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Martin suffers fractured foot


Bad news for Grizzlies rookie Jarell Martin: He fractured his left foot in a collision with another player during a workout Wednesday. The No. 25 pick in June’s NBA Draft will undergo surgery tomorrow morning at the Campbell Clinic. 

Two Top 75 players visiting Memphis


What started out as an encouraging offseason ended in potential disaster. 

Memphis basketball schedule released


As Josh Pastner promised, the full University of Memphis basketball schedule was released Tuesday.

People love Memphis State


I’m man enough to admit when I’m wrong. When the Redbirds announced Grit and Grind Night two weeks ago, I got a question: How would Memphis State gear sell, if the University of Memphis ever decided to do it? 

Announcing Tigers Tonight - the football edition.


So, some news: We’re starting “Tigers Tonight,” a pre-game University of Memphis football show on our sister station, 790 AM. 

Monday Morning Martin: 8/31/15


When Tim Beckman was fired by Illinois on Friday, Memphis coach Justin Fuente’s was one of the first names mentioned as his potential replacement. 

Justin Fuente and Illinois: No.


Tim Beckman was fired by Illinois Friday afternoon in the wake of an external review that discovered, among other things, that Beckman deterred injury reporting and pressured players to continue playing despite injuries. 

Henderson signs with Kings


If ever there were a non-playoff NBA team that deserved to be followed around in training camp, it is the 2015-16 Sacramento Kings.  Former Ole Miss gunner and loose cannon Marshall Henderson has signed with the Kings on a training camp deal.

Pastner speaks


 For the first time in five months, University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner addressed the media in a formal press conference Thursday afternoon at the Finch Center. 

Rose being sued


OK, let’s just put a bow on this day in history as one of the worst ever. If the tragedies in Virginia and Louisiana weren’t enough — and they were, for a lifetime — there was a cherry thrown on top Wednesday night.

Fisher ranked No. 81 by Scout


Let’s get this out of the way on the front end: Recruiting rankings don’t really matter. Once you get outside the Top 20 or so, every prospect is essentially a crap shoot. He might be good, he might be mediocre.  

Tigers make list for 4-star PF


There’s no way to forecast what the University of Memphis’ 2016 recruiting class will look like, as of today, especially given how shaky things have been the last year. 

Louisville-Memphis series in doubt


The future of the University of Memphis and Louisville series is in serious doubt, according to Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal.    UL source said Monday a Louisville-Memphis series is "not good" for the Cards. 

6-8 Lawson is a highlight reel


Half of the basketball-playing Lawson brothers are already on the University of Memphis campus in K.J. and Dedric Lawson; both will be freshmen this upcoming season.

Monday Morning Martin: 8/24/15


  You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours.

Jackson thriving in Korea


Former University of Memphis point guard Joe Jackson is now a member of the Goyang Orions, a professional basketball team in the Korean Basketball League. 

VOTE: Best looking Grizz


There is one question raging across the City of Memphis as we speak: Who is the best looking player on the Grizzlies?

The University of Memphis is in good hands.


It’s move-in day over at the University of Memphis, which means hundreds upon hundreds of wide-eyed incoming freshmen are settling into their dorm rooms on campus and officially leaving their parents’ nest. It’s a special time.

White Chocolate is still White Chocolate


Nothing makes the nostalgia rush in quite like Pro-Am highlights of Jason Williams. Williams, who’s pushing 40 now, was a major part of those early Grizzlies teams that a lot of us fell in love with. 

Memphis unveils new public campaign


On Wednesday, the University of Memphis unveiled its public campaign for fundraising for the new athletic facilities on South Campus. 

The scoop on Memphis Madness


The annual University of Memphis Rebounders Club dinner is tonight, and it is at this dinner that we learned, according to Memphis fan Chris Thomas, that there won’t be a Memphis Madness this year for the first time in Josh Pastner’s tenure. 

The Matt Barnes/Rihanna timeline


Let’s recap: Rumors start swirling about Rihanna and new Grizzlies wing Matt Barnes dating. Barnes’ ex-wife, Gloria Govan, is then approached by TMZ and asked about it. She doesn’t shoot it down and even blesses it, so long as she get

Redbirds holding "Grit and Grind Night"


A pretty cool thing is happening at AutoZone Park later this month: On August 31, the Redbirds are holding a “Grit and Grind Night,” a night clearly dedicated to the NBA franchise in town.  The Redbirds will be wearing special Grizz

Monday Morning Martin: 8/17/15


Barnes vs. Rihanna Unlike Yo Gotti, it appears Matt Barnes did not just get himself a Rihanna.

Memphis to detail capital campaign


The University of Memphis announced Friday that it’s holding a press conference next Wednesday detailing its current athletics facility capital campaign. 

Grizzlies win Stunt of the Year


Perhaps the brightest and most exciting moment — from the Grizzlies game ops perspective — came during the Portland series. After a friendship that was fostered over the course of the season, Natch the Bear turned on the Grizzlies mascot, Gr

Grizzlies release full schedule


It’s like Christmas in Memphis, except not really, because the Grizzlies aren’t playing on Christmas Day. 

Bradley headed to Missouri


University of Memphis senior associate athletic director Ryan Bradley has accepted a similar position with Missouri, the school announced Wednesday. 

Grizzlies opening at home vs. Cavs, per Vernon


The 2015-16 NBA schedule will (incredibly) be released tomorrow. There will inevitably be many “82-0” tweets from Grizzlies fans, but we don’t know much beyond that. Except, of course, who the Grizzlies will open the season against.

McCain turning heads in Miami


Former University of Memphis defensive back Bobby McCain made play after play last season for the Tigers. He was a major part of the team’s 10-3 record with his ball-hawking ability and he helped anchor a defense that ranked near the top of college

Tomorrow marks first day of pads for Tigers


We're a few days into University of Memphis football camp, but it hasn't gotten especially real yet; the team hasn't been practicing in full pads. That changes tomorrow. Tomorrow, the Tigers will practice in full pads for the first time this

Monday Morning Martin: 8/10


Memphis gets another QB The great thing about the University of Memphis football program right now is that it’s arguably more stable than it’s ever been at the quarterback position. 

Grizzlies' Adams has surgery


Second-year Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams underwent a minor knee surgery on Friday, according to The Commercial Appeal. 

Burks arrested again


The story of Antonio Burks keeps getting sadder. Burks, the former University of Memphis star, was arrested Wednesday on charges of solicitation of a false offense report and stalking, according to Fox 13.  

Memphis football: Day One observations


OK, I’m back home from the University of Memphis’ first “fall” practice. (Fall is in scare quotes because temperatures suggest it is still the middle of summer, but it’s not called summer practice, now, is it?)  

Tigers not in first Bracketology


It’s never too early to start projecting the NCAA Tournament field — unless, of course, your local school isn’t projected to be in it. 

Fuente: "Success is dangerous"


It’s been a long offseason, but college football is indeed finally upon us. The University of Memphis, coming off its first 10-win season since 1938 last year, will hold its first practice of the summer/fall tomorrow afternoon out at South Campus.

Tigers picked to win AAC's West division


In case you missed it today, the University of Memphis football program was picked to win the West Division in the American Athletic Conference (and second in the conference overall behind Cincinnati). 

Memphis makes cut for Fisher


University of Memphis target Jaylen Fisher released his list of six Tuesday night. It goes as follows: Memphis, Baylor, LSU, Indiana, Arkansas, and UNLV. 

Fisher cutting list


University of Memphis target Jaylen Fisher is set to release his list of five tomorrow. The Tigers are obviously expected to be on it, along with Baylor and some local-area schools. Fisher is ranked No. 54 by Rivals.com and is considered a four-star re

Monday Morning Martin: 8/3


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours.

Tigers left out of preseason Top 25


The Amway preseason college football coaches poll was released on Thursday; it included area teams like Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Arkansas. 

Memphis football: Can you feel it?


It’s not hyperbole to say that The University of Memphis’ Miami Beach Bowl win against BYU changed the trajectory of the Tigers football program.

Iowa Energy hire first female assistant


The Iowa Energy, the Memphis Grizzlies' D-League affiliate, have promoted Nicki Gross from video coordinator to assistant coach, making her the first female assistant in D-League history, according to the Des Moines Register. 

Barnes introduced at FedExForum


At long last, the wait is over. Former Los Angeles Clipper Matt Barnes was introduced at FedExForum Tuesday afternoon and will wear No. 22 for the Grizzlies, exponentially more hard-nosed than the last prominent player who wore it before him. 

Clark signs with Warriors


Former Germantown and Belmont star Ian Clark signed with the defending champion Warriors Monday, according to RealGM. Clark, a 6-4 combo guard from Memphis, spent the last two seasons with the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. 

Barnes to be introduced tomorrow


Matt Barnes was acquired by the Grizzlies late last month, the proverbial other shoe when the organization originally traded for Luke Ridnour.  But, other than his appearances on a couple random ESPN shows, we haven’t heard a peep from him.

