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April 16, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who needs a marketing degree when you've got Vince McMahon as a role model? Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 38, has worked his way up from small clubs to commanding arena-sized audiences - he will play the Liacouras Center on Thursday - in part by taking cues from the WWE owner. As in professional wrestling, almost everything Iglesias does is a carefully coordinated marketing plan. He's become a merchandising machine. He has mall kiosks in markets where he's particularly popular. He sells T-shirts, hats, toys, anything you can think of bearing his cherubic face, or nickname: Fluffy.
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March 29, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
This might not be a popular sentiment, but I'll take Best Coast over Green Day any day, even though, at the Liacouras Center on Wednesday, it's Billie Joe Armstrong's Berkeley-based punks who will headline and Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno's sun-soaked garage pop that will open the bill. "I can't compare myself to Billie Joe," says Best Coast's singer-songwriter Cosentino via e-mail. "I'm not even on that level. One of the first songs I learned on guitar was 'Time of Your Life.' Green Day was influential to me as a teenager, and later on, as a writer.
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March 16, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo and Friends is in town through Sunday at the Liacouras Center. The plot of the show begins with Sam delivering the mail to Sesame Street and sharing a secret that Elmo and his friends can go on an imaginary journey to visit their pen pals if they use their imagination. Ernie becomes captain of the Good Ship Rubber Duckie, and Elmo plays drums in an African rain forest. With the power of imagination, kids will learn from Elmo and his friends that they can fulfill their dreams by using their imagination.
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November 29, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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]
SPORTS
March 20, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several years ago, when Temple assistant women's basketball coach Ervin Monier was on a summer recruiting jaunt at a national tournament in Washington for his boss, Dawn Staley, he was attracted to the play of 6-foot-2 forward-center Candice Dupree. "Everyone was busy watching someone at the other court, but I could see she could be something special for us," Monier said yesterday. If the sophomore from Tampa, Fla., wasn't attracting a crowd that day, she certainly is now. Dupree was the most valuable player of the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament two weeks ago in leading the 21-9 Owls to their second title in three seasons and an automatic berth into the NCAA 64-team field.
SPORTS
January 24, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The latest chapter in this doomed Temple season unfolded a little differently last night. This time, the Owls came from ahead and lost it at the end. They were nine points clear of Richmond, looking as if they would get to smile for a change. That was with 9 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the game at the Liacouras Center. The clock might as well have said midnight. The Owls made only one more shot from the field, when Temple center Kevin Lyde picked up an air ball and banked it in. Some things had not changed.
SPORTS
January 22, 2009
Who: Temple (9-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10) vs. Saint Louis (11-6, 2-1) When: 8 o'clock Where: Liacouras Center TV/Radio: None/WPHT (1210-AM)
SPORTS
February 15, 2014
The winter storm that crippled the region on Thursday forced the postponement of Temple's home game against 13th-ranked Louisville. The game will be played Friday at 6 p.m. at the Liacouras Center and will be telecast on ESPN2.
SPORTS
February 13, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Temple point guard Will Cummings and forward Jaylen Bond were 70 seconds into their postgame session with the media Tuesday night when they were asked how helpful the crowd had been during the Owls' 16-point win over Cincinnati. The man asking the question looked young enough to be a Temple student. If he was pleased by the raucous atmosphere inside the Liacouras Center during a terrific performance by Cummings, Bond, and the entire Temple team, he had every right to be. "It was a great crowd," Cummings said.
SPORTS
March 4, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The women's Atlantic 10 title game will be all Philly, with Temple and Saint Joseph's both advancing in yesterday's semifinals at the Liacouras Center. Stacey Smalls made five free throws in the final 20 seconds of overtime and Lisa Jakubowicz made a key offensive rebound as the Owls beat Massachusetts, 67-61. Temple advanced to the A-10 conference title game for the first time in 13 years. In the other game, Susan Moran had 32 points and Stephanie Graff added 18 as the Hawks defeated Xavier, 90-80.
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April 16, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who needs a marketing degree when you've got Vince McMahon as a role model? Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 38, has worked his way up from small clubs to commanding arena-sized audiences - he will play the Liacouras Center on Thursday - in part by taking cues from the WWE owner. As in professional wrestling, almost everything Iglesias does is a carefully coordinated marketing plan. He's become a merchandising machine. He has mall kiosks in markets where he's particularly popular. He sells T-shirts, hats, toys, anything you can think of bearing his cherubic face, or nickname: Fluffy.
