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Observations from Tigers practice: 10/18

The University of Memphis men's basketball team held an open practice Tuesday for the Memphis Rebounders - the program's official support club. 

Enoh commits to Memphis

By Jason Smith Jason.Smith@entercom.com   Three-star Nigerian power forward prospect Victor Enoh committed to the University of Memphis on Thursday during an official visit, giving the Tigers a third commitment for 2017. Enoh (6-8,

FINAL: Memphis 34, Temple 27

The University of Memphis got a massive win on Thursday night on a national stage, coming from 13 down to defeat Temple, 34-27.  I was there, and so naturally, I have several observations. 

Randolph to come off bench this season

The winds of change — they’re blowing. Memphis Grizzlies stalwart Zach Randolph will come off the bench this season, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said after practice Wednesday.

Grizz back in action; some thoughts

The Memphis Grizzlies played their first preseason game of 2016-17 on Monday night in FedExForum, and good gracious, can you believe there’s basketball again already in FedExForum? 

"Jason and John" launches Monday, Oct. 10

The Jason and John show — with Jason Smith and me — debuts Monday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. on 92.9 FM ESPN. Obviously, you guys know how excited I am to get a show of my own and mostly get the hell away from Geoff Calkins.

Memphis-Ole Miss set for ESPN2

Oddly enough, which network Memphis-Ole Miss aired on this Saturday depended on a hockey game. Team Canada beat Europe, 2-1, to win the 2016 World Cup of Hockey; Brad Marchand scored the game-winner with 43 seconds remaining for Canada. Had Europe won, t

Freeze not happy with Ole Miss practice

Could an upset be in the air on Saturday in Oxford? Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said this week that he’s been unsatisfied with the Rebels’ performance in practice this week in advance of their game against the University of Memphis.

Grizzlies announce 2016-17 promotional schedule

The Memphis Grizzlies announced their promotional schedule on Wednesday afternoon, and as usual, it was glorious.

Barton weighs in on police violence

Former University of Memphis guard Will Barton is the latest professional athlete to weigh in on the social unrest that is currently happening in the United States — specifically, the relationship between police offers and African-Americans. 

Tigers get another commitment

Mike Norvell can’t stop, won’t stop. Matt Dale, a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Kemper County in Mississippi, committed to the University of Memphis on Tuesday over Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tulane, and others. 

Cavs pursuing Chalmers?

Veteran point guard Mario Chalmers said in an interview on 92.9 FM ESPN this summer that he'd love to be back in Memphis this season. That was before former teammate LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers came calling. 

Three things to think about heading into Grizz season

Monday was reserved for Media Day across the NBA, but especially in Memphis. 

Grizz sign Crawford to training camp roster

Former University of Memphis guard Chris Crawford has been added to the Grizzlies’ training camp roster, the team announced Friday afternoon.  

Stevenson to act as Grizz interim PA

The Grizzlies have found a PA announcer replacement – at least, temporarily. And it’s a familiar voice. John Paul Stevenson, who was the team’s first PA announcer when the Grizzlies moved to Memphis, will be the team’s interim PA a

Martin, Smith to co-host on 92.9 FM ESPN

 Entercom Memphis today announced the addition of John Martin and Jason Smith to its weekday lineup on 92.9 FM ESPN/680 AM beginning in October.

Tigers get second 2017 commitment

Tubby Smith is on a roll. David Nickelberry, a three-star forward from Orlando, Fla., announced Monday that he has committed to the University of Memphis, becoming the Tigers’ second recruit in the 2017 class. 

Big 12 may not expand

After much hubbub this summer, the Big 12 might not be expanding, in the end. 

Grizzlies unveil new MLK50 uniforms

The Memphis Grizzlies, in conjunction with the National Civil Rights Museum, unveiled Wednesday night their new MLK50 Pride uniforms for the 2016-17 season.

More thoughts on Jamal Johnson

So Memphis is on the board in 2017 with Jamal Johnson. I’ve sort of been joking about this, because the only questions about Tubby at this point seem to be exclusively related to recruiting. And I think that’s totally fair. 

Memphis scores 2017 4-star commitment

Tubby Smith is on the board in 2017. Jamal Johnson, a four-star guard from Hoover, Ala., committed to the University of Memphis Monday night, he announced on his Twitter account. 

Just ... just blow up the Big 12.

ESPN reported two weeks ago that the University of Memphis is no longer a candidate for Big 12 expansion. Considering that news, I want bad things for the Big 12. Let's check in on how the conference fared this week, shall we? 

Tigers' AAC schedule released

The American Athletic Conference released its 2016 basketball schedule for each team on Thursday afternoon. Memphis, unfortunately, is still in the AAC.  Much like the release of an NBA schedule, there’s not much to gripe about. 

Nine former Memphis players on NFL rosters as season begins

The 2016 NFL season is finally upon us — which makes this as good a time as any to remind you that there are lots of former University of Memphis football players on NFL rosters this season. 

Memphis, Norvell recruiting at unprecedented clip

By now, everyone knows that first-year coach Mike Norvell is recruiting like never before at the University of Memphis. The Tigers have three four-star commitments and no shortage of solid three-star players in the Class of 2017.

College football takeaways from Devin Walker

This weekend was slated as one of the biggest college weekends of all-time and it didn’t disappoint. The first full weekend of football action triggered every emotion from its viewers. 

Final: Memphis 35, SEMO 17

The Mike Norvell era got underway on Saturday night with a 35-17 win against SEMO. Needless to say, it’s tricky to take too much away from a home win against an FCS opponent. But guess what? That’s exactly what I’m about to do! 

Memphis misses Big 12 cut

In a bit of a stunning development, the University of Memphis did not make the Big 12 expansion cut, according to a report from ESPN's Brett McMurphy. 

Tigers land No. 1 CB in the state of Tennessee

The University of Memphis landed the top cornerback in the state of Tennessee Friday morning. T.J. Carter, a four-star corner from Stratford High School in Nashville, committed to the Tigers over Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and others.

Lynch looks impressive in first start

Even though it technically doesn’t count, former University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch got his first NFL start Thursday night in the Broncos’ last preseason game against Arizona. Predictably, Lynch showed off everything we knew he

Big 12 Expansion: Is Memphis in or out?

