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March 26, 1988
It would take a mathematician to compute the odds against two teams from the same city reaching the Final Eight in National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball. Whatever the odds are, you can be sure they are astronomical. That's a full fourth of the best teams in the country coming from the same place. The odds against Temple and Villanova advancing all the way to the Final Four, of course, would be virtually unthinkable, if it weren't for some past history. By tomorrow - after surprising Villanova upsets Oklahoma and No. 1 Temple humbles Duke - the unthinkable will have occurred.
SPORTS
January 8, 2008 | By STEVE KING, kings@phillynews.com
When you spend most of your life towering above your peers, the only thing you grow to expect is people looking up to you. Nearly everyone has looked up to Lavoy Allen since the day he decided to pick up a basketball 5 years ago as a freshman at Pennsbury High School. They weren't looking up to him just because he stood more than 6 inches taller than everyone else. They were looking up to him with high expectations on the basketball court. "I think that year had to be the hardest time of my life.
SPORTS
March 19, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple probably didn't have any business being in the NCAA Tournament in the first place. The Owls start two freshmen on the back line, a sophomore point guard who didn't play the position in high school, two junior anchors who sat out the first season as Proposition 48 casualties. They don't have much depth and lost their only two seniors some 10 weeks ago to injury and academics. Yet, the seventh-seeded Owls (18-12) are in the second round after dumping 10th-seeded Missouri, 75-61, last night in a West Regional opener.
SPORTS
December 2, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
John Chaney was right when he said his Owls didn't deserve to be ranked seventh in the nation before they had played their first game. They probably should have been rated higher. And after last night's impressive 73-59 win over No. 3 Kansas at Allen Field House, they figure to be. As opening statements go, it was quite a mouthful. The Owls seemed to pick up right where they left off last March, when they made a magical run in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight.
SPORTS
September 7, 2007
Temple's basketball team will open its Atlantic 10 season on Jan. 12 at Charlotte, one of the three conference teams the Owls play twice. Their conference home opener is Jan. 16 against defending champion Xavier. Temple also plays Saint Joseph's and Fordham twice. The Hawks visit the Liacouras Center on Jan. 26, and host the Owls at the Palestra on March 2. Temple and La Salle meet once, in the March 8 finale at the Gola Arena. The Owls open at Tennessee on Nov. 9 before heading to the eight-team Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, where they'll open against Providence.
SPORTS
October 2, 2004 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University has fired former Owls star Paul Palmer as a sideline reporter on its radio broadcast team for Temple football games. Palmer, a Temple Hall of Famer who holds the Owls' rushing record with 4,895 career yards, was in his fourth season in the role. Palmer worked Temple's game at Toledo last week. Although WPHT-AM (1210) carries Owls games live, the university coordinates and produces the radio broadcasts. The details surrounding Palmer's departure were unknown last night.
SPORTS
July 12, 1991 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple basketball recruit Belefia Parks has achieved the necessary minimum score of 18 on his American College Test and is eligible to play for the Owls as a freshman. Parks, a 5-10 guard from Chicago's Simeon Vocational High School, averaged 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds last season and was an all-city selection. He is expected to provide at least backup help for junior Vic Carstarphen at the point position this season. Parks, who signed a national letter of intent with the Owls in May, is described as a "streetwise, heady-type" player by Taylor Bell, who covered him for the Chicago Sun-Times.
SPORTS
November 21, 2011
KRISTEN McCARTHY had 11 points and 12 rebounds, Shey Peddy scored 13 and BJ Williams had 11 points and six assists, but Temple (2-2) dropped a 58-52 decision at Northern Illinois (2-1) yesterday. The Owls shot 34 percent from the field (3-for-15 threes), 65 percent from the free-throw line, and were outrebounded, 39-30. Temple heads to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam Tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend, opening with sixth-ranked Texas A&M on Friday.  
SPORTS
December 7, 2011
Brittany Lewis scored 14 points to lead Temple in a 68-33 rout of Kent State in women's basketball action last night at the Liacouras Center. Kristen McCarthy and Shey Peddy added 13 points apiece in a game Temple (4-5) never trailed as it took a 32-12 lead in the firsthalf, despite shooting 3-of-19 from the arc and just 41 percent from the field. Itziar Llobet was the only player in double figures for Kent State (1-6), finishing with 13 points. Diamon Beckford added nine.
SPORTS
December 1, 2011
Ten Temple Owls earned All-Mid-American Conference team honors for football, the league announced yesterday. Named to the first team were senior offensive lineman Pat Boyle, junior running back Bernard Pierce, senior tight end Evan Rodriguez and senior defensive end Adrian Robinson. It was the third straight year that Pierce and Robinson were named to the first team. Named to the second team were senior linebacker Tahir Whitehead and junior punter Brandon McManus. Third-team honorees were senior offensive lineman Wayne Tribue junior running back Matt Brown, senior defensive end Morkeith Brown and senior safety Kevin Kroboth.
