Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian is scheduled to return to his alma mater this weekend as part of Fresno State's homecoming festivities.
The former Bulldogs player and coach -- inducted last month into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame -- will be recognized during the first quarter of the No. 17-ranked Bulldogs' game Saturday against UNLV at Bulldog Stadium.
Tarkanian played for the Bulldogs in 1954-55 and coached at Fresno State in 1995-02, going 104-79. Tarkanian also coached at UNLV for 19 seasons and Long Beach State for five, finishing with a Division I coaching record of 729-201.
In addition to Tarkanian returning to Fresno State this weekend, Jeff Tedford and Kelly Skipper are also coming to Bulldog Stadium as honorary captains.
Tedford played at Fresno State in 1981-82 and was also a Bulldogs assistant under Jim Sweeney and Pat Hill. Skipper played for the Bulldogs in1985-88 and also was a Bulldogs assistant under Sweeney and Hill.
Kickoff for Saturday's game between the Bulldogs and Rebels, who are both tied atop the West Division standings, is set for 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live online by the Mountain West Network.