Temple Tries Again to Finally Beat Penn State

Temple Tries Again to Finally Beat Penn State

Kevin and I hit most of the key story lines yesterday but just a few more notes in advance of this afternoon's 3:30 kickoff (ABC / ESPN 2).
-- Injury note: The Temple offensive line practiced last week without senior starters Sean Boyle and Jeff Whittingham; those two did return to practice this week. Right guard Jaimen Newman, however, is expected to miss today's game, with true freshman Kyle Friend taking his place and making his first college start.
-- Temple has not beaten Penn State since before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (Oct. 18, 1941). The Owls did manage a 7-7 tie in 1950.
-- Penn State's 29 consecutive wins against Temple would be the longest active streak in the nation for the most wins by one program over another if not for the NCAA sanctions that vacated PSU's victories dating back to 1998. Rather than 29 wins and the longest active streak in the nation, it's now just 22 and third longest in the nation.
-- Temple has never won at Beaver Stadium.
-- Temple has led at the half the last two seasons in a row.
-- For more detailed reading on today's game...
Part 1: On Penn State | Part 2: On TempleToday's Key Matchup | Full Game Preview
(From outside Beaver Stadium on Friday night -- AP)
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Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.