Tiger Hoops Billboards Up Around Memphis
July 25, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tiger hoops is getting posterized, or make it billboardized - and in a good way.
The 2007-08 University of Memphis basketball season is still four months away from tipping off, but the buzz for the much-anticipated season will surely get louder with the unveiling of Tiger hoops billboards around the city Wednesday. There are 13 billboards at 15 locations throughout Memphis.
Some of the Tigers' returning players are featured on the billboards with catch phrases. For example, one has Antonio Anderson shooting a free throw with the slogan, Remember The Alamodome, to highlight his game-winning charity tosses in the thrilling 65-64 win over Texas A&M in last year's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game. A billboard that will catch many fans' eyes is the one that has only a photo of a rose.
All billboards have the Memphis Athletic Ticket Office number, which is 678-2331, for fans to purchase $100 terrace level season tickets at FedExForum.
The Tigers have 19 scheduled home dates (18 regular season games, 1 exhibition) at FedExForum in 2007-08, including contests against Arizona, Georgetown, Gonzaga and Tennessee. Memphis also hosts two rounds (four games) in the 2K College Hoops Classic (Benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer).
"These billboards were an awesome idea, and my hope is that it gets the city even more excited about their team," said head coach John Calipari. "Like I've already said, I believe the $100 season ticket package for the terrace level is one of the best deals I know of. We are still planning some things for fans that purchase the $100 terrace level season tickets to make it an event for them."
The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com's and CBSSportsline.com's summer polls, return five starters from their 2006-07 squad that posted a 33-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Memphis swept the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles for a second-straight year in 2006-07.