Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Wiseman, Achiuwa combine to make UofM history as first-round selections in the NBA Draft

It was a good night for Memphis in the 2020 NBA Draft, with three facts anchoring that assessment. Short-lived former University of Memphis big man James Wiseman was selected No. 2 by the Golden State Warriors. Precious Achiuwa, who led the Tigers after Wiseman aborted his...

Grizzlies work toward the future with draft choices

The Memphis Grizzlies’ front office did not show its hand in the days leading up to Wednesday’s NBA 2020 Draft. Starting the day, Memphis only had a second-round draft pick. By the end of the night, the Grizzlies had entered the end of the first...

PLAYBACK: QB White leads the way as Tigers find a way to beat South Florida

University of Memphis quarterback Brady White keeps saying that he is all about team as accolades continue to come his way. Such was the case, again, last Saturday as the Tigers found a way to turn back the University of South Florida (34-33) at...

Hardaway to unveil a ‘special’ new shoe

“Do It For Dez” was the motto of the East High School basketball team. Desmond “Dez” Merriweather was a former friend to the head coach of the University of Memphis head basketball Coach Penny Hardaway. Merriweather is the reason Hardaway got into the coaching profession. Because...

What to make of the Bearcats’ domination of the Tigers

A dismal running attack and Cincinnati's relentless offensive and defensive lines contributed to the University of Memphis landing on the wrong end of an embarrassing 49-10 beatdown. And, the No. 7-ranked Bearcats probably still were seething over losing to the Tigers twice last season. The loss...

Cincinnati a key step in Tigers’ bid for a ‘special season’

Special sports seasons do not just happen. Numerous steps are needed. For the University of Memphis football Tigers, the first step was getting a win over Central Florida. The Tigers have overcome major adversity this season from injuries, to players opting out and to COVID-19 concerns. If...

Bouncing basketballs signal the Tigers at practice

The University of Memphis basketball team has been dealing with the pandemic longer than any other sport. The Tigers’ season was cut short in mid-March as they were about to play their first game in the American Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Seven months later, the COVID-19...

It took ‘a family’ of Tigers to take down Central Florida’s Knights

“We know the last six months have been screwed up,” said University of Memphis head football coach Ryan Silverfield as he painted a big-picture context for the Tigers’ improbable 50-49 comeback over the troublesome Central Florida Knights at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Silverfield...

Tigers face UCF – and troubling history

It is almost weird to think that the University of Memphis football team will play its third game on the season Saturday (Oct. 17) against the University of Central Florida at 2:30 on ABC. This is a pivotal game for both teams. For the first...

Tigers ready to play SMU after COVID-19 delay

The University of Memphis football team has started practices again after having to put the football season on hold due to a number of COVID-19 cases. The Tigers defeated the Arkansas State University Red Wolves in the season opener September 5 but halted all football...
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