The latest on Mike Miller


Free agent-to-be Mike Miller is currently working with a list of six teams he will consider: Memphis, Oklahoma City, Houston, Denver, Dallas, and Miami, a source told 92.9 FM ESPN Sunday night.  

Nichols transfers to Virginia


University of Memphis transfer big man Austin Nichols will transfer to Virginia, Nichols told 92.9 FM ESPN Sunday afternoon. Nichols made the decision while on an official visit to the Cavaliers’ campus this weekend. 

The latest on Memphis and the Big 12


It seems like every other day there's a new announcement over at the University of Memphis about facility improvements or improved season-ticket sales or upcoming investments in the school. That's not a coincidence.

Jackson, Thomas sign pro deals


Some University of Memphis basketball-related news today: Former point guard Joe Jackson was drafted in the second round of the Korean Basketball League draft earlier this week and will play next season with the Goyang Orions. 

Barnes talks Grizzlies


Matt Barnes hasn't said much since being traded to the Grizzlies. We know he wants to fight Serge Ibaka, but what about, like, actually fitting in with the team? He made an appearance on ESPN's His & Hers earlier this week, and you'll wan

Previewing the Memphis schedule: Part 1


It is truly a new day in Memphis when an 8-4 record prediction for Tiger football irks some Tiger fans on social media. I mean that in a good way, too.  

Barnes says he'd fight Ibaka


There are a couple match-ups I’m most looking forward to next season for the Grizzlies: The Clippers and the Thunder. Both of these revolve around the acquisition of Matt Barnes, the loose-ish cannon the Grizzlies brought in last month.

Timberlake talks Grizz


Justin Timberlake is one of the most successful and wealthy figures in show business. He’s in movies, he’s got platinum albums, and he's got a successful tequila line. 

Freeze praises former Memphis DC


SportsCenter is doing the SEC car wash today — Les Miles, Butch Jones, Gary Pinkel and more have all taken their turns doing interviews on set in Bristol. 

Gasol/Green headline Team World in Africa game


Earlier this week, the NBA announced it would be making history and holding its first ever game in Africa. On August 1, Team Africa will take on Team World in Johannesburg, South Africa — and Marc Gasol and Jeff Green will be participating.

Josh Smith signs with Clippers


When free agency started, it looked like the Clippers — the frequent NBA target of loathing in the City of Memphis — were destined to fall back into the NBA’s doldrums.

Wide receiver commits to Memphis, celebrates by jumping over car


Meet Jahmmir Taylor. Taylor is a 6-1 wide receiver from Hinds Community College who committed to the University of Memphis football team Wednesday as part of the Tigers' 2016 class.  

Gostkowski the highest-paid player in the NFL


When it’s all said and done, the most successful player to come out of the University of Memphis football program may well be a kicker. Stephen Gostkowski, who was a member of those DeAngelo Williams-era teams, became the highest-paid player in t

Gasol introduced


On a random Tuesday afternoon in Memphis, a couple hundred Memphians converged on FedExForum to welcome home Marc Gasol, officially. The Spaniard held a press conference in the Forum lobby in what were his first public comments since re-upping with the Memphis Grizzlies. 



Rather than wax poetic about what Gasol re-signing means to this franchise, just watch this video. Listen to the

Nichols family hires lawyer


The Austin Nichols transfer from Memphis saga took an ugly turn on Tuesday when the Nichols family attorney, Don Jackson, sent a press release to national media that read as follows.

Grizzlies making MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT


Down at FedExForum in a few hours, there’s a “MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT” taking place. 

Monday Morning Martin: 7/13


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours.

Grizzlies Summer League Grades


The NBA Summer League might be meaningless to you — but here in Memphis, there’s nothing we care about more than the Grizzlies’ young players.

Nichols granted release


Austin Nichols spoke to Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen at 10:30 this morning by phone and was granted a conditional release from the school, the school announced Thursday morning. 

More on Nichols


I’ve heard a lot of theories about the Austin Nichols transfer. A lot of speculation. The truth is, everybody wants there to be one thing that led to Austin transferring. But there’s not necessarily one thing. 

Source: Nichols plans to transfer


University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols has plans to transfer from the school, according to a source close to the situation. The U of M released a statement Tuesday that said the following: “Austin Nichols missed a team workout this a

Gasol re-ups with Grizzlies


Celebrate, good times. Come on. Marc Gasol took no other free agency visits. He listened to no other pitches. He never considered joining the Lakers or the Knicks. He didn’t take the one-and-one opt-out contract.

Monday Morning Martin: 7/6


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Wright agrees to deal with Grizzlies


The Grizzlies agreed to terms with a big man on the first day of free agency — but it wasn’t Marc Gasol.

Grizz announce summer league roster


The Memphis Grizzlies announced their summer league roster on Wednesday morning for the Orlando circuit. 

Memphis bringing in 2015 forward


Memphis will likely host 2015 Canadian power forward Alonzo Walker on an official visit later today, a source confirmed to 92.9 FM ESPN. Walker’s visit is only an exploratory one, however — Walker is visiting the U of M sight unseen, where he

Rudd talks U of M


University of Memphis president David Rudd was on 92.9 FM ESPN Monday and said a number of things. The most newsworthy are here: 1.) The U of M plans to break ground on its new athletic facilities as early as August. 

Martin, Harrison introduced


Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison were introduced officially to the media on Monday afternoon at FedExForum; Martin walked in on a boot. Here are some quick thoughts from the introductory press conference. 1.) Jarell Martin has a st

Tiger alumni game a huge success


For a night, Penny Hardaway was dribbling a basketball in a Tigers jersey again. For a night, D.J. Stephens was throwing down physics-defying dunks in a Tigers jersey again.

Disappointed in Grizzlies draft? Then you were always going to be


Were you disappointed in the Grizzlies' draft haul? Unless they got a godsend (Tyus Jones or Bobby Portis slipping), you were always going to be. The Memphis Grizzlies, with the 25th overall pick, selected LSU forward Jarell Martin. Then, they made a

Grizzlies trade for Harrison


The Grizzlies weren’t done after their first-round selection of Jarell Martin. The Grizzlies traded forward Jon Leuer to the Suns for their 44th overall selection of Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison. Not to be confused with twin brother Aaron who k

Grizzlies take Jarell Martin


The Grizzlies’ first-round draft pick is in. With the 25th pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the Grizzlies selected LSU forward Jarell Martin, who may or may not have gotten an earlier promise from the organization prior to draft night. 

Mike Conley talks Gasol, Warriors, his face


Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley did the whole ESPN car wash on Monday, making an appearance on Sportscenter and a cameo on SVP and Russillo on ESPN Radio.

Monday Morning Martin: 6/15


U of M alumni game! Here’s some cool news: Former University of Memphis basketball player Jeremy Hunt has organized a U of M alumni game on June 27th, likely at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. 

Calathes reportedly looking at European teams


Depending on who you believe, Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes does or doesn’t want out of the NBA. 

Good news for the Coliseum.


If you’re one of those people who wanted the Mid-South Coliseum to be turned into a WWE Hall of Fame, you’re out of luck. But if you’re one of those people who wanted the Coliseum to be repurposed and saved, today was a good day.

Fuente talks Bobby McCain


Former Memphis defensive back Bobby McCain was drafted in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins last month, capping off what was the best football season for Memphis arguably ever. McCain, an undersized-but-gutty cornerback, will compete for the nickel spot with the Dolphins.

Cameron Payne rising up boards ... again.


The hottest prospect in the 2015 NBA Draft may well be a Memphian.

Grizzlies holding more workouts


The Memphis Grizzlies workout carousel keeps spinning and spinning and spinning. The Grizzlies will hold their next batch of workouts for draft hopefuls on Thursday morning. For now, I’ll just list the participants. 

Why Grizzlies fans shouldn't root for the Warriors


Let’s get this out of the way: If you’re a Memphian, you should not be rooting for the Warriors. Soul-sucking as it may feel, LeBron James and the Cavaliers should have your full support in this Finals series.  Here’s why: 1.)

Burks arrested


There was some unfortunate news this morning regarding a former University of Memphis star: Antonio Burks, who was the 2004 Conference USA Player of the Year, was arrested and jailed on  a domestic violence charge. 

Breakdown: Grizzlies holding more workouts


With the NBA Draft a little over two weeks away, we’re all beginning to catch draft fever. The Grizzlies are picking 25th overall and have already held three different sets of workouts that have included the likes of Dakari Johnson (Kentucky), Chris Walker (Florida), and Pat Connaughton (Notre Dame).



There haven’t been any prospects in, however, whose names jump off the page.

Monday Morning Martin: 6/8


Because of its affinity for the local college and pro teams, Memphis has, within its own limits, earned the “Hoop City” moniker.

