John Calipari won a NIT Championship as coach of the Memphis Tigers. Six years later his team played for an NCAA Championship. Can Penny repeat history?
Sunday Will be the ‘Most Important’ Game for Penny and the Tigers, Until the Next One
Sunday will be the ‘most important’ game of Penny Hardaway’s coaching career. I break down why Memphis will win and revisit some other ‘important games’ in recent Tiger history.
Two Cents: Third Ranked Tigers Prowling Below National Radar (2/15/06)
Memphis vs. Eeerbody. That refrain is real, and this column from February of 2005 details how disrespected the third ranked Tiger basketball team was.
Two Cents: Sometimes, Winning Can be a Very Bad Thing (4/14/06)
I ponder the benefits of losing games over winning them when it comes to playoff seedings, with a side diatribe about Calipari in this April, 2006 column.
Two Cents: Sometimes Sports is the Only Way Out for Troubled Youngsters (1/21/05)
Column from January 2005 making the case for sports as an outlet for troubled youth.
Two Cents: The Numbers Don’t Lie, Heath Should Stay (3/9/2005)
Column defending Razorbacks’ basketball coach Stan Heath (and the Memphis Tigers’ John Calipari) from March, 2005.