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The most anticipated preseason basketball games in a very long time occurred on an island more than 1,600 miles away. Some of that anticipation was tempered when fans learned that top recruits James Wiseman wouldn't play because of injury and Precious Achiuwa would not travel because of a visa issue. ESPN...
Senior Otis Ferguson IV had tried for years to launch a golf team at Howard University. He printed flyers, held interest meetings with prospective team members and even reached out to a nonprofit that offered to provide golf equipment. Yet, the team never got off the ground. But that is...
Niele Ivey knew that becoming the first woman coach in Memphis Grizzlies history was a big deal. Still, she underestimated it a bit. “I know now,” she told me during a recent exclusive interview. “It’s a lot bigger than I even expected.” Since being announced as an assistant to Taylor Jenkins...
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Your University of Memphis Tigers are playing basketball on an island this week – and unless you're there, you can't watch. The Tigers are on a week-long excursion to the Bahamas, where they played the first of four exhibition games today, beating the Commonwealth Bank Giants in a 114-83 rout....
Marcus Wimberly is now in his second year as head football coach of the Cordova Wolves. And while a 7-4 record is nothing to sneeze at, the season ended in heartbreaking fashion with a 21-20 loss at home to Central High School. The loss stung because that Wolves team...
NEW YORK — The pairing of the NFL and rapper-businessman-activist Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is surprising, but it actually makes tremendous sense for the buttoned-down league. As part of a long-term agreement that will be announced during a news conference on Wednesday, Carter’s Roc Nation entertainment company will lead the NFL’s...
Grizz fans, if you miss Mike Conley, you won't have to wait too long to see him. The Memphis Grizzlies released their schedule Monday afternoon, and Conley will bring his new team, the Utah Jazz, to Memphis TWICE in November. And that's not all. Before the calendar hits December, Memphis...
On Saturday, the University of Memphis football team left South campus and traveled to the Liberty Bowl for the first time this season. The Tigers moved their annual fan fest from south campus to the stadium for two reasons. One, the coaching staff wanted to play in the stadium for...
Here it comes: your regular reminder that Simone Biles is the most dominant athlete alive—and, at 22, the Greatest Gymnast of All Time. Biles made history again this weekend at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, where she became the first person ever to land two twists and...
Niele Ivey knew that becoming the first woman coach in Memphis Grizzlies history was a big deal. Still, she underestimated it a bit. "I know now," she told me during a recent exclusive interview. "It's a lot bigger than I even expected." Check out this clip of my conversation with Ivey,...