If you thought watching a football program die was hard, wait until we witness one try to raise itself from the grave.
Congratulations to the Memphis Tigers, who in beating Marshall 83-57 won the Conference USA tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [CBS]
To review: Pitt, Syracuse, and West Virginia are going. Houston, Central Florida, and Southern Methodist are joining, with Boise State, San Diego State, and Navy eventually signing on just for football. And now, per CBS Sports, Memphis is in "the final stages of negotiations" to become an all-sports member in 2013.…
Everyone says that Memphis plays in a conference where talent doesn't stretch very far, but we did assume that the talent at least stretched farther than Memphis's own bench.
Thought we were done previewing things? How could you think that, with your NCAA Basketball Tournament office pool a mere five months away? You've got to start studying now if you want to crush your enemies into paste. So who's with me? Let's Gooo! Please send contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must confess that we can't wait each year for the crunch of shoulder pads; for cleats churning up chunks of turf, and red-faced coaches screaming from the sidelines. But enough about lacrosse. College football season is upon us, and to celebrate, we're going to get back into tiny tidbit mode and present four things…