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February 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas. TV/Radio: ESPN2/WPHT 1210-AM. Records: Temple (19-7, 10-3 American Athletic Conference); SMU (21-5, 12-2). Coaches: Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 186-104); SMU, Larry Brown (3d season, 63-32). Last time out: Temple won at home against East Carolina, 66-53 on Saturday. SMU beat Connecticut, 73-55 at home on Saturday. Last meeting between the two teams: SMU won, 60-55 on Jan. 14 at Temple, overcoming a 13-point deficit early in the second half.
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November 6, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
No. 23 Temple at Southern Methodist Friday, 8 p.m., Gerald Ford Stadium, Dallas TV: ESPN2. Radio: The Fantatic (610-AM) Records: Temple 7-1, 4-0 American; SMU 1-7, 0-4 History: SMU leads, 1-0-2. Mustangs won two years ago at home, 59-49. Other meetings were in 1940s. About Temple: Owls lost to No. 8 Notre Dame at home, 24-20, on late TD . . . LB Tyler Matakevich, who had 13 tackles against Irish, is tied for AAC lead with five interceptions . . . Have won the second half, 147-39 . . . Have a two-game lead in the East Division . . . C Kyle Friend is out, several other starters are questionable . . . They've blocked five kicks . . . Robbie Anderson has 33 catches for 441 yards and five TDs . . . Next week they're at South Florida.
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February 8, 2014 | By Andy Friedlander, For The Inquirer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas - Deion Sanders was at Moody Coliseum on Thursday night, but the Temple Owls were not ready for prime time. With the Hall of Fame cornerback looking on - as were Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert, and Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt - the Owls wilted under defensive pressure and lost, 75-52, to Larry Brown's Southern Methodist team. The defeat was the Owls' 10th in their last 11 games, and their second straight lopsided loss.
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April 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LARRY BROWN has agreed to become the head coach at SMU, sources told ESPN.com. An official announcement could come as early as Tuesday. Landing Larry Brown would be a coup for SMU as it prepares to step up to the Big East. But Brown isn't known for staying in one place too long, and that could be a negative, writes ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan. The only holdup involves Brown's assistants. Sources said Brown has offered Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich a "coach-in-waiting position.
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May 6, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
A Denton County, Texas, grand jury has indicted three Southern Methodist football players on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a Denton motel in December. Indicted were cornerback Weldon English, 19, defensive back Calvin Robinson Jr., 18, and wide receiver Eric Yarbrough, 19. School officials did not comment. The university is conducting its own internal investigation, spokeswoman Patti LaSalle said. School officials have said the three acted as formal hosts to prospective SMU football players who visited the school.
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January 8, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
June Jones decided yesterday to give up the paradise of Hawaii for the daunting task of trying to restore Southern Methodist to football respectability after its 1-11 season. Jones, who turns 55 next month, led Hawaii to an unbeaten regular season before the Warriors lost to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. He agreed to a five-year deal with SMU that will pay him about $2 million a year, his agent, Leigh Steinberg, said. Jones went 75-41 at Hawaii, including 4-2 in bowls. His teams won the Western Athletic Conference twice.
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May 16, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Allegations of academic cheating and organized prostitution within Southern Methodist's athletic department were apparently a hoax, the Dallas Times Herald reported yesterday. The newspaper said the widely publicized allegations were made by a former student who later said he was trying to conduct a "disinformation" campaign to cloud the controversy over recruiting violations. The newspaper identified the former student as Kevin L. Lerner, a member of the Mustang Club. Lerner could not be reached for comment.
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January 30, 1990 | By Temple Pouncey, Special to the Daily News
Hassan Duncombe isn't accustomed to watching almost half the game from the bench. His Penn teammates aren't used to playing 18 minutes without him and 40 minutes without Paul McMahon. But Duncombe, the Quakers' junior center and leading scorer, made the most of his 22 minutes last night, scoring 16 points. And Penn (6-9) extended its winning streak to three with a 56-49 victory over Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum. McMahon, a starting guard averaging 10.4 points per game, sat out because of soreness in his right foot.
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January 30, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Winslow Township defensive back Keith Robinson has orally committed to attend Southern Methodist University on a football scholarship, Eagles coach Mike McBride announced yesterday. Robinson, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, also visited William & Mary, Duke and Northwestern. "He wanted to go to the Deep South," McBride said. "He has a lot of aunts, uncles and cousins in the Dallas area, so it was a good fit for him, and he liked the academic programs at SMU. " Robinson, who also played running back and rushed for 625 yards and five touchdowns last season, carries a 3.5 grade point average.
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January 16, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
LAST FEBRUARY, an SMU team that was ranked 23rd made its first trip to the Liacouras Center and lost by seven to Temple, which uncharacteristically struggled its way through the inaugural season of American Athletic Conference hoops. It's the game that might have kept the Mustangs out of the NCAA Tournament. Wednesday night, former Sixers coach Larry Brown brought his guys back to North Broad Street for a matchup between two of the teams jockeying for early position behind first-place Tulane, which was picked to finish last in the preseason poll.
