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TEMPLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Return of Robby Anderson

The Temple Owls are poised to have a memorable season this year after the big jump they made in 2014, going 6-6 and just barley missing a bowl bid. The Owls were in position to win almost every game last year, but a lot of them slipped away in awful fashion. It wasn’t necessarily one side of the ball’s fault, however, if blame were to be tossed out, it would fall on the inconsistency...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game notes: PSU vs. Temple

The 2015 Penn State football season will get under way Saturday at Temple and here is what you need to know. Overview: Penn State is coming off an impressive 31-30 OT win against Boston College in the Pinstripe bowl. More importantly Christian Hackenberg got back on track throwing for 370 yards and 4 TDs. Franklin expects the team to carry this momentum into the opener on Saturday...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Temple Football 2015 Season Preview

We are four days away from Temple taking on Penn State at Lincoln Financial Field and Temple is looking to make a statement this year after improving to a 6-6 record. Third year head coach Matt Rhule has turned this program around completely and they’re looking to do big things in 2015. Temple pretty much had a chance to win every game they played last year, but let many of them...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Temple Owls 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Philadelphia PA: As the calendar turns to September means the return of the fall sports & winter sports like basketball & football. On Tuesday the Temple Owls released its 2015-16 mens basketball schedule and it features some interesting and exciting matchups. Last season the Temple Owns made the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden as they […]
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
14 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
26 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
August 03, 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

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

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

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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