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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 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
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
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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January 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After a lackluster first half in which Temple was fortunate to be down by just five points, Quenton DeCosey put the Owls on his back. DeCosey scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as Temple defeated East Carolina, 78-60, in an American Athletic Conference game Saturday night at the Liacouras Center. It matched DeCosey's season high, when he scored 24 points in a loss to Butler, and was four shy of his career high. Devin Coleman, who came off the bench for the second straight game after starting the first 12, added 17 points for Temple.
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December 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Delaware State hadn't found a way to win yet this season - many of their opponents had paid the Hornets to show up in deeper waters - but Temple let the Hornets dream a little bit before the Owls eventually took care of business in a 78-63 win Saturday at the Liacouras Center. "I think there's a lot of danger," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said later. "It's exactly what we thought as we're sitting there on the sidelines. We started off, we just didn't make any shots early. I thought we had some really clean looks and made no shots.
SPORTS
December 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Who: Delaware State (0-10) at Temple (4-5). Where: The Liacouras Center. When: Saturday, 4 p.m. TV/radio: ESPN3; WPHT 1210 AM. Delaware State's Top three: G DeAndre Haywood, 6-2, Jr., 9.0 ppg., 2.9 rpg.; G Devin Morgan Jr., 5-10, Fr. 8.1 ppg., 2.0 rpg.; F Todd Hughes, 6-3, So., 5.3 ppg., 2.8 rpg. Temple's top three: G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 14.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg.; F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.9 ppg., 7.3 rpg.; F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9,...
SPORTS
December 1, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOR THE FIRST time in program history, three of Temple's first four games were against ranked opponents, including the opener against then-No. 1 North Carolina. The most ambitious John Chaney - who of course would play anyone - ever got so early was playing three Top 25s in the first five. He did it twice, the last time in 1993-94, when his Owls had current assistant Aaron McKie, Eddie Jones and Rick Brunson back from a group that was coming off a Final Eight appearance. Fran Dunphy's guys have six more games against teams that are currently in the poll, and the next one isn't until Dec. 29 at No. 24 Cincinnati.
SPORTS
November 29, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After facing the former No. 1 team in the nation and two others that were ranked at the time, Temple's basketball team returns after a week off for its first home game of the season when the Owls host Delaware in a nonconference game on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. The Owls (1-3) have been off since Sunday's 74-68 loss to then-No. 16 Utah in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Delaware (2-1) has been idle since Tuesday's home 73-72 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
SPORTS
October 30, 2015 | BY MICHAEL GUISE, Daily News Staff Writer guisem@phillynews.com
IN PROFESSOR Luca Pallucchini's calculus class in Wachman Hall on Monday, Kevin Cremi couldn't keep his eyes off his cellphone. It was after noon, and the freshman undeclared major was anxious, waiting for an announcement about where "College GameDay," ESPN's weekly national college football pregame show, would set up on Saturday. At 12:41 p.m., Cremi's phone vibrated, with one notification from ESPN "SportsCenter" and another from Bleacher Report. After a quick glance, Cremi began pumping his fist from his table and smiling.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
There are so many disarming, alarming, and charming elements of any R. Kelly show, you'd need a clicker to keep count. And all were on display Thursday night, when Kelly played a packed-to-the-rafters show at Temple University's Liacouras Center just before the pope's Philly visit. This gig found the shades-wearing crooner getting towel-downs from female fans, dancing a "Bump N' Grind" to his simmering hit of the same name, and loudly posing provocative questions to his devoted crowd, such as "How many of you have made babies to my music?"
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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