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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.  
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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.
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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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September 19, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surreal is how Averee Robinson describes it. "I didn't even know I had it until Tyler Matakevich told me I was halfway there and I was going to score," said Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 285-pound defensive tackle. Robinson was recounting the second of his two fumble recoveries in the Owls' season-opening 37-7 rout of Vanderbilt. Robinson scooped up a fumble caused by Avery Ellis' sack of Vanderbilt backup quarterback Stephen Rivers and rambled 55 yards for a touchdown. It was one of seven turnovers recovered by the Owls in that game.
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September 9, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the weekend National: Andre Heidari kicked a career-long, 53-yard field goal with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left to give Southern Cal a 13-10 win at Stanford, which had won an FBS-best 17 straight at home. Local : Sixth-year senior Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) passed for four touchdowns as West Chester, ranked 10th in Division II, opened with a 35-30 win at New Haven.   Around town Navy 31, Temple 24 After starting with a 30-point win at Vanderbilt (which just lost to Mississippi at home by 38)
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September 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last season, Temple collected just 13 takeaways. However, after getting seven in the season opener and three on Saturday (a pair of fumble recoveries for Sharif Finch, one for linebacker Tyler Matakevich) in its 31-24 loss to Navy, the Owls have 10 this season. "It's something we are focused on," said defensive back Jihaad Pretlow, who forced one fumble. "If you play aggressive, work hard, you are going to get turnovers. " However, the Owls failed to capitalize on the Pretlow turnover, which was recovered by Finch at the Navy 24 with 9 minutes, 45 seconds left in the second quarter.
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September 7, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Alexa Hoover (Methacton) and Emily Corcoran (Merion Mercy) both had hat tricks as the Penn women's field hockey team routed Lehigh, 9-1, Friday day afternoon at Ellen Vagelos Field. Temple 6, Rutgers 1 - With three goals in the first 12 minutes, the Owls (3-0) routed the host Scarlet Knights.   Columbia 3, La Salle 1 - Abbey Lawrence scored, with an assist from Devin Muracco (Washington Township), but the Explorers fell short agains the host Lions.   Volleyball Temple 3, Charlotte 1 - Caroline Grattan's double-double of 16 kills and 13 digs led the Owls (4-0)
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September 6, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Temple spent August preparing for the football season, cornerback Tavon Young slipped under the radar. With the Owls loading up in the secondary with new recruits and hot junior-college transfers, Young, who snared one of the Owls' three interceptions last season, went about his business quietly. "At the beginning of camp," the 5-foot-10, 174-pound defensive back said, "I started out kind of slow. But toward the end I picked it up in the sense I am a leader in my group. I just say things when it needs to be said.
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September 5, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SO WHAT'S the toughest part about trying to defend the triple option that Navy will be running at the Linc tomorrow afternoon? "What Navy does, they do it every single day, 365 days a year," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "We're going to [practice playing against it] for 5. "So you'd better put your heart and soul into it. " The Midshipmen's offense is nothing if not relentless. The last 2 years, the Owls have had their way against Army, which also uses the triple option. But this is a different challenge.
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September 4, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE, COMING off a 2-10 season in coach Matt Rhule's first season, opened with a weather-delayed 30-point win at Vanderbilt as a two-touchdown underdog. From a national standpoint, there couldn't have been many Week 1 results that were more unforeseen. "That's not my concern, to be honest," said sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker. "We worked very hard in the offseason and at [preseason] camp. We didn't want to do that for no reason. "We're giving ourselves a reason. " Now the Owls get Navy on Saturday afternoon at the Linc, where the Midshipmen have won 10 straight.
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September 4, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Having already handled their business late Thursday night in steamy Nashville, the Temple football team gathered Saturday one story above its practice field at Edberg-Olson Hall to take a look at their next opponent, Navy. And while they were no doubt riding high after a season-opening 37-7 victory against Vanderbilt, it didn't take long for the Owls to realize that they have their work cut out for them if they hope to improve their record to 2-0 for the first time since 2010. Navy (0-1)
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August 31, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Since P.J. Walker took over as Temple's starting quarterback in the sixth game of last season, the Owls' scoring output has soared. Here are some comparisons to his eight games under center, compared with the first five games last season: Before Walker, Connor Reilly had a 2-2 TD-INT ratio in five starts. Walker's ratio was 22-8. Before Walker, Temple was outscored by an average of 27.2-15.8 (11.4 margin). With Walker, that margin flips in Temple's favor to 3.5 (32.1 to 28.6)
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August 31, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AS OPENING statements go, it certainly was a loud one. If Temple's football team - which was coming off a 2-10 season - had won, 2-0, at Vanderbilt on Thursday night, it would have been a keeper. But the two-touchdown underdog Owls rolled, 37-7. The game in Nashville, Tenn., was supposed to start at 9:15 p.m. Philly time, but was delayed 1 hour, 37 minutes because of lightning and it didn't end until 2:14 a.m. here. Some debut for the SEC Network. For whatever reason, the NFL preseason game between the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings a few miles away wasn't interrupted.
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