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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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November 18, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
COMING OFF Saturday's nonconference, 30-13 loss at Penn State, Temple coach Matt Rhule couldn't ask for a better time to have a bye week. At 5-5, the Owls are a win away from becoming bowl-eligible for the first time since 2011 and play two American Conference opponents to finish off the season. With Temple's fall break coming after this week, Rhule said it will be a good week for his players to focus on schoolwork and come back next week to prepare for the Nov. 29 game with Cincinnati without distractions.
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November 18, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
AT THE CONCLUSION of last season, in his end-of-the-year meeting with Temple coach Fran Dunphy, Josh Brown set forth his plan. Brown, a reserve guard, told his coach he didn't want to head home to Newark, N.J. He wanted to stay at school for the summer before his sophomore year and work on his game. And so that's what he did, spending "countless hours in the gym" honing his shot and ballhandling. "I wanted to help the team this year," Brown said. "I felt like I didn't really help the team last year.
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November 17, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
SLEEP WAS at a premium after covering Temple basketball's ugly opening-night win over American. The 40-37 victory Friday night was followed by a 5:15 a.m. alarm and a 185-mile journey from Manayunk up the Pa. Turnpike to State College to cover the football Owls in their attempt to reverse a 73-year drought against Penn State. After Fran Dunphy's Owls shot just 23 percent from the floor Friday night, a little more offense was expected from Matt Rhule's club. Unfortunately for Temple fans, the most offense from the weekend came while driving in the new 70 mph zone on the Turnpike.
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November 17, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the Weekend National - Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rushed for an FBS-record 408 yards and four touchdowns in only three quarters of a 59-24 win over visiting Nebraska. TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson had 406 in 1999. Local - Widener's defense forced six turnovers in a 44-28 win over fellow unbeaten Delaware Valley in Chester. It's the program's 12th unbeaten regular season and second in 3 years, this one with first-year coach Mike Kelly.   Around Town Penn State 30, Temple 13 The Owls will have to wait until next year's game in South Philly to try to end a losing streak that dates back to 1941.
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November 17, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS said it was probably the third grade the last time his team put an offensive effort like last night's together and still won. He also said he'd never seen a zone quite like the one American threw at his Temple team. But luckily for Cummings and the rest of the Owls, their opponents' scoring output was the just a little bit worse as Temple staved off a late surge from the Patriot League's defending champions and won, 40-37, at the Liacouras Center. Temple never trailed in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic opening game.
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November 17, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Throughout the two seasons Matt Rhule has been at the helm of the Temple football program, he has taken most of the 15 losses on the chin, blaming himself and taking responsibility for the results on the field. He has insisted that things would get better. And just a year removed from a 2-10 season, he has been mostly right. After Saturday's loss to Penn State, the Owls (5-5) are a win away from becoming bowl-eligible. But Rhule looked the most perturbed following Saturday's 30-13 defeat.
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November 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As Matt Rhule walked past quarterback P.J. Walker after Temple's 30-13 loss to Penn State, the Owls coach, as he does with many of his players, put his arms around the beleaguered sophomore and gave him a firm hug. Walker, who has struggled this season, had just finished arguably his worst performance of the season, and about 45 minutes after the game he was still wearing the agony on his face. Hoping to get a win that would make his team bowl-eligible and earn the Owls (5-5)
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November 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - For two Owls who spent the week on the mend - receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick and cornerback Tavon Young - the game against Penn State was a good outing. Neither practiced much with injuries last week, but both made contributions during the Owls' 30-13 loss to the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Fitzpatrick, who injured his ankle in the third quarter of the Owls' previous loss, to Memphis, spent much of the week in a walking boot. However, the Owls' leading receiver had a strong game, finishing with four catches for 113 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown.
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November 15, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno was still in high school, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games and World War II raged on in Europe. The year was 1941, and to many, that time in history holds special meaning. For old-timer Yankees fans, it's DiMaggio's streak. For film junkies, Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" premiered. But for longtime Penn State and Temple fans, they know 1941 for something else: the last time the Nittany Lions lost to the Owls. Anyone with fingers and toes or a calculator can tell you that Temple has gone 72 seasons without defeating Penn State.
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