Thursday, July 31, 2014

Memphis Tiger Trivia Answer: Finch's Foes

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM

There were six teams the Tigers beat during each of Larry Finch's three seasons as a varsity player (1970-71 through 1972-73). Name those members of the Missouri Valley Conference.

• Louisville
• Saint Louis
• Wichita State
• Bradley
• Drake
• North Texas

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

There were six teams the Tigers beat during each of Larry Finch's three seasons as a varsity player (1970-71 through 1972-73). Name those members of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

With his next quarterback sack, Tiger senior Martin Ifedi will tie the Memphis record of 21, currently held by Tramont Lawless, who played for the U of M from 1996 to 1999. Three of Lawless's teammates are also among the top ten sack artists in Memphis history. Name them.

• Marquis Bowling (1995-98): 20 sacks
• Tony Brown (1999-2002): 17
• Andre Arnold (1998-2000): 17

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

With his next quarterback sack, Tiger senior Martin Ifedi will tie the Memphis record of 21, currently held by Tramont Lawless, who played for the U of M from 1996 to 1999. Three of Lawless's teammates are also among the top ten sack artists in Memphis history. Name them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Rising junior Shaq Goodwin will likely become the 50th Memphis Tiger to score 1,000 points in his college career. (He'll enter the 2014-15 season having scored 657.) Who were the 10th, 20th, 30th, and 40th Tigers to join this hallowed club?

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• 10th — Larry Finch on February 19, 1972, in a win over Saint Louis at the Mid-South Coliseum. Finch's teammate Don Holcomb also scored his 1,000th point in the same game.

• 20th — Bobby Parks on March 11, 1983, against Florida State in the Metro Conference Tournament.

• 30th — Billy Smith on March 6, 1993, in a loss at Cincinnati.

• 40th — Rodney Carney on February 2, 2005, during his junior season (a win over East Carolina at FedExForum). Carney went on to score 1,901 points, third in Tiger history behind only Keith Lee (2,408) and Elliot Perry (2,209).

Special thanks to Tiger basketball historian (and radio analyst), Matt Dillon, who helped with this research.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Rising junior Shaq Goodwin will likely become the 50th Memphis Tiger to score 1,000 points in his college career. (He'll enter the 2014-15 season having scored 657.) Who were the 10th, 20th, 30th, and 40th Tigers to join this hallowed club?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of the highest scoring football team in Memphis Tiger history. Led by junior tailback DeAngelo Williams, the 2004 Tigers scored 430 points over the course of their 8-4 season.

Before Williams arrived in 2002, only five Memphis teams scored as many as 300 points in a season. Name those years.

• 1950: 374 points (team finished 9-2)
• 1960: 303 points (8-2)
• 1961: 332 points (8-2)
• 1969: 328 points (8-2)
• 1992: 312 points (6-5)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of the highest scoring football team in Memphis Tiger history. Led by junior tailback DeAngelo Williams, the 2004 Tigers scored 430 points over the course of their 8-4 season.

Before Williams arrived in 2002, only five Memphis teams scored as many as 300 points in a season. Name those years.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

For the first time since 2000 and 2001, the NBA has conducted consecutive drafts without a Memphis Tiger being chosen. (Will Barton was the last Tiger taken, in the second round of the 2012 draft.)

What is the longest consecutive-year streak for Tigers drafted into the NBA?

At least one Tiger was chosen in five consecutive NBA drafts, from 1984 to 1988.

• 1984: Bobby Parks (3rd round), Doom Haynes (6th)
• 1985: Keith Lee (1st)
• 1986: William Bedford (1st), Baskerville Holmes (3rd), Andre Turner (3rd)
• 1987: Vincent Askew (2nd)
• 1988: Sylvester Gray (2nd), Dwight Boyd (3rd)

NOTE: The NBA draft was reduced to two rounds in 1989.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tiger Trivia Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

For the first time since 2000 and 2001, the NBA has conducted consecutive drafts without a Memphis Tiger being chosen. (Will Barton was the last Tiger taken, in the second round of the 2012 draft.)

What is the longest consecutive-year streak for Tigers drafted into the NBA?

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