Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sports

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...
Whitehaven and Ridgeway are familiar football foes, with the outcome mostly predictable, meaning that the Tigers of “The Haven” emerge as the victors. Such was the case again this year. This season’s out-of-conference matchup yielded a 41-21 win for Class...
Everyone loved the Core Four of the Memphis Grizzlies – Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph.  They were the heart and soul of the “Grit and Grind” teams that caused legitimate consternation to their NBA opponents.  Two pillars...
When the #11 FedEx Toyota races around Daytona International Speedway at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be on board. FedEx and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin unveiled the car’s special paint...
The summer of Penny Hardaway just continues to shine, with the luster of five-star recruit Emoni Bates adding to the anticipation of a special season on the court for the University of Memphis Tigers. A top-ten prospect, Bates – a...
The Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association football jamboree – held last week – ushered in a degree of normalcy, with all schools playing on a 24-minute running clock as they prepared for their first game in two years. None of...
Smaller schools playing football in the Shelby County Schools system start with a major disadvantage by sheer numbers. Throw in a pandemic-lost year and the path to gridiron glory becomes even more of a journey against the odds. Coaches at...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- As former walk-ons for the University of Memphis football team, wide receiver Calvin Austin III and running back Kylan Watkins have experienced criticism. Each was viewed as an underdog due to their size. Throughout their careers,...
It has been a busy summer for University of Memphis’ head basketball coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers.  For the last two months, Hardaway has been sailing through national waves.  The first wave was Hardaway’s consideration of leaving the U of...
University of Memphis Athletic Director Laird Veatch said the department’s staff still is trying to “figure out what happened” after the university faced severe criticism over the department’s partnership with a local radio that features right-wing talk show hosts. Veatch...