On Tuesday, TMGcollegesports.com, a new college football blog run by longtime college football journalists, reported the University of Memphis, along with five-to-seven others, had made the cut for this round of Big 12 expansion.  

College coaches: Memphis' Smith was one of best hires

Tubby Smith was hired in April to replace outgoing coach Josh Pastner, a hire that was almost universally lauded by national media. 

Memphis on verge of landing No. 1 CB in state

Fact: The University of Memphis hasn’t gotten a football recruit from the Nashville area in nine years. Fact: They may be on the verge of landing two four-stars from there in this class alone.

Memphis a Big 12 finalist, according to report

The University of Memphis is one of six-to-eight finalists for Big 12 expansion, according to TMGcollegesports.com. Joining Memphis, according to the website, are Cincinnati, Houston, BYU, USF, UCF and perhaps two other unnamed AAC schools. 

Madden tournament sign-ups live

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. Registration for the Second Annual 92.9 FM ESPN Madden Tournament at the Rec Room is now open here. Sign up for your chance to win over $300 in prizes and play against your favorite 92.9 FM ESPN personalities. 

ESPN predicts records for Memphis, local SEC teams

Ladies and gentlemen, the college football season is upon us. What better to ring in the new season than predictions?!?

Monday Morning Martin: 8/29

Big 12 news! No, really! Jed DeMuesy of Local 12 in Cincinnati reported late Sunday that the Big 12 will announce, like a four-star recruit, that the conference has narrowed the list of teams it’s considering for expansion.

Report: Lynch to start for most of 2016

Well, things are happening faster for Paxton Lynch than he probably even expected. Because according to ProFootballWeekly, the Denver Broncos have determined that Lynch will be their starting quarterback for the bulk of the 2016 season. 

ESPN: Memphis would get in the Big 12 -- if decision based on hoops

Priority No. 1 for the University of Memphis right now is getting into the Big 12, whatever it takes. 

Grizzlies projected to win 39 games, per ESPN

Cue the offseason outrage. ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton, utilizing a “Real Plus/Minus” algorithm,” projected the win totals of every NBA team this upcoming season. 

Memphis QB Davis out for year

University of Memphis redshirt freshman Brady Davis is out for the year with a knee injury, he announced on Twitter Tuesday night. Davis received an MRI Monday morning for a knee injury suffered over the weekend. 

Tigers enroll former LSU commit WR

Mike Norvell is killing it in the Class of 2017. But he’s not done adding to this season’s team yet. 

Lynch highest rated Broncos QB in Madden

So I got my hands on a copy of EA Sports’ Madden 17 on Monday night and the first thing I did? I popped in an online game with the Denver Broncos and inserted Paxton Lynch into the starting quarterback position. 

Ferguson named Memphis starting QB

In a hardly surprising turn of events, University of Memphis football coach Mike Norvell named Riley Ferguson his starting quarterback after Monday morning’s practice. 

Conley, Fizdale buy homes

New contracts, new cribs. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who owns the largest contract in NBA history, purchased a new Collierville home this week, according to the Memphis Business Journal. 

No. 4 kicker in the country commits to Memphis

The University of Memphis is becoming a destination for the top kickers in the nation. 

Lynch not spared from rookie haircut

Paxton Lynch might be the future face of the Denver Broncos franchise, but even he’s not safe from the horrid rookie haircuts at the hands of his teammates in training camp. 

New Memphis football anthem

There’s a new University of Memphis football anthem for the 2016 season. New coach Mike Norvell is all about taking the next step, so “Bleed Blue” appropriately samples Goldberg’s theme music from his WCW days. 

Top 100 recruit has Memphis in top four

Perhaps University of Memphis basketball recruiting isn’t in as bad of shape as some might think. 

BREAKING: 4-star lineman commits to Memphis over SEC schools

Obinna Eze, a 6-8, 280-pound offensive lineman from Davidson Academy in Nashville, committed to the University of Memphis on Monday afternoon over offers from Alabama, Tennessee, LSU, Florida, and Tennessee. 

Monday Morning Martin: 8/15

Monday Morning Martin At 1 p.m. this afternoon, the University of Memphis is likely going to make history. 

Memphis sent care package to each Big 12 school

Earlier this summer, the University of Memphis sent Rendezvous care packages to every Big 12 president, sources told 92.9 FM ESPN Friday. 

More Trotter details emerge

Fellowship Memphis, the church that employed Rick Trotter before Downtown Church, said in a joint statement Thursday that it fired Trotter in 2010 for recording people in a bathroom. 

Five notable games for the Grizzlies

The NBA released schedules for every team on Thursday. The Grizzlies are going to play 29 different teams, including the defending champion Cavaliers and league darling Warriors.

Tigers picked to beat Alabama, Tennessee for 4-star OT

According to 247Sports.com, the University of Memphis may be on the verge of landing a 4-star offensive lineman.  

Tigers add defensive end for 2016 season

The University of Memphis has added freshman defensive end Jonathan Wilson to its roster, sources told 92.9 FM ESPN. Wilson is a 6-4, 240-pound prospect who signed with Tulane in February. Wilson, who reportedly had offers from Louisiana Tech and Missi

Trotter let go by Grizzlies

Long-time Grizzlies PA announcer Rick Trotter is no longer employed by the organization, the Grizzlies said in a statement to Local Memphis Tuesday afternoon.

Memphis releases non-conference schedule

The University of Memphis rolled out its non-conference basketball schedule for the 2016-17 season on Monday and let’s just say it was, um, not great, Bob. The home non-conference schedule is particularly uninspiring. 

Monday Morning Martin: 8/8

On Friday night, the University of Memphis got a commitment from graduate transfer Chad Rykhoek. Rykhoek is a 6-10 big man who’s had four hip/groin surgeries in the last four years but, at the very least, fills a need for the Tigers. 

Tramel: Oklahoma doesn't want to be in conference with Memphis

Appearing on a UConn-focused podcast Friday, Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel unloaded on the University of Memphis as a potential Big 12 candidate.  

