Tuesday News Update: Tigers Win Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 24th 2013 1240 0

Today in Memphis news, the Tigers beat Arkansas State for the first time since 2008, the Zoo names their snow leopard cub Taza, and results from Sunday's Best Memphis Burger battle are in.

All that (and more) is in today's Memphis news update.

Today's photo was taken at Lunchbox Eats by @metoobrute via Instagram. If you'd like to see your Memphis photos featured here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– Looking snazzy in their all-black uniforms and chrome helmets, our Tigers had their first win of the season against the Red Wolves on Saturday. Junior defensive end Martin Ifedi was named the all-conference Defensive Player of the Week.

– Hello Taza! The Zoo's naming contest for the snow leopard cub is over. The little boy cub is the first snow leopard to be born at the zoo in more than ten years.

– GiVE 365 Memphis announced their 2013 grant recipients. GiVE 365 members chose twelve local neighborhood-focused nonprofits to receive this year's funds for specific projects. Right on, Memphis.

– The Burger Deacons were named Grand Champion of the 2013 Best Memphis Burger Contest at Burger Fest last Sunday. If anyone knows what number they were or what was on their burger, I'd love to know. Here are all the results. Thanks to Seth and the burger folks for inviting me to be a judge.

– The abandoned French Quarter hotel in Overton Square looks like it may have new life soon as a boutique hotel.

– It's Banned Books week. The University of Memphis is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read" by hosting readings of banned and challenged books (including "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "The Giver"). The Booksellers at Laurelwood has a fun photo series going on on Instagram and Facebook.

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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