Penny Hardaway Headlines All-Star M-Club Induction Ceremonies at U of M - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Penny Hardaway Headlines All-Star M-Club Induction Ceremonies at U of M

The M Club Hall of Fame Banquet has been expanded to a weekend of events.

 We changed the name of the golf tournament from the Clash of the Tigers Golf Classic to the M Club Hall of Fame Golf Classic. We will honor one of our living legends at the Hall of Fame Golf Classic and this year it will be former M Club Executive Director, Al Brown.

Combining the M Club Hall of Fame Golf Classic with the M Club Hall of Fame Banquet creates the M Club Hall of Fame Weekend.

The 2008 M Club Hall of Fame class may be one of the most distinguished groups ever inducted on one night. The class features not only some of the best student-athletes in Tiger history, but among the best and brightest athletes in NCAA history.

The 2008 M Club Hall of Fame class of legends is highlighted by former NBA stars, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway (1990-1993) and Cedric Henderson (1993-1997), the first WNBA draft pick in Tiger history, LaTonya Johnson (1994-1998), and former NFL players Don Coffey (1958-1961) and Tim Harris (1982-1985).

Also being inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame is one of the top golfers in school history, Naima Ghilian, women's golf 1995-1999, a school record-holder in men's track and field, Victor Lacey, 1983-1985, a two-time all Conference-USA 1st team performer and men's soccer star, Rogerio Lima, 1996-1997, and a key member of what is widely recognized as the best baseball team in Tiger history in Jeff Robinson, 1977-1978.

The schedule of events includes:

  • What: M Club Hall of Fame Golf Classic, Honoring Al Brown When: Friday, September 5, 2008; 8 AM Shotgun start Where: The Links at Galloway Golf Club Amenities: Continental breakfast, catered lunch, prizes, etc.
  • What: M Club Hall of Fame Banquet When: Friday, September 5, 2008; 5:30 Cocktail reception 6:30 Banquet Where: Holiday Inn Central at the University of Memphis Amenities: Cocktail reception, dinner, slideshow presentation
  • What: Tigers vs. Rice University When: Saturday, September 6, 2008; 5:30 hospitality tent, 7:00 kick-off Where: Libertybowl Stadium Amenities: Complimentary food & beverages, HOF inductees' on-field presentation

Don't miss your chance to see some of giants in University of Memphis athletics history as they are inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008. An invitation will be mailed to every M Club member in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout.

If you are interested in participating as a player or a sponsor for the M Club Hall of Fame Golf Classic, please call 901-678-4878 or send an email to taduncan@memphis.edu <mailto:taduncan@memphis.edu>.

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