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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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December 5, 2014
MIKE MIRABELLA, a member of the Temple crew team from 2009-13 died on Tuesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 23. "All of Temple athletics is saddened by this tragic loss," said men's crew coach Dr. Gavin White. "Mike was an outstanding young man, who was not only a tremendous rower, but someone who loved life and gave of himself to others. " Mirabella, a native of Galloway, N.J., was a member of the varsity 8 his final three seasons, helping the Owls win numerous gold medals.
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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 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Cummings scored 22 points to lead four Temple players in double figures, and the Owls shook off a bad first-half shooting performance to defeat Towson, 76-64, at the Liacouras Center on Wednesday night. "We were just missing shots," Cummings said about the first half, when Temple made just 8 of 27 field-goal attempts. "We just figured if we are not going to score, then we don't want to let them score. We attacked the basket a lot more aggressively in the second half, and it paid off for us. " Quenton DeCosey added 16, Daniel Dingle finished with 11, and Jaylen Bond added 10 points and nine rebounds to lead the Owls (6-3)
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December 10, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE WON four more games this season than it did a year ago. The Owls still didn't get to a bowl game. So what's the next move? "We need to do the same things we did after last year, just do it better," coach Matt Rhule said. "Even if we went to a bowl, we still know what 6-6 felt like. Once you've done it, your expectation level changes. "I expect our expectation level to be raised significantly. "I think entering our offseason program now, instead of kind of [getting]
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December 9, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE THOUGHT it had done what it had to do, by winning 10-3 at 3-9 Tulane on Saturday night to get to 6-6. But being bowl-eligible for the first time in three seasons still wasn't enough. So, for the second time in five seasons, the Owls won't be having a postseason even though they were qualified. In 2010 they lost their last two to finish 8-4. Only one other team, 6-6 Western Michigan (which was also in the MAC), didn't make the cut. This time they finished sixth in the AAC, which had affiliations with five bowls.
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December 5, 2014
MIKE MIRABELLA, a member of the Temple crew team from 2009-13 died on Tuesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 23. "All of Temple athletics is saddened by this tragic loss," said men's crew coach Dr. Gavin White. "Mike was an outstanding young man, who was not only a tremendous rower, but someone who loved life and gave of himself to others. " Mirabella, a native of Galloway, N.J., was a member of the varsity 8 his final three seasons, helping the Owls win numerous gold medals.
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December 5, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE MOMENT the driving layup by Temple's Will Cummings that would have forced overtime went up, Isaiah Miles said he knew what was going to happen. "He's a great freaky athlete," is how Miles described his Saint Joseph's teammate, fellow forward DeAndre Bembry. "I saw him cutting across [the lane] and you could tell he had it. "He just took off. " Bembry, a 6-6 sophomore, figures to win his share of games for the Hawks with his offense. But last night at Hagan Arena, in a game in which he shot 3-for-15, he saved one at the other end by blocking the ball hard off the backboard.
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December 5, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's had a 12-point cushion at halftime, but the Hawks had to stave off a furious Temple rally to earn a 58-56 victory over the Owls on Wednesday night in a Big Five matchup at Hagan Arena. Isaiah Miles led the Hawks (4-3) with a career-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. DeAndre' Bembry added 11 points for the Hawks. Quenton DeCosey led the Owls (4-3) with a game-high 22 points. Will Cummings finished with 13 for Temple. Trailing by 53-42 with a little more than five minutes to play, Temple outscored St. Joe's by 14-5 and pulled to within 58-56 with 11 seconds remaining.
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December 5, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THERE'S NO question that Temple's football team is better than it was last year. How much better isn't as simple to quantify. In 2013, the Owls won only twice in Matt Rhule's head-coaching debut. But seven losses were in games they were in position to win, mostly because they had problems stopping the other guys from scoring. It's what bad teams do. Now they're 5-6, going into tomorrow night's regular-season finale at 3-8 Tulane. They've lost three straight, and five of their last six, mainly because they've had trouble scoring.
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December 4, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHEN TEMPLE beat then-No. 23 East Carolina a month ago, it sure looked as if the Owls would be heading to a bowl game for the first time in three seasons. And they still could be. But they have lost three straight since then, all to teams that are going to a bowl, two of them by one score at home. In fact, all six teams they have lost to have at least six wins. For the Owls to become eligible, they need to win Saturday night's regular-season finale at 3-8 Tulane, in their first trip to New Orleans since they played the Green Wave in the first Sugar Bowl 79 years ago. They probably didn't expect to be in this position after their 4-1 start, with all those wins coming against teams that aren't going to have a postseason.
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December 2, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
Players of the Weekend National - Harrison Butler's career-long 53-yard field goal at the buzzer sent Georgia Tech into overtime at Georgia, where the Yellow Jackets won by six. Local - Seth Klein (21-for-29 268 yards) passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Anthony Davis had 13 receptions as Widener remained unbeaten with a 37-27 home win over visiting Christopher Newport (8-4) in the second round of the Division III playoffs. Around Town Cincinnati 14, Temple 6 In their last home game, the Owls (5-6, 3-4 AAC)
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