Friday, October 7, 2022

Sports

It’s no secret that each year, there are a handful of Memphis-area high school basketball recruits who generate national buzz and attract extra attention to games when they’re in the gymnasium. What has often been overlooked is the sheer amount...
By Marc Spears, The Undefeated There has long been a perception that most African American players in the NBA do not have fathers involved in their lives. But the most recent NBA drafts shattered these stereotypes, as most of the...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku & Terry Davis, Special to TSDMemphis.com For years, all that the Bobcats that have played football at Bellevue Middle School have done is win. A theatre-like sign in front of the school announces the latest news –...
"The Bicentennial Beatdown" brought boxing back to FedExForum last weekend, and the event did not disappoint. Check out these images from the big night!
The Lane College athletic program is the recipient of a $50,000 donation from University of Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway. Hardaway made the donation to the Dragon Club, the athletic funding raising group for Lane College, Lane Head Basketball...
It's been more than a year since the Memphis Grizzlies parted ways with Rick Trotter, amid allegations that he had been shooting photos up the skirts of women at his church. Well, they're not just allegations anymore. From the...
Over the course of the late John Thompson Jr.’s legendary coaching career at Georgetown University, it’s no stretch to say he touched the lives of hundreds of young men from across the nation, leaving a lasting impact on his...
by Jannelle Walker, Special to The New Tri-State Defender This week, 68-year-old Loretta Griffin became the first African-American Memphian to compete in the National Senior Olympics for swimming, coming full circle from her days of doing water aerobics at the...
Remember back years ago, when Tubby Smith couldn't seem to recruit players from Memphis? Yeah, us neither. On the same day that Penny Hardaway was introduced as head coach, his mentee Alex Lomax was released from Wichita State. Lomax officially announced...
As a track star at Melrose High School in the 1980s, Rochelle Stevens had athletic scholarship offers from multiple big-name colleges and universities.  Given her talent, she may well have won Olympic Gold anywhere she laced up her cleats.  But Stevens...