Lights of the Las Vegas Strip will dim on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 p.m. for three minutes in observance of former UNLV basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, following the UNLV vs. Boise State basketball game.
Tarkanian will be the eighth person the lights of the Strip have been dimmed for. Previous observances include: President John F. Kennedy, Elvis, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, George Burns, Frank Sinatra, and President Ronald Reagan. Beginning in 2009, the lights of the Strip have been dimmed annually in March for Earth Hour.
Thanks to the efforts of UNLV alumni Tony Cordasco and Scott Gulbransen.