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Temple Basketball’s 4 Big Questions

The 2014-2015 Temple Owls’ Men’s Basketball Team left the city with a deep anguish after this past season. A National Tournament snub, the Owls were only able to get to the semifinals of the NIT. “What if’s” lingered in fans’ mouths until early May. The season leaves us with many questions as to how the Cherry and White will respond.   How will the Owls fill Cummings’...
Via Total Sports Live
22 days ago  |  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

Temple to play in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

The Temple Owls ended this past season in the NIT semifinals after not being selected as one of the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament. Temple had a great bounce back year as they finished 26-11 and 13-5 in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by senior guard Will Cummings, who averaged 14.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. This upcoming season, they...
Via Total Sports Live
May 05, 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

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

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

Temple starts its ’15 class with Trey Lowe

Just under two weeks after touted shooting guard Trey Lowe narrowed his recruiting list to four schools, he announced his verbal commitment to the Temple Owls. Lowe picked Temple over his other finalists, VCU, SMU and Saint Joseph’s. He provides a key, top-100 caliber talent for a Temple program that is finding its way in the American ...
Via Hoopniks
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple Football: Previewing the running back position

For the Temple Owls 2014 roster, the running back position is one that does not lack depth. The Owls have eight running backs listed on their roster to begin the 2014 season. Who should people look for carrying the ball for Temple when the season is the real question. Last year for Temple, Kenny Harper and Zaire Williams were the main backs for Matt Rhule and his offense. Harper...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 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

Temple defeats LIU Brooklyn 101-65

Senior guard Dalton Pepper scored a season-high 26 points to lead Temple in a 101-65 win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday night. The Owls (5-5), who entered the contest off of consecutive 1-point losses, put this one away early. Temple outscored the Blackbirds 33-13 over the final 16:15 of the first half for a 16-point lead at the break. It quickly extended the margin to 25 early in...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  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

Temple pulls ahead to beat Saint Joseph's 77-69

Anthony Lee scored seven of his 15 points in the last 2:11 to lead Temple to a 77-69 victory over Philadelphia rival Saint Joseph's on Wednesday night. Dalton Pepper and Will Cummings had 16 points apiece to pace Temple (4-3), which won its third straight. Lee added nine rebounds and Cummings had seven assists. Neither team led by more than five points until late in the game in...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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