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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 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.
SPORTS
December 2, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
To show how dangerous Houston's football team is on offense, last week the Cougars were without one of the top running backs in school history and still put 52 points on the board. Now the question is whether that running back, Kenneth Farrow, will be able to play against Temple on Saturday when Houston hosts the American Athletic Conference championship game. Speaking on a conference call with reporters Monday, Houston coach Tom Herman said that Farrow is listed as day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.
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December 2, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
TEMPLE FOOTBALL coach Matt Rhule talks all the time about blocking out the noise. As his 20th-ranked Owls (10-2) - who already have tied a program record for wins in a season that's stood for 36 years - prepare to play at No. 18 Houston (11-1) on Saturday afternoon for the American Conference title and probably a spot in a New Year's bowl game, the only outside distraction might be his status. Missouri, which won the SEC East in 2013 and '14 but went 1-7 in the conference this season, reportedly met with Rhule on Sunday to talk about its job opening.
SPORTS
November 17, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE COULD have won the American Athletic East Division Saturday night at South Florida. Instead the Owls (8-2, 5-1) lost for the second time in three weeks and dropped out of the Associated Press Top 25. This one wasn't like Notre Dame. They scored first, then gave up 31 of the next 34. The Bulls (6-4, 4-2), who generated 556 yards of offense, scored on plays covering 48, 57 and 68 yards. They had 326 on the ground, 230 from Marlon Mack (on 21 carries). In their first eight games the Owls allowed 126 points, with nobody getting more than 26 on them.
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Houston Dynamo defender Sheanon Williams isn't prescribing to the old theory that when he takes the field Sunday for A game as a Major League Soccer opponent at PPL Park, that it will be just another match. Williams, who joined the Union late in their inaugural season in 2010, was traded to the Dynamo on July 23. He had been in an out of the lineup, but since coming to Houston has only been in. Williams has started all eight games, seven at right back and one at left, and has never left the field.
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August 24, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - He is 36 and a parent himself, so when, on his first day as a Los Angeles Dodger, Chase Utley was asked whether he was thrilled that his mother and father would now be able to see him play more often, it sounded somewhat silly. But, as Utley likes to say, that's baseball. In his sport, it's often difficult to separate the child from the adult. Fittingly, it was the affection a young Utley still felt for his hometown team that, after weeks of discussions involving other West Coast contenders, led to the waiver deal that sent the six-time Phillies all-star to the Dodgers last week.
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May 29, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
BALTIMORE - The Houston Astros have planned a 10-year celebration of their pennant-winning team later this summer and new manager A.J. Hinch can't wait. Not because he wants to see the wide-gaped faces of his young nucleus as they shake hands with Bagwell, Biggio, Clemens and the other Hall-of-Fame-caliber veteran talent that propelled that wild-card team. Because he wants to see what they do to current teammate Chad Qualls after he takes his place among all those graybeards.
NEWS
March 10, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  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.
SPORTS
February 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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