TEMPLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Temple hoops star Hal Lear dies at 81

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Hal Lear, the sweet-shooting guard who starred for the Temple Owls in the 1950s and still holds the school record for points in a season, has died. He was 81. Lear died at his home in White Plains, New York, on Saturday from a recurrence of prostate cancer and the effects of spinal stenosis, according to his wife, Maggie. He had been retired following a...
Via Associated Press
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens select former Temple DB Tavon Young in the 2016 NFL Draft

In Day 3 of the 2016 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected defensive back Tavon Young out of Temple University. Being selected just out of the top 100 means he will have to come into training camp and earn a roster spot. He will be more of a special teams player as of now, but he is supremely athletic, and will help a Ravens secondary that needs scrappy young players. Running...
Via Total Sports Live
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Scouts think Temple WR may be an NFL CB

Wide receivers have made the switch over to cornerback numerous times, look at Richard Sherman, one of the best corners in the league today. He didn’t start playing defense until after his sophomore year at Stanford, where he had been a wide receiver his first two years. However, what might be rare is a player making that switch at the highest level of competition. That may be...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa's controversial buzzer-beater ousts Temple

It’s been a pretty wild day in the world of college basketball. Friday saw two monster upsets in the NCAA Tournament, with No. 13 seed Hawaii taking down No. 4 seed California and No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee shocking No. 2 seed Michigan State. A major upset wasn’t at play in Friday’s South Region matchup between No. 7 Iowa and No. 10 Temple, but the matchup provided us our...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova, Temple, St. Joe’s headed to 2016 NCAA Tournement

It is selection Sunday, and the final 68-team bracket has been released for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Among those teams were the Villanova Wildcats, Temple Owls, and St. Joseph’s Hawks. Villanova finished the regular season with a 29-5 record, and looked to be a one-seed heading into the tournament. However after losing to Seton Hall in a close Big East Championship game, Nova...
Via Total Sports Live
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa vs. Temple – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@IowaHoops One of the teams sweating out this year’s giant bubble, the Temple Owls, are heading to the Big Dance. Fran Dunphy’s team is in the South Region, heading to Brooklyn for a first round date with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa enters with a 21-10 record, but it is limping into the tournament, losers of five of six including its Big Ten Tournament opener to Illinois...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple survives in the final seconds against UCF

Tied at 61 with under 30 seconds to go, Temple put the ball in the ands of their leading scorer Quenton DeCosey and he delivered with the game-winning jumper with 3 seconds left in the game. This is a game Temple could not lose and DeCosey made sure of that giving them a 63-61 victory. Obi Enechionyia continues to play well and he once again led the Owls in scoring with 18 points...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple coach Matt Rhule rocks some Karaoke

Temple Owls coach Matt Rhule is a beloved figure in Philadelphia, so much that he can even draw a crowd when he goes out on the town. Thanks to a video from Almighty Philly, we now know that Rhule can sing Karaoke quite well, especially when it comes to “My Girl” by The Temptations. I must say, Rhule isn’t the worst I’ve ever heard! Just the same, Coach, do us all a favor...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple comes back to beat Tulsa in OT

Temple could not buy basket most of the game, only shooting 34% in the first half. but found themselves tied with Tulsa heading into halftime. Tulsa got off to a fast start in the second half with a 10-2 run, building the lead up to 12. However, they didn’t count on Quenton DeCosey, who was held scoreless in the first half, to go off like he did. DeCosey led the Owls with 21 points...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Defensive Tackle Karamo Dioubate Commits To Temple Over South Carolina

One of the final blue chip recruits left unsigned will be staying in his native Philadelphia. Four-star defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate committed to Matt Rhule’s Temple Owls over the SEC’s South Carolina Gamecocks during a ceremony moments ago.  LIVE on #Periscope: Karamo Dioubate is about to decide between Temple, South Carolina and Alabama. https://t.co/36aPP4a49N — Kyle...
Via College Spun
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo and Temple cross paths

Given the strength of the American Athletic Conference in 2015, to the diminishment of the other four conferences in the Group of Five, it’s easy to think that the Temple Owls and the Toledo Rockets exist in different places as the Boca Raton Bowl approaches. The AAC dominated the Group of Five race this season. It had the most contenders (Memphis, Navy, Temple, and eventual champion...
Via The Student Section
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple LB Tyler Matakevich wins Nagurski Trophy

The Temple Owls finished one of their best seasons in school history with a 10-2 record and an AAC East division championship. Their success was thanks mostly in part to their defense, especially linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He has been one of the biggest playmakers for the Owls’ defense this year and was awarded for it. According to College Football Talk, Matakevich was awarded...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Footage shows security guard assaulting Houston fan

