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Tigers top Tulane with Nichols' jumper, 57-55 — NEW ORLEANS - Sophomore Austin Nichols' jumper with 3.1 seconds left lifted the University of Memphis to a 57-55 victory over Tulane at the Smoothie King Center. Nichols finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists, and his mid-range jumper from the left side came after coach Josh Pastner called a timeout with 25.3 seconds left and the game tied at 55.
Jan 25, 2015

"Sprinkles are for winners." - Flo RT @memphissports: Tigers top Tulane with Nichols' jumper, 57-55

Jan 24, 2015

Bit too close for comfort, but props to Tigers & coach Josh Pastner & Austin Nichols for resilient win. Quick gamer:

The Big Idea: Can Memphis and the Fairgrounds become a top-tier amateur sports destination? — Today, we begin The Big Idea, an occasional series to evaluate and test ideas that have been offered about the future of Greater Memphis. Have any Big Ideas worth exploring? Email Kyle Veazey at
Jan 25, 2015

The very first in our Big Idea series: Can Memphis and the Fairgrounds become a top-tier amateur sports destination?

Prep results from Jan. 24 — Lausanne (45) - James Babb 11, Adam Boyce 2, Aldair Carlos 2, Spencer Mackey 5, Addison Miller 4, Jesse Neloms 3, Isaiah Stokes 6, Camren Taylor 10, Rayshad Williams 2. MUS (44) - Will Farnsworth 12, Philip Freeburg 5, Josh Gray 3, Cole Harrison 2, David Nelson 2, Pierce Rose 7, Connor Truitt 3, Preston White 2, Connor Whitson 4, Luke Wilfong 4.

Collins says meetings will help decide mayoral plans — City Council member Harold Collins appears to be nearing a decision about whether he will run for Memphis mayor, saying Saturday that a couple of meetings next week will help him decide if he wants to join the field to challenge incumbent Mayor A C Wharton.
Jan 24, 2015

Harold Collins appears to be nearing a decision on the mayor's race. I talked to him today about that:

Memphis Tigers basketball seeks revenge vs. Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday

TSSAA rules Hamilton basketball team must forfeit games because of ineligible player — The Hamilton basketball team, which is second in the nation in the current MaxPreps rankings, will forfeit 15 victories for using an ineligible player, according to a source familiar with the TSSAA's decision. The player in question, Tarrance Baker, also confirmed the penalty to The Commercial Appeal on Friday.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @memphisnews: TSSAA rules Hamilton basketball team must forfeit games because of ineligible player:

American Athletic Conference basketball rankings: Memphis Tigers fall to seventh — SMU stays at No. 1 and Memphis drops to No. 7 in this week's American Athletic Conference men's basketball rankings: 1. SMU (15-4, 6-1): The Mustangs are still awaiting word from the NCAA regarding their appeal of sophomore guard Keith Frazier's academic eligibility.

Memphis Tigers basketball preview: Taking on Tulane at New Orleans’ NBA arena — When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana TV, radio: ESPNU; WREC-AM 600, WKBQ-FM 93.5 Records: Memphis 11-7, 4-3 American Athletic Conference; Tulane 13-6, 4-3 Coaches: Memphis, Josh Pastner (141-51 at school and overall); Tulane, Ed Conroy (78-71 at school, 168-204 overall) Series: Memphis leads, 45-10 Lineups Memphis: So.
Jan 23, 2015

Lineups, other storylines. RT @memphissports: Tigers preview: Saturday at Tulane in NBA arena

Hoop City preps: Eagles flying high again

As UPS warns on profit, FedEx reaffirms outlook — FedEx Corp. on Friday reaffirmed its fiscal year profit outlook after rival United Parcel Service said holiday season delivery costs would eat some of UPS profits. Memphis-based FedEx said its earnings forecast for the year ending May 31 remains at $8.50 to $9 a diluted share.
Jan 23, 2015

From @gwrisher: #FedEx stands pat with FY15 profit outlook as #UPS downgrades, citing peak season costs @memphisnews

Prep Insider: Local bowlers advance — Several area bowlers advanced to the finals of the TSSAA state tournament, which began Thursday at the Smyrna Bowling Center. Most of the local success came in Division 2, where tournament favorite St. Benedict was particularly impressive. The Eagles will have three of the six bowlers in the semis.

Prep results from Jan. 22 — Rossville Christian (50) - Shermar Chambers 36, Fran Folmer 8, Corban Knight 2, Patton Lutz 1, Tavaris Moore 3. Central Baptist (38) - Kendall Allen 18, Andrew Amburgy 3, Micah Crutchfield 1, Finley Cutshaw 6, Nathaniel Henry 6, Cody Reese 4. Rossville 12 10 15 13-50 Central Baptist 10 9 15 4-38 Records - Rossville Christian 8-15.

Memphis, Shelby County consider limits on rope lights — At BB Beauty Plus at Jackson and Watkins, recently installed rope lights surround the windows in a dotted-line that glows. And throughout the city and county rope lights in bluish white or neon colors have grown in popularity, defining windows, doors and rooftops at convenience stores, cellphone outlets, hair salons, barber shops and restaurants.

Bass Pro to host job fair for new Pyramid store — Bass Pro Shops will host a job fair Feb. 2-4 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center to fill more than 600 full-time and part-time positions for its new store that will open in the Pyramid in May. Jobs are available in departments including fishing, camping, hunting, archery, footwear, apparel/gifts, marine accessories, receiving and customer service.
Jan 22, 2015

Bass Pro jobs include positions in hotel, restaurant and retail, boat detailers, bowling techs and more.

Jan 22, 2015

For those in #Memphis who are looking for work: Bass Pro to host job fair to hire 600 for Pyramid store

Halbert to propose giving City Council vote on incentives — Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert said she's drafting a measure that would require the council to give final approval for economic development incentives like the $9.5 million just approved for Swedish retailer Ikea to build a new store in Cordova. Halbert said she plans to present the legislation at the council's next meeting Feb.
Jan 22, 2015

Wanda Halbert to propose giving City Council vote on incentives