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August 14, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Entering training camp, Temple appeared to have some questions about its secondary. But during the early portion of practice, coach Matt Rhule seems pleased with the play of his defensive backs, especially his safeties. "The safeties are playing at a high level," Rhule said on Friday after the first of two steamy practices. One of the big changes was moving junior Sean Chandler from cornerback to safety in an attempt to allow him to make even more big plays. Known as "Champ," Chandler made plenty of big plays at corner, with four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, last year.
SPORTS
August 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
NEWPORT, R.I. - There has been a name change, but little else is different for Phillip Walker, Temple's senior quarterback who spent his first three seasons known as P.J. As he was in his first three seasons, Walker will be the starter, and he already has thrown a school-record 52 touchdown passes. Walker has always exuded a quiet confidence, and even though this year's Owls have been described as his team, he said that nothing was different this offseason. "I have been doing things the same I always have and I am the same guy," Walker said Tuesday during the American Athletic Conference's football media day. Actually he's not exactly the same guy. Walker is listed at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, but he says he's up to 210 pounds and appears to have spent some serious time in the weight room.
SPORTS
July 12, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
IN FEBRUARY Brandon McManus kicked three field goals to help the Denver Broncos win their first Super Bowl since general manager John Elway was their quarterback. He has a massive ring that he recently received to show for it, after making all 10 of his attempts during the playoff run, the first to ever do that. Sunday, the former Temple Owl was back at his high school, North Penn in Lansdale, to conduct a football skills camp for kids both young and older at Crawford Stadium with an assist from some of his college teammates.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, STAFF WRITER
The seemingly endless woods flanking Route 72 might seem just "trees, trees, trees" to most motorists whizzing to and from the Jersey Shore. But to Russell Juelg, these were not mere "woods" he was visiting on this drizzly afternoon, but one of the newest additions to the vast and rustic Franklin Parker Preserve in the Pinelands of Burlington County. "I had to use four-wheel drive the last time I came through here," he said, inching his car along a narrow sand road. Then he paused alongside a broad patch of low, gauzy green and got out of the car. "Sand myrtle," he said, crouching down.
SPORTS
May 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich was on the phone with NFL teams that were looking to sign him as a potential free agent after the seventh round of the draft. Then Matakevich got a call he said he had to take. It was from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. "It caught me off guard, and then I saw on the TV that Pittsburgh was picking next," Matakevich said on Monday in a phone interview. Indeed, he was picked next, the 246th overall selection in a 253-player draft.
SPORTS
April 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy junior Taylor Lucey has a simple philosophy when it comes to scoring goals. On Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Commonwealth recruit employed the mantra to net the game-winning goal against rival and defending Inter-Ac champion Agnes Irwin. "With shooting," Lucey said, "we always tell everyone, 'Shoot as hard as you can. If you're going to shoot it, shoot it like you're going to shoot it through the goalie.' " With time dwindling in a nip-and-tuck contest at windswept and nippy Episcopal, Lucey controlled the ball in traffic and fired low to give EA an 11-10 victory.
SPORTS
April 2, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Lila Barker has grown into a leader precisely when the Agnes Irwin lacrosse team needed one most. The Owls, who won sole possession of the Inter-Ac championship last season for the first time since 1994, suffered a major setback when senior attacker Hannah Keating, last season's Inquirer player of the year, injured her ACL in the fall. Add an injury to starting junior goaltender Hailey Andress, and Barker, a junior committed to the University of Virginia, was asked by coach Jenny Duckenfield to wade into unfamiliar territory.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | Marcus Hayes, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Yep, that big Iowa stiff pushed off the Temple guy to clear space for the game-winning put-back. No doubt, that sharp officiating crew - the crew with the guts to give Temple a chance to force overtime with a foul call on Quenton DeCosey's three-pointer with 8 seconds left in regulation - they missed the last one. So what? Temple's out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round, but the Owls aren't crying. "Yeah," said Obi Enechionyia, when asked if he got shoved by Adam Woodbury.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The basketball season ended in a controversial instant for Temple early Friday evening and the way their players handled the painful conclusion to a 72-70 NCAA tournament loss to Iowa spoke volumes about how Fran Dunphy has coached his team off the basketball court as well as on it. With the Owls tied in an overtime that took them two double-digit comebacks and three pressure-packed free throws to reach, Iowa point guard Mike Gesell pulled...
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