Thursday, May 31, 2012

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM

In 2011, Tannar Rehrer became only the second Tiger to catch 70 passes in a season (he finished with exactly 70). He's one of only four Memphis players to catch as many as 60 in a season. Name the other three sticky-fingered Tigers.

• Russell Copeland (61 receptions in 1992)
• Isaac Bruce (74 in 1993)
• Duke Calhoun (62 in 2007 and 68 in 2009)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

In 2011, Tannar Rehrer became only the second Tiger to catch 70 passes in a season (he finished with exactly 70). He's one of only four Memphis players to catch as many as 60 in a season. Name the other three sticky-fingered Tigers. (Hint: One of them achieved the feat twice.)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tiger Baseball Falls in C-USA Championship

Posted By on Sun, May 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Ryan Nance and Michael Busby combined for a shutout this afternoon in the C-USA championship game to earn UAB its first NCAA tournament berth in 21 years. A two-run home run by freshman Jeff Schalk was the big blow in the Blazers' 5-0 victory.

Tiger starter Chase Joiner kept UAB off the scoreboard for six innings. But in the seventh, his errant throw on a pickoff attempt at third base allowed Ryan Ussery to score the game's first run. Schalk followed shortly with a drive that cleared the rightfield wall.

Memphis loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning, but with the tying run at first, both Ethan Gross and C-USA Player of the Year Jacob Wilson struck out.

The 7th-seeded Blazers and 5th-seeded Tigers were each playing in the C-USA championship for the first time. Memphis ends its season with a record of 31-28.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tiger Baseball to Play for C-USA Title

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM

The U of M men's basketball team has made a habit of winning the Conference USA tournament in March. (The Tigers have taken six of the last seven hoops tourneys.)

But for coach Daron Schoenrock's baseball program, this Sunday will mark the first time the Tigers get to play for a C-USA tournament crown. Riding a 14-3 run that has improved the team's record to 31-26, the Tigers will face a team from a pool that includes Central Florida, Tulane, East Carolina, and UAB. (The game will air Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS College Sports.) A win would put Memphis in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.

Third-baseman Jacob Wilson

Led by C-USA Player of the Year Jacob Wilson (.327, 17 home runs, 64 RBIs) and C-USA batting champ Adam McClain (.405), the Tigers rallied late to beat 7th-ranked Rice, 3-2, Thursday to earn their spot in Sunday's championship. Perennial contenders for a College World Series berth, the Owls (40-16) will make the NCAA tournament despite the loss. Meanwhile, Memphis gets to play one of the biggest games in the program's history.

The tournament is being held in Pearl, Mississippi.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM

What is the highest win total for the Tiger basketball program over the first three years of a decade? (Let's define the first year of the Eighties as 1979-80. First year of the Nineties as 1989-90. And so on.)

Josh Pastner

2010s: 75 wins
2000s: 63
1990s: 58
1950s: 54
1960s: 53
1980s: 50
1970s: 45

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

What is the highest win total for the Tiger basketball program over the first three years of a decade? (Let's define the first year of the Eighties as 1979-80. First year of the Nineties as 1989-90. And so on.)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Since 1960, the Memphis Tiger football program has averaged 30 points per game in five seasons. Name the years the U of M lit up the scoreboard.

1960: 30.2 points per game (team finished 8-2)
1961: 33.2 (8-2)
1969: 32.8 (8-2)
2003: 30.2 (9-4)
2004: 35.8 (8-4)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Since 1960, the Memphis Tiger football program has averaged 30 points per game in five seasons. Name the years the U of M lit up the scoreboard.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Next season, as juniors, three Tigers will have a chance at reaching 1,000 career points: Joe Jackson (719 points through two seasons), Tarik Black (691), and Chris Crawford (551). When is the last time a Tiger team featured three native Memphians who would each join the 1,000-point club?

The 1991-92 Tigers (a team that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament) featured Memphians Ernest Smith (1,122 career points), Billy Smith (1,040), and Penny Hardaway (1,319).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Next season, as juniors, three Tigers will have a chance at reaching 1,000 career points: Joe Jackson (719 points through two seasons), Tarik Black (691), and Chris Crawford (551). When is the last time a Tiger team featured three native Memphians who would each join the 1,000-point club?

Joe Jackson

Thursday, May 3, 2012

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The 2011-12 Memphis Tigers won both Conference USA's regular season and tournament championships, making them the most accomplished team in three seasons under coach Josh Pastner. How many times did the Tigers win both a regular season and tournament title under coach Larry Finch?

The Tigers never pulled off this double during Finch's tenure as coach (1986-97). They won the Metro tournament championship in 1987, the Great Midwest regular-season title in 1995, and tied for the C-USA regular-season championship in 1996.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The 2011-12 Memphis Tigers won both Conference USA's regular season and tournament championships, making them the most accomplished team in three seasons under coach Josh Pastner. How many times did the Tigers win both a regular season and tournament title under coach Larry Finch?

Elliot Perry and his favorite coach.

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