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Familiar Face Leading the Memphis Tigers’ Rushing Attack

Following their 31-20 win against South Florida, the Memphis Tigers (8-3, 6-1) look to secure at least a share of the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday as they will take take on the Connecticut Huskies (2-8, 1-5)—statistically one of the worst teams in college football. Over the last several games, Memphis has been led […] The post Familiar Face Leading the...
Via AAC Football Fever
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

USF can't hold off Paxton Lynch, Memphis on road

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Paxton Lynch threw for 232 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Memphis defeated South Florida 31-20 on Saturday. Lynch's two rushing scores and his 42-yard strike to Mose Frazier helped the Tigers move out to a 21-13 halftime lead. Lynch found Brandon Hayes for an 11-yard touchdown to extend the lead in the third quarter. Hayes finished with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lynch, Hayes lead Memphis past South Florida 31-20

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Paxton Lynch threw for 232 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Memphis defeated South Florida 31-20 on Saturday. Lynch's two rushing scores and his 42-yard strike to Mose Frazier helped the Tigers move out to a 21-13 halftime lead. Lynch found Brandon Hayes for an 11-yard touchdown to extend the lead in the third quarter. Hayes finished with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn-Memphis Kickoff Time Set for November 29

ESPN and the American Athletic Conference have announced the kickoff time for the game between the UConn Huskies and Memphis Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 29. The game will start at 4 p.m. and be televised nationally on ESPNews.
Via Sox and Dawgs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Has Chance for First 10-Win Season in School History

On Saturday, the Memphis Tigers improved to 7-3 (5-1) defeating the Tulane Green Wave—who fell to 3-7 (2-4)—38-7 in the team’s final road game of the season. The Tigers were, surprisingly, out-gained by 17 yards, but Tulane turned the ball over five times which resulted in 21 Memphis points. Memphis is set to take on South […] The post Memphis Has Chance for First 10-Win...
Via AAC Football Fever
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Conference Catch-up: American Athletic

Best Player: Jalen Adams, Connecticut Best Potential: Dedric Lawson, Memphis Best Scorer: K.J. Lawson, Memphis Best Shooter: Trey Lowe, Temple Best Rebounder: Steven Enoch, Connectict Best Passer: Sedric Barefield, SMU Best Defender: Tacko Fall, Central Florida Best Glue Guy: Jacob Evans, Cincinnati Best Athlete: Jalen Adams, Connecticut 1. Memphis Tigers K.J. Lawson | 6...
Via Hoopniks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis loses exhibition game to Division II Christian Brothers

Memphis, chosen to finish third in the American Athletic Conference and an NCAA Tournament participant in 10 of the last 12 years, lost an exhibition game Wednesday 74-70 in overtime to Christian Brothers, a Division II school located just minutes from the Tigers' campus.  Though city bragging rights now can go to Christian Brothers, the fact that the game was an exhibition...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Memphis Tigers a Lock to Win the AAC?

Winning the American Athletic Conference was something that, in the preseason, few thought was possible and virtually no one expected; however, the Memphis Tigers find themselves with an 83.9 percent chance of winning the conference championship, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index rankings (FPI). This ranks as the second-highest among all FBS teams behind only Georgia Southern...
Via AAC Football Fever
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things Memphis Must Do to Best Temple on Friday

This Friday is going to be a spectacular game – a much-anticipated throw-down between two of the most emergent powers in the AAC. The Temple Owls are coming into this game just six days following their 20-10 upset over the ECU Pirates, hyped up and focused on the competition at hand. The Memphis Tigers are similarly coming off of a 40-20 besting of the Tulsa Hurricanes last...
Via AAC Football Fever
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers at Temple Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two schools from the American Athletic Conference will match-up on Friday night when the Memphis Tigers take on the Temple Owls. Memphis and Temple are both 5-3 on the season and looking for their fourth win in conference. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. The Odds: The...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, ...
Via Hoopniks
October 21, 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

Memphis Coach Josh Pastner Donates 250K to Athletic Department

  It’s been a pretty good year for Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. His 16th ranked Memphis Tigers are 6-1 with an impressive win over 7th ranked Oklahoma State. Now Pastner has set a school record after donating $250,000 to the university’s athletic department. “Josh’s gift is the largest ever made by a Memphis coach and will be used for sport enhancements and improvements...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Here Are The AAC Football Patches For The Memphis Tigers

Who’s ready for some AAC football? The Memphis Tigers are. Today, we got a look at the new conference patches that the Tigers will have on their football jerseys: These are the 2 @American_FB patches that @UofMEquipment will wear next season. #TigerNation pic.twitter.com/VRRQV9yyhR — The Emblem Source (@theemblemsource) July 28, 2013 They look like a perfect fit — it will...
Via College Spun
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers unveil new uniforms with chrome helmet

Plenty of teams have been unveiling their jerseys in preparation for the upcoming football season, and the Memphis Tigers are the latest to do so.  The jerseys themselves are nothing spectacular, but I love the tiger stripes on the pants and the helmets are fantastic.  The chrome helmet with the tiger striping down the center and in the logo is absolutely outstanding.  The blue...
Via Diehardsport
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Memphis Tigers Release Multiple New Football Uniforms, Awesome Chrome Helmets

The Memphis Tigers aren’t exactly known for their football prowess — the university has long been known as a basketball school. However, the football team will be making some headlines with the new uniforms that they released tonight. It appears the Tigers have three new uniform combinations — here are some photos tweeted out by the Memphis staff: New Tiger uniforms pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers Senior D.J. Stephens Records Highest Vertical Leap in NBA History

D.J. Stephens was a good player in college--just like a lot of guys. There was next to no chance he was going to be drafted into the NBA up until he was working out for the Brooklyn Nets and made NBA history in the process. How? Because he had an incredible 46" vertical leap during workouts! There isn't a video of the leap in question available (at least not...
Via FatManWriting
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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