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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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Tigers 31, USF 20 — Tiger coach Justin Fuente calls it a weekly "quest to go 1-0." With their win today over the South Florida Bulls at the Liberty Bowl (in front of 34,635 fans), Fuente's Tigers have fulfilled that quest five weeks in a row, earning the Memphis program eight wins for the first time since DeAngelo Williams's junior campaign of 2004.

Inside Memphis Business - October 2014 - Memphis, TN — A broken test tube. That's all it took for Chirag Chauhan - at the time a sophomore at Rhodes College - to reconsider a career in medicine. For the son of an anesthesiologist, pre-med seemed the natural course of study when Chauhan graduated with Houston High School's second class in 1994.

Three Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football — When the 7-3 Memphis Tigers - riding a four-game winning streak - take the field this Saturday at the Liberty Bowl, local football fans will witness something seen but once in that stadium since 1970.

Tigers Drop Exhibition to CBU — I'll resist snark. It's too easy tonight. The Tigers lost their first exhibition game in 18 years (not since Larry Finch's last as head coach at his alma mater). For Trey Casey, Ryan Fleming and the rest of the CBU Buccaneers, it's a game they'll recall for grandchildren 30 and 40 years from now.

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football — The Tigers are having a good season, but they have the chance to make it historic. Between 1960 and 1963 - the program's true golden era - the U of M won at least eight games (and lost no more than two) every season.

Bluff City Bliss — click to enlarge It's impossible to say which victory - each the sixth for a team with "Memphis" across its jersey - felt better. Within a few minutes last Friday night, the Memphis Tigers (football team!) beat Temple on the final play of the game and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City to improve their record to 6-0.

Tigers 16, Temple 13 — For the first time in six long years, the Memphis Tigers are bowl-bound. When Jake Elliott's 31-yard field goal attempt just cleared the left upright as time expired tonight in Philadelphia, the U of M secured its sixth win of the season and retained a portion of first place in the American Athletic Conference.

HOOP CITY! | Cover Feature | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer — The Window The Grizzlies are back with one of the best, deepest rosters in team history. It may be the best shot they've ever had at an NBA title. by Kevin Lipe "This is the year." It's a thing fans say to each other all the time.

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football — Go ahead and say it: "November's here and the University of Memphis football team is tied for first place." After two rather seismic upsets last Saturday in the American Athletic Conference - Temple over East Carolina and UConn over UCF - five teams find themselves atop the league standings with 3-1 records, including the Memphis Tigers.

Tigers 40, Tulsa 20 — With former Poison frontman Bret Michaels serving as a Friday-night opening act, the Memphis Tigers had a spotlight unlike many in the recent history of the football program. It took a while for their high-scoring offense to warm up, but the Halloween tilt with Tulsa proved, indeed, nothing but a good time.
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Nov 22, 2014

Last six-game winning streak (within season) for Memphis Tiger football: 1969. (Won last 5 in '75 and first two in '76.)

Nov 22, 2014

Paxton Lynch nearing fifth straight game without interception. All Memphis wins.

Nov 22, 2014

This will be Tigers' fifth 8-win season in last 50 years. 1969, '73, '03, '04.

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