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  1. Big East Basketball’s ‘Shot to Nothing’ Remains the Wise Play

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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    It’s called the Holy War, but as long as we’re getting religious, maybe it’s time to talk about Reconciliation. They’re small. They’re private. They’re Catholic. They’re known primarily for the success of their basketball programs. And they have absolutely no influence whatsoever in modern college athletics. That’s what happens when you don’t have an FBS…

  2. Temple’s Fran Dunphy Probably Wouldn’t Have Been Happy with This Haircut Had Anthony Lee Not Dropped 16 Last Night

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    My first thought: What did Anthony Lee do to his hair? My second thought, following Temple’s 76-61 win over Villanova at the Pavilion last night: Yo, Ant — can I get a shot of your head? Lee, a 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore who wears No. 3 and had “TU3″ shaved into the side of his head,…

  3. 15 Things Boston College Fans Should Expect from Steve Addazio

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

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    In honor of our Fearless Leader’s alma mater, it’s been requested that I put together a list of what BC students, alums and fans should expect from their new head coach. In 15 easy bullet points, a quick getting-to-know Steve Addazio: • He will be loud. His press conferences will frequently be loud. • He…

  4. Until It Secures a TV Deal, Reserve Your Judgment on the New Big East

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Bill Bradshaw is seeing green, even if plenty of others can’t see past the Green Wave. The Big East has faced a firestorm of criticism since it announced on Tuesday the additions of Tulane and East Carolina to the conference. Those adds came one week after it lost Rutgers to the Big Ten and one…

  5. Temple vs. Syracuse in 6 Tweets

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

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    The Temple Owls are playing the Syracuse Orangemen today at Lincoln Financial Field in a football contest. Unless you’re a Temple alum (and even then, really) your interest in this game is likely minimal, but these six tweets tell you all you probably really want to know about it anyway. This Syracuse/Temple game is what…

  6. Maryland and Rutgers Expected to Join the Big Ten

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Just two years after adding Nebraska to reach 12 teams, the Big Ten will continue expanding their reach. Maryland has agreed to leave the ACC and become a member of the conference beginning in 2014, and reports are Rutgers will follow suit by exiting the Big East next. Poor Big East. Just when they complete…

  7. Temple’s Montel Harris Breaks Two School Records, Rushes for 351 Yards and 7 Touchdowns

    Nov 17, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

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    Army came into its Saturday game with Temple allowing 208 yards on the ground per game. It’s allowing a lot more now. Temple’s Matt Brown scored the Owls’ first two touchdowns before departing with an injury, allowing Montel Harris to rip off seven of his own in a 63-32 win at West Point. Harris’ seven…

  8. McGloin-Robinson Connection Runs Wild in PSU Win, but Mauti Takes Cart Ride

    Nov 17, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Penn State defeated Indiana on the gridiron for the 16th time in 16 tries thanks in large part to outstanding performances by Matt McGloin and Allen Robinson. Unfortunately, their huge afternoon was marred by an injury to the heart and soul of the football team. Senior linebacker Michael Mauti went down with a serious-looking knee…

  9. McGloin, Robinson Have Eyes on the Record Book As Penn State Meets Indiana

    Nov 17, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Anytime Penn State and Indiana get together, the culture clash is as clear as day. Penn State is a football school and Indiana is a basketball school. Indiana is currently the top-ranked men’s basketball program in the country and Penn State will look to improve to 16-0 all-time against the Hoosiers in football this weekend.…

  10. Still Want to See Temple in a Bowl Game? Root Against These 34 Teams

    Nov 16, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

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    After Temple lost to Cincinnati last weekend, and announced this past Tuesday that it would not be scheduling a 12th opponent this season, all hope officially ended for the Owls to get bowl eligible for the fourth season in a row. But is there a chance they could still play in a bowl game? The…

  11. ESPN Radio Is in Possession of Villanova and La Salle Football Helmets, Has Put Them on Camera

    Nov 13, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, Ryen Russillo was discussing the Phil Jackson-Mike D’Antoni-Lakers love triangle with guest host Bill Simmons on SVP & Russillo Show on ESPN Radio. They were doing so with Villanova and La Salle football helmets on the table, in the studio, in front of Russillo. ‘Nova has one of the premiere FCS teams…

