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1. Memphis Takes Pounding in Opener With Spurs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Memphis Grizzlies were not alone in their unmitigated defeat. The NBA Playoffs started this past weekend and while descriptions of what happened to the Grizzlies within the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio were colorful – “a 106-74 bludgeoning by the San Antonio Spurs” read one account at NBA.com – this was hardly an isolated incident.
2. Grizzlies Reeling with Desperate Bulls in Town Tuesday Night
- Monday, April 04, 2016
Guard Bryce Cotton became the 28th player to take the court for the Memphis Grizzlies this season. And if you didn’t know much about Cotton, yet another 10-day contract signee, you’re in good company.
3. Life Without Marc? Yes, and Grizz Still Have Something to Play For
- Friday, February 12, 2016
In their first game after learning their franchise player had fractured his right foot and would be lost to the team indefinitely – and yes, perhaps for the rest of the season – the Grizzlies reacted just the way that was needed: They went out to Brooklyn and demolished the hapless Nets before starting their All-Star break.
4. Grizzlies Notebook: Conley ‘In Rhythm’ In 1st Game Back
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had a simple goal for his first game back: “I just wanted to not mess up anything, to keep everybody involved and still pick and choose my spots to be aggressive.”
5. Grizzlies Notebook: Zach Randolph Still Mr. Double-Double, Even Off the Bench
- Monday, January 11, 2016
Ever since Memphis coach Dave Joerger decided to have power forward Zach Randolph play off the bench, he has been Mr. Team First and Mr. Positive Attitude.
He also is still capable of being Mr. Double-Double.
6. For Grizzlies, Defense and Mental Toughness Trump Style of Play
- Friday, January 01, 2016
In their last game of the 2015 calendar year, the Memphis Grizzlies had survived an epic fourth-quarter scoring drought, climbed above Marc Gasol’s broad shoulders in overtime, and emerged with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat at a happy FedExForum.
7. Grizzlies Talk New Lineup, Easing Schedule and Christmas Presents
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Feel like Christmas is closing in on you? Feel like you’re being double-teamed – work and all the usual daily responsibilities, plus shopping for family and friends?
The Grizzlies are right there with you. Coach Dave Joerger admits his shopping is not done. Neither is Vince Carter’s, even though he’s been balancing the holidays and the grind of an NBA season for going on 20 years.
8. Going Small, Grizzlies Score Big Against Wizards
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Before the game, Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger confirmed the lineup change that moved power forward Zach Randolph and swingman Tony Allen to the bench and installed forward Matt Barnes and guard Courtney Lee as starters – and left forward Jeff Green as a starter – wasn’t just a one-time whim while in Miami.
9. Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82
- Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.
Imagine if they had lost.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the Spurs held on to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.
10. Ugly Beginning: Grizz Start Season With 30-Point Loss to Cleveland
- Friday, October 30, 2015
It was two hours before tip-off of the first game of the Memphis Grizzlies’ season. Fans were not yet inside FedExForum, but there was an air of anticipation because in the pro sports world opening night is like its own New Year’s Day.
11. Together Again
- Saturday, October 24, 2015
To look ahead to next season, we must first go back to last season. To that heady time when the Grizzlies held a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals.
12. Grizz May Be Able to Speed Up A Few Minutes at a Time
- Friday, October 09, 2015
It meant nothing – the final score, the individual stats … none of it mattered. And yet when the Grizzlies ran out for the first preseason game of the 2015-16 season, before a half-empty FedExForum on Tuesday Oct. 6, it felt good and it felt right.
13. After Trying to Just Fit In, Jeff Green Looks to Make Bigger Impact on Grizz
- Friday, October 02, 2015
Center Marc Gasol looks at Jeff Green and sees what does not exist anywhere else on the Grizzlies’ veteran, often plodding, roster.
