Thursday, June 30, 2011

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Joe Jackson was the seventh McDonald's All-American (2010) from Memphis to suit up for the U of M. Name the first six.

• Elliot Perry (1987)
• Anthony Douglas (1989)
• Deuce Ford (1993)
• Cedric Henderson (1993)
• Lorenzen Wright (1994)
• Elliot Williams (2008)

Adonis Thomas will become the 8th McDonald's alum from Memphis to play for the Tigers when he suits up this November. (Interesting/baffling note: Not one of these honorees played for John Calipari. Thaddeus Young was the only Memphis McDonald's All-American during the Calipari era, and he attended Georgia Tech.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday Night Chats with DeAngelo Williams

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM

If you've been wondering about where and when Tiger legend DeAngelo Williams will again play football, you'll soon get your chance to ask him. The free agent tailback — and the Carolina Panthers' alltime leading rusher — is doing a weekly Livestream show on Facebook. It's a chance, from Williams' viewpoint, to interact with fans on a personal level.

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The chat will take place every Monday night, 7:30 central time. You can join by going to www.facebook.com/DeAngeloWilliams and clicking the Livestream tab on the left side of his fan page, under his profile picture.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Last week, Tiger point guard Joe Jackson was officially named to the United States U19 World Championship team. This was not the first national honor for Jackson, who played in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game after his senior season at White Station High School.

Jackson was the seventh McDonald's All-American from Memphis to suit up for the U of M. Name the first six.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM

In 2009, both Duke Calhoun (2,981) and Carlos Singleton (2,365) broke the Tiger record for career receiving yardage. The previous record of 2,123 yards had been held by Earnest Gray since 1978. Who held the mark before Gray broke it in 1977?

James Thompson finished his career (1971-73) atop the Tiger chart for receiving yardage with 1,183 yards. Both Gray and Keith Wright passed Thompson during the 1977 season. Thompson currently ranks 14th alltime, with Wright 12th.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

In 2009, both Duke Calhoun (2,981) and Carlos Singleton (2,365) broke the Tiger record for career receiving yardage. The previous record of 2,123 yards had been held by Earnest Gray since 1978. Who held the mark before Gray broke it in 1977?

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM

The Tiger basketball program has won at least 56 percent of its games in every decade since the 1950s. Listed below, in descending order, are the winning percentages for each of the last six full decades. Match each winning percentage with its decade.


• .759 — 2000s (267-85)
• .717 — 1980s (225-89)
• .679 — 1950s (172-81)
• .643 — 1970s (182-101)
• .592 — 1990s (183-126)
• .561 — 1960s (137-107)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM

The Tiger basketball program has won at least 56 percent of its games in every decade since the 1950s. Listed below, in descending order, are the winning percentages for each of the last six full decades. Match each winning percentage with its decade.

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• .759
• .717
• .679
• .643
• .592
• .561

Thursday, June 9, 2011

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM

How many times have the Tigers faced members of the Big 10 on the gridiron? (One hint: Memphis has never played Penn State or Nebraska.)

Four times.

Memphis lost to Michigan in 1995, lost to Michigan State and Minnesota in 1997, and lost again to the Gophers in 1998.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM

The demise of coach Jim Tressel at Ohio State (Tattoogate? Seriously?) had me wondering about the haves of the Big 10 and the have-nots of, well, programs that have yet to finish atop Conference USA. How many times have the Tigers faced members of the Big 10 on the gridiron? (One hint: Memphis has never played Penn State or Nebraska.)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM

The Tigers and Louisville Cardinals spent 10 seasons as members of Conference USA, playing a total of 16 games over that span. How many did Memphis win?

The Tigers beat Louisville eight times between 1995 and 2005. (John Calipari was 4-4 against Rick Pitino.) Overall, Louisville holds a big lead in the series, 51-34. The edge comes primarily from Louisville winning 13 of the first 15 meetings, between 1949 and 1970.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mark Your Calendar! Tigers vs. Louisville: December 17

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

The University of Memphis has confirmed that the basketball program's most heated rivalry has been renewed. The Tigers will face the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, December 17, as part of the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout. The game will be played in Louisville and televised nationally on CBS, with tip-off at 3 p.m. central time. The Tigers will host the Cardinals during the 2012-13 season.

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“Since I got this job two years ago, our fans have talked to me on numerous occasions about the Memphis-Louisville rivalry, and how much they want to renew the series,” said Memphis head coach Josh Pastner in a press release. “This is a great rivalry not only for the schools and their fans, but it’s also one of college basketball’s top rivalries. I have tremendous respect for Coach (Rick) Pitino and what he has done throughout his career and at Louisville. We are looking forward to an exciting and hard-fought game with the Cardinals.”

The December contest will be the 86th meeting between the rivals, with the Cardinals holding a 51-34 advantage in the series. The Louisville series is the second-longest in Tiger basketball history (behind only Southern Miss).

The 2011 meeting between Memphis and Louisville is the first since the two programs met in the 2005 Conference USA Tournament championship game. The Cardinals won that contest 75-74.

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