6-10 big man visiting Memphis

The Tigers may have found their solution to their front-court woes. Chad Rykhoek, a 6-11 graduate transfer from Baylor, is on his way to the University of Memphis for an official visit this weekend, he announced on Twitter. A decision will come soon af

Dillon: Memphis football just getting started

On Wednesday afternoon, the University of Memphis held — from what I can recall — its first official “media day.” In years past, the program simply didn’t offer that level of accessibility. 

Q&A with CBHS guard William Douglas

William Douglas is a 2017 guard from Christian Brothers High School whose recruitment has exploded this summer. In a relatively thin year for talent in Memphis, Douglas certainly leads the pack in the city.

Catching up with old friend, Josh Pastner

I talked to Josh Pastner today. That’s not some extraordinary feat. Josh Pastner will literally talk to anyone. He will e-mail crazy ass fans back at 3 a.m. That’s his thing.

Monday Morning Martin: 8/1

Here’s some encouraging news to start your week.

ESPN's McMurphy talks Big 12

ESPN's Brett McMurphy, who covers all things college football (and conference realignment), joined The Geoff Calkins Show on 92.9 FM ESPN on Thursday morning and talked about Memphis' chances, how many teams the Big 12 will add, and the future.

McDowell awarded scholarship

University of Memphis utility man Jake McDowell, who has warmed the hearts of Tiger fans everywhere as the hustle-hard walk-on, has been awarded a scholarship for next season, the U of M announced on its Twitter account.   

Timberlake: Let's make Memphis to the Big 12 happen

Since the Big 12 announced it was looking to expand two weeks ago, every state politician and athletic director has come forward and thrown their weight behind their school.  

Baker hired at UNT

Former University of Memphis deputy athletic director Wren Baker has been hired as North Texas’ athletic director, College AD reported on Wednesday. 

Lynch wants to start for Broncos

If the Denver Broncos have already made their decision about this season’s starting quarterback, they haven’t informed incoming first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch. 

Grizz release preseason schedule

It’s getting to be about that time. The Grizzlies released their preseason schedule for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday. The Grizzlies have three preseason home games.

RB Henderson transferring from Memphis

Sophomore running back Jamarius Henderson is transferring from the University of Memphis to be closer to his son, the school announced on Monday. 

Monday Morning Martin: 7/25

Grizz sign Williams to partially-guaranteed contract According to reports, the Grizzlies signed former Indiana forward Troy Williams to a partially-guaranteed contract. This sounds like a similar deal to DJ Stephens'.

News around the Big 12: 7/21

Things have been moving fast since the Big 12 announced on Tuesday that it would explore expanding and adding teams. It’s hard to keep up with all the statements, all the Tweets, and all the general hubbub; so I’m going to do it for you.

Stephens agrees to 2-year deal with Grizz

DJ Stephens, the most beloved University of Memphis player from the last decade, has agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Grizzlies, according to The Vertical. Stephens played for the Grizzlies' summer league team in Las Vegas and

The Haters' Guide to Big 12 expansion

The Big 12 is now accepting applications from candidates to join its conference. They could add two; they could add four. 

Big 12 likely expanding

Big 12 expansion is likely, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, and the conference might be adding four teams. 

Gasol not playing in 2016 Olympics

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, still recovering from his foot fracture in February, will not suit up for Spain in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, ABC (Spain) reported Tuesday. 

Houston AD meets with Pac-12 commissioner, per reports

The Big 12 is holding its Media Days this week, and it’s probably no coincidence that this bit of news bubbled out of Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston athletic director Hunter Yuracheck met with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott.

Memphis offers CBHS guard

The University of Memphis has officially offered fast-rising Christian Brothers guard William Douglas, 92.9 FM ESPN learned Monday. 

ESPN Memphis Sports Network to now carry Cowboys games

Starting this season, the ESPN Memphis Sports Network is the radio home for the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. 

Conley makes it official with Grizz

Mike Conley made it official Thursday and signed his 5-year, $153 million contract with the Grizzlies. Afterward, the team held a private event for media and MVP season-ticket holders on the FedExForum court where Conley was introduced. 

Grizzlies have 75-1 odds to win NBA title

MyTopSportsbook.com released post-free agency NBA odds this afternoon, and the Memphis Grizzlies checked in with 75-1 odds — worse than the Bulls, Knicks, Thunder, Timberwolves, and Rockets.  

Five reasons why Pokemon Go is life

Pokemon Go has taken over the nation. There are Jigglypuffs and Venonats hiding in the bushes; Spearows and Pidgeottos flying in your skies; and way too many Rattatas in your yard. Seriously. Enough with the Rattatas. 

Topgolf CEO: We want to come to Memphis

The City of Memphis and Topgolf officials have had discussions about bringing the golf entertainment complex to Memphis, potentially as part of the Mud Island redevelopment plan, Topgolf CEO Ken May told 92.9 FM ESPN Friday afternoon.

Hollins, Coleman to host GP Show

As part of The Gary Parrish Show Celebrity Week on 92.9, former Grizzlies big man Ryan Hollins will host the show on Thursday afternoon from 4-6 p.m.

Free agent Parsons picks Grizzlies

Free agent forward Chandler Parsons has agreed to a four-year, $94 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. 

Mayor Strickland to host GP Show

As part of The Gary Parrish Show Celebrity Week on 92.9, Memphis mayor Jim Strickland will host the show on Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m.

Assessing Grizz free agency

The Grizzlies won’t exactly change the complexion of free agency when the clock strikes midnight eastern tonight, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of activity. 

Oakland Raiders' Williams to host GP Show

As part of The Gary Parrish Show Celebrity Week on 92.9 FM ESPN, Oakland Raiders defensive lineman and Tennessee/East High great Dan Williams will host the show on Tuesday.

Memphis' 2017 class ahead of Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas

Screenshot this, print it out, frame it, cherish it, because who knows when it might happen again: The University of Memphis’ 2017 recruiting class is currently ranked higher than Ole Miss, Texas, Penn State, TCU, and Oregon. 

Grizzlies decline to pick up Stephenson option

The Grizzlies have declined the $9.4 million team option for Lance Stephenson, The Vertical reported Monday afternoon. The deadline for the Grizzlies’ decision was Wednesday.