14. Veteran Grizzlies Working Hard to Prevent Injuries
- Thursday, October 01, 2015
Just before the Grizzlies departed for California and the start of their preseason training camp this week, point guard Mike Conley explained why he was going to continue wearing that mask. You know, the one he made famous with his superhero performance in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals when the Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors on their home floor.
15. Tony Allen: Starting Doesn’t Matter … 'I Showed That Already'
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
Training camp for the Memphis Grizzlies is just three weeks away.
When its starts, All-Star center Marc Gasol will be safely back in the fold after having signed a long-term extension over the summer. The Grizzlies will have added a veteran big man in Brandan Wright and another wing player in Matt Barnes, once part of the enemy that is the Los Angeles Clippers.
16. New Closing Regulations Create Title Company Anxiety
- Saturday, August 01, 2015
Real estate is still hot in the Nashville area, with July expected to be another record month. Even so, showings seem to be slowing, and listings mounting.
With a little luck, buyers may soon have options.
17. Buying a House? Here’s 12 Things You Must Do
- Saturday, July 04, 2015
Anyone buying any home anywhere should have a checklist of things to do. In this area, there are several.
• Get a home inspection. Old or new, things may not be what they seem. As attorney Jean Harrison says of new homes, “Passing codes means they got at least a D-.” A home that has been pre-inspected could have serious flaws undiscovered by the seller’s inspector.
18. Sales Volume Raises Risk of Closing Snafus
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ May sales data show sales continuing to rise.
There were 3,558 closings, up 15.6 percent from last May. In comparison, there were 1,783 closings in May 2009. So closings have almost doubled since the Recession. And, as everyone knows, inventory has dropped dramatically.
19. Next Step: Returning Grizzlies Have to Be Better
- Friday, May 29, 2015
The possible return or exit of All-NBA First Team center Marc Gasol won’t be known for a while. So for our purposes today, let’s assume Gasol takes the mostly likely free agent path and signs a two-year deal with the Grizzlies that allows him to opt out after next season.
20. Reality Change
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
“The ecosystem of the team is always live and is always shifting. You have to be able to adjust with whatever the situation might be at the time.”
– Marc Gasol
Roll those words from Marc Gasol over in your mind. Hold them up to the light so you can see them from every possible angle, so you can find hope, fear, inspiration, desperation and, last but not least, ambiguity and mystery.
21. Last Stand: Only a Game 6 Victory Can Keep Grizzlies’ Season Alive
- Friday, May 15, 2015
With Tony Allen on the bench because of a strained hamstring and thus not available to wander through the junior dance team’s routine or to harass Golden State guard Klay Thompson, the crowd at Oracle Arena for Game 5 needed another target.
22. Grizz Aim to Make Memorable Win the Start of Long, Grinding Series
- Friday, May 08, 2015
They have made a memory. No matter what happens going forward, the Memphis Grizzlies have earned a measure of respect that cannot be stripped away like Tony Allen taking the ball from Klay Thompson.
23. Without Conley, Grizzlies Use Team Effort to Take Out Portland
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Zach Randolph scored the first six points of the game – “throw it to the hand” being an immediate and excellent choice.
Marc Gasol finished with a double-double – 26 points and 14 rebounds – and afterward spoke of team defense being the key component in the victory, saying, “It’s always our key.”
24. Shoot to Score: Lee and Grizzlies Find Touch and Go Up 2-0 on Portland
- Friday, April 24, 2015
Plenty of NBA players need to shoot less. But pretty much everyone on the Grizzlies roster is in agreement that guard Courtney Lee needs to shoot more.
And they told Lee so on a night when he would finish with 18 points, hitting on 8-of-11 shots from the floor, 2-of-3 from 3-point range.
25. Grizzlies Game 1 Victory ‘Like a Breath of Fresh Air’
- Monday, April 20, 2015
For weeks, maybe months, the Memphis Grizzlies played as though they often didn’t have enough oxygen. It was as though during the last third of the NBA’s 82-game regular season, their air would be cut off at the start of the games, or for a quarter, or when trying to protect a lead.
