Tigers to face Vols in late February
By Dan Wolken
April 24, 2007
University of Memphis fans will have to wait until Feb. 23rd for the Tigers to host Tennessee next season.
That's just one detail about the 2007-08 nonconference schedule, which coach John Calipari said Tuesday was almost done.
In addition to the Tennessee game, which will be part of ESPN's college basketball GameDay pregame show, Memphis will host Arizona on Dec. 29 and Gonzaga on Jan. 19.
The other home opponents will be Pepperdine, Holy Cross, Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Austin Peay. The Tigers will also play a neutral-site game against Middle Tennessee at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center.
The Tigers will play road games at Ole Miss and Cincinnati and make two trips to New York. The first will be for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, where possible opponents include Kentucky and Connecticut.
The second trip will be to play Southern Cal.