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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...
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In breaking news that has been one of the worst kept secrets in the city, Penny Hardaway was officially introduced as the next head coach of the University of Memphis Mens Basketball program. More coming soon, including coverage from TSD Tigers freelancer Terry Davis and ace photographer Warren Roseborough. But...
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...
The University of Memphis did what many – and arguably most – fans of the men’s basketball program thought was needed, firing head coach Tubby Smith and his staff. And while professional decorum dictated the use of the term “agreement of separation,” Smith and crew were fired. Terminated! “After considerable deliberations...