MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Ja Morant dunked on a FedExForum basket wearing a Grizzliesuniform for the first time.
The University of Memphis football team scored 14 points in 20seconds to put away Louisiana-Monroe, improved to 5-0 and came out of theweekend ranked in both the AP and Coaches Polls.
Tigers basketball hosted 70 NBA scouts because Penny Hardaway doesn’tjust want to win a National Championship, he wants to prove Memphis is a placethat gets you to the next level.
All good. All great. All very positive sports things happening inthe city of Memphis this past week.
But the team who deserves the most accolades in October of 2019,is a team no one is talking about.
They’re ranked 8th in the country. They’ve won 10 straight games.They’ve shutout 10 teams this season.
Can you tell me where the women’s soccer team finished lastseason?
They won the AAC tournament. They advanced to the NCAA tournament.They lost in the first round.
After a fair amount of turnover, the Tigers have messed around andare 12-1 this season. Their only loss was in the final minutes to an18th-ranked Kansas team.
As one of two women covering sports full-time in Memphis, I don’tfeel like we should bare all theresponsibility of carrying the torch of women’s sports coverage in thiscity.
But from here on out I’m not whispering, I’m shouting outloud: Right now, the Memphis women’s soccer team is the most dominantteam in this city.