Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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George moves to make his run at TSU a showcase for innovation, creativity, fun

Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, the Ohio State University legend who played professional football for the Houston Oilers and later the Tennessee Titans, had put the aches and pains of football behind him. He had begun developing a second career as a wealth manager. Then came...

‘Coach Prime’ readies his JSU Tigers for the Classic’s limelight

Deion Sanders had long wanted to be a college football head coach.  He wanted the job at Florida State University (his alma mater) when it opened two years ago. Now “Neon Deion” is at Jackson (Mississippi) State University, bringing his “Prime-Time” persona with him. Sanders has done...

Tigers’ roll past Nicholls State yielded a measure of normalcy

Beyond the University of Memphis Tiger’s dominant 42-17 win over Nicholls State University, the game registered as a step toward normalcy – for now – after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus. There were no special seating restrictions for the 30,263 fans at Liberty Bowl...

PREP FOOTBALL: Germantown grinds out win over Whitehaven

In a key game in one of the most competitive prep football districts in the state, the Germantown Red Devils scored a come-from-behind 14-13 win over the Whitehaven Tigers in the final minute. While Whitehaven and Germantown high schools are separated by some 18 miles,...

Hardaway’s Lane College donation advances push to upgrade athletics

The Lane College athletic program is the recipient of a $50,000 donation from University of Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway. Hardaway made the donation to the Dragon Club, the athletic funding raising group for Lane College, Lane Head Basketball Coach Andre Turner, Athletic Director...

PREP FOOTBALL: Whitehaven continues domination of Ridgeway

Whitehaven and Ridgeway are familiar football foes, with the outcome mostly predictable, meaning that the Tigers of “The Haven” emerge as the victors. Such was the case again this year. This season’s out-of-conference matchup yielded a 41-21 win for Class 6A Whitehaven over the Roadrunners...

Going up: Grizzlies to hang jerseys of Tony Allen, Z-Bo at FedExForum

Everyone loved the Core Four of the Memphis Grizzlies – Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph.  They were the heart and soul of the “Grit and Grind” teams that caused legitimate consternation to their NBA opponents.  Two pillars of that core, Allen and...

Emoni Bates’ star power is now part of Hardaway’s UofM orbit

The summer of Penny Hardaway just continues to shine, with the luster of five-star recruit Emoni Bates adding to the anticipation of a special season on the court for the University of Memphis Tigers. A top-ten prospect, Bates – a 210 pounder, who can play...

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Top-notch competition looms as large schools prepare to battle

The Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association football jamboree – held last week – ushered in a degree of normalcy, with all schools playing on a 24-minute running clock as they prepared for their first game in two years. None of the area’s public schools were...

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Small schools ready to roll past adversity

Smaller schools playing football in the Shelby County Schools system start with a major disadvantage by sheer numbers. Throw in a pandemic-lost year and the path to gridiron glory becomes even more of a journey against the odds. Coaches at small schools have a smaller...