Monday Morning Martin: 6/27

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

New Grizz introduced

Five items of news and notes and other observations from Friday’s press conference, where the Grizzlies’ domestic draft picks, Wade Baldwin IV and Deyonta Davis, were introduced.

Grizzlies trade up to grab Davis

After selecting Wade Baldwin with the 17th overall pick in Thursday night’s draft, the Grizzlies did some wheeling and dealing back into the top of the second round. 

Grizz take Baldwin at 17

With the 17th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin. Here are five things you need to know.

Mavs reportedly have shot at Mike Conley

Free agency is about 10 days away, which is the perfect time for organizations to leak self-serving tidbits of information. Case in point:   According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, free agent-to-be guard Mike Conley has great respect for Mavericks co

Mike Miller would entertain return to Grizzlies

In an interview on 92.9 FM ESPN on Wednesday, free agent shooter Mike Miller reflected on his time in Memphis and said he would entertain a return to the Grizzlies provided there is interest. 

Grizz VP Stefanski talks NBA Draft

Grizzlies vice president of player personnel Ed Stefanski joined The Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN on Tuesday in advance of Thursday's NBA Draft and spoke on a number of subjects.

Clergeot's coach: "Reminds me of Derrick Rose"

On Wednesday afternoon, Florida guard Keon Clergeot (6-1, 170) signed with the University of Memphis, following Tubby Smith from Texas Tech. 

Hollinger talks Grizz on 92.9 FM ESPN

On Tuesday, Memphis Grizzlies vice president of operations John Hollinger joined The Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN and talked about team construction, draft process, and new coach David Fizdale.

Tiger basketball schedule news

Couple bits of University of Memphis basketball scheduling news: The Tigers will visit Ole Miss for a return game on Dec. 3 at the Pavilion. Ole Miss and Memphis started a basketball series that began last year at FedExForum; Ole Miss won the game, 85-79.

Tiger alumni game nearing

Former University of Memphis guard Jeremy Hunt is putting on the second annual Tiger alumni game — and, by the sounds of it, it’s going to be big. 

Fizdale hires Bickerstaff

The Grizzlies have hired former Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff as an associate head coach, The Vertical reported Thursday. 

Smith takes aim at NBA, Grizzlies

On Thursday morning’s edition of First Take, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said black men are being weeded out of front office employment opportunities in the NBA — and he used the Lionel Hollins-Dave Joerger transition as an example. 

CMOM hangs Memphis, Big 12 banners

First, it was FedEx who threw its weight behind the University of Memphis’ campaign to join the Big 12. On Wednesday, the Children’s Museum of Memphis jumped into the mix. 

Tubby on the trail

It’s been a busy couple days in terms of potential University of Memphis basketball developments. I don’t cover recruiting full-time like I once did, but I can jump back into the fray every now and then.

Fizdale meeting with Conley tomorrow

David Fizdale was formally introduced as the new coach of the Memphis Grizzlies at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Three hours later, he made an appearance on 92.9 FM ESPN and The Gary Parrish Show, and he was terrific. Here were the highlights. 

Grizz owner Pera speaks

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera broke his near two-year silence on Tuesday when he joined The Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN. 

Chalmers: I'd love to be back in Memphis

The Grizzlies have a “little upper hand” in Mario Chalmers’ free agency with the hiring of coach David Fizdale, Chalmers said on The Chris Vernon Show on 92.9 FM ESPN Friday afternoon. 

Udrih: Fizdale a great pick

As a former Memphis Grizzly, Beno Udrih knows the quirks of this roster. As a former member of the Miami Heat, Udrih also knows David Fizdale, the Heat assistant who finalized a four-year deal Thursday to become the next coach of the Grizzlies. 

LaserQuest closing doors in Memphis

If you’re a kid who grew up in Memphis the last 20 years, chances are you spent some time at Laser Quest on Poplar and Highland. 

Grizzlies make job offer

After the Humdingers dinner, Frank Vogel-watch, and half a dozen interviews, the Memphis Grizzlies coaching search may well be coming to an end. 

Joerger: No issues in front office

A day after the season ended, Dave Joerger famously said to a collection of reporters at his end-of-season press conference that they wouldn't see him until July 1. 

Grizz search may be nearing end

x Could the Grizzlies’ coaching search be nearing an end? Miami assistant David Fizdale is gaining serious momentum as the next Grizzlies coach, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. 

Vernon: No surprises when Grizzlies name coach

There probably won’t be any surprises when the Grizzlies announce their next coach. 

Monday Morning Martin: 5/23/16

First off, some personal news: I got engaged this weekend to my lovely Sam. Everything went absolutely perfectly. Some details: I decided to do it at Go Ape at Shelby Farms, which is a fun-but-challenging three-hour obstacle course in the trees. The

Point guard on Memphis' radar

University of Memphis coach Tubby Smith might not be done recruiting for next season just yet. Keon Clergeot, a 6-1 point guard who signed with Smith at Texas Tech last November, received his release on Thursday, he tweeted Thursday afternoon.  

A deep dive into Memphis' roster next year

In a bit of good — if expected — news, University of Memphis forward Dedric Lawson has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to school for a sophomore season, according to several reports.  

Borrego picking up steam as Grizz candidate

As the Grizzlies continue to wade through a long list of candidates in their search, San Antonio assistant James Borrego is “picking up steam” after a strong interview, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Getting to know potential next Grizz coach David Fizdale

Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale has emerged as a serious candidate for the Grizzlies’ coaching job, as he interviewed for the job yesterday in Memphis.

Calipari getting a 30-for-30

Well, this should be fun. Kentucky and former University of Memphis coach John Calipari will be the subject of an upcoming 30-for-30 documentary on ESPN.

Sporting News grades Smith hire as A-

The dust of the 2016 college basketball coaching carousel has now finally settled, and Mike DeCourcey of the Sporting News went through and ranked each hire this offseason. 

Monday Morning Martin: 5/16

The Grizzlies met with Spurs assistant James Borrego Sunday to discuss their opening, according to The Vertical. 

