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September 24, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Temple football team lined up for a field-goal attempt at the end of the second quarter last night against Western Michigan, which if successful would have put the Owls within striking distance of the lead. Then disaster struck. Broncos defensive tackle Cory Flom broke through the Temple line to block his third kick of the season, and teammate Londen Fryar picked up the loose ball and raced 38 yards for a touchdown as time was running out in the half. Instead of going into the locker room down by seven points, Temple trailed, 17-0, on its way to a 41-7 defeat before 15,739 fans at Waldo Stadium.
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September 22, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With consecutive blowout losses having left his team with an 0-3 record, Temple football coach Al Golden will send the Owls out tomorrow night to face a Western Michigan squad that's riding high after a big road win over Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The host Broncos enter the contest with a 2-1 record that also includes a convincing win over Toledo, and a season-opening defeat at Indiana. "The biggest challenge for our team right now is how to rebound against another good opponent," said Golden, who in his first season at Temple has seen the Owls fall to Buffalo (9-3)
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December 2, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Ryan Brooks led Temple in scoring and rebounding last night. But, after the Owls defeated Western Michigan, 76-70, he was quick to share the credit. "Craig Williams stepped up and hit some big shots down the stretch. " said Brooks who scored 17 points nd pulled down 10 boards. "All in all it was a team effort. " Especially in the second half when Temple got its defensive act in gear. Western Michigan (2-3) led for much of the first half but struggled when Temple's defense finally clamped down.
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November 17, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The popular belief is that Temple is a good basketball team. But how good? Atlantic Ten good? Or should-be-nationally ranked good? "Our realistic goal for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tourney is to see how good of a team that we can be," Owls center Micheal Eric said. "We are going to try to win every game in Puerto Rico and play like it's our last game. " In the process, Temple (1-0) hopes to make a better showing than its 1-2 record in this tourney in 2007.
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December 28, 2011 | Associated Press
Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush took the final snap, sprinted to the sideline, and handed the football to coach Danny Hope. Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half, and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win over Western Michigan (7-6) on Tuesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, third-string running back Reggie Pegram scored the first two TDs of his career, and Carson Wiggs made two field goals to give the Boilermakers a 27-15 lead at halftime.
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November 24, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Diana Taurasi had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and top-ranked Connecticut began defense of its national title with a 95-46 victory over visiting Western Michigan (0-2) yesterday. Taurasi, last season's national player of the year, scored 11 points in the first 4 1/2 minutes. She missed only one of her 11 shots from the floor. In other games: At Raleigh, N.C., Jamie Carey made seven straight baskets in the second half and finished with 23 points for No. 2 Texas (2-0)
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November 27, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A trio of South Jersey high school graduates have helped the Western Michigan football team reach the Mid-American Conference championship game. Camden High's Corey Alston is one of the team's top receivers, and Lenape graduate Jeff Hinson starts on the offensive line. Playing split end is Rancocas Valley graduate Darnell Jennings. The Broncos (9-2) face host Marshall (6-5) in the conference title game Saturday. The winner earns a spot in the Motor City Bowl on Dec. 27 against Cincinnati.
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November 18, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS
TEMPLE MIGHT NOT have been the appropriate team to open the 5-Hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off yesterday in San Juan. The Owls, playing at 10:30 in the morning, didn't need any pick-me-up. They were energized and ready to go right from the, well, tip off. They jumped out to a 9-0 lead, were up 14-4 just 5 minutes, 15 seconds into the game, maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way and made easy work of Western Michigan, 69-55. "I thought we did some very good things and I thought some other things we did not accomplish out there today," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.
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December 4, 1997 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Western Michigan football coach Gary Darnell and his wife, Sandra, took a stroll up Broad Street yesterday afternoon. They were in the company of Temple athletic director Dave O'Brien, who just happens to be in the market for a football coach. The position has been vacant since Ron Dickerson resigned Nov. 17. In his only season at Western Michigan, Darnell took a team that went 2-9 in 1996 and guided it to an 8-3 finish that included a 34-14 victory over Temple and six straight wins to end the season.
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September 23, 2005 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After losing to three opponents that are currently a combined 8-1, the Temple football team takes the field tomorrow against a Western Michigan squad that is also winless this season against Division I-A competition. The contest will take place at Lincoln Financial Field, where the Owls drew only 9,055 fans for their 42-17 loss to Toledo last week. As in its other outings - Temple has been outscored by 170-33 - the Owls were unable to sustain any drives against the Rockets while the game was still in doubt.
