Hard Fouls and Airballs: Inside My Doomed Tryout for the Delaware 87ers

A taste of the pro athlete life.

I don’t know about you, but asinine debates are par for the course among my group of friends – especially when we’re watching sports. One of my favorite (typically booze-fueled) topics of discussion is the highly illogical thought that one of us could perform some sort of minor feat at the professional level. Do you think you can put up a single shot in an NBA game? How about hitting the ball past the infield at Citizens Bank Park?

For example, my friend Teddy adamantly believes that he could gain five yards on one carry in an NFL game, if given the hypothetical opportunity. Absolutely preposterous, but the fact that my buddy played running back at one time makes his incredibly bold statement at least plausible enough to dream – no matter how far from reality. With that spirit in mind, I decided to pick up a basketball for the first time in quite a few years to see if I could hack it with the pros a la Tin Cup.
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Temple Police Investigating Banana Left on Door of Black Students’ Dorm Room

Morgan Hall at Broad and Cecil B. Moore | Temple.edu

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

Temple University police are investigating two alleged bias incidents this week.

The Temple News reports that the first incident allegedly occurred when four black students found a banana balanced on the door handle of their Morgan Hall dorm room.  Read more »

Report: Temple Student’s Body Taken 100 Miles in a Lyft

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L: Jenna Burleigh | R: Joshua Hupperterz via the Philadelphia Police Department

Joshua Hupperterz, the 29-year-old man who is accused of murdering 22-year-old Temple University student Jenna Burleigh last week, used Lyft to transport her remains in a storage bin more than 100 miles from his mother’s house in Jenkintown, Pa. to Wayne County, a police source told Philly.comRead more »

How to Book the Nittany Lion and Other Pennsylvania College Mascots for Your Wedding

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If you and your fiancé(e) met a college, why not consider surprising your wedding guests with an appearance by your mascot? From the UPenn Quaker to the Penn State Nittany Lion, here’s how to bring the ultimate form of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia-area school spirit to your wedding (or other large party that several fellow alumni will be attending).  Read more »

WATCH: Temple Football Trains Like Rocky

Photo by Dave Gerson/Temple University.

David Feeley is the head strength and condition coach of Temple University’s football team and he loves Rocky. Inspired by Sly Stallone’s unlikely 1976 classic, Feeley tossed on a Balboa-esque fedora and put his Owls through a special workout on Wednesday in tribute of the beloved boxing movie franchise.

“This is a tough city, and this workout replicates what a really tough movie character did,” Feeley told 6ABC. “I know it’s just the movies but Rocky is a timeless, tough movie… Why wouldn’t you want to come to the steps to work really hard?” Read more »

Temple University Blames Steep Meal Plan Hike on Soda Tax

Morgan Hall at Broad and Cecil B. Moore | Temple.edu

Morgan Hall at Broad and Cecil B. Moore | Temple.edu

Temple University officials plan to raise board rates by 4.8 percent for 2017-18 – and they say the soda tax is to blame.

The Inquirer reports that the sweetened beverage tax the city passed last year will cost the university $400,000 a semester, according to Ken Kaiser, the school’s chief financial officer.  Read more »

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