO, Calif. --- Fresno State will honor one of its coaching legends - Jerry Tarkanian - on March 1 at 7:05 p.m. at the Save Mart Center.

The return of the Bulldog legend will take place when the Fresno State men's basketball team plays its final regular season home game - hosting the San Diego State Aztecs before a national television audience on CBS Sports Network. The first 3,000 fans will get a special limited edition Tark Towel with 1,000 more given away throughout the game.

During the evening, Fresno State will retire Tarkanian's jersey and also host an alumni game and ceremony for the Bulldogs' two seniors - Tyler Johnson and Allen Huddleston.

Tarkanian, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September, played at Fresno State from 1954-55 and later coached for the Bulldogs from 1995-02.

"Jerry Tarkanian is one of the true legends in the coaching profession," current Fresno State head men's basketball coach Rodney Terry said. "He has been successful at so many different levels in college basketball and his induction to the Hall of Fame is yet another accomplishment in Coach Tarkanian's illustrious career."

Tarkanian led Fresno State to the postseason in each of his seven seasons with the Bulldogs.

In over 30 years coaching, he led teams to four appearances in the NCAA Final Four (UNLV in 1977, 1987, 1990 and 1991), one national championship (UNLV in 1989-90) and owned a 38-18 record in 18 NCAA tournament appearances.

Tark Night - Schedule of Events
5:30 p.m. - Doors Open (30 minutes earlier than normal)
5:30 p.m. - FREE Student Pizza Party [Presented by Hedrick's Chevrolet of Clovis - Find New Roads]
5:35 to 5:55 p.m. - Alumni Game
6:50 p.m. - National Anthem performed by Valley native and NBC's The Voice participant Rudy Parris
7 p.m. - Ceremony honoring Fresno State seniors Tyler Johnson and Allen Huddleston



• Performance by Break the Barriers
• Ceremony honoring Jerry Tarkanian and his family
• Unveiling and Retirement of Tarkanian's Jersey

"Catch the Wave!" - 2013-14 Fresno State men's basketball tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at www.gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.

 Email this article   Printer-friendly format