February 21, 2015
Home games against Penn State and Notre Dame highlight Temple's 2015 football schedule. 5 Penn State 12 @Cincinnati 19 @UMass 26 BYE 3 @Charlotte 10 Tulane 17 UCF 22 @East Carolina 31 Notre Dame 6 @SMU 14 @South Florida 21 Memphis 28 Connecticut 5 AAC title game Conference Playoff ABC/ESPN
February 20, 2015
TEMPLE'S football team, which went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 last season (4-4 in the American Conference), will open and close at home this year. The Owls start on Sept. 5 against Penn State (7-6) in Lincoln Financial Field. And their final two games - Nov. 21 against defending champion Memphis (10-3) and Nov. 28 with Connecticut (2-10) - are also at the Linc. They will, of course, try to beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. Their next three games are on the road: at Cincinnati (9-4)
February 18, 2015 |
Twice this season, Penn State point guard Shep Garner, a freshman out of Roman Catholic, has gone viral in the college hoops world - and really neither time it was because of his own actions. Garner was just playing ball. The first time, the Nittany Lions were at home against Virginia Tech in December. "I think there was a timeout before we came out," Garner remembers. "I think everyone lost focus. " He meant everyone but him. The video is the kind you end up watching over and over.
February 14, 2015 |
Another provision of the sanctions assessed against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal has been reversed with the announcement Thursday that the university once again will receive its full share of bowl revenues from the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season. In a statement, the Big Ten said its council of presidents and chancellors decided at a meeting Wednesday to restore the bowl revenue, saying that "the original bowl fine was based on NCAA actions, most of which have been rescinded over the past six months.
February 13, 2015 |
The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion. And a lot of people think that's wrong, a new poll shows. Of 1,023 Pennsylvania residents polled by Quinnipiac University, 59 percent said the statue of Paterno with his finger in the air should be restored to a prominent place on Pennsylvania State University's campus. A quarter of those surveyed said it should not. The poll numbers, released Wednesday, landed on the same morning that the state Senate majority leader repeated his contention that Paterno had been unfairly "scapegoated," criticized the NCAA president, and called for new probes into how the athletic association handled the fallout of the Sandusky sex-abuse case.
February 11, 2015
ISSUE | WAR WEARINESS Draft to the rescue There was a jaw-dropping statistic in a recent report that put the average number of suicides among soldiers and veterans at a staggering 22 per day. As a Vietnam-era veteran, I am appalled. The focus on treating vets is great, but it's not the solution - and the real solution, reinstituting the draft, is not popular. It's illogical to think that we can send a man or woman into a war zone for repeated tours, with brief stops back home, and not have psychological consequences.
February 9, 2015 |
Troy Shorts could have sat behind a podium, smiled for the cellphone cameras, and put pen to paper like many top South Jersey football players did on Wednesday as part of national signing day. He could have accepted a scholarship from Central Connecticut, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Northeast Conference with Sacred Heart, Wagner, and Bryant, among others. He could have been part of the celebratory scene on Wednesday - the attention in school, the posing for pictures, the swirl of excitement and congratulations.
February 9, 2015 |
Hello there Samantha, raised in North Wales, met her friend Adam in class at Penn State's Altoona campus. Then, at a 2008 weekend party in State College, she met Adam's older brother, Mike. Samantha and Mike saw each other several more times at similar gatherings that year. Then in 2009, she transferred to the main campus to complete her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. "We started to see each other more often after that," recalled Mike, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate in material science and engineering at Penn State.
February 7, 2015 |
Bianca Cuevas scored 16 points and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 22 Georgia (17-6 overall, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) by 58-35 on Thursday night in Athens, Ga. South Carolina (22-0, 10-0) plays at No. 2 Connecticut on Monday night in a matchup of the nation's top two teams. Maryland 77, Penn State 62 - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 21 points, Brionna Jones had 11 rebounds and No. 5 Maryland (20-2, 11-0 Big Ten) cruised past host Penn State (5-18, 2-10) for its 14th consecutive victory.
February 6, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin scrolled through his Twitter feed. Between swift swipes of his finger, the Penn State coach looked up to watch ESPN's national signing day coverage on a large flat-screen TV. He peered back down through his glasses and surveyed the thick binder in front of him. On his second signing day in Happy Valley, Franklin spent the morning inside the "war room," an upstairs space in the Lasch Football Building on the university's...