January 8, 2008 |
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.
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.
April 18, 2013 |
TEMPLE'S basketball program has received its third verbal commitment for the recruiting class of 2013. Mark Williams, a 6-8 power forward from Montrose Christian Academy in Maryland, who averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds as a senior, chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and Kent State. He joins New Jersey guards Josh Brown (St. Anthony's in Jersey City) and Kyle Green (Camden Catholic), who gave coach Fran Dunphy their word last year. The Owls must replace five key seniors, including Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Khalif Wyatt, from a team that made the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season and lost to top-seeded Indiana in the third round.
March 19, 1993 |
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.
December 2, 1993 |
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.
October 17, 2010 |
After Temple escaped Saturday with a 28-27 victory over Bowling Green at Lincoln Financial Field, Owls coach Al Golden was asked if he would have preferred for the game to go into overtime with an extra-point kick by the Falcons. "In that instance, I probably would have preferred hitting the reset button and going into overtime," Golden said with a chuckle. Instead, the Falcons lined up for a two-point conversion with no time remaining. Temple defensive back Marquise Liverpool broke up a pass from quarterback Matt Schilz to wide receiver Kamar Jordan, and the Owls survived.
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.
October 2, 2004 |
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.
July 12, 1991 |
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.
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.