Buckley: Showboats are working to earn Memphis’ trust. It’s a tough job

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2024 7:28 AM CT | Published: April 05, 2024 1:13 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.

“We understand the hesitancy to buy in,” Daryl Johnston said as the new UFL’s Showboats, who play in Memphis but practice in Texas, prepare for their home opener.


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