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  • Former Louisville F Lance Thomas will transfer to Memphis and seek immediate eligibility

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "New Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway added to his complement of talent Friday, and there’s a chance it could pay off right away. Former Louisville forward Lance Thomas announced on social media that he will transfer to Memphis after visiting campus..." June 04

  • Auburn picks up transfer from Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "Auburn picked up a key transfer on Wednesday as former Memphis guard Jamal Johnson pledged to the Tigers. The 6-foot-4 Johnson is a former four-star prospect as he put up 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season while averaging 26.5 minutes per contest for Memphis. Johnson..." May 17

  • East High's Malcolm Dandridge is Penny Hardaway's first 2019 commitment at Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Penny Hardaway convinced another one of his former players at East High School to join him 1.5 miles down the road at the University of Memphis. Forward Malcolm Dandridge became Hardaway's first recruit in the 2019 class, announcing his commitment to the Tigers on social media Wednesday...." May 02

  • Memphis F Karim Sameh Azab Announces Leukemia Diagnosis

    Bleacher Report "University of Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday he's started treatment after being diagnosed with leukemia lymphoma a few weeks ago. Azab confirmed the news in a Twitter post. " April 21

  • Penny Hardaway's son becomes his first commitment at Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The first commitment of the Penny Hardaway era at Memphis has a familiar last name. Jayden Hardaway, the son of new coach Penny Hardaway, announced on social media Tuesday night that he will attend Memphis beginning next year in order to play for his father. "I’m able to obviously trust my..." April 04

  • Gregg Marshall does right by Alex Lomax with NLI release

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis introduced Penny Hardaway as its new head coach Tuesday morning, with the former Tiger great and Memphis native making his triumphant return to campus. And it didn’t take long for Hardaway’s hiring to have an impact on the recruiting trail either, as the point guard who led Hardaway’s..." March 21

  • Report: NCAA issues will keep Larry Brown from joining Penny Hardaway’s staff

    Larry Brown Sports "A very bizarre Penny Hardaway-Larry Brown dream team will not be formed at Memphis. Though there were some rumors that Hardaway had interest in bringing Brown on as an assistant upon landing the Memphis job, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that “multiple NCAA issues” will scuttle that possibility." March 19

  • Penny Hardaway agrees to be next Memphis coach

    ESPN "Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to a deal to become the Tigers head coach and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. Hardaway, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, will replace Tubby Smith, who was fired after just two seasons earlier this..." March 19

  • Memphis fires Tubby Smith after two seasons. Will Penny Hardaway be his successor?

    USA Today "Tubby Smith said Wednesday he is no longer the men's basketball coach at Memphis. The decision was delivered during an 11:30 a.m. meeting between Smith, university president M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom Bowen on campus. It ended more than a week of speculation about Smith's job..." March 14

  • Tubby Smith uncertain about coaching future at Memphis

    ESPN "With speculation swirling about his future, Memphis coach Tubby Smith was asked whether he thought he coached his last game with the Tigers after a 70-60 loss to Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Saturday. "Who knows?" Smith said tersely. With that, expect..." March 10

  • Tubby Smith should get strong review from Memphis, agent says

    ESPN "In the wake of a report that Memphis might fire Tubby Smith after the season and hire Tigers legend Penny Hardaway, Smith's agent said the coach has received only positive feedback from school administrators. "What Tubby has gotten consistently from that administration is 'Coach, we know you're..." March 08

  • Report: Memphis considering replacing Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway

    ESPN "Memphis is considering firing head coach Tubby Smith and replacing him with Penny Hardaway, according to a report Tuesday by CBSSports.com. Hardaway would target Larry Brown as an assistant coach were he to replace Smith, according to the report. Hardaway, who played for the Tigers from 1991..." March 07

  • Tubby Smith thinks allowing transfers teaches athletes to quit.

    ESPN "Memphis coach Tubby Smith expressed his displeasure Sunday with the high number of players transferring in college basketball, telling reporters the practice teaches athletes "to quit." Memphis was hit particularly hard by transfers after last season, when six players transferred from Smith's..." March 05

  • Memphis Tigers basketball leading scorer Jeremiah Martin out for season with broken foot

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Less than 24 hours after Memphis pulled off the biggest win of coach Tubby Smith's tenure, the Tigers were met with sobering news about their best player. Point guard Jeremiah Martin will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken foot during Thursday's upset win over No. 23 Houston,..." February 24

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