Las Vegas, Nevada: Jerry Tarkanian Chews his Towel

Larger-than-life Jerry Tarkanian -- famous coach at UNLV -- sits and chews on a towel (he chewed thousands of towels over the course of his long career). There's a space for you to sit next to Jerry and chew in solidarity.
Thomas and Mack Drive, Las Vegas, NV
Just northeast of the airport, on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. From E. Tropicana Ave. turn north at the stoplight onto Swenson St. Drive north and make the first right onto Thomas and Mack Drive and you'll see the big, domed stadium straight ahead. The statue is just to the right of the stadium's front entrance, behind a low wall.
Bring your own towel. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Jerry Tarkanian Chews his Towel

R.I.P. J.T.

[C A, 03/18/2016]

College basketball coach Jerry "Tark the Shark" Tarkanian (1930-2015) was known for his towel biting self-therapy at UNLV games. This statue with the built-in photo op was unveiled on campus on October 30, 2013.

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