Temple University

Louise “Bobbie” Rose

At the tender age of 98, Louise Rose is one of the most active and celebrated women athletes in the history of Philadelphia. Proficient in a wide variety of sports, the game of golf is her main focus. She is still active, pounding the ball on the driving range as many mornings as possible. When… Read more »

Allen Rosenberg

He transferred to Temple University’s Pharmacy College. Upon his graduation in 1954, he joined the Vesper Boat Club where his rowing career began. That same year he won a gold and silver medal. In the Pan American Games in Mexico City. He went on to capture seven U.S. and Canadian national championships, a silver medal… Read more »

Fred Rosenfeld

Fred Rosenfeld was a heralded track coach who, in his long career, won the astounding total of 51 Philadelphia Public League Championships (40 as a head coach, and 11 as a co-head coach or assistant coach). His teams at Overbrook and Central High Schools won a total of 17 public league track and field and… Read more »

Al Shrier

Al Shrier went to work in Temple University’s athletic department when he graduated in 1953. Been there ever since. Never been bored. “I’ve done everything but coach,” Shrier says. “You’re in one place that long, you think you’ve seen everything. But something new pops up every day.” Shrier started as sports information director, moved into… Read more »

Sonny Slosburg

Sonny Slosburg entered his first football game for Temple University in the 1945 season as an unheralded freshman player from Philadelphia’s Central High School. The speedy, third string halfback quickly ran for two touchdowns and from then on became the Owl’s key backfield star and scoring threat. He finished his first year as the team’s… Read more »

Fred Turoff

An elite gymnast, Fred Turoff has spent his life facing international competition both as an athlete and as a coach. An outstanding student athlete at Temple University, Turoff remained at Temple and began his coaching career as the Assistant Men’s Gymnastics Coach in 1969. In 1976, he was named the head coach. Turoff has since… Read more »

Joan Bernhang Waldbaum

Joan Bernhang Waldbaum is a member of the United States Masters Swimming Association and has been a top ten swimmer in her age group since 2002. In 2006, she was on a woman’s relay team that came in first in the USA and seventh in the world. Her specialty is breast stroke and butterfly. Waldbaum’s… Read more »

Dave Zinkoff

A nice Jewish boy whose parents wanted him to be a lawyer, a doctor or a CPA, Dave “The Zink” Zinkoff was perhaps the most famous voice in the history of professional basketball. For years he was the voice of the Philadelphia 76ers and, before that, the Philadelphia Warriors, where he coined such colorful phrases… Read more »

Marc Zumoff

On August 17, 1994 at precisely 1:34 pm, Marc Zumoff received the phone call he had been waiting for most of his life. That was when he learned he was being named the television voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, the job he had dreamed of since he was a youngster growing up in Northeast Philadelphia…. Read more »