May 1, 2002 |
Penn basketball coach Fran Dunphy is expected to add a new pair of Quakers today to a team that went 25-7 last winter and stormed to a berth in the NCAA tournament. They are Patrick Haddan, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Woodbridge High in Irvine, Calif., and Friedrich Ebede, a 6-6 swingman from the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. In Haddan, Penn will have a possible successor to Andy Toole, the all-Ivy League guard, and David Klatsky, a backup, who will be seniors next season.
March 20, 2008 |
Ninety minutes after three Temple players pulled back the curtains to the basement room at the Pepsi Center and, with eyes as wide as basketballs, warily took their podium seats, their Michigan State counterparts breezed in like the NCAA veterans they are. Those disparate entrances to yesterday's news conferences highlighted the different paths these two proud programs have traveled since March 25, 2001, when Tom Izzo's Spartans defeated John...
October 5, 2011
SCOOTING FROM THE LIP A few years ago, Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy made a promise to Dionte Christmas. Now, he's going to keep his word. Since his former standout player has earned his degree, Dunph is going to shave his trademark mustache, the one he's been sporting for 40 years. The honors will take place late tomorrow morning on campus, with Christmas by his side for the historic moment. No word yet on whether - as was the case when New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath got rid of his Fu Manchu mustache some four decades ago - it will be made into a commercial.
July 16, 2008 |
Winning an Atlantic 10 basketball championship last March, especially after your team was picked ninth in the preseason polls, has its rewards. Temple men's coach Fran Dunphy - who won 10 Ivy titles in 17 seasons at Penn before moving over to North Broad Street two years ago following John Chaney's retirement - has been given a 2-year contract extension, the school announced today. This means he'll remain in charge of the program at least through 2013-14. "We could not have a better person, nor a better coach, at the helm," said athletic director Bill Bradshaw, who recently received a new 5-year deal.
January 13, 2010
After his Temple team beat Saint Joseph's last Wednesday, Fran Dunphy smiled a bit when he talked about his team's meeting with Penn. Since he left for Temple, every game with Penn has been emotional. Tonight's game at the Palestra will be even more emotional than usual. It will be the first home game for Penn's interim head coach Jerome Allen, the player who started Penn's run to glory under Dunphy. And one of Allen's assistants is Vince Curran, who played on Dunphy's first Penn team.
March 26, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Sometimes, it falls to a single player to heal a program's reputation. In Temple's case, it fell to, of all people, Khalif Wyatt. Temple entered this NCAA Tournament everyone's favorite loser, an annual disappointment just waiting to happen. The Owls made it to the Dance each of the last 5 years, but they won just one game. Twice, they lost their opener as a No. 5 seed, to a 12 seed. This time, propelled by Wyatt, of all people, they beat eighth-seeded North Carolina State on Friday in the East Regional, and they led top-seeded Indiana here Sunday until the final 79 seconds.
March 24, 2006 |
Penn basketball coach Fran Dunphy is expected to sit down with Temple administrators today to talk as the school continues its efforts to replace John Chaney, according to a source with knowledge of Temple's search. Dunphy has compiled a 310-163 record in 17 seasons as Penn's coach. He has won 10 Ivy League titles. According to sources familiar with the search, Temple already has talked with Drexel coach Bruiser Flint, current Owls assistant Dan Leibovitz and former Chaney aide Dean Demopoulos, now an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers.
November 21, 2008 |
Rahlir Jefferson and Khalif Wyatt, two highly touted Philadelphia-area high school seniors, have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Temple. "We are excited to bring in two quality local players to the Temple family," coach Fran Dunphy said. "Rahlir and Khalif are not just tremendous basketball players, but quality individuals from good families. They fit in nicely for our plans next season and beyond. " Jefferson, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chester High, averaged 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 blocks per game last season.
April 26, 2011
Matt Langel is the new basketball coach at Colgate University. Langel, who spent the last five seasons as an assistant at Temple, will be formally introduced as Colgate's coach Thursday in Hamilton, N.Y. He replaces Emmett Davis, who was let go after the Raiders finished 7-23 this season. Langel, 32, played at Penn from 1996 to 2000, finishing with 1,191 points. The Moorestown native coached under Fran Dunphy with the Quakers and the Owls. "I'm excited about the future of Colgate basketball with Matt as our head coach," Colgate athletic director David Roach said.
June 10, 2010
Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen added Rudy Wise to his staff as an assistant coach. Wise joins Mike Martin and Dan Leibovitz on the Quakers' staff. "He has been successful in a number of walks of life, including basketball," Allen said of Wise. "I look forward to having him on the bench with me, and I think he will have a positive impact on our program going forward. " "I am extremely humbled and excited to be a part of this storied program," said Wise. A native of South Carolina, Wise was a graduate assistant intern on Jay Wright's staff at Villanova for the 2006-07 season.