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December 19, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first time Temple coach John Chaney saw Nate Blackwell was in 1976 during a summer basketball camp at Cheyney State College. "Despite the fact that you couldn't help but notice how skinny he was, he had a certain cockiness about him," Chaney said. "When I say cocky, I don't mean like a braggart. He just was one of those people who automatically become the leader. "I hardly notice kids' physical profiles when they are that young, but I try to project what they will be like as players down the road.
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February 15, 2001 | by Mike Kern , Daily News Sports Writer
Just when you figured things couldn't get any worse for Temple's basketball team. . . The Owls found out they will be without starting center Ron Rollerson for three to five weeks. The 6-10 junior suffered a severe foot sprain early in the second half of Tuesday's 71-62 loss at St. Joseph's. That leaves John Chaney with eight players, two of whom, Rouldra Thomas and Mamadou Cellou Barry, rarely play. Thomas missed the St. Joe's game with strep throat. His status for Saturday's trip to Massachusetts remains uncertain.
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April 1, 2001 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple assistant coach Nate Blackwell plans to meet today in Philadelphia with an administrator from St. Bonaventure to talk about that school's head-coaching vacancy. Yesterday, Blackwell described the Atlantic Ten job as "interesting," but said that he wouldn't be sure of the school's level of interest or of his own until the meeting today. The job at St. Bonaventure opened up recently when Jim Baron moved across the A-10 to become head coach at Rhode Island. At least one of Baron's assistants has been interviewed to replace him. And Texas assistant Rob Lanier, a former Bonnies assistant, also reportedly is a candidate.
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May 13, 1998 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple assistant basketball coach Nate Blackwell, a candidate to be head coach at Howard University, said last night that Howard's athletic director had asked him to go to the Washington, D.C., school today to talk about the job. It has not been offered to him, he said. "I'll have to wait and see what they're talking about, if they are indeed offering me the job," Blackwell said. "I'll have to hear the details before I make any kind of decision. I don't know enough about the job yet to know if it's the job for me or not. " Blackwell, South Carolina State head coach Cy Alexander and Tulane assistant Julius Smith each had two interviews at the school, which apparently would like to name a new coach this week.
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May 3, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple announced yesterday that Owls basketball assistant Nate Blackwell, who had been suspended indefinitely late in the season after missing a game, had resigned for personal reasons. "I don't want to get into elaborate discussions about it," said Owls coach John Chaney, who had made Blackwell his first Owls recruit two decades ago. "I'd much rather not discuss it anymore. It's going on too long now. I think he has suffered enough and his family has suffered enough. " Blackwell couldn't be reached for comment.
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January 9, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was Jan. 3, 1985, and St. Joseph's basketball team - just back from a holiday tour of Belgium - went onto the Palestra floor to face Temple in another struggle between Big 5 teams. The competition was minimal. Temple won, 77-45. The 32-point spread was the second-widest margin ever among Big 5 opponents at the Palestra (Villanova beat La Salle, 117-82, in 1982). Temple and St. Joseph's, which met three times last season (Temple won twice), will match up again at 7 tonight at the Palestra in an Atlantic 10 game.
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December 31, 1986 | By JOHN BERENGER, Special to the Daily News
There was no phone booth in the University of Toledo's Centennial Hall, so Nate Blackwell couldn't have changed into a new uniform. There was no "S" on his chest, either. It was no disguise Blackwell wore last night as he and his Temple teammates held off Toledo, 75-68, in the championship game of The Blade Classic. It was the real thing, the All-America candidate as advertised. And the 14th-ranked Owls are 11-1, with their ninth consecutive win, because of that. With 16:18 remaining, the Rockets led, 49-48, after a basket by Andy Fisher.
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June 27, 1996 | By Chuck Newman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nate Blackwell won't be unfamiliar with the position. He has sat beside coach John Chaney on Temple's bench before - as a player from 1983 to 1987 and as a part-time coach between 1990 and 1992. But this time, his responsibilities will be different. Chaney named Blackwell, 31, a full-time assistant basketball coach Tuesday, replacing long-time right-hand man Jim Maloney, who died May 3 in an auto accident on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Dean Demopoulos, who has been with Chaney since 1983, was promoted to first assistant coach.
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February 22, 1998 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's easy to forget. That's what that defender from St. Bonaventure must have done the other night, stationing himself on the right shoulder of Pepe Sanchez as Temple's point guard started his move inside. In a flash, Sanchez spun left and fed teammate Lynard Stewart for a dunk. Just another wrinkle you have to deal with when facing the Owls, who play at George Washington today. Sanchez is lefthanded. Backcourt partner Rasheed Brokenborough is a lefty. Lefty Lynn Greer comes off the bench.
