Memphis Tigers Articles

The American Athletic Conference so far is performing like a league born from a diverse group of programs with different resources and expectations.Not that we’d expect anything else, since this is a league smashed together among programs...
David Fox
1 year ago
This preview and more on Memphis and the American are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.No. 20 Memphis Facts & FiguresLast season: 31-5 (16-0...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Charlie Strong
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Most coaches would envy Rick Pitino. Louisville won the national championship and returns every key player other than Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Those are major losses, for sure, but the Cardinals may start the season ranked in the top three.The...
David Fox
2 years ago
Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.In forming Athlon’s list of the top 25 worst...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Not only will Memphis play in a new conference this year, but the Tigers will be getting a uniform makeover.In its first season of play in the American Athletic Conference, Memphis will be sporting a shiny gray and blue helmet, along with an...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The American Athletic Conference is a league in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
One-and-done isn’t a one size fits all.Colleges and coaches have had seven draft cycles to navigate the NBA’s rule that a player must be one year removed from high school to be eligible for the NBA Draft.As the NBA sifts through the...
David Fox
2 years ago
The top two coaches from last year’s list of college coaches under 40 remain our top two here.That’s fitting because Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart show no signs of going anywhere.The two 30-something coaches have stuck with Butler and...
David Fox
2 years ago
The top two coaches from last year’s list of college coaches under 40 remain our top two here.That’s fitting because Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart show no signs of going anywhere.The two 30-something coaches have stuck with Butler and...
David Fox
2 years ago
Thirty is the new 40. At least in coaching.During the last run through the coaching carousel, five schools hired coaches who had yet to reach their 40th birthday. That included the nation’s youngest coach, P.J. Fleck, who took the Western...
David Fox
2 years ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-American Athletic teams for this season. Related Content: American Athletic Conference...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
2013 American Predictions         American Overall 1. Louisville 7-1 11-1 2. Cincinnati 6-2 9-3...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The American Athletic Conference doesn’t have a logo or a site for its conference tournament. But it does have the defending national champion and clear top team for 2013-14. In its first and final season in the American Athletic Conference,...
David Fox
2 years ago
The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
2 years ago
The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
2 years ago
Louisville is a heavy favorite to win the Big East/American Athletic Conference in 2013. With quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returning, along with one of the conference’s best defenses, the Cardinals have a good opportunity to finish the season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013. Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
2 years ago
It seems every college football season has an active coaching carousel at the end of the year. Athletic directors are always looking for the next big thing, and there is no shortage of coaches looking to make the jump to a top-tier BCS program...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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