Monday, November 26, 2007
Tigers Out of 2008 Old Spice Classic
By Dan Wolken
Calipari said Sunday he's informed Old Spice Classic officials that Memphis will not participate in the 2008 tournament, after previously accepting an invitation to play in the two-year old event held at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The issue, Calipari said, is that Gonzaga and Tennessee are also slated to be in the 2008 field, along with Michigan State, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Wichita State and Siena. Memphis already has road games scheduled for 2008-09 with Gonzaga and Tennessee and didn't want to risk playing both teams twice in the same season, with none of those games at FedExForum.