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Zack McMillin

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Past articles by Zack:

Greatest Grizzly: It's Zach Randolph vs. Marc Gasol in final voting

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Greatest Grizzly essays: Mike Miller let it fly, and Memphis loved him for it

Miller was that rare Grizzly — a deadeye shooter with a stroke so pure coaches and fans never minded when he rose up from 30 feet away. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Memphis orthodontics students match 1-handed football catch record

Video (included) shows Ian Healy and Tyler Allen combining for record at West Memphis High School fieldhouse. → Read More

CA's Michael Cohen honored with USBWA "Rising Star Award"

Michael Cohen, The Commercial Appeal's sports enterprise reporter, wins recognition from U.S. Basketball Writers Association. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Former Tiger lineman in Super Bowl keeps defying the 'impossible'

Patriots offensive lineman Jordan Devey, one of the most remarkable stories in Memphis football history, has constantly overcome the impossible. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Miss State-Ole Miss rivalry spiced by #TheNetwork allegations, mockery

As the Ole Miss basketball team readies for a cannot-lose home game with Mississippi State, the rivalry is gains some intrigue with allegations -- and then mockery -- involving #TheNetwork. → Read More

CA ARCHIVES: How Stephen Gostkowski rose from unrecruited kicker to an all-time great

This 2005 feature shows how Super Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski became great at Memphis, despite going 1-of-8 as a senior kicker in high school and going unrecruited. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Early 2015 football polls snub Memphis, embrace Ole Miss, Vols, Arkansas

The :way too early polls, odds omit Memphis but suggest Rebels, Vols, Hogs will be relevant nationally. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Fan-friendly Grizzlies earn NBA award for game experience

Attend a Grizzlies game as spectator, and you understand why NBA says Grizzlies among best in delivering worthwhile game experience. → Read More

Zack McMillin Daily Dish: Upon further review . . . B+ for Tiger football stands

The Late Hits appeal process was triggered when President Rudd, among others, insisted the Tigers deserved an outright A. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Despite Grizzlies loss at Atlanta, NBA West again dominating East

Even after East's best team got victory over Grizzlies, Western teams are dominating at near record rate -- and playoff structure should change to allow for it. → Read More

AutoZone Park transformation under way as Cardinals add $2 million to city's $4.5 million

The upgrades to the city-owned park run the gamut, from new videoboards to an entirely new field -- all to be completed in time for April 3 Cardinals exhibition game. → Read More

Zack McMillin: Memphis sister proud of SEC pioneer Perry Wallace's determined journey

Despite fears of sister in Memphis, Nashville Pearl star Perry Wallace broke SEC color barrier -- and made the crucial call from her house here. → Read More

Zack McMillin: ‘Sickening' Ole Miss effort in humbling Peach Bowl loss to TCU

There were a litany of "worsts" for Ole Miss, in a game against possibly the very best team in the nation in TCU. → Read More

Zack McMillin: Walton, the unlikeliest Rebel, is Ole Miss' key in Peach Bowl battle with No. 6 TCU

Walton’s average every time he touches it — 5.9-yards per rush, 11.2 yards per reception — demonstrates his big-play potential. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Peach coaches Freeze and Patterson praise Fuente, talk Big 12 vs. SEC

At final Peach Bowl press conference, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and TCU coach Gary Patterson differ some on conference allegiance but agree on praise for Memphis coach Justin Fuente. Plus, Freeze on some of Ole Miss' top players in bowl practices. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: On Tenn. Rebels, Harbaugh news good for State UofM; and, AAC vs. CUSA

For Ole Miss, Peach Bowl key will be performances of those Tennessee Rebels. Plus, C-USA vs. AAC and why Harbuagh back to Michigan is welcome news to Mid-South fans. → Read More

Grizzlies' on-court success creating record sales, support

A strong showing on the court by the Grizzlies has the team outpacing even the numbers from FedExForum’s 2004-05 opening season. → Read More

Zack McMillin: Questions raised in Grizzlies loss to Rockets

The Rockets still have world's best shooting guard, but new faces make Grizzlies path through West even more difficult. → Read More

Zack McMillin's Daily Dish: Tigers should avoid group of program's worst-ever pre-New Year teams

With two wins in a row and two iffy teams left before Christmas, Tigers should avoid joining a group of teams with program's worst-ever pre-New Year marks. → Read More