“As a long time University of Memphis Tiger Fan, I am always on Memphis Roar to get the most up-to-date information and inside news on all sports, especially what’s happening in recruiting. It’s easy to be an ‘expert’ on sports just by checking in with Memphis Roar like I do on a daily basis!”
Harold Byrd - President of the Rebounders
W e founded Memphis Roar for Memphians and fans of the University of Memphis who live and breathe sports. Our foundational principle is to cultivate a positive outlet and community for all things Memphis athletics.
Whether it’s the best prep athletes in Memphis, University of Memphis basketball and football, or anything in between, we believe Memphis Roar offers the best community-driven source for athletics in Memphis.
Becoming a member is the best way to get the latest news, discuss your favorite teams and players with like-minded fans, and get the scoop on some of the country’s top high school athletes.
Over the past four years we’ve broken countless stories, connected thousands of fans and increased exposure for prospective student athletes in and around the mid-south.
Other sites covering the Tigers have monthly fees associated with them just like Memphis Roar. Why Memphis Roar then? Keep reading and take a look at what some of our members and some recognizable names have to say about what our premium section offers.
W ith Twitter, Facebook, and an abundance of sites covering sports across the country, it’s easy to get the news but what about the “story behind the story?” As a free member, you can get the news and discuss the latest happenings with fans.
Memphis Roar Premium is designed and driven to give you a full grasp of what the latest news actually means. Beyond surface level analysis, Memphis Roar’s writers and community offers top to bottom breakdowns on statistical analysis, how recruiting dominoes may fall, and the dynamics of your favorite teams.
Over the past five years, Memphis Roar and its writers have expanded contacts and built relationships in the mid-south and across the country to give you consistently well-rounded and fact-driven scoops. We don’t do rumor. We confirm every story before we go with it.
If you want the latest news while surrounded by the most progressive and thought-provoking fans of the University of Memphis, you’ll love your Memphis Roar Premium membership.
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Get to know future players before they become stars.
As an independent site, we make our own decisions about content structure and future changes to the community. In turn, we are able to lean heavily on the feedback and requests of our members. You speak. We listen. Change happens.
Not only do we listen to feedback, we’re always looking for better ways to do things on our own accord. Whether it’s continually upgrading our technology (e.g. going from standard definition cameras to high definition) or improving the functionality of the site, Memphis Roar is always looking to improve. We’ve advanced leaps and bounds in our four short years and that trend isn’t about to change.
“Tiger Nation, I encourage every one to be a part of Memphis Roar. If you bleed blue like me then you know Memphis Roar is the place to be for all of the Tiger fans. “
Willie Kemp - Memphis basketball (2006-2010)
Founder and Lead Contributor
Brooks plays a role in scouting, photography, video, editing, forum administration, and lint collection for Memphis Roar. Now living in Birmingham, Ala., Brooks is a native Memphian who started the site with a group of passionate Memphis fans back in 2008. He’s covered the McDonald’s All-American game, Jordan Brand Classic, Wallace Prather Memorial Tournament, River City Showdown, Nike EYBL tournament series, and other events for Memphis Roar over the past four years.
Contributor and Web Administrator
Mark does it all. He bikes, tiles floors and models. When he’s not doing that, he’s our server and database administrator along with handling WordPress customizations, php and SQL queries, and vBulletin installations and tweaks. Can it be referenced or integrated? Mark is on it. He’s also our stats and random facts guru.
Contributor and Scout
Peyton is a staff writer and scout for Memphis Roar. Peyton, who was born and raised in Memphis, currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Recently graduated from North Carolina State University, he majored in communications media. Peyton has a passion for sports, especially college basketball. Over the past few years he has made connections in the recruiting scene by scouting and filming many of the top prospects in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Ben is a recent graduate from the University of Memphis. He earned his B.A. in broadcast journalism, with a concentration in sports. Ben has spent time in radio at Sports 56 WHBQ, 91.7fm WUMR The Jazz Lover and 92.9fm ESPN while also spending time in television during the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters as a sports intern for WREG News Channel 3.
Jordan, who goes by Tigers Woods on our forums, is married (way above his pay grade, might we add) and busy with school (he’s a nurse). Try not to disturb him or he may flip out on you.
Daniel Cox, founder of the media start-up ReFocus Productions, began working with Memphis Roar shortly after graduating from the University of Memphis.
Jason is an avid University supporter and currently sits on 2 executive boards for promoting the Tigers: the Highland Hundred and the Young Alumni Board. He is the creator of Huckelberry Photography, providing wedding, event, and portrait services for the Mid-South, and has been working wth Memphis Roar for the past few years. Jason has recently decided to forego sleep for a couple years while also returning to Memphis for his MBA.
“Negative” – Our approach to the term negative is slightly different than that of the normal world. Negative, for our purposes, relates SOLELY to that of a post that relies solely on opinion and unverified rumor that would cast a negative light on a member, player, recruit, or staff member.
“Bash” (in reference to other posters/members) – to make someone feel less than worthy of posting
Respect – We ask that our members refrain from talking negatively about past, current or prospective future student-athletes along with staff members of the University of Memphis and fellow Memphis Roar members.
M emphis Roar’s moderation staff does not tolerate flaming, childish name-calling or other types of personal attacks of members or staff members on the forums. All members, as adults, are expected to possess the ability to have civil discussions at all times, regardless of whether or not the members engaged in discussion agree. In the event a moderator steps into a thread to stop flaming, all members are expected to stop. Harassment is not allowed on the boards. Harassment can constitute any direct threat on a member, posting personal info about a member, posting any pictures of a member without their permission, etc. Any personal grudges against any other member are to be left at the door. Any conflict from outside of this forum which is brought into the forums will be handled swiftly and with a vengeance.
T he Den Forums include a main premium forum, a Conference Realignment Forum, an Off Topic Forum, and more. Under the main Den Forum there are two sub-forums which list all current 2012 and 2013 recruits, both of which are only editable by Memphis Roar’s staff. These threads go beyond our player profiles, offering insight on the level of interest, times that a Memphis staff member may have visited the player, possible visit dates for the player, and more. The level of discussion and interaction is simply at a different level.
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