The Memphis Tigers are a member of the American Athletic Conference with 18 varsity sports. The Tigers are known for one of the more passionate fan bases in America and have been supporting a successful basketball program since 1920. Percantage-wise, the Memphis Tiger men’s basketball were the 28th highest winning team in NCAA history through the 2011-12 season, winning 62.9 percent of their games. They have an all-time record of 1,482-848-1, which ranks just outside NCAA’s top 50 most winningest programs of all-time. The Tigers have made the NCAA tournament 26 times. However, six of those seasons have been vacated by the NCAA. In those 26 seasons, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 11 of those years, making the Elite Eight six times with three Final Fours. The Tigers have two championship game appearances, losing both, with the most recent coming in 2008. The team’s first appearance came in 1973. Unfortunately for Memphis, they ran into John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins that season. UCLA’s Bill Walton was too much for the Tigers as he became back to back NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. The Tigers remained competitive until Dana Kirk took over the program in the 1980’s and again led Memphis back to the Final Four in 1985. Between 1981 and 1986, the Tigers made the NCAA tournament in five consecutive seasons for the first time in program history, reaching the Sweet Sixteen three years with one Final Four appearance (which was later vacated). Memphis would rise to national prominence again when they hired John Calipari before the 2000-01 season. In his second season, Calipari led the Tigers to an NIT championship. From 2005-2008, Calipari brought the Tigers to three straight Elite Eight’s and in 2008, they made it to the championship game against Kansas in overtime (also later vacated by the NCAA). Memphis’ 2008 team became the first team to ever win 38 games in a season and not win a championship (38-2) and was later surpassed by Calipari’s 2015 Kentucky Wildcats team (39-1). That 2008 team was the first Memphis squad to earn a No. 1 ranking during the season for the first time in 25 years. After Calipari left, Memphis hired up-and-coming coaching phenom Josh Pastner, the current head coach of the Tigers. While Pastner didn’t make the NCAA tournament in 2009-10, he kept the winning ways going at Memphis. He would eventually lead them to four straight NCAA tournaments and in 2012-13, won 30 games for the sixth time in school history. In 2014-15, the Tigers did not participate in a postseason basketball tournament for the first time in 15 seasons. Pastner looks to get back to the tournament in the 2015-16 season. The Memphis Tigers’ football team have an all-time record of 455-498-33 (.478), are 5-3 in bowl games and have five conference titles. From 2003-2008, the Tigers played in a bowl game every season except for 2006. This era of football came under head coach Tommy West, who led the Tigers to a 49-61 record while at Memphis. In his nine seasons as head coach, he made five bowl games. Despite their success in those five seasons, three Tigers combined for a 12-35 record in the other four seasons. The Tigers would lose eight or more games in five consecutive seasons until 2014, when urrent head coach Justin Fuente led the Tigers to a 10-3 record (7-1 in the American Athletic Conference), winning their bowl game and finishing in the top 25 rankings. Memphis finished the season as co-Champions of the American Athletic Conference, the first conference championship for the Tigers since 1971. This was also the second time since 1938 Memphis had 10 or more wins. Fuente was named one of the finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award for the Tigers’ accomplishments.
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5-29-15: Damon Stoudamire will be returning to Memphis to round out the men's basketball program during the 2015-16 season. The former standout guard is leaving the University of Arizona to take up the position and returns to Memphis, where he spent two years under head coach Josh Pastner before heading to UA.
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09/05/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Missouri State Bears at Liberty Bowl Stadium
09/12/2015 - Kansas Jayhawks vs Memphis Tigers at Memorial Stadium - KS
09/19/2015 - Bowling Green Falcons vs Memphis Tigers at Doyt Perry Stadium
09/24/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats at Liberty Bowl Stadium
10/02/2015 - South Florida Bulls vs Memphis Tigers at Raymond James Stadium
10/17/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Ole Miss Rebels at Liberty Bowl Stadium
10/31/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave at Liberty Bowl Stadium
11/07/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Navy Midshipmen at Liberty Bowl Stadium
11/21/2015 - Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers at Lincoln Financial Field
11/28/2015 - Memphis Tigers vs Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs at Liberty Bowl Stadium