December 20, 2013 |
The Temple Owls stewed for 11 days in the aftermath of a gut-wrenching overtime defeat against Texas on Dec. 7, so they were anxious to get back on the court and rid themselves of the bitter memory. Then a familiar opponent with local roots added to the Owls' misery with a record-breaking performance Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center. Aaric Murray, who faced the Owls six times during the two seasons he played for La Salle, exploded for 48 points, and Texas Southern (4-7)
December 20, 2013 |
TEMPLE HAS BEEN playing basketball for a while. Before last night, the most anyone had ever scored against the Owls was 40 points. It had been done twice, by Muhlenberg's Gary Spengler in 1964 and two decades later by La Salle's Steve Black. The record now belongs to someone else. Aaric Murray, the Glen Mills product who spent his first two seasons at La Salle and is now a graduate student playing on his third college team, returned home and scored 48 at the Liacouras Center as Texas Southern held off the Owls on two Madarious Gibbs free throws with 6.4 seconds left, 90-89.
December 12, 2013 |
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end. "We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football," Patterson said. "Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made. " Joe Jamail, Brown's longtime friend and attorney, told the Associated Press on Tuesday: "Mack Brown has not resigned.
December 9, 2013 |
It didn't take long for Fran Dunphy's blood to start boiling Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. During the early stages of Temple's game against young but talented Texas, Dunphy watched the Longhorns leave Owls defenders in their wake, racing down the floor time and again for easy baskets until the Owls fell behind by 16 points. At the first television timeout, the red-faced Dunphy slammed down his folding chair, gathered the Owls around him, and told them they had better start guarding or else they were doomed.
November 18, 2013 |
A picture of Nick Foles taken a few weeks after his January 1989 birth shows him holding a football with the same grip he uses today as the Eagles' starting quarterback. As a teenager in Austin, Texas, Foles played high school football in a 10,000-seat stadium that was used for some of the filming of Friday Night Lights. By Foles' own admission, it's as if he was a character in Friday Night Lights . The NFL is filled with quarterbacks who can share similar stories. Nine of the 32 starting quarterbacks played high school football in Texas, which is more than 28 percent of the most coveted spots in the league.
October 25, 2013 |
FORMER PENN HOOPS star Bob Bigelow got it right a dozen years ago when he co-authored a book titled, "Just Let The Kids Play. " The book's subtitle is "How to Stop Other Adults from Ruining Your Child's Fun and Success in Youth Sports. " Someone should send a copy to the father who accused a high school football coach in Texas of "bullying" after his son's team, Western Hills, was on the losing end of a 91-0 rout. The Aledo Independent School District, which is required by law to investigate all complaints, ruled yesterday that there were no evidence that Aledo High coach Tim Buchanan, or his team, bullied anyone.
October 3, 2013 |
The Texas attorney general has withdrawn his opposition to the proposed merger of AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and US Airways Group. Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he would support the merger of Fort Worth, Tex.-based American with US Airways, Philadelphia's dominant airline. Under the agreement, the new American, as the combined carrier would be called, will provide daily flights to more than 20 Texas airports. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will remain a large hub and American will keep its headquarters in Texas.
September 13, 2013 |
IT'S FINALLY here. Alabama at Texas A&M, the rematch. The defending national champions, who haven't lost a road game since November 2010, going to College Station to take on Johnny Football, the first freshman to win a Heisman Trophy, who basically won it by beating the Crimson Tide, 29-24, last November in Tuscaloosa. About the only thing missing is prime time. This one's at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, which feels like some kind of oversight. The Tide, of course, is trying to win a ring for the fourth time in 5 years, and third straight.
September 12, 2013 |
For the first time ever, the Phillies will need a designated hitter on opening day. The 2014 season will begin in an American League ballpark with a three-game series at Texas against the Rangers, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Opening day is scheduled for March 31. The initial road trip continues to Wrigley Field for three games against Chicago on April 4 to 6, which could serve as another coronation for Ryne Sandberg if he is named full-time manager. Milwaukee serves as the opponent for the home opener at Citizens Bank Park, scheduled for April 7 at 3:05 p.m. All National League East teams will be subjected to increased travel because interleague play pairs them with the American League West.
August 24, 2013 |
A Dallas, Texas, private-equity firm, Panda Power Funds, is acquiring Moxie Energy's planned Liberty Generating Station in Bradford County, Pa., billed as the first power plant developed to use natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. The 829-megawatt plant will produce enough power to supply 1 million homes. Panda will immediately start construction on the 33-acre site in Asylum Township and expects operations to begin by early 2016. The plant will contain twin combined-cycle Siemens gas turbines, manufactured in North Carolina.