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The 2012 Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview magazine cover featuring Anthony Davis from the University of Kentucky, is a compilation of players, coaches, mascots & cheerleaders from the college basketball teams heading to the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Memphian Chris Crawford is the representative for the Memphis Tigers. Do you see him?
Last year, Joe Jackson made the cover on the 2011 Sports Illustrated Tournament Preview.
After winning the Conference USA Championship, the University of Memphis is seeded #8 in the West, with a 26-8 record. On Friday 3/16, they play 9th seeded St. Louis (25-7) at 5:50pm CDT in Columbus, OH.
Go Tigers Go!
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According to some of the comments on the Tigers Forum, they did this for all of the new teams that have joined the conference. It’s a very classy move by the Big East. So glad the Memphis Tigers will be a part of it!
The 2011 Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview magazine cover is a compilation of players, coaches, mascots & cheerleaders from the college basketball teams heading to the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Memphian Joe Jackson is the representative for the Memphis Tigers. Do you see his great action shot?
This is one of 5 regional editions…and the 2 covers I’ve seen have Joe Jackson pictured in the same position. According to another story, the five regional covers feature Ohio State’s David Lighty, BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, Kansas’ Marcus Morris, Duke’s Nolan Smith and UConn’s Kemba Walker.
After winning the Conference USA Championship, the University of Memphis is seeded #12 in the West, with a 25-9 record. On Friday 3/18, they play 5th seeded Arizona (27-7) at 1:45 pm CDT in Tulsa.
Go Tigers Go!
Ironically….or not, this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has an interesting and long story about ex-Tiger and current Kentucky Basketball coach John Calipari. The title is: Too Slick, Too Loud, Too Successful. Why John Calipari Can’t Catch A Break.
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Lifeblood and the Memphis Tigers have teamed up for a winning season! Get this great long sleeved ‘New Blood’ tee when you make a blood donation at area Lifeblood donor centers. Then wear it to win great prizes at the Tiger basketball games through the end of the year. It’s easy as 1…2…3…
1. Print the New Blood voucher at this link.
2. With your voucher in hand, make a blood donation at any Mid-South Lifeblood donor center.
3. Wear your ‘New Blood’ tee to the Memphis Tigers home games.
When you show your Tiger Pride by wearing your ’New Blood’ tee to a home game until 12/31/09, you’re eligible to win an iPod Nano or at the 12/31 Memphis v. Tennessee game, an iPod Touch.
Be Positive! (B+) Go Tigers!
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Yesterday, June 25, 2009, was a big news day in Memphis, and the world. At 11:30am cdt, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced that he was resigning from mayor to run for the 9th Congressional Seat. About that same time, news came from California that Farrah Fawcett (62) had passed away after her struggle with cancer. WREG held most of the Young and Restless lead-in ratings to win the time period.
|Station Network||Time / Program||Household RTG / Sh|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||1130-12n Herenton News Conf||8.7 / 19.4|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||12-1230p Midday News||8.5 / 27.5|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||12-1p Midday News||3.8 / 7.8|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||11a-12n Midday News||3.8 / 8.6|
|WHBQ ch. 13 FOX||11-1130a Midday News||2.0 / 4.7|
Late afternoon, we found out that Michael Jackson (50) had unexpectedly died from cardiac arrest. This news along with the earlier news about Fawcett and Herenton added to the viewer interest for the evening and late news. WMC was the winner for all 3 newscasts.
|Station Network||Time / Program||Household RTG / Sh|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||5-530p News||7.9 / 13.1|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||5-530p News||6.9 / 11.4|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||5-530p News||5.3 / 8.9|
|WHBQ ch. 13 FOX||5-6p News||5.5 / 8.9|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||6-630p News||11.1 / 17.4|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||6-630p News||7.8 / 12.2|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||6-630p News||2.1 / 3.3|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||10-1035p 10p News||10.3 / 14.4|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||10-1035p 10p News||8.3 / 11.6|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||10-1035p 10p News||4.0 / 5.6|
|WHBQ ch. 13 FOX||9-10p 9p News||5.9 / 7.8|
|WLMT ch. 30 CW||9-945p 9p News||4.5 / 6.0|
The networks scrambled to put special programming together about Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson for prime time, pre-empting some of the scheduled programs, Below are the National overnight ratings and viewers as well as the local Memphis overnight ratings. There is a big difference between the national winners and the local winners.
|National Nielsen Overnights for 6/25/09|
|Network||9p edt/8p cdt Program||Household RTG / Sh||A18-49 RTG / Sh||A 18-34 RTG / Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|ABC||20/20: Michael Jackson||3.9 / 7||1.7 / 5||1.1 / 4||5.711|
|CBS||CSI (Rerun)||5.5 / 9||1.6 / 5||1.0 / 3||8.505|
|NBC||Dateline: Michael Jackson||3.5 / 6||1.7 / 5||1.3 / 4||5.245|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance||4.2 / 7||2.5 / 7||2.4 / 8||6.862|
|Network||10p edt/9p cdt Program||Household RTG / Sh||A18-49 RTG / Sh||A 18-34 RTG / Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|ABC||20/20: Farrah Fawcett||5.6 / 10||2.3 / 7||1.3 / 4||8.23|
|CBS||Special: Michael Jackson||5.0 / 9||2.0 / 6||1.3 / 4||7.566|
|NBC||Dateline: Farrah Fawcett||1.6 / 5||0.9 / 3||5.826|
|Memphis Nielsen Overnights for 6/25/09|
|Station Network||Time / Program||Household RTG / Sh|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||8-9p Dateline: Michael Jackson||7.0 / 9.9|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||8-9p CSI (Rerun)||5.6 / 8.1|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||8-9p 20/20 Michael Jackson||4.4 / 6.3|
|WHBQ ch. 13 FOX||8-9p So You Think You Can Dance||2.5 / 3.7|
|WMC ch. 5 NBC||9-10p Dateline: Farrah Fawcett||7.2 / 9.5|
|WREG ch. 3 CBS||9-10p Special: Michael Jackson||4.9 / 6.4|
|WPTY ch. 24 ABC||9-10p 20/20 Farrah Fawcett||4.7 / 6.2|
|From tvbythenumbers.com and medialifemagazine.com|
|Nielsen TV Ratings|
The information not listed here was the NBA Draft where the Memphis Grizzlies drafted Hasheem Thabeet #2, DeMarre Carroll #27 and Sam Young #36. Other exciting draft news was Memphis Tigers Tyreke Evans was drafted by Sacramento #4 and Robert Dozier was drafted by Miami #60.
