The victory was the first in American Athletic Conference play for the Owls, who had lost eight straight games to start the calendar year, including its first seven league contests.
Each team, represented by their coach and two players, had 15 minutes to state their cases, how they were affected and why their team should stay, speaking directly to School President Neil Theobald, Athletic Director Kevin Clark and Board of Trustees members.
School officials say it will be a chance to “exchange viewpoints” during these meetings, as members of the teams try to get more answers and keep their programs alive.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels said he needed a bounce-back game. He got one against Temple.
The Owls have lost five straight and remain alone at the bottom of the AAC. They dressed only eight players Tuesday night because of injuries. Dalton Pepper led the Owls with 21 points.
The difference in the game, outside of Temple’s ongoing injury issues, was USF dominating down low — winning the rebound battle, 40-30, and outscoring Temple in the paint, 50-30.
Aaric Murray had a record-breaking performance in his home city, scoring a career-high 48 points to lead Texas Southern to a last-second 90-89 upset win over Temple on Wednesday.
Kevin Williams, director of residence life at Temple University, says not all of the dorms are closing during the break. But for those that do, some students who live in those dorms may have nowhere else to go.
These student athletes say they will continue to fight to save their respective programs.
The Urban Youth Mentoring Program held its 11th annual “What It Takes” symposium before a standing room only crowd at the African American Museum this week.
Temple University says it is cutting seven sports programs in 2014, including baseball, women’s rowing and softball, among others. Nine coaches will lose their jobs.
The new affordable housing development is the nation’s first LEED-ND “plantinum” development, representing $48 million in federal tax credits and private investment.
Five democratic candidates for governor spoke to nearly a thousand people Saturday night at Temple University.
Cummings’ 3-pointer with 7 seconds left lifted the Owls to an 83-81 victory over Georgia at the Charleston Classic on Friday and rescued the Owls after the Bulldogs had rallied from 13 points down to move in front 81-80 on Charles Mann’s driving layup moments earlier.
K.J. McDaniels had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to help Clemson overcome a 12-point deficit and defeat Temple 72-58 to finish the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.