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October 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's hot start has some people talking about potential bowl bids. Those voices, however, can't be heard at the Owls' practice facility at 10th and Diamond streets. The Owls (4-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) are staying focused as they prepare to visit Houston (3-3, 1-1) on Friday night. Temple has been 4-1 in football just five times since 1971. It occurred most recently in 2010, when present coach Matt Rhule was the team's offensive coordinator. The Owls finished the season 8-4 but did not receive a bowl invitation.
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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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October 19, 2014 | By Richard Dean, For The Inquirer
HOUSTON - As poorly as Temple played on Friday, the Owls still had their chances against Houston. Despite miscues and four turnovers, the Owls were still in striking distance in the second half. But P.J. Walker's fumble from the 2-yard line into the Houston end zone for a Cougars touchback in the third quarter proved disastrous for the Owls, who were beaten, 31-10, at TDECU Stadium. "It wasn't a good night for us in every area," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "I was really disappointed.
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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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October 21, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the Weekend National - Freshman Nick Chubb, again subbing for suspended Heisman Trophy contender Todd Gurley, rushed for 202 yards and two touchowns in Georgia's 45-32 win at Arkansas. Local - Alex Stewart tied an NCAA record by blocking three punts in Widener's 59-12 win over Wilkes (2-4, 2-3 MAC). The Pride (6-0, 5-0) is ranked 13th in Division III. Nobody in the 134-year history of the program had blocked more than two punts in a season.   Around Town Villanova 35, Wm. & Mary 31 The Wildcats (6-1, 4-0 CAA)
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October 21, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple resumed practice Monday morning after coach Matt Rhule gave the Owls two days off. The break, Rhule said, allowed his team to regroup after it lost for the second time this season. The Owls turned the ball over four times Friday in a 31-10 defeat at Houston. The second-year coach told his team, as he said he always does, to "deal in reality. " "We're all in this together," Rhule said. "It wasn't what we wanted, but we're going to be right back in that situation many times, and we have to learn from it and get better.
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October 20, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The turnovers Temple committed Friday night certainly played a role in its eye-opening, 31-10 loss at Houston. But that doesn't hide the fact that Temple (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) absorbed the type of statistical beating that indicates Houston was just a better team. The four turnovers included three P.J. Walker interceptions - two that led to scores - and a crucial Walker fumble at the Houston 1-yard line, ending a drive that could have tied the game at 17 early in the third quarter.
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October 19, 2014 | By Richard Dean, For The Inquirer
HOUSTON - As poorly as Temple played on Friday, the Owls still had their chances against Houston. Despite miscues and four turnovers, the Owls were still in striking distance in the second half. But P.J. Walker's fumble from the 2-yard line into the Houston end zone for a Cougars touchback in the third quarter proved disastrous for the Owls, who were beaten, 31-10, at TDECU Stadium. "It wasn't a good night for us in every area," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "I was really disappointed.
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October 17, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ABOUT THIS time a year ago, there were at least a few Temple folks wondering if Matt Rhule was the right guy to coach the Owls' football team. And definitely many more than a few who were questioning Rhule's choice of making well-traveled veteran Phil Snow his defensive coordinator. But that's what can happen when you lose your first six and opponents keep converting long passes at the end of a lot of those games to erase whatever good had come before. "My oldest boy said, 'Dad, do you read message boards?
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October 16, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE HAS WON four of its first five games, for only the second time since 1979. Last year, the Owls lost their first six, en route to a 2-10 season, in Matt Rhule's head-coaching debut. So how's it feel? "That's hard for me to say, because I wish we were 5-0," Rhule said yesterday. Good answer. Last week, he correctly said his Owls hadn't done anything yet, because the teams they'd beaten had one win each. On Saturday, they rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Tulsa, another one-win team.
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October 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's hot start has some people talking about potential bowl bids. Those voices, however, can't be heard at the Owls' practice facility at 10th and Diamond streets. The Owls (4-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) are staying focused as they prepare to visit Houston (3-3, 1-1) on Friday night. Temple has been 4-1 in football just five times since 1971. It occurred most recently in 2010, when present coach Matt Rhule was the team's offensive coordinator. The Owls finished the season 8-4 but did not receive a bowl invitation.
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October 15, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's defense and special teams have stolen the show this season, but the emergence of wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick cannot be ignored. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior has caught passes for 108 and 107 yards in the Owls' last two games, a rout at Connecticut and a 35-24 win over Tulsa at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. For the second week in a row, Fitzpatrick caught the touchdown pass that made the biggest difference in the outcome. Against UConn, his 42-yard touchdown reception at the start of the third quarter provided the first of 21 straight Temple points, stretching a 7-3 halftime lead into a 28-3 advantage.
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October 14, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Led by individual champion Brandon Matthews, Temple captured the Temple Invitational on Sunday at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Matthews fired his second consecutive 1-under-par 69 for a 36-hole score of 138 and a 3-stroke victory over Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island. The Owls had three other players - Patrick Ross (74-146), Calvary Christian graduate Mark Farley (71-147), and Hatboro-Horsham alum Matt Teesdale (77-147) - in the top 10 in posting an 18-shot win over Hartford.
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October 14, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Carroll's Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-10 senior center, committed Sunday evening to play basketball at Temple. "I just think he felt real comfortable with Fran Dunphy and the rest of the Temple coaches," said Terrell Meyers, the director of Aflakpui's AAU team, WeR1. "Coming from Ghana, I think he wanted to experience something different and be in the city. " Aflakpui, who came to Carroll from Ghana in September 2012, chose the Owls over Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, and St. Louis.
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