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Grizzlies preseason is underway

Grizzlies preseason is underway

Memphis' eight-game, preseason run is in full swing. The emphasis goes on preseason, and just for the record, the Grizz were one up and one down after the first two games – a win against Real Madrid last Saturday (Oct. 6) and a loss to the Chicago Bulls the following Tuesday.

Game one at the FedExForum offered a glimpse of how well the Grizzlies' core starting five can play together. With the starters in most of the game, Memphis defeated Real Madrid 105-93.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Tigers ‘get job done’ for number one

Tigers ‘get job done’ for number one

For the University of Memphis Tigers, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium has been home soggy home in 2012. The first two home games were played in rainy conditions, and if you combine that with the losses, the word gloomy just about covers the first third of the season.

So it was no surprise that rain set in for Memphis' conference opener against the Rice Owls this past Saturday (Oct. 6). The conditions were much the same.

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Grizz vibe positive at Media Day glimpse

Grizz vibe positive at Media Day glimpse

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Many of us have heard that saying before, even if we're not exactly sure where or when. It reflects optimism – something that the revamped Memphis Grizzlies team has a goodly amount of headed into the new season.

On Monday (Oct. 1), the Grizzlies held their 11th Media Day at the FedExForum downtown. A full roster of players walked into the media room. Yes, each with an optimistic attitude.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Coach Benjamin Rhodes charts his course at Southwest

Coach Benjamin Rhodes charts his course at Southwest

Over at Southwest Tennessee Community College, new men's head basketball coach Benjamin Rhodes is determined to work hard, and he's not putting any energy on trying to replace the legend that preceded him.

Monday (Oct. 1) marked the official start of practice for the 2012-13 basketball season at Southwest. Rhodes has taken over as coach and athletic director following the departure of the venerable Verties Sails Jr.

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Tigers bye-week ready for Rice

To put it gently, the 2012-13 campaign has gotten off to a rocky start for the University of Memphis. Although the Tigers have showed some promise and competed closely in their first four games, Memphis has yet to record a victory.

Luckily for the Tigers, their bye week couldn't have come at a better time – the week before conference play.

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A memorable day with the ‘Coldwater Comet’

A memorable day with the ‘Coldwater Comet’

COLDWATER, Miss. – There is only one "Coldwater Comet" and Trell Kimmons is that man. The 500-plus family, friends and well-wishers who recently turned out for the Trell Kimmons' Day Parade and Celebration had no trouble recognizing him.

The parade and celebration – held on the John Hankerson Memorial Track Field – was a homecoming for the Olympic Silver Medalist, who had returned home just two days earlier.

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Mounting losses give Tiger fans the ‘shakes’

The University of Memphis Tigers football team traveled to North Carolina this past weekend (Sept. 22.) to face the Duke Blue Devils. The Tigers lost 38-14.

This probably didn't surprise many in the True Blue Nation, but it might have left them shaking their heads. The Tigers have now dropped to 0-4 on the season.

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