TEMPLE OWLS NEWS

Fred Says: Temple should just be a tune up for Penn State

“Fred Says” is the continuation of a newsletter series originally written and published by Fred Arnold. Fred was a member of the Space Coast Penn State Alumni Association group in Brevard County, Florida. He passed away in April of 2015. Fred’s nephew, Jarrad Arnold, has decided to continue Fred’s work in the form of a recurring series of articles here on Know It All Football...
Via Know It All Football
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State vs. Temple: 10 possibly interesting facts

Penn State opens up the 2015 season on the road this weekend against the Temple Owls. Here are some facts about the series and Temple you may find interesting. 1. The last time Temple beat Penn State, the Owls took a 3-1 series lead Before the series slanted totally in favor of the Nittany Lions, Temple took control of the series in the earlier years of the in-state rivalry. Temple’s...
Via Nittany Lions Den
1 day ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Walker is the key for Temple to have a successful season

This season, many analysts are high on the Temple Owls, believing that they can take a meteoric jump in the American Athletic Conference. Last week, Stewart Mandel of FOXSports.com, predicted that the Owls will finish the season with a 10-2 overall record and 7-1 in the AAC, while winning the Eastern division. One reason, he has the Owls finishing with double digit wins is that they...
Via Total Sports Live
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Class of 2015 Argentinian guard headed to Temple

The Temple Owls needed a shooter, and they added one in the form of Argentinian guard Ayan Carvalho. Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported Carvalho’s addition. Standing 6-foot-5, Carvalho most recently played for Argentina’s national team and represented his country in the FIBA U17 World Championships last year. In that tournament, he averaged 10 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: One month closer to Penn State vs. Temple

33 days and counting… We flipped the page on our wall calendars this weekend, that is if any of you still use a wall calendar. We have now moved from July to August to bring us one month closer to the start of Penn State’s football season. Your Nittany Lions will open the new season in Lincoln Financial Field against the Temple Owls, so you might want to pay mild attention to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Basketball’s 4 Big Questions

The 2014-2015 Temple Owls’ Men’s Basketball Team left the city with a deep anguish after this past season. A National Tournament snub, the Owls were only able to get to the semifinals of the NIT. “What if’s” lingered in fans’ mouths until early May. The season leaves us with many questions as to how the Cherry and White will respond.   How will the Owls fill Cummings’...
Via Total Sports Live
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Which teams will surprise in the American Athletic Conference in 2015?

On Wednesday, we started our discussion on the American Athletic Conference and that discussion continues today and tomorrow. TSS Associate Editor Terry Johnson joins staff writer Kevin Causey and a special rotating guest in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. On Wednesday we talked about players to watch in the AAC. Today we dig deeper into the AAC...
Via The Student Section
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Rhule signs an extension with Temple

Head football coach Matt Rhule and the Temple Owls have agreed to a contract extension through 2021, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. Source: Matt Rhule and Temple have agreed to a contract extension through 2021. Rhule brings back a strong team this year. — Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) June 25, 2015 “I am thrilled to sign this extension and I know that I will...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple signs coach Rhule to 4-year contract extension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Temple has signed coach Matt Rhule to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season. Rhule went 8-16 in his first two seasons with the Owls. Temple failed to make a bowl game last season with a 6-6 record. Rhule was hired at Temple in 2006 as an assistant under Al Golden and stayed for six seasons before leaving for a stint with the New York Giants. Rhule...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dawn Staley: The Secret and her success

Fifteen years ago, Dawn Staley made the move from playing in the WNBA to coaching the Temple Owls. It was a sudden move from someone who had never coached. Fifteen years later, now as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, she has taken to The Players Tribune to explain her journey. Staley opens with the truth. She never wanted to be a coach. She was a player. “I never...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple won’t punish Owls facing felony assault charges

The Temple Owls may have just opened Pandora’s Box when it comes to the case of athletes committing crimes. Two athletes seemingly will not face punishment from the university following their indictment in an assault case. This situation is only going downhill from here. According to College Football Talk, James Funt, the lawyer for two Temple Owls facing felony assault charges...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Owls 2015 Preview and Prediction

Matt Rhule clearly knows what he’s doing at Temple. The Owls enter the 2015 season a contender in the American Athletic Conference East...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple coach believes Owls can win conference title

The Temple Owls aren’t a team you think of when you are considering potential conference champions, but don’t tell that to head coach Matt Rhule. Rhule made an appearance on Philadelphia morning TV show Breakfast on Broad this week and said that he believes the veteran players on his team will help the Owls to contend for an American Athletic Conference championship this season...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple to play in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

