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1. U of M Music Building to Get Mechanical Update -

The University of Memphis is preparing some mechanical upgrades to its 50-year-old music building.

A $3.4 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement calls for a “mechanical modernization” of the music building at 3775 Central Ave., which houses the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Harris Concert Hall and other related offices and classrooms.

2. Collierville FedEx Center Getting $12.7 Million Renovation -

3860 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road
Collierville, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $12.7 million

Owner: FedEx Corp.
Tenant: FedEx Corp.
Contractor: Grinder & Haizlip Construction
Details: Contractor Grinder & Haizlip Construction has filed a $12.7 million building permit for renovations at the FedEx World Technology Center in Collierville.
In January, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen ratified a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive package for the FedEx center at 3860 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road.
A term of the PILOT agreement is that FedEx has to invest $40 million in real property and personal property upgrades.
The FedEx World Technology Center has been an economic driver for the city since its 16-acre campus opened in 1998. Currently, the tech hub is the largest employer in Collierville, with 2,500 total workers and a capacity for 3,200.

3. U of M Music Building to Get Mechanical Update -

The University of Memphis is preparing some mechanical upgrades to its 50-year-old music building.

A $3.4 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement calls for a “mechanical modernization” of the music building at 3775 Central Ave., which houses the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Harris Concert Hall and other related offices and classrooms.

4. Tubby Smith Basketball Camps Begin in June -

New Memphis head basketball coach Tubby Smith has announced a series of basketball camps – two-day camps and a team camp – for the summer of 2016.

The first day camp will run from June 6-9, while the second day camp will be from June 13-16. There will be a two-day team camp from June 17-18.

5. Last Word: Tiger Drumbeat, Eye on Drones and Shelby County Biggest Home Sale -

Let the coaching drumbeat resume after the Tigers Sunday post-season collapse one game past Tulsa.
A confession here – I am so sports challenged that I thought UConn was a team from Alaska until I saw it spelled out.
In my defense, who associates Huskies with Connecticut?
My point is what happens next isn’t just about basketball. It’s about a change with a good track record of being emotional in the worst way.
It’s linked to how we want to be known for treating people and what they think of us as a result of that.
In those two areas, it’s never just business. It’s always personal.
Josh Pastner’s four predecessors were each very different case studies in this regard.
It could have been any stop in any city with a basketball court and a one-and-done star he could find and recruit to John Calipari. But he still had to hide under a blanket in the back seat of a car on the way to the airport and lie about it long after everyone knew.
Knew about the Kentucky job that is. The mess he left at the university would surface shortly thereafter.
Tic Price was two fast seasons and the proof that the Memphis job isn’t just about what happens on the court and the attendance at games.
Price was clearly excited about coming to Memphis. He clearly understood the importance and heritage of Tigers basketball and valued it. And he wasted no time at all getting lost in the Memphis that is not a part of that all encompassing world.
It was the only job Larry Finch wanted and ultimately the job he couldn’t continue to have. That after ignoring conventional wisdom as a player and coming from Melrose High to Memphis State, bringing a beloved team with him and then picking Memphis again in the ABA over the Lakers in the NBA.
None of that was considered in pushing him out the door and then naming a building after him.
Dana Kirk
wanted to be the hustler John Calipari was. He was certainly impersonal enough about it and he took the team to an era where a post-season NCAA bid was expected and is still expected to this day.
But his impersonality exacted a high cost and he paid most of that cost. Although you could argue the experience for his team that produced some legendary players also made some of them legendary casualties of his emotional distance. It didn’t allow him to go elsewhere because he never figured out that he was being underestimated just as much as the team whose needs he ignored was in the national view of college basketball.
While Calipari dodged big trouble twice, Kirk wasn’t even in Calipari’s league when it came to ducking and timing.
We are past our inferiority complex. That’s what the last NFL drive of the 1990s did for us.
But it’s not necessarily a bad thing that we see the people chosen to occupy these very public positions as a reflection to the world of who we are.

6. Tigers’ Dedric Lawson selected AAC Rookie of the Year -

University of Memphis freshman forward Dedric Lawson has been named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

Lawson was a unanimous choice for the Rookie of the Year award after earning a conference-record six Rookie of the Week honors. He led the AAC in rebounding, averaging 9.2 rebounds per game, including grabbing 96 offensive rebounds. His 275 rebounds this season are fourth-most by a freshman in Memphis history, and is nine away from moving past David Vaughn into third overall.

7. Hoops & Dreams -

They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.

“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.

8. This Week in Memphis History: March 27-April 2 -

1985: The NCAA Final Four basketball playoffs in Lexington, Ky., with the Memphis State University Tigers among the four top teams, along with St. John’s, Villanova and Georgetown.

The Tigers team of Keith Lee, Baskerville Holmes, Andre Turner, Vincent Askew, William Bedford, Aaron Price and John Wilfong – coached by Dana Kirk and recruited by assistant coach Larry Finch – lost to Villanova, which went on to beat Georgetown.

9. Tigers Prepare for Cincinnati Without Cronin -

Every team has its adversities. For the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, there’s a big one: playing this season without head coach Mick Cronin on the sideline.

