Memphis Rumors & News

  • Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin to miss a week with injured groin

    CBSSports.com "Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin injured his groin at practice on Friday, but he should be ready to go for the start of the season. Sources indicated to CBSSports.com that Goodwin will only miss about a week of action with a strained groin. There was worry that the injury could have stretched into..." November 02

  • Two Memphis players to miss practice time for health reasons

    College Basketball Talk "It isn’t uncommon for players to pick up some bumps and bruises during preseason practices, with the hope being that any medical issues that may arise don’t turn out to be serious. Count Memphis among the teams who are currently dealing with this, as it was reported Wednesday that two players are..." October 23

  • Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols sidelined with shoulder injury

    CBSSports.com "Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols is expected to be sidelined about a week after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Nichols suffered the injury in a two-on-two drill while working on post positioning, a source told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-9 forward..." October 21

  • Memphis lands four-star PG prospect Randall Broddie

    Washington Post "Before committing to Memphis on Monday, Potomac (Md.) guard Randall Broddie was the most high-profile, highly coveted recruit left in D.C.-area public school basketball — perhaps in public and private school, alike. He was also considering Cincinnati, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova, DePaul and..." October 21

  • Memphis transfer immediately eligible at Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Damien Wilson was in class at Kennesaw State today when his coach texted him to let him know that the NCAA had ruled on his waiver. Wilson was eligible to play immediately this season. His response? “Turn up.” Wilson is a 6-foot-6 wing that was a four-star recruit coming out of high..." October 09

  • Transfer Kedren Johnson eligible to play for Tigers this season

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Vanderbilt transfer Kedren Johnson has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for the University of Memphis basketball team this season, coach Josh Pastner said Monday by text. Johnson, a 6-4, 229-pound point guard who sat out last season, is a critically important addition for Memphis,..." October 07

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Dedric Lawson to reclassify, enroll at Memphis in 2015

    CBSSports.com "Class of 2016 star Dedric Lawson plans to reclassify, gradute high school next year and enroll at Memphis in time for the 2014-15 season, his father told CBSSports.com on Thursday. "Dedric is excited about it," Keelon Lawson said. Keelon Lawson is a former high school coach hired by Memphis..." September 11

  • Transfer Godfrey cleared by NCAA to play this season for University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Southern University senior transfer Calvin Godfrey has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season for the University of Memphis, coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Memphis had submitted a waiver request to the NCAA on behalf of Godfrey, who was expected to be granted immediate eligibility..." September 11

  • Nick Marshall commits to play basketball at University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Lexington (Tennessee) High 2015 center prospect Nick Marshall has committed to the University of Memphis, picking the Tigers over Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Marshall announced his commitment on a local radio station Tuesday. He plans to hold a press..." August 26

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson says he's transferring to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to the University of Memphis. “This isn’t a throwback picture to my Marshall County High School days. This is my future. I’m going to ...,” Johnson tweeted with an Instagram picture of a..." August 20

  • Report: Former Memphis guard transfers to Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Just under two weeks ago, 6-foot-5 guard Damien Wilson made the decision to transfer from Memphis after playing sparingly in his first two seasons as a Tiger. The Atlanta native has reportedly found a new school, with Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reporting Wednesday that Wilson has decided to..." August 14

  • Dominic Woodson transferring out of the Memphis Tigers program

    CBSSports.com "Memphis sophomore Dominic Woodson is transferring out of the Tigers program, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. This development is surprising on one hand considering Memphis coach Josh Pastner, just Wednesday, publicly complimented Woodson --..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Southern's Godfrey to transfer to Memphis, eligible immediately

    CBSSports.com "Southern transfer Calvin Godfrey has committed to Memphis, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-9 power forward will be eligible immediately next season due to APR issues at Southern and should provide front court depth behind both Austin Nichols and Shaq Goodwin." August 08

  • Five-star 2016 forward Dedric Lawson commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis picked up a major commitment on Sunday when five-star Class of 2016 forward Dedric Lawson pledged to head coach Josh Pastner. Lawson confirmed the commitment to NBCSports.com following a semifinal victory from his Team Penny grassroots team at Peach Jam. Lawson’s father Keelon, was..." July 21

  • Sources: Memphis to hire top recruits' father

    ESPN.com "Memphis coach Josh Pastner is expected to hire high school coach Keelon Lawson -- who is also the father of three elite recruits -- as an assistant within the next few weeks, sources told ESPN.com. The move is expected to be finalized before the end of July. Keelon Lawson is the head coach..." July 17

