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March 19, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One player said Jekyll and Hyde would be an accurate way to describe his coach. A former player said that practices were like wars, with the coach as the enemy. A onetime colleague and longtime friend called him the most competitive man he has ever known. Bob Knight? Gary Williams? John Chaney? No. Nope. Negative. Fran Dunphy. Yeah, that Fran Dunphy - the universally liked, publicly genteel Temple coach. Three years ago, when he arrived from Penn to replace the legendary Chaney, Dunphy was seen by some as too nice to succeed on North Broad Street.
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March 16, 2012 | By B.G. Kelley
Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from La Salle and a master's in counseling and human relations from Villanova, and he has completed his course work toward a doctorate in counseling and student development at American University. He teaches a course at Temple's Fox School of Business. As "March Madness" kicks off and Temple enters the national championship tournament for the fifth time since Dunphy took over the program, in 2006, high school and college athletes would be wise to take a cue from him. About 1 percent of all the kids playing high school basketball in the United States will be good enough to get a college scholarship in the sport.
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July 16, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHILADELPHIA - Temple men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy today signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through the end of the 2013-14 season. Dunphy led the Owls to a 21-13 record and an Atlantic 10 championship last season, giving Temple its first NCAA tournament berth in seven years. Dunphy has posted a 33-31 record in the two seasons since he replaced John Chaney. "We knew when we hired Fran Dunphy two years ago that he was the right man to lead Temple basketball," said Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw.
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March 23, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
DAYTON, Ohio - On Sunday, Fran Dunphy set the tone for his team's foray into the NCAA tournament. Moments after a roomful of fans and supporters roared approval at Temple's selection, Dunphy walked in and apologized. The coach was talking specifically about the team's quarterfinal loss to Massachusetts in the Atlantic Ten tournament. But the theme has carried all the way to Dayton, where the Owls prepared for Friday's game against North Carolina State. "I can't sit here today and tell you we have a fabulous NCAA record," Dunphy said.
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January 16, 2013
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April 2, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Temple moves closer to naming a new basketball coach - with Penn coach Fran Dunphy the clear target - top Owls assistant Dan Leibovitz has been contacted by Northeastern University about its head coaching opening, according to a college basketball source. Leibovitz, reached in Indianapolis, declined to comment. The athletic director at Northeastern is former Temple AD Dave O'Brien, looking for a coach after Ron Everhart left the Colonial Athletic Association school last week to take over at Duquesne.
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October 25, 2006 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ocean provided a serene backdrop to the Atlantic Ten Conference men's basketball media session at Boardwalk Hall yesterday, but mostly the event was noticeably sedate because of the absence of John Chaney for the first time in nearly a quarter century. Chaney, of course, was the loud and legendary Temple coach who retired after last season. Since his presence at this affair easily topped most nightclub acts, it seemed inappropriate that Chaney wasn't in this entertainment hot spot, where the A-Ten will play its tournament in March after moving out of Cincinnati.
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January 28, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
IT'S TIME. Time to do the right thing. For a most deserving guy, for all the obvious reasons. From 1982-2006, John Chaney went 516-253 at Temple. It's the most wins by any coach in Big 5 history. But not for much longer. Soon, the record will belong to Chaney's successor on North Broad. Now in his 10th season, Fran Dunphy is 204-115 with the Owls. After going 310-163 at Penn. Which means that he's three victories away from passing a legend. And even at 67, it's like not he's retiring tomorrow.
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November 21, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFFF WRITER
The Penn men's basketball team returned to practice yesterday after opening the season in the CoSIDA Classic in Raleigh, N.C., where the Quakers put forth two good efforts only to wind up with a pair of losses over the weekend. "We did some good things, but there are some things we need to tighten up," Penn coach Fran Dunphy said. "We're playing some good teams, and we need to be better prepared. " North Carolina State, the host, defeated Penn on Friday, 77-64, in a contest that the Quakers led by a basket with less than 12 minutes remaining.
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January 12, 1997 | By Steve Krasner, FOR THE INQUIRER
Penn basketball coach Fran Dunphy wasn't particularly happy at halftime last night. And he mentioned his dissatisfaction to his team, which was trailing lowly Brown by seven points. "We didn't come out in the first half with a lot of intensity, and the coach let us know at halftime," forward Jed Ryan said. Message delivered. Message received. The Quakers roared back onto the court and took off on an 18-3 tear that paved the way for a 59-53 victory in an Ivy League game at the Providence Civic Center.
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March 31, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE BASKETBALL Dunphy's a leader on and off the court Kudos to the Inquirer not only for publishing the story about Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy's thoughtful treatment of his players and an 11-year-old Sports Illustrated for Kids reporter after a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA tournament, but also for putting it across the top of the front page ("Grace and dignity after the buzzer," March 22). In an era of salacious judges, juvenile politicians, and others wrapped up in their own image and self-importance, Dunphy stands out as an honest man who understands his role in life without illusions.