26. Taking Care of Business
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
The postseason is – take your pick – a new season, the second season, the only season that matters.
But before delving into the Grizzlies’ path in the NBA Playoffs, which starts with the Grizzlies as the 5 seed in a first-round Western Conference matchup up with 4-seed Portland Sunday night at FedExForum, a rewind is in order.
27. Make Some Noise? Grizzlies’ Goals Still Attainable
- Friday, April 03, 2015
Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.
28. Grizzlies’ Carter, Lee Confident Long-Range Shots Will Fall
- Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies take and make fewer 3-point shots than any team in the NBA not named the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yet in the early days of this season, when seemingly everything the Grizzlies did went right, guard Courtney Lee was at the top of the league’s 3-point shooting list and point guard Mike Conley wasn’t far behind.
29. Grizzlies Turnaround Not As Easy as Flipping a Switch
- Friday, March 20, 2015
Consider just one headline from Yahoo Sports to demonstrate how fast a single word in a quote can blow up and get the media and fans alike into panic mode:
“Have the Memphis Grizzlies gone ‘soft’ since going Green?”
30. Three Questions Grizzlies Must Answer to Keep Momentum
- Friday, February 20, 2015
They have banked 39 wins and earned their current standing – emphasis on the word current – as the team with the second-best record in the Western Conference behind Golden State.
So if the playoffs started today….
31. One Team, Two Coaches: Grizzlies A Product of Hollins-Joerger
- Friday, February 13, 2015
Lionel Hollins’ departure from the Grizzlies was awkward, messy, ill-timed and could have been the start of a very disheartening chapter in franchise history.
“It could have been a train wreck, honestly,” point guard Mike Conley said.
32. Grizzlies Dominate Inside in Win Over Atlanta
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Guess which NBA team this player is talking about: “It’s a playoff team. It’s a team that’s going to play hard on every possession. Offensively and defensively they pay attention to executing.” That sounds a lot like what many opposing players passing through FedExForum this season have said about the Grizzlies. But it was Tony Allen talking about the Atlanta Hawks – after the Grizzlies defeated the Eastern Conference’s top team 94-88 here last Sunday night.
33. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
34. Grizz Atop Southwest Division Despite Challenges
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Playing without starting point guard Mike Conley (left wrist sprain) and swingman Tony Allen (left ankle sprain), the Grizzlies pounded the Mavericks 109-90 Tuesday night, Jan. 27, in Dallas and perhaps delivered a message to the rest of the Western Conference:
35. Overtimes, Trade Dominate Grizz Weekend
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies have played a lot of big games and made a lot of moments in recent years at FedExForum. Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, which required two overtimes and included Tony Allen, aka The Grindfather, hugging an inflatable birthday cake as fans serenaded him, was one of the wilder and stranger ones.
36. Losing Streak Ends Impressive Stretch by Grizzlies
- Thursday, December 25, 2014
After the Grizzlies lost to the Chicago Bulls, their second six-game winning streak of the season coming to an end, Mike Conley made a fair point.
37. All-Star Voting Opens, Includes Grizz Players
- Monday, December 15, 2014
The National Basketball Association and Sprint have tipped off NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 and Grizzlies fans can vote for their favorite Grizzlies players, including Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen and Courtney Lee.
38. Prince, Leuer Lead Grizzlies Bench Above the Rim and Under the Radar
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Let’s start with the dunks. Dunks by bench players – Jon Leuer and Tayshaun Prince – who don’t even know from night to night if they will get to play, never mind have an opportunity to catch a sliver of the spotlight.
39. Grizzlies Playing With Dominating ‘Edge’
- Monday, November 24, 2014
After Marc Gasol had demoralized the Los Angeles Clippers – which is what 30 points and 12 rebounds from the Grizzlies’ slimmed-down center will do – coach Doc Rivers noted that Gasol “looked great, he’s playing with an edge. Very serious.”
