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Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 52 vs Rice – 67

February 19, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 52 vs Rice – 67

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February 21, 2011 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School Recruiting, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Players, Scores, Team USA, Will Barton | 1 Comment

Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 62 vs UAB Blazers – 58

February 12, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 62 vs UAB Blazers – 58

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February 17, 2011 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Prep Sports, Scores, Will Barton | Leave a comment

Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 67 vs Southern Mississippi – 61

February 12, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 67 vs Southern Mississippi – 61

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Scores, Will Barton | Leave a comment

Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 94 vs Northwestern State – 79

Photo Provided By: Mark Weber of The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

 

November 17, 2010

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 94 vs Northwestern State Demons – 79

Leaders:     Memphis Tigers                      Northwestern State Demons

Scoring:        W. Witherspoon – 24                   Will Pratt – 23

Rebs:              W. Witherspoon – 12                    Will Pratt – 6

Assist:           Chris Crawford – 3                          Louis Ellis – 4

Records:       Memphis Tigers (3 – 0)                Northwestern State Demons (1 – 2)

Next Opponent For Memphis Tigers: vs LSU at BanCorp Arena (Tupelo, Mississippi)– Sunday November 21, 2010 4:00PM (CST)

November 18, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, High School Recruiting, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Scores | Leave a comment

Adonis Thomas Finally Signs With The University of Memphis. Coach Pastner Stops By To Share His Thoughts

Memphis Prized Recruit Adonis Thomas (Middle, In Black Memphis Tigers Hat) Signs His Official Letter Of Intent To Play Basketball At The University Of Memphis Starting In 2011. Thomas Is The #1 Player In The Class Of 2011 (According To Sporting News). Photo Provided By http://www.MemphisRoar.com

Its officially, official now. The University of Memphis Men’s Basketball program got their prized recruit, Adonis Thomas, yesterday morning when he signed his Letter of Intent to play for Coach Josh Pastner and the Tigers next year. Thomas, who is the Number 1 ranked high school basketball player in the Class of 2011 according to www.sportingnews.com, gave his verbal committment to the Tigers on October 28th, choosing to stay home in Memphis over taking his talents to South Beach, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, or UCLA. Thomas’ signing with the hometown team marks a significant achievement for Coach Pastner as he is now 2 for 2 when attempting to land the City of Memphis’ top basketball prospects. This year it was Thomas, last year he convinced Joe Jackson, Tarik Black, and sharp shooter Chris Crawford to stay home and help him sure up a young Memphis squad.

Following yesterday’s official signing of Thomas, Coach Pastner made a visit to The Chris Vernon Show to share his jubilance with our listeners and talk about other news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare to open the 2010 – 2011 Season Friday November 12 against Centenary. Click Here for audio of  Coach Josh Pastner’s interview on The Chris Vernon Show.

Click Here For Audio Of Memphis Tigers Head Basketball Coach Josh Pastner’s November 10th Interview On The Chris Vernon Show (Click Here)

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Chris Vernon Show, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Interviews, Jason Smith, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Melrose High School, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Prep Sports, SEC Basketball, Twitter, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Play Time Is Over (Sort Of): Tigers Kick Off 2010 Exhibition Season Against LeMoyne Owen Tonight

University of Memphis vs: LeMoyne Owen College

Game Time: 7:00PM

Where: FedEx Forum

Coverage: WREC 600AM and Live Stream On www.GoTigersGo.com (Must Be Registered User To See The Game)

Time to put those reverseable practice jerseys away, for the night at least, and debut the new Memphis Tigers to the City of Memphis for the first time aginst competition other then themselves. On second thought the word competition might be a bit generous but never-the-less its another team, who wears another color jersey, and it doesn’t say University of Memphis on it.

