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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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December 12, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University basketball coach Fran Dunphy recalled John C. "Butch" Gleason as "one of those kindhearted guys who want to do good for others. " Mr. Gleason and Dunphy graduated as classmates in 1970 at La Salle University. Dunphy noted that he is one of six coaches in Philadelphia "who stage many events over the course of a year" as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. It is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches "to raise funds and awareness," its website states.
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December 2, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is the player that Temple coach Fran Dunphy has been waiting to see. Now the only question is when Owls fans will see more of Texas transfer Jaylen Bond. Bond, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, played his best game so far Sunday in Temple's 70-56 victory over LIU Brooklyn at the Liacouras Center, finishing with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as Temple rallied from a sluggish start to keep the Blackbirds winless. Bond, widely regarded as the team's starting power forward as soon as he decided to transfer here, sprained his right ankle one week before the season opener.
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November 26, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IT WAS A Big 5 game, the first of the young season. Sometimes, maybe that's all you really have to say. Especially for the purists out there. Penn had lost its first three, all at home. Freshman Mike Auger, the Quakers' leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, was out with a foot injury that might sideline him for a while. And top scorer Tony Hicks, who had all but two of his 17 points in the first half, fouled out with 6 1/2 minutes to go last night at Temple's Liacouras Center.
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November 22, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls will step up in class Friday night, when they face No. 4 Duke in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils lost Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood in the first round of the NBA draft, but they quickly reloaded with four McDonald's all-Americans. Center Jahlil Okafor, 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, was the top-rated player in the recruiting class and could be the No. 1 pick in 2015 if he makes himself eligible for the draft.
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November 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple expects to be improved from last year's 9-22 team, but coach Fran Dunphy's Owls will certainly need time to find their form, especially at the offensive end. Defensively, they were in form in their opener, and survived a rough shooting night to defeat American University, 40-37, Friday at the Liacouras Center. It's the fewest points Temple scored in a win since a 38-37 victory over Penn State on Feb. 8, 1947. "I feel very fortunate," said Dunphy, whose team shot 11 for 48 from the field.
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November 14, 2014
TEMPLE PROSPECTUS It all comes down to: Defense. The Owls' dismal 9-22 record from a season ago stemmed from their inability to stop opponents from scoring. Not only did their 78.1 points allowed per game rank last in the American Athletic Conference, it put them 330th in Division I. The presence of Jaylen Bond and the return of Daniel Dingle will help immediately on the defensive end. Temple will get a boost on Dec. 18 when transfers Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman become eligible for the rest of the season.
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November 8, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AFTER MAKING six consecutive NCAA Tournaments, Temple went 9-22 last season. Maybe it's not supposed to happen, but it does. At some point, even to the best programs. The Owls didn't have a lot of players to begin with, then some of the ones they were counting on got hurt. There's nothing they can do about it now except put it behind them and start over. "I couldn't even watch the NCAA Tournament," said senior lead guard Will Cummings, the team's leading returning scorer (16.8 average)
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October 31, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Fran Dunphy is not one to waste words. When he was asked what he needs from his returning top scorer, Will Cummings, the Temple basketball coach got to the point. "Just about everything," Dunphy said. "I need to trust in him and I have already. He's got to be our best decision maker. He's got to be our toughest and staunchest defender, and he has to lead us in every way on and off the court. And he's done a very good job of that. " Cummings was named second-team all-American Athletic Conference on Wednesday during the AAC's media day. The part about being the toughest and staunchest defender seemed to resonate with him. The Owls had posted six consecutive seasons of 21 or more wins and reached the NCAA tournament each time.
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October 31, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The 11 head men's basketball coaches from the American Athletic Conference sat side by side in brown leather chairs yesterday, each taking a turn to briefly discussing his team's prospects for the looming season. When it came his time to clutch the microphone, Temple coach Fran Dunphy cut right to the point. In the wake of a dismal 9-22 season that snapped the program's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances at six, the Owls' focus entering the 2014-15 campaign is clear.
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October 14, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Carroll's Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-10 senior center, committed Sunday evening to play basketball at Temple. "I just think he felt real comfortable with Fran Dunphy and the rest of the Temple coaches," said Terrell Meyers, the director of Aflakpui's AAU team, WeR1. "Coming from Ghana, I think he wanted to experience something different and be in the city. " Aflakpui, who came to Carroll from Ghana in September 2012, chose the Owls over Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, and St. Louis.
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