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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.

Tigers 77, Prairie View A&M 49 — The Tigers won their 12th straight home opener tonight, easily handling Prairie View A&M in front of a relatively sparse FedExForum crowd. (If there were 14,412 fans in attendance, as announced, many of them spent the entire game at concession stands.) The Panthers scored the first field goal of the game before falling behind 15-2.

Frank's Thanks 2014 — click to enlarge It's a week for counting blessings. I've got my share, to say the least, including some from the world of sports. Here are a few that stand out this year. (And Happy Thanksgiving.) * I'm thankful for Justin Fuente. This line is getting longer and longer.

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.
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Nov 26, 2014

1) Joan Jett's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (AC/DC). Joan's on my Mt. Rushmore of cool rock stars. (Paul Stanley, Eddie Van Halen, ???).

Nov 26, 2014

3) Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar" (Thin Lizzy). 2) Def Leppard's "20th Century Boy" (T. Rex). . . .

Nov 25, 2014

RT @American_FB: Look what has arrived in the office... This is heading to Memphis where the Tigers will play for it Saturday

Nov 24, 2014

Go easy on the turkey and pecan pie (and no wine) Thursday. Tigers tip-off against Baylor: 11 pm.

Nov 24, 2014

If there are 14,000 here tonight (as announced), Liberty Bowl had 50,000 two days ago.

Nov 24, 2014

Avery Woodson to floor as ball goes out of bounds. Three push-ups before rising. #allin

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