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PHOENIX – With the Grizzlies saddled with slow starts in their previous two games, Memphis’ pacesetter – soaring star Ja Morant – spoke up. “The last two games we didn’t have our fire. I voiced it to the team,” Morant...
The Hornets of Alabama State definitely have a Memphis flavor. Their head coach, Tony Madlock, is a former college teammate of University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway and four of their players are from the Bluff City area....
Whitehaven High School head football coach Rodney Saulsberry now is “More Than A Coach” – officially He is the inaugural winner of an award, created by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., bearing that motto.  Some people get a coaching job just...
In an effort that brought to mind manual labor on a broad scale, Memphis manufactured an 83-79 win over another SEC foe – this time Texas A&M – at the FedExForum on Saturday night. “A very gritty win for the...
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...
The Grizzlies are on top in the NBA Western Conference and they have risen with and/or doing “d” things: defense, disciplined, and dialed-in. The visiting Milwaukee Bucks got a wire-to-wire demonstration of Memphis’ “d” things as the Grizzlies dominated the...
Playing basketball overseas – with headlines swirling about pro-basketball superstar Brittney Griner’s detention and release by the Russians – still seems like a dream come true for Anthony “AJ” Hassell Jr., who played at DeSoto Central High School. “Sometimes, I...
The University of Memphis’ two-step through the state of Alabama’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams yielded a 1-1 split that – in a best-case scenario – would be a confidence-builder for this year’s Tigers and their aspirations for a deep...
With Monday night’s blow-by win (128-103) over the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies have completed the first third of the season and are nearly halfway to the All-Star game, where highlight-reel Ja Morant is a “shoe-in” for his second...
Down by eight after the first quarter, the University of Memphis was within striking distance of Middle Tennessee State University. And while there were nagging, opening-quarter lapses, it was the second quarter that produced a hole too deep for...