After graduating five contributing seniors the Temple men’s basketball team had more questions than certainties coming into the 2013-2014 season.
In its opening game on Saturday – in a Big 5 contest against Penn at a packed-to-the-rafters Palestra – the Owls found some answers.
Fifth-year senior Dalton Pepper scored a career-high 19 points as Temple pulled out a 78-73 victory.
Dalton Pepper scored the go-ahead layup with 45 seconds left, helping Temple recover after blowing a 15-point lead to beat Penn 78-73 on Saturday night.
Penn's Tony Hicks hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half to tie the game at 71. He turned a steal into a fastbreak layup with 1:40 left that sent fans at the Palestra into a frenzy. Long the home to city series games...
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Rutgers was tested by Temple, but came through in the end. Photo credit: USA Today Sports.
There were only three games in Week 10 featuring teams in the American Athletic Conference. It was all chalk as the favored teams won all three contests...although Temple made it tougher than expected for Rutgers. What did we learn in Week 10 in the American? Temple's made for heartache...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Seeking a rebound after the embarrassing 49-14 loss to Houston on Homecoming, Rutgers and coach Kyle Flood opened up the quarterback competition for Temple game week. The 1-7 Owls come to town Saturday afternoon for the final time in conference play, sporting true freshman and Elizabeth native P.J. Walker at quarterback.
Temple found a foreclosure sign on its new home before it ever had a chance to move in.
Again, the Owls were out of the Big East.
Unlike a decade ago, when the program was evicted from the Big East, the Owls split this time because of the alignment shake-up that forced them into the American Athletic Conference. The conference may not be what Temple wanted, but it's still a...
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October 29, 2013
It was a homecoming treat for the Temple Owls who have finally won a game. After starting the season 0-6, the Owls defeated the 3-4 Army Black Knights 33-14 on Saturday afternoon. With a great display of offense the Owls battled through the whole game and continued to score points and make defensive plays.
For the first time this season the Owls scored on their opening drive. Kenneth...
P.J. Walker’s debut as Temple’s starting quarterback provided a glimpse at the future but ultimately reiterated the frustration of the present.
Walker, a true freshman, went 12-of-22 for 200 yards with two touchdowns and one interception — albeit a costly one — and a fumble as the Owls fell to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the American Athletic Conference with a 38-20 loss at Cincinnati.
The Temple Owls and Cincinnati Bearcats will face off on Friday in a match-up of two All-American Conference schools.
While Temple enters the game 0-5, a 3-2 Cincinnati team is looking to rebound following a 26-20 loss to a previously winless South Florida team.
Coverage of the game between Temple and Cincinnati will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:30 pm ET from Nippert...
Two games ago, Temple football coach Matt Rhule declared the Owls found themselves a starting quarterback who was going to lead the team to many victories in the future.
That quarterback was Connor Reilly.
But two games later, Reilly was pulled in favor of true freshman P.J. Walker, who finished last week’s game against Louisville and will make his first collegiate start tonight at Cincinnati.
Temple and Penn State both face tough opponents this upcoming weekend. Temple (0-5) suffered a 30-7 loss last weekend against #8 Louisville (5-0).
On Friday, Temple takes the Friday Night Lights stage on national television against the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-2). Although the Owls ‘season looks like it is over already, there are still a couple good games to look forward to for the...
And so it wouldn’t be a Temple football season if there wasn’t a quarterback controversy.
The Owls fell to 0-5 overall with a 30-7 loss to No. 7 Louisville in which they trailed 24-0 at the half.
True freshman quarterback P.J. Walker relieved starter Connor Reilly in the second quarter and stayed under center with coach Matt Rhule giving every indication Walker would be the starter.
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The No. 7 ranked Louisville Cardinals will travel to play the Temple Owls on Saturday. While Louisville has begun the season 4-0 their opponents in Temple have started out 0-4.
Coverage of the game between Louisville and Temple will air on GamePlan and ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
The Temple Owls will have a tall task on Saturday afternoon as they host the No. 7 ranked Louisville Cardinals. WhileTemple is still looking for their first win of the season; their biggest weakness will likely be exploited on Saturday.
Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville passing offense ranks 13th in the country with 329 yards per game. Temple’s pass defense ranks 123rd...
Michael Nebrich found Sam Ajala in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with four seconds remaining to give Fordham a 30-29 win over Temple on Saturday.
The win is Fordham's first over an FBS opponent since it reinstated its football program in 1970.
Temple (0-3) nearly rallied in the second half behind emergency quarterback Connor Reilly, who started Temple's first two...
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September 14, 2013
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season. We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters...
Khalif Wyatt has agreed to terms on a partially guaranteed contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wyatt will sign a multi-year deal with the 76ers.
Wyatt will be on the team’s roster when it opens the season against the Miami Heat on Oct. 30. But there's a chance Wyatt could spend a portion of this season with the Delaware 87ers, the 76ers' NBA Development League affiliate...
September 13, 2013
Notre Dame kicked off the 2013 season in (kinda) emphatic fashion en route to beating the Temple Owls during their first-ever meeting against Notre Dame with a 1st year Head Coach in Mark Rhule and 1st-year starting quarterback in Connor Reilly. Here’s a look at a pair of stats from Saturday’s matchup: One that matters, and one that was a bit misleading.
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Temple couldn't overcome defensive lapses and squandered offensive opportunities against No. 14 Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish jumped to a quick 14-0 lead on a pair of three-play touchdown drives in the opening five minutes, then answered Temple's lone touchdown with a touchdown of their own 18 seconds later on a 66-yard TD pass en route to a 28-6 victory Saturday. The loss...
The Temple Owls unveiled a clean, all-white look to open the season at Notre Dame, along with a slick new helmet featuring gray streaks.
Luckily for Notre Dame fans, the Irish have their act together right now against the Temple Owls, taking a 21-6 lead into halftime. The same can’t be said for whoever was supposed to spell check the cups sold at Notre Dame Stadium, which apparently reference the program as the “Figthing Irish”. Darren Rovell was the first to call attention to the mishap.
It's not the return of Al Golden, but Temple is hoping bringing back Matt Rhule is the next best thing - if not even better.
The former Temple assistant under Golden was hired as Temple's latest head coach in December, following Steve Addazio's departure for Boston College. Rhule, who spent five seasons under Golden and one under Addazio, is the Owls' third head...
Montel Harris won’t be suiting up for an NFL team this fall, but he will be continuing his football career north of the border.
After failed tryouts with the Buccaneers and Eagles, the former Boston College running back signed a rookie contract on Wednesday with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
Superfans will remember that, once upon a time, Harris seemed...
On his very first play from scrimmage, Connor Reilly rolled to his left, planted his feet and fired a deep pass across his body to the other side of the field.
If there were any questions as to why Reilly had ascended to the No. 1 spot on Temple's depth chart at quarterback this spring, they were quickly answered when the ball dropped deftly into the arms of running back Kenneth...
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April 20, 2013
College Chalktalk’s Kate Lee had the chance to talk with Temple guard and Atlantic 10 POY, Khalif Wyatt this weekend at the 2013 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. She caught up with him after his team’s 89-85 win on Friday afternoon, where he put up 10 points and two assists. He offered some insight on getting to the next level and shared some fun personal pre-game prep rituals...
Temple DE/OLB John Youboty is an intriguing prospect for teams looking for a smart, knowledgeable player that can project as either a DE or OLB, depending upon the scheme you run. Youboty, at 6’4, 250 pounds, had a fantastic senior season for the Owls, with 42 tackles, and 5 sacks. He displays a good bull rush, holding his ground and not getting pushed back, and he can fight through...