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Jarvis Greer

Tigers Putting Best Foot Forward to Entice BCS

  It's not quite an argument of BCS or Bust for University of Memphis Athletics, but the Tigers Big Brass and Boosters are doing everything they can to make it look that way.

The U of M invited many of the Programs Top Boosters to a State of the Tigers Athletics address Monday.

Athletics Director R.C. Johnson laid out the positives of what the school has done to make itself attractive to a Bowl Championship Series League..

It's complete with charts, graphs, and pictures highlighting Academic Progress, major facilities upgrades, and increases in Tigers Funding from private sources, which has reached a record $7.3 Million Dollars this year.

But, one of the Tigers Top Boosters, FedEx Executive Alan Graf, says it all comes down to Football..where the U of M is on the outside looking in.

Both Johnson and Graf say it could be up to a year or two before Conference Realignment happens again.

Unless or until that happens, they so they'll try make the Tigers the Best of Conference USA in every sport.

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