From the same people that brought you Temple TUFF/Inside the Owl's Nest, take an inside look at Temple University's basketball team. Temple Basketball: Above The Rim is an all-access mini-series that follows the Temple University Basketball Team through the day-to-day grind of a college basketball season. The show takes its viewers onto the practice courts, in the locker room, into film sessions and into the arenas on game nights to show what it's like to be a part of a nationally recognized basketball program.
Above the Rim: Episode 208
Temple basketball is amidst its final season in the Atlantic 10 conference. The Owls have been a member since 1982 and has won a conference best nine A-10 Championships, so for the last season, Temple wanted a creative way to commemorate its final run through the conference. Enter Mario Zucca, an adjunct illustration professor at Temple and an Owl alum. Zucca was tasked with designing the media guide cover, making the Owls into comic book super heroes for ‘The Last Stand’.
On the court, Temple has a showdown with crosstown rival, La Salle to decide the 2012/13 Big 5 Champion. With a T-U win, the Owls split the will crown with the Explorers, but a loss would give La Salle the outright championship.