MEMPHIS TIGERS NEWS

Police report says football player attacked Woodson and academic advisor

University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner still isn't commenting on the altercation sophomore forward Dominic Woodson was involved in last Monday with a Tigers football player in study hall. Pastner also remains mum on what disciplinary action Woodson faces. But a U of M campus police report obtained by The Commercial Appeal through an open records request states that the football...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari accused of pay-for-play by uncle of former Memphis player

The uncle of former Memphis Tigers forward Pierre Henderson-Niles is accusing Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari of using a pay-for-play scheme while at Memphis. Stephen Saine, the uncle and former guardian Henderson-Niles, sent an email to the NCAA detailing his allegations of Calipari paying the player to come to Memphis: This memo/email is addressed to the legislative...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncle Of Former Memphis Basketball Player Pierre Henderson-Niles Accuses John Calipari Of Having A Pay-For-Play System

Memphis Tigers The uncle of a former Memphis basketball player made some pretty damning allegations against former Memphis head coach John Calipari that, if true, could be disastrous. Stephen Saine is the uncle and former guardian of ex-Memphis forward Pierre Henderson-Niles. A Memphis native, Henderson-Niles ultimately had a forgettable career at Memphis, never averaging more than...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball to AAC title game, Noon, ESPNU

Courtesy of the Memphis Tigers … The University of Louisville baseball team is in the championship game of the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament Sunday. The eighth-seeded Tigers, a long shot at best, the least likely to succeed, lending a hand to their long time rivals. Memphis doing it the hard way, defeating South Florida without its coach who had been booted for...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis' Pookie Powell decides to stay

After contemplating transferring from the University of Memphis, redshirt freshman guard Pookie Powell has decided to remain a Tiger, a source confirmed Thursday afternoon. The news broke yesterday that Powell was considering leaving the program over a conflict of interest with Josh Pastner, but it appears as if he has changed his mind. "Pookie is two feet in," Pastner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Memphis fends off George Washington

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As 8-seed Memphis (24-9) entered its opening NCAA Tournament game, it was thought that George Washington (24-9), the 9-seed, was the tougher-minded, more resilient team.  But in the end, it was Memphis that came out as the more physical team, dominating the offensive glass early and setting the tone before hanging on for a 69-66 win.  1. Billion Dollar Bracket...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Finalists for 4-Star Guard JaQuan Lyle

A 4-Star shooting guard who can play either guard position, and do a little bit of everything, JaQuan Lyle (Evansville, IN/Huntington Prep) is one of only three Top 50 prospects who remain uncommitted. On Wednesday afternoon, that number will be reduced to two, as Lyle is set to pick between his three finalists: Memphis, Oklahoma State and Oregon. Here is how the addition of Lyle would...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Memphis Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Memphis Tigers were given an 8-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Josh Pastner and hail from the AAC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against George Washington in Raleigh on Friday. Why: Memphis finished with a 12-6 record in the AAC, tied for...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodwin, Jackson Selected NABC All-District

University of Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson picked up more postseason accolades Wednesday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its all-district teams. Jackson earned NABC All-District 25 first team honors, and Goodwin was an NABC All-District 25 second team selection. For Jackson, it is his second-straight NABC first team honor, as he was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hometown Athlete Grabs Offer from Louisiana

Former Acaiana HS (Lafayette, La.) OLB Claude George (6’3, 240) picked up an offer from Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Thursday. George enrolled at Hutchinson CC in Kansas after signing with the Memphis Tigers last spring. Go inside the Cajun Redzone to get the rest of the story!
Via louisiana.scout.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn beats Memphis 86-81 in overtime

Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 34 points and No. 24 UConn beat No. 20 Memphis 86-81 in overtime Saturday to sweep the season series from the Tigers. Ryan Boatright added 21 points for UConn (20-5, 8-4 American Athletic Conference), including eight in overtime and added six assists. Joe Jackson had 24 points to lead the Tigers (19-6, 8-4). Geron Johnson added 15 points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis suspends Dominic Woodson for using cuss words

Memphis Tigers freshman Dominic Woodson cut loose some cuss words during Wednesday's win over Central Florida and it's going to cost him some playing time.The forward has been suspended indefinitely after head coach Josh Pastner, who does not curse, sent Woodson packing during the second half of the game, apparently because Woodson was using inappropriate language.“I did...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers down UCF 76-70

Among college basketball teams on nine-game losing streaks, the UCF Knights have to be the best in the country. For the second time in two weeks, Isaiah Sykes and friends battled the nationally ranked Memphis Tigers well into the second half before succumbing. The visitors outrebounded the Tigers (39-27) and outscored Memphis 48-44 in the paint, just enough to test the nerves of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis uses second half rally to beat UCF 76-70

