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Memphis Tigers' 2016 Football Schedule

A Memphis Tennis Top 40 — click to enlarge This week's Memphis Open marks 40 years of professional tennis at the Racquet Club of Memphis. With thoughts of the late, great Casey Kasem, here's a countdown of the top 40 players to visit our annual stop on the ATP Tour.

40 Years of Tennis at The Racquet Club — "I wanted to give Memphis a pro tennis tournament. I borrowed an idea from football, built skyboxes, and we attracted the national indoor championships." - Billy Dunavant (from the book, Just Call Me Billy) The marriage between professional tennis and The Racquet Club of Memphis was no accident.
Feb 08, 2016

From Borg to Nishikori, a look at 40 years of pro tennis at the Racquet Club of Memphis. #memphisopen

Tigers 63, Cincinnati 59 — Thirty-nine hours after their most dispiriting loss of the season, the Tigers secured their biggest win to date. With double-doubles from Shaq Goodwin and Dedric Lawson (each had 20 points and 11 rebounds), the U of M never trailed Cincinnati and avoided what would have been the first three-game losing streak in seven years under coach Josh Pastner.

Connecticut 77, Tigers 57 — The fans hit the exits with six minutes to go, Their favorite team's season having hit a new low. A day after Memphis lost one of its favorite Tigers - broadcaster and poet, Jack Eaton - the current group of basketball players continued its downward spiral with the worst 20 minutes seen at FedExForum this winter.

2016 Memphis Tigers Football Signing Class — Rookie coach Mike Norvell has hit what he considers a home run with his first Memphis signing class. Eight players on the defensive side of the ball, ten on offense (including eight at the skill positions).

February Gladness? — The games must be played. However uncomfortable the next six weeks may become for the Memphis Tigers and their beleaguered head coach, at least 11 games remain on the schedule (counting at least one in the American Athletic Conference tournament).

40 Years, 40 Athletes — In advance of our upcoming 40th anniversary, here's a look at 40 athletes who made a significant impact in Memphis since 1976. Consider it a starter kit for a few debates. Most memorable? Most polarizing? Greatest achievement? Whatever their specialty, these men (and women) drew their share of applause in the Bluff City.
Jan 26, 2016

As Memphis magazine nears its 40th anniversary, a look at 40 athletes to impact the Bluff City since 1976:

Super Bowl XXV: Get Ready for “Fifty Fest” — click to enlarge What do you get when you combine the most overhyped sporting event on the planet with its golden anniversary? As the countdown to Super Bowl XXV begins, we're about to find out. Get ready for "Fifty Best" lists, from heroes and goats, to coaches and commercials.

East Carolina 84, Tigers 83 — "I didn't see this coming. I thought we were ready to go." Josh Pastner can only hope that Sunday afternoon represents the nadir in his seventh season as coach of the Memphis Tigers. In front of a typically sparse FedExForum crowd, Memphis fell to an East Carolina team that entered the contest 0-6 in American Athletic Conference competition and 0-7 in road games.
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Feb 13, 2016

First pro tennis match for my 13-year-old daughter tonight. Nishikori and Querrey in Memphis Open semi.

Feb 13, 2016

RT @zackmcm: Very serious post: the honorable @MayorACWharton for SCOTUS. His mind will be no less sharp at age 90. 20 strong years, at least.

Feb 13, 2016

It's over. Column coming Monday on possible solution to Memphis misery. (You've considered it.)

Feb 13, 2016

Teams combine for one field goal in last two minutes. Just bad basketball at Tulane today.

Feb 13, 2016

That's absurd. Two seconds on clock ... throw ball to midcourt. Has to go inside. Has to.

Feb 13, 2016

National analysts continue to sell talent on Memphis roster, despite record. And sell coach's strengths at same time.

Feb 13, 2016

With 11 D-Ds as a freshman, Dedric in Memphis club of three (with Lee and Wright).

Feb 13, 2016

My goodness. Tigers down at half ... at Tulane. Memphis now grouped with ECU, Tulane in AAC. #bottomfeeder

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