Gasol: For me, the reality is Memphis


Marc Gasol is a free agent. That being the case, he’s given lots of vague generalities that pass as quotes and we, as Memphians, try to read into them because that’s just what we do. 

Z-Bo on Mean Tweets!


We here at 92.9 have a personal affection toward Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” bit — considering our own Jon Roser, the majestic one, was featured in the segment before last year’s NBA Finals.

Grizz GM likes Johnson


The Grizzlies held their second set of pre-draft workouts on Wednesday morning, a cluster that included Dakari Johnson of Kentucky.

More Grizzlies workouts!


The Grizzlies are holding their third workout on Thursday that includes some interesting names. Tomorrow on the site, I’ll break their games down a bit further. For now, here are the guys coming in Thursday for a workout.

Fuente continues to be a hot coaching name


Last season was a historic one for the University of Memphis: The Tigers won 10 games, the American Athletic Conference, an epic bowl game against a traditional power, and ended the regular season ranked in the Top 25. It was a truly impressive turnaro

Iverson eligible at Rhode Island immediately. Why?


Rhode Island got some good news this afternoon: Kuran Iverson, the embattled University of Memphis transfer, is eligible immediately beginning this season. 

Monday Morning Martin: 6/1/2015


Monday Morning Martin   Couple bits of news this morning. Johnathan Williams III, who’s transferring from Missouri after two seasons, is heading to Gonzaga to play for coach Mark Few. 

Joerger singles out Richardson during workout


The Grizzlies held a workout on Friday that included a number of players: Pat Connaughton, from Notre Dame; Chris Walker, from Florida; and Josh Richardson, from Tennessee. 

Gasol says he hasn't thought about changing teams


Good news! About Marc Gasol! The following is a Marc Gasol quote in the Spanish publication, Gigantes del basket, translated, of course: "I have not thought about changing teams. 

ESPN ranks Tigers in Top 50


When it comes to next season's University of Memphis basketball team, there's a bit of variance. On one hand, some national media is hedging its bets on the team.

Marshall joins 2015 class


Some significant University of Memphis-related news broke Wednesday afternoon: Nick Marshall, once a 2016 commitment for the Tigers, is re-classifying and enrolling as a member of next season’s team.

Cameron Payne has a promise


Cameron Payne has a promise. He came off the bench for Team Penny his final AAU season behind a player who doesn’t even play basketball in college. He was lightly recruited. He played in the Ohio Valley Conference, which gets seven games (incl

Thoughts on the Tigers' non-conference schedule


The University of Memphis released its non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday, and it was met with the predictable skepticism and disappointment. When you’re coming off an 18-win season and North Carolina’s not on next seaso

Grizzlies finalize first workout


If you were listening to the Chris Vernon Show today, you’d have heard that the Memphis Grizzlies have finalized their first set of workouts for this Friday. 

Monday Morning Martin: 5/25/15


MONDAY MORNING MARTIN: 5/25 If you missed it on Friday night: The University of Memphis is not, in fact, losing $2 million on its basketball program. I wrote about this on Friday night; I’ll link it here. 

The skinny on the U of M athletic department financial situation


Wait … what? The University of Memphis basketball program operated at a revenue-to-expense deficit of $1.9 million last fiscal year? 

Collins harboring on ill will toward Pastner, U of M


Aki Collins spent three seasons at the University of Memphis. He helped recruit the likes of Kuran Iverson, Dominic Woodson, and Trahson Burrell. He got transfers like Dez Wells and Dorian Finney-Smith on campus. 

Gasol named First Team, All-NBA


The Grizzlies are no longer playing. The honors keep pouring in. One day after Tony Allen was named First Team, All-Defense, Marc Gasol became the first player in franchise history to be named to the All-NBA First team.

Tony Allen named to First-Defense team


Harlem is safe this year. Tony Allen was named Wednesday to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team — in other words, First Team All-Defense. Tony Allen is First Team, All Defense. 

Baker leaving for Missouri


University of Memphis deputy athletic director Wren Baker is leaving to take a similar position at Missouri, the University of Memphis announced in a release Wednesday. 

Like Gasol, Koufos mum on future


Marc Gasol was the talk of yesterday's media send-off session with the Memphis Grizzlies, expectedly. But there's another big man on the team that's entering the free agency frenzy (though you wouldn't know it) this summer: Kosta Koufos.

Gasol talks free agency


The Grizzlies held their season-ending media availability Monday afternoon before everyone skedaddles to their vacation destination, and the man of the hour was free agent-to-be Marc Gasol. 

Stoudamire joins Memphis staff


As the Grizzlies were about to hold their season-ending send-off media session, the other basketball team in town dropped a news bombshell.

Final: Warriors 108, Grizzlies 95.


Steph Curry gathered the loose ball, took one step, and heaved it. The Grizzlies had made a late push, running on whatever fumes they had left from this postseason that has been particularly brutal on their bodies. 

The details behind Conley's injury


It is easy to forget, as we watch Grizzlies guard Mike Conley continue to battle it out in this postseason, just what he’s gone through the last two weeks. We see him on the court, laud him for being tough, and that’s that.  

Allen more likely than not to miss Game 5


Game 5 has officially become even tougher. Tony Allen, who was listed on Tuesday’s injury report for the first time since the regular season, will “more likely than not” miss Game 5 tonight in San Francisco.

Allen listed as questionable


We spent all day Tuesday talking about possible adjustments that would allow Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger to keep Tony Allen on the floor vs. Golden State. That might all be moot, anyway. Allen was listed on the Grizzlies’ injury report late

Final: Grizzlies 101, Warriors 84.


In his pregame media availability Monday, Steve Kerr was asked the question that loomed over the series: Have you figured out a way to limit Tony Allen’s impact?  You know, Tony Allen. The wrench in Golden State’s grand plans. 

Monday Morning Martin: 5/11/15


MONDAY MORNING MARTIN   Grizzlies win Game 3 In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Grizzlies won Game 3 on Saturday night, 99-89. 

Grizzlies go up 2-1 on Warriors


It is 2:15 a.m. as of this writing, and Klay Thompson is checking under his bed at the Westin for Tony Allen. Once again, despite the odds, the Memphis Grizzlies took care of the mighty Golden State Warriors, 99-89.

Good news: Conley can feel his face again!


We’ve been covering the Mike Conley face beat all week, so it feels appropriate — on this Friday — to give you one final update before Game 3. 

Chiozza happy at Florida


When Billy Donovan left Florida for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder job, the question I got the most was: What does that mean for Memphian Chris Chiozza? 

Green responds to Conley incident


We have an official response from Draymond Green regarding his shot on Mike Conley in Game 2. “If the same play happened again and I have to go after the ball, I’m gonna go after the ball."

Conley offers no comment on Green incident


Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has, by now, seen the tape of the shot he took from Draymond Green in the Grizzlies’ Game 2 victory against Golden State earlier this week.

Tigers looking at White


Ever on the lookout for players who can improve his roster, there may yet be another addition to the 2015 class for University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner. 

Simmons: Memphis best built to beat Warriors


Bill Simmons runs Grantland and hosts podcasts and TV shows about the NBA for ESPN. He’s among the most respected voices in sports, and he joined The Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday afternoon and talked a ton about the Grizzlies. 

UT-Memphis won't play unless they agree in football


New Tennessee coach Rick Barnes was in Atlanta today for the Big Orange Caravan’s first stop and told Vols fans, according to the News-Sentinel’s Ben Frederickson, that he’d love to get Memphis back on the schedule.

Vick now a coveted prospect


A week ago, Douglass guard LaGerald Vick was committed to SMU as a member of the 2016 recruiting class. Today, he’s a free agent and hearing from schools like Kentucky and Kansas.   

Conley believes he'll play Game 2


It appears we have our answer to the question that has loomed over this second round playoff series.

Udrih: Knicks not getting Gasol


More Marc Gasol/Knicks reports! This time, it’s teammate (and former Knick) Beno Udrih weighing in. “They're not going to get him. He's a laid-back guy and doesn't like drama."

McCain drafted by the Dolphins


Bobby McCain is officially off the board. The University of Memphis DB who had 11 interceptions his last two seasons was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round at No. 145 overall. 

Still not much clarity on Conley's face


Mike Conley will make the trip to Oakland for Games 1 and 2, Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said Friday before practice. Will he play? Well, I guess it depends on who you ask. 

Donovan leaves for OKC; what about Chiozza?


Oklahoma City made it official Thursday afternoon and hired Florida coach Billy Donovan as Scott Brooks’ replacement. Donovan spent the last 19 years with the Gators and won two national championships there. 

Grizzlies win series vs. Portland, 4-1


It is hard to describe, the way the fourth quarter of Game 5 on Thursday night so totally embodied this Grizzlies team. 

Russ Smith roasts poor guy


Game 5 of the Blazers-Grizzlies is tonight at FedExForum at 8:30. Russ Smith likely won’t play. But he's already won the day on social media. 

