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Temple outs Louisiana Tech from NIT tournament

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Quenton DeCosey had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jesse Morgan scored 17 points and Temple advanced to the NIT semifinals with a 77-59 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night. In his final home game, Will Cummings added 15 points and six assists for the top-seeded Owls (26-10), the first team left out of the NCAA Tournament field. Seeking its third NIT title...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple moves on to NIT semifinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jesse Morgan scored 17 points and Temple advanced to the NIT semifinals with a 77-59 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night. In his final home game, Will Cummings added 15 points and six assists for the top-seeded Owls (26-10), the first team left out of the NCAA Tournament field. Seeking its third NIT title...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple advances to NIT quarterfinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Will Cummings scored 21 points, Jesse Morgan had a season-high 20 and Temple beat George Washington 90-77 on Sunday in the second round of the NIT. Devin Coleman added 13 points and Jaylen Bond finished with eight points and 15 rebounds for the top-seeded Owls (25-10), who host either Texas A&M or Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Kethan Savage...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple beats Bucknell 73-67 in NIT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Will Cummings scored a season-high 30 points to lead Temple past Bucknell 73-67 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday. Quenton DeCosey added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the top-seeded Owls (24-10), the first team left out of the NCAA Tournament field. Chris Hass led eighth-seeded Bucknell (19-15) with 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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

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 football: Bowl Eligible Owls

Just one year year removed from a 2-10 season, the Temple Owls were able to move their program in the right direction as the team finished the regular season with a record of 6-6 (4-4 American Conference), making them eligible to play in a bowl game. Beating Tulsa by the score of 10-3, Temple sneaked into bowl eligibility at the last shot they had. The opportunity was there for the...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2014  |  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

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Preview

On Saturday afternoon while the nation is enjoying rivalry week, we have to endure this ****. I know Temple isn’t awful, but man it is hard to care about this game even a little bit. As of this second, I could not tell you what channel the game is on. I love Cincinnati football. I obviously am incredibly supportive of the program. I’ll be watching for sure. I won’t be locked...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Committee key for Cummings, Owls

Send to Kindle Credit: Temple Athletics I’ve got a lot of respect for Temple head coach, Fran Dunphy — I’m one of many.  In fact, the college-coaching tree I’ve been associated with throughout my time in basketball grew out of the many opportunities, tutelage, and support Coach Dunphy facilitated.  And, when you stop and really think about it, there aren’t too many...
Via College Chalktalk
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Temple Owls men’s basketball preview

After a  disastrous 2013-14 season which saw the Temple Owls finish with a 9-22 (4-14) record, the single worst season for the Owls’ under Fran Dunphry, the Owls are hoping for a rebound season and to get back to the NCAA tournament. Last season, the absence of Kahliff Wyatt proved to be to much for a young owls squad that only featured five upperclassmen. All looked to be well...
Via Total Sports Live
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn, Temple Coaches To Wear Coach To Cure MD Patch

This Saturday when the UConn Huskies and Temple Owls coaches take the field at the Rent, they will do so wearing Coach To Cure MD patches. Not only will the UConn and Temple coaches be wearing the patches but also all coaches of American Athletic Conference teams will do so too. The arm patches raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Approximately 10,000 college coaches at...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 24, 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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