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Memphis looks to run as Thundering Herd looms

If you're a University of Memphis football fan in need of some tidbit to suggest that better times are ahead for a squad with seven losses and one win, I've got a place you can start.

Although the Tigers have had their fair share of growing pains, it hasn't been all bad for Memphis. When one looks at the team as a whole, improvements aren't that hard to find. In fact, thus far into the 2012 season, Memphis is even or better in 24 of the 37 statistical categories the NCAA uses to measure a team's performance as compared to last year.

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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 laughed.

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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

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