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Buffalo Bills Take Temple OL Dion Dawkins With 63rd Pick

Dawkins and first-round pick Haason Reddick make Temple the first G5 school with two players drafted. After having the first defensive player from a Group of 5 school drafted in the first round, the Temple Owls also are the first G5 school to have two players selected as Dion Dawkins was the Buffalo Bills choice with the 63rd pick. Dawkins joins Arizona Cardinals top pick Haason...
Via Underdog Dynasty
1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals Select Temple Owls LB/DE Haason Reddick

Reddick joins former Temple Head Coach Bruce Arians in Arizona. Bruce Arians will always have an affection for the Temple Owls. That is why it is no shock that the Arizona Cardinals selected Haason Reddick with the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Reddick is the first defensive player from a Group of 5 school to be selected in this year's NFL Draft. The Temple Owls star will...
Via Underdog Dynasty
2 days ago

FAU Owls spring game recap: Owls look sloppy in Lane Kiffin’s debut

The good news is Jason Driskel looked really good. No really. Lane Kiffin’s spring debut at FAU ended with mixed results as the Defense defeated the Offense 62-33 to cap spring practice. Here was the scoring system for today’s spring game. I typically don’t take too much stock in spring games but the quarterback competition no longer looks like a forgone conclusion like I...
Via Underdog Dynasty
7 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Haason Reddick, Temple

Reddick has emerged as one of the top linebacker prospects in this year’s NFL draft. Haason Reddick- Linebacker, Temple Owls HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 237 ARM LENGTH: 32 3/4” HANDS: 10 1/8” PROJECTED ROUND: 1ST-2ND ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 4.52 seconds BENCH PRESS (NFL Combine): 24 reps VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 36.5” BROAD JUMP (NFL Combine): 133” 3 CONE DRILL...
Via Underdog Dynasty
9 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Dion Dawkins, Temple

Dawkins has the ability to be great, and improved technique will make him a nightmare for defenders. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Dion Dawkins - Offensive Guard - Temple Owls HEIGHT: 6’4” WEIGHT: 314 ARM LENGTH: 35” HANDS: 9 7/8” PROJECTION: 2ND ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 5.11 seconds BENCH PRESS (NFL Combine): 26 VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 26” BROAD JUMP...
Via Underdog Dynasty
9 days ago

Temple Owls: Hez Trahan talks about the Upcoming Season

As I Sit with Temple Owls’ redshirt junior defensive lineman Hez Trahan, I was lucky to get a couple questions answered from my old Roman Catholic classmate and friend. For as long as I have known Hez Trahan, he has not only been an amazing friend, but also an outstanding football player. In high school, […] Temple Owls: Hez Trahan talks about the Upcoming Season - Section 215...
Via Section215
19 days ago

Temple wraps up regular season with 72-60 defeat of USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Obi Enechionyia knocked down four 3-pointers and made five steals and Daniel Dingle scored 17 points with five assists as Temple ended the regular season with a 72-60 win over South Florida on Sunday. The Owls (16-15, 7-11 American) played opportunistic defense, racking up a season-best 16 steals, helping to force 19 turnovers and scoring 20 points off turnovers...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Military Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. The Temple Owls and Wake Forest Demon Deacons...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Rhule thanks Temple fans with full-page ad in Philly paper

Matt Rhule is leaving the Temple Owls football program behind after accepting the head coaching position with the Baylor Bears. But Rhule made sure to express his gratitude for all the support he’s received during his tenure before his professional departure from the Philadelphia area. Rhule took out a full-page ad in the sports section of Wednesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

No one outside of State College is happy about today’s Joe Paterno tribute

Penn State commemorated the 50th anniversary of former head coach Joe Paterno’s debut Saturday afternoon in the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple. The decision to honor a coach who knew about, yet failed to prevent Jerry Sandusky from sexual abusing children for decades, was obviously a controversial one. Sentiment on social media before the game was solidly against the...
Via The Comeback
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

Photos: Temple took the subway to Barclays Center today

The No. 10 Temple Owls face off against the No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center later this afternoon, but did not take a team bus to the arena. Rather, in pictures posted to Temple basketball’s official Twitter, coach Fran Dunphy, his staff and the players opted to ride the subway. Team of the people. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/JwtH7sZWop — Temple Men's BBall...
Via Campus Sports Net
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

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

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
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