After beginning fall camp with dreams of a second straight American Athletic Conference Football Championship, the University of Memphis gets the side-eye from media members voting in the pre-season poll.
University of Memphis Point Guard Boogie Ellis becomes the second tiger basketball player in a week to comment on the protests of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last Monday.
With recruiting limited to FaceTime visits, and players trying to find ways to work out on their own, Memphis Tigers Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway is finding life as a college head coach particularly interesting in this age of the coronavirus.
The league’s 12 coaches voted on the honors, making the 6-foot-9 freshman forward the first UofM player to earn FOY since the Tigers joined the AAC seven years ago and the first Tigers’ freshman to be conference player of the year since Keith Lee in 1982.
Over in Lexington, the polls say the 6th ranked Kentucky should have its way with 16-13 Tennessee, but that's rarely the way it goes in this series..UT has won half of the last 14 meetings.Yves Pons comes up big for the Vols late with several putbacks around the basket.John Fulkerson adds a caree
Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway says while it's a definite blow to U of M Basketball with top recruit James Wiseman leaving the program --- he was surprised, but not shocked by the freshman's decision.
Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tiger basketball team is set to renew its rivalry with the Tennessee volunteers in Knoxville on Saturday. Many are viewing this match-up as a battle between Penny and Vols head coach Rick Barnes.
The nation's number one recruit, James Wiseman, is benched for a total of 12 games and must pay $11,500 to a charity of his choice, after the NCAA ruled him ineligible to play for the University of Memphis.