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Tigers prove to be ‘bad luck’ for Billikens in comeback win

Trailing by six points at halftime against three-win Saint Louis, University of Memphis head coach Katrina Merriweather recognized that the defense had to improve for the Tigers to pull out the victory. When the final buzzer sounded, the scoreboard reflected that Merriweather got the second-half...

Lineup shifts lead to a change of fortune for the Tigers

After taking recent lumps, including losses to two top-five ranked opponents, head coach Katrina Merriweather’s University of Memphis Tigers thumped North Carolina Central at Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Thursday. For the Tigers, the 92-66 romp halted a three-game downward slide and edged them back over...

Bartlett knocks on door of a state title berth with big win over Germantown

At this time of year, when a high school football team gets to practice on Thanksgiving it’s a signal that something has gone very right. Bartlett High School’s Panthers can attest to that truth. “I’m happy we get to practice on Thanksgiving this year,” said Bartlett...

Fairley’s ‘Mr. Football’ contender steps up big time; Bulldogs pull away for playoff win

Jacquan Davis has made a habit of taking the opposing quarterback’s pass and making it his own. He did it again – twice – against Camden Central High School as Fairley High School’s Bulldogs romped to a 62-33 playoff win in the 2A Region...

U of M students give mixed reviews to revamped basketball season rollout

Student reaction was mixed about the University of Memphis’ basketball programs replacing Memphis Madness with a Memphis Basketball Block Party this year. On Saturday (Oct. 15) afternoon, U of M students and fans gathered outside the on-campus University Center to celebrate the beginning of the...

In a game pitting reserve QBs, Collierville remains perfect with win over Germantown

When Collierville's star quarterback Aiden Glover suffered an injury in the second quarter of Friday night's (Sept. 30) contest against Germantown, head coach Joe Rocconi knew the talent backup quarterback Logan Johns possessed. And Johns put those skills on full display. In a battle of teams...

Riding early-season success, Fairley’s Bulldogs are pushing forward

At 5-0, the Fairley High School football team is surging behind the leadership of head coach Frederick Copeland. The Bulldogs entered the 2022 season with lofty expectations, despite losing key members from last year’s team that advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Copeland retooled...

Stylist-designer Clarence Jones making an impact inside and outside the Memphis area

Memphis-based clothes/suit designer Clarence Jones takes tremendous pride in the work he has completed since entering the styling industry in the early 1990s. While doing business with celebrity clientele, including Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Jones has become synonymous with styling athletes each year for...

With Omaha in mind, Kerrick Jackson takes reins of Memphis Tigers baseball

Asked about becoming the first African-American coach in the University of Memphis Tigers baseball history, Kerrick Jackson's eyes began to fill with tears. The show of emotion came during a news conference June 8. “The fact that we are in 2022, and are still talking about...

LeMoyne-Owen’s Jaquan Lawrence turns hard work into HBCU All-Star Game selection

When Jaquan Lawrence arrived at LeMoyne-Owen College in 2017, he understood the academic and athletic challenges before him. Originally from Chicago and determined to become the best basketball player he could be, Lawrence recognized that nothing of value would be given to him without hard...