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November 1, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE TEMPLE team that will take the field tomorrow at Rutgers bears little resemblance to the one that opened at Notre Dame 2 months ago. Or even the one that lost to unbeaten FCS Fordham or otherwise winless Idaho in September. And making true freshman P.J. Walker the starting quarterback three games ago isn't the only change that has taken place. Sophomore wide receiver Robbie Anderson, who has 19 catches and two touchdowns, hardly played in the first three games either. And first-year coach Matt Rhule has used a whole bunch of different offensive linemen.
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November 14, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The struggles of Temple's P.J. Walker have been analyzed repeatedly, but he is not the only major college quarterback in the state who is having problems. Big things were expected of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg after a wonderful freshman season that saw him complete 231 of 392 passes for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns. This season has been a different story. With three games remaining, Hackenberg has passed for just seven touchdowns. After throwing 10 interceptions last season, he has been picked off 12 times already.
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September 25, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Perhaps looking to intimidate Temple, Maryland players refused to give the Owls their half of the field to warm up. "We really took that to heart," said Temple quarterback Chester Stewart , whose team won, 38-7, on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. "I think that was the biggest motivator for us. " Stewart said another motivator was hearing boos from the Terrapins and their crowd while warming up. "It was boos everywhere," he said. Temple tailback Bernard Pierce enjoyed the environment.
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January 6, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may not have been Temple's biggest win ever. But the Owls' upset over Duke on Wednesday is certainly the one people are talking about. Locals sports-talk radio stations, whose airwaves are usually dominated by Eagles talk, were bombarded Thursday with calls about Temple's 78-73 victory over the fifth-ranked Blue Devils at the Wells Fargo Center. Over at How Ya Wannit?, a barber shop in Frankford, folks were conversing about how the Owls "shocked the basketball universe.
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November 25, 2009 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
Satisfied? The Temple football team? Just because the Owls (9-2, 7-0 Mid-American Conference) are taking a nine-game winning streak to Ohio University (8-3, 6-1) on Friday morning (ESPNU, 11) to see who will win the conference's East Division and play in next week's title game? "I'm unsatisfied," said coach Al Golden, who inherited a winless team 4 years ago that had just been asked to leave the Big East for a non-BCS affiliate and has taken it from one victory to four, five and now this.
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October 14, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National - Freshman Nick Chubb, subbing for the suspended Todd Gurley, rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries as Georgia won at Missouri, 34-0, in a game that probably decided the SEC East. Local - Delaware Valley's Aaron Wilmer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Aggies (5-0, 4-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), ranked 24th in Division III, beat No. 23 Lycoming (5-1, 4-1) at home, 52-42. It's the most points allowed by Lyco since 1949.
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November 20, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The changes will be identifiable. John Chaney's trademark matchup zone is now mostly a helping man-to-man. A set offense is gone, replaced by motion and screens and shouts of "Stagger away!" There will be more running this season at Temple, a transition game in every sense of the word. But all that may be the easiest part of Fran Dunphy's job. He is taking over for the voice and sound and symbol of a school. Over 24 years, on his best days and worst, John Chaney had become Temple.
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November 2, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before he got injured in his senior year of high school, Temple University's star linebacker Tyler Matakevich could have gone anywhere to play college football - to coin a well-known former Temple advertising tagline. But after he broke his foot, the college recruiters stopped calling, his mother, Kim, said Saturday, at ESPN's College GameDay at Independence Mall with Tyler's father, David, and other freckled family members. As it turned out, Matakevich couldn't have gone anywhere.
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March 24, 1988 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Want to climb aboard a student bus convoy to the Meadowlands tonight to watch the Temple Owls crush those Richmond Spiders in NCAA Eastern Regional semifinal action? Sorry. The trip's been canceled due to lack of interest. Really. "I think most people are doing their own travel arrangements," said a diplomatic Susan Storb, coordinator of special services for Rosenbluth Travel. Last week, Storb arranged a package trip to Hartford, Conn., where Temple bounced Lehigh out of the tournament, 87-73.
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May 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
At Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning, Naomi Stevens, all 6 pounds, 9 ounces of her, was resting up for the big day ahead. Born two days before, Naomi was going home that day with her mom, Aracely Castro, 22, to West Philadelphia to be introduced to her brother and sister. "They were always kissing my belly," her mother said softly. "They didn't meet her before. " Along with mother and baby would come a special welcome gift from the hospital - one that will be given to all babies born at Temple in the next year.
