Friday, July 1, 2022

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Ridgeway star becomes first Memphian on McDonald’s All-American girls team

Ridgeway Roadrunner senior center Elizabeth Dixon achieved the honor of being the first Memphis girls’ basketball player to be named to the McDonald’s All American team. The roster was announced Jan. 16 and she will play in the all-star game March 28. “It was just...

Shockers too much for Tigers

The Wichita State Shockers - perennial participants in the NCAA tournament - wore down the University of Memphis Tigers in a 85-65 win at the FedExForum on Tuesday night. The Shockers have played in the last six tournaments, while the Tigers have missed the last...

Prep basketball: Southwind holds on against Ridgeway’s challenge

Ridgeway versus Southwind is one of those prep basketball rivalries that generates an energy-filled gymnasium no matter the records of the teams or whether there is a title on the line. The latest evidence came last Friday when the Roadrunners traveled to face the...

Victories aside, East coach still pushing Mustangs

When you enter a game against what might be considered an inferior opponent, you can’t take a night off. Defending state basketball champions the East Mustangs easily defeated the White Station Spartans 72-45 on Tuesday, and were not threatened at any point during the...

Tigers roll on with Connecticut wipeout

If you want to say the University of Memphis Tigers are on a roll, you’d be speaking the truth. Or if you want to say they are showing swagger, keep on talking. This often-maligned version of the Tigers basketball team now has won four games...

Penny’s Hoopfest was a slam-dunk winner, again!

With capacity crowds looking on and talent-ladened teams competing hard, the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest - version No. 7 - delivered thrills galore for fans of high school basketball. In a match-up of Memphis teams against teams from outside the city, including those who traveled from...

Mustangs head into the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest in the ‘East Way’

The nationally-ranked Mustangs of East High School Mustangs will be back in action this weekend as the featured team in the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest. This is the seventh year for the event (often called the classic), which annually brings to the Bluff City an abundance...

Tigers fall short in Liberty Bowl game up for grabs

In a hard-fought game that came down to a few plays, the University of Memphis Tigers lost the 59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Iowa State by one point. "I am very proud of the way our team played," said UofM head coach Mike Norvell. "Today...

MEMPHIS, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

Memphis is known as hoop city, but fans of the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team have not been showing up lately. Some fans insist they stay away because the Tigers aren’t playing a relevant team. Others say they stay away because Memphis doesn’t have...

Tigers hang tough against Louisville before falling short

NEW YORK CITY - Most of the University of Memphis' Tigers were taking their first steps inside of New York's famed Madison Square Garden when they squared off against the Louisville Cardinals in the showcase game of the Gotham Classic. With 8:04 left in the game...