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TEMPLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
11 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
23 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
28 days ago  |  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

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

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 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

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: 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

What a Bowl Game Would Mean for the Temple Owls

There is no doubt that the Temple Owls took a few steps forward this season after last year’s 10-loss leap backwards. The first few steps were smooth and swift: a win at Vanderbilt (the SEC’s finest, I tell ya!), finding their defense, freshmen excelling immediately, and growing confidence in head coach Matt Rhule. But then […] The post What a Bowl Game Would Mean for the Temple...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple Football: Previewing the running back position

For the Temple Owls 2014 roster, the running back position is one that does not lack depth. The Owls have eight running backs listed on their roster to begin the 2014 season. Who should people look for carrying the ball for Temple when the season is the real question. Last year for Temple, Kenny Harper and Zaire Williams were the main backs for Matt Rhule and his offense. Harper...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Temple’s Anthony Lee To Transfer, Will Be Eligible Immediately

Temple had a very disappointing 9-22 season in 2013-14, and now it is losing one of its better players. 6-foot-9 forward Anthony Lee, who averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Owls this season, is transferring, and will be  eligible to play immediately. Temple’s Anthony Lee is transferring, sources told ESPN. Fifth-year transfer — who averaged 13.6 points and...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Opponent: Temple

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Former Cardinal basketball player, Perrin Johnson, will tell you first hand that Temple University is in the worst neighborhood he’s ever been to.  Perrin also will swear that Temple’s campus is worse than that of the Memphis Tigers.  Temple has an enrollment of around 37,600 and their acceptance rate is about 67...
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Temple Set For 6 PM Tip

Photo courtesy Temple University At this point, it feels like the Louisville basketball team hasn’t played in months. The Cards have now gone nine days without a game, which is the longest of any team in the country. Fortunately they’ll be back in action on Friday evening taking on the Temple Owls. The game was initially scheduled for Thursday at 7 PM, however the winter weather...
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: SMU Capped Off A Victory Over Temple With A Serious Alley-Oop To Cannen Cunningham

SMU continued its stellar AAC play tonight against the Temple Owls — the Mustangs moved to 7-3 in conference play and 18-5 overall with a 23-point victory at Moody Coliseum. They also fired up the home crowd with a serious exclamation point near the end of the game, when Keith Frazier threw a perfect alley-oop to teammate Cannen Cunningham:
Via College Spun
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Temple Owls’ alternate basketball uniform for Texas game

The Temple Owls basketball team will wear new, alternamte Under Armour uniforms against Texas on Saturday.
Via Gamedayr
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Temple Owls To Debut New Under Armour Basketball Uniforms With Wings On Shorts

Temple hosts Texas tomorrow at noon at the Wells Fargo Center as the Owls look to win their fourth straight game. For the matchup, which will be televised on ESPNU, the Owls will be sporting new Under Armour uniforms, per Darren Rovell: Temple debuting this uniform tomorrow from Under Armour pic.twitter.com/jZcSia5mlL — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 6, 2013 New Temple...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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