Conley gets facial surgery


The Chef was right. The Chef is always right. Mike Conley received facial surgery this morning after suffering multiple fractures in his face in Game 3, the Grizzlies announced. 

Monday Morning Martin: 4/27


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Afflalo, Kaman expected to play in Game 3


 Blazers guard Arron Afflalo has been upgraded to probable and big man Chris Kaman to questionable, Casey Holdahl of the Trailblazers reported Friday afternoon.

Carter talks three-point shooting


When Vince Carter signed a multiple-year deal with the Grizzlies in the offseason, most folks viewed it as an upgrade over the departing Mike Miller; Carter, though a few years older, was healthier overall and a better shot-creator than Miller.

LeBonheur rolls out sweetest commercial ever -- co-starring Jeff Green


One of the very best things about the Grizzlies organization is how well it connects to the community. 

Grizzlies dispose of Blazers, 97-82; go up 2-0 in series


#WeGrindHere pic.twitter.com/siy2Hvabxb — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 23, 2015 GAME 2: GRIZZLIES 97, BLAZERS 82 GRIZZLIES LEAD SERIES, 2-0   For the second straight game, Super Grizz climbed a ladder.  At the top of the la

Labissere ranked No. 1, according to Rivals


There’s a new name at the top of Rivals’ Class of 2015 rankings. But you might remember it. 

Lillard: Stealing Game 2 changes everything


All-Star Blazers guard Damian Lillard has yet to figure out the Rubik's cube that is the Grizzlies' defense. His 5-of-21 effort in Game 1 earned him a healthy lashing from the Oregonian the morning after.  

Batum doesn't actually hate Spanish people


Consider the international incident squashed. Nic Batum, whose “We don’t lose to Spanish players” motivational tactic became a national story, addressed the issue for the first time Tuesday.

Several Grizzlies join 92.9 FM ESPN Monday


It was a massive day over at 92.9 FM ESPN as we  collectively celebrated the Grizzlies’ Game 1 win against the Blazers. To help us do that? Dave Joerger, Beno Udrih, and Kosta Koufos. 

Afflalo doubtful for Sunday


NBA players like to say playoff series always come down to a battle of wills. Grizzlies-Blazers will come down to a battle of ills. Mike Conley and Tony Allen, who sounded optimistic about playing tomorrow during Friday’s media availability, 

Conley, Allen expecting to play Sunday


The face of the Memphis Airport, hampered recently with a hamstring injury, showed up to Grizzlies practice Friday and declared that he was going to give it a go. Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, hobbled by a foot injury, wasn’t as definitive. Nor

Joe Jackson the D-League's MIP


And your 2014-15 NBA D-League Most Improved Player of the Year iiiiiiis … Former Memphis guard Joe Jackson of the Bakersfield Jam. In 38 games with Bakersfield, Jackson averaged 13.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds a game. 

Grizzlies/Blazers: Scenarios


So, John, how do you feel about the Grizzlies-Blazers first round series? As it relates to this series, I’m not worried about anything. Statistically, 4-5 match-ups are coin flips.

FINAL: Grizzlies 95, Pacers 83.


And so after all the scenarios, all the number-crunching, all the scoreboard-watching: Here we are. The Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers Thursday night, 95-83. The Pelicans, who needed a win to get into the playoffs, pulled the upset against the Spurs, 1

Missouri transfer Williams III will visit Gonzaga


Missouri transfer Johnathan Williams III, who was forbidden by Missouri to transfer to the Big 12, SEC, or a school on Missouri’s schedule the next two years, will visit Gonzaga the weekend of May 1st, his mother told 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday. 

Transfer Tarrant to visit Memphis, per ESPN


Alabama graduate transfer Ricky Tarrant, formerly of Tulane, will visit the University of Memphis later this month, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Tarrant transferred from Alabama last week amidst the coaching change. 

Breaking down the Grizzlies playoff scenarios


81 games down. One to go. The grind that is the NBA’s regular season is finally coming to an end, which means that the playoffs are nigh. That’s exciting. 

Kobe sticks up for Westbrook


On Sunday night, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook dropped a career-high 54 points. On 43 shots. In a loss. 

Monday Morning Martin: 4/13/15


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Martin commits to Memphis


On Tuesday, Mitchell point guard Jeremiah Martin de-committed from Louisiana Tech.

Memphis football!!!


Ahh, the college football spring game. Where one side of the ball is ahead of the other side of the ball and we have no choice but to draw conclusions about a game played between the same team. 

Wall art with the Grizzlies.


When I think of Lamar and Airways, the first thing that comes to mind is art. 

Nick King to visit Ole Miss, Arkansas


When Nick King announced last month he’d be transferring from the University of Memphis, there was a school of thought that he may transfer to Murray State to join his former AAU teammate, Cameron Payne.

FINAL: Grizzlies 110, Pelicans 74.


I remember those Memphis Grizzlies. Barely. In the most important game of the season Vol. 5, the Grizzlies responded in a way nobody in their right mind would’ve predicted — with their biggest win of the season. The Grizzlies bullied the Pe

Russ Smith drops some knowledge


We haven’t seen a lot of Russ Smith since he was traded to the Grizzlies earlier this season. But we know a couple things: One, he’s got an awesome Twitter handle: @Sir_Saudade. Two, he’s good on Twitter. 

JW3 transferring -- not to the Big 12, SEC, or Arizona


Johnathan Williams III, the Southwind graduate who received his release from Missouri Tuesday, will not be allowed to transfer to another SEC school, a Big 12 school, or Arizona under the terms of his release, his mother said Wednesday morning.

No Big 12, SEC, or Arizona for JW3


Johnathan Williams III, the Southwind graduate who received his release from Missouri Tuesday, will not be allowed to transfer to another SEC school, a Big 12 school, or Arizona under the terms of his release, his mother said Wednesday morning.

More on Cam Payne.


So we had Murray State guard Cameron Payne on the show this morning. Payne, a little-recruited Memphian, declared his intent to enter the NBA Draft on Monday and is projected to go as high as 13th overall. It’s really a fantastic story.

Jeremiah Martin de-commits from Louisiana Tech


Know how Memphis needs a point guard for next season? The Tigers may well have one soon. 

Payne going pro


Cameron Payne, the Lausanne alum and Murray State guard, announced Tuesday he’s going pro after a stellar sophomore season in which he earned Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.

Monday Morning Martin: 4/6/15


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Final: Wizards 92, Grizzlies 83.


GRIZZLIES 100, THUNDER 92 So this is what I wrote yesterday: “I’m not willing to say the Grizzlies are “back,” but I certainly feel more confident about how they’ll finish down this final stretch before the playoffs begin.

Final: Grizzlies 100, Thunder 92.


GRIZZLIES 100, THUNDER 92 The Grizzlies entered Friday night in a tight situation; seven games until the playoffs and a half-game back of the coveted No. 2 seed. Facing the Grizzlies, essentially, was a seven-game series at the end the regular season.

Tony Allen out vs. OKC; Z-Bo questionable


We just received a bit of bad news: Tony Allen, the Grizzlies' premier defender and Russell Westbrook's worst enemy, will again be out tonight vs. Oklahoma City with a strained hamstring. 

UK commit has his history wrong


The McDonald's All-American Game took place yesterday. It featured lots of future great players, including Kentucky-bound Isaiah Briscoe, a consensus Top 10 recruit from New Jersey. 

Dedric Lawson's gonna be OK


The McDonald’s All-American Game just went final, and Dedric Lawson — the University of Memphis’ first representative since Shaq Goodwin in 2012 — was mostly a non-factor. That’s totally OK. 

Sharpshooter grad transfer considering Tigers


Cleveland State graduate transfer guard Trey Lewis, who led the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game and made a school-record 96 three-pointers last season, is considering the University of Memphis as a possible destination

Sharpshooting graduate transfer considering Tigers


Cleveland State graduate transfer guard Trey Lewis, who led the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game and made a school-record 96 three-pointers last season, is considering the University of Memphis as a possible destination.

Sharpshooting grad transfer Lewis considering Tigers


Cleveland State graduate transfer guard Trey Lewis, who led the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game and made a school-record 96 three-pointers last season, is considering the University of Memphis as a possible destination.

Yahoo: Cam Payne leading toward NBA Draft


Murray State sophomore point guard and Lausanne alum Cam Payne is strongly considering entering the NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Payne and his family, according to Wojnarowski, are hosting presentations at their home from major agents this week. 

Payne, who averaged 20.2 points a game last season as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, played for

Final: Grizzlies 97, Kings 83.


The Grizzlies woke up Monday morning a half-game back of Houston, having lost the two-seed and seemingly all of their confidence after suffering through a three-game losing streak. 

Windhorst: I believe the Grizzlies will stabilize


Brian Windhorst is one of the prominent NBA reporters for ESPN; he breaks news and he's all over TV these days. We had Brian on Monday morning and talked to him extensively about the Grizzlies.

Final: Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84.


