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.
June 5, 2014 |
Students roared for the Pickett Campus. They shouted for the Shoemaker Campus, cheered for Simon Gratz High School, and yelled for the Thomas Campus. But at the end of "College Signing Day," they united to create one booming cry for what they had in common: They all attend Mastery Charter Schools. Tuesday's ceremony at Temple University's Liacouras Center was Mastery's second annual College Signing Day, recognizing 460 high school seniors who have pledged to attend and graduate from college.
February 25, 2014 |
IT WAS the perfect ending to a perfect Public League season for Imhotep Institute Charter High guard Deja Reynolds. After verbally committing to play at Temple earlier in the season, the 5-9 junior helped the Imhotep Panthers (22-2) earn a 41-38 victory yesterday over Northeast High (17-4) in the Public League girls' title game at the Liacouras Center. For Reynolds, winning the school's first title was even more bittersweet because it was played at Temple. "It means a lot for me to do it here at Temple," Reynolds said.
February 25, 2014 |
Martin Luther King's march to its first Public League boys' basketball championship was a chemistry-building process that involved blending a bunch of new players. "We spent a lot of time together on and off the court," said 6-foot-8, 200-pound senior forward Jahmir Taylor. "It was important that we get to know each other, become a family. You have to be ready to handle the ups and downs of a season. " Sunday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Taylor and four other transfers helped the new-look Cougars hold off Constitution, 46-44, for top league honors.