September 16, 2016 |
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people. The women's soccer final four, originally scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, N.C., also needs a home, and Philadelphia is looking into the possibility of offering to host that tournament.
May 16, 2016 |
Did it bother Bruce Arians, new to his job as Temple's head football coach in 1983, that Temple's president, Peter Liacouras, publicly expected Arians' Owls to make it to the Sugar Bowl in short order? It did not. "That's what I thought, too," Arians said over the phone Friday afternoon. "I wanted to work for someone who thought like that. It was fun to work for someone who dreamed the same way you did. " It took Arians three decades to achieve such heights, in his second head-coaching job - in the NFL, with the Arizona Cardinals - but he hasn't forgotten his first head-coaching stop, which is why Arians, just off a plane, returned a call back to Philadelphia.
April 16, 2016 |
Time to get down! How can you resist, when Elmo asks? Join the little guy and his furry and feathered (and felt) friends Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Ernie, and company for Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! on North Broad Street to "Do the Robot" and "Shake Your Head One Time" in an interactive event. That's right - it's a dance party! 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St. Tickets: $15 and $32. Information: 1-800-298-4200 or www.liacourascenter.com . Rule the planet A tree grows in the Kimmel Center.
April 12, 2016 |
Over the weekend, I saw a provocative new campaign ad produced by director Spike Lee in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders. It features a diverse group of supporters speaking out for the presidential hopeful. One of them is the legendary singer and civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte, who says, "People of color have a deeply vested interest in what Bernie Sanders brings to us in this election. " The ad also features the daughter of Eric Garner, a New Yorker who died in 2014 after police put him in a chokehold, and Shaun King, a writer and Black Lives Matter activist.
April 8, 2016 |
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rode the momentum of a string of recent primary and caucus victories into an arena packed with thousands of young supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. "We have a loud, large, raucous crowd tonight!" Sanders said. "This sounds to me like the sound of a political revolution. " His audience roared. The 10,200-seat arena hit capacity, sending an overflow of a few thousand people into the McGonigle Hall practice facility, a group Sanders addressed before the main event.
March 15, 2016 |
A year after being the first team left out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Temple had a much different - and surprising - fate this year. Not only did the Owls earn their first NCAA berth since 2013, on the heels of their 77-62 American Athletic Conference semifinal loss to Connecticut on Saturday, they also avoided the dreaded play-in game in Dayton. Temple (21-11) is the No. 10 seed in the South Region and will play No. 7 Iowa (21-10) in the first round, Friday in Brooklyn.
March 12, 2016 |
ORLANDO - When top-seeded Temple meets No. 9 South Florida Friday afternoon in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal, the Owls will be facing a much different Bulls team. Different in the fact that the Bulls biggest impact player in Thursday's opening 71-66 win over No. 8 East Carolina at the Amway Center, hasn't faced Temple this season. That would be Chris Perry, a 6-foot-8 junior who had 18 points, shooting 7 for 11 from the field and five rebounds in 24 effective minutes against ECU. Temple (20-10)
February 29, 2016
Saturday, noon, the Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPNEWS; WPHT-AM (1210). Records: UCF, 11-15, 5-10 American Athletic Conference; Temple, 17-10, 11-4. On UCF: The Knights are on a six-game losing streak, which began with a 62-60 home loss to Temple on Feb. 6. On Temple: The Owls saw their six-game AAC winning streak snapped with Tuesday's 74-55 loss at Tulsa in a game Temple led by as many as 12 in the first half. Insights Temple seniors Jaylen Bond and Quenton DeCosey need to snap out of mini-slumps.
February 29, 2016 |
Temple is facing a reeling Central Florida team on Saturday. But if the Owls are overconfident, all coach Fran Dunphy has to do is show them the tape of their first meeting. That was on Feb. 6, and Temple escaped with a 62-60 victory in Orlando. That began a six-game losing streak for the Knights. Temple, which is 17-10 overall and in first place with an 11-4 mark in the American Athletic Conference, will earn the top seed in the conference tournament by winning its final three regular-season games.