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2011 NBA All Star Reserves Announced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For a little over a week basketball experts and fans alike have debated over which elite level players would fill the remaining fourteen 2011 NBA All Star roster spots.  Would Rookie sensation Blake Griffin get the call to play in front of the hometown fans of Los Angeles, would the NBA reward great play over popularity,  which veteran performers would get replaced by the NBA’s new crop of talent, and of course which players would be left on the outside looking in? Once the starters, chosen by NBA fans, were announced for the 60th All Star game the league’s commissioner and coaches have been trying to compile a roster of the leagues most elite talent at every position. Pretty tough job huh? Trying to narrow a list of more than 360 players down to 24 (12 on each team). There is no way that you can ever get it right.

 

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February 6, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, AP Poll, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Chris Herrington, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Dan Patrick Show, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Injuries, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, NBA, NCAA Basketball, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, SEC Basketball, Team USA, TNT, Uncategorized, Westwood One, Will Barton, Yahoo Sports, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 68 vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi – 63

December 20, 2010

Final Score: #16 – Memphis Tigers – 68 vs  Texas A&M Corpus Christi – 63

Leaders:     Memphis Tigers                      TAMCC

Scoring:        Joe Jackson – 23                              H. Hill – 16

Rebs:              Will Coleman – 9                              D. Watt – 8

Assist:           Chris Crawford – 5                            T. Jones– 6

Records:       Memphis Tigers (9 – 1)                Texas A&M Corpus Christi (4 – 7)

Next Opponent For Memphis Tigers: vs Georgetown Hoyas Thursday December 23, 2010 7:00PM (CST) at FedEx Forum

December 21, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Commercial Appeal, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Players, Scores, SEC Basketball, Will Barton | Leave a comment

Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 68 vs Kansas Jayhawks – 81

 

Photo Courtesy Of Mark Weber of The Commercial Appeal

 

 

December 8, 2010

Final Score: #14 – Memphis Tigers – 68 vs #4 – Kansas Jayhawks – 81

Leaders:     Memphis Tigers                      Kansas Jayhawks

Scoring:        Will Barton – 16                              M. Morris – 16

Rebs:              Will Barton – 7                                T. Robinson – 10

Assist:           Will Barton – 2                                M. Morris – 5

Records:       Memphis Tigers (7 – 1)                Kansas Jayhawks (8 – 0)

Next Opponent For Memphis Tigers: vs Austin Peay Governers Wednesday December 16, 2010 7:00PM (CST) at FedEx Forum

December 8, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Coaches, Commerical Appeal, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Scores | Leave a comment

What Are Your Expectations For The Tigers Heading Into Tonight’s Game?

If the Tigers are to get to the National Championship that they have all openly spoke about then tonight’s game against the #4 ranked Kansas Jayhawks will serve as a nice measuring stick for where the team is right now. Will they stand up to the challenge, will they run away from the tough and proven Jayhawks, will they rebound the ball, will they defend, who will step up tonight and put the team on their back, etc? All are questions that surely must be answered tonight starting at 6:00PM CST on ESPN as the #14 Tigers take on the #4 Kansas Jayhawks.

From the sounds of things Coach Josh Pastner seems to be conceding the win to the national powerhouse, downplaying the importance of the game.  Fans on the other hand know differently, after seeing the Tigers through 7 games thus far it is clear they have some issues. Rebounding, tough interior defense, and leadership seem to be their largest problems. While they were able to speak by lower level teams on their way to a 7 – 0 record a team like Kansas is talented enough and well coached enough to expose those weaknesses and make Tuesday night a miserable experience for the Tigers. On the other hand, the Tigers could seize the moment stepping up to the plate and playing well under the big lights of Madison Square Garden. Either way I wouldn’t be surprised, but what are your expectations of the Tigers tonight?

December 7, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Coaches, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BCS Director Bill Hancock Visits The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday November 9, 2010

Known for never letting anyone come on his show without answering the questions that the guest  probably want to avoid, BCS Director Bill Hancock visited the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning and things were no different. Dan grilled Bill to the point of momentary silence as he questioned Mr. Hancock on the BCS, their policies, their results, opportunity for change, and potential flaws in their system. By the looks of things Mr. Hancock and his BCS counterparts have somewhat of an issue on their hands. Currently the BCS has 4 teams in their top 4 with perfect records (Oregon 9-0, Auburn 10-0, TCU 10-0, Boise State 8-0), if all 4 teams win out, 2 will be left on the outside of the 2010 National Championship Game fighting for 3rd and 4th place. For years now this has caused much public out cry and criticism but for the first time skeptics are getting the justice system involved, challenging the Bowl Championship Series from a legal point of view and whether or not they are handling business according to the letter of the law. If any of these lawsuits hold up change will take some time but according to statements made by Mr. Hancock during his interview he does not fear the outcome of the suits or any other legal action that could potentially come the way of the BCS. Click here to hear Bill Hancock’s interview on the Dan Patrick’s Show.

