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Nick Menta

  1. Temple to Visit Ohio with MAC Title Hopes in the Balance; Our Freakishly Long Preview in 9 Sections

    Nov 1, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    At 5-3 overall and 3-2 within the conference, Temple holds a half-game lead in the MAC East over none other than (the) Ohio University, the team that has twice cost TU a chance at the MAC Champiosnhip. Kick off between the Owls and Bobcats is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday evening (ESPN / 1210 AM).

  2. The 1976-77 Sixers Yearbook: Pop-Up Video Edition

    Oct 31, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers have published eight pages from their 1976-1977 team yearbook, complete with pop-up video-style factoids explaining the necessary takeaways from each trip down memory lane. Plus, someone wrestles a bear!

  3. Ed Rendell and Michael Nutter Write Letters to the Big East in Support of Temple Excerpts Below

    Oct 31, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

    As Rick Pitino, Andy Katz and Dick Vitale are getting Temple’s possible inclusion in the Big East some national attention, Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell are reportedly doing some lobbying of their own.

  4. Temple’s Pierce Held out of Practice to Prepare for Key Matchup with Ohio This Wednesday

    Oct 29, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    The Temple University Owls are either enjoying the warmth of their dorm rooms or practicing in the snow at the EOC. One thing is for sure, we know Bernard Pierce won’t be anywhere near the practice field.

  5. Lockout Update: Progress Stalls, Season Now Cancelled Through Nov. 30

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    After talks finally looked to be heading in a positive direction after multiple day-long meetings, commissioner David Stern announced Friday evening that the season the 2011-2012 season has been cancelled through November 30th. Any of the hope generated earlier this week that league might find a way to conduct a full 82-game season is now officially squashed.

  6. “Dr. J Doesn’t Need the Money, Just Wants You to Have His Stuff,” Says Dr. J

    Oct 27, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT

    By now you’ve probably heard the reports that former-Sixers great Julius Erving is planning to move some of his most prized basketball treasures in an open auction. Thankfully, for those of you worried, Julius Erving is now denying that Julius Erving is any kind of financial trouble.

  7. Is an 82-Game Season Still a Possibility for the NBA?

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    After a 15-hour marathon meeting on Wednesday, is an 82-game season back on the table? If it is, neither the players nor the owners deserve it.

  8. Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern

    Oct 26, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    This week’s Comment of the Week sponsored by the Misconduct Tavern comes courtesy of a tackling gaffe that (believe it or not) wasn’t committed by the Philadelphia Eagles.

  9. WATN: Pat Croce Does Pirates Better than Johnny Depp

    Oct 24, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Where is the former face of the Philadelphia 76ers? Oh, he’s digging for buried treasure off the coast of Panama. No big deal.

  10. Quotable: Steve Addazio on the Passing Game

    Oct 24, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Following Temple’s 13-10 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, we questioned whether the Owls’ unbalanced offense—demonstrated by their refusal to throw the ball—was generated by a lack of faith in that passing game or, instead, an err in play-calling. During his Monday morning MAC coaches teleconference, Addazio spoke out on both the loss and the questions surrounding the team’s passing game.

  11. Temple’s Passing Game Exposed in 13-10 Loss to Bowling Green

    Oct 22, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    The 2011 Temple Owls have proven to be fantastic frontrunners. They’ve also proven to be absolutely dreadful when playing from behind. Against Bowling Green on Saturday, the Owls’ No. 1 flaw was fully exposed: they have an inability to throw the football.

  12. Temple-Bowling Green: Smiths Edition

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

    The Owls (5-2, 3-1) will look to put together their first three-game winning streak of the season when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons (3-4, 1-2) this afternoon on the Turf of Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio.

  13. Game 6: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia FlyersEnter Brayden Schenn

    Oct 20, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    Just five games into the regular season, Flyers fans will get their first taste of Brayden Schenn in a meaningful hockey game.

  14. Winter Classic Jerseys Finally Unveiled?

    Oct 17, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    A good look at what could be the official jerseys for the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.

  15. Referee Screws Bernard Hopkins, Costs Him His Title

    Oct 16, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    Bernard Hopkins is no longer the light heavyweight champion of the world thanks to a controversial (read: blown) call in the second round of his championship fight against Chad Dawson Saturday night. To put it simply, the 46-year-old, Philadelphia native was screwed.

  16. Pierce Sets New Records as Owls Soar over Buffalo 34-0

    Oct 15, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Bernard Pierce’s assault on the Temple record book continues. Crossing the goal line for the 44th touchdown of his college career, the junior running back is now the all-time leader in TDs scored by a Temple Owl, passing Paul Palmer’s previous record of 43.

  17. Temple-Buffalo: Kanye Edition

    Oct 15, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

    Saturday afternoon is Homecoming for the university, with the Owls (4-2, 2-1) set to play host to the Buffalo Bulls (2-4, 1-1). The game will be broadcast live on the All-MACcess web stream as well as on As always, it can be heard on the radio on 1210 AM.

  18. Quirks in the NHL CBA; Plus, an Absurd Picture of Scott Hartnell

    Oct 13, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    The dividing of hockey related revenues and a picture of Scott Hartnell looking pretty close to Zach Galifianakis.

  19. Villanova Blocking Temple from Full Big East Membership? We Outline Realignment Contingencies

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    Villanova is reportedly opposed to Temple joining the Big East as a full-member. Nick Menta breaks down the potential fate of the Big East should Villanova stay its course.

  20. Quotable: Charlie Manuel on Hitting

    Oct 12, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Quotes from Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on his team’s approach at the plate.

  21. Big East Update: Temple in? Not Yet

    Oct 12, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

    A morning roundup of links updating you on the evolving Big East.

  22. Women’s Basketball Has the Potential to SaveDoom the Big East?

    Oct 11, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    Does women’s basketball hold the key to saving Big East football?

  23. What is with You People? Re: Jubilant Responses to the NBA Lockout

    Oct 11, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

    Addressing the farce of indifference and the apparently overwhelming distaste for the NBA.

  24. Out of Time: NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Season

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    The NBA has cancelled the first two weeks of the 2010-11 season. Click for’s break down of the labor dispute.

  25. There’s a Big Block of Ice with Flyers Tickets Inside…Hurry!

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    Get down to 15th & Market to freeze your hands off and try to win Flyers tickets trapped in a large block of ice.