Kessee commits to Memphis

Tubby Smith has his landed his first recruit in Memphis. 

Analyzing The Supper

Last night, former Grizzlies and Nets coach Lionel Hollins and Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace had dinner at Humdinger’s Restaurant in East Memphis. 

Dodd: Big 12 expanding, BYU out

CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd has been all over conference realignment (you should read him here), and he was kind enough to join us on Wednesday morning to talk all manner of Big 12 expansion.

Is Memphis' president making an online Big 12 presentation? (Yes)

Quick, go check out University of Memphis president M. David Rudd’s latest tweets. 

Monday Morning Martin: 5/2/16

Lynch goes 26th to Broncos

Well, Leigh Steinberg was right. Paxton Lynch became the first quarterback in University of Memphis history to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, going No. 26 overall to the Denver Broncos. 

Steinberg: Confident Lynch is going in first round

The NFL Draft process is a fickle beast. Once upon a time, not too long ago, Paxton Lynch was projected as the No. 2 pick. Now, in some mock drafts, he’s out of the first round completely. 

Fuente: Lynch can handle the responsibility

Before Justin Fuente was hired at Virginia Tech, he turned the University of Memphis from traditional laughing stock to traditional conference contender. 

Three storylines heading into summer

This is an important, if not seminal, summer for the Memphis Grizzlies. They have two healthy players on guaranteed contracts: Tony Allen and Zach Randolph. 

Final: Spurs 96, Grizzlies 87

Tough night for the home team; the Grizzlies gave it their best shot but fell short, 96-87. They’re now down 0-3 in the series. Three thoughts moving forward.

The case against keeping Keelon Lawson as an assistant

All week long on our radio station, we've laid out the case for University of Memphis coach Tubby Smith to keep Keelon Lawson as an assistant coach. 

Unpacking the Lawson situation

Last Tuesday, Dedric Lawson released a lengthy statement expressing his intentions to come back to school for another year and play with his older brother. 

Tubby talks staff, recruiting

University of Memphis coach Tubby Smith threw the first pitch Tuesday night at AutoZone Park before the Ole Miss-Memphis game (high and outside, by the way). Afterward, he addressed the media. Here’s what you need to know. — Smith said

12 for Tubby: All you need to know

Tubby Smith was introduced Thursday afternoon at FedExForum as the 18th basketball coach in the history of the University of Memphis. It was a civic event, as you might expect. 

Thoughts on Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith is all but a done deal as the University of Memphis’ next coach. But it hasn’t been announced yet. So, in the interim, I thought I’d put together my thoughts about him. Tubby Smith isn’t a sizzling name. 

Memphis zeroing in on Tubby Smith

It’s all happening.  Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith is being strongly considered by the University of Memphis for its coach opening, USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported Wednesday afternoon. 

Memphis basketball coaching search: Day 5

Day five of the University of Memphis coaching search has come and gone, and, just like the previous four, we haven’t heard anything official. 

Thoughts and names, names and thoughts

Coaching searches are all about names — some big, some small. In the absence of any substantive news about the University of Memphis’ search, I decided to throw together some notes and thoughts about some names that have been mentioned.

Sunday night Memphis basketball update

So it’s Monday morning and Memphis still needs a basketball coach. Memphis fans have filled up my Twitter inbox, my e-mail inbox, and my PlayStation 4 inbox. (Seriously.) 

If money is right, Memphis may get Marshall

The University of Memphis is now on the lookout for its next basketball coach. Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall is at the tip-top at the wish list for Memphis fans. 

Barring something unforeseen, Pastner leaving for Ga. Tech

University of Memphis fans will get the bailout they’ve dreamed of. Multiple sources told 92.9 FM ESPN that, barring something unforeseen happening, Josh Pastner will be the next coach at Georgia Tech.

NFL universe descends upon Memphis for Lynch

Paxton Lynch was back on the University of Memphis campus Wednesday for his Pro Day, which was carried live on NFL Network. 

Final: Grizzlies 108, Bulls 92

Well, that was a relief. The Grizzlies snapped their six-game losing streak against what must be the most talented-yet-dysfunctional team in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls, Tuesday night inside FedExForum.

Memphis, Virginia might play next season

It’s not new news, but it’s official: The University of Memphis and Austin Nichols may well get a crack against each other next season. 

Monday Morning Martin: 4/4/16

OK, so let’s get this out of the way upfront: I’m a very, very casual wrestling fan nowadays. I yearn for the Attitude Era days.

Kirby-to-WKU report inaccurate

On Sunday, the Coaching Changes Twitter account reported University of Memphis assistant Robert Kirby would follow Rick Stansbury, whom he worked under for 14 years at Mississippi State, to Western Kentucky. 

The Tony Allen name guide to your Memphis Grizzlies

In advance of his fourth annual karaoke event at the Esplanade in Cordova, Tony Allen made an appearance on The Chris Vernon Show Tuesday afternoon. 

Monday Morning Martin: 3/28

Woodson transferring As expected, University of Memphis guard Avery Woodson will graduate and transfer from the school; he announced his intentions officially on his Instagram on Easter.   

Jon Gruden on Memphis mascot: He looks soft

For the record: ESPN’s Jon Gruden is not a friend of the University of Memphis program. 

Memphis further investigating Pastner contract, per CA

Earlier this afternoon, The Commercial Appeal reported that the University of Memphis is investigating a potential conflict of interest as coach Josh Pastner and athletic director Tom Bowen, at one time, shared the same representation. 

Monday thoughts on Memphis basketball

Some Monday afternoon thoughts on Memphis basketball.

Final: Grizzlies 113, Clippers 102

Meet the hoopers. Their names are Zach Randolph and Tony Allen. And those two — especially the former — very well might have saved the Grizzlies season on Saturday night.

Pastner being retained at Memphis

Memphis coach Josh Pastner will return next season, the University of Memphis announced in a statement Friday afternoon. 

Grizzlies drop one at home to the Wolves

The Grizzlies dropped one at home to the Timberwolves, 114-108. I hate to say it, but … get used to it. 

Report: C-USA school will seriously look into hiring Pastner

Texas-San Antonio may seriously look at hiring University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.

