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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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Three Thoughts on the Miami Beach Bowl — Allow me a few quibbles with the Tigers' upcoming tilt in the Miami Beach Bowl. (I know, I know . . . . It's been six years. Anything with "Bowl" in it will do.) I'm not big on indoor football, particularly when the football is being played in south Florida, so please .

Oklahoma State 73, Tigers 55 — The biggest cheer tonight at FedExForum was for the University of Memphis football team. (A sentence I never thought I'd write.) The twenty minutes of basketball before the 2014 American Athletic Conference (football) champions were introduced were dreadful. And the 20 minutes after football coach Justin Fuente invited 14,501 fans to Florida for the Miami Beach Bowl (December 22nd) were no improvement.

Saving a Season | Tiger Blue | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer — Sheer panic has consumed a faction of Memphis Tiger basketball fans. With three double-digit losses in six games and thousands of empty seats at FedExForum early in the program's longest home stand in 35 years, some have already thrown the 2014-15 season in the river.

Tigers 73, Bradley 45 — Three consecutive Tiger dunks late in the first half - by Nick King, Markel Crawford, and Pookie Powell - will lead highlight shows of tonight's win over Bradley at FedExForum. But a pair of numbers - 15 and 8 - may be a better indicator of improvement for a team still searching for its strengths.

A Sure Thing - Memphis Magazine - September 2012 - Memphis — illustration by Matt Wiseman Justin Fuente can't lose. Whatever fates or forces play a role in the direction of a college football program, they have all smiled upon this 36-year-old rookie head coach. When Fuente sprints onto the Liberty Bowl field to open the Memphis Tigers' 2012 football season, he'll do so with the wind at his back, the turf rising to meet his every stride.

Inside Memphis Business - December 2014 - Memphis, TN — Few Memphians have as broad a perspective on the city's strengths as that of Nancy Coffee. President and CEO of New Memphis Institute (formerly the Leadership Academy) since 2004, Coffee grew up in Boulder, Colorado, studied government at Dartmouth, then earned a master's degree at the University of Chicago.

Stephen F. Austin 64, Tigers 52 — A team that went 32-3 a year ago invaded FedExForum tonight and beat the home team soundly. Taken on its own, not such a bad development. But this was Stephen F. Austin of the Southland Conference, a mid-major power at best.

Memphis Tiger Football: A Roaring Engine — As far as three-year rebuilding plans go, we have a new standard. In December 2011, Justin Fuente was given the keys to a rusty, oil-burning pile of scrap with (maybe) one partially inflated tire. Today - three regular seasons later - Fuente is behind the wheel of a machine Matthew McConaughey would be pleased to drive.

Tigers Beat UConn, Clinch AAC Championship — In a game that completed a half-century of Memphis football at the Liberty Bowl, the Tigers made plenty of history in beating the Connecticut Huskies today. The final score of 41-10 is almost the direct inverse of last year's meeting (a 45-10 UConn win) and completes a precise reversal of the Tigers' 3-9 record last season.

21 Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football — The University of Memphis will conduct its annual Senior Day ceremony this Saturday before the Tigers kick off against Connecticut. Unlike the previous five such ceremonies, this one will not mark the final college game for the honorees.
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Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

RT @CNNMoney: Wow day for stock market. Dow jumps 420 points - biggest point gain since 2011. S&P has best day of year, up 2.4%. http://t.c…

Dec 18, 2014

With new AAC football schedule (12 teams, two divisions), Memphis will not play UCF, East Carolina, or UConn in 2015. 8 league games.

Dec 18, 2014

Justin Fuente coaching the 2015 Memphis Tigers . . . the seven happiest words I'll write today.

Dec 16, 2014

RT @Greg_Gaston: Just wrapped up a taping of Sports Files with UM Football coach Justin Fuente. He was terrific. Look for it Thur at 8:30 @WKNO_TV

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