After Houston beat Temple to win the AAC Championship on Saturday, fans stormed the field in celebration. Instead of celebrating with his fellow fans, however, one fan was viciously assaulted by one of the CSC security team, however, for reasons unknown. WARNING: Video contains some language and violent images. We haven’t heard the last of this story. There are a lot of questions...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Temple player throws Brice Johnson to ground

After a competitive first half, North Carolina pulled away from Temple in the second session of Friday night’s contest, leading to a great deal of frustration for the Owls. Temple guard Shawn Alston might have gone a bit overboard in showing it. With less than a minute to play, UNC’s Brice Johnson threw down a put-back slam off of a Joel Berry missed jumper. Alston took offense...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple president says new football stadium is logical

ESPN’s College GameDay visited Philadelphia in the midst of one of the greatest seasons the Temple Owls football program has ever put together. With the recent success of the Owls, Temple president Neil Theobald reignited talks and discussions about potentially having a new football stadium for his team. Theobald discussed the possibility in a column on The Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

For The Temple Owls, Saturday Night Is The Game Of A Lifetime

It’s been a season of firsts for the Temple Owls football program. Philadelphia’s only top-division college football team opened the season with a 27-10 victory over Penn State, its first victory over the Nittany Lions since 1941 and have rode that momentum to a 7-0 start. That 7-0 record is a first in the history of the program, a history that dates back to 1894. The Owls are...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

College GameDay Announces That It Will Head To Philadelphia For Temple vs. Notre Dame

Coming into the season, Temple looked to be one of the easiest games on Notre Dame’s schedule. Two months later, Temple is 7-0 and a favorite in a very solid AAC conference, and Saturday’s game in Philadelphia is one of the best on the schedule. Now, College GameDay is officially heading to the City of Brotherly Love, making this potentially one of the biggest weekends in Temple...
Via College Spun
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple beats Cincinnati, earns respect it deserves

Temple got absolutely zero credit for pummeling Penn State last week. In fact, the Owls received so little recognition for a dominant defense performance (10 sacks, 52 yards allowed over the final three quarters), that it entered Nippert Stadium as a 7-point underdog to preseason conference favorite Cincinnati on Saturday night. Rather than complain about it in the media (see: Bielema...
Via The Student Section
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State literally buried game tape of horrible loss to Temple

Penn State’s football team has buried the game tape from its season-opening loss to Temple.  Literally.  Nittany Lions’ safety Jordan Lucas said today that the team took a shovel, dug a hole in the practice field, put the game tape in the hole and covered it up, according to Josh Moyer of ESPN.  That’s fantastic. Penn State hopes it won’t have to do it again, though...
Via College Spun
September 08, 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 football: Former player dead at 25

Sad news came across the radar for the Temple football program as former defensive lineman Adrian Robinson passed away at the age of 25. The cause of Robinson’s death is still unknown at this time. Robinson, who was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent played short stints with the Steelers, Eagles, Broncos, Chargers, Redskins and Buccaneers before finally...
Via isportsweb.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple football: Schedule Could Pose Threat For Owls

Now that the American Athletic Conference has released the schedule for the upcoming football season here is the rundown of Temple’s opponents for the 2015. The season opening game is a big one right off the bat as the Owls will battle Penn State at Lincoln Financial Field on September 5th. Even though the Nittany Lions are coming off what some would say a down year finishing at...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple football: Can the Owls finally become bowl eligible

On Saturday, the Temple Owls will be looking to finally get the all important sixth win to become bowl eligible as the season is winding down to an end. Temple takes on the 7-3 Cincinnati Bearcats in hopes of finally getting the possibility to play in a bowl game. When the Owls started off the season 4-1 it seemed that they were cursing right along to easily get six wins. The defense...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple football: Out of synch in H-Town

Temple looked to continue on the path it was on as it traveled to Houston to face the Cougars. The Owls would soon find out that Greg Ward Jr. and company had other plans in store. Temple’s offense had trouble getting started all game. From their first drive which was a three-and-out in a matter of 29 seconds, to a pick six on the following Temple drive. Quarterback P.J. Walker...
Via isportsweb.com
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple football: Are they in it for the long haul?

Going into the 2014 Temple football season, Owl fans expected a better performance out of their team. But was anybody expecting a 4-1 record and a shared first place in the American? Temple has rebounded its football program, and behind the leadership of Tyler Matakevich and P.J. Walker the Owls have made a statement in the American, mainly through their defense. Temple is fourth...
Via isportsweb.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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