January 24, 2015 |
Point guard Will Cummings regained his health. His Temple team rediscovered its perimeter game. The collective confidence of the Owls also returned Thursday in a 73-48 rout of South Florida at the Liacouras Center. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and boosted Temple's record to 13-7 and 4-3 in the American Athletic Conference. It also matched Temple's largest margin of victory this season, equaled in a 77-52 win over Kansas. The recent losses came against Tulsa, SMU, and Cincinnati, the top three teams in the AAC. South Florida (7-12, 1-5)
January 16, 2015 |
This one was a true punch in the gut for Temple's basketball team. Leading by 13 points early in the second half, the Owls saw Philadelphia product Markus Kennedy put the team on his back as SMU defeated Temple, 60-55, Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center. It was the second straight loss for Temple (12-6, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) and the second consecutive game in which the Owls squandered a double-digit lead in the second half. SMU has won 11 of 12 to improve to 13-4, 4-1. "We have got to find a way to close out games," said Temple guard Jesse Morgan, who had a team-high 15 points.
January 6, 2015 |
At this point, opponents have to know how it's going to be. A Temple shot goes up - maybe a corner three, even a fastbreak layup - and one Owls player must be accounted for. It may not matter. "I hope - I feel like that should be in the scouting report," Jaylen Bond said Sunday in a hallway of the Liacouras Center. "That they do their best to try and box me out. " Bond suffered a sprained ankle just before the season began, which probably kept people from seeing exactly what Temple had in the transfer from Texas early on. It's obvious now, beyond Sunday's big offensive showing, when Bond hit 10 of 15 shots for a career-high 21 points, scoring 13 of Temple's first 19 points as the Owls beat Central Florida, 84-78.
December 2, 2014 |
TEMPLE COACH Fran Dunphy said he considered giving Jaylen Bond his first start as an Owl yesterday, but that was before the forward turned his right ankle in Friday's practice. It probably won't be much longer, then, until the Plymouth-Whitemarsh product slides into the starting spot he would've likely held from Day 1 if not for a preseason injury on the same ankle. Though he's still working his way back to full strength, Bond yesterday produced by far the best of his four games with Temple.
November 29, 2014 |
With the 2014 release of his debut full-length studio album People Keep Talking , University of Pennsylvania graduate Steven Markowitz - nom de rap , Hoodie Allen - fully realizes his dream of making pop-rap harder and sharper without losing its melodic sensibilities. "Don't waste time trying to convince everyone of your purpose, just know and focus on bettering yourself," Markowitz said from New York. He plays the Liacouras Center on Saturday. " People Keep Talking took a minute to drop, considering the mix-tapes and EPs like All American [I did]
November 17, 2014 |
WILL CUMMINGS said it was probably the third grade the last time his team put an offensive effort like last night's together and still won. He also said he'd never seen a zone quite like the one American threw at his Temple team. But luckily for Cummings and the rest of the Owls, their opponents' scoring output was the just a little bit worse as Temple staved off a late surge from the Patriot League's defending champions and won, 40-37, at the Liacouras Center. Temple never trailed in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic opening game.
September 4, 2014 |
BERNARD HOPKINS doesn't want to be on any pound-for-pound list should he beat Sergey Kovalev. To place him on one of those lists with some of the top fighters in the world would, as he said, make him human. With a 50th birthday approaching in January, Hopkins continues to reaffirm his new nickname of "The Alien. " So there he sat in the Fox Gittis Room inside the Liacouras Center at Temple yesterday, waxing poetic on his age, his upcoming light heavyweight unification bout, boxing history and, of course, pound-for-pound lists.
August 29, 2014 |
Temple will open its second season in the American Conference against defending national champion Connecticut on New Year's Eve, on the road. The Owls also will close the regular season against the Huskies on March 7 at the Liacouras Center. They'll play eight AAC teams twice and the remaining two once. They'll only get Memphis on the road (Feb. 7) and Houston on North Broad (Feb. 26). Tulane, Tulsa and East Carolina are the new members of the conference, with Louisville (ACC)
June 5, 2014 |
Former President Bill Clinton is among a high-powered cast of dignitaries scheduled to speak at the memorial service for Lewis Katz at Temple University on Wednesday morning. Gov. Corbett, former Gov. Ed Rendell, Bill Cosby, Mayor Nutter, New Jersey Sen. Cory A. Booker, and Inquirer editor William K. Marimow also are on the list of 15 speakers expected to bid goodbye to Katz, the philanthropist and Temple benefactor who was killed Saturday in a plane crash outside Boston. "It's very clearly going to be a place where people will want to come and pay their respects to Lewis Katz," said Temple spokesman Ray Betzner.