July 2008 Archives

August Calendar Wallpaper Added

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Calendar wallpaper for August has been added to

There are four different Memphis calendars to choose from featuring schedules from Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Volleyball. In addition 2008 wallpaper has also been added on the Men's and Women's Soccer pages and the Volleyball page.

Fans can access the calendar wallpaper by clicking on the "Wallpaper" link on the left side bar or by clicking here.

Summer Update #6

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Wow, over a month between posts...sorry about that, but July has pretty much found the women's basketball staff out and on the road. They had a few days to take a break from the road, but are just starting to trickle back in to the office.

The traffic is really starting to pick up in the AOB. I've seen a lot of the girls walking through on their way to the business office to turn in their book receipts for the summer session that is currently under way. And believe it or not, football reports to camp on Sunday night. It'll be a busy couple of days of meetings for the fall athletes, but that means summer has officially come to an end for a lot of AOB staffers.

Rumor throughthe grapevine regarding the women's basketball schedule is that one exhibition game and one non-conference game have been added to the draft of the schedule that's put together right now. Hopefully we'll have a schedule to share with everyone soon, but I will tell you to mark down Nov. 28-29th for the Women's Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament and it looks like right now, our home opener could be Nov. 14th. With Memphis hosting the Conference USA volleyball championships, the Elma Roane Fieldhouse will have a busy November and will hosts quite a few games/matches in a really short time span. It's a real balancing act to keep the facility set up for both volleyball and women's basketball and the student managers for both teams do a great job of getting stuff broke down from one practice and set up for the next one.

And while not women's basketball-related (yet), please check out our volleyball, and men's and women's soccer pages. On Tuesday we taped the first of what will be weekly "Virtual Coaches TV Shows" through the All-Access part of the website. Jeff Brightwell, voice of our women's basketball team, was the host with all three of the head coaches (M&W Soccer, volleyball), and all three pre-season shows are being offered for free. We will stream as many home games this season as our one-camera and short-staffed video department can swing, and Brightwell will also voice the play-by-play for both soccers and volleyball for select games.

C-USA Football Players Visit St. Jude

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As part of Conference USA's community service effort, players who were in Memphis for Media Day this weekend had a very informative tour of St. Jude Children's Research hospital Monday morning. Clinton McDonald and Maurice Jones represented the Tigers as the group gathered outside at 9 a.m. and spent just over two hours at the facility. We all toured the various patient areas and also learned quite a bit on the lab floor about Parkinson's disease and the Bird Flu. The end of our tour was the most memorable as we met a little seven-year-old boy who was in his third battle with cancer in his short life time. The tour hit home a little more for those of us associated with the Tiger program knowing how lucky Stacy Jones was to have been treated in this amazing hospital a year ago. You could tell that there is so much thought that goes into not just treating the patients, but in making them feel as comfortable as possible while they battle the various diseases they are there for.

St. Jude Research Hospital Visit Photo Gallery

Brightwell's Blog #31

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Happy birthday to Stan Bronson Jr. A big "How are you"! In honor of Stan. Great to see Stan celebrating his 80th birthday today and hope to see you at the Murphy Complex this afternoon. I bet you could count on one hand the number of people who have spent more time at South Campus than Stan, he certainly has been a fixture in the University's history.

Let's catch up on how our baseball players are doing in their summer leagues.

Adam McClain Luray Wranglers, Valley League, .250ba, 5hr, 24rbi ALL STAR

Cole Shelton, Woodstock River Bandits, Valley League, .228, 2hr, 12rbi

Brach Davis, Woodstock River Bandits, Valley League, 2-2, 6 starts, 4.70era, 35k's

Tyler Huelsing, Brazos Valley Brahmas, Texas Collegiate League .274, 10rbi, 3sb

Chad Zurcher, Northshore Navigators, New England Collegiate, .239, 3rbi

Worth Tate, Danville Dans, Central Illinois Collegiate, 1-3, 13games, 5.79era,

Chris Novikoff, Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, Florida Collegiate, 0-2, 8.57era, 5starts,

Hope your summer is going well.

2008 Football Media Guide Now Online

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The 2008 Memphis Football Media Guide is now available to download and view online at Individual sections of the 208 page guide are available in PDF format.

Fans can access the media guide by clicking on the "2008 Media Guide" link on the right side bar on the football page or by clicking here.

Brightwell's Blog #30

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Hope your summer is going well. I've had enough off-season and am ready to get back to work. I've started running this summer and am up to 3-miles per day, I'm trying to shape-up for the Lady Tiger's trip to the Bahamas this December.

Thought I'd give you all an update on our Tiger baseball pros.

Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins, National League .289, 23hr, 58rbi, 4sb

Johnathan Leicester, Norfolk Tides, AAA, International League (Orioles) 2-8, 6.17era

Ryan O'Malley, Birmingham Barons, AA, Southern League, (White Sox) 2-2, 4.79era, 11games, 32k's

Brent Dlugach, (Tigers Organization) Injured

Jarrett Grube, Tulsa Drillers, AA, Texas League (Rockies) 2-1, 5.20era, 26games

Derek Hankins, Altoona Curve, AA, Eastern League (Pirates) 1-5, 3.84era

Bill Edwards, Arkansas Travelers,AA, -Texas League (Angels) 0-2, 4.62era, 19games

Adam Amar, Auburn Double Days, A-Short Season, NY-Penn League, Blue Jays .313, 2hr, 7rbi, 12 games

Scott McGregor, Batavia Muckdogs, A-Short Season, NY-Penn League (Cardinals) IR

Will Hudgens, Billings Mustangs, Rookie Pioneer League (Reds) 2-0, 5.40era, 2games

Neil Schenk, Hudson Valley Renegades, A-Short Season, NY-Penn League, (Rays) 0-0, 4.50era, 6games, 10k's

Chris Kirkland, AZL Mariners, Rookie Arizona League, (Mariners) 1-0, 2.25era, 3games

Kevin House, Edmonton Cracker Cats, Independent, .245, 3hr, 19rbi, 9sb, 30games

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