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March 27, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS took the court at the Liacouras Center last night for the final time. Fifty-six games; 586 points. Innumerable covers of Reel Big Fish's "Sell Out" from the Temple band. It's all over for Cummings on North Broad Street after Temple's 77-59 win over Louisiana Tech in the NIT, propelling the Owls to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Tuesday against Miami. Cummings went out the same way he spent those previous 55 career home games: dropping buckets and dimes, while leaving Temple's opponent wondering at all times where he was on the court.
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March 27, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The NIT and its relevance are all about vantage points. When teams sit in front of a campus television set on Selection Sunday with their hearts and minds racing as an NCAA committee hands out the 68 invitations to the bigger and better basketball tournament, the NIT is the last place in the world they want to be. You don't walk around your practice gym, as Temple coach Fran Dunphy did that night, waiting for your phone to buzz with this message: "Congratulations,...
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March 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Cummings has been asked to lead this year's Temple team in a variety of ways, and the 6-foot-2 senior point guard has certainly complied. Lead on the floor. Lead off the floor. When the team faced its biggest adversity of the season? Cummings was there to address the masses. It's difficult to comprehend a more thorough leader than Cummings, who has never been the most boisterous person. In fact, he has had to work on being vocal. And even though his teammates listen attentively, Cummings would much rather lead with just the basketball in his hands.
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March 24, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
ALL OF LAST YEAR, Jesse Morgan waited. The transfer from UMass sat idle as Temple suffered through a 9-22 season - the program's most losses ever - hoping for a chance to contribute in his native Philadelphia after spending three seasons with the Minutemen. The Olney High graduate scored a career-high 20 points yesterday in the Owls' 90-77 victory over George Washington (22-13) in a second-round NIT game at the Liacouras Center. "It's good, man, to get back home in Philly and play in front of all of your friends and family, play with some terrific guys like Jaylen [Bond]
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
What: NIT first round Who: No. 8 seed Bucknell (19-14) at No. 1 Temple (23-10) When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPN3/WPHT-1210 AM Coaches: Bucknell, Dave Paulsen (21st season, 396-213, 7th season at Bucknell, 134-93); Temple, Fran Dunphy (26th season, 500-270, 9th season at Temple, 190-107). All-time series: Temple leads 29-5. The Owls have won 10 in a row. Last meeting: Temple won, 80-54, on Jan. 6, 1982. Most recent game: Bucknell lost to Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals, 80-74, on March 8. Temple lost in the American Athletic Conference semifinals to SMU, 69-56, on March 14. What's next: The winner advances to meet the winner of the game between No. 5 George Washington and No. 4 Pittsburgh.
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March 13, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Josh Brown hit the winning shot with 2.4 seconds left in Temple's 61-60 win at Memphis on Feb. 7, teammate Obi Enechionyia was so excited that his first instinct was to run onto the court. Of course, Enechionyia soon realized that running with a boot on his foot wouldn't be practical, so he let the celebration come to him. That was the first of three games that Enechionyia missed with a sprained right ankle. He has provided the Owls with a major spark and could be a difference maker when the teams reunite.
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March 11, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TEMPLE WAS sleepwalking through the first half of a late-season contest against lowly Houston in a game the Owls had to win. The Cougars came into the Liacouras Center with a 1-13 league record and a 9-17 mark overall, but they were the hungrier team and took a five-point lead into halftime. Coach Fran Dunphy didn't seem overly concerned. He told the Owls to just stay the course. Dunph can get on his players with the best of them, but coaches can't scream and yell all the time. It will diminish the message and burn the players out. So point guard Will Cummings brought the heat.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Thursday at 7 p.m Where: Williams Arena, Greenville, N.C. Records: Temple (20-9, 11-5 American Athletic Conference); East Carolina (13-16, 6-10). TV/Radio: ESPNU/WPHT-1210 AM. Coaches: Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 187-106); ECU, Jeff Lebo (5th season, 86-77). Last time out: Temple beat visiting Houston, 66-54, last Thursday. ECU won at University of Central Florida, 71-66 on Saturday. Last meeting between the two: Temple won, 66-53 on Feb. 14 at the Liacouras Center.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's danger everywhere this time of year, giving Temple no room to look past any opponent. And for the second straight game, Temple is playing a sub-.500 team, one that could help ruin the Owls' NCAA aspirations. The Owls, who are 20-9 (11-5 in the American Athletic Conference) after last Thursday's 66-54 home win over struggling Houston, visit East Carolina, in Thursday's key AAC game. East Carolina (13-16, 6-10) showed some fight against Temple during a 66-53 loss at the Liacouras Center on Feb. 14. The Pirates trailed by as many as 18 points early in the second half.
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