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  1. The Evster remembers the Southwest Philly Floater

    Dec 27, 2013, 7:55 AM EDT

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    Earlier this week, The 700 Level named the Southwest Philly Floater as our #1 favorite Philly sports moment of the year. Now while you can argue that the Snow Bowl was more epic, or that Spencer Hawes not sucking was more mind-blowing, there was no play — or post game interview — that was any…

  2. @FakeWIPCaller’s Ten Best (And Ten Worst) Philadelphia Sports Moments of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Chip Kelly, Nick Foles, Riley Cooper

    The year 2013 got off to a pretty good start for Philadelphia sports fans, with the firing on New Years’ Eve of Andy Reid. Unfortunately, nothing else good happened for quite awhile, with the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all turning in awful seasons. It was another year without a local championship, just like all of…

  3. The 700 Level’s 25 favorite Philly wins (and ten least-favorite losses) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Lions Eagles Football

    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  4. The 700 Level’s 10 least-favorite Philly losses (and 25 favorite wins) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Jeff Maehl

    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  5. Watch: Aaric Murray lights up Temple for 48

    Dec 19, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT


    You may remember Aaric Murray best for his worry-free neck tattoo, but now he’ll be remembered in Philadelphia for something much more impressive. The former La Salle Explorer lit up the Temple Owls on Wednesday night for 48 points, a new Liacouras Center record, surpassing Lynn Greer — who once fouled me in a Narberth…

  6. If you haven’t been paying attention, No. 10 Villanova is really good at basketball right now

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    They're so good, they miraculously found -- and then won -- the lost city of Atlantis. ... We're pretty sure. (USA Today Images)

    Coming into the season, this Sunday’s Villanova-La Salle game figured to be a clash between the city’s two best teams, with the Explorers — coming off a Sweet 16 berth in 2012-13 — maybe even holding the slight edge. But after a month-and-a-half, one thing has become clear: Villanova is by far the best team…

  7. Photos: Temple Basketball will wear these new shorts vs. Texas today

    Dec 7, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    Let’s get this out of the way right up front, in light of Friday’s news. Temple University is not paying for these. Under Armour is. Now, behold: Temple Basketball’s new alternate shorts, courtesy Darren Rovell on Twitter. They’re apparently part of the team’s “Big Owl” uniform, which features some gold trim on what are basically…

  8. Middle finger last year, indifference this year: Halil Kanacevic talks about St. Joe’s vs. Nova on Saturday

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    One year after saluting Villanova fans with both of his middle fingers and then promptly blowing the game, St. Joe’s forward Halil Kanacevic was asked by reporters this week if he was relieved that the Hawks’ next game against ’Nova –  this Saturday at 6 p.m. - is in his home gym. And he responded with…

  9. The Evster breaks down this year’s Heisman hopefuls

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:11 AM EDT


    Everyone loves a Heisman winner (except Rashaan Salaam, that guy sucked). And next Saturday night, another strapping, brooding, virile young man will join college football’s most exclusive fraternity. Soon after, the new Heisman winner will have his oil-painted portrait hung up alongside some of the finest competitors to ever play the game: like Nile Kinnick,…

  10. Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    A few days back, Temple started teasing that it had something planned in the way of a new paint job for the Liacouras Center. They revealed the makeover last night, featuring a massive set of owl eyes painted on what used to be the plain gray wall behind the student section. Given how dark it…

  11. Drexel beats Villanova in huuuuge upset

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT


    If you’re one of those people in the Philadelphia area who has to wake up really early in the morning — like, before 10:00 am — and have to sit in traffic while maneuvering an automobile while attempting to drink enough coffee as to not be a total zombie on your way to a fun…

  12. This outlandish Penn State-themed Christmas light display is going to cost a lot of money

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    At what point do you conclude that it’s reasonable pay thousands of dollars for a month-long electric bill? When your football team embarrasses Wisconsin at Camp Randall. This specific light display comes to us courtesy Onward State (via WithLeather). They explain: Penn State alumnus and superfan Bob Witt has outdone himself again this year. After…

  13. Photo Gallery: Nike’s 2013 Pro Combat Army-Navy Uniforms

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT


    The 114th playing of the Army-Navy game is scheduled for December 14th. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The 2013 game will mark the 84th time the city of Philadelphia has played host. Those are the necessary details, and now for the uniforms. I enjoy these two notes from Nike on…

