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TEMPLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
17 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeCosey scores 21 points, Temple edges Tulsa 83-79 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 21 points with seven rebounds and four assists to help Temple edge Tulsa 83-79 in overtime on Thursday night. Obi Enechionyia hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left in overtime to put the Owls up by four. Marquel Curtis trimmed the deficit to two with a layup, and when Tulsa was forced to foul with 12 seconds to go DeCosey made both free...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeCosey goes for 30, Temple outlasts South Florida 70-63

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored a career-high 30 points and Temple outlasted South Florida 70-63 on Sunday. DeCosey was 6 of 11 from the field, 4 of 7 from beyond the arc and 14 of 17 from the line. He added seven rebounds. Obi Enechioyia scored 13 points and Trey Lowe added 11 for Temple (12-8, 6-3 American). South Florida (5-18, 2-8) was led by Angel Nunez with 16 points...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No.8 SMU Suffers First Loss To Unranked Temple

One of the most interesting stories of the college basketball season was the SMU mustangs. Sitting at 18-0 before their game with Temple, they were playing with a chip on their shoulder because they were banned from the postseason for academic misconduct. Finally, however, the eighth-ranked team fell on the road 89-80. Naturally, Temple fans stormed the court. THE FANS STORM THE...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 SMU becomes last Division I team to lose, Temple wins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eighth-ranked SMU became the last Division I team to lose this season when Devin Coleman scored a career-high 23 points and led Temple to an 89-80 win Sunday. Coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs (18-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) were off to the best start in team history. SMU is ineligible for postseason play this year because of NCAA infractions. Coleman...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bond gives Temple 67-65 win over Cincinnati in 2OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jaylen Bond scored on a putback with 20.2 seconds left in the second overtime on Saturday and Temple defeated Cincinnati 67-65. Cincinnati's Gary Clark stripped the ball from Josh Brown as he went up for a shot in the lane and the ball was tipped out to Obi Enechionyia on the left wing. Enechionyia just got off a shot that grazed the rim as the shot clock expired...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 23 UConn falls to Temple 55-53 on Brown's jumper

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Josh Brown hit a spinning jumper in the lane with 2.5 seconds left and Temple upset No. 23 UConn 55-53 on Tuesday night. The Owls (7-6, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) led by as many as eight points in the second half, but were tied after two free throws from UConn's Daniel Hamilton. Coach Fran Dunphy called a timeout with 14 seconds left to set up Brown...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 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

Matt Rhule signs extension with Temple

The Temple Owls have announced that head football coach Matt Rhule has signed a contract extension running through the 2021 season. Rhule lead the Owls to their best season in the school history as they finished with a 10-3 mark and got to the AAC Championship Game. Their terrific season will wrap up as they play in the Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo on December 22. The Owls climbed...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 07, 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

Matt Rhule no longer a candidate for Mizzou job

Temple Owls head coach Matt Rhule is no longer in the running for the head coaching job at Missouri, a source told Kyle Gauss of OwlScoop.com, part of Rivals. Per a source, Temple coach Matt Rhule is no longer a candidate for the Missouri head coaching job, https://t.co/YOochM4Elt has learned. — Kyle Gauss (@kylegauss) December 1, 2015 Though some Tigers fans may be disappointed...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 01, 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...
Via The Student Section
September 13, 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

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 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: 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: Predicting the defensive depth chart

During the 2013 football season, Temple struggled on the defensive side of the ball. From games that were in reach for the Owls, but lost due to poor coverage, or just a lack of pressure on the opposing offense, Temple needs to erase last year from their memory banks and move on. Though I don’t see any big shakeups in this years depth chart, fans can look forward to better leadership...
Via isportsweb.com
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple basketball: Expectations for the 2014-15 season

July and August are long months for college basketball fans. There is not much going on in the world of college basketball, as most fans wait for football season to hold them over until it’s time for hoops. The only thing a basketball fan can do is consider whether or not their team will be good enough next season. That’s what I’m here for, Temple fans. With over three months...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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