40. 7 Grizzlies Players Dealing With Stomach Virus
- Friday, November 21, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics.
The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter have been hit with the virus and are questionable for the Boston game.
41. Grizz Want NBA to Know They’re the Real Deal
- Friday, November 21, 2014
It was early. How else do you define an NBA game played on Nov. 17?
But it was important, the game seeming to hold value beyond the single win (which went to the Grizzlies) or the one loss (which went to the Houston Rockets).
42. Pushing Through the Mud, Grizz Start Fast Their Way
- Friday, November 07, 2014
How early is it in this NBA season? Early enough that a coach will reach for a college football analogy.
“This is a team that we have struggled with, going 1-3 with them in our division, a.k.a. the SEC West in football, where we went 4-12 last year.”
43. Grizzlies Brass Has Challenge In Analyzing Player Minutes
- Friday, October 31, 2014
It took but a single game for one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ main dilemmas to present itself. Namely, what’s a coach to do when his starters are playing well and the bench is giving him almost nothing?
44. Allen, Lee Named Grizzlies Starters
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
The guesswork over who would start on the wings for the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 29 in the season opener vs. Minnesota at FedExForum is over. Coach Dave Joerger has named Tony Allen and Courtney Lee starters, joining point guard Mike Conley, power forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol.
45. Allen, Lee Named Grizzlies Starters
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The guesswork over who would start on the wings for the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 29 in the season-opener vs. Minnesota at FedExForum is over.
Head Coach Dave Joerger has named Tony Allen and Courtney Lee starters, joining point guard Mike Conley, power forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol.
46. Allen, Lee Named Grizzlies Starters
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The guesswork over who would start on the wings for the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 29 in the season-opener vs. Minnesota at FedExForum is over. Coach Dave Joerger has named Tony Allen and Courtney Lee starters, joining point guard Mike Conley, power forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol.
47. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
48. 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.
49. Take a Right at Candyland, Cruise Down Memory Lane
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Bill Decker has confessed to committing an “old Nashville” act. The founder of Decker Wealth Management admits he recently gave a friend directions to a certain destination that included a turn at a now-demolished Nashville landmark.
50. 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.
51. Grizzlies Cite Analytics in Adams Pick
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
On draft night, as the questions from reporters all implied the Grizzlies maybe had reached in taking UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams at No. 22, interim general manager Chris Wallace went right to the A-word.
52. Health Choice Selects Jones to Lead Provider Engagement
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
LaTasha Jones has been named director of provider engagement at Health Choice LLC, where she will be responsible for directing and managing the implementation of a clinical integration database for Health Choice providers and practices.
53. Grizz Looking Forward to Next Season’s Grind
- Friday, May 09, 2014
Tony Allen, still believing, had “packed for a three-day trip to L.A.” and another playoff confrontation with the Clippers.
54. Grizz Overcome Adversity, Go Up 2-1
- Friday, April 25, 2014
During one reality-defying stretch in the first half, Tony Allen and Beno Udrih scored 18 straight points for the Memphis Grizzlies.
55. Grizz Nation Rallies Around Entire Team
- Friday, April 25, 2014
It was a natural enough question, but if you’re a Grizzlies fan you had to love the answer.
On Wednesday, April 23, a day before Game 3 of the Grizzlies’ first-round series with Oklahoma City, a visiting reporter asked Tony Allen (who played at Oklahoma State) if he was finding extra motivation from playing the Thunder.
56. Allen, Grizz Ready for Thunder’s Adjustments
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
If Kevin Durant is Superman then Tony Allen is … that’s right, kryptonite. At least that was the contention in at least one Internet headline after Allen rendered Durant mortal in the Grizzlies’ overtime win in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series at Oklahoma City.
