The University of Memphis baseball team will play 31 home games and open its 2018 season with a weekend home series against Western Kentucky, head coach Daron Schoenrock announced Friday. Opening weekend at FedExPark will be February 16-18 against the Hilltoppers.

University of Memphis men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith announced Thursday that Connor Vanover is joining the Tigers program for the 2018-19 campaign. Vanover is the first signee of this year's class.

Senior wide receiver Anthony Miller was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on.

And, so the climb continues.

Behind a second-half shutout thrown by the defense and steady performances from Riley Ferguson and Darrell Henderson, the University of Memphis football took another step toward claiming the American Athletic Conference West Division title with a 41-14 road victory at Tulsa Friday night.

Freshman defensive back TJ Carter has been named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference.