Buckley: State needs to pony up for Memphis sports as it does for Nashville

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 19, 2022 11:26 AM CT | Published: October 18, 2022 6:51 PM CT
Tim Buckley
Daily Memphian

Tim Buckley

Tim is a veteran sportswriter who graduated from CBHS in Memphis and the University of Missouri. He previously covered LSU sports in Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana football and basketball for The Daily Advertiser/USA TODAY Network in Lafayette, the NBA’s Utah Jazz for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and West Texas State basketball for the Amarillo Globe News in Texas.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is a big believer in what major professional and college sports teams and program can do for a city.


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