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March 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple arrives at the American Athletic Conference basketball tournament in a situation similar to last year's, but by different means. A year ago, the Owls were 22-9 overall and 13-5 in the AAC heading into the conference tournament at Connecticut. Temple had a monster nonconference win over Kansas but was 0-4 against the top two teams in the league, SMU and Tulsa. That record would go to 0-5 when Temple lost to SMU, 69-56, in a conference tournament semifinal. Still, at 23-9 Temple thought it had done enough to make the NCAA tournament, but the selection committee disagreed.
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January 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Temple coach Fran Dunphy realizes that when a team has a bench like the Owls - one that includes a fifth-year senior, a redshirt junior, a third-year junior, and a sophomore who started 10 straight games earlier this season - frustration can seep in at some point. But a major reason the Owls have won five of their last six games, including Sunday's 89-80 upset of No. 8 ranked and previously unbeaten Southern Methodist, is because their nonstarters have accepted their roles. "There's frustration involved with sacrifice, and that comes with the territory," Dunphy said.
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January 28, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Just before 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the local college basketball season got a little more interesting - about the time Temple guard Devin Coleman hit the last of his seven three-pointers. Seven tries, seven makes. A victory over previously undefeated Southern Methodist meant the Owls might see a path to the NCAA tournament. Maybe the narrowest of paths, right at cliff's edge, but there it is, right under foot. When the season began it didn't appear that three local schools would move into February with at least a shot at March Madness.
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January 26, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Devin Coleman shot from the left, the right, the middle of the court. None of it mattered Sunday to a startled Southern Methodist defense that could only put a hand in his face and hope. Both efforts were futile. Coleman, who started the first 12 games but has thrived in his spark plug role off the bench since then, helped take down the NCAA's last unbeaten team with his marksmanship. Coleman and his teammates were mobbed by the fans who braved the weather after Temple's 89-80 win over No. 8 SMU in an American Athletic Conference upset at the Liacouras Center.
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January 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Larry Brown was in his element, teaching, coaching, and joking with his players one moment, instructing them the next. The 75-year-old Brown wasn't acting his age, and who could blame him? He was where he is always most comfortable - on the basketball court. The former 76ers coach has returned to Philadelphia with the nation's lone undefeated major-college team. His No. 8 Southern Methodist squad is 18-0 overall and 7-0 in the American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs will play Temple (10-7, 4-2)
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January 24, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Markus Kennedy didn't need to list his hometown in Southern Methodist's media guide. His favorite basketball memory took care of it. Meeting Larry Hughes. Sure, listing Markieff and Marcus Morris as your role models completely gives it away - Kennedy is a pure Philly guy, of similar build with kind of a similar-type game as the Morris twins - but it takes a Philly guy of a certain age to come up with meeting Hughes as a top memory, since Hughes was in town for less than two seasons.
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November 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The eyes of the college football nation were clearly on Temple and the Owls accredited themselves extremely well, albeit in a losing effort. Temple's 24-20 loss to national title contender Notre Dame on Oct. 31 was considered one of the biggest games in school history, if not the biggest. Exposure-wise it surely met that test. ESPN's College GameDay was telecast live from Independence Mall. A crowd of 69,280 attended the game and the ABC television audience averaged nearly 6 million viewers, according to ESPN.
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November 13, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
7 p.m. Saturday, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: WIP (94.1 FM) Records: Temple 8-1, 5-0 American; USF 5-4, 3-2 History: Temple won only meeting, in 2012, 37-28, at the Linc. About Temple: The Owls are ranked 22nd . . . They won last week at SMU, 60-40 . . . They can clinch the AAC East with a win . . . Could get to 6-0 on road for first time ever . . . Jahad Thomas has scored a TD in every game . . . P.J. Walker needs 2 TD passes to tie school career record (49)
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November 12, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple survived the 60-40 American Athletic Conference shootout at SMU, but other than getting the W on Friday, the defense wasn't very happy about its performance. The theme for the Owls defense has been to learn from its mistakes as No. 21 Temple prepares for a crucial AAC game Saturday at South Florida. Temple (8-1 overall, 5-0 AAC) can clinch the East Division and a berth in the conference title game with a win. USF (5-4, 3-2) would be one game back with two games to play and become bowl-eligible if it beats Temple.
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November 9, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - This was the one time when the Temple defense needed to be picked up. The Owls seemed to have no answers against a young, loose, and talented Southern Methodist offense that entered Friday's game averaging just two points per game fewer than Temple. Finally, from a Temple perspective, order was restored. Trailing by 45-40, SMU saw its upset hopes end on a fourth-and-4 play from its own 32-yard line. Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich deflected a pass by dual-threat quarterback Matt Davis with just 2 minutes, 41 seconds left.
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