Tonight under the lights of the FedEx Forum the #19th ranked University of Memphis Mens Basketball team will open up exhibition/ pre-season play against LeMoyne Owen College, a local NCAA Division II school who doesn’t have a rich tradition in basketball success, but always puts up a worthy fight when playing the Tigers. Last year the Magicians had a 30 – 29 advantage before the Tigers went on a 16 – 3 run to close out the 1st half of play. The less talented LeMoyne Owen could do nothing more and seemed to run out of gas shortly after the 2nd half began as the Tigers rolled to a 98 – 68 victory. Tonight, as Coach Pastner enters his 2nd year as head coach of the Tigers, he will have a great opportunity to see where his young squad is on both ends of the ball after a little over 2 weeks of practice where the main focus has been defense and rebounding. Pastner announced yesterday that he will start only 1 of his highly touted Freshman, being Antonio Barton, along with Juniors Charles Carmouche, Wesley Witherspoon, Angel Garcia and Senior Will Coleman. Of his #2 ranked recruiting class (according to www.Rivals.com)  only 6 of the 8 Freshman on the 2010 – 2011 team will suit up tonight, with Will Barton being evaluated daily for a knee injury suffered on October 22 and Jelan Kendrick experiencing an indefinite absence from the team for personal reasons.

The media has already weighed in on the 2010 – 2011 version of the Memphis Tigers placing them as the Pre-Season #19th ranked program in the nation, where do you all realistically think the Tigers are AT THIS MOMENT? (Vote Below)

November 3, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, Other Media, Prep Sports, Scores | Leave a comment

Home Body: Melrose High School 5 Star Basketball Star Adonis Thomas Chooses Memphis

For the 2nd year in a row, University of Memphis Head Basketball Coach Josh Pastner pulls off a feat that often eluded his predecessor John Calipari, by convincing Tennessee’s Top High School Basketball Recruit to stay and play his college career in Memphis. Last year it was #18th ranked Joe Jackson who starred at White Station High School before joining the Tigers this past summer. This year Pastner wooed Melrose High School 5 Star Forward Adonis Thomas, the #15 ranked recruit in the nation, with the skills and gift of gab that has seen him rise up the college coaching ranks over the last couple years.

To gain the committment from Thomas, Pastner and staff with the help of University of Memphis fans and other notable alumni like Penny Hardaway, made a huge pitch that would have been hard for anyone to turn down during “Memphis Madness” (Click Here To See The Video Which Aired During Memphis Madness). When Thomas was asked by ESPN’s Paul Biancardi if the video helped him make a decision, Thomas responded “It did impact my decision,” “It was a privilege to listen to Penny Hardaway talk about what the city of Memphis and the University of Memphis meant to him.”

Thomas chose the University of Memphis over Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas and UCLA. Since Thomas has a 4.0 (G.P.A)and might very well end up the Valedictorian at Melrose High School eligibility should not be an issue for the 6’6″ Small Forward/ Power Forward. If all goes according to plan Thomas will more than likely join the Tigers during the summer of 2011 and replace some of the talent they are expected to lose to the NBA Draft following this upcoming season.

If you can’t quite wait to see Mr. Thomas play in a Tigers uniform, catch him during his senior year at Melrose (Click Here For Link To Melrose High School Full 2010 – 2011 Mens Basketball Schedule)

Earlier today Jason Smith, the Commercial Appeal Memphis Tiger’s Beat Writer, stopped by The Chris Vernon Show following Thomas’ announcement to talk about what this meant for the Memphis Tigers Basketball Program and what other big recruits the Tigers might be landing soon (Click Here To Hear Audio of Hour 2 of The Chris Vernon Show Thursday October 28, 2010).

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Chris Vernon Show, Coaches, Commerical Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Melrose High School, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Josh Luchs, Subject Of Sports Illustrated’s Tell All Cover Story “Confessions Of An Agent” To Visit The Chris Vernon Show Today AT 4:25PM – Podcast Attached

 

Just In Case You Missed Chris Vernon’s Interview With Josh Luchs (click here for link to podcast)

Not often do sports stories that will shake up all phases of the sports business see the light of day. In my lifetime alone I can probably count the ones that I remember on my right hand. Reggie Bush is ruled ineligible by the NCAA, MLB players testify on Capital Hill, Mike Vick is sent to Federal Prison, and “The Brawl At The Palace In Detroit” are the ones that come to mind. Sports Illustrated’s newest cover story, which will be released in their October 18th issue, has the potential to trump all of the above and possibly anything you can think of as well.

