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SMU beats Temple 79-65 for ninth straight victory

DALLAS (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 19 points, Shake Milton and Ben Moore added 18 each and SMU beat Temple 79-65 on Wednesday night for the Mustangs' ninth consecutive victory. Ojeleye added nine rebounds and Moore and Milton seven each as the Mustangs (13-3, 3-0 American) played only seven players. Jarrey Foster added 13 points and grabbed seven boards with SMU outrebounding Temple...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Temple Owls Basketball: Fixing Obi Enechionyia

As we reach game three of conference play, the Temple Owls are reaching a crossroads in their season. The Temple Owls have gotten good wins over West Virginia and Florida State while also playing the projected conference champions, Cincinnati, tough. But it could be how the Owls bounce back from a humiliating loss to UCF […] Temple Owls Basketball: Fixing Obi Enechionyia - Section...
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January 04, 2017

Temple Owls Basketball: Owls Lose in the Waning Moments to Cincinnati

The Temple Owls took on the Cincinnati Bearcats to open conference play but sloppy play doomed them in a 50 – 56 loss. The highly anticipated game between the Temple Owls (9-5, 0-1 AAC) and the number 23 Cincinnati Bearcats (11-2, 11-0 AAC) in the conference opener for each team got off to a less than stellar […] Temple Owls Basketball: Owls Lose in the Waning Moments to Cincinnati...
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December 29, 2016

Five reasons to watch the Military Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. The Temple Owls and Wake Forest Demon Deacons...
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December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Moore scores career-high 26, Temple tops Yale 83-77

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Alani Moore II scored a career-high 26, Daniel Dingle added 19 and Temple held off Yale 83-77 on Thursday night. The Owls (7-4) started hot from deep and finished strong at the line to defeat the Bulldogs (6-5) despite an off-night from leading scorer Obi Enechionyia. Enechionyia, who averages 17.6 points a game, went 1 of 11 from the field and finished with...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple Owls Basketball: Temple Survives Against NJIT

The Temple Owls welcomed NJIT to the Liacouras Center and won a nail biter 68 – 63 Looking at the two teams, this was expected to be an easy win for the Temple Owls [8-4] but in what is becoming a recurring trend for the team it was anything but. The Owls ended up winning this one […] Temple Owls Basketball: Temple Survives Against NJIT - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
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December 17, 2016

Temple edges NJIT 68-63

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Obi Enechionyia scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Temple edged NJIT 68-63 on Saturday. Enechionyia was 5 of 11 from the field for the Owls (8-4). Daniel Dingle added 11 points including three 3-pointers and Shizz Alston Jr. had 10 points including a layup that put Temple up for good with under a minute to play. NJIT took a 41-37 lead on a Damon...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple Owls Head To Villanova To Attempt The Ultimate Upset

Every year, the Temple Owls seem to fall to Villanova big. Will they somehow unseat the Wildcats from their college basketball throne this time around? It seems to be the same storyline every year. The ragtag, gritty Temple Owls go up against one of the mammoths of basketball in Villanova and try to pull off […] Temple Owls Head To Villanova To Attempt The Ultimate Upset - Section...
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December 13, 2016

Matt Rhule thanks Temple fans with full-page ad in Philly paper

Matt Rhule is leaving the Temple Owls football program behind after accepting the head coaching position with the Baylor Bears. But Rhule made sure to express his gratitude for all the support he’s received during his tenure before his professional departure from the Philadelphia area. Rhule took out a full-page ad in the sports section of Wednesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer to...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple Owls Football: Matt Rhule to Leave for Baylor

The Temple Owls football team was already dealt a blow by being relegated to the Military Bowl due to the American Atheltic Conference’s reputation but today they were dealt a 1-2 punch knockout blow. After the most successful season in Temple Owls football history, head coach Matt Rhule will be departing for pastures new. After tying the school […] Temple Owls Football: Matt Rhule...
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December 06, 2016

Former Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule is Baylor’s New Head Coach

After winning an American Athletic Conference championship, Rhule has accepted a new challenge at the Power Five level. BREAKING #Temple’s Matt Rhule will be the new head coach at #Baylor, source tells @FoxSports.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 6, 2016 Per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, former Temple head coach Matt Rhule will be the next head coach at Baylor. Rhule...
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December 06, 2016

