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New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

Bill Courtney, star of the Academy Award winning documentary "Undefeated" and former head football coach of Manassas High School, announced on MemphiSport Live (MSL) Saturday (Dec. 1) that he is returning to coach high school football in North Memphis.

Courtney has agreed to take his coaching talents to charter school KIPP Memphis for their first year of varsity football.

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Grizz stay atop NBA with back-to-back-to-back wins

Grizz stay atop NBA with back-to-back-to-back wins

It's post-Thanksgiving in the sports world and with one game left in November, the Memphis Grizzlies have the NBA's best record (11-2) after back-to-back-to-back home wins against the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.

The trifecta came Wednesday (Nov. 28) night with a 103-82 drubbing of Toronto. And with Detroit's lowly pistons at the FedExForum on Friday, the Grizz have a good shot to take their winning roll into December.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

‘Down goes skepticism’

‘Down goes skepticism’

When George Foreman put Joe Frazier on his back in the first round of their epic 1973 World Heavyweight Championship boxing match, legendary sports commentator Howard Cosell knew he was watching history in the making and welcomed it with a now-classic spin.

"Down goes Frazier!" – a three-word sentence that Cosell yelled at least six times – is a sound bite for the ages. Down went the champ, along with all the doubters who thought that Foreman couldn't defeat the tough-as nails Frazier.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans
  • Category: Sports

Season-ending streak buoys Tigers

A football season that felt painfully long amid a string of losses has come to a close for a University of Memphis Tigers' football team that ended on a roll.

A 42-24 trouncing of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles last weekend (Nov. 24) improved the Tigers record to 4-8 (4-4 C-USA) on the year.

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Early ‘lack of effort’ too much to overcome for U of M women

Early ‘lack of effort’ too much to overcome for U of M women

Facing a hungry opponent with one of your primary scorers and your starting pointing guard injured can be tough for any team.

That was the challenge for the University of Memphis women's basketball team (3-2) against Prairie View A&M (1-4) on Sunday (Nov. 25) at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The Tigers fell to the Panthers 70-58.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Tigers net not-pretty victory

Tigers net not-pretty victory

For the University of Memphis, game two of the regular season was one they should have won, and they did. The story, however, is how the Tigers managed to "get by" a Samford Bulldogs team that seemed determined to leave the FedExForum (Nov. 17) with an upset victory.

The final score was 65-54 Memphis, with the double-digit margin courtesy of the last minute fouls by Samford that sent Tigers' players to the line to close out the game and seal the win.

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