ESPN’s College GameDay will be airing live from Memphis for the Feb. 8 match-up between the Memphis Tigers and Gonzaga Bulldogs that will be taking place at the FedEx Forum.
CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish reported the news on Thursday of this week.
Pastner has yet to comment on this situation until he receives an official report from ESPN confirming the event. The last time College GameDay was in Memphis was back in 2008. In that year, Memphis, ranked No.1 at the time, would fall 66-62 to No.2 ranked Tennessee.
Back in 2005, College GameDay was also in town for the game between the Tigers and No. 11 ranked Louisville Cardinals. Memphis would end up losing the game by the final score of 53-44.
FOUR TIGERS GRADUATING EARLY
It’s time for some of the fellow basketball players for Memphis to walk across the stage and receive their degree. On Aug.11, four Memphis Tigers’ basketball players will be graduating as part of the U of M summer commencement at the FedEx Forum.
The players are Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford, Trey Draper, and Hippolyte Tsafack. Former Tigers guard Antonio Barton will also be graduating from Memphis next month. Barton transferred to Tennessee to play his final year of eligibility.
Memphis had five other players to graduate in May in high-flyer D.J. Stephens, Ferrakohn Hall, Stan Simpson, Charles Holt, and Tarik Black. Like Barton, Black also transferred to play his final year of eligibility. He will be playing for Kansas next season.
I received this information from the Commercial Appeal.