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MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Memphis Tigers Land Big-Time Transfer

Over the last few months, there have been several rumors about the Memphis Tigers adding some relatively high profile players via transfer. Over two weeks ago, it was reported by Greg Gaston – local Memphis radio host for Sports 56 and Memphis basketball play-by-play broadcaster – that Ole Miss running back Mark Dodson would transfer to Memphis. On Wednesday, the second day of...
Via AAC Football Fever
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis to discipline 12 players after review of bowl brawl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis will punish 12 Tigers for their role in the brawl after their double overtime win at the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl following an internal review by the university. BYU officials aren't saying how many Cougars will be disciplined or how. Memphis officials announced Tuesday that they had identified 12 Tigers who took part in the brawl that followed Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Drive that Won Memphis the AAC Title

College football teams play 780 minutes in a 13-game season. For Memphis, the final 2:40 in a 16-13 edging of the Temple Owls was far more important than the other 777 minutes and six seconds the team played during the 2014 season.  Why? Because Memphis kicker Jake Elliot’s game-winning 31-yard field goal against the Owls saved the Tigers season, and when using hindsight, is the...
Via AAC Football Fever
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis beats Cincinnati 63-50

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Austin Nichols scored 17 points and blocked three shots, Avery Woodson added 14 points, and Memphis beat Cincinnati 63-50 on Thursday for its eighth win in 11 games. Kendren Johnson had five assists and scored 13 points, including eight in the second half, and the Tigers (10-6, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) were outrebounded 31-28, but outshot the Bearcats...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers Offseason To-Do List

After finishing the 2014 season with a 10-3 record – which includes a bowl game victory of perennial national power BYU – and ranked No.25 in the final AP College Football Poll, the Memphis Tiger have changed the program’s expectations heading into 2015. The Tigers will lose eight starters on a senior-laden defensive side of the football, but they will return eight starters...
Via AAC Football Fever
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Ranked in Final AP Poll For the First Time Ever

The Memphis Tigers (10-3, 7-1 AAC) notched another milestone today as they finished the 2014 season ranked No.25 in the final AP Top 25 poll. It’s the Tigers first ever Top 25 finish. Memphis won its first American championship in 2014 (school’s first conference title since 1971), and won 10 games for the first time since 1938. The Tigers’ Top 25 finish is a major accomplishment for...
Via AAC Football Fever
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers 2014 Season Report Card

Wait Till This Year. The marking slogan for the 2014 Memphis Tiger football season was a high risk, high reward one. For a team that had virtually nothing to be proud of over the last six plus seasons in football, telling people to wait till this year could have gone awfully wrong. What if Memphis stumbled through another 4-8 season? Telling people to wait for another disastrous...
Via AAC Football Fever
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis, BYU athletic directors express regrets over fight after Miami Beach Bowl

The athletic directors at Memphis and BYU are expressing regret over the fight following the Tigers' 55-48 overtime victory in the Miami Beach Bowl. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said he and coach Justin Fuente will review video over the next few days and take ''appropriate disciplinary measures.'' He adds in a statement Tuesday: ''Hopefully, it will be a learning lesson for...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  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

Memphis beats BYU in 2OT shootout in Miami Beach Bowl

MIAMI -- Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 55-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for Memphis (10-3), in a game marred by a postgame brawl that involved...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 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

Miami Beach Bowl ends in ugly brawl between BYU and Memphis (VIDEO)

The Memphis Tigers won the Miami Beach Bowl in double overtime, 55-48 over the BYU Cougars. But an ugly brawl marred the events on the field on Monday. A DaShaughn Terry interception ended the game, but hostilities ensued. And the fight turned extremely ugly.
Via Fox Sports South
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Memphis tight end head-butt his teammates with no helmet

If there's one man excited for bowl season it's Memphis tight end Alan Cross. The junior was, let's just say, a wee bit excited for the Tigers' Miami Beach Bowl showdown with BYU to the point where he started headbutting his own teammates --€“ without a helmet on. This has got to hurt (h/t Reddit CFB): Wouldn't recommend trying that at home...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Miami Beach Bowl – BYU vs. Memphis

The BYU season started off hot, gathering top 25 honors and hopes for a season reminiscent of the Ty Detmer days. But all of that came to a crashing to earth when starting quarterback Taysum Hill was injured in the 5th game of the year and out for the remainder of the year. But the Cougars picked themselves up and were able to finish the year strong with a 8-4 record. Some players...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl: Memphis trying to cap amazing turnaround against BYU

Time: Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Memphis accomplished feats not seen from its program in decades but will have to get past a veteran of the bowl season to end its breakthrough campaign with a victory. BYU will make its 10th consecutive postseason appearance Dec. 22 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl. After going 3-9 in 2013, Memphis went 9-3 to finish with its most wins in the regular season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Miami Beach Bowl Is Not A Pleasure Trip For BYU Or Memphis

Miami is — along with New Orleans — one of the great winter party destinations for American football fans. The city has served as the longtime host of the venerable Orange Bowl game, and it has also hosted 10 Super Bowls. Miami is a city made for postseason football, so it might be easy to think that the Brigham Young Cougars and Memphis Tigers want to live it up in South Florida...
Via The Student Section
December 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

UConn tickets for Memphis game the most expensive on the schedule

Following a championship season, ticket prices are certain to rise. And that is certainly the case for UConn mens basketball tickets after last year’s national championship run. The average price for tickets to a UConn home game is currently $176, according to Easy Seat, an official ticketing partner of the UConn Huskies. Leading the way is an early March matchup with conference...
Via The Sports Daily
October 30, 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

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

Missner's Manifesto: Declawing The Memphis Tigers

(Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports) Since writing about how much I hate college basketball polls last year, you might expect that I would have become tired of charging that particular windmill and realize that the polls aren’t going away. You would be underestimating my level of stubbornness. In fact, I have basically gone off the deep end and will lecture anyone who dares bring...
Via Hoops Manifesto
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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