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March 23, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
It's the easiest thing, when you pay close attention to sports, to be cynical about them, and then Fran Dunphy delivers a genuine moment of grace on Friday and makes it so hard. The Temple Owls had just lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 72-70, to Iowa in overtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The winning basket, the play that ended Temple's season, had come on a tip-in at the buzzer. It was the kind of loss that leaves a coach feeling as if a pile of frozen gravel has settled at the pit of his stomach.
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March 20, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The basketball season ended in a controversial instant for Temple early Friday evening and the way their players handled the painful conclusion to a 72-70 NCAA tournament loss to Iowa spoke volumes about how Fran Dunphy has coached his team off the basketball court as well as on it. With the Owls tied in an overtime that took them two double-digit comebacks and three pressure-packed free throws to reach, Iowa point guard Mike Gesell pulled...
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March 20, 2016 | Marcus Hayes, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Yep, that big Iowa stiff pushed off the Temple guy to clear space for the game-winning put-back. No doubt, that sharp officiating crew - the crew with the guts to give Temple a chance to force overtime with a foul call on Quenton DeCosey's three-pointer with 8 seconds left in regulation - they missed the last one. So what? Temple's out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round, but the Owls aren't crying. "Yeah," said Obi Enechionyia, when asked if he got shoved by Adam Woodbury.
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March 19, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Columnist
NEW YORK - Temple is the other Big Five school that will play here at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon and it's probably fitting that the Owls will play after Villanova. The Wildcats, after all, did spend three weeks as the No. 1 team in the nation and have spent the last decade as the No. 1 college team in our area. For their part, the 10th-seeded Owls, unranked from start to finish this season, are happy to be here and eager to take on seventh-seeded Iowa. We know that because coach Fran Dunphy opened his media availability Thursday by telling us exactly that.
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March 18, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Fran Dunphy has been coaching at the college level for 27 seasons. Fran McCaffery, another Philly guy, has been doing it for 19. They've gone against each other only twice. Even though Dunphy, when asked about that on Thursday, said, "It's amazing our paths haven't crossed before. " Well, at least not for a while. McCaffery, whose Iowa team will get Dunph's 10th-seeded Owls in Friday's first round of the NCAA South Regional at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, remembers things differently.
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March 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple's leading basketball scorer is looking to snap out of a late-season slump. The Owls' second-leading scorer is hoping to put his last game behind him. It doesn't take deep analysis to realize that for 10th-seeded Temple (21-11) to win its opening NCAA tournament game against No. 7 Iowa (21-10) in Friday's South Regional in Brooklyn, the Owls' two leading scorers have to produce. That would be 6-foot-5 senior Quenton DeCosey and 6-9 sophomore Obi Enechionyia, who shot a combined 6 for 30 Saturday in a 77-62 American Athletic Conference semifinal loss to Connecticut in Orlando.
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March 17, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Columnist
Fran Dunphy transferred control of his Temple basketball team from the trusted hands of Will Cummings to junior Josh Brown this season, and it made a lot of Owls followers, including the coach, a little uncomfortable. "I was fairly concerned," Dunphy admitted by telephone late Wednesday afternoon as his team made the bus trip from North Broad Street to Brooklyn, where 10th-seeded Temple will play seventh-seeded Iowa in the first round of the NCAA's South Regional on Friday. That concern was not born out of doubt in Brown, a highly recruited point guard out of St. Anthony, a powerhouse high school program in Jersey City, N.J. It was more a by-product of how good Cummings had become at the position by the time he played his final game against Miami in the semifinal round of the NIT last year.
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March 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
With his college basketball days winding down, Temple's Jaylen Bond says the urgency that most seniors feel, especially in March, has provided ample motivation. Tenth-seeded Temple (21-11) opens NCAA play Friday against No. 7 Iowa (21-10) in a South Regional game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Bond enters the matchup playing some of his best basketball in a college career that began at Texas, where he spent two seasons before transferring to Temple. A 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward who frequently has to compete against taller frontcourt opponents, Bond is averaging 10.2 points and 8.3 rebounds a game.
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March 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
The records are nearly identical, but when 10th-seeded Temple (21-11) meets seventh-seeded Iowa (21-10) in Friday's NCAA South Regional basketball game in Brooklyn, the higher seed will have one perceived advantage. Iowa will be competing in the NCAA tournament for a third consecutive year. The Hawkeyes, who beat Davidson, 83-52, before losing to Gonzaga, 87-68, in last year's tournament, returned four starters from that team. Temple, on the other hand, is making its first NCAA appearance since 2013.
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