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Goodwin, Lawson score 20 apiece as Memphis beats Cincy 63-59

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Shaq Goodwin and Dedric Lawson had 20 points and 11 rebounds apiece and Memphis held on to defeat Cincinnati 63-59 on Saturday. Lawson and Goodwin combined for 26 points as the Tigers opened a 39-24 lead at the half but Memphis only shot 20 percent in the second half as the Bearcats clawed back. A 3-pointer from Troy Caupain pulled Cincinnati within 56-55...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Blocking Transfer Of Player To Ole Miss To Be Near Sick Mother

Sometimes, college football players feel that it is time for them to move on from one college to the next. It can be having to deal with on-field issues, like playing time or a new coaching staff … or something that has nothing to do with football, including a family emergency requiring them to be closer to home. Such is the case with Memphis Tigers linebacker Genard Avery. The...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Goodwin's career-high 35 powers Memphis past UCF 97-86

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Shaq Goodwin scored a career-high 35 points and had nine rebounds and six assists to help Memphis beat Central Florida 97-86 on Tuesday night. Goodwin was 15 of 23 from the field and made all four of his free throws. Central Florida cut it to 89-82 with 1:34 left but Memphis made 6 of 7 free throws to seal it. Avery Woodson hit five 3-pointers and scored 19...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis cruises past South Florida 71-56, Lawson scores 18

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Dedric Lawson scored 18 points, including 8 for 9 at the foul line, and grabbed 12 rebounds as Memphis broke away from South Florida 71-56 on Saturday, sending the Bulls to an eighth-straight loss. Shaq Goodwin added 13 points for Memphis (12-5, 3-1 American Athletic). Ricky Tarrant Jr. and Sam Craft added nine each. USF's Angel Nunez scored to make it a three...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Memphis Player Apologizes For Incident With Auburn Staff Following Birmingham Bowl

In the moments following Auburn’s win in the Birmingham Bowl over Memphis, an incident took place that still is trying to be understood. Reggis Ball, a linebacker for the Memphis Tigers (who scored a touchdown earlier in the game on an interception return, one of two picks he had in the game), went over to the Auburn sideline and stole a game ball from a member of that Tigers...
Via Gamedayr
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis CB apologizes to Auburn in letter for stealing ball

One of the strangest moments of bowl season came moments after Auburn’s Birmingham Bowl victory over Memphis, when U of M senior cornerback Reggis Ball wrestled a game ball away from an Auburn equipment staffer, and taunted him as he left the field. Ball was removed from the program after the incident, but still went on to autograph the stolen ball and post a picture to Instagram...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch to skip senior year, enter NFL Draft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch has announced he's bypassing his senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.Lynch announced his decision Thursday morning, calling it the best decision for him and his family.The redshirt junior concluded his college career Wednesday with a 31-10 loss to Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound quarterback was held...
Via Associated Press
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis player cut for tackling ball boy, stealing ball after loss to Auburn (VIDEO)

Reggis Ball, a safety for the Memphis Tigers, must have felt so indignant about losing 31-10 to Auburn at the Birmingham Bowl Wednesday, that after the final touchdown, he tackled the ball boy man on the field and ran off with a pigskin souvenir. After grabbing the ball, Ball pushed the equipment staffer to the ground then sprinted away, holding it up in triumph as stunned onlookers...
Via The Other Paper
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis’ Reggis Ball Steals Football, Gets Dismissed From Team (Video)

Memphis Tigers defensive back Reggis Ball had two interceptions during his team’s 31-10 loss to Auburn at Wednesday’s Birmingham Bowl, but his actions following the game made all that a distant memory. Following the game, Ball went over to Auburn’s sideline, got in a physical altercation with a ball boy and ran off with a football. Auburn told its equipment staff that...
Via NESN.com
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis safety Reggis Ball tackles Auburn manager, steals ball, gets dismissed from team

The Memphis Tigers may not have accomplished much in Wednesday’s 31-10 Birmingham Bowl loss to Auburn, but they did steal the post-game headlines from their fellow Tigers thanks to the actions of defensive back Reggis Ball. Ball, who had two interceptions during the game (including Memphis’ only touchdown on a pick-six), ran over to the Auburn sideline afterwards, tackled a...
Via The Comeback
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis Football Releases Statement About Post-Game Incident Involving Defensive Back Reggis Ball

For the second year in a row, a bizarre incident has overshadowed Memphis’ bowl game. Last year it was a giant brawl with BYU. This year senior defensive back Reggis Ball got into a scuffle with an Auburn ball boy in an attempt to take a game ball after recording two interceptions in the game. While Ball’s football career on the field is over with Memphis either way, he has been...
Via College Spun
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis player tackles Auburn ball boy, takes souvenir

The Auburn Tigers smacked the Memphis Tigers 31-10 to win the 2015 Birmingham Bowl, but one Memphis player wasn’t about to leave the stadium without a souvenir. Reggis Ball, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound safety and the team’s No. 4 tackler, wanted to add one more stop to his season total. However, this one doesn’t count on the stat sheet. Ball wrestled down an Auburn equipment manager...
Via Sportsnaut
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Paxton Lynch ‘a virtual lock’ to enter 2016 NFL Draft

