Monday, July 13, 2020

Sports

With the 66th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins chose Antonio Gibson, the University of Memphis multiple-offensive threat. In Gibson, Washington gets the 2019 American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year and an all-conference...
by Jason Reed -- Best known for making the most impactful interception in Super Bowl history, Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler is still doing big things on the field. And during a time of crisis, he has stepped up...
When the balls stop bouncing and a college’s basketball season ends, relationships between players tend to roll on, with some gathering at the gym between classes to chat hoops or simply keep up with what’s going on in Memphis. Just...
Earlier on Wednesday, I'd spoken on both WLOK and Sports56 about how the NBA was responding to the coronavirus threat. I'd spoken about my GritGrindGrizz column of the week, which explored the question of whether Tuesday's Grizzlies' game was...
University of Memphis Tigers basketball forward Precious Achiuwa, who Wednesday was named American Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, has provided the Tigers basketball team with spectacular play during his freshman season. His outstanding performance...
For the fourth straight decade, Fred Horton is taking a Memphis high school boys' basketball team to the state tournament. This time it's Whitehaven High School. The Tigers advanced to the Class AAA state tournament after a 72-53 win over...
Thirty-five years after their last state basketball tournament visit, the Lady Golden Wildcats of Melrose are headed to state in pursuit of a Class AA title. Melrose ended its drought with a 57-47 win over Crockett County in the sectional...
Isaiah Maurice committed to the University of Memphis from Kansas State University two years ago. He has experienced the highs and lows of college basketball. Going from a spot starter on last year’s squad to coming off the bench this...
After losing by 29 points on Friday night, many expected the Grizzlies to have a bounce-back game against the pitiful Hawks Saturday night at FedExForum. They did and it was any easy-doing task. Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies with 27 points...
Call it my then-allegiance to Michael Jordan as the GOAT. Or, maybe I was just tired of sports media trying to anoint the next Jordan. Whatever you want to call it, when I first heard of some Ohio hoops prodigy...