A second straight game  in Memphis vs. a contender, a second straight blowout. The Warriors disposed of the Grizzlies at FedExForum, 107-84. Steph Curry had 38 points and 10 assists. Klay Thompson had 28 points. What was an opportunity to bounce back

Tigers surprised with Miami Beach Bowl rings


Last season for the University of Memphis football team was arguably the best in the history of the program. The Tigers won 10 games for the first time in the modern era, won the American Athletic Conference, and defeated traditional power, BYU.

Final: Cavs 111, Grizz 89.


So I hope that wasn’t actually an NBA Finals Preview, because that was absolutely horrible. The Cavaliers came into Memphis and made the Grizzlies look silly, 111-89. 

King, Powell transferring from Memphis


And so the Nick King and Pookie Powell eras are over. King and Powell are both transferring from Memphis, the school announced Wednesday morning. Gary Parrish (CBS/92.9) and Jeff Goodman (ESPN) were the first to report the news. 

Rave reviews keep pouring in on Conley


Not long ago, there was a debate about Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley. Yeah, he’s good; but is he a TOP 10 point guard?  That debate doesn’t really exist anymore. 

Josh Pastner in the mix at Arizona State


Herb Sendek was fired as Arizona State basketball coach Tuesday morning, which means the Arizona State basketball job is now open. Memphis coach Josh Pastner was linked.

Memphis 10th-ranked market for NCAA Tournament


For the first time since 2009-10, the University of Memphis is not in the NCAA Tournament. As a result, I’ve wondered aloud if Memphians, as a whole, are checked out on college basketball.

A cool story turns into an unbelievable one.


When we invited Jade Rogers, a 24-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, to our studios last week, we really had no idea it would turn into this.

Final: Grizzlies 97, Blazers 86.


This was always going to be a huge weekend for the Grizzlies — two games against playoff teams in the West with a slipping grip on the 2-seed in the West. Sprinkle in the recent bad losses and chemistry questions, and it became all the more pivotal.

Durant could miss rest of the season


The threat of a fully healthy Oklahoma City team has been a league-wide terror all season long.  For the Grizzlies, it felt like: Whatever you do, avoid the fully-healthy Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. 

Brown: Kentucky would make the playoffs in the East


SMU coach Larry Brown is one of the most accomplished basketball coaches on the planet, having had success in college and the NBA. But sometimes, he says really dumb things.

Building permit pulled for Memphis football's indoor facility


It turns out the University of Memphis is spending money on its athletics program, after all (even if it comes from the private sector). A building permit for the new football indoor practice facility over on South Campus was pulled on Wednesday.

Grizzlies fall to .... Pistons


In case you missed it!!!!!! The Grizzlies lost to the God awful Detroit Pistons, 105-95. The Pistons, without Greg Monroe. The Pistons, losers of 10 straight. 

Conley out Tuesday against Pistons


With only so many games remaining until the playoffs start, these are the last precious regular-season nights where certain guys can recuperate and get healthy. 

Final: Grizzlies 92, Nuggets 81.


Remember last week, when the Grizzlies rested the Core Four and it was part-message, part-sincere rest? 

No NIT for Memphis.


 Your subtleties — they strangle me … I can’t explain myself at all … A season filled with shoddy point guard play, inconsistency, lower-than-normal talent and too many double-digit losses officially ended Sunday.

Wrapping up 2014-15 Tigers' basketball.


That does it. With yesterday’s 80-75 loss to Temple in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals, the 2014-15 University of Memphis basketball season is over. 

Picking the 2015 AAC Tournament.


So we’re now entering the best three weeks of the year: Postseason college basketball. There’s nothing quite like it in sports. 

Final: Memphis 54, UConn 53.


TRAY-SAHN. It’s pronounced TRAY-SAHN. On Senior Night in Storrs, the University of Memphis — down its best player in Austin Nichols — ruined everything. 

Report: Marc Gasol has already ruled out the Knicks


As we enjoy what’s been the greatest Grizzlies season ever, there’s been a small, nagging, persistent reminder every now and then that the team is operating in a window. 

Final: Grizzlies 102, Rockets 100.


Bit of a late night post here, but you kids don't have school tomorrow, anyway. 

Media #BattleBallz bracket is out.


Eight balls. Eight players. Seven games. One tournament. One month. One champion. There is no tournament in sport like the Media Madness #BattleBallz tournament the Grizzlies are putting on this month.

Media #BattleBallz bracket is out.


Eight balls. Eight players. Seven games. One tournament. One month. One champion. There is no tournament in sport like the Media Madness #BattleBallz tournament the Grizzlies are putting on this month.

Final: Jazz 93, Grizzlies 82.


Hey! The Grizzlies finally remembered how to jump out to a first quarter lead! The problem? They didn’t win the final three.

Grizzlies 9/1 favorites to win NBA title


As it stands Tuesday, the Grizzlies are 42-16 — good for second in the Western Conference. That’s pretty impressive.  And though there have been a couple baffling losses along the way, the Grizzlies are getting some love from Vegas. 

MRI for Nichols reveals sprain, bone bruise


When Mark Nichols told 92.9 FM ESPN Saturday night that the injury Austin Nichols, his son, suffered against Tulsa Saturday appeared to be worse than the last one, he was right.

Final: SMU 66, Memphis 57.


Thursday night was a unique opportunity for the University of Memphis. The Tigers had the eyes of Memphis on them, given the Grizzlies weren’t in action, and they were playing a Top 25 opponent at home.

Memphis really wants you in FedExForum this week.


Remember last week when Memphis gave away a few hundred tickets just before the game against reigning national champion?  Remember the response that elicited? Let me jog your memory.  

Memphis honoring '84-85 team this weekend


Here’s a cool thing for your Wednesday afternoon: The University of Memphis will honor the 1984-85 Final Four team this weekend during halftime of the Tulsa game.

All-Star Grizz analysis.


With last night’s blowout at Oklahoma City, the Memphis Grizzlies are entering the All-Star break with a record of 39-14. Let’s pause and reflect on just how awesome that is, especially given how competitive and great the Western Conference is

Tony Allen joins the Chris Vernon Show.


There’s nothing quite like Tony Allen on the court. But he’s pretty good on the radio, too. The Grindfather joined the Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN Monday morning.

Marc Gasol: Man of the people.


Marc Gasol: Big Spain, All-Star, philanthropist. A man who looks at the big picture. For Gasol, the lone All-Star on this 38-win Grizzlies team, that big picture consisted of lots of little ones on Monday afternoon.

Final: Temple 61, Tigers 60.


There are losses — Memphis has taken more than it cares to count this season — and then there are losses like Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, after leading by as many as 16, lost on a baseline bank shot by Josh Brown, 61-60. 

Tony Allen on Tony Allen.


Tony Allen unfiltered on Tony Allen is one of my favorite sports things.  There’s a terrific piece over at Bleacher Report by Jared Zwerling that you should read. 

Signing Day 2015: Memphis done good.


So Signing Day 2015 has come and gone. Drew Richmond, the five-star offensive lineman from MUS, finally signed with Tennessee after denying he had sent anything to any school.

Z-Bo named Player of the Week


In the offseason, before Zach Randolph signed a new contract with the Grizzlies, he promised us one thing amidst a collection of questions about his age: He never relied on athleticism. Gravity never bothered him. His game, he said, is timeless. 

Final: Grizzlies 85, Thunder 74.


When the Grizzlies announced they’d be holding a “Wrestling Night” on Jan. 31 — this night, as it were — it filled me with joy, for a number of reasons. The Grizzlies in-game promotions staff gets it. 

Grizzlies throw Marc Gasol a surprise birthday party


Beyond the winning and quirkiness and their legitimate status as NBA Finals contenders, one of the coolest things about this Grizzlies team is simple enough: They all like each other. That seems obvious, right?

Final: Grizzlies 99, Nuggets 69.


Billed as the big rematch — Round II of Marc Gasol-Jusuf Nurkic — this was a first-round TKO. The Grizzlies got their revenge from a month ago and smothered the Nuggets, 99-69, Thursday night at FedExForum.

Lawson named a McDonald's All-American


It’s been a hard season for most Memphis fans. But there’s hope. Dedric Lawson, a Class of 2015 signee, was named to the McDonald’s All-American East team on Wednesday.

Details emerging from Stokes-Lucas dustup


In case you hadn’t heard, Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas got into a fight in the timeout huddle on Tuesday during their game with the Iowa Energy. 

Final: Grizzlies 103, Magic 94.


Being that it was a Monday night against a pretty bad (though talented enough) team, the game went about how you’d expect. There was a fleeting moment where it felt the Grizzlies weren’t taking the Magic seriously enough. 

Ole Miss transfer Dodson enrolled at Memphis


Mark Dodson, the former four-star running back who transferred from Ole Miss at the end of this season, has enrolled at Memphis, his high school coach Rodney Saulsberry told 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday. 