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is reportedly “a virtual lock” to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Josh Norris of Rotoworld and NBC Sports, a noted draft guru. I have been told that Memphis QB Paxton Lynch is a virtual lock to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. As expected. — Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) December 7, 2015   This is expected for a couple of reasons. First...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Memphis to ‘go all in for Barry Odom’

With head coach Justin Fuente on his way to Blacksburg, the Memphis Tigers have already started the coaching search for the future. It was reported on Sunday that the team may go after Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom, who was previously the defensive coordinator with Memphis. Now it seems like it is a guarantee that the Tigers want to bring in Odom to take control of the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking a 3-way tie for the AAC West… and why it matters

With Navy thumping Memphis on Saturday, there are some serious doubts as to which team will come out on top in the American Athletic Conference. League championships obviously matter to the teams who win them, and they bring important bragging rights, but why should The American champion be relevant on a national level? Let’s quickly get two important points out of the way. First...
Via The Student Section
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Memphis Coach Justin Fuente Teases Matte Black Alternate Helmet For Tigers

Ranked 18th in the country, the 6-0 Memphis Tigers are one of the surprise stories in college football this season. Their head coach Justin Fuente is surely destined to take a job elsewhere in the off-season, but right now he’s in the process of trying to lead his team to its second-straight season with double-digit victories. This afternoon, Fuente tweeted out an interesting photo...
Via College Spun
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Will an unbeaten mid-major get into the playoff?

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect This is why we have a playoff. If the little guy can’t get in now, he never will be able to. Memphis ripped Ole Miss this season — the same team which defeated mighty (and since, mightier) Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The best team in Tennessee isn’t one of the SEC clubs. It’s those Memphis Tigers. We’re a long way from this stuff being...
Via The Student Section
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Undefeated Memphis upsets SEC power Ole Miss 37-24

This off-season, there won’t be a hotter coaching commodity around than Memphis head coach Justin Fuente. After an impressive 10-3 campaign in 2014, in which they won the AAC, the Tigers have opened the season 6-0 and scored a huge win over Ole Miss this afternoon. A field goal with under a minute left extended the Tigers lead to 37-24, to cap a 15 play, 70-yard drive that ate...
Via College Spun
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Uniform of the Week: Memphis wins second straight game in tiger stripes

The Memphis Tigers showed off their special tiger stripes chrome helmet for a Thursday night nationally televised contest. Perhaps by design, the Tigers wore their special helmets against Cincinnati, home to the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals. This can’t be a coincidence. Geez. Memphis couldnt come up with their own Tiger-stripe pattern? #NoTwoTigersHaveSameStripes pic.twitter.com...
Via The Student Section
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fat, shirtless Memphis fan steals show with megaphone air guitar

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” — Dean Wormer, Animal House Fortunately fat, drunk and brilliant is a way to go through life! One shirtless Memphis Tigers fan stole the show on Thursday night during the Tigers’ wacky 53-46 win over Cincinnati that gave the school its first 4-0 start to a season since 1961. We’re not sure what song said fan was...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis overcomes bad officiating, beats Cincinnati

The Memphis Tigers have given up a combined total of 87 points in their last two games. The Memphis Tigers are 2-0 in their last two games. Coach Justin Fuente’s team, which won the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl by a 55-48 score over BYU, is picking up where it left off last December. This isn’t a perfect team. It’s frankly a half-a-loaf team. Yet, it is now winning consistently...
Via The Student Section
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis scores on reverse flea-flicker trick play

The early games of this college football Saturday haven’t been great, but group of five powers Memphis and Bowling Green are putting on a show. With BGSU up 41-35 early in the fourth quarter, the Tigers drew up a double reverse flea flicker for a game-tying 50 yard touchdown pass. You’ll want to watch this one a few times. Memphis and Bowling Green are trading TDs on @ESPN3...
Via College Spun
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis fans unhappy school plans to honor John Calipari

    John Calipari has been credited with putting the Memphis basketball program on the map, and his former employer plans to pay tribute to him for that during the upcoming season. On Wednesday, University of Memphis president David Rudd announced that the Tigers have planned a ceremony to honor Calipari in December. UMass, the school that gave Calipari his first head coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis 'blocking' the transfer request of Nichols is alarming

By Joseph Nardone Reports have come out that Austin Nichols would like to transfer from Memphis. These reports are nothing new. College basketball players transfer from one school to another on the regular. So much so, in fact, that it is a somewhat accepted part of the college basketball offseason carousel. However, there are sometimes exceptions to what might first seem like...
Via The Student Section
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

A huge fight broke out between BYU and Memphis at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl. Memphis won the game 55-48 in double OT after getting an interception to seal the victory. They began celebrating on the field with a huge dog pile, and some BYU players appeared to jump in. The result was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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