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Tiger Football clinches AAC Title share, sights set on Bowl Game

November 30, 2014

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By: Travis Nauert With a comprehensive performance Saturday against UConn, the Memphis Tigers have secured a share of the AAC Title and the opportunity for a 10-win season. Head coach Justin Fuente’s first two years brought a mere 7 wins in 24 games. Year 3 has been a different story. Memphis has finished the regular […]

Fuente’s Tigers Making Strides in Year 3

October 29, 2014

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By: Travis Nauert Nearly a decade later, DeAngelo Williams is still the measuring stick. A reminder of where Tiger football once was, and the winning ways the program works to restore. During Williams’ career from 2002-2005, Memphis went 27-21. Almost half of those losses came in 2002 when the team was 3-9. His sophomore, junior, […]

The Saga of Skal Labissiere

September 1, 2014

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By Travis Nauert Labor Day weekend signals two cultural conventions. Summer is technically over. But, football is back. Granted, Memphis has a strange relationship with football, especially college football. It is a melting pot with respect to fans. There will always be the local Tiger contingency, but before Dontari Poe was drafted in 2012 the […]

Fracture, Fire can’t Stop Tigers RB Brandon Hayes

January 23, 2014

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By Tyler Springs “It was a 50-50 chance, to behonest. I wasn’t sure. It started taking a little bit longer than we expected.” In a small wings shop across the street from the football fields where the University of Memphis Tigers practice, running back Brandon Hayes is trying to describe the suspense of not knowing […]

The Veterans’ Last Shot

January 23, 2014

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By Johnny Dunavant In the world of college basketball today, where players like Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins reign as kings, the sport is obsessed with its 18 and 19 year old future lottery picks. As spectacular as these young marvels may be, too often veteran players are overlooked in terms of both their talent […]