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Tigers hold off Green Wave

NEW ORLEANS - Back-to-back wins on the road have been a rarity this season for the University of Memphis Tigers, so the victory over Tulane in New Orleans was no small thing, especially for the players who made it happen. “It makes a big difference,"...

Dillon Brooks does not hold back in praising 2017 draft class

At least give Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks credit for not coming out and saying that his 2017 draft class was the best in NBA history. But to say that his class was better than the 2003 class that produced LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane...

Double A champs: Trezevant and Hamilton

The Lady Bears of Trezevant and Hamilton's Wildcats captured titles in the Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association's Double A championship games. The Lady Bears (17-4) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 57-47. In the boys game, the Hamilton Wildcats (23-2) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 68-57. Brandon Hill won...

BTW Lady Warriors, Douglass Red Devils win SCIAA Class A titles

The Shelby County Intercollegiate Athletic Association crowned its Class A champions on Saturday, with Booker T. Washington’s Lady Warriors taking the girls title and the Douglass Red Devils emerging as the boys’ champs. The Lady Warriors (24-4) defeated the Oakhaven Hawks 61-52. The Red Devils...

Tigers’ skid hits four against Central Florida

On a three-game skid, the University of Memphis Tigers made it four in row with a 68-64 loss to the Knights of Central Florida at the FedExForum on Saturday. With an announced attendance of 7,163, the Tigers put bad defense on display, again. A.J. Davis...

GritGrindGrizz: What to do with Tyreke — and Chris Wallace

Ever since the big Tyreke Evans non-trade, I've been just kind of soaking up the hysteria. "How could the Grizzlies allow this to happen?" "How do you sit a guy for nearly two weeks because he's gonna be traded . . . and then DON'T trade...

East powers past Whitehaven as regular season ends

With post-season play looming and their sights set on a third straight state title, the East Mustangs traveled to Whitehaven on Thursday night. They were met by a team of Tigers feeding off the energy of a hostile crowd and eager to see an...

Sable Otey joins Team USA Women’s Bobsled team as first African American mom

Sable Otey got tired of faking it. The Memphis native is an African American woman who will be supporting the Women’s Bobsled team in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The 1993 Disney classic film “Cool Runnings” tells the unlikely but inspiring true story...

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...
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