Memphis Tigers fans gearing up for big football game against Ole Miss Rebels Saturday

Memphis Tigers fans gearing up for big football game against Ole Miss Rebels Saturday


KICKOFF IS QUICKLY APPROACHING FOR A MID-SOUTH FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN YOU CAN WATCH ONLY ON LOCAL 24 NEWS- OLE MISS AT MEMPHIS ! GOOD EVENING. I’M RICHARD RANSOM. AND! I’M … KATINA RANKIN. FANS ON BOTH SIDES ARE PUMPED … FOR WHAT IS LIKELY THE LAST MATCHUP BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS ON THE GRIDIRON. AND … WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE. FIRST TO THE TIGERS DEN… LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER BRAD BRODERS IS OUTSIDE THE LIBERTY BOWL. BRAD… WHAT’S HAPPENING ON TIGER LANE? Brad: RICHARD AND KATINA – TONIGHT – MEMPHIS BOOSTER CLUB IS HOSTING A CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT WITH STUDENT AND ALUMNI TEAMS COMPETING. WHETHER IT’S IN THIS PARKING LOT OR ON MEMPHIS’ CAMPUS – TIGERS FANS ARE ALREADY FIRED UP – AND THEY HOPE SATURDAY’S CLASH WITH OLE MISS WILL THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR THE AGES. BRAD BRODERS/REPORTIN G: ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS CAMPUS THIS AFTERNOON – THE FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER BUZZ IS BUILDING… Leland Summers/University of Memphis student: “There’s a lot of energy, a lot of positivity going around.” Mary O’Connor/University of Memphis student: “Everybody is really hyped up, ready for Saturday, you know, itching to get to the game.” MARY O’CONNOR IS STILL TORN THIS GAME WEEK. SHE JUST TRANSFERRED FROM MEMPHIS REGIONAL RIVAL – OLE MISS. Mary O’Connor/University of Memphis student: “It’s going to be tugging at my heartstrings a little bit, I love the Rebs, but I’m a tiger now so have to pull for new home team, I have to, not optional.” Russell Coltharp/Memphis Tigers fan: “This is Big Blue, it opens up and puts on a good display.” THREE MILES FROM U OF M’S CAMPUS – OUTSIDE THE LIBERTY BOWL – RUSSELL COLTHARP SET UP SHOP IN THIS MASSIVE TAILGATING OPERATION – EQUIPPED WITH A HUGE GRILL – INDOOR KITCHEN – EVEN A CHANDELIER. Russell Coltharp/Memphis Tigers fan: “We are really pumped, we are motivated.” COLTHARP IS ENERGIZED – AS HE PREPARES TO FEED 500 SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND THEIR FRIENDS STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT. Russell Coltharp/Memphis Tigers fan: “Memphis supports and loves their team, their Tigers and we are behind the city of Memphis.” Brad: BEYOND THIS SATURDAY – IT’S UNCLEAR WHEN OLE MISS AND MEMPHIS WILL PLAY AGAIN IN FOOTBALL. OLE MISS HAS SOME NON- CONFERENCE OPPONENTS COMMITTED THROUGH THE YEAR 2026 – BUT RIGHT NOW – MEMPHIS IS NOT ON THAT LIST. REPORTING LIVE AT THE LIBERTY BOWL IN MIDTOWN MEMPHIS – BRAD BRODERS – LOCAL 24 NEWS. OLE MISS FANS WON’T HAVE AS MUCH OF A PRESENCE AT THE LIBERTY BOWL SATURDAY.. THEY ONLY REQUESTED A LITTLE MORE THAN 3-THOUSAND TICKETS. BUT THAT

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