Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

A few days back, Temple started teasing that it had something planned in the way of a new paint job for the Liacouras Center.

They revealed the makeover last night, featuring a massive set of owl eyes painted on what used to be the plain gray wall behind the student section.

Given how dark it is, and the lighting in the building, it's actually hard to get a real good look at it unless you're there in person. But these  shots aren't bad:

I'm actually more partial to the "]["s painted on the corner. The cherry pops.

One downside to the whole thing is that the NCAA banners that used to hang above the student section have been moved way up into the corner rafters and now partially blocked by speakers.

Need to move those somewhere better.

On the plus side: Temple continuing to update the Apollo. The building, opened in 1997, finally got a real scoreboard last season that plays video. The electronic ticker that wraps around the building was also a nice touch.

Speaking of owls, they've moved Stella -- Temple's new live mascot -- atop the student section during games. Here she is chillin' in the concourse pregame:

As for any of the basketball you might have missed, Temple upended St. Joe's, 77-69.

All your postgame reading right here:

>>>Instant Replay: Temple 77, St. Joe's 69
>>>Lee's key rebound ices Temple's win over St. Joe's
>>>Turnovers leave Martelli scratching his head

Tonight's lineup: With only RHPs left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: With only RHPs left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.