Grizzlies reportedly adding Tyrus Thomas


Tyrus Thomas, the former fourth-overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, is signing a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, Yahoo! and several other outlets reported this afternoon. 

12 Memphis players face suspension for BYU brawl


Remember that big brawl that took place on the field after Memphis beat BYU in double overtime? Up to 12 players on the Memphis football team face suspensions as a result, according to Tigers’ athletic director Tom Bowen on Tuesday afternoon.

Final: Mavericks 103, Grizzlies 95.


The Grizzlies lost to the Mavericks, 105-93, during their annual MLK Day game at FedExForum on Monday.  B Ellis had 25 points, Dirk Nowitzki scored 21, and Chandler Parsons chipped in with 15.

Final: Grizzlies 102, Blazers 98


There was a stretch during Saturday’s game against the Trailblazers where it felt like the Grizzlies were legitimately Finals-bound.

Kuran Iverson transferring


In the least surprising development of the month, embattled sophomore forward Kuran Iverson is transferring from the University of Memphis upon the conclusion of the spring semester, the school announced Friday.

Final: Memphis 63, Cincinnati 50.


The University of Memphis got its best win of the season against Cincinnati Thursday night, 63-50. The Bearcats entered the game with a Top 40 RPI and were ranked No. 35 in KenPom’s ratings. 

Newest Memphis football fan? Siri!


Memphis football had the type of season that should translate into more season-ticket holders and, therefore, more people in the stands during home games. Especially with Ole Miss on the home schedule. 

Bill Simmons has Grizzlies in NBA Finals


Bill Simmons, who runs Grantland and is among the most visible talking heads at ESPN, joined the Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN on Tuesday afternoon. The topic? Jeff Green, of course. Here are some of the highlights of the interview.

No debate: This was Memphis football's best season ever


For the first time in the history of the school, the Memphis football team finished in the final Top 25 of both the coaches and AP polls. That is unprecedented. Those developments make it official: The 2014 season was the best Memphis football season ever.

Mixed bag when it comes to Grizz acquisition of Green


Now that one of the weirder weekends in Grizzlies history has come and gone, the trade is finally official: Jeff Green and Russ Smith are in. Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, and a future first- and second-rounder are out. 

Final/2OT: Grizzlies 122, Suns 110.


Only the Grizzlies could turn a pedestrian January afternoon into a double-overtime thriller of a night, chockfull of no-calls and wrong calls and unflattering chants directed at the presiding officials.

Grizzlies weigh in on trade speculation


Though it sounds as if Jeff Green winding up in Memphis is imminent, it's not yet done. Which means that Quincy Pondexter and Tayshaun Prince are still members of the Memphis Grizzlies. Which means they were practicing on Saturday afternoon. 

Report: Green-to-Grizz talks picking up


It’s not exactly a secret that the Grizzlies are in search of a scoring lift on the perimeter; Dave Joeger said as much after the loss to the Hawks.  

Final: Grizzlies 105, Knicks 83.


You may have heard — just before tip of Grizzlies-Knicks, news broke of a three-way deal involving the Knicks, Cavaliers, and Thunder.

Ole Miss RB Dodson transferring; Memphis in the picture


Ole Miss running back Mark Dodson, a native of Memphis, is transferring out of Oxford, the school announced today. I’ve been told Memphis is a strong possibility.

Computer Love: Five best exchanges on Twitter between NBA players and women.


Later this week, the Memphis Grizzlies will play Atlanta in Philips Arena on what the Hawks are promoting as “Swipe Right Night.” 

Computer Love: Five best NBA player Twitter exchanges with women.


Later this week, the Memphis Grizzlies will play Atlanta in Philips Arena on what the Hawks are promoting as “Swipe Right Night.”

Memphis 73, Houston 54.


So after aaallllll that — after blowout losses to Wichita State, Baylor, and Oklahoma State and a home loss to Stephen F. Austin, the University of Memphis is closing out 2014 with a 8-4 record.

Texas A&M wins the Liberty Bowl.


There was very little the 2014 edition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl didn’t have. Everything that makes college football and bowl games great, we had here.

Texas A&M wins the Liberty Bowl.


There was very little the 2014 edition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl didn’t have. Everything that makes college football and bowl games great, we had here.

Bowlsby: Big 12 happy at 10


Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is in Memphis today for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl; at halftime, he addressed Big 12 expansion rumors and other topics of interest. 

Memphis 55, BYU 48. 2OT.


The 2014 Memphis Tigers football team: American Athletic Conference and Miami Beach Bowl champions.  Let that sink in.  

Final: Grizzlies 105, Warriors 98.


NO DANCING (BY OPPOSING TEAMS) IN THE GRINDHOUSE. The Memphis Grizzlies, on national television, turned back the Golden State Warriors, 105-98. 

Oklahoma State 73, Memphis 55.


The University of Memphis was drilled 73-55 by Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at FedExForum, and about the only good news is that the game got out early enough to allow for a good six-plus hours of binge drinking on Beale.

Grizzlies win, 113-107, against Hornets.


That was wacky.  The Grizzlies overcame the pesky Charlotte Hornets, 113-107, in a game that deserved to go no longer than the league-regulated 48 minutes but instead went an extra 10. 

Breaking: Memphis loves college football.


ESPN put out a fascinating press release this morning, illustrating just which markets watched its college football broadcasts the most. 

Nashville radio host: Memphis to the Big 12


And the realignment rumors keep spinning.  According to a radio host in Nashville on 102.5 the game, the Big 12 — which does not currently have a championship game — is going to add two more teams in the offseason and, according to his

Stephen F. Austin beats Memphis.


It is one thing to hear that this will be a down year for Memphis basketball; one thing to hear that the guards are young, that it will take time, that the ship will ultimately be righted. 

No more Battle for the Bones.


UAB is shutting down its football program after this season, school president Ray Watts announced in a letter today.

Joerger named Coach of the Month


So Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger might be good. He was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for October/November earlier today, his third such honor. He's only been coaching for seven full months. 

Fuente addresses future


Memphis coach Justin Fuente accomplished something this weekend that hasn’t been done in 43 years: He led the Tigers to a conference championship. When you go 9-3 and win conference titles at Memphis, people notice. People are noticing.

Memphis wins the AAC.


Well, it happened. Memphis claimed at least a share of the American Athletic Conference championship with a beatdown of UConn, 41-10. Tonight, however, they are the sole owners of that trophy.

AAC trophy will be in Memphis this weekend


So I was rummaging through the ol’ Twitter timeline this morning when I came across this tweet.   Look what has arrived in the office... This is heading to Memphis where the Tigers will play for it Saturday pic.twitter.com/96tY8gDcwL —

Memphis 77, PVAMU 49


Memphis beat Prairie View A&M, 77-49, in a game that, thankfully, featured very little drama. The Tigers took care of an inferior, undermanned Panthers team, and there’s not much more to add, really. 

The Tigers are going bowling. But -- where?


The Memphis Tigers are a win away from clinching (at least a share of) their first conference championship since 1971. This is almost unprecedented at Memphis, a program that was in shambles a short four seasons ago.

Grizzlies 107, Clippers 91


GRIZZLIES 107, CLIPPERS 91 “Basketball is a really simple sport. We tend sometimes to make it really hard.” - Marc Gasol, center, Memphis Grizzlies. Nov. 23, 2014. The Clippers were not ready for the fight — wanted no part of it,

The Tigers win.


Memphis kept its American Athletic Conference title hopes alive Saturday night at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with a 31-20 win.

Tony Allen bath robe going on sale?


We first introduced you to the Tony Allen bathrobe last week, when the Grizzlies pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks in NBA history with a 111-110 win against the Kings. 

Five Grizzlies fall ill


  There was once a movie called Space Jam. It starred Michael Jordan, and because it featured the Looney Toons and little animated midget monsters who stole the powers of popular NBA players, you thought it was fictional. 

Wichita State 71, Memphis 56.


Turnovers = 24. Assists = 4. Steals = 0. Score = 71-56. Memphis kicked off the season with a 15-point loss to Wichita State in South Dakota that could’ve been worse had Wichita State not pulled its starters with around four minutes left.

Memphis 4.5-point underdogs to Wichita State


So the earliest lines I’ve seen on the Memphis and Wichita State game are between  -4.5 and -5.5 in favor of Wichita State. ‘Only 4.5 points, you say? BUT MEMPHIS IS THE WORST COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM EVER ASSEMBLED!

VIDEO: Jubilation at FedExForum. Grizz win.


"The basket," the officials said, "is good." The Grizzlies win.  

The Grizzlies win.


So how do you encapsulate a game in which the Grizzlies completed their largest comeback in franchise history with a Courtney Lee tip-in with .3 seconds remaining?  

CBU 74, Memphis 70. Yep.


DISCLAIMER: The following column has been rated 'NR-17' and requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian for strong graphic violence on the FedExForum rims.  

