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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.
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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.
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.  
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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.
SPORTS
October 22, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick, Temple's leading receiver last season, is starting to make plays for the Owls. After being held without a touchdown in the Owls' first four games, Fitzpatrick has caught a touchdown in each of the Owls' last three. The junior had the best game of his career in the Owls' first win of the season Saturday, a 33-14 victory over Army, catching four passes for a career-high 128. This included a 37-yard touchdown reception on the second drive of the game.
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July 24, 2015 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
NORTH CAROLINA, projected by many as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, and Wisconsin, coming off consecutive Final Four appearances, highlight Temple basketball's 2015-16 nonconference schedule, which was released yesterday. "Opening the season against a perennial national power in North Carolina and adding a high-caliber program like Wisconsin to an already strong schedule presents a great opportunity for our program," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. The Owls open Nov. 13 in the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., against the Tar Heels, who reached the Sweet 16 this past season.
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May 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University was in mourning Sunday after former Owls defensive lineman-linebacker Adrian Robinson Jr. died Saturday night at age 25. The cause of his death was not released. "The entire Temple University community is mourning the tragic passing of one of our former all-time great football players, Adrian Robinson," athletic director Kevin Clark said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this incredibly tough time. " Symmetry, the agency for Mr. Robinson, posted a message on Facebook that read, in part: "Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate.
SPORTS
May 19, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
This article was updated on Tuesday, May 19, to include reports of the cause of death. ONE OF THE players who helped revive Temple's football program under Al Golden passed away on Saturday night. Former Owls defensive end Adrian Robinson, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2009, was 25. According to multiple outlets, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News and the Denver Post , Robinson committed suicide. His brother, Averee, is a rising junior nose tackle for the Owls.
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May 3, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hannah Keating was about 5 years old the last time Episcopal Academy didn't win at least a share of the Inter-Ac girls' lacrosse championship. Undoubtedly, the kindergarten version of Keating, who comes from a lacrosse family, was playing the sport back then with her older siblings, some of whom went on to play collegiately. "My brothers used to dress me in their football pads and take shots at me," Keating said. "They all played, so I pretty much came out of the womb with a lacrosse stick.
SPORTS
April 28, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S CHERRY and White Game got off to a quirky start on Saturday afternoon, as an announcer stood on the field to narrate the Owls' performance through the Rampage, a modern update on the old-school Oklahoma drill, and a kicking competition. Points were awarded for success in those workouts to the Cherry squad, the defense, and the White team, the offense, respectively, in the spectacle. Those points were distributed throughout the game more haphazardly than on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
SPORTS
April 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Something just didn't seem right with Temple running back Zaire Williams. He knew it and the Owls coaching staff realized it. Finally, there was a reason for the lack of explosion in his game. Williams, who will be a redshirt sophomore, had a bulging disk in his back last season. He saw limited action in the Owls' opening 37-7 win at Vanderbilt, with 17 yards on seven carries. Then an MRI exam revealed his season-ending injury. Williams said he didn't need surgery but went through strenuous rehabilitation.
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April 3, 2015
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia toppled the Temple women's basketball team last night, 66-58, in overtime, to end the Owls' run in the women's NIT. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Bria Holmes and 20 from Averee Fields to reach the final, where they will host UCLA, a 69-65 winner over Michigan. Lanay Montgomery finished with a game-high 24 rebounds, just two shy of tying the WNIT single-game record for West Virginia. Montgomery also managed eight blocks. Tyonna Williams led the Owls with 15 points and Tanaya Atkinson had with 10. Temple hit nine three-pointers on the night and held West Virginia to only one. "I'm proud of my team, I'm proud of the way they fought tonight in a hostile environment," Owls coach Tonya Cardoza said.
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April 2, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News taff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - When you make it this far in the NIT, after getting your heart broken by the NCAA on Selection Sunday, you obviously want the ride to last all the way to the end. But that's hard to do when you miss your last 16 shots from the arc, which is what Temple did last night at Madison Square Garden. The last was from the left wing, by Quenton DeCosey, with the clock winding down. It bounced off the back of the rim. And the season came to a close in the first game of the NIT semifinal doubleheader, 60-57, against a Miami team that had trailed by double digits late in the first half.
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April 2, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Quenton DeCosey's last shot, which proved to be the final one of this extended Temple season, looked to be on target, and according to the shooter it felt awfully good. DeCosey, never one to shy away from the big moment, fired from the left wing at the top of the key. His eyes got big and his heart was pumping. The three-point attempt at the buzzer, which would have sent the game into overtime, bounced off the back of the rim, and as things happen this time of year, Temple's basketball season ended abruptly.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Temple had a chance to make a statement on Madison Square Garden's fabled hardwood Tuesday night. The Owls had an opportunity to prove they could beat a team from the most prestigious conference in college basketball. So what did coach Fran Dunphy's Owls do with their big shot? They missed it. The Owls, in fact, missed over and over and over again during the second half of a 60-57 NIT semifinal loss to Miami that ended their season. Temple could have and even should have beaten a Miami team that earlier this season pinned a 16-point loss on Duke with all the Cameron Crazies watching on the Blue Devils' home court.
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