  14. Your latest Brian Dawkins is ‘phenomenal’ story; this one also featuring Bill Cosby

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT


    If we learned anything from the Shawn Andrews people-said-I-ate-fast-food-but-I-really-didn’t-eat-fast-food-but-Donovan-rolled-his-eyes-at-me saga, it’s that there isn’t anyone with anything negative to say about Brian Dawkins. Even Andrews referred to Dawk as the only guy he could trust during his time in Philly. Some Dawk stories are legendary, and this one about he and Gary Papa has always…

  15. Six predictions for the City 6 season

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-La Salle Practice

    Yesterday we brought you a handy cheat sheet previewing the six local Division I teams to get you ready for college basketball season, which tips off tonight. Today we’re keeping the hoops coverage rolling with six predictions for the City 6 season (brought to you by the number 6). 1) Most of the teams in…

  16. Your 2013-14 City 6 College Basketball Season Preview

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    The city’s first Big 5 game tips off Saturday night, when Temple meets Penn at the Palestra. Also on Saturday, La Salle hosts Manhattan, St. Joe’s visits Vermont. Villanova gets going Friday night against Lafayette, and Drexel takes on No. 22 UCLA at midnight ET (Friday into Saturday). Zeitlin’s going to be back tomorrow with…

  17. Photo: I can’t stop looking at this picture of Jay Wright and Nicki Minaj

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT


    Coach — IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) October 28, 2013 That’s just — that’s just super. If you’re wondering what the hell is going on, Villanova brought in Ms. Minaj to perform at its Hoops Mania event over the weekend — one of those college basketball kickoff-open-practice-lively-party events that are becoming bigger and bigger spectacles. Michigan…

  18. Time Lapse and Photos: Welcome to Penn State hockey’s Pegula Ice Arena

    Oct 16, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

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    This post can be alternately titled — “More people care about college hockey than preseason professional basketball.” We’re a little late with this, but 6,370 fans showed up to watch the Penn State hockey team open its new home — Pegula Ice Arena — with a 4-1 win over Army last Friday night. (Second Army…

  19. When’s the last time the home team won a football game at Lincoln Financial Field?

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    Over the last two seasons, there hasn’t been a whole lot of winning football in this city. Dating back to the start of last year, the two teams that call the Linc home — the Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls — are a combined 11-25. “I don’t know if Lincoln Financial Field is cursed,…

  20. Photo: Temple to wear Liberty Bell on helmets in Cincinnati tonight

    Oct 11, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT


    Freshman P.J. Walker will make his first college start when Temple (0-5) visits Cincinnati (3-2) tonight at 8:30. The Owls have been tweaking their uniform for each game this year and are breaking out something special for the ESPN cameras tonight: Look familiar? — Temple Football (@Temple_FB) October 11, 2013 Check out the other…

  21. Matt Rhule had his players thank the fans who stayed to watch Louisville blow out Temple

    Oct 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT


    @Temple_FB thanking the @cherrycrusade #templeproud #GoOwls — Temple Bands (@TempleBands) October 5, 2013 For how often local fans refer to Philadelphia as the best sports city in the world, and for a university that has over 100,000 alumni living in the area, you’d think there would be at least a mild curiosity about seeing…

  22. Photos: Your weekly Temple uniform update and a look at Kibbie Dome

    Sep 28, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT


    Temple kicks off at Idaho at 5 p.m., in search of Matt Rhule’s first win as head coach. As we’ve been doing, we’re back with your weekly Temple uniform photo gallery. Saturday’s jerseys in Moscow are the standard away uniform from 2012: cherry lids, white tops, cherry pants. Above is a nice look at Kibbie…

  23. Your newest Sixer, Rodney Williams, once threw down pretty hard at the Gola

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

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    The Sixers on Monday made former Minnesota Golden Gopher Rodney Williams the latest to sign a partially-guaranteed deal with the franchise, joining him with Khalif Wyatt, Darius Morris, and Vander Blue. Williams, you may remember, played for the Sixers’ summer league team in Orlando after going undrafted. In his final year at Minnesota, the 6-foot-7…

  24. Video: Drexel frat dude says f*** 23 times in intramural pregame speech for the ages

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    I reference Al Pacino’s speech from Any Given Sunday pretty regularly. I have the musical bed on my iPod just in case I ever need it. (Usually around 3-4 a.m.) But this kid … If you’re at work, find some headphones. Our boy here sprinkles in 23 different versions of the F-bomb in 1 minute…

  25. Flea rocks a Temple jersey at Liacouras Center show, professes love for Mark Macon

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT


    Cool to be hanging out in the liacouris center…….I used to dig watching mark Macon play — Flea (@flea333) September 24, 2013 Atoms for Peace, a Thom Yorke side project featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, kicked off their tour at the Liacouras Center last night on Temple University’s campus. Flea showed his love…