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.
March 15, 2016 |
The searing pain of the year before was still palpable for Fran Dunphy and his Temple basketball players as they arrived for a meeting Sunday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. The Owls had chartered back to Philadelphia from Orlando after a disappointing Saturday afternoon loss to Connecticut in the American Athletic Conference semifinals and the only thing that they could be sure of on Selection Sunday was that they were not a sure thing to make the 68-team NCAA tournament. "I was up most of the night just thinking about it," said senior guard Quenton DeCosey, the Owls' leading scorer.
February 18, 2016 |
A look at Wednesday night's Villanova at Temple men's basketball game: Who: No. 1 Villanova (22-3) at unranked Temple (16-8) When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center (sold out). TV: ESPN2. Radio: WTEL (610-AM, Villanova); WPHT (1210-AM, Temple). Series: Villanova, which leads 46-43, has won the last two and seven of the last 10. One of those losses, however, was in 2009-10 when Temple upset No. 3 Villanova behind a monster game by Owls guard Juan Fernandez.
November 13, 2015 |
Unlike Allen Iverson, Temple women's basketball coach Tonya Cardoza loves to talk about practice. "Who starts, who plays, it's all based on practice," Cardoza explained last Saturday after Temple surged from a third-quarter tie to beat Division II Bloomfield in a preseason game at McGonigle Hall. She can now count on help to replace players not getting the job done. The Owls' nongame activities offer more bodies to compete for playing time than a year ago, when an undermanned roster consisted of a bunch of youngsters around lone senior Tyonna Williams, now on the coaching staff as a special assistant to Cardoza.
October 24, 2015 |
Temple's goal to build a football stadium on campus has received "some seven-figure commitments" for funding, the chairman of the university's board of trustees said Thursday. Chairman Patrick O'Connor confirmed that a proposed 35,000-seat stadium with an estimated cost of $100 million is being pursued for the northwest corner of campus. He said the issue is expected to be discussed at the December trustees meeting. "We are moving forward and exploring every option," he said. The stadium would rise about a block or two behind the Liacouras Center.
October 5, 2014 |
The time is now for Jaylen Bond, and Bond couldn't be any happier. After sitting out last season after transferring from Texas, the 6-7, 225-junior from Plymouth Whitemarsh is finally ready to play for the Temple. "I can't wait and I'm really looking forward to it," Bond said on Friday, following the Owls' first official practice at McGonigle Hall. "I feel like I've become an all-around better player. I learned a lot while watching and now I just want to play. " Bond will get that opportunity at last when the Owls open the 2014-15 season on Nov. 14 at home against American.
October 1, 2014 |
As part of its effort to improve the student-athlete experience, Temple unveiled the newly renovated Nancy and Donald Resnick Academic Support Center on Monday. The university began renovating the center in August. Located on the ground floor at McGonigle Hall, the area houses six private student services rooms for tutoring, peer mentoring and private study; 10 new offices for advisers and learning specialists; an expanded computer lab with 36 computers; and a seating capacity that has gone from 34 to approximately 100. "This is very important for our student-athletes," athletic director Kevin Clark said.
January 6, 2014 |
Temple junior Tyonna Williams hit five three-pointers on her way to 19 points, and the Owls routed Central Florida, 75-54, Saturday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. "Tyonna was looking to shoot more today," said Temple coach Tonya Cardoza. "We needed her to make some threes, and she took that to heart. " Temple (8-5, 2-1 American Athletic) broke the game open with a 15-2 run to open the second half and never looked back. Zykira Lewis led the Knights (8-6, 1-2) with 13 points. Villanova 68, Providence 59 - Devon Kane (Notre Dame Academy)
December 24, 2013 |
Villanova edged Temple, 59-58, in Big Five women's basketball Sunday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. Caroline Coyer led Villanova (9-1, 2-1) with 19 points off the bench. Freshman Feyonda Fitzgerald led Temple (6-4, 1-2) with 23 points. Holy Family 72, Sciences 61 - The Tigers (5-5, 3-0) stayed perfect in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference conference as they defeated the Devils (9-3, 4-1) at home. College of St. Rose 54, Chestnut Hill 47 - A late rally fell short as the Griffins lost to the Golden Knights in the Holiday Classic in Albany, N.Y. Junior Shayla Felder (Cheltenham)
December 8, 2013 |
Blair Alston didn't know who the "guy in the suit" was who stood at the front of Temple University's Student Pavilion on Friday afternoon. Alston, a junior on the men's track and field team, received an e-mail Friday morning to attend a mandatory student-athlete meeting. And Alston did not know what to think when Temple athletic director Kevin G. Clark - the man in the suit - told the assembly of 150 student athletes that seven sports would be eliminated. Along with men's indoor and outdoor track, Temple announced that it would eliminate baseball; softball; men's gymnastics; and men's and women's rowing.