The Temple Owls ended this past season in the NIT semifinals after not being selected as one of the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament. Temple had a great bounce back year as they finished 26-11 and 13-5 in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by senior guard Will Cummings, who averaged 14.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. This upcoming season, they...
Via Total Sports Live
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Leah Still Scores First Touchdown Of 2015 Season For Temple (Video)

On a beautiful day in North Philadelphia, Leah Still brought even more sunshine to Temple’s spring football game. Leah, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, was at the Owls’ practice facility Saturday to help kick off college football season. Her father, a Camden, N.J., native, caught a swing pass and handed off to Leah, who dashed 50 yards for the score...
Via NESN.com
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot Memoirs: the Temple Owls

Birds are among the most-used team nicknames in sports. Professional franchises and colleges alike have adopted cardinals, eagles, hawks and falcons, to name a few, as mascots. Rather than follow the flock, Temple University opted for a bit more unique aviary representative–the owl. What is an “Owl?” According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, owls are “chiefly...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Looks to Bounce Back from NCAA Snub to Make NIT Run

As the Temple Owls recover from being one of the general consensuses “snubs” for the NCAA Tournament, maybe they’ll find therapy in returning to the basketball court against the Bucknell Bison. Temple lost to AAC regular season champion SMU in the conference tournament championship. Having the same record as Cincinnati (13-5) in the regular season standings and making the conference...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Owls: Behind the Music

When I first started writing for this website, our managing editor, Tyler Waddell, told me that he wanted the content of the website to be “different.” I probably took that too literally. I may not have used the best grammar or found the most intriguing stats. And yeah, maybe I was wrong here and there about Temple’s abilities. Before the season, I said the Owls’ weakest...
Via AAC Football Fever
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple is Highest Ranked AAC Team in ESPN’s 2015 Preseason FPI Rankings

Temple split its wins and losses in 2014, wasn’t invited to a bowl, and lost five of its last seven games to end the season. Looks like a recipe for a middle-of-the-pack finish in the conference preseason rankings. Well computers have a different way of ranking teams. They neither use emotions, biases, or even the eye test; just cold-hard number crunching. ESPN’s computers are...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

How Temple’s 2015 Recruiting Class Fits In

At this point, it’s a breath of fresh air to say the Temple Owls football program is “up and coming.” It means we truly believe this program is headed in the right direction. But it also means our expectations for the future are real. Head coach Matt Rhule inherited a team that went 2-10 in 2013 behind awful defense (notably horrible pass defense). A year later, he improved...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple football: 2015 Signing day

The old slogan at Temple University used to be, “You could’ve gone anywhere but you chose Temple”. Today was the day that high school football standouts were bale to make their final decision on where they would be playing their college football. Temple set their sights high on many big time recruits and when National Signing Day rolled around and Temple got signatures from...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Adding More Bowls; Temple Celebrates

The American Athletic Conference will, at least, have seven bowl tie-ins for the 2015 football season, but may bolster the lineup even more, according to AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco. Aresco told the Orlando Sentinel last Friday that he is gauging the landscape to see if creating more bowl opportunities for the conference is possible, but he was unable to go into specific details...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple football: Gardner sets sights on TU

Temple’s backfield will lost a big piece of the offense when the 2014 season came to end. Running back Kenny Harper’s time up is up as an Owl and now the torch is going to get handed off to someone else. The most likely candidate to get the position would be Thomas Jahad, who will be going into his junior year next year. But the Owls made a splash already with recruiting when...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the AAC: Cummings’s Absence Cools Owls

Send to Kindle Will Cummings has been aggressive off the dribble for Temple(Credit: Temple Athletics) Senior point guard, Will Cummings, was sidelined with a lower leg strain for a second time last Saturday against conference foe, Cincinnati (12-5, 3-2). The Bearcats caught fire in the second half, converting its first 11 shots enroute to a 84-53 mauling of the Owls (12-7, 3-3...
Via College Chalktalk
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple has a rough night on the road against Cincinnati

On a night without Senior Guard Will Cummings, the Temple Owls traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats. Coming into the game, the Owls held a 12-6 record (3-2 AAC), while the Cincinnati Bearcats held an 11-5 record (2-2 AAC). In recent history, Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena has been a tough place to play. The Bearcats have gone 27-2 in the last two years at home, while...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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