  • Memphis hiring Dedric Lawson's father would 'seal the deal' for commitment

    CBSSports.com "Given that he's a Memphis native and his older brother committed to Memphis, many coaches and basketball people assumed Dedric Lawson was going to commit to the Tigers at some point. As a result, most schools backed off the five-star 2016 small forward. According to Lawson, that was a..." July 11

  • Police report says football player attacked Woodson and academic advisor

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner still isn't commenting on the altercation sophomore forward Dominic Woodson was involved in last Monday with a Tigers football player in study hall. Pastner also remains mum on what disciplinary action Woodson faces. But a U of M campus police report..." July 08

  • Four-time defending Canadian champion Carleton will play Indiana and Memphis this August

    College Basketball Talk "The Carleton Ravens play north of College Basketball Talk‘s normal coverage area, but the Canadian basketball powerhouse is worth talking about. Simply put, Carleton is making a John Wooden-at-UCLA type of run right now in the CIS. The Ravens have won four consecutive CIS titles and have been..." June 29

  • Memphis' Pookie Powell decides to stay

    247 Sports "After contemplating transferring from the University of Memphis, redshirt freshman guard Pookie Powell has decided to remain a Tiger, a source confirmed Thursday afternoon. The news broke yesterday that Powell was considering leaving the program over a conflict of interest with Josh Pastner, but..." April 04

  • Memphis coach Josh Pastner says Adreian Payne the 'X-factor' against Virginia

    Michigan Live "Memphis coach Josh Pastner and his Tigers were knocked out of the NCAA tournament Sunday night by Virginia in Raleigh, N.C. Last season, Pastner had the misfortune of drawing Michigan State at Auburn Hills in the NCAA tournament. The Memphis coach talked Monday with MLive.com about some..." March 25

  • Memphis Holds On To Top George Washington, 71-66

    Memphis Flyer "Eight days after an ugly loss at FedExForum staggered Memphis Tiger fans far and wide, the U of M beat George Washington in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers led the Colonials start to finish, but clinched the victory only when GW's Maurice Creek missed a three-point attempt —..." March 21

  • Shall We Dance?

    Memphis Flyer "Anyone who saw as many as five minutes of the Memphis Tigers’ game in last week’s American Athletic Conference quarterfinals would have a hard time envisioning the team winning a game, let alone two, when the NCAA tournament gets underway this week in Raleigh (site of the Tigers’ sub-regional). In..." March 19

  • Connecticut 72, Memphis 53

    ProSportsDaily "Niels Giffey hit 6-of-8 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 24 points to power the Huskies past the Tigers in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals in Memphis, Tenn. Giffey also had nine rebounds while DeAndre Daniels added 13 points and five rebounds for fourth-seeded..." March 14

  • Goodwin, Jackson Selected NABC All-District

    GoTigersGo.com "University of Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson picked up more postseason accolades Wednesday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its all-district teams. Jackson earned NABC All-District 25 first team honors, and Goodwin was an NABC All-District 25 second..." March 13

  • Strong Second Half Lifts No. 20 Memphis to 67-58 Win Over No. 18 SMU

    GoTigersGo.com "The No. 20 University of Memphis men's basketball team (23-8, 12-6 American) put together a 20-5 run midway through the second half to propel them to a 67-58 victory over No. 18 SMU (23-8, 12-6 American) on Senior Day at FedExForum. Trailing 39-38, a three-pointer by Joe Jackson put the Tigers..." March 09

  • Cincinnati delivers on Senior Night with 97-84 win over Memphis

    Fox Sports Ohio "After two straight losses, the last thing Cincinnati' s seniors wanted to do was squander a chance at delivering the program its first conference title in 10 years. After Thursday night's 97-84 win against Memphis, the 15th-ranked Bearcats are in prime position to do just that. On Senior..." March 07

  • No. 21 Memphis' Late Push Takes Down No. 7 Louisville, 72-66

    GoTigersGo.com "A 15-1 run over the final 4:23 of the game lifted the No. 21 University of Memphis men's basketball team (22-7, 11-5 American) to a 72-66 victory over No. 7 Louisville (24-5, 13-3 American) on Saturday afternoon at FedExForum. Memphis swept the season series with the Cardinals after a 73-67 win at..." March 02

