March 10, 2015 |
Herbert Arnold Houston, 92, of Kennett Square, a high school science teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 26, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Kendal-Crosslands, a retirement community. Nicknamed "Doc," Mr. Houston was named for Dr. Herbert Arnold, the Philadelphia physician who delivered him in 1922. After graduating from high school, Mr. Houston fought in World War II as an Army Air Force bombardier and navigator in the European Theater. He flew B-17s from a base in Italy.
February 28, 2015 |
Trailing by 34-29 at halftime to a last-place team might not have forced Temple into desperate measures, but the Owls did make a game-altering change that keeps their NCAA hopes very much alive. Owls coach Fran Dunphy used four guards to begin the second half, and the move was the difference in Thursday's 66-54 win over Houston in an American Athletic Conference game before 7,023 at the Liacouras Center. Temple is now 20-9 overall and 11-5 in the AAC. It is the seventh 20-win season in Dunphy's nine years at Temple.
February 27, 2015 |
When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center Records: Houston (9-17, 1-13 American Athletic Conference); Temple (19-9, 10-5). TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network, WPHT-1210 AM. Coaches: Houston, Kelvin Sampson (1st season, 9-17); Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 186-106). Last time out: Houston lost 63-57 at home to Cincinnati on Saturday. Temple lost at Tulsa on Sunday, 55-39. Last meeting between the two teams: Houston won 89-79 on March 1, 2014 at Temple.
February 27, 2015 |
ON WEDNESDAY, Fran Dunphy said his Temple team could lose to anybody. For a while last night at the Liacouras Center, the Owls tried to prove him right. Coming off back-to-back road losses at SMU and Tulsa, the top two teams in the American Athetlic Conference, Temple hosted a Houston team that had won twice since December. And only once in the AAC. That was by two points. Neither was on the road. Yet for the fourth straight game, and seventh time in eight, the Cougars led at the half.
February 27, 2015
AT HALFTIME last night, Temple had 29 points and trailed by five to Houston. A modest point total, for sure, and certainly not an intimidating deficit, particularly at home, and particularly to a team that had blown halftime leads in its previous three games. But the Owls had flames in their own rearview mirror, an ugly 55-39 loss to Tulsa on Sunday, a defeat that underlined how and why a 20-victory team that has positioned itself for a bye in the upcoming American Athletic Conference Tournament could still be sweating a bid to the NCAA Tournament this late in the season.
February 16, 2015 |
Five players scored in double figures to help the Temple women top Houston, 72-60, on Saturday at the Liacouras Center. Alliya Butts paced the Owls (12-14, 8-5 American Athletic Conference) with 22 points. The freshman added a career-high six assists and pulled down three rebounds against the Cougars (6-19, 1-13). Penn 83, Brown 72 - Hot shooting during a blizzard in Providence, R.I., gave the Quakers a fifth win in their last six Ivy League games. Penn improved to 14-7 overall and 5-2 at the midway point of the Ivy schedule.
February 12, 2015 |
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why the nose-gear wheels on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Houston failed to deploy as the crew prepared to land Monday night. The reason appears to be mechanical failure. The Embraer 190 aircraft, with 52 passengers and four crew members on board, circled the traffic-control tower at George Bush Intercontinental Airport several times to let controllers take a look. The pilots then decided to make an emergency landing.
December 15, 2014
What: Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal When: Saturday at 1 p.m. Where: Villanova Stadium. Records: Sam Houston State, 10-4; Villanova, 11-2. TV/Radio: ESPN 3/610 AM. How they got here: Sam Houston State beat visiting Southeastern Louisiana, 21-17, and defeated host Jacksonville State, 37-26. After a first-round bye, Villanova beat visiting Liberty, 29-22. Coaches: Sam Houston State, K.C. Keeler (1st season, 10-4; 184-77-1 overall); Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 215-127-1; 243-145-2 overall)
December 15, 2014 |
The guy playing quarterback for Villanova on Saturday afternoon wore a black ski mask under his helmet. And as he scrambled into the end zone to briefly give the Wildcats a late lead, you had to look up the sideline to confirm it actually was backup Chris Polony out there and not John Robertson in disguise. Robertson stood off to the side in street clothes, with a headset on. Villanova's star quarterback, and the favorite for the Walter Payton Award, was scratched before the game with a concussion.
December 12, 2014 |
VILLANOVA trailed by 10 in the third quarter of its opener at Syracuse. The Wildcats would lose in double overtime, but not before they drove 59 yards in 13 plays at the end of regulation, only to miss a 25-yard field goal from straightaway. Two games later, they trailed by 10 at home against James Madison, which has made the playoffs. They won by 18. In mid-October, they had to go 69 yards in seven plays to score a winning touchdown with 52 seconds left at William & Mary, which was ranked at the time.