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Recent articles by Evan:

What Justise Winslow said about cooking, mental health and waiting on his Grizzlies debut

Justise Winslow has worked on his cooking as well as working out on his own in South Florida → Read More

How about a pep talk? Several Memphis coaches, including Penny Hardaway, offer words of encouragement

Want some encouragement? Read what several coaches in Memphis have to say to lift your mood → Read More

Ending to the Grizzlies' surprise season up in the air as NBA deliberates resuming play

Whether the NBA resumes play or not, the Grizzlies' 2019-20 season was an ahead-of-schedule success. → Read More

Tigers' Lance Thomas, Grizzlies' Tyus Jones, Jaren Jackson Jr. react to George Floyd death

Lance Thomas, in a deleted tweet, said he wouldn't stand for the anthem. Tyus Jones, a Minnesota native, expressed outrage while calling for prayer. → Read More

Memphis athletics says football players can return to campus on June 6

Football players are part of the first phase of Tigers athletes returning to campus over the next few weeks → Read More

Memphis-Arkansas State football agree to another 4-year series beginning in 2026

Both schools are scheduled to meet on Sept. 5 to begin a four-year series that ends in 2023. → Read More

Grizzlies' Taylor Jenkins on team staying ready for NBA's possible return

The NBA said it has had conversations on restarting in July as Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida → Read More

Memphis-area Memorial Day ceremonies adapt to COVID-19 changes; here's what is planned

As Memorial Day ceremonies change plans due to COVID-19 changes, those who normally would attend have mixed emotions about not being there in person. → Read More

Coach remembers former Covington running back killed in crash following police pursuit

T.J. Smith died Sunday in a car crash outside of Dyersburg. Smith's 16-year-old brother, Tyronzen Smith, also died in the crash. → Read More

Grizzlies reopen practice facilities this week for voluntary workouts

The facilities have been closed since March 20 and will be operated under strict guidelines mandated by the NBA. → Read More

After historic season, Memphis Tigers finally received their championship rings. Take a look!

The rings honor the Tigers' 12-2 season that saw them earn their first trip to the Cotton Bowl → Read More

One year after Grizzlies won the No. 2 pick, Ja Morant has become a Memphis ambassador

Morant tweeted his love for Memphis this week as well as a desire to resume the NBA season → Read More

Memphis coach Ryan SIlverfield says no plans to resume football rivalry with Tennessee Vols

It's been 10 years since Memphis faced Tennessee in football. → Read More

'It's the fans that make the game': Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield is not in favor of playing in empty stadiums

Silverfield said he didn't want to play games without crowds but understands that's an option for the 2020 season → Read More

Former Arkansas, St. George's running back Chase Hayden transfers to East Carolina

As a graduate transfer, Hayden will be eligible in 2020 and has two seasons of eligibility remaining → Read More

Grizz Gaming begins third NBA 2K League season after being delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

After the 2K League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Grizz Gaming begins play Tuesday on ESPN2, Twitch and YouTube. → Read More

White Station DB Gregory Rubin commits to Memphis

Rubin is the first local commitment in the Tigers 2021 class and fourth overall. → Read More

Bicycling, skateboarding provide exercise, escape in Memphis from coronavirus concerns

Bicycling has become more popular for Memphians along with skateboarding and other sports that allow for social distancing → Read More

How one Memphis real estate agent is showing gratitude for health care workers with thank-you signs

More than 500 signs have been delivered to homes across the Memphis area as a way to thank health care and other essential workers. → Read More

Junior college defensive lineman Myron Green commits to Memphis football

Myron Green is Memphis' third commitment in the 2021 class. → Read More