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March 5, 1997 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple has been in the Atlantic 10 for 15 seasons. For the eighth time, an Owl was named conference player of the year. Marc Jackson, a 6-10 center who averaged 16.9 points and 9.0 rebounds for a 17-9 team, joins Terence Stansbury (1984), Granger Hall ('85), Nate Blackwell ('87), Tim Perry ('88), Mark Macon ('89), Aaron McKie ('93) and Eddie Jones ('94). Only two others won the award as underclassmen. Macon was a sophomore, and McKie a junior. Only two players have won the award twice - Rutgers's James Baily in 1978 and '79 and St. Bonaventure's Earl Belcher in 1980 and '81. There has been speculation Jackson might enter the NBA draft early.
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February 3, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Chaney's family and his friends know how much the former Temple coach dislikes receiving honors, which is why they kept rather quiet as plans were being made to pay tribute to him and fellow Hall of Fame coach Harry Litwack with statues in the lobby of the Liacouras Center. Saturday, the statues honoring Chaney and Litwack were unveiled about two hours prior to the start of Temple's game against Villanova. The ceremony, witnessed by dozens of Owls who played under Chaney, pleased the 82-year-old coach, but one got the feeling that he would have tried to stop it had he known about it sooner.
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January 10, 2007 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ramone Moore is the soft-spoken and unassuming type. So much so that when it came time for the Southern senior to announce his college destination, he let three others spill it. Of course, the news that Moore, a versatile 6-foot-4 guard, was headed to Temple already had leaked. But yesterday's news conference was his big moment. It also happened to be a big moment and a source of pride for the once-prestigious Southern program, the school itself, and the School District of Philadelphia.
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September 30, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark Macon, Temple's all-time leading basketball scorer, was hired yesterday by John Chaney as an assistant coach, filling a spot on Chaney's staff that had been open since Nate Blackwell was let go after last season. "The only strange part is sitting in the office as an adult, as a coach," Macon, 34, said yesterday by phone from Temple's basketball office. He said he still looks at himself as a student under Chaney. "It's still almost like a father-son relationship," Macon said.
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May 3, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple announced yesterday that Owls basketball assistant Nate Blackwell, who had been suspended indefinitely late in the season after missing a game, had resigned for personal reasons. "I don't want to get into elaborate discussions about it," said Owls coach John Chaney, who had made Blackwell his first Owls recruit two decades ago. "I'd much rather not discuss it anymore. It's going on too long now. I think he has suffered enough and his family has suffered enough. " Blackwell couldn't be reached for comment.
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April 29, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple basketball coach John Chaney said yesterday that he had officially "released" former assistant Nate Blackwell from his job but had no plans to replace him. "That job is no job," Chaney said. "Right now, I don't plan to fill it. We'll see what happens after the [summer] recruiting period. I'll take another look at it in September. " Chaney said "there's no chance" he could hire Blackwell again after he suspended him for missing a game late in the regular season.
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March 29, 2003 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The comparisons were striking, at least according to the person who should know the most, Temple basketball coach John Chaney. Following Thursday's 63-58 overtime loss to visiting Minnesota in a quarterfinal game in the National Invitation Tournament at the Liacouras Center, Chaney compared this year's 18-16 Temple team to one that is close to his heart - his first squad in 1982-83. "One of my best years in coaching was my first year at Temple because that team was one of the cornerstones of our program," Chaney said.
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March 9, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple coach John Chaney announced yesterday that he had suspended assistant coach Nate Blackwell indefinitely. "He wasn't at the game the other night, so I did what I had to do," Chaney said at his news conference after the Owls lost by 96-65 to Xavier in Cincinnati. "Hopefully, he'll be a better person maybe someday. " Blackwell, 38, did not travel with the team for yesterday's game. Chaney had said that Blackwell was in a car accident on Feb. 26 and wasn't at Temple's home game with Massachusetts that night.
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February 9, 2003 | By Shawn Pastor FOR THE INQUIRER
The players from North Cambridge Catholic High School recognized the big guy wearing No. 44 for Temple - the guy who collected eight points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots in the first 10 minutes of the game. It was the same guy who averaged 24 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 blocked shots per game while playing for coach James McGrail's North Cambridge squad in Massachusetts two years ago. Temple coach John Chaney, on the other hand, had never seen freshman center Keith Butler dominate a game the way he did yesterday afternoon as the Owls scored a 61-50 victory over Massachusetts at the Mullins Center.
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December 15, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Their rickety road show finally over, the Temple Owls won't be bringing home snapshots. Their coach is down with pneumonia. Their jump shots didn't reach the end of the trip. To this point, progress can't even be measured in wins and losses. Yesterday, there was some easy-to-spot improvement. Showing the most reliable version yet of their matchup zone, the Owls made three-quarters of a game of it against 15th-ranked Illinois before falling away, 70-54. Scattered shooting was the obvious culprit.
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December 13, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Chaney, recuperating from pneumonia, said all his doctors - "at least 15 of them" - told him to get rest, but he couldn't do it at Temple University Hospital. Not with so many friends stopping by his room. "Telling them they were my brother, my uncle," Chaney said yesterday afternoon. "I had 50 people in there the day before yesterday. " On Wednesday afternoon, Temple's Hall of Fame basketball coach was released after three nights at the hospital and allowed to go to his home in Mount Airy.
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