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Cover Story, "Lady Tigers: From out of the dark ages"

Earlier this year, as the women's basketball team neared the end of its 1978-79 season, the Lady Tigers of Memphis State University defeated the University of Tennessee for the first time in history. In retrospect, the most remarkable thing about MSU's initial victory over the Knoxville team was not the final score but the fact that every seat in the MSU Fieldhouse was filled—something Memphis State fans have seen few times since the men's team moved to the Mid-South Coliseum. For on that night, the eyes of 3,000 people were on a competitive, nationally ranked women's basketball team. They could see the evidence that women's athletics at Memphis State has arrived and no longer competes in the dark ages of intramurals.

Also featured, "MSU Press: variety and volume"

Contrary to the perception some people have of a university press that publishes only scholarly works, the MSU Press with Dr. Odie Faulk as director has changed and is continuing to change its book list to satisfy the reading interests of history buffs, art admirers and trucking enthusiasts alike.

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Columns.12_4.1979 Spring

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1979 Spring

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Memphis State University; University of Memphis; University of Memphis (Memphis, Tenn.). Alumni Association.

The Columns, 12:04, 1979 Spring

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