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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...

U of M community grateful for impact of criminology professor Wells

The death of well-respected University of Memphis criminal justice instructor Dr. Lenard Wells has deeply affected students and faculty who knew and worked with him. News reports said Wells, 69, died March 21st of complications resulting from the COVID-19 virus while visiting Wisconsin with his...

Tiger Pantry program adjusts its operation to help students

The Tiger Pantry, which operates throughout the year at the University of Memphis, has extended its hours and adjusted in other ways to help students in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Tristan McKenzie, who serves as a graduate assistant case manager in the...

With AAC honors secured, Achiuwa focused on a conference tourney title

University of Memphis Tigers basketball forward Precious Achiuwa, who Wednesday was named American Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, has provided the Tigers basketball team with spectacular play during his freshman season. His outstanding performance also earned him First-Team All-AAC...

Senior Leadership: How Isaiah Maurice stayed positive through it all

Isaiah Maurice committed to the University of Memphis from Kansas State University two years ago. He has experienced the highs and lows of college basketball. Going from a spot starter on last year’s squad to coming off the bench this season, he’s learned to embrace...
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