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At every level, David ‘Smokey’ Gaines made an impact

In the world of basketball, David “Smokey” Gaines was a phenom as a player and coach. The sharp-shooting guard, who died Sept. 5, was a standout at LeMoyne College (now LeMoyne-Owen), the Harlem Globetrotters and with the Kentucky Colonels of the old American Basketball Association. “He...

For the Tigers, a win is a win even when there is a pandemic

There was no pre-game Tiger walk and the pandemic-affected attendance tallied only 4,537 as the University of Memphis Tigers handled Arkansas State’s Red Wolves 37-24 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Saturday night. In the season opener for each team, Memphis won its 19th straight non-conference...

Tigers to host Arkansas State in kickoff of pandemic-altered season

One of the most anticipated University of Memphis Tigers football kickoffs in history is finally upon us. The Tigers will host the Arkansas State University Red Wolves at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in a nationally televised game Saturday night (Sept.5). The game is scheduled for...

Amid uncertainty about the season, Hardaway says ‘expectations are the same’ about winning

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team is in a wait and see mode. They do not know when the season will officially begin. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the NCAA has put restrictions on how programs can operate. “Expectations are the same. We...

AAC champion Tigers know ‘nothing will be handed to us’

While there are skeptics to whether there will be college football in the South this fall because of COVID-19, the University of Memphis is planning on there being a season. The play-or-not play question has been answered in some conferences. The Big 10 and the...

Memphis nets play-in chance to play on

As Memphis’ Grizzlies head into a pandemic-forced play-in game for a shot at the NBA Playoffs, they do so with odds makers and other observers pinning them with the underdog label. “Being the underdog, don’t matter to us,” said Ja Morant, Memphis’ star point guard...

Memphis powers past Oklahoma City for first win in Orlando

This was the Memphis Grizzlies that fans had been waiting to see – a team that did a lot of things right en route to whopping the Oklahoma Thunder 121-92 in the NBA bubble in Orlando. “We translated stops into fast breaks. We were making...

Bubble trouble for the Grizzlies

Great optimism oozed from the Memphis Grizzlies after the NBA announced the restart of the pandemic-altered season. They had 17 healthy bodies and the hopes of getting the eighth seed in the Western Conference of the NBA Playoffs were soaring high. Four games into the...

Grizzlies fall to the Spurs in Orlando

“Little things” cost the Memphis Grizzlies in the quest to pick up a seriously needed win against San Antonio as the Spurs won 108-106 in Orlando on Sunday. After dropping their opening game in the NBA restart, the Grizzlies were looking to take down the...

Grizzlies suffer learning-experience loss in season reset against Portland

Jaren Jackson Jr. rolled out a dominating performance but it was not enough for Memphis to overtake the Portland Trailblazers in the first game of the Grizzlies’ reset NBA season. Playing in the bubble environment in Orlando, Memphis fought hard before succumbing in overtime 140-135. Jackson...
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