About Phil Stukenborg
BiographyPhil Stukenborg joined The Commercial Appeal in 1983. He has written about high school, college and professional sports in the Mid-South, spending time as the beat writer for Ole Miss, Arkansas and the University of Memphis athletics. He has directed the coverage of the city's annual Association of Tennis Professionals tournament at The Racquet Club and regularly covered the city's Professional Golf Association event at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind. He was honored by the Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 2004 with its Contribution to Amateur Football Award and by the All-American Football Foundation in 2001 with the Jim Murray Outstanding Sportswriter Award. He is married to the former Rebecca Callicutt and they have three children.
- Tiger football reporter
10/09/2007 - current
Tiger kickoff returner Craig sets record vs. Huskies
Published 12/07/2013 at 6:46 p.m.
Kickoff returner Joe Craig got numerous opportunities Saturday against Connecticut and the University of Memphis junior took advantage by weaving and darting his way into the Tiger record book.
UConn's precision passing too much for Tigers
Updated 12/08/2013 at 12:02 a.m.
University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente tried every motivational ploy.
Getting ready for Memphis Tigers' season-ender against Connecticut
Published 12/07/2013 at 7 a.m.
The University of Memphis closes its second season under coach Justin Fuente at noon Saturday in East Hartford, Conn., against UConn.
University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch has benefited from on-the-job experience
Published 12/06/2013 at 1:26 p.m.
When the University of Memphis closes its 2013 football season Saturday here in an American Athletic Conference game at Rentschler Field, freshman quarterback Paxton Lynch will lead the Tigers’ offense — just as he has all season.
Memphis receiver Craft shows experience beyond years
Published 12/05/2013 at 5:23 p.m.
No University of Memphis freshman offensive records will be in jeopardy when the Tigers play their football season finale Saturday at Connecticut. In fact, through 11 games this season, Tiger receiver Sam Craft’s numbers have been relatively modest.
Memphis offense is work in progress
Updated 12/04/2013 at 12:06 a.m.
If one tosses out last weekend’s uncharacteristically poor outing against Temple — which University of Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom would be willing to do — the Tiger defense has been effective for most the season.
Phil Stukenborg's Tigers Football Insider: Comparing this year's team and the 2012 edition
Published 12/03/2013 at 2:35 p.m.
Despite a jump in competition -- from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference -- the numbers aren’t dramatically different.
Hall of Famer George Brett to speak at Memphis Tigers baseball banquet
Published 12/03/2013 at 10:08 a.m.
The University of Memphis baseball team will kick off its 2014 season with a Hall of Fame touch.
University of Memphis to use rough-and-tumble tactics to prepare for UConn in football finale
Published 12/02/2013 at 5:56 p.m.
Justin Fuente walked to the microphone to stand before the assembled television cameras at his Monday press conference and the hurt and sting from last weekend’s 41-21 American Athletic Conference loss remained.
U of M athletic facilities campaign gets $10 million boost from former Tiger Bill Laurie and wife Nancy
Updated 12/02/2013 at 5:09 p.m.
Former Memphis basketball player Bill Laurie and his wife Nancy donated $10 million to the university’s capital campaign for athletic facilities.
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