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Tigers must nail coaching hire if women’s team is to improve

Forward Alana Davis, the second leading scorer for the University of Memphis women’s basketball Tigers, kept it real after the team’s first round exit from the American Athletic Conference Tournament. “I think that we have the talent to be really good next year,” said Davis,...

Fourth quarter struggles sink Tigers against East Carolina’s Pirates

The University of Memphis women’s basketball team headed into last weekend's matchup with East Carolina determined to build on the last two games it played – victories over Tulsa and Cincinnati. For three quarters, winning appeared within reach for the Tigers. Then came the fourth...

‘Little things’ too much for Tigers as upset bid falls short against South Florida

When the unranked University of Memphis women’s basketball squad faced off against the No. 23-ranked Bulls from South Florida, seizing opportunities was a pre-game priority. Despite a strong showing from star center Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu (MEND-JEE-A-DEW), who poured in 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds,...

Memphis PURE coach watches dream turn into reality with new football program

For Memphis PURE (Progressing Under Restraints and Extremes) Youth Athletic Alliance football coach Melvin Cole, leading a football team within the organization was a dream. That dream became reality (Oct. 16) as the PURE program squared off against perennial Memphis prep football power Christian Brothers...

U of M women’s basketball coach McFerrin determined to meet high expectations despite ‘challenging’ circumstances

As University of Memphis women’s head coach Melissa McFerrin enters her 13th season of coaching the Lady Tigers, she acknowledges that she’s never experienced times such as the present. With a renovated arena and the loss of lone senior Gazmyne Herndon from last year’s team,...

Star Mississippi State running back jubilant after his role in Mississippi flag change

A simple Twitter message from Mississippi State University running back Kylin Hill was one of the voices that contributed to the Mississippi Legislature voting Sunday (June 28) to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The bill to eliminate the emblem passed in...

Protests provide common ground for Memphis millennials

Hundreds of young people in Memphis have put feet to pavement in protest of the gruesome killing of 46-old-old George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on May 25. With varying interests and backgrounds, they are embracing a common cause. Here are three...

Masked or not, high school football players continue to grind behind the scenes

High school football players prepare for their seasons with spring practice, but this year has presented players with a challenge: They have not been able to see their teams, while still being required to stay in top-notch shape from March through May. For local football players...

Publicity 101: Pandemic and Beyond classes set for nonprofits

Pandemic and Beyond– a free and upcoming one-hour webinar on nonprofit publicity strategies – is designed to acknowledge the global public health emergency and help nonprofits chart a course to an afterlife. “We’re all trying to get the right messages to the right people, and...

Pandemic yields from-many-one lesson for U of M podcast students

Nothing quite like a pandemic to turn an Innovative Storytelling Techniques class into a real-life improvisation. Yet, that’s exactly what happened in professor Robert Byrd’s class on the subject at the University of Memphis. Initially tasked with developing their own podcasts, Byrd’s students were told...