Record $7.3 million donated to Memphis athletics

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis expects a record $7.3 million in donations this year to the athletic department.

Athletics director R.C. Johnson said Monday the money given to the Tiger Scholarship Fund is $300,000 more than last year.

According to The Commercial Appeal, two Tiger Ambassadors — those who make a one-time contribution of $500,000 — were added, boosting membership to 41. Ambassador Club donations are separate from TSF contributions, which offset the cost of athletic department scholarships.