The Subject Of Sports Illustrated's October 18, 2010 Cover Story "Confessions Of An Agent" Josh Luchs Will Visit The Chris Vernon Show Today, October 12, At 4:25PM. Listen In Live On 730AM (Memphis) or Online

Former NFL agent Josh Luchs sits down with SI writer George Dohrmamn and spills the beans, literally. Sharing in-depth accounts of his 20+ years as an agent, which includes tales of how he got into the business, experiences he had over his career, and even his own admission to wrong doing according to NCAA/ NFLPA rules and guidelines in regards to providing extra benefits to student athletes (paying college players).

Well before Mr. Luchs’ story is released in print (it can be viewed online now – click here) he has decided to visit The Chris Vernon Show and talked about his story, his experience, reactions he is receiving from the interview, and what he hopes comes from his ‘tell all”. Luchs will visit the show at 4:25PM (CST – Memphis) and can be heard on our station 730 Fox Sports (730AM – Memphis) or Online (click here for link).

Confessions Of An Agent” by Josh Luchs As Told To George Dohrmamn of Sports Illustrated and www.SI.com (click here for link)

Can’t Make It To A Radio, Listen To 730 Fox Sports Online (click here for link)

Just In Case You Missed Chris Vernon’s Interview With Josh Luchs (click here for link to podcast)

October 12, 2010 Posted by | Alabama Crimson Tide, Bobby Bowden, Chris Vernon Show, Coaches, Dan Mullen, Derek Dooley, Duke, Florida State Football, High School, High School Football, High School Recruiting, Interviews, John Calipari, Josh Pastner, Lane Kiffin, Larry Porter, Memphis Tigers Football, Mississippi State, NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, NFL, Nick Saban, Off The Field, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Other Media, Pac 10, Pittsburgh Panthers, Prep Sports, SEC Football, Tennessee Vols, Uncategorized, University of Georgia, USC | Leave a comment

Memphis Men’s Basketball To Be Featured On ESPNU’s Midnight Madness Special

When the University of Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball team opens up practice for the 2010 – 2011 season fans in Memphis won’t be the only ones watching, as Memphis and 5 other schools have been chosen to be apart of ESPN’s Midnight Madness Special airing on ESPN U. This will be Memphis’ third time being featured on the special in the last six seasons, with the last time being the debut of Derrick Rose in 2007. Other teams to be featured on the special will be the reigning Mens National Champions Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas State, Gonzaga, and the reigning Womens National Basketball Champions Connecticut Huskies.

This year the Tigers will be debuting another All Star recruiting class including the Class of 2010’s #1 ranked player Will Barton, who’s eligibility was in question over the summer prior to being cleared by the NCAA. 

Along with ESPN being in the building on October 15 to see the Tigers kick off 2010, Melrose High School star recruit Adonis Thomas, ranked #8 in the nation according to Scout.com, will be making his official visit to the see the home team before deciding where he will take his talents next season.  

At this time no details have been released on the October 15 event but as soon as they are available you can find them here.

September 17, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, High School, High School Recruiting, Josh Pastner, Melrose High School, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Prep Sports, SEC Basketball | Leave a comment

University Of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Hit By NCAA Venom

I hate to make light of this bit of misfortune but after reading the report that the University of Tennessee put out this afternoon in regards to self imposed penalties placed on the school’s basketball program, it looks like phone calls made by Bruce Pearl and his staff to recruits might be the world’s most expensive phone calls ever. The calls and lying about them ever happening to NCAA officials will cost Coach Pearl $1.5 Million over the next five years of his current contract which is through 2015, in addition to costing his staff 25% of their income over the next year. Continue reading

September 11, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, High School Recruiting, NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, SEC Football, Tennessee Vols, Uncategorized, USC | Leave a comment