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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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2016 Grizzlies: Broken and (Finally) Beaten

memphisflyer.com — click to enlarge A few weeks ago, I stopped my colleague Kevin Lipe in a hallway of our office building. And I asked him to - without pausing - name the Memphis Grizzlies' current eight-man rotation.

Q & A: Mike Norvell

memphisflyer.com — The University of Memphis football team will play its annual spring game - Friday Night Stripes - this Friday at the Liberty Bowl. It will be the first public appearance at his new home stadium (with his team on display) for Tiger coach Mike Norvell.

[UPDATED] University of Memphis Hires Tubby Smith as New Basketball Coach

memphisflyer.com — "Today the University of Memphis has hired the most accomplished [basketball] coach in our history. He is precisely the right coach at the right time for the University of Memphis." - U of M president David Rudd Josh Pastner was 14 years old when Tubby Smith presided over his first college basketball game as a head coach.

2016 Memphis Redbirds: First Impressions

memphisflyer.com — click to enlarge A few observations from the first weekend of Redbirds baseball: * The current Redbirds roster is not packed with prospects, at least not according to the folks at Baseball America who compile such rankings. Among players in the St.

2016 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

memphisflyer.com — click to enlarge The St. Louis Cardinals are unaccustomed to playing the role of hunters. Having won the last three National League Central titles and no fewer than 100 games last season (despite ace Adam Wainwright and slugger Matt Holliday missing significant time with injuries), the Cardinals enter the 2016 campaign in the shadow of the Chicago Cubs.

Final Four-gettable?

memphisflyer.com — click to enlarge No American team sport is as exclusive as college basketball. Say what you will about the "wildly unpredictable" NCAA tournament, no champion is as easy to forecast as the survivor of March Madness. (I love the now-copyrighted title for this event.

Craig Unger on the Latest Sale of the Memphis Redbirds

memphisflyer.com — Just two years ago, the St. Louis Cardinals made Memphis officially "Cardinal Country" by purchasing the franchise's Triple-A affiliate. In a deal announced Monday and expected to be finalized in early April, the Cardinals have just as suddenly sold a majority share in the Memphis Redbirds.

Parking Up the Wrong Tree

memphismagazine.com — The growing controversy that has the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park Conservancy each bearing their claws is not a space problem. It's a car problem. And a solution can be found through better - and more creative - management of the vehicles bringing guests to one of this country's finest zoos.

Leap of Faith: Memphis-Style

memphisflyer.com — The next time I can post a column on February 29th will be 208 weeks from now, so I'm making the most of this chance. Come 2020, Tokyo will be aiming to improve on the Summer Games of Rio (the Zika virus a distant memory).

Tigers 92, Tulsa 82

memphisflyer.com — They wear uniform numbers 1 and 2 and when this Tiger team is right, Dedric Lawson and Shaq Goodwin form as good a one-two punch as any frontcourt in college basketball.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @dgoold: Fan picks Joe Torre and Chris Carpenter headline #cardinals Hall of Fame class of '16. Terry Moore and former owner Sam Breadon are others.

Apr 29, 2016

New theory: Mother Nature is a stickler for "Memphis in May" events being held in, you know, May.New theory: Mother Nature is a stickler for "Memphis in May" events being held in, you know, May.

Apr 29, 2016

What I like most about Lynch landing in Denver: Elway behind pick. If Hall of Fame QB sees something he likes, Lynch must have "it."What I like most about Lynch landing in Denver: Elway behind pick. If Hall of Fame QB sees something he likes, Lynch must have "it."

Apr 29, 2016

Let's allow Zeke Elliott to gain his first professional yard before we start using the word "Triplets" again.Let's allow Zeke Elliott to gain his first professional yard before we start using the word "Triplets" again.

Apr 28, 2016

Sorry, but I don't have enough faith in the scouting profession to take an FCS quarterback with a top-5 pick.Sorry, but I don't have enough faith in the scouting profession to take an FCS quarterback with a top-5 pick.

Apr 28, 2016

What does a guy have to do to find a 2017 NFL mock draft?!?What does a guy have to do to find a 2017 NFL mock draft?!?


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