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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 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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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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February 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
A few times this year, Temple's basketball team appeared to win a game that would propel the Owls to greater heights only to become a false alarm. Among the wins were victories over teams that were ranked at the time: Cincinnati, Connecticut and previously unbeaten SMU. Temple lost after beating Cincinnati and SMU and won a single game after beating UConn before losing again. The Owls are coming off another big win, Thursday's 83-79 overtime victory over visiting Tulsa. Temple appeared buried, trailing by 12 points on three different occasions in the second half and down by five with under 26 seconds left in regulation.
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February 2, 2016 | By Joey Knight, For The Inquirer
TAMPA, Fla. - Despite having only six available scholarship players, South Florida entered Sunday's contest against Temple on a two-game winning streak sparked primarily by grit and interior brawn. But the Owls answered the Bulls' peskiness with Quenton DeCosey's proficiency. The 6-foot-5 senior scored 20 of his career-best 30 points in the first half as Temple (12-8, 6-3 American) escaped the Sun Dome with a 70-63 victory before an announced crowd of 2,875. DeCosey "was great," said Owls coach Fran Dunphy, whose 515th career triumph left him two shy of surpassing predecessor John Chaney as the winningest coach in Big Five history.
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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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January 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Temple coach Fran Dunphy realizes that when a team has a bench like the Owls - one that includes a fifth-year senior, a redshirt junior, a third-year junior, and a sophomore who started 10 straight games earlier this season - frustration can seep in at some point. But a major reason the Owls have won five of their last six games, including Sunday's 89-80 upset of No. 8 ranked and previously unbeaten Southern Methodist, is because their nonstarters have accepted their roles. "There's frustration involved with sacrifice, and that comes with the territory," Dunphy said.
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January 21, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The noise didn't stop at the locker room door. Two teams would be playing, two would be waiting underneath the stands, which often seemed to shake, the vibrations carrying right into the room. "You'd be peeking out, trying to see who was playing well," Fran Dunphy said this week. "Because you knew every player. " Wednesday night at the Palestra, four teams will play basketball and also offer a nod to the past. Temple will face La Salle, and then St. Joseph's takes on Penn, and Dunphy hopes the fans for the second game get there early and the fans for the first game stay to the end. Because there is nothing exactly like this anywhere else in college basketball.
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January 14, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It appears as if Temple's Devin Coleman will be coming off the bench, and the 6-foot-2 senior couldn't be more indifferent. "It doesn't matter to me," Coleman said. "It doesn't matter at all. " He means that. Coleman, a Friends Central product who began his career at Clemson, isn't one to show much emotion. He just wants to contribute, and that hasn't been a problem this season. This season, he is averaging 9.6 points per game and 3.1 rebounds in 26.9 minutes. He started the first 12 games and was a solid contributor.
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January 8, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. - Aside from helping coach Fran Dunphy earn his 200th win at Temple and beating a ranked team on the road for the second consecutive game, the main feeling in the Owls' locker room following Tuesday's 55-53 win over No. 23 Connecticut was relief. That's because Temple needed to prove to itself that it could bounce back from its worst effort of the season, even if it was against an improved Houston team. On Saturday, Temple was torched at home by Houston, 77-50, in a game that shows the depth of the American Athletic Conference.
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January 7, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The home team inside Penn State Brandywine's gym on Sunday afternoon went to a zone defense so the visiting coach called out an offensive play. Temple. Temple? Why is a coach from Division III North Carolina Wesleyan - from Rocky Mount, N.C. - calling a play Temple ? The answer goes back to the late 1980s, to John Chaney and his Temple Owls. "I was probably in my first year of coaching," said North Carolina Wesleyan coach John Thompson. (That's right, John Thompson.)
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January 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
HARTFORD, Conn. - Josh Brown drove the lane, and in one spinning move he lofted in a short floater with two seconds left. With that one shot it gave Temple redemption, a milestone win and a second victory on the road over a ranked opponent in the last three games. Brown's basket gave the Owls a 55-53 win over No. 23 Connecticut on Tuesday in an American Athletic Conference win at the XL Center. UConn's Sterling Gibbs fired an off-balance half-court shot at the buzzer that didn't come close and the Owls, one game after a 77-50 blitzing by visiting Houston, looked like a totally different team.
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December 14, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry is scoring less and coach Phil Martelli couldn't be happier. Last season, Bembry averaged 17.7 points on a Hawks team that went 13-18. Now, playing on a squad with more depth, the junior forward is averaging 15.8 points but continuing to display arguably the top all-around skill-set in the city. Bembry's abilities will be on display when St. Joseph's (6-2) visits Temple (4-4) at 4 p.m. Sunday in a Big Five game at the Liacouras Center. Even though he scored a season-high 27 points in a 62-50 win Tuesday over visiting Princeton, it was only the second time Bembry totaled more than 17 points this season.
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