One last chance: Sign up for the Bracket Challenge

The NCAA Tournament starts tonight.

Rudd releases statement on basketball program

University of Memphis President M. David Rudd released a statement Monday addressing the Memphis basketball program publicly for the first time in several months.

Dedric Lawson to test NBA waters, not hire agent

In a move that shouldn’t come as surprising, University of Memphis freshman forward Dedric Lawson will test the NBA waters but not hire an agent, according to Local 24’s Doc Holliday.  

Memphis' season ends

The University of Memphis turned into a pumpkin on Sunday, going down 72-58 to UConn in the American Athletic Conference title game.

Chalmers waived by Grizzlies

The news is unfortunate: Mario Chalmers has a ruptured Achilles tendon and has been waived by the Grizzlies in order to open up a roster spot.  Memphis is not a city that soon forgets. 

Memphis a Top 10 college basketball market

By most accounts, it’s been a dreadful year for the University of Memphis. The Tigers started strong with a close loss to Oklahoma, but have since taken losses from East Carolina, Tulane, and South Florida.

Grizzlies loss sends Cavs reeling

Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies pulled off the unthinkable — going into Cleveland with a grand total of eight players, none of which is featured on the Mt. Grizzmore busts, and beating the fully-healthy Cavaliers.

Tigers prepare for AAC tournament in Orlando

The University of Memphis is in a win-or-die situation this week in Orlando for the American Athletic Conference tournament. If the Tigers don’t win the tournament, their season may well be over. 

Williams: 2010 Jimmy Clausen was better than last year's Manning

As you may have heard, Peyton Manning hung it up Monday after an illustrious 18-year career that included five MVP awards and two Super Bowl wins. 

Former University of Memphis and current

Join the 92.9 Bracket Challenge

It's that time again. Even if the University of Memphis likely won't be participating in it, an NCAA Tournament will still be held later this month and you'll want to fill out a bracket. 

Grizz come back to beat Jazz

With a 94-88 win on Friday against the Jazz, the Grizzlies moved to 7-2 since Marc Gasol went down with a navicular bone fracture. That is insanely impressive. 

Grizz beat Kings

It is written that when the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies get together in Memphis, one team must blow a 20-point lead. Last year, it was the Kings; this year, the Grizzlies. A wild and fun night at FedExForum on Wednesday, it was.

Pastner gets commitment from 2017 guard

If Josh Pastner is going to be fired from the University of Memphis, he certainly isn’t recruiting like it.

Monday Morning Martin: 2/29

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

Memphis fan hits half-court shot

Ray Robertson is a lucky University of Memphis fan who was chosen to participate in the Ashley Furniture around-the-world promotion on Thursday.

Lakers lose in Kobe's last appearance in Memphis

So this was it. The Kobe Bryant farewell tour made its final stop in Memphis on Wednesday night. It’s a funny dynamic, the whole thing. 

Realistic candidates for the Memphis job, should it open

It seems more likely than not that the University of Memphis is headed for a coaching change next month, and everybody seems to have a list of preferred candidates. 

Gasol officially out for the year

The news is official: Marc Gasol is done for the season.  

Pastner GoFundMe campaign canceled

Just 24 hours after its creation, the GoFundMe campaign to raise Josh Pastner’s buyout was taken down from the website. Created by a Memphis fan named Christian Glazer, the campaign raised nearly $500 before it was removed. 

Monday Morning Martin: 2/22

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

A good day for the Grizz

Somehow, the Grizzlies used the 2016 trade deadline to get even nastier. 

Grizzlies deal Jeff Green

Dave Joerger said before the season started that the Grizzlies were going to double-down on nasty. But this nasty?  The Grizzlies pulled off a late stunner at the trade deadline Thursday.

Grizzlies deal Lee to Charlotte

With the trade deadline approaching, the Grizzlies have made their move, it appears.  The Grizzlies will send Courtney Lee to Charlotte as part of a three-team deal with Miami, according to The Vertical. 

Pastner goes at Calkins

As Ice Cube once said: It ain’t over, (expletive). 

Goodwin play inexcusable from a senior

Late in the first half against Tulane, senior forward Shaq Goodwin forced a steal and got a breakaway dunk.  

Hardaway addresses Memphis job

Ever since the Josh Pastner era at the University of Memphis was declared over, there’s been a groundswell of support from local fans for Penny Hardaway to be the next Memphis basketball coach.  

Grizzlies set to pursue Durant

Need a lift, Grizzlies fans? The Grizzlies are going to make a run at free agent-to-be Kevin Durant this summer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. 

Gasol breaks foot, out indefinitely

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely, according to The Commercial Appeal.  

Blunders cost Grizzlies, 112-106

Tough night in more ways than one for the Memphis Grizzlies, who suffered their second straight home loss in overtime to a Western Conference team nipping at their heels. 



Grizz slip in overtime to Mavs

The Grizzlies’ winning streak finally came to an end Saturday night at FedExForum with a 114-110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. A few thoughts from the night’s proceedings: The Grizzlies really needed this one. 

Memphis falls flat in second half to UConn, 77-57

It’s gotten to the point where I sit down at my computer after University of Memphis games and don’t know what to write. If the Tigers win, no one cares. If the Tigers lose, it feels like piling on. There’s nothing new to say. 

Norvell sends message with first recruiting class

At one point in the day, the 2016 University of Memphis football recruiting class was the highest-ranked in school history. At one point, there was just one non-Power Five team with a better recruiting class: Houston. 

Jack Eaton dies at 86

Jack Eaton, who served as the voice of Memphis athletics for nearly 30 years, passed away Wednesday. He was 86. I was born in 1991, so I never had the pleasure of listening to Eaton call a University of Memphis game. 

Paxton Lynch's stock dropping -- and that's a good thing

Paxton Lynch spent a good part of this college football season as the No. 1 ranked quarterback prospect in this year’s NFL Draft. 

Memphis LB Avery reportedly intends to transfer

University of Memphis junior linebacker Genard Avery, one of the best returning players on defense, told the Ole Miss Rivals affiliate that he intends to transfer to Ole Miss to be closer to his sick mother. 

