Tiger Basketball

This time last year, when Tubby Smith was patrolling the sidelines as head coach of the Memphis Tigers, there was no Media Day, despite the team having eight new players. There was little buzz about the team in general...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...