Launch: Tigers Tonight


Can’t get enough Memphis Tigers basketball? Perfect — because 92.9 FM ESPN and its sister station, ESPN 790 AM, are launching a Tiger basketball pre-game show beginning tomorrow night.

Preview: Lakers-Grizzlies


Grizzlies-Lakers tonight, in what we’re calling the alternate universe game. 

More bowl projections!


Well, it’s no longer a matter of if: The Memphis Tigers are going bowling. But where? 

Monday Morning Martin: 11/10/14


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Stokes, Adams being assigned to D-League


Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, the Grizzlies’ two draft picks this year, are being re-assigned to the D-League’s Iowa Energy on Saturday morning so that they can play in the Energy’s game Saturday night at FedExForum.

ESPN likes the Tigers


There’s no question that, by recent University of Memphis standards, the expectations for this year’s team are lower.

Grizzlies roar back, beat Suns


5-0 The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Phoenix Suns, 102-91, Wednesday night. They share, with the Rockets, the best record in the National Basketball Association.

Labissiere won't play Thursday


He’s playing, then he’s not playing, then he’s playing, then he’s not playing. He’s not playing, but he’s appealing to play, and then he’s not playing. Then he’s playing.  Now he’s not playing.

Mississippi State atop CFB rankings; Ole Miss falls


The second set of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday — there weren’t any surprises. Mississippi State held the top spot, followed by Florida State, Auburn, and Oregon, a first-time entrant into the top four. Auburn

Grizzlies sign PG Lucas


The Grizzlies have signed point guard Kalin Lucas to their active roster, the club announced Tuesday. Lucas played on the Grizzlies’ summer league team and was on the training camp roster, as well. 

Bowl projections for Memphis


As we inch closer and closer to the end of the season, it’s probably worth your while to keep an eye on bowl projections. Memphis is 5-3 and, barring a catastrophic collapse, will clinch a bowl berth this season for the first time since 2008. 

Monday Morning Martin: 11/3/14


You're busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. 

Reaction: Tigers 40, Tulsa 20


On a chilly Halloween night, the University of r improved to two games over .500 for the first time since 2007 with a 40-20 win against Tulsa. The Tigers are now one game from bowl eligibility.

Grizzlies win, 105-101, against T'Wolves


So the Grizzlies got their first season-opening win in franchise history Wednesday night in a 105-101 win against the Timberwolves. 

Mike Conley shmoney dance? Mike Conley shmoney dance


Mike Conley is a Grizzlies fan favorite, a quiet-but-solid point guard who has budded into one of the more reliable players on the team. The schmoney dance is a jig popularized by Bobby Shmurda’s hit, “Hot *****.” 

Memphis picked 3rd in preseason AAC poll


The American Athletic Conference is holding its annual preseason Media Day today in New York; Josh Pastner, Shaq Goodwin, and Austin Nichols left yesterday as Memphis’ representatives. In advance of today’s proceedings, the conference relea

First CFB Playoff Rankings Released


The first ever College Football Playoff Rankings were released Tuesday, and the SEC was heavily represented. =

Labissiere will play, apparently


Top-rated big man Skal Labissiere, ruled ineligible by the TSSAA this season due to his transfer from ECS to Lausanne, will play basketball this season. For a place called Reach Your Dream Prep. 

So, who gets the credit for Tarik Black? Simple: Tarik Black


The Houston Rockets made final cuts last night, trimming their roster to the NBA maximum 15. Tarik Black, who signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the team this summer, was not one of the cuts.

Monday Morning Martin: 10/27/14


Monday Morning Martin You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours.

92.9 partners with Liberty Bowl


 Entercom Memphis Friday announced  92.9 FM ESPN (680AM) will be the broadcast home and media partner for the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl , December 29, 2014 in Memphis, TN. 

Gasol ranked 14th overall by ESPN


The folks over at ESPN.com and the True Hoop Network have been counting down every single NBA player starting from 500. 

Tony Allen voted as toughest player in NBA


One of my favorite features of the NBA preseason is the annual GM survey that NBA.com puts together. It’s fascinating for a variety of reasons, one being that executives are nameless and totally left to their own agendas and grudges.

Tigers F Nichols injures shoulder


University of Memphis sophomore forward Austin Nichols sustained a shoulder injury in practice this week and saw a doctor Tuesday afternoon, multiple sources confirmed to 92.9.

Joerger: Lee and Allen will start opening night


Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger joined The Geoff Calkins Show Tuesday morning in advance of the Grizzlies’ preseason game against the Cavaliers tomorrow night. And he laid it all out on the table.

2016 guard Broddie commits to Tigers


Randall Broddie, a 6-3 guard from Oxon Hill, Md., has committed to Memphis, a source said Monday afternoon. Broddie, ranked a four-star guard by scout.com, was one of over a dozen recruits in attendance this weekend for Memphis Madness. 

WHERE WILL SKAL GO?


The Tigers' No. 1 target in 2015 is Skal Labissiere. Perhaps you've heard of him. The 6-11 Haitian native is done taking visits, finally, and he's going to announce his college decision soon. It's been a long, strange, windy recr

VIDEO: Rick Ross at Memphis Madness


Rick Ross, the massively successful rapper from Miami, shut down Memphis Madness last night. He performed for thirty minutes exactly -- songs like "Stay Schemin'," "Pop That," and his latest hit, "Elvis Presley Blvd."

Some thoughts on Memphis Madness.


So Memphis Madness has come and gone. Rick Ross performed some hits and there were dozens of recruits in the house to see it. A few thoughts/observations: Let’s get this out of the way — there will be some who are offended by Ross’ ly

Two radio hosts fight.


Yesterday in Arizona, two sports radio hosts nearly came to blows live on the air about, of all things, the brand of the Oakland Raiders. 

Memphis pulls in 25 votes in first basketball coaches poll


The first coaches poll of the college basketball season is out. The Tigers are not ranked in it. But they’re in the “others receiving votes” category; they got 25 votes, which is good for 31st overall. 

Roll Call: Memphis Madness visitors


Memphis coach Josh Pastner has said repeatedly over the last two weeks that significant 2015, 2016, and 2017 recruits will be in attendance at this Saturday’s Memphis Madness; he wasn’t lying. 

Jackson waived by Suns


Former University of Memphis guard Joe Jackson, who joined the Phoenix Suns on Sept. 26 on a free agent deal, was waived by the team earlier today. 

Roundup: 2014 Memphis Media Day


Memphis basketball held its Media Day Monday afternoon. For the first time in four years, there was no Joe Jackson, no Chris Crawford — it took a little getting used to. 

VIDEO: Austin Nichols at Media Day


Plain and simple: If Austin Nichols doesn't produce in a big way for the Tigers this season, they will struggle to make the tournament. That's the reality.

VIDEO: Shaq Goodwin at Media Day


Believe it or not, Shaq Goodwin is the only original upperclassman on the Tigers 2014-15 roster. (Original meaning he's been with the program since his freshman year.) 

VIDEO: Kedren Johnson at Media Day


Kedren Johnson is the most intriguing player on the Tigers' roster this season. If he can get in good shape, he raises the ceiling for a Memphis team that likely won't be ranked in the preseason Top 25.  

VIDEO: Trahson Burrell at Media Day


When Trahson Burrell committed to Memphis last year, his junior college coach compared him to Will Barton. They're both wiry, skilled wings who score in bunches. 

VIDEO: Nick King at Media Day


There's been much offseason back-and-forth about Nick King. Is he a small forward? Is he a power forward? Can he guard the SF spot? 

The Liberty Bowl should be packed tomorrow.


So I’ve heard this dumb way of thinking around town this week.

Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies


If you were one of those who were hopeful to see Michael Beasley make the Grizzlies opening day roster, consider your baseless and stupid dreams crushed.

VIDEO: Kedren Johnson speaks


We haven't heard much at all from Kedren Johnson since the point guard transferred to Memphis in the summer. The 6-4 point guard went through his first official practice with the Tigers Wednesday and spoke with us afterward.    

Preseason Preview: Memphis Tigers


Today is a significant day in our city’s history because today, the Tigers hold their first official basketball practice and the Grizzlies are playing their first preseason basketball game. The 2014-15 basketball season is upon us.

I'm proud of my dad.


I want to write about my dad. In my life, the one thing I have wanted more than anything else is a healthy relationship with my father. 

Vandy transfer Johnson eligible immediately


Vanderbilt transfer point guard Kedren Johnson was granted a waiver request and is eligible immediately to play for the Tigers, Memphis coach Josh Pastner said Monday. Johnson was suspended last year. In 2012-13, Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 3

Fuente: Goal is to compete for conference titles


Times have changed at the University of Memphis. The Tigers kicked off American Athletic Conference play with a 41-14 drubbing of preseason favorite Cincinnati in Cincinnati last weekend.

Upon Further Review: What a weekend


It was billed as one of the best weekends ever in college football (mostly because of the SEC slate, albeit). 

