Martin: Before Prime, there was Penny

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 23, 2023 7:52 AM CT | Published: September 22, 2023 9:22 AM CT
John Martin
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John Martin

John Martin is a contributing college sports columnist for The Daily Memphian. Martin is a lifelong Memphian who’s covered the Memphis Tigers’ basketball program for more than a decade. Before joining The Daily Memphian team, he was the Memphis beat writer for The Athletic. Currently, he is the co-host of the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN, weekdays at 11 a.m. Martin is a graduate of White Station High School and the University of Memphis.

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