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February 5, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - After a year of playing it straight - with a ban on gifts, hospitality, and food and drink for public officials in the Capitol - the Wolf administration could be shaking things up. Gov. Wolf's secretary of community and economic development, Dennis M. Davin, was scheduled to attend a Texas cocktail reception on Wednesday, at which natural gas drillers were to network with movers and shakers, according to an event invitation obtained by...
SPORTS
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....
NEWS
January 15, 2016
ARKANSAS Theories clash in murder trial Jurors in the capital murder trial for an Arkansas man accused of killing a real estate agent heard vastly different theories Wednesday, with prosecutors describing a brutal killing and the defense claiming the victim may have accidentally died during a consensual sex act. Prosecutors said during opening statements that Arron Lewis and his estranged wife targeted Beverly Carter as part of a ransom scheme....
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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