MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On Friday night at FedExForum, the Tigers men’s and women’s hoops squads will give their fans a show at Memphis Madness, the annual season tip-off celebration. And, the University of Memphis Athletics Department is encouraging Tiger Nation to give as well – as in, give back with canned goods donations for the Kroger “The Million Meals Challenge” to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank and the Mississippi Food Network at Friday’s event.
Doors for Memphis Madness open at 5:30 p.m. (CT) Friday, and fans can donate canned goods as they enter FedExForum. University of Memphis student organizations will collect the items to support the Mid-South Food Bank.
The Kroger “The Million Meals Challenge” effort – which started prior to the start of the 2012 football season – is to provide one million meals for people in Western Tennessee and throughout Mississippi. The challenge will be fueled by significant involvement on and off campus, as well as through on-site collections at select Kroger stores in Memphis.
TheMillionMealsChallenge.com website provides the necessary details, and browsers that one can select their school to support when making a monetary donation from anywhere in the country. Monetary donations are made online, and food donations can be made at select Kroger locations.
courtesy University of Memphis
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will sit out the NASCAR race at Charlotte due to a concussion suffered during Sunday’s race at Talladega.
Hendrick Motorsports announced this morning that Regan Smith will substitute for Earnhardt at the next two races, Charlotte and Kansas.
Earnhardt, driver of the #88 car, was involved in a 25-car crash on the last lap of the race at Talladega on October 7th.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers at London’s historic Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2013, the NFL announced today.
The game, which will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. in U.K.), will mark the first in London for the Jaguars, who earlier this year committed to play one regular-season home game in the United Kingdom in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, all at Wembley.
“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the U.K. and beyond,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “We think Jaguars-49ers is a match-up our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”
Jaguars Owner SHAD KHAN confirmed the Jaguars’ 2013 International Series opponent while speaking at a sports business conference in London earlier today.
“Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we’re particularly thrilled and honored that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers,” Khan said. “This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community. To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we’re trying to achieve as a franchise. We can’t wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season.”
San Francisco will make its second appearance in the International Series. The 49ers hosted the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium in 2010, earning a 24-16 victory before a crowd of 83,941.
Conference USA women’s soccer opens the weekend on the national stage as league-leader Memphis hosts Rice for the NSCAA Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel. Game time is 7 p.m. CDT Thursday from the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Memphis and Rice have met six times and every meeting has gone wire-to-wire with one-goal margins and one draw. Memphis is coming off its first C-USA loss in 742 days with the 4-1 loss at UTEP. In that span, the Tigers were 25-0-4 against league opponents. Rice is currently just two points behind them in the C-USA standings, tied for second place with East Carolina.
Next year’s redesigned race cars are on the fast track, literally.
Last week, the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car tested the high banks of the series’ largest track – Talladega Superspeedway. On Tuesday, the next
step was taken in the 2013 car rollout during the first of a two-day Goodyear tire test at 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.
Today at Texas, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya tested Goodyear Eagle’s on the next generation cars that debut next season.
“Moving into 2013 we’ve worked hand in hand with Goodyear and Continue reading
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