Chapter Eight: In 2018, Penny Hardaway changed everything

By , Daily Memphian Published: December 31, 2018 3:37 PM CT
<strong>University of Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway disputes a call during the Tigers' game against the Florida A&amp;M Rattlers at FedExForum on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Memphis scored 57 points in the second half to win 96-65.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

University of Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway disputes a call during the Tigers' game against the Florida A&M Rattlers at FedExForum on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Memphis scored 57 points in the second half to win 96-65. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Just one year ago, Memphis Tiger basketball was an embarrassment. New coach Penny Hardaway has changed everything. 

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