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Memphis Tiger Trivia — When Dedric Lawson suits up for the Tigers in November, he'll become the ninth locally produced McDonald's All-American to play for the U of M. (The annual all-star game was first played in 1978.) How many of the others can you name? Answer will be posted Thursday.

Two Memphis Redbirds' Rapid Rise — click to enlarge Every baseball fan loves Crash Davis. The career minor-leaguer - most famous for his season with flame-throwing Nuke LaLoosh and the Durham Bulls - may be fictitious, but he's a one-man allegory for any athlete who plays entirely for the love of the game.

NBA Playoff Possibilities - and Pucks — click to enlarge There has been some unease - if not outright panic - in these parts over the bumpy road the Memphis Grizzlies have recently traveled on their way to the NBA playoffs. Once comfortably atop the Southwest Division, the Griz have limped (in some cases literally) to a 10-9 record since March 7th, not the kind of mark that inspires fear in playoff opponents.

Q & A: Justin Fuente — Q & A: Justin Fuente Ten wins, a conference championship, a bowl victory, and a Top-25 ranking. When it comes to the University of Memphis football program, that is so 2014. No sport has a shorter offseason than college football.

Redbirds-Cardinals at AutoZone — click to enlarge The St. Louis Cardinals played a total of eight exhibition games at AutoZone Park over the stadium's first decade, starting with the game that opened the park on April 1, 2000. (Fernando Vina delivered the first hit, Eli Marrero the first home run.)

Memphis Tigers' Nick King to Transfer

The Hank Aaron Museum — click to enlarge My sister was born on March 29, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia, precisely ten days before Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home-run record in the same city. I've felt a kinship - of time and place - with Hammerin' Hank for more than 40 years now, as I'm among a very few Americans who had a more significant spring in 1974 than Aaron.

A Memphis Winter in Vermont — Andre Turner U of M Athletics The winter of 1984-85 included a very special basketball season, and not just in Memphis, Tennessee, where Keith Lee's Memphis State Tigers put a region on their back and reached the NCAA tournament's Final Four in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tiger Season Ends With a Whimper — When you look back at the 1999-2000 Memphis Tigers - the last team to miss both the NCAA and NIT tournaments - it's striking to consider the talent interim coach Johnny Jones had at his disposal. Three starters for that team - Marcus Moody, Kelly Wise, and Earl Barron - are in the program's 1,000-point club.

A Season (Almost) In the Books — Memories remain to be made by the 2014-15 Memphis Tigers, starting with this week's American Athletic Conference tournament in Hartford. The U of M will have the chance to extend its streak of 20-win seasons to 15 and make one final attempt at an unlikely fifth-straight NCAA tournament berth.
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