TEMPLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Temple Owls falter down the stretch against UConn

The Temple Owls welcomed the red-hot Huskies from the University of Connecticut to North Philadelphia in a conference clash. The Temple Owls [14-14, 5-10 AAC] were unable to hold off the Huskies [14-12, 9-5 AAC] as they lost 64-63 on a last second drive. This one hurts because it was one of the best performances […] Temple Owls falter down the stretch against UConn - Section 215...
Via Section215
3 hours ago

Adams hit game-winner as UConn rallies past Temple, 64-63

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jalen Adams scored 13 points and hit a driving layup with 2.9 seconds left as UConn rallied to beat Temple 64-63 on Sunday for its fourth straight win. Rodney Purvis finished with 18 points and five assists for the Huskies (14-12, 9-5 American), who overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to win for the seventh time in their last eight contests. Daniel Dingle...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Temple Owls Set To Take On UConn On National TV

The Temple Owls have been far from the team they were last season, but luckily for them the UConn Huskies have fell off as well. As Fran Dunphy tries to have his team turn the corner, the Temple Owls will have themselves a nationally battle with the UConn Huskies. The Huskies are seeing themselves in […] Temple Owls Set To Take On UConn On National TV - Section 215 - Section 215...
Via Section215
9 hours ago

Temple Brings the S.W.A.G., But Will It Work?

The Owls made headlines, but will it bring the recruits? The Temple Owls have made national news by being the first NCAA program to hire a "Specialist With Advanced Graphics" or for short: a S.W.A.G. Coordinator. It's a creative title that has caught national attention, but will it be an effective recruiting tactic? Many teams in the country have graphic specialists, but first-year...
Via Underdog Dynasty
5 days ago

Temple surprises Memphis with a 74-62 win behind Rose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Quinton Rose scored 18 points and Daniel Dingle and Shizz Alston Jr. each finished with 13 points to lead Temple past Memphis 74-62 on Sunday. Craig Randall II's 3-pointer at 11:43 gave Memphis a 23-14 lead before Temple (14-12, 5-8 American Athletic) took over. The Owls lead for good on Dingle's layup 5:57 before halftime during an 18-0 run. The Tigers went...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple 2017 Football Schedule Announced

It will be a tough road for the Owls to make another AAC Championship game Mark your calendars. Geoff Collins and the rest of the Temple Owls have an official schedule as they enter a new era of Temple football. The American Athletic Conference announced its football schedule for the 2017 season, and the reigning AAC champions will be nationally televised in four games this year...
Via Underdog Dynasty
10 days ago

Dingle hits career-high 6 3s in Temple's victory over Bulls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Daniel Dingle made a career-high six 3-pointers, scored 22 points, and Temple defeated South Florida 83-74 on Sunday. Shizz Alston Jr. and Ernest Aflakpui scored 14 points apiece for the Owls (13-11, 4-7 American), who shot 54 percent overall, 62 percent in the first half when they took a 46-23 lead by finishing on a 13-0 run. The Owls made 12 of 23 from the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose scores 18, helps Temple pull away late to beat Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Quinton Rose scored six of his 18 points in the final three minutes to help Temple pull away from Tulane for a 79-71 victory on Tuesday night. The Owls had an 11-point lead before Cameron Reynolds scored eight of Tulane's next 10 points to pull the Green Wave to 69-66 with 3:27 remaining. Rose's layup and jump shot made it 73-69 with 53 seconds left, and the Owls...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alston has 22, Temple ends skid with 77-66 win over Memphis

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shizz Alston scored 22 points and Temple ended a three-game losing streak with a 77-66 win over Memphis on Wednesday night. Daniel Dingle added 16 points and Mark Williams had 15 for the Owls (11-10, 2-6 American), who had lost six of their previous seven. Alston scored eight-straight points to put Temple up 40-32 early in the second half after the teams were...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  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

SQ Military Bowl Preview

The 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman will feature the #24 ranked Temple Owls (10-3, AAC) against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6, ACC). The game will take place on Tuesday, December 27th at 3:30 pm and will be broadcasted on ESPN. This is the third straight bowl appearance for the AAC Champion Owls and the first for Wake since 2011. Storylines Heading Into the...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 24, 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

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

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 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

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

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
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