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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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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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April 27, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A podium was set up at midcourt on the Palestra floor yesterday. From there, Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky introduced Glen Miller as the Quakers' new basketball coach. The 42-year-old Miller, appropriately wearing Penn colors with a blue suit and a red-and-blue tie, left Brown to take over the Ivy League's marquee program. Fran Dunphy, the Quakers' career leader in wins, was named to succeed John Chaney at Temple on April 10. During his 17-year tenure, Dunphy guided Penn to 10 Ivy League titles in the last 14 seasons.
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February 22, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - Neither a boisterous crowd nor a nationally ranked team seemed to faze two of Temple's youngest players in the most pressurized of settings. During Thursday's 67-58 American Athletic Conference loss at Southern Methodist, before a frenzied, sellout crowd of 6,852 at Moody Coliseum, Temple sophomore guard Josh Brown and 6-foot-9 freshman Obi Enechionyia kept their cool. Each scored eight points off the bench. Brown also added three rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.
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February 11, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHEN TEMPLE went to Cincinnati on Jan. 17, it was a one-point game at the break. By the end, it had become a 31-point game. The Bearcats made their first 11 shots after intermission and shot 77 percent in the closing 20 minutes, a half they won, 55-25, in a game they won, 84-53. "It was devastating, to be honest with you," coach Fran Dunphy recalled. "They beat us up pretty good. " The Owls (17-7, 8-3 American Conference) have won five straight since then. Tonight, they host Cincy (17-6, 8-3)
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February 9, 2015 | By Pete Wickham, For The Inquirer
MEMPHIS - Josh Brown found the net just once. But timing is everything, and Brown's short bank shot with 2.4 seconds remaining gave Temple a 61-60 comeback victory over Memphis on Saturday at the FedEx Forum, and a key foothold in the American Athletic Conference standings. Rallying from a 16-point first-half deficit, the Owls (17-7, 8-3) won their fifth straight game and kept at least a share of third place in the AAC going into the final two weeks of the regular season. Will Cummings hit a free throw with 35 seconds left to give Temple a 59-58 edge.
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January 27, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
CAROLINE GOLA'S wonderfully expressive face told two stories yesterday afternoon when a sculpture of her husband was unveiled at La Salle University. She was incredibly proud of what Tom Gola accomplished, what he meant to his school and his city and how many people from his past were at Hayman Center/Tom Gola Arena to honor him. She also felt the weight of knowing that today is the 1-year anniversary of the legend's death. "It's just hard right now," she said after the ceremony, her feelings impossible to hide.
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January 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/WPHT-1210 AM. Records: SMU (12-4, 3-1 American Athletic Conference); Temple (12-5, 3-1). Coaches: SMU Larry Brown (3d season, 54-31); Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 179-102). Last meeting: Temple won at home, 71-64 on Feb. 16, 2014. SMU's top three: Nic Moore (14.6 ppg., 4.9 apg.), Yanick Moreira (12.1 ppg., 6.6 rpg.), Ben Moore (9.2 ppg., 6.3 rpg.). Temple's top three: Will Cummings (13.6 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 3.9 apg.)
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January 6, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since the first game he was eligible, Temple's Dec. 18 win at Delaware, Jesse Morgan has produced his share of buzz on North Broad Street. The Massachusetts transfer at least tied for the team lead in scoring in each of his first four games and earned American Athletic Conference player-of-the-week honors. But Temple's fifth consecutive win, an 84-78 victory Sunday against Central Florida at the Liacouras Center, in part exemplified the team's depth, something it lacked last season.
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January 6, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
At this point, opponents have to know how it's going to be. A Temple shot goes up - maybe a corner three, even a fastbreak layup - and one Owls player must be accounted for. It may not matter. "I hope - I feel like that should be in the scouting report," Jaylen Bond said Sunday in a hallway of the Liacouras Center. "That they do their best to try and box me out. " Bond suffered a sprained ankle just before the season began, which probably kept people from seeing exactly what Temple had in the transfer from Texas early on. It's obvious now, beyond Sunday's big offensive showing, when Bond hit 10 of 15 shots for a career-high 21 points, scoring 13 of Temple's first 19 points as the Owls beat Central Florida, 84-78.
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January 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple coach Fran Dunphy recalled attending 76ers practices when Kevin Ollie was on the roster, and he took note of the way Ollie worked and how he conducted himself. "His level of professionalism was at the highest level," Dunphy said Tuesday. "I was not even a little bit surprised by his success after becoming a college basketball coach. " The pinnacle of that success took Ollie just two seasons as Connecticut's head coach to reach. The Huskies captured the national championship last year, defeating St. Joseph's and Villanova on their way to the title.
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December 20, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
NEWARK, Del. - Temple coach Fran Dunphy walked out of the postgame news conference Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center and ran into his Delaware counterpart, Monté Ross. "I really like how you eased Jesse Morgan into things," the Blue Hens coach joked. It had been almost two years since Morgan had participated in a college basketball game. The former Massachusetts starter and second-leading scorer found out just before the game that there would be no easing in. He would start in his first Temple game.
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