Editorial Results (free)
1. Grizzlies’ Poor Draft History In Focus With Lottery Pick
- Friday, May 11, 2018
When the NBA Draft Lottery is held on Tuesday, May 15, in Chicago, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley will be watching on TV. The lottery show will air at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN, should you be inclined to join Conley and root along.
2. SEC and Alabama Again Dominate NFL Draft
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The dominance of SEC football might come into question on a particular Saturday or during a specific postseason. But not during the NFL Draft as general managers time and again treat the league as the next-closest thing to pro football.
3. Pruitt Pumped Up for ‘Exciting’ Spring Game
- Friday, April 20, 2018
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt loosened up a bit as the Vols went through spring practices last week, talking at length about individual players for the first time.
Big deal? Yeah, probably for media and fans starved for information about Pruitt’s first team of Vols.
4. Who Starts on Defense? You’ll Have to Wait
- Friday, April 6, 2018
Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t been afraid to change things around during his first spring practice as Tennessee’s head football coach.
5. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
6. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
7. Alabama is Media’s Overwhelming Pick To Win SEC Title
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Twice in the previous three years, SEC media correctly predicted the SEC champion. Both times, they did it by picking Alabama (2014, 2016). They went with Alabama again this year, predicting the Crimson Tide to defeat Georgia in the SEC title game.
8. Power Pitching, Hitting Goal Of New UT Baseball Coach
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tony Vitello wants to put a Power T in Tennessee baseball, and with it a yearly contender for SEC championships and NCAA tournament bids.
The new UT baseball coach was introduced last Friday at Tennessee’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium. He emphasized power pitching and power hitting as part of his rebuilding plan.
9. Last Word: Derailed, The View From Pyramid Harbor and New History
- Friday, April 14, 2017
“Do Not Occupy” notices posted Thursday afternoon on most but not all of the newly-opened Railgarten complex on Central Avenue east of Cooper in Midtown. Local code officers acted after questions about whether the owners of the complex had approval for intermodal containers being used as part of the structure. The restaurant part of the structure in what was once an ice house remains open. There was already a lot of grumbling from neighbors about the music volume and late hours as well as parking for the development
10. Cars Line Up to See Wildfire-Ravaged Tennessee City; 13 Dead
- Monday, December 5, 2016
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.
11. Spanish McGregor Walk A Gasol-Conley Production
- Friday, November 18, 2016
Put aside the big contracts the Grizzlies gave center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley. Because truth is, although the Grizzlies could pay them more as returning agents, Conley and Gasol also could have earned rich deals in bigger cities where the rosters were closer to being title-ready.
12. Grizzlies, Fizdale Learning More Than One Way to Win
- Friday, November 11, 2016
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay and teammate Gary Harris had trapped the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley as he received an inbounds pass with less than 11 seconds left in the game. Harris stripped the ball from Conley – perhaps fouling him, though there was no foul call – and passed the ball ahead.
13. Last Word: The Day After The Bridge, Big River Plans and the U of M Train Tracks
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The lure of the bridge was tempting some of the organizers of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the day after the protest that drew thousands.
14. In Memphis, We’d Rather Move the 3-Point Line Up
- Friday, June 10, 2016
While the Cleveland Cavaliers must be lauding NBA concussion protocol and the cover that gave them for keeping Kevin Love off the court in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, let’s look forward to possible NBA rule tweaks as soon as next season.
15. Dave Joerger: The NBA’s Invisible Man
- Friday, April 29, 2016
Congratulations to Golden State’s Steve Kerr. You can’t say he wasn’t a worthy recipient for NBA Coach of the Year.
16. Memphis Startup Economy Felt Nationally
- Friday, April 15, 2016
A couple of years ago you wouldn’t find many Memphians in the startup world crisscrossing the United States over the course of a year, let alone on a single day.
On Thursday, March 10, our community crossed a new milestone as startup ecosystem participants made their way to showcase their work and build new global relationships that would power their businesses into the future. They pitched their businesses. Exchanged best practices. Spoke on panels. Closed deals.
17. Remember the Warriors? Yes, as Long as They Win It All
- Friday, April 8, 2016
The Golden State Warriors may not break, or even tie, the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from the 1995-96 season. By the time you read this, if it is after the San Antonio Spurs play at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, April 7, the mathematics for shattering the record may have turned on them.
18. Born Ready? Grizz Players, Brass Given No Choice
- Friday, March 25, 2016
This is not a Grizzlies season to remember. It is a Grizzlies season impossible to forget.
For Chris Wallace, who is living the life of “GM, The Bargain Hunter.”
19. Grizz in Full-On Survival Mode Now
- Friday, March 11, 2016
Starting point guard Mike Conley remains out with a sore foot. His backup, Mario Chalmers, may have ruptured his Achilles. Chalmers left the locker room in Boston on Wednesday night, March 9, in a wheelchair. In context, perhaps so did the rest of the Grizzlies’ season.
20. Confident Serrano Playing for Future at UT
- Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t setting the bar too high when he met with the media for his 2016 preseason press conference.
Serrano made that mistake before the 2015 season with talk of reaching an NCAA regional and perhaps Omaha, Nebraska, site of the College World Series.
21. Father Time Beats Them All, Every Time
- Friday, December 4, 2015
Perfect timing is almost never an option. And when it is, the superstar athlete probably won’t recognize it.