ESPN's Welsh calls out Memphis fans, media

Tim Welsh is a former college basketball coach who now calls college basketball games for ESPN. Welsh was on assignment for SMU’s 80-68 win against the University of Memphis last night in Dallas. As the first half was winding down, the subject of

Grizzlies blow out Bucks, 103-83

BREAKING: The Grizzlies are capable of putting away a team before the final minute. The Grizzlies got a good and convincing win Thursday night against the Bucks, 103-83.

Pastner holds court

Generally, mid-week press conferences are fairly mundane and formulaic. The coach talks about the last game and the upcoming opponent and almost nothing interesting comes from them. This one was different. 

Thoughts on Penny Hardaway

A day will come — probably sooner than later — when the University of Memphis has to hire a new basketball coach. Under what circumstances? That’s anybody’s guess, at this point. But that day will come. 

Grizzlies edge Magic in overtime, 108-102

Jeff Green’s got two words for you. 1.) As far as NBA existences go, it’s been a pretty miserable one for Jeff Green since he got to Memphis. 

Ranking the worst losses for Memphis basketball

Memphis basketball is not in a good place at the moment. 

Taaffe: Lynch may have stronger arm than Bortles

Charlie Taaffe used to be the offensive coordinator at Central Florida, where he coached current Jacksonville Jaguar Blake Bortles. 

Grizzlies edge Pelicans, 101-99

This particular Grizzlies season has been defined by varying levels of … turbulence, we’ll say. 

Grizzlies top Knicks, 103-95

After months of build-up, Barnes-Fisher (Round 1) is behind us. The Grizzlies took the first bout, 103-95. Although the focus coming into Saturday was exclusively on the Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher feud, the game script played out much differently. 

Chalmers for the win

Once, it was, “Chalmers for the tie!” 

What's next for Memphis?

On Wednesday, those who were holding their breath for a forced Big 12 expansion (ahem, Memphis fans) got some bad news. At the annual NCAA convention in San Antonio, a rule change was passed that allowed the Big 12 — currently at 10 members —

Memphis escapes Temple

Ricky Tarrant took a big gulp, swallowed his blood, and proceeded to sink two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining to give the University of Memphis a 67-65 win against pesky Temple on Wednesday inside FedExForum.

High marks for Memphis football

There’s nothing people love arguing more about than team grades, and USA Today issued their end-of-season edition on Tuesday for each FBS college football team. For its 9-4 efforts, the University of Memphis received got a B+. 

Grizzlies shock the Celtics

What looked like just another installment of a mediocre Grizzlies season — one wherein they beat bad teams and lose to good ones — turned out to be anything but on Sunday inside FedExForum. The Grizzlies overcame a 21-point first-half defic

Grizzlies hold off Nuggets

Back and forth we’ve gone, all season long. Grit and Grind is dead. Then it’s not. Then it’s dead again. Then it isn’t. At this point, it’s over simplistic and pointless to debate that. 

Grizzlies signing Elliot Williams

In desperate need for another ball-handler on the roster, the Grizzlies are signing former University of Memphis guard Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract, according to Yahoo. 

Paxton Lynch will be a good NFL quarterback

Paxton Lynch will be a good NFL quarterback. That’s what I’d bet on, at least. 

Reggis Ball apologizes to Auburn

The story of the Birmingham Bowl last week wasn’t the game itself, but the aftermath. 

Norvell completes staff

Memphis football coach Mike Norvell announced the completion of his staff on Monday, and there are certain themes to it. 

Arkansas wins Liberty Bowl, 45-23

Bowl season hasn’t featured very many particularly compelling match-ups. Too many games, it feels like, have been blowouts. That trend continued on Saturday in Memphis, as Arkansas took down Kansas State, 45-23, in the 57th annual Liberty Bowl. 

Memphis football enters uncharted territory

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — What began as potentially the best season in University of Memphis football history ended in deflating fashion Wednesday with a 31-10 loss to Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl. 

Tigers fall to Ole Miss

The University of Memphis suffered its third home loss of the season Friday night at the hands of Ole Miss, 85-79. The Tigers are 7-3 on the season with conference play coming up. Several thoughts on the game and the season at large.

Williams arrested

Former University of Memphis star and first-round NBA draft pick Shawne Williams was arrested and charged Thursday night with multiple offenses.

Memphis adds four JUCOs

The University of Memphis added four junior college players on Wednesday. New Memphis coach Mike Norvell announced each addition via Twitter on National Signing Day for junior college. 

Mike Norvell to be paid $1.8 million

Mike Norvell got a hefty raise to come to the University of Memphis. Memphis made the FOIA rounds today and released contract details to the requesting parties. 

Smaller Grizz beat Wiz

A few thoughts on the Grizzlies’ 112-95 win against the Washington Wizards.

Tony Allen: "Grit and grind -- it's fading away"

Another home game, another 20-plus point loss. 

Craft joining basketball team

The University of Memphis basketball team is adding a point guard mid-season — but he won’t exactly be a new face. 

Matt Barnes magic

The Grizzlies have a flair for the dramatic lately. After Jeff Green sent home a game-winning dunk against the Suns in Memphis on Sunday, the Grizzlies found themselves in a one-possession game under 10 seconds against the Pistons Wednesday.  

Darrell Dickey: "Let's go get the best guys"

Darrell Dickey is a veteran football coach, having plugged away since 1986 when he got his first coaching job at Memphis as the tight ends coach. 

Grizzlies suffer worst home defeat since moving to Memphis

The Grizzlies suffered their worst home loss since moving to Memphis at the hands of the Thunder, 125-88. It would’ve been a 40-point loss if not for an unguarded Vince Carter three in the final sequence. 

Memphis football staff coming together

Now that new Memphis coach Mike Norvell has his introductory obligations out of the way, he’s been able to move on to the next phase of his gig: Assembling a staff. 

Big 12 discussing expansion

The Big 12 took a potentially significant step toward expansion Sunday night.

Grizzlies pull off amazing finish

The Grizzlies just pulled off one of the most amazing finishes you’ll see in the NBA this season. Tied with the Suns at 93 with .8 seconds remaining, the Grizzlies had just enough time for a catch-and-shoot. And then they did this.  