Cronin has a non-life-threatening vascular condition known as arterial dissection and won’t coach again this season, though he’s remaining involved in an advisory capacity. When the Bearcats (11-4, 2-1 in the American Athletic Conference) play the University of Memphis in a 6 p.m. game at FedExForum on Thursday, Jan. 15, long-time associate head coach Larry Davis will be running the team.

10. U of M to Host Girls’ Basketball Camps -

University of Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin will hold summer basketball camps for girls in third through ninth grades.

The camps begin with a one-day Elite Camp on June 18 for high school girls entering ninth to 12th grade. The Elite Camp will be held at the Larry Finch Center and University of Memphis Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

11. University of Memphis Planning Girls' Basketball Camps -

University of Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin will hold summer basketball camps for girls in third through ninth grades.

The camps begin with a one-day Elite Camp on June 18 for high school girls entering ninth to 12th grade. The Elite Camp will be held at the Larry Finch Center and University of Memphis Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

12. Tigers Revel in Season Sweep of Louisville -

Any in-the-moment analytical evaluation of the Tigers’ chances after Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell slammed home a dunk for an eight-point lead with 4:46 left in the game would have been dire.

13. High School Hoops Tourney Coming to FedExForum -

Some of the best high school basketball teams from Shelby County will compete at FedExForum for bragging rights in the SCIAA Fever Basketball Tournament Sunday, Feb. 9.

Formerly known as the MIAA City Championships, 2014 will mark the inaugural SCIAA Fever tournament, a winner-take-all style tournament dating back to the 1960s. Past stars of the MIAA City Championships include Memphis’ own Larry Finch, Larry Spicer, John Gunn, James Bradley, Andre Turner, Todd Day, Cedric Henderson, Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry.

14. High School Hoops Tourney Coming to FedExForum -

Some of the best high school basketball teams from Shelby County will compete at FedExForum for bragging rights in the SCIAA Fever Basketball Tournament Sunday, Feb. 9.

Formerly known as the MIAA City Championships, 2014 will mark the inaugural SCIAA Fever tournament, a winner-take-all style tournament dating back to the 1960s.

15. Nicest AD In the World Steps Down -

Sixteen years ago R.C. Johnson became the University of Memphis athletic director and he started the tradition of an annual media appreciation luncheon. John Calipari, among others, would have choked on the idea.

16. University of Memphis Statement on Bartow’s Death -

Gene Bartow, the legendary college basketball coach and a native of Browning, Missouri, who led the 1973 Tiger basketball team to the NCAA National Championship Game against UCLA, has lost his long battle against cancer. Bartow, age 81, died on January 3rd at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.

17. Tigers Ace First Test, Take Talents to Maui -

Every season has a first game. But this was not a perfunctory tip to an ordinary season. This one felt different, felt like the first act of a play that could have the ultimate, dramatic, ending.

Months from now, no one will remember all the particulars from the University of Memphis’ 97-81 victory over Belmont on Tuesday, Nov. 15. People will forget that Will Barton, Wesley Witherspoon and Joe Jackson all went for at least 20 points, that the game started at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday (to accommodate ESPN) and that outside FedExForum it was a gray, rainy day.

18. Memphis to Open Athletic Hall of Fame Tuesday -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Penny Hardaway/University of Memphis Athletic Hall of Fame will open Tuesday.

19. Hoop Dreams -

The name “John Paul Jones” is etched on the newsroom office door of The Daily News building in Downtown Memphis and also on the main entrance of a 16,000-seat arena at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

20. Out of Bounds -

The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.

21. Tigers Ready to Pounce On UCLA, Final Four History -

When the University of Memphis Tigers play UCLA in the first semifinal game of Saturday's Final Four, it won't be the first meeting between the two schools. That came in 1973, when the Bruins defeated the Tigers 87-66 in the national championship game.

22. City Council Member's Land to Be Sold at Oct. Tax Sale -

Two parcels of vacant land owned by Memphis City Council member Jack Sammons are due to be sold at the Shelby County Trustee's Tax Sale Oct. 29, according to a public notice in today's Daily News.

The properties, both in the 38111 ZIP code near the University of Memphis, are included in a list of parcels owned by delinquent taxpayers "not to be found." The listing is part of the exhaustive effort county trustee Bob Patterson's office legally is required to make in order to adequately notify delinquent taxpayers they are behind on property taxes.

23. Tribute CD ReleasedFor Coach Larry Finch -      A tribute CD to former University of Memphis men's basketball player and coach Larry Finch goes on sale today.
     "Eye of a Tiger: A Tribute to Larry Finch" is available at Wal-Mart, Best B

24. Events -

Friends of Larry Finch holds a press conference to unveil its logo and announce coming events to benefit former University of Memphis Coach Larry Finch today at 11 a.m. at Cal's Championship Steak House at the Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Contact Kenneth Moody at 758-8753 for more information.

25. Archived Article: Newsmakers - St

St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society

Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...

26. Archived Article: Register (lead) - By STACEY WIEDOWER Familiar names surface for county register race By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Potential candidates for the office of Shelby County Register are beginning to make known their interest in the election, which will be included on ...

27. Archived Article: U Of M Bott - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Construction projects progress steadily on U of M campus By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Students and others attending functions at Harris Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Memphis soon will be watching from diff...

28. Archived Article: Standout Lj - lj 10/5 cates Former U of M hoop star continues to score Reed promotes minority vendors, encourages business savvy in students By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News From the basketball court to the upper levels of administration, Dexter Reed has helped t...