Keith Pompey, Temple beat reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer
Can Temple fill Lincoln Financial Field without the help of Penn State fans? Progress is being made as the Owls return to the Big East. Photo: Kevin McGuire
The future is bright for the Temple Owls, and a return to the conference hat once shunned them gives the program new life, and new goals. How long until Temple can make a legitimate run at the Big East conference crown, a goal once thought impossible for the Owls?
Honestly, the 2012 season may not be the year Temple puts together a Big East championship worthy team, but the optimism surrounding the program is something that is spreading and catching on down Broad Street. The Owls still play in the shadows of the professional sports scene, something that will be nearly inescapable unless the Phillies continue to flounder and the Eagles start thinking more about high draft picks than NFC East Division victories. Even then it is difficult to sway the casual sports fan...