Temple Owls Earn Military Bowl Invitation

The Temple Owls football program has had two straight successful years, and this year it’s being rewarded with a Military Bowl Invitation. 10-3. It seemed like a record the Temple Owls would do anything for just three seasons ago, with their football team experiencing a dip in performance through Matt Rhule’s first couple seasons. But this […] Temple Owls Earn Military Bowl Invitation...
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December 04, 2016

Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday. After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Enechionyia lifts Temple over No. 19 West Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) Obi Enechionyia and his Temple teammates beat two Top 25 teams to win the NIT Season Tip-Off. ''It's a confidence boost,'' Enechionyia said Friday after he had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to an 81-77 upset of No. 19 West Virginia in the championship game. ''We beat two ranked teams this weekend. Any time you can do that, it's huge for a team,'' Enechionyia...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Enechionyia lifts Temple over No. 19 West Virginia, 81-77

NEW YORK (AP) Obi Enechionyia had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to an 81-77 upset of No. 19 West Virginia in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday. Enechionyia scored 18 of his 22 in the first half for Temple (4-2), but it was his free throw with one second left that sealed the early season tournament championship. Alani Moore II added 18 points for...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose has 26 points, Temple beats No. 25 Florida State 89-86

NEW YORK (AP) Little had gone right for the Temple Owls before they gathered around coach Fran Dunphy during a timeout. It would have been easy for them to lament their woes. Instead, as Shizz Alston Jr. recalled, their message to each other was cloaked in defiance. ''We're on a big stage, we're not going out like this,'' Alston said after Temple's 89-86 victory over No. 25 Florida...
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November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose's 26 leads Temple to 89-86 upset of No. 25 Florida Stat

NEW YORK (AP) Little had gone right for the Temple Owls before they gathered around coach Fran Dunphy during a timeout. It would have been easy for them to lament their woes. Instead, as Shizz Alston Jr. recalled, their message to each other was cloaked in defiance. ''We're on a big stage, we're not going out like this,'' Alston said, a few minutes after Temple completed its 89...
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November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple sends FSU to first loss of season at NIT Season Tip-Off

NEW YORK (AP) -- Quinton Rose scored 26 points, including two free throws with 2 seconds left, to lead Temple to an 89-86 win over No. 25 Florida State on Thursday in the first game of the 2016 NIT Season Tip-Off.Shizz Alston Jr. added 22 points and Obi Enechionyia finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Owls, who improved to 3-2 with their second straight win.Despite...
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November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose's 26 leads Temple to 89-86 upset of Florida State

NEW YORK (AP) Quinton Rose scored 26 points, including two free throws with 2 seconds left, to lead Temple to an 89-86 win over No. 25 Florida State on Thursday in the first game of the 2016 NIT Season Tip-Off. Shizz Alston Jr. added 22 points and Obi Enechionyia finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Owls, who improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. The win...
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November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Dingle scores 22, Temple turns back Manhattan 88-67.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Daniel Dingle scored a career-high 22 points and Obi Enechionyia and Shizz Alston Jr. had 17 points apiece and Temple defeated Manhattan 88-67 on Sunday in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Quinton Rose hit all five of his shots and scored 14 points for the Owls (2-2), who shot 53.4 percent (31 for 58). Enechionyia had seven rebounds, Alston had five assists and Dingle...
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November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple rolls to fifth straight win 31-0 over Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Phillip Walker threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Temple to its fifth consecutive victory in a 31-0 shutout of Tulane on Saturday. The win keeps Temple in the driver's seat in the American Athletic Conference East Division. A win in the season finale next week against East Carolina clinches a berth in the championship game. Ventell Bryant caught...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple tops La Salle in OT 97-92 in Big 5 matchup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Daniel Dingle scored a career-high 21 points, Obi Enechionyia added 20 and Temple held off La Salle 97-92 on Friday night in a season opener between Big 5 teams. Shizz Alston Jr. added 14 points, Ernest Aflakpui 12 points and 10 rebounds and Quinton Rose also had 12 points. Enechionyia's tip gave the Owls an 86-84 lead with three minutes left in OT. Dingle's...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple beats Cincinnati 34-13 behind Walker, Armstead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phillip Walker threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, Ryquell Armstead ran for back-to-back scores and Temple turned two turnovers into TDs to beat Cincinnati 34-13 on Saturday. Delvon Randall recovered a fumble by Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel to set up Temple's first TD, a 40-yard pass from Walker to Adonis Jennings four plays later for a 10-0 lead. Walker later...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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