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Temple Joins The Big East, Awkward Moments With Villanova Ensue

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Months of speculation officially ended just after 5:35 pm Wednesday afternoon as the Big-East conference announced Temple officially joined the Big-East.
The school will join the Big-East in football effective July 1st, 2012 and for basketball effective July 1st, 2013 which means Temple basketball will have one final season in the Atlantic 10 after this season.
Once […]

Drexel’s Win Streak Snapped; Now On The Bubble

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A 16-point halftime deficit proved to be too big of a mountain for the Drexel Dragons to climb as they fall to Virginia Commonwealth in the CAA Championship game 59-56.
The Dragons were able to mount a comeback in the second half led by freshman Damion Lee’s 20 points, and had a chance to tie it […]

Temple Wins An Overtime Thriller; Dunphy Not A Fan Of Senior Night?

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The Temple Owls were able to send their seniors off with a thrilling overtime win thanks in part to senior Michael Eric’s 19 points and 15 rebounds as Temple topped UMass 90-88 on senior night.
It seemed with two minutes to play in the second half, the Owls up ten points, were about to clinch the […]

Coach: No Truth Goodman Goes To Temple If In Big East: Still Wide Open

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Last week the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Constitution High School forward and blue-chip prospect Savon Goodman would choose Temple as his school if the Owls were to join the Big East Conference.   Constitution head basketball coach Rob Moore denies that report.  “No truth that [Goodman going to Temple] is automatic.  My point was Temple getting into […]

Recap Of Philly’s College Basketball Weekend: 5 of 6 Schools Still In The Hunt

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It’s an exciting year on the Philadelphia College Basketball scene and the games they played this weekend were tough and illuminating.  Amazingly five of the six teams still have a chance to reach the NCAA tournament.
Penn Stuns Harvard – Harvard (24-5, 10-2) seemed all but a lock earlier in the college basketball season to be […]

Givens Makes History In Drexel Win; How Did Dragons Get So Good?

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Drexel senior forward Samme Givens became the third player in Drexel history to record 1,000 career rebounds and 1,000 career points as the Drexel Dragons extended their winning streak to 16 with a 78-61 victory over James Madison University.
Givens, the lone Drexel senior recorded his 1,000th rebound late in the second half in front a […]

Nova Suffers Another Heart Breaker: Bleak Future?

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A Shabazz Napier 29-footer with 0.6 seconds left in overtime handed Villanova its second over-time loss to a Big-East rival in less than a week, and gave Connecticut a 73-70 victory over the Wildcats.

It seemed Villanova’s Ty Johnson sent the game to double OT after he converted a game tying lay-up with 5.4 seconds left […]

Temple Wins 10th Straight; Expected To Land In Top 25

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The Temple Owls (21-5, 10-2) defeated the Duquesne Dukes (15-11, 6-6) 78-59 for its 10th consecutive victory.  Temple was led by Juan Fernandez and Khalif Wyatt. The two combined for 44 of Temple’s 78 points. Wyatt led all scorers with 24 points, while Fernandez earned his 400th career assist to go along with 20 points.

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Drexel And Temple Could Meet In March

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Both Temple (19-5) and Drexel (22-5) improved in NCAA projected seeding on Monday, however both schools remain un-ranked. Temple received the most votes of any un-ranked team in the AP-top 25 pole (122), but was snubbed despite winning its past 8 games. Drexel received 11 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, but the school […]

Rick Pitino: Wants Temple To Join Louisville In Big East

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Late last week Louisville head coach Rick Pitino told Jeff Goodman and Bruce Pearl of “SiriuxXm’s Inside College Basketball”  he still wants Temple to join the Big East with Memphis in the 2013-2014 season.
“I’m not the commissioner and I’m not the presidents, people say that Villanova is fighting it.  I don’t understand because South Florida […]

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