August 18, 2011
It's official. Craig Williams is no longer a Temple Owl. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward transferred to Texas Christian University on Wednesday. Williams graduated from Temple in May with a degree in psychology. However, the native of the U.S. Virgin Islands is eligible to play this season after redshirting last season at Temple. Williams redshirted after missing the entire season because of foot injuries. He broke the fifth metatarsal of his left foot on Nov. 14. Williams had just been cleared for limited practice after recovering from the same injury to his right foot.
November 5, 2010 |
Temple will begin the basketball season without two of the tallest Owls. Six-foot-9 senior forward Craig Williams is expected to be sidelined for a month as he recovers from surgery on his right foot. Temple also has decided to redshirt 6-10 freshman forward Jimmy McDonnell this season. The Owls had hoped Williams would provide depth early in the season. The native of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, averaged 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season. He broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his foot over the summer and had surgery during the first week of September.
June 18, 1988 |
A 24-year-old North Philadelphia man has been sentenced to die for a fatal shooting last year. A Common Pleas jury yesterday returned the death penalty after convicting Craig Williams of first-degree murder and weapons offenses. Williams, of 20th Street near Norris, killed Gordon "Mr. Pepper" Russell, 57, on Lambert Street near Norris, as the victim was walking from a grocery store. Assistant District Attorney Andrea Foulkes said Russell was "an innocent victim" who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time on April 3, 1987.
December 2, 2009 |
Temple couldn't contain Western Michigan's David Kool, but the Owls had double-digit scoring efforts from four of their starters last night to emerge with a 76-70 victory at University Arena. Kool finished with 30 points for the host Broncos (2-3) of the Mid-American Conference. Ryan Brooks had a double-double for Temple (5-2), scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Craig Williams and Juan Fernandez each added 14 points for Temple, while Lavoy Allen scored 13 points.
November 19, 2010 |
It has been an eventful week for the Temple basketball team. On Sunday, the 21st-ranked Owls lost a key reserve, Craig Williams, for the second time this season to a broken foot. Then, on Thursday, Temple had some good news to announce with the signing of 6-foot-1 guard Will Cummings, a senior at Providence Day School (Fla.) who is expected to be Temple's point guard of the future. "Will is an outstanding young man from a wonderful family, and he will be a great addition to our basketball program," Temple head coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement.
January 15, 2011 |
Temple isn't taking Duquesne lightly. On Saturday at the Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, the 19th-ranked Owls will face a squad that forces 20 turnovers per game. On its home court, Duquesne averages 89.1 points and has produced 110- and 101-point efforts. And the Dukes (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Ten) have won their last five games by an average margin of 20 points. "They have a different kind of style that makes you play basketball," said coach Fran Dunphy, whose Owls (12-3, 2-0) will try to extend their seven-game series winning streak against Duquesne.
January 4, 1990 |
Most observers felt that the foundation for this year's Camden Catholic High boys' basketball team was set during the summer, when the Irish won the Cherry Hill East League title. However, the success can be traced back much further, to the time this year's junior class first set foot in the school as freshmen. Although there is only one senior on the team, Camden Catholic is on a mission to prove that its lofty rating is justified. The Irish, No. 2 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, improved to 6-1 with a 65-41 win last night over host Cherry Hill East (2-6)
January 14, 1995 |
Thomas Earl Williams, the husband of City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, died in his sleep yesterday at his home in Mount Airy. He was 55. In the days preceding his death, Williams, who managed a complex for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, had complained that he wasn't feeling well. On Thursday, Tasco drove him to the doctor, where he was checked and sent home, said Bill Miller, a consultant and family friend. Williams went to bed Thursday evening and never woke up. Family members found him dead at about 9 a.m. yesterday, Miller said.
August 1, 2013 |
What started as a chat about racism over beers with President Obama continued locally Tuesday night at Reading Terminal Market. More than 100 people attended the annual MLK 365 Beer Summit on Race Relations, organized by Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. It was the fourth anniversary of Obama's "beer summit," a meeting over drinks with a Cambridge, Mass., police sergeant and the African American professor at Harvard University whom he had arrested trying to enter his own home.