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When Elijah Oliver talks about a path from Binghampton in Memphis to the medalist level of collegiate wrestling, he is speaking of a truth that he knows well. The four-time medalist from the University of Indiana in the Big Ten Conference shared those experiences and his training skills with students...
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Much of what I wrote about the Memphis Grizzlies preseason win over Maccabi Haifa also applies to their second preseason win, this time over the SkySport New Zealand Breakers. To recap: It's preseason, so in the grand scheme, it doesn't mean much; It's not even NBA-level preseason competition, so...
Gymnastics phenom Simone Biles became the most-medaled woman in the sport Tuesday when she won her 21st medal at the gymnastics world championships. Biles’ gold medal at the competition—her 15th career gold, according to CBS News—helped the women’s USA team capture its fifth straight world team title. Advertisement That team effort, that...
The Wooddale Cardinals traveled to Melrose in a key Region 8 3A District game. The winner of the game would have a major advantage in claiming the District Championship. Melrose entered the game with a 2-0 record in district play, while Wooddale had a 1-0 record. In the end, Wooddale...
The all-new, all-different Memphis Grizzlies handed a resounding 123-88 defeat to Maccabi Haifa on Sunday afternoon. It's a game with several caveats, so let's get the obvious ones out of the way right up front: Yes. It's a preseason game, so it's meaningless. Yes. It's against non-NBA competition, so...
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MONROE, La. – The Memphis Tigers faced the most explosive offense test so far this  year when they traveled to play the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks. The Tigers had to hold off a hard charge by the Warhawks, and with some offensive fireworks of their own, stayed...
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Having reeled in the No. 1 recruiting class in the NCAA last spring, Penny Hardaway famously acknowledged that along with top talent comes high expectations and hype. Or as Hardaway more succinctly put it: "We want all the smoke." So there was smoke at Memphis Madness on Oct. 3. There...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVaeUZx2IU The University of Louisiana Monroe (2-2) is a classic trap game for the Memphis Tigers. For the 4-0 Tigers, it sits between two very good conference teams – Navy and Temple. It is a couple of days after Memphis Madness, the ultimate hypefest for the school and the city. Finally...
A summer of speculation about the Memphis Grizzlies has come to a close. Now we’re close to finding out what kind of team the Grizzlies will be this season. After meeting media on Monday, the Grizzlies kicked off training camp on Tuesday morning – a camp full of fresh, young...
There were some clear winners following the 2019 Memphis Madness. Some liked the introduction of Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway. He was introduced with a video before emerging from a cloud of smoke on a platform above the student section. That got thunderous applause from the capacity crowd. There was the...