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MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

UConn’s Bob Diaco Praises Tim Boyle’s First Start of Season

According to the scoreboard and box score, nothing went UConn’s way in a 41-0 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. If you ask Bob Diaco, the vast improvements in Tim Boyle’s play was enough to get excited for a meaningful game this week at Memphis. Meaningful for the Memphis Tigers, that is. While the Tigers are […] The post UConn’s Bob Diaco Praises Tim Boyle’s First Start...
Via AAC Football Fever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Can Secure Small Share of AAC Title with Win vs. UConn

It is borderline unfathomable what could take place on Saturday: the Memphis Tigers could win the American Athletic Conference Title. No, not in basketball. In football. Memphis has always been a basketball school in a basketball city. Ever since the Grizzlies came to town, the city has nicknamed itself “Hoop City,” and rightfully so. The […] The post Memphis Can Secure Small...
Via AAC Football Fever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis rolls to a 77-49 win over Prairie View

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Shaq Goodwin came off the Memphis bench to score 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting and the Tigers ran away with a 77-49 win over Prairie View A&M Monday night. Goodwin's layup with 13:37 left in the first half capped a 15-2 run to open the game for Memphis (1-1). Goodwin scored 10 of his team-high points in the first half as the Tigers built a 38-23 lead at intermission...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
14 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
20 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
22 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
28 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

Louisville baseball to AAC title game, Noon, ESPNU

Courtesy of the Memphis Tigers … The University of Louisville baseball team is in the championship game of the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament Sunday. The eighth-seeded Tigers, a long shot at best, the least likely to succeed, lending a hand to their long time rivals. Memphis doing it the hard way, defeating South Florida without its coach who had been booted for...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 24, 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 Argues With Louisville Fans That Called His Players Thugs

The Memphis Tigers got a huge win on the home court of the defending champion Louisville Cardinals last night. Salty Cardinal fans took exception with the celebratory manner in which the Tigers left the court and starting insulting them. Memphis head coach Josh Pastner was having none of it, and stuck up for his players letting the fans know that they have a perfect APR score and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 10, 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

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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