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March 23, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
It's the easiest thing, when you pay close attention to sports, to be cynical about them, and then Fran Dunphy delivers a genuine moment of grace on Friday and makes it so hard. The Temple Owls had just lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 72-70, to Iowa in overtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The winning basket, the play that ended Temple's season, had come on a tip-in at the buzzer. It was the kind of loss that leaves a coach feeling as if a pile of frozen gravel has settled at the pit of his stomach.
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March 1, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Those Temple Owls caught a lot of passes this season, but they also apparently caught something else: the attention of prospective applicants to the university. With the deadline to apply this week, Temple has seen an increase of more than 15 percent in applications for the fall 2016 class compared with this time last year. University officials are attributing at least some of that increase to the success of the football team, which went 10-4 and beat Penn State for the first time in 74 years.
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February 23, 2016 | By Kevin Long, For The Inquirer
HOUSTON - Among the many reasons the Houston Chamber of Commerce uses to encourage travel to its city, "long-term memory" is not listed, but it's one the Temple Owls used to their advantage Sunday night as they beat Houston, 69-66. The win helped ease the memory of a 27-point thumping the Cougars gave the Owls earlier this season, as well as the memory of a disastrous Texas road trip last year that probably cost the Owls a chance at the NCAA tournament. "Of course, that was on all of our minds," said Temple forward Obi Enechionyia, who led all scorers with a career-high 26 points.
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February 7, 2016 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
IT HAS BEEN the winter of Philadelphia sports fans' discontent, with none of our professional sports teams making the playoffs and no guarantees that things will get better in the future. But believe it or not, things might be brightening up and there might be light at the end of the tunnel. The Flyers have rebounded and are playing excellent hockey and have a real shot of making the playoffs, which would be a great tribute to Ed Snider who has been a terrific owner and a great citizen of Philadelphia.
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January 18, 2016
B.G. Kelley is a Philadelphia writer Butterflies as big as bats seized my stomach as I sat in the Palestra locker room waiting to lead the Temple Owls onto the court to meet the Villanova Wildcats in a City Series Big Five game. I could hear the nearly 10,000 fans screaming, anxiously anticipating the arrival of both teams to the polished floor of the Palestra. It was Jan. 16, 1965, and it was the most important game of the season for my teammates and our coach, Harry Litwack, a seminal figure in Philly basketball who would later be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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January 7, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The home team inside Penn State Brandywine's gym on Sunday afternoon went to a zone defense so the visiting coach called out an offensive play. Temple. Temple? Why is a coach from Division III North Carolina Wesleyan - from Rocky Mount, N.C. - calling a play Temple ? The answer goes back to the late 1980s, to John Chaney and his Temple Owls. "I was probably in my first year of coaching," said North Carolina Wesleyan coach John Thompson. (That's right, John Thompson.)
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December 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple is attempting to follow its usual routine while preparing for Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo. For the second straight day, the Owls ran through a brisk practice in the morning and then enjoyed the amenities of the bowl in the afternoon. Saturday's activity was a team party at a local beach resort. While Friday's practice at Oxbridge Academy was in sweltering heat, it was much cooler and very windy on Saturday. On Friday the team went to an arcade and bowling alley for another team party.
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December 18, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES talked to 11 coaching candidates in January 2013 before their first choice, Chip Kelly, reconsidered his decision to stay at Oregon. Bruce Arians was the path - or maybe the Kangol cap - not taken. There was talk at the time of a pending Arians interview with the Eagles, and sure enough, Arians told a conference call yesterday that one was scheduled. Arians said he went to interview in Chicago, and while he was there, the Browns, Chargers and Eagles all canceled interviews.
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December 17, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Bruce Arians started a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters on Wednesday by paying homage to the college football team he used to coach. "How 'bout those Temple Owls, baby!" said Arians, now the Arizona Cardinals coach. "What a year. " Arians coached Temple from 1983 to 1988. He went 27-39 with two winning seasons. He said still follows the Owls "very, very" closely. His coaching staff in Arizona has had a Temple flavor. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross played at Temple for 1980 to 1983 and "has Temple stuff on every day," Arians said.
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