OwlSports Update: Built on Broad – 50 Years of Franke

This OwlSports Update production special recognizes Temple Fencing Coach Dr. Nikki Franke and her trailblazing career as she celebrates her 50th year at Temple University. Host Ray Dunne covers a timeline of Franke’s coaching career, barriers she has faced as a Black women in sports, and how Franke coached the Temple team to a national title. Ajay Patel highlights the mark Franke has made on those coached by her and the accolades she has achieved throughout her career. Sage Hurley reports from Brooklyn, NY to touch on Franke’s roots and to hear from those who grew up around her. Jake Gabel reports on the induction of the 1992 Women’s Fencing team into the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame. Learn about Franke’s path into coaching, how she is setting up future generations for success, and more.

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