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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...
TSD freelance photographer Warren Roseborough was on the scene at FedExForum Thursday night for Memphis Madness. So many great photos  . . . we'll add more captions later, but we wanted to get these up ASAP. Enjoy!  
By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer Former Memphis All-American Penny Hardaway is heading back to his alma mater —as its men's basketball coach. Memphis will announce Hardaway as its next coach on Tuesday, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity...
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,...
In my three year stint as a student journalist, I have learned that time is hardly ever on your side. Between deadlines and reporting accurate, factual and timely news, it can be a challenge. Last weekend, I was presented with a challenge that was different. This time it wasn’t a...
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For the University of Memphis Tigers, Tuesday night's surprise win of the No. 23 ranked Houston Cougars was the first victory over a consensus-ranked opponent in the era of head coach Tubby Smith. With an announced crowd of 6,536 at the FedExForum, the Tigers took down the Cougars, who had...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tubby Smith has been fired as Memphis men's basketball coach after two seasons amid dropping attendance and donations to the athletic department. Smith told reporters he was no longer coach as he left a meeting Wednesday with Memphis President M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom...
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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...
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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...