Friday, September 24, 2021

Sports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will allow Naval Academy graduate Cameron Kinley – a 2017 graduate of Lausanne Collegiate School – to pursue a career in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Acting...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane is partnering with local non-profit group STREETS Ministries to host a back to school event at the FedExForum on Saturday afternoon.  The event, which takes place from noon to 3 p.m.,...
Jarrett M. Stephens – a Cleveland, Ohio native with Memphis ties and a decade-plus of experience coaching intercollegiate basketball, is set to become the new athletic director and men’s basketball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Stephens, the assistant men’s...
Ziaire Williams was thought by many to be an NBA lottery pick at the beginning of the most recent college basketball season. At season’s end he averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Stanford, causing some to...
The senior basketball class of 2024 is shaping up to a great one. Two of its members – Curtis Givens III and R’Chaun King – are shooting up the recruiting charts. Both are sophomores at Memphis University School.   The dynamic duo...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...