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MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The AAC’s Scheduling Problem and How UC is Stuck in the Middle

Last season, we watched the American Athletic Conference end in a three-way tie between the Memphis Tigers, Central Florida Knights, and the Cincinnati Bearcats, who each finished at 7-1 in the AAC and 9-3 in the regular season. The Bearcats were considered the least of those three teams because they didn’t have a win against the other two and did feature a loss against Memphis...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Justin Fuente has quickly changed the mindset of the Memphis program. This team was competitive against big-time competition last year and claimed a...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis Freshman Brandon Montgomery Turns Groundball to Shortstop in to Inside-the-Park Home Run

Typically when you hear about inside-the-park home runs a ball has been hit to the warning track or rolled in to the corner of the outfield or something while the team speedster is tearing it up on the base path. That was not the case during a game between Central Florida and Memphis.Brandon Montgomery is pretty fast, but he got to second more because his buddy was caught in a run...
Via FatManWriting
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis' Brandon Montgomery hit a fielder's choice ground out, scored on USF anyway

The Memphis Tigers were taking on USF in the American Baseball Championship today when Brandon Montgomery hit a fielder's choice ground out. A rundown let Brandon take 2nd...and then a meltdown let him take third AND home. CRAZY CRAZY play scores a run for @memphisbaseball http://t.co/FHaxY4c8zR— American Baseball (@American_BSB) May 22, 2015The Tigers come through with a 4-1 win...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis, Ole Miss Book Home-and-Home Series

The Memphis Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels basketball teams will play a home-and-home series, starting at FedEx Forum on December 19 of this year, with the battle shifting to Oxford the following season. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported the announcement. Memphis + Ole Miss will begin a H + H series starting 12/19/15 at the Fed Ex Forum, source told @CBSSports. Return game in Oxford...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

One-time La Tech pledge Jeremiah Martin picks Memphis

After capturing a state championship as a senior at Mitchell (TN), a high school in Memphis, combo guard Jeremiah Martin decided to stay home for college and announced his verbal commitment to the Memphis Tigers on Saturday. Martin was formerly pledged to Louisiana Tech. At 6′-2″, Martin is expected to provide depth and compete for time ...
Via Hoopniks
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot Memoirs: the Memphis Tigers

In case you weren’t sure, no, tigers are not indigenous to the great state of Tennessee. They actually hail from Asia, and can be found in your nearest zoo or crazy uncle Joe’s backyard with his other exotic “pets.” So, why exactly did the University of Memphis select this fierce feline for its sporting nickname? What’s a “Tiger?” According to the “Defenders of Wildlife”...
Via AAC Football Fever
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A Memo To Memphis: Potential Should Trump Josh Pastner’s Current Woes

The mean streets of Twitter had some fun at the expense of Memphis Tigers coach Josh Pastner recently. Terms like “Pastner’d” were used and everyone had a solid giggle. The attempts at humor had a lot to do with a growing thought that the young coach isn’t exactly brilliant drawing up the X-and-Os and the fact that Memphis’ last possession against Tulsa on Saturday night...
Via The Student Section
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin Caught An Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop

Memphis is leading Tulsa 36-34 at halftime tonight, and the duo of Tiger forwards Trahson Burrell and Shaq Goodwin combined for a ridiculous alley-oop connection right before intermission.  Burrell lobbed the ball off the backboard to a trailing Goodwin, who slammed it home and ignited the crowd. Take a look: The Tigers have produced a few highlight-reel dunks this season. This...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: SB Nation’s Spencer Hall Thinks Memphis Can Sneak into Top 15 in 2015

Spencer Hall, SBNation.com editor and contributor, said in a January video that he believes the Memphis Tigers could reach a spot within the Top 15 next season. Hall, joined by SB Nation’s Dan Rubenstein and Ryan Nanni, discussed the site’s way-too-early preseason Top 10, along with a couple surprise teams for 2015. If you’re an avid follower of one — or a bunch — of SB...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Memphis Robbed of Chance to Celebrate Milestone

It only takes a few dumb decisions to turn a victory into a defeat. That must be how the Memphis Tigers felt Monday after they were robbed of the chance to celebrate their landmark victory over BYU. To be sure, there were dumb decisions made by Tigers and Cougars alike as the two teams erupted into a bar-style brawl that left multiple players bruised and bleeding, and both teams seething...
Via TornBySports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Memphis, BYU Get Into Nasty Brawl Following Miami Beach Bowl

The Miami Beach Bowl between Memphis and BYU was easily the most entertaining contest we’ve seen so far this bowl season. Unfortunately, the way it ended will be talked about for all of the wrong reasons.  Seconds after the Tigers iced the game on an interception in double overtime, multiple fights broke out on the field. Numerous players on both teams took swings at one another...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Defense Among College Football’s Elite

At 7-3 (5-1), the Memphis Tigers find themselves in a much better position than many prognosticators anticipated coming in to the season. Head coach Justin Fuente had won just seven games during his first two seasons at the helm of Tigers, and while the number of wins is surprising, what may be more surprising is […] The post Memphis Defense Among College Football’s Elite appeared...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Memphis Tigers Team Preview

This time last year Josh Pastner had a backcourt some were describing as college basketball’s best thanks to the presence of four senior...
Via Athlon Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Both Losses Show Memphis Tigers No Longer in ‘Rebuild Mode’

As we take a hard look back at the weeks leading up to this much anticipated 2014 season, there has been one thought on the minds of Memphis fans across the nation: it’s time for results. Photo used courtesy of 247sports.com. It all began with what we’ll refer to as the Bill Murphy era. Coaching for 14 consecutive seasons at what was then Memphis State University in 1958-71...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 03, 2014  |  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
June 16, 2014  |  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

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

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

Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern Missouri State

The Memphis Tigers feature one of the most athletic teams in the entire country. Against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, the Tigers showcased a fast-break that included a steal, an over-the-head pass, a behind-the-back-pass, and then an alley-oop lob. Very Globetrotter-esque of the Tigers, who won 77-65. [Reddit] The post Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern...
Via Diehardsport
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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