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Go Tigers! The University of Memphis Spirit Squads welcome you to the website for the cheerleading and dance teams as well as our Pouncer mascots.

Tiger Game Day

Some of the most recognizable groups on game day are the Tiger Spirit Squads who are charged with creating excitement for the fans. The pride that these groups show each game shines through from the start of the contest to the final seconds of the game clock.

The University of Memphis fields competitive cheer and dance teams. The Coed squad has continued to be one of the top D1A schools at the UCA National Collegiate Championships. The coed team placed second in the small coed division in 2015 after winning its first national championship in 2015. One of the most talented dance teams in the nation, the Memphis Pom squad has amassed 14 national titles over the years.(national titles 1986-94,2000, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 and runner-up 2005, 2010). The dance team competes in hip-hop and Pom categories, but this year, also competed in the jazz category.

Also part of the cheerleading squad, Pouncer can be seen energizing the crowds from the playing field/court and through the stands. Game day would not be complete without spotting Pouncer heckling the opponent's mascot, or mugging for photos with the youngest Tiger fans.

Though the presence of the various spirit groups on campus may not determine whether the Tigers win or lose a game, they are all uniquely important in creating a fan-friendly atmosphere and in representing their University and their Tigers.

Appearance Request

Would you like the Tiger cheerleaders, pom squad or Pouncer to make an appearance at your school, office, community service function or private party? Requests should be made at least four weeks prior to the event. Please fill out the form below and fax it to the University of Memphis Spirit Squads Director at 901-678-4134 in order for your request to be considered. There will be fees imposed in making the appearance. The current appearance fee as of April, 2015, is $100 per hour for Pouncer and cheer and Pom are $400 for up to three hours.

Download a .pdf of the request form HERE.

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