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Top moments in Tiger sports historyTop moments in Tiger sports history
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100 years and going strong100 years and going strong
Where Nathaniel Trezevant once raised cotton, a teachers school would grow, later to expand into a major urban research university.

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A gallery of presidents, from past to presentA gallery of presidents, from past to present
Meet the presidents who helped shape the University's deep history.

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These times they are a-changin'These times they are a-changin'
From the Memphis State Eight to Vietnam War-era demonstrations, U of M students have a history of making their voices be heard.

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Legend of the fallLegend of the fall
A single play for Tiger football in 1963 not only looked to doom the season, it did something greater: it gave birth to a legend.

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Sporting an attitudeSporting an attitude
The U of M has generated national champions and record-setting athletes while knitting a closer than usual relationship with the city.

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Centenarian Centenarian "flows" with the times
U of M graduate Flocene Strickland Murphy reflects on how the U of M has flourished and changed.

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Keep the Home Fires BurningKeep the Home Fires Burning
Students at fledgling West Tennessee Normal School played their part in World War I.

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Boom-a-lacka, boom-a-lackaBoom-a-lacka, boom-a-lacka
Meet the nearly undefeated 1920-1921 Lady Tigresses.

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What's in a nameWhat's in a name
1941 brought a new name to the school: Memphis State College.

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The original Flying TigersThe original Flying Tigers
During World War II, the U of M contributed to the war effort by training students to be pilots.

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The makings of a universityThe makings of a university
1912 sees the founding of West Tennessee State Normal School.

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A purr-fect lifeA purr-fect life
From the "blue and gray warriors" to TOM the Bengal tiger, the U of M mascot has seen many changes over the century.

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That perfect seasonThat perfect season
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow--not even ankle-deep mud--would keep Douglas Mayo and his 1938 teammates from recording the only perfect season in U of M football history.

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