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MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Memphis F Austin Nichols headed to Virginia

Former Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols will transfer to the University of Virginia. Memphis’ 92.9 FM reported Nichols’ decision, as well as released the following statement from him. “After visiting Virginia this weekend, I’ve decided to commit. It was my second choice coming out of high school and the comfort level was built in. I look forward to helping them build...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis basketball upgrades their training facility

After announcing a renovation for their football squad, the University of Memphis has pursued a new basketball training facility worth $1.6 million. Linkous Construction Company will oversee the two-story, 63,000 square foot building, which resides in the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex that has undergone a $40 million face lift as a part of a “Vision for Victory” campaign...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Nichols eyes Virginia, family hires lawyer

Former Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols is eyeing the University of Virginia as a potential transfer destination, which has led his family to hire a lawyer so that the young man may receive an unconditional release from the university. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the development on Twitter. Austin Nichols’ family hired lawyer Don Jackson – in hopes of getting an unconditional...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Nichols granted conditional release from Memphis

Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols has been granted his conditional release from the program and will transfer. Head coach Josh Pastner confirmed the news to ESPN, which was reported on Twitter by Jeff Goodman. Josh Pastner confirms to ESPN that Memphis has given Austin Nichols a conditional release. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 9, 2015 A 6-foot-9, 228 pound rising...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Patsner vexed by Nichols' change of heart

On Tuesday, news came out that Memphis Tigers leading scorer Austin Nichols plans to transfer. It was a bit of a surprise - players typically don't decide to transfer in early July. So what gives?It looks as though college basketball might have its own DeAndre Jordan-esque saga. Reports indicated that Nichols' father says his son will transfer. But according to The Sporting News...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons Memphis Will Win the AAC in 2015

Last year there was a three way tie at the top of the conference between Memphis, Cincinnati and Central Florida. This year the champion of the American won’t have to worry about a tie because with the addition of Navy they will have a title game this season. I know it’s early summer, but I’m going to give you 5 reasons why Memphis is going to win the American this year. 1...
Via The Front Office News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers F Austin Nichols wants to transfer

University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols has told a Memphis-area radio station that he plans to transfer. Nichols, who averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore last year before an ankle injury ended his season in February, told 92.9FM ESPN on Tuesday that, “It was in the best interest of my family and I to decide to transfer from the University of...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 22, 2015  |  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

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

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

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
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