New Memphis president Bill Hardgrave discusses conference realignment, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 31, 2022 10:32 AM CT | Published: August 30, 2022 8:16 PM CT

New Memphis president Bill Hardgrave believes that an elite tier of 60 or 70 teams will soon dominate college sports. Will Memphis be one of those teams? And what’s the future of Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium? We asked. 

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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.


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