  12. One Year Later: Penn State Meets Nebraska

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    It has been quite the year for Penn State and the football program. Now a year and change removed from the startling and haunting revelations from the Jerry Sandusky scandal and a full year and more removed from the final game coached by Joe Paterno, one hugely scrutinized trial, unprecedented sanctions and the naming of…

  13. Temple’s Bowl Eligibility Scenarios: Basically, It Really Needs to Win Today

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Temple has two paths to get bowl eligible for the fourth straight season … and neither one is easy. Here are the options: 1. Run the table in the remaining three games — beating Cincinnati, Army and Syracuse OR … 2. Win two of those three games, schedule that oft-reported (but still not official) game…

  14. Video: McKayla Maroney Attempts to Teach Old White Journalist to Dougie

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

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    Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Adorable Person in the World McKayla Maroney was on Daily News Live on Thursday to help promote the Kellgg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions which takes place this evening at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Aside from talking about her gold medal performance in London this past summer — I’d…

  15. Penn State Figures to Bounce Back on the Road at Purdue

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Braxton Miller and Ohio State brought Penn State back to Earth, but the Nittany Lions appear on track to get it back together when they take on under-performing Purdue.

  16. Penn State Plays Bowl Substitute Against Also Ineligible Ohio State

    Oct 27, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Penn State and Ohio State play an early Leaders Division Championship game that will result in neither making the conference title game.

  17. Photo Gallery: Have You Seen the Outrageously Large Owl on the Wall of Temple’s New Practice Gym?

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

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    The Temple Owls quietly moved into their new practice facility at the corner of Broad and Montgomery — right across the street from the Apollo — last spring. On Thursday, coach Fran Dunphy opened things up to the media and took about 30 minutes to show off his new digs.

    Photo gallery inside…

  18. Would You Follow Temple Football to Hawaii?

    Oct 24, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Would you follow Temple to Hawaii? Of course not — you won’t follow the Owls to South Philly.

    Kidding aside, would any of you Cherry & White diehards consider this if it actually happens?

  19. Video: A Mustachioed Man Rides Bike Around Philly with Cat On His Shoulders

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    The best parts are when he’s in Center City and you can recognize many of the buildings.

    That cat totally rules.

  20. Temple’s Second-Half Collapse and Loss to Rutgers in Numbers

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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    “What happened?” It’s a question that had to be asked. And Temple coach Steve Addazio was the one asking it. These numbers help explain…

  21. Penn State Takes On Iowa in the Prime Time

    Oct 20, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

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    It is only fitting that Penn State’s final road game before Halloween should be played in a true house of horrors. Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes has long been an unkind destination for Penn State, with the Nittany Lions leaving Iowa City with their last win there in 1999. Needless to say, a lot has happened since the day Downingtown native Aaron Harris sealed a Penn State victory with a touchdown run down the left sideline.

  22. Can Temple pull off the upset of No. 19 Rutgers?

    Oct 19, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Can Temple pull off the upset of No. 19 Rutgers when the two face off at Lincoln Financial Field at noon on Saturday, you ask?

    No. No they can’t.

    But if you’re looking for some analysis and stats — like the fact TU has lost 73 of their last 75 games against ranked opponents — go check out Nick’s take over at the mothership.

  23. Key & Peele: College Football Players Have the Wackiest Names

    Oct 16, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT

    Apropos of nothing, here’s a rather fantastic video from Comedy Central’s Key & Peele show with a faux intro to the East/West College Bowl. You will chuckle.

    Via Ken Tremendous

  24. Game Thread: Remember What Happened the Last Time Temple Visited UConn?

    Oct 13, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

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    Video of the play in question, assorted notes and couple links to get your prepped for Temple and UConn.

  25. Did You Know? Temple’s 1935 Sugar Bowl Practice Included a Train Platform, Loaf of Bread

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

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    I used to joke L.J. Smith held the football like a loaf of bread. Turns out he would have made a great addition to the 1934 Temple Owls.