57. No Bluffing
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each season the last home game at FedExForum is Fan Appreciation Night and a Grizzlies’ player is charged with grabbing the microphone and walking to center court to say a few words before tip-off.
58. Tony Back to Being Tony in Key Win
- Friday, April 11, 2014
Someday a professor of sports science will write a book on the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen or the good professor’s head will explode in the trying.
59. Wins Come in Various Ways
- Friday, March 14, 2014
One night at FedExForum, the Grizzlies beat Portland by 10 points as they shoot a season-best 56 percent, three players score 17 or more points, and energizer James Johnson never gets on the floor.
60. Hobbled Grizzlies Won’t Go Down Without Fight
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Two years ago, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph returned from a torn MCL in his right knee and essentially finished out the season on one leg.
In other words, Randolph walked – or hobbled – in the high tops that center Marc Gasol now wears as he plays with a brace on his left knee after returning to the court following an MCL sprain that kept him out of 23 games.
61. Grizz Look at Final 30 With Hope for Strong Finish
- Friday, February 14, 2014
As the Grizzlies took their leave from FedExForum, having won their last home game before the NBA All-Star break, forward James Johnson looked toward the next night’s game at Orlando. He made clear that the Grizzlies were not thinking of Disney World or any other fantasyland, but were committed to the work immediately in front of them.
62. Playoffs Implications
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The calendar says the Dallas Mavericks will be at FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Just one game of 82 in the coast-to-coast marathon that is the NBA season.
But it’s a game that has the potential to weigh heavily on the Grizzlies’ ultimate playoff fate. The Mavericks come in sitting in the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference with a record of 28-21.
63. Time a Friend to Grizz
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Sometimes, the NBA season feels too long. It can stretch on and on like a West Texas highway. Or the Grammy Awards.
But for the Memphis Grizzlies, time has been a friend. And somehow, most of us – maybe all of us – forgot how much time there really was.
64. I’m Lucky to Know Bea
- Friday, April 12, 2013
REMARKABLE CONNECTIONS. After last week’s column, Bea dropped me a thoughtful email note as she often does about whatever I’m writing about. My story about Linda Courtney and her son Bill struck a common chord, and Bea wanted to share.
65. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
66. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.
67. Hampton Named Exec. Director of SRVS
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Tyler W. Hampton has been named executive director of SRVS. He previously served as director of operations and director of finance for the agency.
Hometown: Dyer, Ind., but raised in Houston, Texas.
68. Conley, Gay Lead Grizzlies Over Rockets, 93-83
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Tony Allen was determined to stop Rockets leading scorer Kevin Martin.
69. 2 Courts Back TDOT Suspension of 2 Contractors
- Wednesday, November 09, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Two courts in Nashville have backed a decision by state transportation officials to bar two guardrail companies that were implicated in corruption investigations from bidding on projects.
70. Internships Serve as Career ‘Stepping Stone’
- Friday, June 24, 2011
Of the 10 interns Memphis public relations firm Obsidian has enlisted in the past five years, they’ve hired close to a third of them.
Those numbers are slightly below the national trend of a 40 percent entry-level hire rate for interns predicted this year by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
71. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008
3595 Steele St.
Memphis, TN 38127
Sale Amount: $3 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2007
Buyer: Corning Village Partners LP
72. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.
73. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
74. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Carol Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree from Rhodes
MCS Superintendent to Receive Honorary Degree
Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Memphis City Schools superintendent, will receive an honorary degree from Rhodes College at its spring commencement. Johns...
75. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Barry Yoakum has joined Archimania as a partner Barry Yoakum has joined Archimania as a partner. Yoakum has been an architect and commercial real estate adviser for more than 20 years. Linda K. Peppers was named vice president of information service...
76. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 27, 2000
Steven L Steven L. Oseman Jr. joined the family-owned Oseman Insurance Agency as administrative manager. He had worked as a financial analyst with Meridian Resource Corp. He has a bachelors degree from Millsaps College and is in a masters program at...