Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Six members of the 1984-85 Tiger basketball team that reached the Final Four were drafted by NBA teams (between 1985 and 1988). Name the players and the teams that picked them.

Monday, June 28, 2010

R.C. Johnson: "We're not done yet!"

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Tiger athletic director R.C. Johnson hosted a "State of the Tigers" luncheon Monday for media and Tiger boosters, an enthusiastic endorsement of his program both from a fiscal standpoint and on-the-field developments.

Johnson began by highlighting the academic success among Memphis athletes. The 2.94 GPA average for all athletes establishes a new record at the U of M. Both the football team and men's basketball team established new standards for their respective programs. Fifty-one percent of Tiger athletes in 2009-10 achieved a 3.0 GPA. "The academic progress we've made over the years has been phenomenal," said Johnson.

Memphis Athletic Director R. C. Johnson
  • Memphis Athletic Director R. C. Johnson

Johnson applauded both the men's and women's basketball program for exceeding expectations in 2009-10, and he noted the three consecutive conference titles won by the women's soccer team. ("And the entire team is coming back," said Johnson.)

Johnson presented a series of display boards with pertinent figures, both GPA numbers and fund-raising totals. When the topic of Memphis and a BCS conference came up, the board was filled with a giant question mark.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Among the 12 programs currently in Conference USA, only four remain from the league's first football season in 1996. And only one of these four programs has never won a C-USA championship. Name the four (and the one).

Houston, Tulane, Southern Miss, and Memphis are C-USA's "Original Four." And only the Tigers have yet to raise a C-USA football trophy.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM

The Big Ten now has 12 teams, and the Big 12 has 10. Make what you will of the new conference landscape of college football, but pay little attention to the numbers (unless they're preceded by dollar signs).

Among the 12 programs currently in Conference USA, only four remain from the league's first football season in 1996. And only one of these four programs has never won a C-USA championship. Name the four (and the one).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Four home football games to be televised

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Let's hope live television doesn't keep Tiger football fans home this fall. CSS has announced that three games at the Liberty Bowl will be on its telecast schedule. The Tigers' game with Southern Miss on October 16th will kick off at 11 am. The October 30th tilt with Houston (Homecoming) will air at 6 pm, then the UCF contest on November 27th (Thanksgiving weekend) will kick off at 11 am.

CBS College Sports will televise the Memphis-Tennessee game on November 6th.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Last week, former Tiger Isaac Bruce retired after a 16-year NFL career in which he accumulated 15,208 receiving yards, second only to Jerry Rice in the history of pro football. Among former Tigers, who has the second-most receiving yardage in his NFL career?

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Earnest Gray played seven years in the NFL, primarily with the New York Giants. He caught 246 passes for 3,790 yards.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Last week, former Tiger Isaac Bruce retired after a 16-year NFL career in which he accumulated 15,208 receiving yards, second only to Jerry Rice in the history of pro football. Among former Tigers, who has the second-most receiving yardage in his NFL career?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Much has been discussed about the possibility (hope? desperation?) of the Tigers eventually joining the Big East Conference. The U of M basketball team has played a Big East foe each of the last eight seasons, a total of 18 games. How many did the Tigers win?

Since the 2002-03 season, Memphis has gone 12-6 against Big East competition.

WINS
Syracuse, Georgetown, St. John's, Cincinnati (4), Villanova (2), Seton Hall, Providence, UConn

LOSSES
Syracuse (3), Georgetown, Pitt, Providence

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Isaac Bruce: Hall of Famer?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM

As an integral member of the St. Louis Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf" (a team that reached a pair of Super Bowls), former Tiger Isaac Bruce — second only to Jerry Rice in receiving yardage in NFL history — will get serious consideration when he becomes eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Count Sports Illustrated's Don Banks among those who see a Bruce bust in Canton's future.

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Much has been discussed about the possibility (hope? desperation?) of the Tigers eventually joining the Big East Conference. The U of M basketball team has played a Big East foe each of the last eight seasons, a total of 18 games.

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How many did Memphis win? (Bonus points for naming the teams that beat the Tigers.)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM

When the Tigers open the 2010 season at Mississippi State (on September 4th), it will mark the 15th time in the last 18 years Memphis has opened against either Ole Miss or MSU. Who are the three opponents outside the Magnolia State that played openers against Memphis since 1993?

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• Miami (Florida) in 1996
• Murray State in 2002
• Tennessee Tech in 2003

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Can we still be three months away from football season?

When the Tigers open the 2010 season at Mississippi State (on September 4th), it will mark the 15th time in the last 18 years Memphis has opened against either Ole Miss or MSU. Who are the three opponents outside the Magnolia State that played openers against Memphis since 1993?

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