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February 27, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 6, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Derrick McKey's layup at the buzzer spoiled a dramatic Houston comeback and gave the Seattle SuperSonics a 98-96 victory that eliminated the Rockets from the NBA playoffs. The SuperSonics, who won the best-of-five series by 3-1, will meet the Los Angeles Lakers next. Trailing by 92-83 with 6 minutes, 25 seconds to play, the Rockets outscored Seattle, 13-4, including Sleepy Floyd's three-pointer with one second left in regulation play. Seattle went 5:05 without scoring during Houston's rally.
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April 11, 1997 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The University of Houston rolled out the big guns when Chester High track star Adonis Coles paid an official visit last month. Carl Lewis, Penn Wood graduate Leroy Burrell - how could Coles turn down a scholarship offer with Olympic gold-medal winners tugging on his sleeve? But it wasn't Houston's storied past that swayed Coles. It was a future under the tutelage of head coach Tom Tellez. "I talked to Carl Lewis. I talked to Leroy Burrell," Coles said. "But I couldn't base my decision on what they did. I decided to go there because of the coaching.
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November 22, 1986 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Charles Barkley wants to play for the 76ers against Houston tomorrow night at the Spectrum. But will he? "I think I'm playing, but that's just my opinion," said Barkley, who has been out since Nov. 4, when he suffered a bruised spleen and internal bleeding in a double overtime loss in Indianapolis. Barkley was to be re-evaluated Monday, but says he intends to ask to have that done tomorrow. "Sunday, Monday, that shouldn't make any difference," he said. "Twenty- four hours aren't going to make it or break it. I've been feeling good, haven't had any pain.
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July 9, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE UNION dropped a 1-0 decision in Houston on Saturday night, but remain tied for third place in the East with 27 points. The Dynamo got a second-half goal from Ricardo Clark to secure the win over the Union (7-6-6). "This is a tough league; you're going to win some and you're going to lose some, especially when you play in these kinds of conditions with our third game in 8 days," manager John Hackworth said after the match. "I thought our team put out a fantastic effort. It just wasn't there tonight.
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April 18, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, FOR THE INQUIRER
For Eric Futch, a standout track and field athlete at Penn Wood, it came down to two schools: Houston and Louisiana State. He made his decision two weeks ago. He just didn't tell anybody. On Wednesday, in Penn Wood's auditorium partially filled with family, friends, school administrators, and classmates, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sprinter who holds the PIAA record in the 300-meter hurdles made his college destination public. Futch, wearing a maroon Penn Wood track and field shirt, with a backward Penn Wood hat, sat at a table draped with Houston and LSU T-shirts.
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September 10, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the weekend National: Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3 minutes left to give Washington State its first win at Southern Cal in 13 years, 10-7. Holy Mike Leach. Local: Aaron Wilmer passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as Delaware Valley scored 28 unanswered fourth-period points to beat visiting Rowan, 35-27.   Around town Houston 22, Temple 13 In the inaugural American Athletic Conference game, the visiting Cougars scored 40 fewer points than they had in their opener against FCS Southern.
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October 20, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The turnovers Temple committed Friday night certainly played a role in its eye-opening, 31-10 loss at Houston. But that doesn't hide the fact that Temple (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) absorbed the type of statistical beating that indicates Houston was just a better team. The four turnovers included three P.J. Walker interceptions - two that led to scores - and a crucial Walker fumble at the Houston 1-yard line, ending a drive that could have tied the game at 17 early in the third quarter.
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May 16, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
TEMPLE'S baseball team, in its last regular-season weekend, is going down with a fight. The Owls knocked off No. 16 Houston, 4-1, yesterday at Campbell's Field in Camden. Temple (14-29, 9-13 AAC) clinches a bid in the American Athletic Conference Tournament next week in Clearwater, Fla. Matt Hockenberry (5-5) allowed only three hits, a walk and one unearned run while striking out four in six innings.
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August 25, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Jennifer Gillom scored 29 points as the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, 73-68, last night to win the Western Conference title. In Thursday semifinals, Charlotte (15-13) visits Houston (18-10), the Eastern Conference winner at 7:30, and Phoenix (16-12) hosts New York (17-11) at 9:30 p.m. The league championship will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. New York, which finished second in the East, closed out its season with a 79-72 overtime win over Cleveland before 18,051 fans at Madison Square Garden last night.
