MY TURN: Team spirit, community pride - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Team spirit, community pride

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

In a region where we have many issues that divide us, we're fortunate to have one area of enthusiastic agreement: Go Tigers, Go.

The University of Memphis men's basketball team has long been a source of community pride and that's been especially true in the era of Coach John Calipari.

Coach of the year honors are beginning to come in again this year for Coach Cal and he's certainly deserving. After last year's great ride, many people thought this would be a rebuilding year for the Tigers, but Calipari and his team persevered and are now riding the longest current winning streak in Division 1 basketball.

And it's not all about basketball. Coach Cal is proud to point to the team's senior class this year. He says all of them will graduate in May. And on the way to graduation, they just happened to become the winningest class in Division 1 basketball history with 136 victories.

We're hoping to they'll be able to add five more to that total, and we're pulling for them all the way.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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