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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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April 2, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Temple had a chance to make a statement on Madison Square Garden's fabled hardwood Tuesday night. The Owls had an opportunity to prove they could beat a team from the most prestigious conference in college basketball. So what did coach Fran Dunphy's Owls do with their big shot? They missed it. The Owls, in fact, missed over and over and over again during the second half of a 60-57 NIT semifinal loss to Miami that ended their season. Temple could have and even should have beaten a Miami team that earlier this season pinned a 16-point loss on Duke with all the Cameron Crazies watching on the Blue Devils' home court.
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April 2, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - It was a bittersweet evening for Obi Enechionyia at Madison Square Garden. The forward set or tied career marks in points (17), rebounds (eight) and blocks (five). That's a stat line to be proud of for a freshman playing on national TV at MSG, but Enechionyia was left to look at his senior teammates, knowing they would never step on the court together again after Temple's disappointing 60-57 loss to Miami last night in the NIT semifinals. A defensive bruiser off the bench for Temple, Enechionyia nearly carried his team to victory with his post-ups and swats.
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April 1, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - He rarely shows much emotion in public, but on one day Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy ever so slightly let his guard down. It was the day after the NCAA selected the 68-team field and Temple was the 69th choice. After Temple had gone though a surprisingly peppy practice, as the team showed boundless energy less than 24 hours after the deflating decision, Dunphy spoke briefly about his current state of mind. "This really hurts," he said in a low whisper. Even though he was clearly already in a mind-set toward steering his team in the NIT, Dunphy was down.
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March 27, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS took the court at the Liacouras Center last night for the final time. Fifty-six games; 586 points. Innumerable covers of Reel Big Fish's "Sell Out" from the Temple band. It's all over for Cummings on North Broad Street after Temple's 77-59 win over Louisiana Tech in the NIT, propelling the Owls to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Tuesday against Miami. Cummings went out the same way he spent those previous 55 career home games: dropping buckets and dimes, while leaving Temple's opponent wondering at all times where he was on the court.
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March 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Cummings has been asked to lead this year's Temple team in a variety of ways, and the 6-foot-2 senior point guard has certainly complied. Lead on the floor. Lead off the floor. When the team faced its biggest adversity of the season? Cummings was there to address the masses. It's difficult to comprehend a more thorough leader than Cummings, who has never been the most boisterous person. In fact, he has had to work on being vocal. And even though his teammates listen attentively, Cummings would much rather lead with just the basketball in his hands.
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March 24, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
ALL OF LAST YEAR, Jesse Morgan waited. The transfer from UMass sat idle as Temple suffered through a 9-22 season - the program's most losses ever - hoping for a chance to contribute in his native Philadelphia after spending three seasons with the Minutemen. The Olney High graduate scored a career-high 20 points yesterday in the Owls' 90-77 victory over George Washington (22-13) in a second-round NIT game at the Liacouras Center. "It's good, man, to get back home in Philly and play in front of all of your friends and family, play with some terrific guys like Jaylen [Bond]
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March 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
What: NIT first round Who: No. 8 seed Bucknell (19-14) at No. 1 Temple (23-10) When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPN3/WPHT-1210 AM Coaches: Bucknell, Dave Paulsen (21st season, 396-213, 7th season at Bucknell, 134-93); Temple, Fran Dunphy (26th season, 500-270, 9th season at Temple, 190-107). All-time series: Temple leads 29-5. The Owls have won 10 in a row. Last meeting: Temple won, 80-54, on Jan. 6, 1982. Most recent game: Bucknell lost to Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals, 80-74, on March 8. Temple lost in the American Athletic Conference semifinals to SMU, 69-56, on March 14. What's next: The winner advances to meet the winner of the game between No. 5 George Washington and No. 4 Pittsburgh.
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March 17, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Fran Dunphy could not watch. Instead, the Temple coach walked around his team's practice facility waiting for a roar from his players or a buzz from his phone, signs that his Owls had been counted among the 68 chosen for the NCAA tournament. Neither one ever came. The selection committee had deemed Temple as being unworthy of an invitation to its big dance. That, of course, did not mean the Owls were unworthy. It just meant the committee did not think they were and any committee that has the letters NCAA attached to it has a pretty good chance of being wrong.
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March 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
FRAN DUNPHY paced around the practice floor at Pearson-McGonigle Hall, Temple's practice facility, while most of the rest of the college basketball world was fixated on the televised NCAA Tournament selection show. He didn't care to watch. His team, however, sat inside the film room, watched and awaited its fate. "I was walking around the gym, just hoping that I would hear a roar of sorts or that my phone would blow up," Dunphy said. The roar never came, and the only phone call would come from the National Invitation Tournament - Temple (23-10)
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March 16, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. - Now comes the hard part for Temple. The wait until the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday evening is assured to be tense after a 69-56 loss to top-seeded Southern Methodist in the American Athletic Conference semifinals Saturday at the XL Center. The fourth-seeded Owls (23-10) must sweat it out to see whether they will earn the seventh NCAA bid in coach Fran Dunphy's nine seasons. "There is great angst, great angst," Dunphy said. He said he hadn't thought much about it because he was preparing for each game, but now it is all that will be on his mind until the selection show.
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