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Grizz vibe positive at Media Day glimpse

Grizz vibe positive at Media Day glimpse

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Many of us have heard that saying before, even if we're not exactly sure where or when. It reflects optimism – something that the revamped Memphis Grizzlies team has a g

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Coach Benjamin Rhodes charts his course at Southwest

Coach Benjamin Rhodes charts his course at Southwest

Over at Southwest Tennessee Community College, new men's head basketball coach Benjamin Rhodes is determined to work hard, and he's not putting any energy on trying to replace the legend that preceded him.

Monday (Oct. 1) marked the official start of practice for the 2012-13 basketball season at Southwest. Rhodes has taken over as coach and athletic director following the departure of the venerable Verties Sails Jr.

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Tigers bye-week ready for Rice

To put it gently, the 2012-13 campaign has gotten off to a rocky start for the University of Memphis. Although the Tigers have showed some promise and competed closely in their first four games, Memphis has yet to record a victory.

Luckily for the Tigers, their bye week couldn't have come at a better time – the week before conference play.

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A memorable day with the ‘Coldwater Comet’

A memorable day with the ‘Coldwater Comet’

COLDWATER, Miss. – There is only one "Coldwater Comet" and Trell Kimmons is that man. The 500-plus family, friends and well-wishers who recently turned out for the Trell Kimmons' Day Parade and Celebration had no trouble recognizing him.

The parade and celebration – held on the John Hankerson Memorial Track Field – was a homecoming for the Olympic Silver Medalist, who had returned home just two days earlier.

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Mounting losses give Tiger fans the ‘shakes’

The University of Memphis Tigers football team traveled to North Carolina this past weekend (Sept. 22.) to face the Duke Blue Devils. The Tigers lost 38-14.

This probably didn't surprise many in the True Blue Nation, but it might have left them shaking their heads. The Tigers have now dropped to 0-4 on the season.

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Tigers still scratching for a victory after MTSU downer

Tigers still scratching for a victory after MTSU downer

"We write our own story."

These were the words spoken by University of Memphis starting quarterback Jacob Karam when asked if the Tigers were disappointed with the way their season was going up to this point.

"We write our own story."

Five simple words that encompass the focus of a whole team. And although Memphis is now 0-3 after its 48-30 loss this past weekend (Sept. 15), the sentence speaks to the fact that the Tigers refuse to get down on themselves.

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Altitude built on attitude at Wooddale

Altitude built on attitude at Wooddale

by Andre Mitchell
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

This week, The New Tri-State Defender's middle schools spotlight is on Wooddale Middle School, where head coach Danny Pogue and the Eagles have their sights set on a successful season.

Tri-State Defender: What do you expect your team to accomplish this season?

Danny Pogue: I expect this year's squad to bring a championship trophy and plaque back to Wooddale Middle.

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