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November 13, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The roads least traveled to the NFL always make for the most interesting stories. And when you study the map that details Chris Maragos' ascent to the top of his profession, you just shake your head and wonder how he never got lost or too discouraged to continue on the trail that now has him playing a leading role on Eagles special teams and a supporting one on defense. Stop signs went up before Maragos ever left his hometown of Racine, Wis. With an assist from Bucky Badger, he went through a red light at Western Michigan and bypassed a sure thing at Grand Valley State to pursue his dream of playing at the University of Wisconsin.
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July 1, 2015
Dan Archibong, a two-way lineman from Springfield (Delco), has made an oral commitment to attend Temple, becoming the sixth player from the class of 2016 to commit to the Owls. Among the schools recruiting him were Connecticut, Army, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, and Western Michigan. The 6-foot-51/2, 252-pound Archibong said he was recruited as a defensive lineman and could play end or tackle. "Temple's program is on the rise and it's great to be part of it," Archibong said. "It's a great feeling to have made my choice.
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December 4, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There's this photograph that Chris Maragos has to get his hands on. A shooter for the Associated Press took it in the immediate aftermath of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in February. Maragos's face fills the right side of the frame. The Lombardi Trophy, silver and gleaming, fills the left side. Maragos - a member of the Seattle Seahawks then, a special-teams dynamo for the Eagles now - is kissing the trophy. He has seen the photo, but he doesn't have a copy of it. He would like one. It captures everything that he thinks about when he thinks about winning a championship.
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October 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE FALL OF 2008, Chris Maragos and J.J. Watt were walk-ons at the University of Wisconsin, Watt having transferred back to his home state after not getting much playing time as a freshman tight end at Central Michigan, Maragos having left Western Michigan in search of a bigger stage. Watt - shifted to defense and still growing into his 6-5, 289-pound frame - sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules, but a few practices taught Maragos a lot about the man who remains his friend and offseason workout companion.
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November 1, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since taking his first coaching job in football only months after graduating from Delaware, Bill Cubit has led the kind of nomadic existence that only a college coach can understand. The travels of Cubit, who is from Sharon Hill, Delaware County, have taken him to Illinois, where he is in his first year as offensive coordinator of the Fighting Illini. That job will take him back to his home state this weekend for a game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium. A former wide receiver at Delaware, Cubit, 60, began his career as a Swarthmore assistant.
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May 30, 2013 | Associated Press
DETROIT - A cause of death was not determined yesterday after an autopsy on the body of a Michigan man who played Division II football and was one of the most successful quarterbacks in college history. There was no obvious sign of heart trauma on Cullen Finnerty, Lake County Sheriff Robert Hilts said. Finnerty's body was discovered Tuesday in woods in western Michigan, 65 miles north of Grand Rapids, following a search by dozens of people, including former teammates, coaches and current players at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, where Finnerty quarterback three national championship teams.
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October 22, 2012
Jason Babin Defensive end Paw Paw High School Paw Paw, Mich. Jason Babin grew up in Paw Paw, Mich. - or, as the locals say, "a town so nice they named it twice. " Located in the southwestern end of the state, Paw Paw is a sleepy community, a place where people look out for one another. So it came as an unexpected commotion when they looked out their windows and saw a young man running down the street with an old truck tire attached to a pair of shoulder pads by a logging chain.
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June 23, 2012 | Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - After South Carolina's win late Thursday night over Arkansas, the Razorbacks' only chance to play for their first baseball national championship came down to one more game against their SEC rival. Gamecocks freshman Jordan Montgomery and Matt Price combined on a three-hitter to lift the two-time defending national champions to a 2-0 victory at the College World Series and set up Friday night's third meeting between the two teams in five days. The winner of that game advances to the best-of-three finals against Arizona starting Sunday.
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March 5, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
THE POWER conferences are taking the day off, but championship week rolls on. One mid-major league is just getting started, while four others wrap things up tonight. Here's the rundown: STARTING TODAY Mid-American Conference Regular-season champ: Akron (21-10, 13-3) is the No. 1 seed for the first time in school history. The Zips' leading scorer is Zeke Marshall (10.3 ppg). What is the likelihood a guy named Zeke would lead the Zips? MAC mites: Akron's biggest hurdle will be Buffalo, which beat the Zips twice.
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January 21, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
T.J. White, a rugged senior linebacker for West Chester Henderson, has committed to play football at Villanova. "I had a few other offers on the table," the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder said on Friday. "Villanova was a great fit for me, academically and football-wise. And I think I have an opportunity to play early on there. " White, a three-year starter who also played tight end, also had scholarship offers from Bucknell, Coastal Carolina, New Hampshire, Towson, and Western Michigan.
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