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NCAA Strips Memphis Hoops of Best Season

Violations wipe 38 wins from Calipari team's run to '08 title game

(Newser) - The NCAA today stripped the University of Memphis men’s basketball team of 38 victories and various hardware from the 2007-08 season, during which it reached the national championship game, for major violations centering on top recruit Derrick Rose, the Commercial Appeal reports. The infractions came during the coaching tenure... More »

Another Memphis Player Accused of SAT Cheating

Dozier's initial results were invalidated

(Newser) - Another former University of Memphis player has a dodgy-looking SAT score in his past, ESPN reports. Robert Dozier was originally set to go to Georgia, until the school noticed that he’d scored a 1260 on his SAT, a score drastically better than his practice exams. The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse... More »

Coach Calipari Leaves Memphis for Kentucky

(Newser) - John Calipari, who turned the University of Memphis into a college basketball title contender, will leave to coach at the University of Kentucky, WREG-TV reports. Kentucky received permission to negotiate with Calipari yesterday in a bid to replace Billy Gillispie, unceremoniously dismissed Friday, the AP adds. The deal between Calipari... More »

Minority Kids Sink at Swimming

Push on to get children in the swim

(Newser) - More than half of black and Latino children never learn to swim, according to the governing body of US competitive swimming, which is trying to encourage more minority involvement in the sport. Nearly 60% of black and Latino children can't swim—compared to a third of white kids—and they're... More »

4th Charged in Bradford Case Is U of M Student

Football star's enemy enlisted others for botched robbery

(Newser) - A Memphis student plotted the theft that led to Tigers defensive lineman Taylor Bradford being shot and killed, police say. The student, Devin Jefferson, 21, was charged late yesterday, confirming a hunch that the three muggers had a tip-off from inside the University of Memphis, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. More »

Three Charged in Memphis Death

Killers planned to rob lineman of his casino winnings

(Newser) - Three men have been charged in the murder of Taylor Bradford, the University of Memphis defensive lineman gunned down outside his campus apartment last week. Police allege that DaeShawn Tate, 21, Victor Trezevant, 21, and Courtney Washington, 22 went to Bradford's dorm specifically to rob him.   More »

Memphis U. Mourns Murdered Athlete

Footballer was carrying casino winnings

(Newser) - Hundreds of University of Memphis students gathered  to mourn a student football player fatally shot near campus housing. Taylor Bradford, 21, was carrying as much as $7,000 he had won earlier at a casino when he was killed Sunday night, according to police. Two men were seen running from... More »

Memphis DL Killed in Shooting

Police unsure if junior was targeted or victim of random attack

(Newser) - University of Memphis defensive lineman Taylor Bradford was shot dead outside campus housing last night, in an act university officials say was targeted specifically against the junior. Police did not concur, asserting the incident might have been random; classes were cancelled today for the 20,000-student school, and campus housing... More »

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