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January 22, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Columnist
WHEN ROBERT Covington went undrafted after four productive seasons at Tennessee State, he wasn't sure where his future in basketball might take him. Most assuredly he didn't have in his mind that Rio Grand Valley, Texas, would be his steppingstone to the NBA. After signing a contract with the Rockets in the summer of 2013, Covington yo-yoed between Houston and the Rio Grand Valley Vipers, of the NBA Development League, for the entire season....
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December 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Robby Anderson had the most bittersweet of days during Temple's 24-13 loss to Houston in the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship game. The redshirt senior receiver had a fumble but also a touchdown reception, along with several other clutch catches. On Temple's second series, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson fumbled after making a 14-yard reception. He was hit by linebacker Elandon Roberts, with Houston safety Trevon Stewart recovering on the Cougars' 9-yard line.
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December 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Defending against an accomplished dual-threat quarterback has been Temple's kryptonite all season, and the latest dose was served up by a 5-foot-11, 185-pound dynamo from Houston. Greg Ward Jr. torched the Owls on the ground, and did enough to keep them off-balance with the pass, as Houston beat Temple, 24-13, in Saturday's inaugural American Athletic Conference championship game at TDECU Stadium. Temple (10-3) will learn its bowl assignment on Sunday, with the Dec. 22 Boca Raton Bowl a potential destination.
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December 6, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Containing Ward The dilemma with playing a dual threat quarterback like Houston's Greg Ward Jr. is dealing with his ability to take off from the pocket. The Owls can't allow him to sit in the pocket because he can pick defenses apart with his accuracy. Ward's completion percentage of 69.3 is fourth best nationally. Yet if the Owls have too much pressure, Ward has eight rushes of 30 or more yards with 17 touchdowns. Protecting the passer Temple leads the American Athletic Conference with 33 sacks, while Houston is tied for second with 32. What is interesting is that both teams have multiple players who can get to the quarterback, so neither team can concentrate on stopping one player.
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December 5, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's football players hold no opponent in awe, but this week there has been plenty of respect for Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. All week, any discussion about the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday at Houston usually began with containing Ward, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior. Temple (10-2) has been beaten twice by dual-threat quarterbacks, and Ward certainly fits that description. Ward's 17 rushing touchdowns are a single-season school record for the 11-1 Cougars.
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December 4, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Temple prepares for the American Athletic Conference football championship game at Houston, most of the attention has gone toward stopping prolific Cougars quarterback Greg Ward Jr., and rightly so. Ward has rushed for 17 touchdowns and passed for 16. Yet there are big playmakers on the defensive side, none bigger than Elandon Roberts, a 6-foot, 235-pound senior inside linebacker. Roberts simply couldn't be blocked Saturday in a 52-31 win over Navy that clinched the AAC West Division crown and a berth against Temple (10-2)
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December 3, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Wilson showed he could adjust on the fly with very little problem. The Houston junior showed his old high school form in quickly switching positions for his team's biggest football game of the season. With the West Division of the American Athletic Conference on the line, Wilson had to shift gears in midweek, moving from cornerback to running back because of a key injury for the Cougars. Playing the position for the first time since high school, Wilson rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries Saturday in a 52-31 win over visiting Navy to clinch the division title.
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December 3, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
One potential distraction appears to be off the board for Temple as it prepares for Saturday's American Athletic Conference championship game at Houston. Multiple sources have told The Inquirer that head coach Matt Rhule is no longer talking to Missouri about its vacant football job. A source confirmed that the two sides met on Sunday morning in Philadelphia. Behind the scenes a source says that Temple has been in negotiations with Rhule to ensure that he will stay. And apparently, these negotiations were happening well before Missouri sought permission to speak to Rhule.
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December 2, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple football coach Matt Rhule wasn't thrilled with the question, but he had to know it was coming. A day after talking to Missouri officials about their vacant head coaching job, Rhule was asked if this would lead to any distraction heading into the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday at Houston. "Only if people keep asking it," Rhule said Monday during a conference call with reporters. The Owls (10-2) earned the berth in the game Saturday with a 27-3 win over visiting Connecticut that clinched the AAC East Division.
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