  • Houston upsets No. 21 Memphis in front of home crowd

    Houston Chronicle "The Houston Cougars pumped fists and bumped chests. Then came the smiles, a rare sight in a season that has offered very few reasons. The Cougars pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night, upsetting No. 21 Memphis 77-68 in front of an announced crowd of 3,628 at Hofheinz..." February 28

  • Memphis 82, Temple 79

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Austin Nichols recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as the Tigers survived a scare from the visiting Owls in American Athletic Conference play. Shaq Goodwin scored 20 points, including a dunk with less than a minute left in overtime to put Memphis up 80-77 and Temple missed..." February 23

  • No. 22 Memphis Holds Off Rutgers for 64-59 Win

    GoTigersGo.com "The No. 22 University of Memphis men's basketball team (20-6, 9-4 American) held off a late rally by Rutgers (10-17, 4-10 American) to record a 64-59 victory Thursday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Michael Dixon Jr. led the Tigers with 15 points off the bench, while Joe Jackson added 11..." February 21

  • Memphis Tigers down UCF 76-70

    Memphis Flyer "Among college basketball teams on nine-game losing streaks, the UCF Knights have to be the best in the country. For the second time in two weeks, Isaiah Sykes and friends battled the nationally ranked Memphis Tigers well into the second half before succumbing. The visitors outrebounded the Tigers..." February 13

  • Memphis freshman Dominic Woodson suspended for ... cussing

    CBSSports.com "Memphis coach Josh Pastner said freshman center Dominic Woodson has been suspended indefinitely from the program because of what amounts to inappropriate language used on the bench during the 20th-ranked Tigers' 76-70 win over UCF late Wednesday. Pastner removed Woodson from the bench in the..." February 13

  • Memphis Tigers upset Gonzaga 60-54

    Memphis Flyer "Joe Jackson will not forget his 22nd birthday. Neither will 7'1" Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski. For that matter, 18,248 Tiger basketball fans were prepared to line up and light candles after Saturday night's comeback win at FedExForum. The memories will have little to do with the 10 points the..." February 09

  • About Those Questions . . .

    Memphis Flyer "Last October, as part of our annual “Hoop City” issue, I presented ten questions for the 2013-14 Memphis Tigers. The answers would, in theory, determine how the season would be remembered. With February upon us — the NCAA tournament less than seven weeks away — let’s revisit three of those..." February 04

  • SMU uses huge second half to run No. 22 Memphis out of Moody Coliseum

    Dallas Morning News "Before SMU returned to its campus home in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, it had been 10 years since the Mustangs defeated a Top 25 opponent. Now Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown's team has beaten two ranked teams in less than a month. Markus Kennedy had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Nic..." February 02

  • Memphis Tigers take down UCF 69-59

    Memphis Flyer "The Tigers survived the Isaiah Sykes Show in Orlando tonight to earn their fourth straight win and improve to 6-2 in American Athletic Conference play (4-0 on the road). Key to the win were four three-pointers from senior guard Chris Crawford (as a team, Memphis hit seven of 12 from long range)...." January 30

  • Tigers 80, USF 58

    Memphis Flyer "The path to a high NCAA tournament seed is paved with winning streaks. In beating an undermanned South Florida team Sunday afternoon at FedExForum, the Tigers gained a third consecutive victory in what they hope will be a run that boosts the team back into the nation's top 20, perhaps to the top..." January 26

  • Memphis Tigers beat Houston 82-59

    Memphis Flyer "Let's call tonight's Tiger victory a stabilizer. The country's 23rd-ranked team has spent much of January winning league games on the road (Louisville, Temple) and losing league games at FedExForum (Cincinnati, Connecticut). The schizophrenic performances yielded a 3-2 record in American..." January 24

  • College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    College Basketball Talk "Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning..." January 20

  • Tigers 101, LeMoyne-Owen 78

    Memphis Flyer "This was exhibition basketball in January. The result will count in the books. The numbers will pad the player stats. But this was a barely glorified exhibition game in front of 14,021 fans — or at least sold seats — at FedExForum. Memphis coach Josh Pastner, to his credit, honored a commitment..." January 19

  • UConn and Minnesota get statement wins

    CBSSports.com "Game of the Day: Connecticut gets a statement-making road win at Memphis. When Connecticut lost at SMU a couple of weeks ago, questions started being raised about the Huskies. They had lost three of five, including defeats to Stanford and Houston, and the early-season shine was wearing off. On..." January 17

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