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Grizz fine tune as season opener nears

Grizz fine tune as season opener nears

The 2012-13 NBA Preseason is approaching an end and the Memphis Grizzlies are ready to move forward.

"Too long," said Grizz forward Rudy Gay when asked to sum up the preseason thus far.

He paused and

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Tigers take defeat No. 6 in ‘getting better’ stride

Tigers take defeat No. 6 in ‘getting better’ stride

Homecoming was the backdrop as the University of Memphis Tigers squared off against Central Florida with the intent of stealing a victory from the favored Knights.

UCF, however, was not in a giving mood, ultimately asserting dominance en route to a 35-17 victory that made the homecoming festivities leading up to the game the highlight of the annual celebration.

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Not quite midnight, but plenty of ‘Madness’ for Tigers

Not quite midnight, but plenty of ‘Madness’ for Tigers

With it being right in the middle of college football season, it might be hard for many schools and their fan bases to start looking forward to the upcoming basketball season. For the True Blue Nation of the University of Memphis, basketball season can't get here soon enough.

The fans made that abundantly clear this past Friday (Oct. 12), as they packed the FedExForum for Memphis Madness. And even though this event is nothing more than a large scale pep rally, it gave many their first glimpse at the potential of Memphis' mens basketball team.

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Lady Tigers revving up with new faces

Lady Tigers revving up with new faces

For University of Memphis women's basketball coach Melissa McFerrin, keying in on talent will be important for the upcoming basketball season.

"We have eight new faces on our roster and six returners," McFerrin said on Friday night after Memphis Madness at FedExForum.

More than half of the 15,000 Tiger basketball fans were in the building when doors opened at 5:30 p.m. to watch the women's basketball team practice.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Work, work, work yields Grizz win over Hawks

Work, work, work yields Grizz win over Hawks

For Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, it's important to set the tone for the upcoming season early.

"There is a purpose to everything that we do and the purpose here is to lay a foundation of our identity, how we're going to do things offensively and how we're going to do things defensively," said Hollins. "So it's important that they (the players) understand that."

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Tough times test can-do spirit of gridiron Tigers

After a loss on the road last weekend (Oct. 13), the Tigers returned to Memphis with their fifth loss of the season. East Carolina proved to be too much for the hometown team to handle.

With the final score 41 to 7, it is easy see this was a one-sided affair. ECU has proven to be one of the better teams in the conference this year and it isn't very shocking that they defeated Memphis. Yet, the game did get ugly fast and Memphis just had an overall bad outing.

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Grizzlies preseason is underway

Grizzlies preseason is underway

Memphis' eight-game, preseason run is in full swing. The emphasis goes on preseason, and just for the record, the Grizz were one up and one down after the first two games – a win against Real Madrid last Saturday (Oct. 6) and a loss to the Chicago Bulls the following Tuesday.

Game one at the FedExForum offered a glimpse of how well the Grizzlies' core starting five can play together. With the starters in most of the game, Memphis defeated Real Madrid 105-93.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

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