TEMPLE OWLS NEWS

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
19 days ago  |  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

Post-Spring 2015 AAC Power Rankings (Nos. 5-8)

Time to reveal teams five through eight in my post-spring American Athletic Conference football power rankings.   5. Temple Temple is the ultimate wildcard in the AAC: It returns eight offensive starters, 10 on defense, and lost three games in 2014 by a touchdown or less. A big play here or there in those tight losses could’ve helped the Owls go 7-5 or 8-4 last season, instead...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 11, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

Offseason To-Do List: Temple Owls

Temple’s 6-6 season could be interpreted in multiple ways. Ultimately, the Owls moved in the right direction.The season had its ups—the Owls tripled their win total, had an outstanding defense, and are still young—and of course, its downs—PJ Walker, the team’s most exciting player going into the season, took a step back; the offense was really bad; and they missed a bowl...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple’s Final Report Card

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this season. Was it a success or a failure? You could certainly make the case for both. In one year, Temple tripled its win total from 2013 and became bowl eligible. They surprised many people and started 4-1 but they couldn’t build off the momentum of a hot start and ran out of gas by the middle of the season. They peaked early. Real early...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Turns a Blowout Loss Into A 4 Game Winning Streak

Who would have guess that getting blown at Villanova might just have been the best thing to happen to the Temple basketball team this season.  Or maybe it was the ride down the Broad Street Line to get to the Wells Fargo Center to destroy Kansas.  Coming off a disappointing season a year ago and then losses to the Wildcats and the St. Joe’s Hawks in Big 5 play, one had to wonder...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple football: Season in review

As college football is just days away from its first National Championship game determined by the playoff system, lets take a look into the season of the Temple Owls and how they performed in their second season under head coach Matt Rhule. For the Temple Owls football squad, the 2014 season was a big improvement from a dismal 2-10 record last year. Finishing with a .500 record at...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple Was the Worst Team in the Nation on 3rd Down

By Joe Scarpone | Temple Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Temple Owls converted 23.5 percent of their third down attempts all season. That was good for dead last in the FBS. I bet you couldn’t guess the next worst team in the nation. No, seriously. I’ll give you 50 guesses. Okay, […] The post Temple Was the Worst Team in the Nation on 3rd Down appeared first...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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