Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Grizzlies Beat Clippers, 105-82

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:53 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies got back on the winning track at FedExForum Monday night, beating the Clippers, 105-82. Chris Herrington has the story.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trenary to Step Down at Pinnacle Airlines

Posted By on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Memphis' Pinnacle Airlines has announced that President and CEO Philip Trenary is stepping down effective March 24th to "pursue other interests outside the company." Greg Akers has the story at MBQMemphis.com.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jack Has Some Thoughts About Self-Protection

Posted By on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Flyer advice columnist Jack Waggon offers counsel to a man who's had a scary encounter.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Memphis Beats UTEP, 67-66

Posted By on Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Memphis led only once in its CUSA Tournament championship game with UTEP Saturday. But it was for the last 7.8 seconds, giving the Tigers the tournament championship, 67-66, and an automatic bid to the NCAA's Big Dance.

It was an improbable win for Memphis, which fell behind 9-0 at the game's beginning and could never seem to close the gap. The Miners led by that same nine points at half-time, though the Tigers closed to a 21-21 tie midway through the half.

During the second half, UTEP got to several double-digit leads, but Memphis kept the game to about a nine- or ten-point deficit until they went on a 9-0 run that pulled them to within three at 59-62 at the four-minute mark. Then Joe Jackson got an old-fashioned three-point play, and that was followed by a long three-pointer by Chris Crawford that tied the game at 65 at the 1:40 mark.

UTEP made a free throw to take a one-point lead. Tarik Black was fouled and missed both free throws, giving the Miners the ball and that one-point lead with a minute to go. The Tigers got a stop and the ball back with 20 seconds left. After a timeout, Jackson drove to the basket and was fouled with 7.8 seconds left. Jackson made both free throws, giving the Tigers their first lead of the game. A last-second shot by UTEP fell short and the Tigers were on their way to the Big Dance.

Jackson led the Tigers with 17 points and seven assists. Chris Crawford had five threes for 15 points; Will Barton had 11 points; and Tarik Black had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Christian Polk was the only Miner in double figures, with 27 points.

Stats and timeline at CBSsports.com.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Memphis Spanks ECU, 76-56

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM

The Memphis Tigers broke out of a recent shooting slump with a torrid pace from three-point range and a stout defense, beating East Carolina by 20. Frank Murtaugh has more details.

Motivation 101

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 8:08 AM

John Branston has signed up to get motivated by some heavy hitters coming to Memphis.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Memphis Slides by Southern Miss, 66-63

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM

The Memphis Tigers continued their string of basketball victories over Southern Miss, beating the Golden Eagles, 66-63, in the CUSA tournament Thursday afternoon. Frank Murtaugh has more.

John "Bad Dog" McCormack Dies

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 5:34 PM

After a year and half battle with leukemia, noted Memphis radio personality John "Bad Dog" McCormack passed away Thursday afternoon. McCormack worked at WEGR-FM for the past 22 years. He won the Flyer's "Best of Memphis" radio personality numerous times and was noted for raising millions of dollars for St. Jude and for the Ronald McDonald Childrens' House. McCormack was 55.

Here's a November Flyer story on John by Chris Davis.

More details from WREG.com.

Demolition Begins at CVS Site

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Demolition began today at Union Avenue Methodist Church, as bulldozers tore down two adjoining structures. More at BruceV Blog.

The Plan for Overton Square

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Bianca Phillips has the visual layout for the new proposed Overton Square development.

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Fire Walk With Me

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Editor Bruce VanWyngarden recounts a strange Midtown adventure.

Knicks Edge Grizzlies, 110-108

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM

Carmelo Anthony's jumpshot with .5 seconds left, lifted the New York Knicks to a 110-108 victory over the Grizzlies Wednesday night. Chris Herrington has a report.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Superintendents Aitken and Cash Hold Press Conferences

Posted By on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM

The superintendents for MCS and SCS both held press conferences today in the wake of Tuesday's charter surrender election. John Branston compares and contrasts.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Memphis Votes to Surrender Schools Charter

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 9:29 PM

With all 185 precincts counted, Memphis voters approved the surrender of the city schools charter 47,763 to 23,565. The margin was decisive, nearly 2-1 for surrender. What happens next is not readily apparent, though numerous lawsuits have been filed, and more are likely. Jackson Baker has more on this story.

Second Bald Eagle Killed in Tennessee

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:39 PM

TWRA officials are investigating the shooting of a second bald eagle shot in central Tennessee in the past month. Details at the BruceV blog.

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