Michael Jordan could have walked away after the last championship with the Chicago Bulls, would have been a storybook ending.
22. Trust in Tigers Hoops? For Now, Yes
- Friday, November 20, 2015
What food and water are to the human condition, hope is to a new University of Memphis basketball season.
There is no surviving without it.
So that 84-78 loss to No. 8 Oklahoma at FedExForum was much more than a close, well-played basketball game on a November Tuesday afternoon as part of ESPN’s annual 24-hour marathon.
23. Tony Allen: Memphis Pitchman in More Ways Than One
- Friday, September 4, 2015
He can turn up just about anywhere, do just about anything.
The NBA knows this because everyone has seen Tony Allen inside Klay Thompson’s jersey and Kevin Durant’s head.
24. The Joy of Tony Allen; Inflategate Worse Than Deflategate
- Friday, May 8, 2015
Wading in with a few quick takes …
If I had the money and the inclination to open up a bar on Beale Street, the name is set: One-Eyed Charlie.
Mike Conley’s masked-man performance in Game 2 as the Grizzlies defeated Golden State to even their Western Conference playoff series at 1-1 now stands atop the list of true grit-n-grind moments. And for the record, playing point guard with a broken face > than pitching with a bloody sock.
25. Grizzlies’ Worries Shouldn’t Include Tony’s Temper
- Friday, March 6, 2015
What, you expected this Grizzlies season to be all wine and roses? Or in the Memphis vernacular, all microbrew and barbecue?
The NBA season does not work like that. Not even for the really, really good teams.
26. Watching Kobe’s Empty-the-Clip Tour
- Friday, November 14, 2014
For those first few minutes, Kobe Bryant was toying with us. He passed the ball and he passed up shots – open and otherwise.
The crowd last Tuesday night at FedExForum seemed unnerved by this. Let’s face it, whether you come wearing a white No. 50 Zach Randolph jersey or a purple and gold No. 24 Lakers jersey, you come to see Kobe be true to his DNA.
27. Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz
- Friday, October 10, 2014
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
Veteran. Elder statesman. Old guy. Those were Carter’s own words when describing his exit in Dallas this summer, after owner Mark Cuban put a three-year, $46.1 million offer sheet in front of 25-year-old Chandler Parsons. The Benefactor indeed.
28. New Logistics Venture Lands $250,000 Investment
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
Start Co.’s “Summer of Acceleration” already has proven a success for at least one startup that’s participated in one of the organization’s accelerators this year.
29. LeBron’s Contract: Best Bargain in Sports
- Friday, July 11, 2014
The money can drive you crazy, if you let it. Each day in Memphis we’re reading about “blue flu” and the city’s ongoing financial crisis.
With that as our local backdrop, it’s easy to become disgusted with the LeBron James sweepstakes that sort of looks like a steel cage (no, make that bank vault) death match between glitzy Miami/slick Pat Riley and hardscrabble Cleveland/thin-skinned Dan Gilbert.
30. Pera’s Just Following Sports Owner Formula
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Until recently, I figured if I ever won a huge lottery and became a gazillionaire, I would indulge my sports fantasy of owning a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
But everyone draws a line somewhere, and I don’t want to pay for the nasal strips on general principle. (California Chrome is just the frontrunner of this movement.)
31. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing
- Friday, May 9, 2014
Just so there is no misunderstanding, let me answer this question first:
Do I believe NBA Playoff games are actually fixed?
No, I do not. I don’t think that Commissioner Adam Silver now, or David Stern before him, is sitting in the rafters of NBA arenas and pulling strings that make puppets, er, officials, blow whistles when someone deigns to breathe on LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
32. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.
33. King College Becoming King University
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – King College is changing its name to King University.
The college in Bristol, Tenn., opened in 1867, but has grown rapidly since 2005, doubling the number of students to 2,400.
34. Hill Leaders May Punt Spending Bills to Next Year
- Friday, July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the agenda for a postelection lame duck session of Congress already stacked high, congressional leaders are considering lightening the load by punting much of the remaining budget work of Congress to next year.
35. Testimony Ends in Fed Drug Trial
- Friday, March 16, 2012
After five weeks of testimony, the last witness testified Wednesday, March 14, in the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis federal court.
He was Vacha Vaughn, a high-level member of the organization who was shot in a 2004 robbery by men dressed as police officers. Three years later, he was a target of the organization itself because he was believed to be cooperating with authorities.
36. Drug Jury Must Choose ‘Whose Truth’
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Someone has been lying during the trial of two alleged hit men in the Craig Petties drug organization – a trial now ending its sixth week in Memphis federal court.
- Thursday, February 8, 2007
The Animal Protection Association is holding its annual Feral February event. This program offers services such as spaying, neutering and rabies shots for feral (alley) cats. The cost is $25. For more information or to donate, call Barbara Standing at 210-1328 or visit www.spaymemphis.com.
38. Ward Named Judge of the Year by Bar Association
- Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association recently presented Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward its judge of the year award. Ward presides over Division 9 of Shelby County's 30th Judicial District. Ward was appointed to the bench in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant public defender and in private practice. Ward's bachelor's degree in law enforcement and his law degree are both from the University of Memphis.
39. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative fo...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...