Joe Jackson scored 18 points and Shaq Goodwin added 14 as No. 20 Memphis used a late second half rally to defeat Central Florida 76-70 on Wednesday night. The Tigers (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) crafted a 15-2 run in the latter stages of the second half to break open a tight game. Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon finished with 10 points each for Memphis. Tristan Spurlock...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks 7 Foot Center

It is no suprise to anyone that basketball is a tall man’s game. But everyone once in a while you get a player on the smaller side who has enough athleticism to stick around. Memphis Tigers guard Joe Jackson may only be 6’1, but he has some serious ups. In fact, he was able to block Przemek Karnowski who happens to be 7’1. The post Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks...
Via Standing O Sports
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Memphis dominates Rutgers 101-69

Austin Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson added 16 points and eight assists as No. 24 Memphis jumped to an early lead before dominating Rutgers 101-69 on Tuesday night. The Tigers (17-5, 7-3 American Athletic Conference) hit a season-high 12 3-pointers and shot 59 percent, also a best this season. Nichols was 8 of 9 from the field, and Jackson hit all but one of his seven...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

About Those Questions . . .

Last October, as part of our annual “Hoop City” issue, I presented ten questions for the 2013-14 Memphis Tigers. The answers would, in theory, determine how the season would be remembered. With February upon us — the NCAA tournament less than seven weeks away — let’s revisit three of those questions and see how close we are to the answers. • Can a lighter Shaq Goodwin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers take down UCF 69-59

The Tigers survived the Isaiah Sykes Show in Orlando tonight to earn their fourth straight win and improve to 6-2 in American Athletic Conference play (4-0 on the road). Key to the win were four three-pointers from senior guard Chris Crawford (as a team, Memphis hit seven of 12 from long range). Crawford's last trey of the game (with just under six minutes to play) keyed a 10...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 Memphis holds off UCF 69-59

Joe Jackson scored 17 points, Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon added 12 each and No. 22 Memphis was able to hold off UCF 69-59 on Wednesday night. The victory extends the Tigers' winning streak to four games. Memphis (16-4, 6-2 American) also extended its conference road winning streak to 16 games. UCF (9-9, 1-6) was within a basket for most of the second half, but was outscored...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers beat Houston 82-59

Let's call tonight's Tiger victory a stabilizer. The country's 23rd-ranked team has spent much of January winning league games on the road (Louisville, Temple) and losing league games at FedExForum (Cincinnati, Connecticut). The schizophrenic performances yielded a 3-2 record in American Athletic Conference play, good for a less-than-impressive fourth place in the standings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodwin leads No. 23 Memphis past Houston, 82-59

A lively start for Memphis ensured the Tigers were never in danger of extending that home losing streak in the American Athletic Conference. Shaq Goodwin had 20 points, Joe Jackson added 18 points and seven assists, and No. 23 Memphis jumped out to an early lead in an 82-59 victory over Houston on Thursday night. The Tigers (14-4, 4-2 AAC) never trailed and led by 17 in the first...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

LeMoyne-Owen falls to No. 17 Memphis 101-78

LeMoyne-Owen coach William Anderson wanted a barometer on how his team would fare against a nationally-ranked team. And, despite losing 101-78 to No. 17 Memphis on Saturday, Anderson was not overly disappointed with the effort or the way his Magicians competed. ''We just wanted to measure where we were as a team, to play a top-tier team like Memphis and see if we could...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 17 Memphis beats LeMoyne-Owen 101-78

Nick King scored 18 points and No. 17 Memphis beat Division II LeMoyne-Owen 101-78 on Saturday. The win was a needed relief for the Tigers (13-4), who had dropped two consecutive home games. Meanwhile, LeMoyne-Owen (4-10), a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, lost their third straight and fifth in the last six. Austin Nichols and Geron Johnson finished...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Le Moyne-Owen-Memphis Preview

A rare regular-season matchup with a Division II opponent should be just what Memphis needs to regroup and avoid its first three-game home losing streak in 20 years. The No. 17 Tigers look to bounce back from their latest home defeat when they face nearby LeMoyne-Owen on Saturday. Memphis (12-4) has shot 48.9 percent while winning its first three road league games during the initial...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA grants Memphis RB Brandon Hayes sixth year of eligibility

Memphis running back Brandon Hayes has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The NCAA's decision to approve a waiver for Hayes was announced Monday in a university release. Hayes rushed for a team-high 860 yards and five touchdowns on 201 carries this past season. He gained 576 yards rushing in 2012. Hayes joined the Tigers as walk-on in the spring of 2010,...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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