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Memphis Tigers' 2016 Football Schedule

A Memphis Tennis Top 40

memphisflyer.com — 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

memphismagazine.com — "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. bit.ly/1KB1aMH #memphisopen

Tigers 63, Cincinnati 59

memphisflyer.com — 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

memphisflyer.com — 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

memphisflyer.com — 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?

memphisflyer.com — 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

memphismagazine.com — 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: bit.ly/1SI9RaG

Super Bowl XXV: Get Ready for “Fifty Fest”

memphisflyer.com — 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

memphisflyer.com — "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 10, 2016

Hard to watch Tigers bludgeoned regularly, but I like growing strength of AAC.

Feb 10, 2016

Better team gets the win. Add Gray to Cougar rotation, and Houston can win AAC tourney.

Feb 10, 2016

Consider how much better 2014-15 Tigers would have been had Sam Craft played league schedule. Perhaps an extra 2 or 3 wins.

Feb 10, 2016

Josh should enforce sprints for every possession Shaq and/or Dedric don't touch the ball this game. Cougars can't guard.

Feb 10, 2016

Memphis will need more than six buckets in second half to win tonight. Impressive first 20.


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