August 26, 2013 |
Neil Theobald, Temple University's president, got off a flight last December from Indiana, about to interview one of the finalists to be the new Owls football coach. Theobald looked at his phone and saw he had a text message from his personal physician back in Bloomington, Ind. Naturally, he was going to read a text from his doctor. The text: "MATT RHULE WILL MAKE A GREAT FOOTBALL COACH. " It turned out Rhule knew somebody who knew Theobald's doctor. So he engaged in a little long-distance politicking.
December 8, 2013 |
In a stunning move Friday, Temple University eliminated seven of its 24 intercollegiate sports programs - nearly a third - to boost funding for the remaining sports and become more competitive in the athletic conference it entered this summer. School officials also cited costs, woeful facilities, and federal regulations requiring female and male athletes to be treated equally as reasons for the elimination of five male sports and two female sports. Collectively, the cuts will save more than $3 million in Temple's $44 million athletic budget, officials said.
September 3, 2012 |
A 19-year-old Temple University student was shot in the neck near the North Broad Street campus early Sunday, and a suspect is in custody, police said. The student was shot about 3:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Gratz Street, Philadelphia police said. He was treated at Temple University Hospital and was expected to be released, university police said in a statement. Philadelphia police withheld the victim's name. A department spokeswoman could not provide the suspect's name or any charges.
December 8, 2013 |
Blair Alston didn't know who the "guy in the suit" was who stood at the front of Temple University's Student Pavilion on Friday afternoon. Alston, a junior on the men's track and field team, received an e-mail Friday morning to attend a mandatory student-athlete meeting. And Alston did not know what to think when Temple athletic director Kevin G. Clark - the man in the suit - told the assembly of 150 student athletes that seven sports would be eliminated. Along with men's indoor and outdoor track, Temple announced that it would eliminate baseball; softball; men's gymnastics; and men's and women's rowing.
October 8, 2013 |
ALL CHARGES have been dropped against a former Temple football player who was accused of raping a woman in a dorm. The news came on what was supposed to be the first day of jury selection in the trial of Praise Martin-Oguike, 20, who was arrested May 30, 2012, on charges of forcible rape, false imprisonment and related offenses and kicked out of Temple soon after. A Temple business student from Maryland accused him of raping her inside his dorm room on Liacouras Walk and Norris Street four days before his arrest.
May 12, 1998 |
The people began forming a line at 4 p.m., an hour before the church doors swung open, and some were still there as late as 10:15, 75 minutes after the scheduled ending. That thousands, despite rainy, dreary weather, turned out last night at St. Alphonsus Church, in Maple Glen, Montgomery County, to honor C. Robert "Bob" Harrington was an occurrence that should have surprised no one. He meant that much to that many. Harrington, 55, who first made a name for himself as a basketball player and coach, and then enhanced it by becoming a giant in labor relations as a vice president for personnel services and chief negotiator at Temple University, all the while nurturing old friendships and starting new ones and caring for his beloved family, died last Thursday after battling cancer for close to four years.
March 28, 2012 |
Due to an unsettled offseason, the Big East Conference has finally released its 2012 football schedule. The conference had to deal with the departure of West Virginia before luring a former member that it had booted years earlier - Temple. For now, the Owls will have an 11-game schedule - including seven Big East foes - this coming season, with two bye weeks. That could change, as Temple is still looking to add a 12th opponent. So far, the Owls' schedule that was released on Tuesday is highlighted with games against Villanova, Penn State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Cincinnati.
May 24, 2012 |
Temple University has tapped current provost and long-time administrator Richard M. Englert to serve as acting president while the search for a permanent successor continues. Englert, also senior vice president for academic affairs, becomes acting president on July 1 upon the exit of current president Ann Weaver Hart, Temple Board President Patrick O'Connor said Wednesday morning. The university is in the middle of a national search to replace Hart, who has served as president for six years and will become president of the University of Arizona.
May 3, 2013 |
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol. The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl. Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
November 27, 2013 |
HE WAS A South Philadelphia kid who never forgot where he came from. Anthony J. DeFino grew up on East Passyunk Avenue and went from there to a 50-year career in law, as a lawyer and a highly respected Common Pleas judge specializing in criminal cases. The retired judge died Sunday night in a fire at his home at 20th and Porter streets. He was 86. The fire, which began about 7 p.m., was brought under control in about 45 minutes. DeFino's wife, the former Rose Graziano, was home at the time and was taken to a hospital apparently unharmed.