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Is John Calipari posturing to receive more from the University of Memphis, or is he ready to kiss Memphis good-bye? There has been so much buzz today in the sports world, locally and nationally. Will John Calipari stay at the University of Memphis or will he take the coveted position of head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky? This will be updated as information becomes available.
Last Friday when Calipari returned from the loss to Missouri in the sweet sixteen in the NCAA Tournament, the Commercial Appeal quoted Cal, “Memphis is where I want to coach. . . When we win, and everybody loves to win, players go to the pros, and there are people that will come at me,” Calipari said Thursday night after his team’s 102-91 loss to Missouri in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. “That’s just how it is. I’m happy, happy with the program, happy with the people. I love Memphis. And like I said, I just need to kick back and hide from everybody for a couple days.”
A WREG story states, “former WREG TV sports Director George Lapides says Johnson said Calipari is still a U of M coach but asked if he will be at the end of the day, Johnson reportedly replied “No”.
Another story from WPTY says, “University of Memphis Head Basketball Coach John Calipari is sounding like he will follow the money to the University of Kentucky. That is the statement made to MyEyewitnessNews.com by a member of this year’s Tigers team following a team meeting with the coach. “Yes, we met with him. He was talking like he was going to leave,” was the quote from the player who attended this morning’s meeting.”
And the Commercial Appeal reports, “While Calipari did not say explicitly what he planned to do, some players left the meeting convinced that Calipari would take the job, according to a source. Calipari told the team that Kentucky was the Notre Dame of basketball.”
WMCTV.com says , “A source close to situation tells Action News 5′s Jarvis Greer that University of Memphis basketball head coach John Calipari will leave the Tigers to take the job of head coach at the University of Kentucky.” It goes on to say, ”Players Wesley Witherspoon and Roburt Sallie are expected to transfer to Kentucky along with Calipari. Willie Kemp and Pierre Henderson-Niles will stay with the Tigers. Shawn Taggart will pass up his final year of eligibility and will graduate in May.”
WPTY reports from the UK student newspaper, “Apparently, Calipari could not resist the lure of what he calls ‘the Notre Dame of college basketball.’ He has rejected the counter offer from Memphis and will sign on and be introduced as the new Wildcats’ head coach as soon as late this afternoon. The contract is rumored to be worth about $40 million over six years, an NCAA-record $6.67 million per anum.”
Update: 3/31/09 11:15am: According to this Commercial Appeal story, John Calipari was seen this morning with friends at Gibson’s Donuts in Memphis. Calipari said, “In addition to Kentucky, Arizona came after him over the weekend offering not a salary but a blank check. Calipari said, “No thanks.” And went on to say, “He loves Memphis but is drawn to the history and prestige of Kentucky. Calipari said it’s one of five programs — along with North Carolina, Duke, UCLA and Kansas — any coach would have to consider.”
“Things will be OK here,” he said. And also “Taking the job is the easy part of the decision. Leaving here is the hard part.” The story says, “He said he hadn’t made up his mind. He was going to drive around Memphis today and decide this afternoon.”
Update: 4/1/09 9:00am: Done deal! John Calipari is the new head coach at the University of Kentucky. Calipari said several times how emotional and difficult the decision to leave Memphis was. He’ll be back in Memphis at noon to have a press conference with the University of Memphis. Memphis will be kissed good-bye! Good luck Cal!
The University of Memphis Tigers won the first round game of the NCAA Tournament with Roburt Sallie scoring a career high 35 points…not just a career high, but the most points ever scored by a Memphis Tiger in an NCAA Tournament game. Sallie’s 35 points included 10 3-pointers. The Tigers beat Cal St. Northridge Matadors 81-70.
For all of you sports fans, there’s plenty of live sporting events in Memphis this week. If you can’t get to the game, you can watch most on TV or cable.
Tuesday 12/30 at 7 pm, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns at the FedEx Forum. Or watch on Sports South.
Wednesday 12/31 at 1 pm, Memphis Tigers vs. Northeastern at the FedEx Forum. Or watch on CSS.
Thursday 1/1, a day to kick back at home and watch the games on TV.
Friday 1/2 at 7 pm, Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs at the FedEx Forum. Or watch on FSN South.
Saturday 1/3 at 7 pm, Memphis Tigers vs. Lamar at the FedEx Forum. Or watch on CSS.
Sunday 1/4 at 3 pm, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas at the FedEx Forum.
If that’s not enough, Tuesday 1/6 at 7 pm, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota and Wednesday 1/7 at 8 pm, Memphis Tigers vs. Marshall both at the FedEx Forum.
And for you hockey fans, the Mississippi Riverkings will play at home on Wednesday 12/31 and Friday 1/2.