Memphis Tigers Memphis Tickets
Fans of football believe the sport is at its purest when the athletes and sports stars are not playing for the big bucks. It’s when the desire to get on the field is fueled by the simple love of the game that true legends are spotted. Get a taste of college football at its simplest, purest form. One of the oldest and most respectable football programs in the country, Memphis Tigers are known for their competitive spirit and legacy over the years. Ever since the first football team stepped onto the field in 1912, the Tigers have been winning fans around the country. Now you too can join in and cheer for your team; buy Memphis Tigers Memphis tickets and root for the home team.
The football team from the University of Memphis first stepped on to the field in 1912. At that time, the team represented West Tennessee State College which was later renamed to University of Memphis. The Memphis Tigers are placed in the American Athletic Conference and their football team participates in the Football subdivision of NCAA division I.
Memphis Tigers Coaches
Some of the biggest names in college football have coached Memphis Tiger teams over the years, starting with Clyde Wilson in 1912 that was in charge of the first team. The next coach of note was Lester Barnard who led the Tigers to an impressive win-loss-draw record of 5-2-2 in 1922. The first College Football Hall of Famer to have coached a Tigers team was Allyn McKeen who was at the helm of affairs from 1937 to 1938. During that time, his Tigers team won 13 games losing only 6. In his second year, he led the Tigers to an undefeated season with 10 wins. There was an absence of two years when University of Memphis did not field a football team from 1943-45 due to the ongoing World War II.
The Glorious Years
The Tigers had a renaissance during the tenure of Bill Murphy as head coach which stretched from 1958 to 1971. During these fourteen years the Memphis team was virtually unstoppable, winning 91 games compared to only 44 losses and 1 draw. The Memphis team of 1963 etched its name into college football folklore when it went undefeated. In doing so, it became the second Memphis Tigers team in a quarter of a century to achieve the feat. Bill Murphy was recognized for this achievement and given the award for the ‘National Coach of the Year’.
Return to the Top
Tiger fans are hoping to reach the past heights of success. In Justin Fuente they have just the leader the team needs right now. Buy Memphis Tigers Memphis tickets to see if this is the year that the Tigers reclaim the crown.