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23.09.2018 01:24
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PHILADELPHIA -- As Temple University kicks off its football season Friday, the schools drive for a 35,000-seat stadium appears to be stalled.Facing intense community opposition, skeptical legislators and a summer leadership crisis that forced Temples provost and president to step down, the school has no clear timeline to bring a proposal to City Hall.The Owls have paid rent since 2003 to play 6 miles away at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. To build its own campus facility, Temple needs legislation passed by City Council -- but a spokeswoman for President Darrell Clarke, who represents the universitys North Philadelphia district, says first there must be a rigorous and respectful community engagement process.As of now, and as far as Council President Clarke is concerned, there is no stadium proposal for Council to consider, Clarkes spokeswoman Jane Roh said Friday.The $126 million plan has generated controversy since February, when Temples board of trustees approved a feasibility study, hired architects and tore down apartments on university land near campus.Neighbors worry that traffic and parking shortages could jam streets with drunk tailgaters. Temple wants to build across the street from an elementary school, a home for the elderly, and dozens of rowhomes.Why do you need a stadium in the middle of a residential area? said resident Karen Sisco. When school is in session and they decide to have a game on Friday night, you have the rigmarole, the students who get drunk and forget that it is a community and have bad behavior.But supporters say the stadium will make the campus -- historically a commuter school -- a tighter-knit community. The school serves more than 34,000 full-time students.You see every other southern school or out west -- thats everything they are, is football. Thats how you grow a university, said Tyler Baldo, a junior advertising major from Delaware.The university says rent at Lincoln Financial Field will triple from $1 million per year to $3 million starting 2018. So, by building its own facility -- financed through donations, loans and grants -- Temple wont have to pay rent. Officials say tuition will not be affected.It makes financial sense, university spokesman Ray Betzner said. That $3 million can be used to support the educational mission of the university.The Owls have seen a rebirth after decades as one of the worst programs in college football. They went 9-4 in 2009, their best record since 1979. Last season, they took off under coach Matt Rhule, including beating rival Penn State for the first time in 74 years in front of nearly 70,000 fans.Ive been at Temple since `02 -- I can give a really good lecture, but Im never going to get 69,000 people to come to it, said Scott Gratson, associate professor of communications. How the campus grew together, came together, over that event, was absolutely spectacular.Later in the season, ESPNs College Game Day visited ahead of Temples sold-out contest against Notre Dame. The team finished the season 10-4 and went to its fifth-ever bowl game. Applications shot up 15 percent last year -- which some attributed to football success, though theres little hard evidence.But when talk of a new stadium began, pushback was immediate. The Stadium Stompers, a group of student and community activists, capped off a series of protests earlier this year by presenting Temples then-president, Neil Theobald, with an award for Best Gentrifier.Temple occupies a large swath of impoverished North Philadelphia, and the largely black population has long been concerned about being shoved out by rising rents and an expanding university footprint.The student population living near campus has more than doubled in the past decade, and a May report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that median home sale prices near the proposed stadium site have spiked tenfold in 13 years, from $11,250 to $140,000.Temple has tried to soothe concerns by stressing the potential benefits of a stadium, including new jobs and retail outlets.But residents remain unconvinced. The Stompers are planning more protests, with ideas ranging from blocking the homecoming parade to sculpting and stomping a mini-stadium.For now, Temple is conducting a $1.25 million traffic study.The university and the board was effectively going through due diligence -- a feasibility review of the project, and that hasnt changed, said Kevin Feeley, spokesman for Temples board of trustees. We are still doing our due diligence. . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. . LOUIS -- Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Tampa Bays four goals, and the Lightning beat the St. . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far.PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks have made an art of the comeback, rallying for victories 30 times in their first 112 games. No. 31 may have been the most impressive — and improbable — of the bunch. Martin Prado hit a two-run single in the eighth after Arizona blew a three-run lead the inning before, helping the Diamondbacks rally for a 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. "Thats who we are, what we are," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. It was a wild game from the start, featuring 28 combined hits, 12 pitchers and a team-record six double plays by Arizona. Tampa Bay went up 3-0 in the first inning. Arizona rallied against the Rays bullpen after starter Chris Archer left in the second, taking a 7-4 lead by the fifth. Tampa Bay fought back, scoring four runs in the seventh on two-run hits by Evan Longoria and pinch-hitter Sam Fuld. J.J. Putz (3-1) gave Arizona a chance with a scoreless eighth inning and Arizona took its turn in the bottom half, loading the bases against Joel Peralta (1-5) and Fernando Rodney. Prado followed with his two-run single to right and Brad Ziegler worked around two baserunners in the ninth for his seventh save, completing Arizonas 22nd win in its last at-bat. "The one thing we can be consistent with is go all the way through, 27 outs," said Prado, who had four RBIs and four of Arizonas 12 hits. "This team, every single guy is ready to go up there." The Rays had 16 hits, fought back after Archer went out with forearm stiffness and were up 8-7 after their four-run seventh. They just couldnt match the Diamondbacks hit for hit, losing their first series since June 18-19 at Boston and consecutive road games for the first time since June 21-22 at the Yankees. "It was very difficult because we played hard," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We definitely played hard tonight and well enough to win it. Our bullpen was just not normal tonight. Beyond all the double plays, etc., our bullpen is usually more lockdown than that." The Rays got off to a good start, scoring three runs in the first inning off Randall Delgado, capped by Yunel Escobars two-run double. Archer,, the ALs pitcher of the month in July, gave up a run on Paul Goldschmidts RBI single in the first inning and got two outs in the second before leaving after throwing three pitches to Didi Gregorius.dddddddddddd Archer was taken out for precautionary reasons and said he didnt think it was anything serious. "I am glad they are cautious with me, thinking about the future and hopefully it just dissolves and my next start I am out there at normal game speed," Archer said. The games speed picked up from there. Arizona took advantage of Tampa Bays bullpen, scoring three runs in the third and fifth innings. Prado hit a two-run homer off Alex Torres in the third and Aaron Hill followed a two-run double. In the fifth, Chavez had a run-scoring single, Hill another run-scoring double and Wil Nieves had a sacrifice fly that made it 7-4. The Rays took their turn against Arizonas bullpen once Delgado was gone, loading the bases against Josh Collmenter in the seventh inning. Longoria followed with a two-run double off Will Harris, and Fuld, who replaced Wil Myers (asthma symptoms), put the Rays up 8-7 with a two-run flare single to left off Joe Thatcher. Problem was, the Diamondbacks still had outs left. Arizona rallied in the eighth to set up Prados hit and Ziegler induced a game-ending double play after Tampa Bay put two on with one out in the ninth, finishing off the two-game sweep. "This is one of those games that tells you that you can go out there and finish strong," Prado said. "Thats what were looking for." Notes: Gregorius made a spectacular diving stop at shortstop on a grounder by Escobar in the fourth inning, throwing from his knees to start a double play. ... Myers singled in the first inning and has reached base in 21 straight games, second-longest by a Tampa Bay rookie behind Rocco Baldellis 24 games in 2003. ... The Rays will have their third of four off days in a span of 12 days on Thursday before David Price faces the Dodgers Chris Capuano on Friday. ... The Diamondbacks have Thursday off before left-hander Patrick Corbin goes for his 14th win of the season in the opener of a three-game series against the Mets on Friday. 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