most intriguing story to the non-football media during the three- day event. Despite his impressive production with the Tigers the 24-year-old Sam was considered a likely final-day pick or high-priority free agent due to size and athletic ..... that, selecting him with the first of two compensatory choices at No. 249 overall, seven spots before Mr. Irrelevant, Memphis free safety Lonnie Ballentine, was crowned. "I don't have any concern whatsoever," Fisher said after the selection
Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine is Mr. Irrelevant, taken by Houston Texans with the final pick in the draft. Houston opened ..... Newport Beach, California, this summer. The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Ballentine had 58 tackles last season for the Tigers .
Sam became one of the most intriguing stories during the three-day event. Despite his impressive production with the Tigers , the 24-year-old was considered a likely final-day pick due to size and athletic limitations. "Surprised he was ..... draft-day trade with Cleveland. The draft concluded with the Houston Texans bestowing the title of "Mr. Irrelevant" on Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine by making him the 256th and final choice.
two stadiums as part of its 12-game 2014 schedule. The Tigers will play three times at LP Field, home of the Tennessee ..... opponent Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 1). In addition, the Tigers will play three times on campus at Hale Stadium, affectionately ..... at Alabama State, TBA Sept. 13, at Jackson State (at Memphis , Tenn.), 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Tennessee Tech (Hale Stadium
Stories and Blogs
immediately brought back memories of the 2008 title game, when a Memphis team coached by Calipari struggled down the stretch against Kansas. In that game, the Jayhawks fouled the poor-shooting Tigers when they had to rally late in regulation. Memphis responded by missing four of its final five free throws. And
for a touchdown -- and three fumble recoveries. The Atlanta native split his collegiate career between Florida State and Memphis . He registered 145 tackles, five interceptions, and one sack in four seasons with the Seminoles and Tigers .
16th-seed Coastal Carolina (70-59) and eighth-seed Memphis (78-60) in their first two tests. Those wins earned them ..... 16 points from Joe Harris, in Virginia's dismantling of Memphis . The Cavaliers connected on 55.6 percent of their shots ..... owned a 40-28 edge on the glass. They also limited the Tigers to 40.7 percent shooting, including a 3-of-13 showing
top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis 78-60 on Sunday night, earning its ..... and shutting down the eighth-seeded Tigers (24-10) at nearly every turn ..... reasons were all on display against a Memphis team eager to speed up the Cavaliers ..... to-do list, steadily overpowering the Tigers with confident efficiency. They knocked ..... never get an easy layup on them." Memphis was looking for its first trip to the ..... this year would be different and the Tigers would get two NCAA wins. Instead
loss in the third round. When the Tigers pushed the ball upcourt to take a quick shot, they often came up empty. Memphis shot 41 percent, went 3 of 13 from ..... played tough in the paint to contest Tigers drives. They patiently ran their offense to make Memphis defend deep into the shot clock, then ..... Nichols scored 15 points to lead the Tigers . Memphis came in looking for its first trip