The 929 Line

October 26, 2016 - 6:21 pm
So the Grizzlies, down two starters and a rotation big man, beat the Timberwolves in Memphis in the season-opener. It's the franchise's second win on opening night. Their first one came in 2014. Also against the Timberwolves. There's a lot to dissect here, so let's take a few things. 1.) I mean,...
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October 19, 2016 - 3:00 am
The University of Memphis men's basketball team held an open practice Tuesday for the Memphis Rebounders - the program's official support club. It was our first chance to see Memphis' entire roster work through a full practice this preseason. Overall, I came away impressed with Memphis' top 6-7...
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October 07, 2016 - 6:48 am
By Jason Smith [email protected] Three-star Nigerian power forward prospect Victor Enoh committed to the University of Memphis on Thursday during an official visit, giving the Tigers a third commitment for 2017. Jon Rothstein tweeted Friday that Enoh was expected to commit to Memphis. Enoh (...
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October 06, 2016 - 6:48 pm
The University of Memphis got a massive win on Thursday night on a national stage, coming from 13 down to defeat Temple, 34-27. I was there, and so naturally, I have several observations. Let’s get into them.. 1.) Mike Norvell — and the staff he hired, for that matter — is the real deal. Memphis...
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October 05, 2016 - 9:05 am
The winds of change — they’re blowing. Memphis Grizzlies stalwart Zach Randolph will come off the bench this season, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said after practice Wednesday. Randolph did not start in the Grizzlies’ preseason opener against the Magic on Monday. JaMychal Green will start in his...
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October 03, 2016 - 6:38 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies played their first preseason game of 2016-17 on Monday night in FedExForum, and good gracious, can you believe there’s basketball again already in FedExForum? Unfortunately, Chandler Parsons, Tony Allen, Deyonta Davis, and Jordan Adams did not suit up. But lots of other guys...
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October 03, 2016 - 8:38 am
The Jason and John show — with Jason Smith and me — debuts Monday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. on 92.9 FM ESPN. Obviously, you guys know how excited I am to get a show of my own and mostly get the hell away from Geoff Calkins. This is a massive leap, however, for Jason, who’s leaving the biggest beat at The...
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September 29, 2016 - 5:28 pm
Oddly enough, which network Memphis-Ole Miss aired on this Saturday depended on a hockey game. Team Canada beat Europe, 2-1, to win the 2016 World Cup of Hockey; Brad Marchand scored the game-winner with 43 seconds remaining for Canada. Had Europe won, the two teams would've gone to a Game 3 on...
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September 29, 2016 - 4:09 pm
Could an upset be in the air on Saturday in Oxford? Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said this week that he’s been unsatisfied with the Rebels’ performance in practice this week in advance of their game against the University of Memphis. “I’m disappointed right now, to be honest,” Freeze said. “I...
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September 28, 2016 - 6:20 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies announced their promotional schedule on Wednesday afternoon, and as usual, it was glorious. Among the highlights: Nov. 25 vs. Miami — The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a pair of Fizz Glasses as new coach David Fizdale welcomes his old boss, Erik Spoelstra, to...
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