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Memphis' stock rising, State's slipping

March 4, 2010

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Like the last few weeks of the semester, March is the time to put up or shut up in college basketball. When the calendar rolls to the 3rd month of the year, the separation of contenders and pretenders grow each day, all the way up to Selection Sunday, which this year is on my mom’s […]

South's Greatest Basketball Programs: #8 Memphis Tigers

February 22, 2010

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Girl on the left is one of Memphis’ most prized alums. Shouts to Lakeyn Foutch. Memphis Tigers Location: Memphis, Tennessee Nickname: Tigers Reason For Nickname: An old yell that started when the school was founded in 1912, it was not until 1939 when the school officially adopted the Tigers as its nickname. Colors: Blue and […]

Where will Dana Kirk rank among Tiger coaches?

February 16, 2010

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In the history of Memphis Tiger basketball, there’s been 17 coaches. Of those 17 coaches, three (Bartow, Kirk, and Calipari) took the Tigers to the Final Four. While Bartow, who resurrected the Tigers through one of the bleakest periods for success in program history, helping them to two Missouri Valley Conference titles and of course, […]

Knowing the Opponent: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

February 13, 2010

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If only I could be like my brother, then I could be an assistant at Tulsa On the blog, I haven’t done that much as far as “Knowing the Opponent”. I leave that to the guys at Kentucky Sports Radio to do. Besides, their scouting reports are much funnier than mine. Background: The University of […]

Pastner was right, rules have to be followed

February 10, 2010

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During the final regular-season road trip for Crichton basketball to Marietta, Georgia, a couple of basketball players decided that making up a missed assignment rather than helping the team get to 20 wins was more important. While I always believed that academics was far more important than athletics, because once that basketball loses thirteen pounds […]

Win #1400 can be big for Tigers

February 6, 2010

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On February 6, 1993, the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University) earned their 1,000th win in program history against the hated Cincinnati Bearcats. That team, which featured Penny Hardaway and David Vaughan, flamed out in the NCAA Tournament that season to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. 17 years later, the Tigers are on the verge […]

Taking a stand

February 4, 2010

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Before I begin this post, I would like to thank Martin Brock, who will be our new Tiger Sports correspondent for the remainder of the semester on the show, for dropping by and talking with us about National Signing Day as well as the Tiger-UAB basketball game. As I stated earlier, Wednesday was National Signing […]