March 7, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Temple University athletic director Bill Bradshaw knew that Wednesday would be special as he drove down the Schuylkill Expressway at 6:30 a.m. and turned on the car radio. "The sun is shining, there's not a cloud in the sky, and . . . it's Ruby and the Romantics from 1963," Bradshaw said. "The song is 'Our Day Will Come,' and I said, this is going to be a special day. "So that's how it started out. " It ended as one of the more notable days in the history of the Owls' athletic program, and a satisfying day of vindication as well.
March 25, 2015 |
B.J. Johnson, a former Lower Merion basketball standout who is transferring from Syracuse after two seasons, committed Monday to continue his career at La Salle. Johnson's father, Bobby, was a sharpshooting wing guard for ex-coach Speedy Morris and the Explorers from 1986 to 1990. "I couldn't be happier about B.J.'s decision," the Southern High School graduate said. "There's a legacy there which I think he'll eclipse. " A 6-foot-7, 190-pound sophomore forward, B.J. Johnson averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games for Syracuse in the recently completed season.
January 20, 2013
The Big East Conference announced its revised 2013 football opponents and game sites Friday. Temple will host Central Florida, Connecticut, Houston, and defending conference champion Louisville in home games at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls will travel to Cincinnati, Memphis, Rutgers, and Southern Methodist. Rutgers will play conference home games against Houston, Cincinnati, South Florida and Temple. The Scarlet Knights will travel to SMU, Central Florida, Connecticut, and Louisville.
February 29, 2012
The Temple board of trustees didn't vote about whether to accept an offer to join the Big East Conference - if an offer is made - during Wednesday's conference call meeting, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. However, one source said the group did disucss how it would pay any fees needed to exit its present conferences. Patrick J. O'Connor, chairman of Temple's board of trustees, did not return phone calls, and Ray Betzner, the Temple assistant vice president of university communications, could not be reached for comment.
October 18, 2013 |
NEW YORK - National heavyweights such as defending NCAA champion Connecticut, runner-up Louisville, Rutgers, and Notre Dame have left the Big East Conference, but barriers still exist for Villanova's women's basketball team. Coach Harry Perretta's team was picked fourth by the conference coaches in the Big East preseason poll, which was released Wednesday. DePaul, which has usually appeared in the national polls, was picked to finish first. The Blue Demons' Brittany Hrynko was named preseason player of the year and Georgetown's Shayla Cooper was the top rookie.
October 27, 2013 |
Sophomore Sarah Yerk (Pennridge) tallied two goals and junior Jordan Martin had a goal and an assist to lead St. Joseph's (5-11 overall, 2-2 Atlantic Ten) past visiting St. Louis, 3-1, in field hockey on Friday. It was the first multigoal game for Yerk, while Martin tied her career-best with her seventh goal of the season and extended her career-high with her seventh assist. In its final home game, Temple earned a 5-1 win over Georgetown in Big East Conference action, clinching a spot in the four-team league tournament.
March 14, 2014 |
DePaul women's coach Doug Bruno sees his program as a worthy successor to the former league powerhouses Connecticut and Notre Dame. The No. 23 Blue Demons made their case Tuesday with their first Big East Conference tournament championship - a 65-57 victory over St. John's in the finale in Rosemont, Ill. It was the first women's championship game for the realigned conference since UConn and Notre Dame departed last year for the American Athletic...
March 28, 2013 |
The soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference announced Tuesday that it has an agreement with longtime partner CBS Sports to televise men's basketball games through the 2019-20 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced. "We are delighted to be extending the historic and successful relationship that we have enjoyed with CBS Sports since 1983," Big East president Mike Aresco said in a statement. "This agreement further illustrates the excitement and anticipation that surround the reinvention of our conference, and it will provide our fans across the country the opportunity to watch our games on network television.
April 10, 2011 |
According to a source within the Big East Conference, Villanova's board of trustees will not hold an anticipated Tuesday vote on whether to move up to Division I-A and join the Big East for football because the conference's football members are not ready to sign off on the Wildcats' plans. The chief sticking point, according to the source, is Villanova's plan to use PPL Park in Chester, the 18,500-seat home of the Philadelphia Union, as its primary venue. PPL Park would be the smallest stadium in the league.
March 11, 2011 |
The men's basketball program at Villanova made a profit of $1.5 million in the 2009-10 academic year, according to Forbes magazine. Villanova's program brought in $7.6 million in revenue, eighth in the Big East Conference. The Wildcats' expenses were $6.1 million, for a profit of $1.5 million, also eighth in the Big East. Forbes said its source for the financial information is the U.S. Department of Education. Here is how the rest of the Big East ranks in terms of profitability: 1)