Monday, December 29, 2008

Tonight! Men's Basketball @ Villa "Vanilla" Nova

The men's basketball team(5-5) opens Big 5 play tonight against #15 Villanova at the Pavilion.

Villanova has already been victorious in their games against the other Big 5 members, so they are playing for the Big 5 title.

Tonight will also be the debut of Temple frosh Juan Fernandez, fresh off his graduation in and immigration from Argentina. However, Dunphy played down the impact he will have for the first week or two until he gets use to the system.

The game is "nationally" televised in ESPNU, meaning it will be seen by about 5 people in 2 bars across the nation.

Luckily, the game will be broadcast on Just go there and hit contrl+f for find, then type in temple.

Go Owls!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

The C&W will be taking X-mas eve and Christmas day off.

In the meantime, have a great holiday and be safe!

you know you love it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Grades are up

Grades are up! Or at least they've started to put them up.


Monday, December 22, 2008

From Heroes to Zeroes

The men's basketball team looked awful in tonight's game against Long Beach State. The Owls were 6 point favorites coming in, but dropped the game 76-71. The Owls were plagued by turnovers, fouls, and a 2-15 shooting start for Dionte Christmas. The Owls rallied way late off a couple of Christmas 3's to make it a 3 point game with 7 ticks left, but it was all for nothing as the Owls fell 76-71. This leaves the team at 5-5, with a 2 game losing streak, going into Monday's game against Villanova.

Can anybody say inconsistent?

Fortunately, the women's team managed to pull off a slight upset by winning at Ball State 78-73 to improve to 6-4.

Daily Sports Update: B-ball Teams at it Again...But sorry, no TV this time

Today, both the men's and women's basketball teams are in action for the second time in three days.

The men's team (5-4) is in Long Beach, California to take on the Long Beach State 49ers (4-6). The Owls are looking to bounce back from a difficult, tiring loss at Kansas and hopefully are well rested and focused for this game. The 49ers are 3-1 at home this year, but the lone loss came as a part of their current 4 game losing streak. If they are to break the skid and beat the favored Owls, they will need help from their senior guard Donovan Morris, who leads the team with 16.5 points per game. The game, scheduled to start at 9:05 Eastern, will not be televised but can be heard on the radio on 1210 AM WPHT

The women's team (5-4) travels to Indiana to take on MAC opponent Ball State (6-3). Ball St. is favored in this one, coming off a strong win over Western Kentucky, who had been garnering some votes in the national ranking polls.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Slow Day: Crime Report for your Entertainment

Since most of us are probably pretty bored on our first Sunday of break, here are the highlights of the most recent crime report(Dec. 9) for Temple's campus.

Check out crime on your street by using the crime map.

Funniest Report:
"Hardwick Hall
Contractor reported an unknown person took a money bag with an unknown amount of change from his unattended cart between 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 1."
So many questions... Are the persons usually known? Why was he carrying around a money bag? And it was filled with change? What's with the cart? Was this person too scared to say change purse?

Biggest Trend: Bicycle theft

Six bikes got snagged this time around, plus an extra tire.

Scariest Report:

Dec. 4
1875 N. 12th St.
Student reported an unknown male harassed her at 2 p.m. Dec. 4. No injury
Unknown males harassing people on campus. Never cool.

Snow Day

Philadelphia and Temple's campus got their fair share of wintry mix today. Things are looking like they'll clear up by Christmas though, as per's regional forecast, which, by the way, needs a skyline update with the Comcast building. So for any straggling students planning to go home before Christmas, looks like Tuesday or Wednesday is your best bet.

Also, keep an eye out for how the city will handle clearing the roads, since Mayor Nutter announced that there will be no snow removal for under a foot of snow.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rough Day for Temple B-ball teams

The Temple men's basketball team fell to the now 8-2 defending NCAA champions Kansas Jayhawks today. Despite Christmas matching his average with 21 points, the team couldn't contribute enough to pull out a win. The Owls played Kansas tough through the first 30 minutes of the game, before falling behind by double digits. Sergio Olmos had a bad game, missing a number of shots inside, and the entire team looked tired towards the end after their plane landed in Kansas at 1:30 am due to weather delays. The squad will look to rebound in California against Long Beach State on Monday.

In addition, the women's team lost to Villanova 65-56 despite 26 points from Shaqwedia Wallace.

Daily Sports Update: Men's B-ball at Kansas

The Temple men's basketball team(5-3) plays last year's NCAA champions Kansas Jayhawks (7-2) at 2:30 on Saturday. The game is going to be on ESPN2 so check it out if you can. Kansas was ranked 25th in the nation last week but fell off after they lost to UMASS. They are also 84-6 in their Allen Fieldhouse under their current head coach, including a 29 game win streak. It won't be an easy win.

Also, the women's team is at city rival Vanillanova at 1.

Students living in Yorktown escape eviction

Temple students who are living in Yorktown and were served eviction notices caught a lucky break the other day, as reported by Basically, the landlords involved are taking the city to court, which nullifies the eviction notices until May 30th-after the spring semester is over. Good news for the 60 houses involved. As for leases next year..... watch out.

Hey's Yorktown. Thanks WHYY!

For those who didn't know, 60 some Yorktown houses rented by Temple students were served eviction notices earlier in the semester. Yorktown is the neighborhood between Oxford and Girard and 13th street to 10th street. Basically, community residents got fed up with Temple students in their community and pressured Darrell Clarke, our city council rep, and therefore the city itself to start enforcing a law from 2005 that says students can't live there. Check out the article.

Break officially begins..break-ins to follow shortly.

Holiday break officially began today until the 20th of January. Hooray. Hopefully we all remembered to lock our doors. From the recent theft article from the Temple News:

"The economy is funny,” Bittenbender said. “When the economy is bad, property crime is up.” In the 22nd, 23rd and 26th police districts– burglary and theft, for example – are on the rise."

Yes, those would be our districts. So here's the best of luck to all of us coming back to school with all of our belongings still belonging to us. Here's a short, pretty obvious safety checklist by local landlord Templetown. Who knows, maybe you forgot something.

Cherry and What? Back and Better

As is obviously seen for past readers, the blog is back and has undergone some revamps. Not just in a name, or visually, but also in format as well. From now on posts will be shorter, quicker clips so that lots of information can be added and read more quickly. The Cherry and What will be more comprehensive in topics, but less in depth and narrative. Thanks and hope you enjoy!