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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 18

Winners at ‘Pop’ event
just a shot above 2nd

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
The winning team included Jere Baldridge, John Heffernan, Rick Smith, Phillip White and Bim Barker.
Finishing in second at 7-under par was the team Sid Chappell, Gary Gill, Amos Davis, Brian Barker, Tiger Haag; and the team of Darrin Parks, Ron Cooper, Herman Jenkins, Mike Hayes, Doug Bobo.
Next week’s scramble will be the last of the year, beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

U of M men’s hoops
releases ’07 schedule

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Tigers will begin defense of their regular season title at home against East Carolina on Jan. 9, according to the Conference USA schedule recently released.
In addition to the home opener, Memphis hosts seven other league contests and has a four-game homestand from Feb. 2-13. Included in that four-game stretch are visits from UTEP Feb. 2, SMU Feb. 6, UCF Feb. 9 and Houston Feb. 13.
The Tigers’ other three home C-USA dates are Jan. 19 against Southern Miss, Feb. 27 versus Tulsa and March 8 against UAB. The contest against the Blazers is the regular season finale.
Memphis opens its conference road schedule at Marshall Jan. 12, followed by a second straight road game at Rice Jan. 16. The Tigers have two additional two-game road trips with back-to-back games at UAB (Feb. 16) and Tulane (Feb. 20) and another in March at Southern Miss (March 1) and SMU (March 5).
The Tigers’ other two league road games are at Tulsa Jan. 23 and at Houston Jan. 30. The 2008 Conference USA Tournament is scheduled for March 12-15 at the FedExForum in Memphis.

Coker, Taylor resting
for Alabama outing

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Lucas Taylor and tailback LaMarcus Coker were expected to miss several days following injuries sustained in the Vols’ 33-21 victory over Mississippi State, coach Phillip Fulmer said Sunday.
However, he said both should be ready to play when No. 20 Tennessee takes on Alabama next Saturday.
Taylor is nursing a sore toe from Saturday’s game and Coker sustained a concussion.
Taylor’s 186-yard performance against Mississippi State moved him into the top position in the Southeastern Conference with an average of 103 yards per game.

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