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The University of Memphis plans to kickoff its 2018 basketball season on a high note as many will be celebrating the first year return of Penny Hardaway as head coach at the FedExForum this Thursday during Memphis Madness. Rumors are swirling about of who will be in attendance and who...
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It's not hyperbole to say that Larry Finch is one of the most revered and beloved figures in the history of The University of Memphis – if not the entire city. So it's not that surprising to learn that UofM will be developing a park that will bear his name...
https://youtu.be/hf13xtFVJ7U One might expect new Tigers Head Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway to pad his schedule with some lower tier teams – you know, to hopefully build some momentum with what should be easy wins. And anyone expecting that from Hardaway would be sorely mistaken. On Aug. 20, The Tigers announced one of...
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Years ago, Memphis Madness was a precursor to the Tigers Hoops season, a way to introduce the team to the city and to build excitement for the start of college basketball at The University of Memphis. But ever since Penny Hardaway was introduced as head coach, there's been nothing BUT...
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For several years, the upcoming season of Tiger Basketball hasn’t held much anticipation for its fans. But with the hiring of rookie Head Coach Penny Hardaway and the subsequent addition of talent, fans are clamoring for the start of the season. Players can’t wait either. The Tigers have been holding...
Penny Hardaway had been to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital before but never as the high-profile coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team. That he did on Thursday.   Hardaway -- Penny to many -- started his visit by talking with Rick Shadyac Jr., chief executive officer of ALSAC,...
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Penny Hardaway was quick off the dribble in both his collegiate and NBA careers, so why would he stop now? It's been barely a month since Hardaway was announced as the new coach of the Memphis Tigers, but he hasn't stopped moving -- acquiring players, assembling staff, and talking to...
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 he's coming to the Tigers earlier this month. And Hardaway's...
March 20, 2018! Mark it down. The first – and unofficial – “Penny Day.” Sure, it was the first day of spring but it was cloudy and decidedly chilly outside. Inside the hearts and minds of many, the more real shift was from the “winter” of a dismal basketball period at...
When the heart-throbbingly popular local basketball legend “comes home” to coach his college team, it’s a no-brainer bet that his first appearance in that role would be a thriller, no matter how brief. One of the worst-kept secrets ever is now a cat - OK, Tiger - out of the...