MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Memphis issues statement, basically declares itself available to Big 12

Tuesday, the Big 12 announced that it had asked the league’s commissioner, Bob Bowlsby, to begin “surveying interest” from other schools in regards to joining the conference. Naturally, it’s fair to assume that a number of universities are interested in jumping up a level to compete in a ‘Power 5′ league. One school is taking the guesswork out of it. Memphis, currently...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Running back gets Memphis Tigers tattoo, then transfers from program

Memphis Tigers running back Jarvis Cooper recently learned a valuable lesson regarding the permanence of tattoos. Your heart may change, but your ink will not. The junior finished second on the team with 389 rushing yards last season but decided he would transfer elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. Unfortunately for Cooper, he will have to explain why he is still repping the...
Via The Comeback
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarvis Cooper transferring after getting Memphis tattoo

As recently as two months ago, Memphis running back Jarvis Cooper was so proud to be a Tiger that he got a tattoo to prove it. The soon-to-be junior tweeted a photo of his new ink back in March, which showed Cooper in a Memphis uniform. Can't wait to tell these stories to them young folk pic.twitter.com/hbDNZHvi1c — Jarvis Cooper (@BIGCOOP32) March 6, 2016 And now he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

RB Jarvis Cooper transfers from Memphis after getting tattoo

The Memphis Tigers took a big hit on Tuesday when running back Jarvis Cooper decided to transfer from the program. Not only is this strange because he is one of their more productive players, but he also just recently got a tattoo representing the Tigers. The tattoo is one of himself in a full Memphis uniform right on his chest, so it is hard for Cooper to hide what it really is...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The University of Memphis wants to join the Big 12

The Big 12 has 10 teams right now, despite its name. Over the next couple years, the league’s presidents and chancellors have said they’d like to increase its size to 12 or 14. That decision could come as early as later this summer or early in the fall. With expansion potentially on the horizon, schools in the Big 12’s footprint are beginning to express their desire to join...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman sounds off on NFL draft experts

Being selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft will give a player a relatively large chip on his shoulder. When said player has earned three First-Team All-Pro honors, that’s magnified even further. When the player is one Richard Sherman, that chip is probably the size of the entire West Coast. The Seattle Seahawks corner isn’t necessarily afraid to tell us how it is. Everything...
Via Sportsnaut
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

49ers now in prime position to move down in the draft

By virtue of the second blockbuster trade of the NFL draft season, there is a lot of moving parts within the top 10 heading into the annual event in Chicago next week. Now that we know the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles are likely going to go quarterback with the first two picks, the dominoes are going to start falling relatively quickly here. By yielding five valuable...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tubby Smith agrees to be next Memphis coach

Despite their efforts to keep him, Tubby Smith is leaving Texas Tech to become the next head coach of the Memphis Tigers, according to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish. Smith led the Red Raiders to one of their 15 NCAA Tournament appearances in the school’s history this past season. The Tigers are replacing Josh Pastner, who left the program to become the head coach at Georgia Tech...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis reportedly targeting Tubby Smith for coaching job

Tubby Smith is the leading candidate for the vacant Memphis basketball job, according to a report. The current Texas Tech coach has had “significant contact” with the school, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today, and it is believed that he would take the position if it is offered to him. A deal is apparently very close as of Wednesday afternoon. Memphis is reportedly targeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaq Goodwin did Vince Carter elbow dunk during game

As part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, the league held its slam dunk contest Saturday night. During the day’s college basketball action, a player from Memphis made like Vince Carter in the 2000 dunk contest. Late in the first half, after a steal by Trahson Burrell, Shaq Goodwin got the ball on a breakaway and this is what happened. Not surprisingly, Goodwin was assessed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Vince Carter’s famous elbow dunk from the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest is the stuff of legend. As far as we know, no player has tried to duplicate Carter’s feat during a game, until this afternoon. Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin found himself with a wide-open fast break opportunity at Tulane this afternoon, and he finished it off by performing Carter’s elbow in the rim dunk, earning...
Via College Spun
February 13, 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 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 manager...
Via The Comeback
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 and...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Will an unbeaten mid-major get into the playoff?

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 an actual argument. I understand that...
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 were not great, but group of five powers Memphis and Bowling Green put on a show. With BGSU up 41-35 early in the fourth quarter, the Tigers drew up a 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 (41-41!). None prettier...
Via College Spun
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis fans unhappy school plans to honor John Calipari

By Steve DelVecchio 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...
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 on Monday. Memphis won the game 55-48 in double-overtime 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 a big mosh pit of players mostly standing around with some swinging at each...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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