Thursday, May 29, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Few sports are built on historic rivalry like college football. Certain teams would call a 1-11 season successful if the lone victory came against the right opponent. (Two or three programs in the SEC fit this category in their view of Alabama.)

As for the Memphis Tigers, longtime series with Southern Miss and UAB are no more, not since the U of M joined the American Athletic Conference. Among the 12 teams on the Tigers' 2014 schedule, which team has the longest current series with Memphis?

The Tigers will play Middle Tennessee for the sixth straight season this fall. SMU is the only other opponent to appear on the Tigers' last four schedules. (The Tigers will play Ole Miss for the 60th time, but it's their first meeting since 2009.)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Few sports are built on historic rivalry like college football. Certain teams would call a 1-11 season successful if the lone victory came against the right opponent. (Two or three programs in the SEC fit this category in their view of Alabama.)

As for the Memphis Tigers, longtime series with Southern Miss and UAB are no more, not since the U of M joined the American Athletic Conference. Among the 12 teams on the Tigers' 2014 schedule, which team has the longest current series with Memphis?

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Former Tiger Will Barton made a splash earlier this month by scoring 17 points off the bench to help his Portland Trail Blazers win Game 4 of their second-round playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs (the only game Portland would win). List the five Tigers below by the number of NBA playoff games each appeared in (most to least):

1) Penny Hardaway (64)
2) Vincent Askew (50)
3) Larry Kenon (31)
4) Elliot Perry (19)
5) Lorenzen Wright (15)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Former Tiger Will Barton made a splash earlier this month by scoring 17 points off the bench to help his Portland Trail Blazers win Game 4 of their second-round playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs (the only game Portland would win). List the five Tigers below by the number of NBA playoff games each appeared in (most to least):

Vincent Askew, Penny Hardaway, Larry Kenon, Elliot Perry, Lorenzen Wright

Thursday, May 15, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM

There was a time — not that long ago — when Memphis football fans considered nicknaming their favorite program "DBU," so frequently were Tiger defensive backs heading to the NFL. Seven years passed, though, without a Memphis DB being chosen before Lonnie Ballentine was selected by Houston with the final pick in this year's draft.

Name the last five Memphis defensive backs (not counting Ballentine) to be chosen in the NFL draft.

• Brandon McDonald, Cleveland (2007)
• Idrees Bashir, Indianapolis (2001)
• Michael Stone, Arizona (2001)
• Mike McKenzie, Green Bay (1998)
• Jerome Woods, Kansas City (1996)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 11:37 AM

There was a time — not that long ago — when Memphis football fans considered nicknaming their favorite program "DBU," so frequently were Tiger defensive backs heading to the NFL. Seven years passed, though, without a Memphis DB being chosen before Lonnie Ballentine was selected by Houston with the final pick in this year's draft.

Name the last five Memphis defensive backs (not counting Ballentine) to be chosen in the NFL draft.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Chris Crawford finished his Tiger basketball career in the program's top ten for assists (9th), steals (4th), and three-pointers (tied for 2nd). There is only one other Memphis player to be on each of these three lists. Who is he?

Elliot Perry ranks 5th in assists, 2nd in steals, and 9th in three-pointers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Chris Crawford finished his Tiger basketball career in the program's top ten for assists (9th), steals (4th), and three-pointers (tied for 2nd). There is only one other Memphis player to be on each of these three lists. Who is he?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

One of the biggest games on the 2014 Tiger football schedule is a trip to UCLA on September 6th. How many games has the U of M played against current members of the Pac-12?

Exactly one. The Tigers opened the 1991 season at the Los Angeles Coliseum against 16th-ranked USC. Led by, among others, a running back named Larry Porter, the Tigers upset the Trojans, 24-10. Native Memphian Cybill Shepherd delivered a pregame speech and was given the game ball after the victory. Those Tigers went on to finish 5-6, playing a schedule that included Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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