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When the 76ers were preparing for the 1995 draft, head coach and general manager John Lucas invited college stars to St. Joseph's University for private workouts, and there they found a skinny, young player against whom they were matched one-on-one.
If Chip Kelly had met with representatives of Southern Cal in Philadelphia on Friday, he either would have had to get permission from Jeffrey Lurie or he would have had to go behind the Eagles owner's back.
With the Owls having a breakthrough season, Rhule already has suitors. Temple will have to pay to keep him.
Former Flyer Brian Boucher reminds the Birds that strange things happen in sports.
Jahlil Okafors reported missteps have made Brett Browns job even more daunting, as he alone is addressing it.
Thanks partly to Chip Kellys up-tempo offense, the Eagles defense is on the field too much and is wearing down.
The sky is not falling on the Eagles. It has crashed upon them, and the force of the blow from three straight repulsive losses has launched Chip Kelly into a hellish existence in which it is not a stretch to consider his team among the worst in the NFL.
Dec. 9, 1995. East Camden. Cold rain. Really cold. Really raining. Bob Coffey took his Mainland High School football team to Woodrow Wilson that miserable Saturday afternoon to face the Tigers, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 10 rankings, in the South Jersey Group 3 championship game.
Before considering job offers, head coach Matt Rhule will prepare Owls for Saturdays matchup against Houston.
MEMPHIS - The 76ers are trying to buck a trend. They have gone away from the NBA's move toward small ball and decided to build their team around their two talented big men.
The Profs lost to the Explorers while commemorating the 20th anniversary of their Division III national championship.
No, the place wasn't electric as it had been for Notre Dame or Penn State. Lincoln Financial Field wasn't even as full as last week for Memphis. However, Owls diehards saw something Saturday night at the Linc that nobody ever had before, in whatever place Temple has called home.
From the instant in early October that some punk on an Old City street flashed a gun in the face of Jahlil Okafor, the 76ers and Okafor himself have been on a losing streak that would put the team's record-breaking 27-game slog to shame.