The University of Memphis football Tigers only had three games left on their schedule –Tulane, UAB and Southern Miss – heading into last weekend and those remaining opponents only had four total wins between them.
With that knowledge, it looked as if Memphis had a good chance to win some games over the last quarter of the season and take some momentum into the off-season.
Getting the home stretch started right, Memphis recorded a "W" (Nov. 10) over the Tulane Green Wave. The Tigers won 37-23 with their most dominant performance of the year.
NBA home openers are memorable standing along, and when the team's new primary owner is in the house, well, you get the picture.
On Monday (Nov. 5), the 2012 version of Memphis Grizzlies took to the court at FedExForum against the Utah Jazz. It was the first game before new owner Robert J. Pera.
In the True Blue Nation of University of Memphis Tigers men's basketball, an exhibition game is an opportunity to practice big-time fandom. And a large crowd gathered on Wednesday night (Nov. 7) to watch their Tigers take on the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers at the FedExForum.
Memphis enters the season ranked 16th or 17th in the nation, depending on which poll you trust. Their opponent, CBU, was no slouch, ranking 16th in the D-2 polls.
As exhibition games, University of Memphis women's basketball coach Melissa McFerrin got just about what she needed out of the tilt against the Rhodes College Lynx last Saturday (Nov. 3)
Memphis rolled over Rhodes 88 to 30 during an afternoon exhibition game at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
It gets harder every week trying to find the "light" in the latest loss by University of Memphis Tigers' football team. And if it's tough for the media, it has to be extremely taxing on the Memphis players.
The Tigers lost to Marshall last weekend (Nov. 3), sinking to 1-8 on the season, which would be enough to frustrate even the most steadfast. Yet, Memphis is staying positive.
The Memphis Grizzlies extended their season-opener losing streak to twelve on Wednesday (Oct. 31) at the Staples Center where they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 101-92 in a game of runs filled with exciting highs and lows.
The two teams, rightfully so, have developed a new NBA rivalry. Picking up where they left off from last season, game one showed high levels of intensity and glimpses of promise from a Grizz team looking for redemption.
The Memphis Grizzlies will have a two-game, season-opening road trip in the rearview mirror when they team up with new owner, Robert J. Pera, for the team's home-opener on Monday (Nov. 5.)
Pera is building his relationship with Memphis fans on this declaration: "The Grizzlies are here to stay in Memphis."