Norvell introduced at Memphis

Memphis football coach Mike Norvell was introduced on campus Friday afternoon in front of an assortment of of media members, fans, and school administrators. 

More on Mike Norvell

So Memphis hired 34-year-old Mike Norvell as Justin Fuente’s successor. 

Memphis picks Norvell

Memphis has its next football coach: Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell. 

Memphis football search: Day 3

Day 3 (officially) of the University of Memphis’ coaching search is in the books. Here’s what I know. 

Update on Memphis and Odom

Here’s the latest on the Memphis football coaching search. Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom was in Memphis last night meeting with athletic director Tom Bowen and the University of Memphis administration. 

The latest on the Memphis coaching search

 The University of Memphis needs a football coach. Here’s some of what I’ve heard regarding the search.

The state of Memphis football

The regular season concluded for the University of Memphis tonight with a 63-0 win against SMU. 

Thoughts on Fuente and Virginia Tech

The news came Tuesday morning via Pat Forde: Virginia Tech has its man, and that man is University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente. Nothing has been announced.

Four thoughts on Fuente and his contract offer

One month ago, the University of Memphis made coach Justin Fuente a contract offer that, at the time, would’ve made him the highest-paid non-Power Five coach in the country, The Commercial Appeal reported Friday afternoon.  

FINAL: Memphis 83, Grambling State 65

In the game that you’ve all been waiting for, the University of Memphis sent back Grambling State, 83-65. In honor of this game being broadcasted on ESPN3, here are three thoughts from the game. 

FINAL: No. 8 Oklahoma 84, Tigers 78

Two games into the season, the University of Memphis faced an enormous test: Buddy Hield and No. 8 Oklahoma. The Tigers fell short by a score of 84-78. Five thoughts: 1.) The tone of this season is already so much different. 

FINAL: Grizzlies 122, Thunder 114.

Well, well, well. Don’t look now, but the Memphis Grizzlies are back to .500. We were at the point in the season where we were grasping for straws, looking for evidence of improvement in 16-point losses.  Enter Mario Chalmers. 

Pastner: Guard play back on track

As part of ESPN’s 24 Hours of College Hoops, No. 8 Oklahoma is playing the University of Memphis tomorrow afternoon at FedExForum. Memphis coach Josh Pastner had a press conference in advance of that game on Monday afternoon.

FINAL: Memphis 67, Southern Miss 49

The first post-game words Josh Pastner spoke this season: “I’ll make this quick so we can go watch the football game.” 

FINAL: Grizzlies 101, Trailblazers 100

Thank God for Zach Randolph.  The Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trailblazers, 101-100, Friday night at FedExForum on a Zach Randolph tip-in with six-tenths of a second remaining. Z-Bo once again saved the day. 

Pastner meets with local media

The University of Memphis tips off its 2015-16 season this Saturday against Southern Miss. 

FINAL: Warriors 100, Grizzlies 84

The Grizzlies suffered their fifth double-digit loss of the season Wednesday in a 100-84 loss to the undefeated Warriors. It was the usual Warriors, with their usual circus shot-making, and the more-usual-than-lately Grizzlies.

Four-star guard announcing tomorrow

National Signing Day was Wednesday, and the University of Memphis was fairly quiet on that front. The Tigers did get a signature from Jimario Rivers, a 6-7 forward from Southwest Community College, but he committed two months ago. 

Grizzlies trade for Chalmers

In hopes of improving their to-this-point sub-par bench play, the Grizzlies have acquired Mario Chalmers (yes, that Mario Chalmers) and James Ennis in exchange for Beno Udrih and 2014 second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes.

Memphis will support a winner

Attendance at the Liberty Bowl has always been a hot-button issue. At the end of last year, Memphis struggled to draw 40,000, even as the Tigers were in contention for their first ever conference title. 

Fuente: Kids responded well yesterday

During the rise of Memphis football, there have been a few characterizing slogans. 

FINAL: Memphis 107, LeMoyne-Owen 88.

There’s not much to draw from exhibition games (unless the Division I team loses, as we all endured last year).

The guide to Memphis and the playoff

Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that the University of Memphis is going to finish undefeated. That will mean they’ll have (likely) beaten Temple twice, Navy, and a ranked Houston team. 

Memphis counting on Ole Miss

On ESPN’s college football show “Championship Drive,” ESPN analyst Trevor Matich reiterated what many of us already knew: In order for the University of Memphis to crack the playoff, Ole Miss has to win out.

Memphis's ranking: What they're saying

Personally, I don’t think tonight was the night to be outraged about what ranking the University of Memphis earned in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the year. 

Memphis ranked 13th in first playoff rankings

The University of Memphis entered the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season at No. 13 — making history as the highest-ranked Group of Five member ever. The Tigers are one of 11 unbeaten teams in the Top 25. 

Wetzel: Would be disaster if Memphis not in CFP top six

Now that the University of Memphis is 8-0, there is one burning question: Where will the Tigers come in on Tuesday when the College Football Playoff committee releases its first rankings? 

Grizzlies Game Day: 10/29

If you’re trying to get to 81-1, tonight is a must win. 

Don't call the Tater Tots winner unlucky

The whole universe may think Trey Greene is the unluckiest fan in the world. But he doesn’t feel that way. 

Final: Cavs 106, Grizz 76

“Tough game for the home team.” — Dave Joerger “I think everybody should be really pissed off.” — Marc Gasol “I ain’t got no excuse for you, man. They came in here and flat kicked our behind.”

Grizzlies Game Day: 10/28

Another Memphis Grizzlies season is upon us. We mostly know the product by now; it’s Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and the gang (with a couple new faces) back again for another run at the NBA championship. Even if fam

NBA O/U podcast spectacular

Every year, our own Chris Vernon, Jon Roser, and Eric Hasseltine team up with The Commercial Appeal’s Chris Herrington for their NBA Season Preview Spectacular podcast. 

Thoughts on Memphis' Fanfest.

The University of Memphis basketball program held its watered-down version of Memphis Madness — “Fan Fest” — on Saturday at FedExForum. As you could probably guess, not many people were there.