1. Memphis Tigers: Young Team Bristles at Idea of Being Soft or Underdogs

    "Soft." It's a word that's a prerequisite for toilet paper and bath towels, the kiss of death for athletes...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 3 years ago 804 reads 7 comments

  2. Charles Barkley's Revelations Lead Auburn to Swift Action (Humor)

    The University of Auburn, in a preemptive move designed to minimize the distractions around the basketball program of first-year head coach Tony Barbee, have announced that they are ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 4 years ago 1,140 reads 15 comments

  3. Phil Mickelson No. 2 in World Rankings, but Has He Passed Tiger Woods?

    Phil Mickelson, by slipping on the third Masters green jacket of his career, has suddenly injected his name into the “all-time greats” discussion...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 1,098 reads 60 comments

  4. Memphis Tiger Basketball: Henderson-Niles Gone, but Not Forgotten

    It was almost inevitable that the Memphis Tigers would have a sluggish game Wednesday night at home against the Central Florida Golden Knights...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 1,703 reads 18 comments

  5. Memphis Tiger Basketball: Despite Losses, Pastner and Team Remain Upbeat

    Photo © 2010, Leroy Watson, Jr.     Memphis Tiger basketball fans, spoiled by only 10 losses in three glorious years, are starting to get antsy, as the current edition of the Tigers checks in with a 15-6 record...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 696 reads 8 comments

  6. Memphis Tigers Battling Lack of Depth, Injuries as Season Pushes On

    As if it’s not enough that the Tigers have only 10 scholarship players to begin with, the team is now having to deal with an ever-growing assortment of bumps, illnesses, and injuries.   Against Texas-El Paso, Memphis only played seven, as freshman D...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 390 reads 7 comments

  7. Memphis Tigers Re-Grouping After Tough, Last-Second Loss

    The Memphis Tigers took a tough loss last Saturday in Boston to the Massachusetts Minutemen, 73-72, on a last-second lay-in by UMass freshman Terrell Vinson.   The defeat was probably the best thing to happen to the Tigers so far this year...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 202 reads 16 comments

  8. Tiger and Chris: What Can We Learn from Their Many Failings? (Conclusion)

    Indeed, what can we learn from the spectacular fall from grace of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, and the tragic, senseless death of Chris Henry? Sadly, some of the most poignant lessons ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 876 reads 64 comments

  9. Tiger Woods and Chris Henry: What Can We Learn from Their Many Failings? Part I

    The death of Chris Henry is a senseless tragedy...but perhaps not for the reason you would first think. And Tiger Woods, in the parlance of the fictional 1950s star Ricky Ricardo, has some "splainin' to do"...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 1,457 reads 110 comments

  10. Ned Colletti and the Los Angeles Dodgers Muddle through Winter Meetings

    As a longtime fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, color me unimpressed with their Hot Stove League activity thus far. First of all, I really wasn’t all that thrilled that Ned Colletti had his contract extended as General Manager...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 445 reads 8 comments

  11. While Kentucky Continues to Roll, Memphis Fans Wonder, "What If...?"

    Just for the record, I want everyone to know—Memphis fans, especially—that this article is NOT going to bash John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 1,166 reads 29 comments

  12. NCAA Shows Double-Standard in Dealing with Memphis Basketball

    Let me see if I’ve got this straight. . .   The University of Memphis wins 38 games during the 2007-08 season, and over a full year after that season started, the NCAA decides that the team had used an ineligible player...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 2,356 reads 22 comments

  13. Memphis Tigers Basketball: Roburt Sallie Working Through Shooting Slump

    It’s a couple of days after Thanksgiving and the University of Memphis men’s basketball team is… Having two-a-day practices. Despite a string of early season blowout wins, and the critically-acclaimed loss to No...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 656 reads 8 comments

  14. Memphis Tigers Basketball: Josh Pastner's Team Learning To Scrap for Success

    The fall portion of the 2009-‘10 college basketball season has been even more topsy-turvy than normal.   Out West, Oregon State, picked by many to be a serious contender in the PAC-10, lost ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 933 reads 4 comments

  15. Memphis Tigers Basketball: Angel Garcia Continues Rehab; Return Imminent?

    Breaking News: Angel Garcia eyeing a January 2010 return date   Angel Garcia, the 6’11”, 250-pound forward for the Memphis Tigers with length and superior skills, has taken a most circuitous route to the college hardwood...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 2,306 reads 20 comments

  16. Memphis-Kansas: The Long-Awaited Rematch Has a Much Different Feel

    Photo credit: Mark Weber   University of Memphis basketball fans call it “The Miracle Shot” or just “The Shot.” Memphis basketball players—especially those who saw it live—are sick and tired of hearing about it...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about over 4 years ago 704 reads 49 comments

  17. Brad Keselowski Hangs on to Win a Wild Kroger on Track for the Cure 250

    Capping a wild, unpredictable day of racing, Brad Keselowski was dominant on two late race re-starts to power his way to victory at the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park in a photo finish over Kyle Busch...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 101 reads 5 comments

  18. Carl Edwards Making a Charge at Treacherous Kroger on Track for the Cure 250

    Carl Edwards, who has engaged in a love affair with Memphis Motorsports Park, has sliced through the field like a hot knife through butter at the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  19. Rookie Justin Allgaier Wins Pole at Kroger on Track for the Cure 250

    It’s a sunny Saturday here in Memphis, Tenn., and you couldn’t possibly ask for better weather for the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 from Memphis Motorsports Park.   Qualifying is long over, and we’re moments away from the start

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 75 reads 2 comments

  20. Former Memphis Tiger Shawn Taggart Signs with Israeli Premier League

    Shawn Taggart, 24, the former University of Memphis standout who decided to forego his final year of college eligibility to pursue his dream of playing professional basketball, has been signed ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 3,168 reads 6 comments

  21. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: Southern Mississippi

    Southern Miss had what I like to call “Conference USA disease” last year.   The malady is associated with a proclivity for teams in the conference to start four-guard lineups, due to a lack of quality big men...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 483 reads 5 comments

  22. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: Alabama-Birmingham

    We’ll start this off by acknowledging that Mike Davis is a good coach. He played under C. M. Newton and Wimp Sanderson at Alabama and coached under Bob Knight at Indiana—three living legends of college basketball...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 207 reads 10 comments

  23. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: Southern Methodist

    It’s been tough sledding in Conference USA competition for SMU’s Matt Doherty.   Doherty, the North Carolina Tar Heels legend who earned a Championship ring alongside Michael ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 101 reads 3 comments

  24. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: Rice

    Where do you go from 3-27?   If you’re Rice University, you (perhaps unfairly) fire the head coach in charge of the train wreck, Willis Wilson, and replace him with a coach (Ben Braun) with ...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  25. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: Marshall

    Player turnover is to be expected in college athletics. Players graduate, and are replaced by incoming recruits.   Conference USA probably will have more new faces than any other conference in America in 2009...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 11 comments