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  1. Former SJU Hawk Todd O’Brien Rips Phil Martelli in SI Column Updating Feed

    Dec 19, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    Former St. Joseph’s basketball center Todd O’Brien has written a column in Sports Illustrated accusing the university’s athletic department—and head coach Phil Martelli, in particular—of prohibiting his transfer to the University of Alabama-Birmingham without cause.

  2. Rollins Presser: Jimmy and Ruben Talk Contract Details, Reveal Probable Fourth Year

    Dec 19, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins has another four years in order to cement his legacy as one of the greatest Phillies of all-time. And that’s coming straight from the man who signed him.

  3. Add Monday Night Raw to Your 9 p.m. Viewing Options

    Dec 19, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    With the Flyers on the road in Montreal (CSN / 94 WIP) and the Temple Owls still down in Texas (TCN / 1210 AM), surely there must be some pseudo-sporting going down in Philly tonight, right?

  4. Holy War: St. Joseph’s Hosts Villanova at the Fieldhouse

    Dec 17, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

    For the first time in the 68-game history of the Holy War, the Villanova Wildcats are scheduled to step foot on the campus of St. Joseph’s University. If that isn’t good enough to get you going, then I don’t what is.

  5. Temple-Wyoming Preview: Al Yankovic Edition

    Dec 16, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Temple’s matchup with Wyoming is the Owls’ second bowl appearance in the last three seasons, but only their third in the last thirty-three. Having lost the 2009 EagleBank Bowl to UCLA, the program has not claimed a postseason victory since 1979. Fortunately for their hopes of making history, they’ve drawn a very favorable opponent in the Cowboys.

  6. Big, Big, Big College Day Tomorrow

    Dec 16, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow—Saturday, December 17—is a huge day for the local collegiate scene. Game times and info for everything from the New Mexico Bowl to the Holy War inside.

  7. ‘The Significance of Temple’s Bowl Berth’ or ‘The Existential Baggage Inherent in Shipping the Band to Albuquerque, New Mexico’

    Dec 16, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

    Bowl bids, especially in the modern era (when you can qualify even with a losing record), may not mean a lot to other institutions, but they certainly do to Temple. Such an appreciation for what others take for granted is no doubt the product of a history graced with such an opportunity a mere three times over the last thirty-three seasons.

  8. In News You Didn’t Expect to Hear: Sixers Hire Celebrated Broadway Light Design Team

    Dec 14, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers have issued a press release informing all recipients that the organization has hired Broadway’s Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer to assist in the improvement of in-arena lighting.

  9. Scottie Reynolds Inks Deal with Utah

    Dec 14, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

    Former Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds has officially signed a free agent contract to join the Utah Jazz.

  10. Video Pinpoints Source of Pronger Concussion?

    Dec 14, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    Video of the Martin Hanzal’s hit on Chris Pronger and notes on what the league is to do about its ongoing concussion issue.

  11. Flyers Pick up Slack for Injured Teammates, Casually Rout Capitals

    Dec 13, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

    From deflections to well-placed screens to a general lack of preparedness from not one, but two Capitals goalies, the Flyers proved on Tuesday night that good things do indeed happen when you put the puck on net.

  12. Sixers Book Club: Team Reading Jon Gordon’s ‘Training Camp’

    Dec 12, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Sixers coach Doug Collins on his off-season activities and his new reading assignment for the guys in camp.

  13. Lavoy Allen Interview: On Doug Collins, His Time in France, His Evolving Game and the Song ‘Moves Like Jagger’

    Dec 12, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    The700Level’s exclusive interview with Philadelphia 76ers’ second round draft pick Lavoy Allen.

  14. Full Recap of the TU Student Rollouts and other Assorted Notes from Temple-’Nova

    Dec 10, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    In arena notes on Karl Townes, Jimmy Rollins, Juan Fernandez’s Twitter account and Jay Wright rotation.

  15. Moore, Hollis-Jefferson Lead Temple over Rival Villanova

    Dec 10, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    In the battle for Big 5 Player of the Year, Ramone Moore put forth his best effort when it mattered most. The fifth-year senior posted a game-high and career-high 32 points in Temple’s 78-67 win over Villanova Saturday evening.

  16. Poll: Is St. Joseph’s University in Violation?

    Dec 10, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

    Shout out to the St. Joe’s Hawks on their big win over Creighton. But you tell us, was their celebration a violation?

  17. Temple-’Nova Preview: Get Your Roll outs Ready

    Dec 10, 2011, 12:57 AM EDT

    Big 5 game. Big East controversy. Big student roll outs. This has the potential to special. The Temple Owls are set to host the Villanova Wildcats from inside the Apollo on Broad. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday evening (ESPN 2 / 1210 AM).

  18. Thus Ends the Jason Kapono Era in Philadelphia

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    What can be said for Kapono’s time as a Sixer? No, really, that wasn’t rhetorical. Help us out here.

  19. Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern

    Dec 8, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    This week’s $40 gift card to Misconduct Tavern goes out to Uncle Mike for his thoughts on the comically haphazard expansion of the Big East.

  20. Updated Winter Classic Time Lapse (Now with Partial Bleachers!)

    Dec 8, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    We are now less than one month away from the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park and just six days away from the premiere of HBO’s Flyers-Rangers 24/7 series. With things starting to come together and take shape, we’re back with another one of these amusing time lapses, slowly (or, I guess, quickly) revealing the changes to CBP in preparation for the week-long outdoor events schedule.

  21. Madson Declines Arbitration, Likely Done as a Phillie

    Dec 8, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Word is now out that Madson has declined arbitration with the club, effectively ending his time with the Phightins, save for some head-spinning move on the part of Ruben Amaro. Mad Dog leaves town not just with a World Series ring, but also (little known fact) with a staggering number of the club’s minor league records for starting pitchers.

  22. Rumors Heating up Concerning Rollins’ Return to Philly

    Dec 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Though we were hearing that “money and length” were the sticking points of the ongoing Jimmy Rollins-Philadelphia Phillies free agent talks—as if that were “breaking” news—we’re also hearing that Jimmy might be on his way back to town…maybe.

  23. What Big East Expansion Means for Temple and ‘Nova UPDATED

    Dec 6, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

    As much as it would be relief to finally have an answer one way or the other for even just one school or the other, the Big East is going to remain in a state of flux for months, if not years to come.

  24. Marlins Make 10-Year Offer to Pujols?

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

    Multiple reports are now out that the Miami Marlins have made a 10-year offer to first baseman Albert Pujols. An exact dollar figure has not been confirmed, though the number $22 million per is getting tossed around quite a bit by the relevant baseball heads on Twitter.

  25. Vote for the New Sixers Mascot: Ben, Dogg, or Moose! Wait, What?

    Dec 5, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers are asking you to vote in an online poll to determine the team’s new mascot. The700Level.com breaks down the candidates and tries to talk you down off the ledge.