Click Here To Hear Audio From Bill   Hancocks November 9th Interview On The Dan Patrick Show (Click Here)

November 10, 2010 Posted by | Alabama Crimson Tide, AP Poll, BCS, Bobby Bowden, Bowl Championship Series, Dan Mullen, Dan Patrick Show, Derek Dooley, Duke, Florida State Football, Interviews, John Calipari, Josh Pastner, Lane Kiffin, Larry Porter, Memphis Tigers Football, Mississippi State, NCAA Football, Nick Saban, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Other Media, Pac 10, PlayoffPac.com, SEC Football, Tennessee Vols, Uncategorized, University of Georgia, USC | 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

New AP Poll Released: Boise State Gets Jumped By Oregon For Number 3 In College Football Rankings

Oregon University Has Leap Frogged Boise State To Take Control Of The Number 3 Spot On The Associated Press' College Football Poll

 

Everyone has been waiting for it to happen since the release of the 2010 College Football Pre-Season Poll but leading up to this past weekend Boise State held strong to their number 3 ranking on the list. They did everything required of them beating out 2 ranked opponents (Virginia Tech and Oregon State) early in the season and remaining unbeaten heading into their WAC Conference schedule, but on Sunday evening the expected happened and the Broncos were leap frogged by early Pac-10 leader Oregon, trading spots with the Ducks, leaving the Broncos at number 4. Both won on in a convincing manner Saturday but what has bitten BSU in the rear end in years past is doing the same thing once again. Unfortunately things only look to get worse for Boise State as most teams will begin to settle into their conference schedules for the next couple weeks. Tough opponents week in and week out for schools that are apart of Bowl Championship Series Conferences will only causes mass confusion as media members and coaches try to decide where to rank teams while being fair to the big schools and small ones alike.

Other changes to this weeks AP Top 25 include powerhouses Texas, USC, and Penn State falling from the rankings after all 3 suffered conference losses this weekend. This brings an end to Texas’ 162 week stay in the Top 25 rankings. The last time they were unranked at any point during the season was October 15, 2000. Also falling from the Top 25 was North Carolina State, who lost to unranked Virginia Tech 41 – 30 Saturday. With 4 teams dropping out of the Top 25, 4 new teams were inserted to take their place. Florida State makes a triumphant returns to the Top 25 while 3 others; Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Air Force join the top programs for the first time in 2010.

I can almost guarantee that this is not the last time that the rankings will change as we make our way through the 2010 college football season. Most college football commentators and spectators alike have come to the conclusion that  there is really only one legit favorite, being Alabama, while #2 and so on is a toss-up between a couple different programs.

Check out this weeks AP Top 25 Poll (Week #5 – October 3 – October 10, 2010) (Below)

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Updated: Monday October 04, 2010 01:31 AM
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Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,497 1
2 Ohio State (1) 5-0 1,401 2
3 Oregon 5-0 1,379 4
4 Boise State (1) 4-0 1,341 3
5 TCU 5-0 1,250 5
6 Oklahoma 5-0 1,183 8
7 Nebraska 4-0 1,172 6
8 Auburn 5-0 1,045 10
9 Arizona 4-0 898 14
10 Utah 4-0 860 13
11 Arkansas 3-1 825 15
12 LSU 5-0 819 12
13 Miami (FL) 3-1 769 16
14 Florida 4-1 681 7
15 Iowa 4-1 670 17
16 Stanford 4-1 663 9
17 Michigan State 5-0 607 24
18 Michigan 5-0 555 19
19 South Carolina 3-1 450 20
20 Wisconsin 4-1 316 11
21 Nevada 5-0 286 25
22 Oklahoma State 4-0 173 NR
23 Florida State 4-1 162 NR
24 Missouri 4-0 99 NR
25 Air Force 4-1 94 NR
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia83, Kansas State69, USC52, Texas33, Northwestern25, Oregon State12, Baylor10, Virginia Tech8, UCLA8, North Carolina State4, Penn State1

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/polls/ap/#ixzz11PMnBCDY

October 4, 2010 Posted by | Alabama Crimson Tide, AP Poll, Bobby Bowden, Coaches, Conference Re-alignment, Dan Mullen, Derek Dooley, Duke, Florida State Football, Lane Kiffin, Larry Porter, Memphis Tigers Football, Mississippi State, NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, NFL, Nick Saban, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Other Media, Pac 10, Pittsburgh Panthers, Scores, SEC Football, Tennessee Vols, University of Georgia, USC | Leave a comment

On This Day In Sports: Duke and Pittsburgh Play Football In First Nationally Televised Sporting Event

On this day in sports: September 29, 1951 Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh participated in the first ever Live Nationally Televised sporting event. The football game played at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA was won by Duke 19 – 14 and was seen coast to coast on NBC. Duke who was 2 and 0 following the game against Pitt, lost the following week to the University of Tennessee Volunteers who ended the 1951 season as the AP and Coaches Poll National Champions.

September 29, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Duke, NCAA Football, Off The Field, Other Media, Pittsburgh Panthers, Scores, SEC Football, SEC Media Days, Tennessee Vols, This Day In Sports | Leave a comment

And The 2005 Heisman Trophy Goes To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No One

Reggie Bush saw the writing on the wall Tuesday afternoon and made a well calculated decision to return his 2005 Heisman Trophy to the committee in charge before they were scheduled to meet on Wednesday night. The meeting, though not confirmed, was largely called to discuss what the committees actions would be in regards to the 2005 Heisman Trophy. The award which is given to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the country was awarded to former USC and current New Orleans Saints Running Back Reggie Bush in December of 2005. Continue reading

September 16, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Dan Patrick Show, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Other Media, Pac 10, Reggie Bush, USC | Leave a comment

Let The Boise State Love Fest Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

One day after beating the #10 ranked Virginia Tech Hookies on a neutral field (not so neutral) the Boise State Broncos “Love Fest” has begun. They were the dominating topic of discussion on Twitter last night, the highlights from their 1st game of 2010 was all over SportsCenter this morning, and disputes on just how good they are has been the focal point of most sports talk radio shows today.

Unlike years past  this just might be the year of the Bronco. Continue reading

September 8, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, NCAA Football, Ohio State, Uncategorized | Leave a comment