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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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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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February 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
A few times this year, Temple's basketball team appeared to win a game that would propel the Owls to greater heights only to become a false alarm. Among the wins were victories over teams that were ranked at the time: Cincinnati, Connecticut and previously unbeaten SMU. Temple lost after beating Cincinnati and SMU and won a single game after beating UConn before losing again. The Owls are coming off another big win, Thursday's 83-79 overtime victory over visiting Tulsa. Temple appeared buried, trailing by 12 points on three different occasions in the second half and down by five with under 26 seconds left in regulation.
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February 4, 2016 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon McManus hopes Super Bowl 50 comes down to him. He wants to be Adam Vinatieri, who booted a 48-yard field goal for the Patriots with no time left to beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI and a 41-yarder with four seconds on the clock to beat the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. He wants to be the Colts' Jim O'Brien, whose 32-yarder with five seconds left beat the Cowboys in Super Bowl V. He doesn't want to be Scott Norwood, whose 47-yard miss as time expired in Super Bowl XXV started Buffalo's string for four straight Super Bowl losses.
SPORTS
February 2, 2016 | By Joey Knight, For The Inquirer
TAMPA, Fla. - Despite having only six available scholarship players, South Florida entered Sunday's contest against Temple on a two-game winning streak sparked primarily by grit and interior brawn. But the Owls answered the Bulls' peskiness with Quenton DeCosey's proficiency. The 6-foot-5 senior scored 20 of his career-best 30 points in the first half as Temple (12-8, 6-3 American) escaped the Sun Dome with a 70-63 victory before an announced crowd of 2,875. DeCosey "was great," said Owls coach Fran Dunphy, whose 515th career triumph left him two shy of surpassing predecessor John Chaney as the winningest coach in Big Five history.
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
A few years ago, accompanying my youngest daughter into a mall hat shop, I admired the baseball cap a young clerk was wearing. "Sorry, all we've got left is extra-extra-large," he said, thinking I was interested in buying one. "Be way too big for you. " I bet him it wouldn't. I won the bet. That hefty-sized head-covering looked like a toddler's yarmulke on me. "Wow," was all the awestruck clerk could manage. Once the shock wore off, he did manage to find a cap that fit me. But having grown used to a hatless existence, I didn't purchase it. That Christmas, though, my daughter gave it to me. Having inherited my head, she obviously felt my pain.
SPORTS
January 28, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
IT'S TIME. Time to do the right thing. For a most deserving guy, for all the obvious reasons. From 1982-2006, John Chaney went 516-253 at Temple. It's the most wins by any coach in Big 5 history. But not for much longer. Soon, the record will belong to Chaney's successor on North Broad. Now in his 10th season, Fran Dunphy is 204-115 with the Owls. After going 310-163 at Penn. Which means that he's three victories away from passing a legend. And even at 67, it's like not he's retiring tomorrow.
SPORTS
January 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Temple coach Fran Dunphy realizes that when a team has a bench like the Owls - one that includes a fifth-year senior, a redshirt junior, a third-year junior, and a sophomore who started 10 straight games earlier this season - frustration can seep in at some point. But a major reason the Owls have won five of their last six games, including Sunday's 89-80 upset of No. 8 ranked and previously unbeaten Southern Methodist, is because their nonstarters have accepted their roles. "There's frustration involved with sacrifice, and that comes with the territory," Dunphy said.
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January 28, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Just before 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the local college basketball season got a little more interesting - about the time Temple guard Devin Coleman hit the last of his seven three-pointers. Seven tries, seven makes. A victory over previously undefeated Southern Methodist meant the Owls might see a path to the NCAA tournament. Maybe the narrowest of paths, right at cliff's edge, but there it is, right under foot. When the season began it didn't appear that three local schools would move into February with at least a shot at March Madness.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Pete Wickham, For The Inquirer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis point guard Ricky Tarrant Jr. literally took a shot to the mouth, and bounced back to deliver the knockout free throws as the Tigers rallied past Temple, 67-65, in an American Athletic Conference game Wednesday night before 12,247 at FedEx Forum. The Owls, who had built an 11-point lead five minutes into the second half and saw it slip away thanks to Tiger pressure and some suddenly suspect ballhandling, looked to have forced overtime with two seconds left as Josh Brown stole the ball off a rebound and put it home to tie the game at 65 for the Owls (8-7, 3-2)
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple is attempting to follow its usual routine while preparing for Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo. For the second straight day, the Owls ran through a brisk practice in the morning and then enjoyed the amenities of the bowl in the afternoon. Saturday's activity was a team party at a local beach resort. While Friday's practice at Oxbridge Academy was in sweltering heat, it was much cooler and very windy on Saturday. On Friday the team went to an arcade and bowling alley for another team party.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Delaware State hadn't found a way to win yet this season - many of their opponents had paid the Hornets to show up in deeper waters - but Temple let the Hornets dream a little bit before the Owls eventually took care of business in a 78-63 win Saturday at the Liacouras Center. "I think there's a lot of danger," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said later. "It's exactly what we thought as we're sitting there on the sidelines. We started off, we just didn't make any shots early. I thought we had some really clean looks and made no shots.
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