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The Patriots hosted Memphis S Lonnie Ballentine for a private workout last week.

Ballentine has also visited with the Chiefs and Cardinals. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder is an interesting size/speed prospect who has run forties between 4.38-4.40. And the price won't be high: He was pegged as an undrafted free agent by Optimum Scouting and is ESPN.com's No. 38 safety.
Apr 6 - 6:47 PM

Memphis freshman RB Marquis Warford has decided to leave the Tigers' football program.

He announced the decision on Twitter, writing simply, "[A] change is needed." Head coach Justin Fuente subsequently confirmed Warford's intentions. "Man I'm just trying to play ball, when it comes down to it I want to win and compete simple," Warford tweeted. No reason was given for Warford's decision. Warford, a three-star member of Memphis' 2013 recruiting class, finished second on the team with 303 rushing yards.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Former Nebraska junior DT Chase Rome will transfer to Memphis.

"I’m really excited," said Rome. "Seeing the passion that the players have for the program is something I haven’t seen anywhere. They are so optimistic despite a few tough seasons and have such great drive there." Rome wavered between playing with the Cornhuskers last year or sitting out the season, but he appears to be locked in with Memphis.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Sophomore DT Chase Rome has rejoined the Nebraska football program after leaving for personal issues just a week ago.

"He got through some issues and he’s ready to come back," head coach Bo Pelini said. Many suggested Rome took time away from the team because he was unhappy with his playing time.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini confirmed that sophomore DT Chase Rome will be away from the team "for the foreseeable future" to deal with personal issues.

Beat writer Sean Callahan hints that Rome's departure may have been due to a lack of playing time. "His personal goals – and personal perception of where he should be on this football team – doesn’t match the team goals," Pelini said. Rome fell down the depth chart but had four tackles thus far in 2012, but even with his addition the Cornhuskers have given up 653 rushing yards this season.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Transfer Jacob Karam appears to have the upper hand in winning the Tigers’ QB competition.

Taylor Reed had a nice freshman season under Larry Porter in 2011. He started nine games and threw for 1,690 yards with 10 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. The problem was Reed’s 10 TDs were the only scoring passes Memphis had on the season and three quarterbacks combined to have a pass efficiency rating that ranked 109th. The position needed a boost under first-year coach Justin Fuente and Karam, a Texas Tech transfer and a graduate student with two years of eligibility remaining, could help. He threw only 18 passes in two seasons with the Red Raiders, but Karam appears to have the edge over Reed as spring drills wrap up in Memphis.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 12:38:00 PM

Memphis wide receiver Marcus Rucker was the only bright spot for the Tigers in their blowout loss to Southern Miss as he caught four passes for a whopping 155 yards and two touchdowns.

Rucker had done nothing much up to this game so keep an eye on him to see if this is just a fluke or a sign of things to come.
Sat, Oct 16, 2010 09:45:00 PM

Porter will replace Tommy West, who was let go a couple of weeks ago.
Sun, Nov 29, 2009 11:15:00 AM

Memphis running back Curtis Steele rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in Friday's 33-30 overtime loss at Tulsa.

Steele ends his collegiate career with his second 200-yard game and a total of 1,239 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior campaign.
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Sat, Nov 28, 2009 11:15:00 PM

ESPN sources are saying that Memphis will hire Washington Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray.

An official announcement is not expected to come until sometime after Memphis' season finale against Tulsa on Friday.  
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 08:15:00 AM

Memphis running back Curtis Steele rushed for 107 yards and two scores on 20 attempts in Saturday's 31-21 loss to UAB.

This marks Steele's fourth 100-yard game this season. Steele is averaging just over 116 yards in his last four games, all losses for the Tigers.
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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 08:30:00 PM

Memphis running back Curtis Steele rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in Saturday's 56-28 loss to in-state rival, Tennessee.

Steele has rushed for well over 100 yards in three of his last four games. Both of Steele's scores came later in the contest, against the Tennessee second-string defense.
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Sun, Nov 8, 2009 10:45:00 AM

Memphis senior wide receiver Duke Calhoun is having a great final college campaign, and coach Tommy West tells Go Vols Extra that Calhoun is "a different player than he's ever been."

Calhoun seems a great bet to continue to make big plays down the stretch.  
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 11:30:00 AM

Memphis running back Curtis Steele ran for 240 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries and also caught a touchdown pass in Saturday's game against UTEP.

With this performance and full workload, Steele is showing that he is 100 percent healthy after missing two previous contests and playing sparingly at Central Florida last week with a bruised knee .
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Sun, Oct 11, 2009 07:30:00 PM

Memphis coach Tommy West said running back Curtis Steele (bone bruise) should be 100 percent when the Tigers take on UTEP on Saturday.

This is good news as the struggling Tigers' run offense could use a boost against the 114th ranked rushing offense.  
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Tue, Oct 6, 2009 11:00:00 PM


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