Katy Perry guest-picking on Gameday


ESPN Gameday is in Oxford for the first time ever this weekend. We will hear about Archie and Olivia and The Grove and Sperrys until our ears bleed.  

Labissiere will attend Memphis Madness


Last month, five-star forward Skal Labissiere set his official visit dates. The NCAA allows you five such visits.  

Pastner: Cunningham eligible Dec. 12


D’Marnier Cunningham, a late addition to the Memphis Tigers 2014-15 team, will be eligible starting Dec. 12, coach Josh Pastner said Thursday night.

Rick Ross performing at Memphis Madness


UGH UGH UGH Rick Ross. Memphis Madness. October 18. Tickets are $5. 

Former Georgia DB on transfer to Memphis: "Maybe"


Sheldon Dawson, a junior safety at Georgia and Ridgeway product, is no longer a member of the Bulldogs — and a transfer home could be on the table.

RECAP: Grizzlies Media Day 2014


The Grizzlies season ended four months ago, in a bitter loss to Oklahoma City in Game 7 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. It seems so fresh, Mike Miller starting at the four-spot in place of a suspended Zach Randolph.

VIDEO: Vince Carter at Media Day


Believe it, Grizzlies fans. Vince Carter is really a Memphis Grizzly. 

VIDEO: Mike Conley at Media Day


It's crazy to believe, but this season will be Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley's eighth in the NBA. I now officially feel old. But Conley doesn't. 

VIDEO: Beno Udrih at Media Day


Beno Udrih is going to be much more than an entertaining Twitter account this season (though, I should say, he wants more followers). The Slovenian re-signed with the Grizzlies in the offseason for the bi-annual exception of $2.1 million.

VIDEO: Tony Allen at Media Day


There may be no more consistently entertaining in the NBA than Tony Allen. Never one to mince words, the Grizzlies zany guard spoke to reporters Monday. 

VIDEO: Zach Randolph at Media Day


Everybody loves Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph. Randolph, who's showing no signs of slowing down, averaged 17 and 10 last season and signed a three-year extension in the offseason with the team. 

VIDEO: Quincy Pondexter at Media Day


Grizzlies swingman Quincy Pondexter missed 74 games (including the Thunder playoff series) last year with a stress fracture in his right foot. 

Ole Miss 24, Memphis 3: A Few Words


I’m back home in Memphis after watching Ole Miss take care of Memphis, 24-3, Saturday night in Memphis. I marinated on some things overnight. 

Wonder what Memphis' indoor practice facility will look like? We now know


College football today can be boiled down to an arms race; schools across the country compete to not only field the best teams, but to build the best, newest, shiniest facilities. 

Memphis LB Dillon dealing with family situation, status Saturday unknown


Memphis may be without one of its most promising defensive prospects this weekend. Sophomore DAWG/linebacker Jackson Dillon is currently dealing with a family situation that leaves his status against No. 11 Ole Miss in doubt.

Liberty Bowl flasher is a male, after all


The debate raged across the city. Was the person who lifted their shirt and revealed their naked breast Saturday at the Liberty Bowl as the camera panned to their section a woman? Or a man?

Memphis sold out of tickets for Ole Miss game


The Memphis athletic department has sold its allotment of tickets — approximately 2,500 — for the Tigers’ game against Ole Miss this Saturday, deputy athletic director Wren Baker said.  

USA Today ranks Memphis 33rd in preseason countdown


I know, I know. We’re in the thick of football season and, for the first time in a long time, Memphis actually has a solid team. It’s a nice change of pace around these parts. 

Grizzlies sign Beasley to training camp deal


Michael Beasley, the much maligned and supremely talented forward out of Kansas State, has signed a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Grizzlies, Yahoo! reported Tuesday night. 

Pastner upgrades to iPhone, joins rest of us


We have significant late breaking news regarding the University of Memphis basketball program.

Freeze complimentary of Memphis program


It’s Ole Miss week here in Memphis. The Tigers, coming off a 36-17 win against MTSU last Saturday, will head 80 miles south to Oxford and take on the No. 11-ranked Ole Miss Rebels. 

Wonder no more, Memphis football fans


If you wondered whether Memphis was a legitimately improved team — if they were really a candidate to make a bowl game this year — wonder no more. If you wondered whether the city of Memphis was inclined to support the Memphis football prog

Introducing the 2014-15 Tigers


Memphis really will have a new-look team next season. We were starkly reminded of that fact today, when the athletic department tweeted out a 2014-15 team photo. 

Martin: Get your butt to the Liberty Bowl tomorrow


I am about to give you the hottest take of all time. Don’t stand too close to the flames. Here goes: There is no excuse for you, outside of an emergency, not to be at the Memphis-MTSU football game tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Grizzlies ranked fourth in ESPN's Ultimate Standings


It’s lonely at the top. Last year, the Memphis Grizzlies surprised everyone by coming in at No. 1 in ESPN The Magazine’s “Ultimate Standings.” When we found out why, well, it wasn’t really that surprising. 

Grizzlies introduce newest fitness initiative


Memphis is fat. You know it. I know it. Forbes knows it. I don’t mean overweight, as in we’d all like to shed 10 or 15 vanity pounds. We are dangerously fat. Life-threateningly fat. More than a third of residents in Memphis are obese. 

Tony Allen requests your presence at MTSU game


Tony Allen is, among many things, the Grindfather. He has, in his short time in this city, become synonymous with Memphis and the hard-working folks within it. He is one of us. And, dammit, he expects you guys at the Memphis football game.

Grizzlies add Lucas


Aaand the Memphis Grizzlies’ training camp roster continues to fill out. Kalin Lucas, who played with the Grizzlies in the Orlando Summer League this summer, has agreed to a free-agent contract, his agent told Sportando.

Monday Morning Martin: 9/15/14


You’re busy on the weekends. Chances are, you have neither the time nor the inclination to be plugged in outside of business hours. So, each and every Monday, I’ll wrangle the biggest (or most interesting) local stories from the weekend.

Labissiere's hardship application denied


In a development that surprises absolutely no one, the TSSAA has denied five-star prospect Skal Labissiere’s hardship waiver application, The Commercial Appeal reported Friday afternoon.

Dedric Lawson reclassifies to 2015. What's it mean?


Memphis is getting a five-star prospect a year earlier than anticipated. 

Southern transfer Godfrey eligible for Tigers


Calvin Godfrey, the 6-8 power forward transfer from Southern, has obtained a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible for the Tigers this season, Memphis coach Josh Pastner said Thursday morning.

Memphis basketball ranked 23rd in ESPN's Future Power Rankings


Ever wonder just how good of hands the University of Memphis basketball program is in under coach Josh Pastner? 

Marc Gasol and Spain knocked out in World Cup quarters


In a pretty epic upset, France just sent home Spain in the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a 65-52 win.

Memphis football projected to win the AAC, according to ESPN


Memphis football is going to win the American Athletic Conference. At least, that’s what ESPN’s Football Power Index suggests. 

Fuente glad fans are seeing progress


Justin Fuente approached the media contingent outside the football offices Monday and took inventory. “Dang,” he said as TV reports strapped lapel microphones to his collar. “What happened?"

Former Tiger Joe Jackson reportedly finalizing deal with Suns


Former Memphis guard Joe Jackson, who went undrafted in this year’s NBA Draft, is finalizing a free-agent deal with the Phoenix Suns, Shams Charania of RealGM.com reported Monday afternoon. 

Tigers have close brush with history, lose to No. 11 UCLA, 42-35


The Memphis football team went down, 42-35, to No. 11-ranked UCLA last night.  The final result was a loss. But I think it comes with a positive lingering effect; Memphis football became respectable again last night. 

The Dallas Cowboys are the most "Liked" NFL team in Memphis


Interactive sports maps are the newest Internet sensation. There’s the “most hated college team” state-by-state map, there’s the “most loved college team” state-by-state map, and on and on and on.  

CFB Picks: Week Two


COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS TIME! Last week, I gave you my picks for the week in our 92.9 pick ’em challenge. If you’re not participating, you are dumb and should wise up quickly by going here and signing up.

Tigers' Burrell fully eligible


Trahson Burrell, the incoming skilled 6-7 wing from Lee College, has been fully cleared academically, meaning he’ll be eligible for the University of Memphis this season. 

Odds of Marc Gasol leaving Memphis are 20-1, according to Bill Simmons


Over the next few months, you’re going to read plenty of reports linking Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol to the New York Knicks and detailing why it would make sense for Gasol to leave for the Big Apple.

GQ: Calipari 16th-biggest sleazebag in sports


Former University of Memphis and current Kentucky coach John Calipari is the 16th-biggest sleazebag in all of sports, according to this month’s issue Gentleman’s Quarterly.

USA Today names Memphis most underrated sports town


My all-time favorite civic sports memory is May 11, 2013. It was Game 3 of the Thunder-Grizzlies Western Conference semifinals, and the series was tied at 1.
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