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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
10 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin Caught An Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop

Memphis is leading Tulsa 36-34 at halftime tonight, and the duo of Tiger forwards Trahson Burrell and Shaq Goodwin combined for a ridiculous alley-oop connection right before intermission.  Burrell lobbed the ball off the backboard to a trailing Goodwin, who slammed it home and ignited the crowd. Take a look: The Tigers have produced a few highlight-reel dunks this season. This...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  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

Fuente building off Memphis' 10-win season, Top 25 ranking

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Tigers and coach Justin Fuente have done their best to capitalize on their best season in decades with his fourth signing class. The Tigers are coming off a 10-3 season, their double-digit win season since 1983, that also earned them a No. 25 ranking in The Associated Press' final poll. They earned a share of the American Athletic Conference title...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 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

The Miami Beach Bowl Is Not A Pleasure Trip For BYU Or Memphis

Miami is — along with New Orleans — one of the great winter party destinations for American football fans. The city has served as the longtime host of the venerable Orange Bowl game, and it has also hosted 10 Super Bowls. Miami is a city made for postseason football, so it might be easy to think that the Brigham Young Cougars and Memphis Tigers want to live it up in South Florida...
Via The Student Section
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Football Dealing With Concequences of Success

At a program like the University of Memphis, success in football is something that does not come around often and when it does, it happens to come with positives and negatives. This past Saturday, the Memphis Tigers won what will now be a share of the American Athletic Conference Football Championship and improved their record […] The post Memphis Football Dealing With Concequences...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 05, 2014  |  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
November 26, 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

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
October 30, 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

What Seed Did Memphis Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Memphis Tigers were given an 8-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Josh Pastner and hail from the AAC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against George Washington in Raleigh on Friday. Why: Memphis finished with a 12-6 record in the AAC, tied for...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks 7 Foot Center

It is no suprise to anyone that basketball is a tall man’s game. But everyone once in a while you get a player on the smaller side who has enough athleticism to stick around. Memphis Tigers guard Joe Jackson may only be 6’1, but he has some serious ups. In fact, he was able to block Przemek Karnowski who happens to be 7’1. The post Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks...
Via Standing O Sports
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA grants Memphis RB Brandon Hayes sixth year of eligibility

Memphis running back Brandon Hayes has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The NCAA's decision to approve a waiver for Hayes was announced Monday in a university release. Hayes rushed for a team-high 860 yards and five touchdowns on 201 carries this past season. He gained 576 yards rushing in 2012. Hayes joined the Tigers as walk-on in the spring of 2010, but...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern Missouri State

The Memphis Tigers feature one of the most athletic teams in the entire country. Against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, the Tigers showcased a fast-break that included a steal, an over-the-head pass, a behind-the-back-pass, and then an alley-oop lob. Very Globetrotter-esque of the Tigers, who won 77-65. [Reddit] The post Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern...
Via Diehardsport
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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