Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Haverford's Alston talks Temple, Penn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:12 PM
By Matt Breen Haverford School’s Levan “Shawn” Alston announced on Wednesday that Temple and Penn are among his final six college choices. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 16 points per game last season and received a lot of college attention this summer on the AAU circuit with Team Final... Read more

Temple, Penn in Levan Alston's final choices

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:32 PM
By Matt Breen Temple basketball has a chance to land two of the region's top guards in the Class of 2015. Haverford School's Levan "Shawn" Alston announced on Wednesday that the Owls are among his final six schools. Ewing, N.J.'s Trey Lowe listed the Owls on Tuesday after narrowing his choices to... Read more

Ali talks commitment to Temple

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:47 PM
Matt Breen I talked to Kareem Ali on Tuesday evening for an article in Friday’s Inquirer. The four-star cornerback from Timber Creek orally committed to Temple last week, going against his earlier commitment to Maryland. Ali (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) said he will sign with the Owls in August,... Read more

Media poll picks Owls 8th in AAC

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:58 PM
Temple was picked to finish eighth in the 11-team American Athletic Conference preseason football poll conducted on Tuesday. Cincinnati, which received 17 of a possible 30 first-place votes and had 311 points in the media voting, was picked to win the division. UCF, which went 8-0 in the conference... Read more

Owls' new locker room

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:07 PM
Before the season begins is always a time of optimism for any football program. Throw in a new locker room – the place where players spend most of their time – and the players can’t help but feel good about the situation. That’s the case with Temple, where the Owls recently... Read more

Temple, St. Joe's make Trey Lowe's final list

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:50 AM
By Matt Breen Trey Lowe, a shooting guard from New Jersey, said on Tuesday that Temple and St. Joseph’s are among his final four college choices. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Ewing, N.J. listed the two Big 5 schools along with Virginia Commonwealth and Southern Methodist. Lowe played the... Read more

Outside linebacker commits to Temple

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:03 AM
The Owls on Saturday received a commitment from Harmony High (Fla.) linebacker Daishaun Grimes. The 6-2, 205-pound outside linebacker had narrowed his choices down to Temple, Florida Atlantic, Eastern Michigan, Memphis and Arizona before deciding on the Owls over the weekend. Read more

Florida linebacker commits to Temple

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:22 PM
Daishaun Grimes, a linebacker from Central Florida, orally committed to Temple on Saturday afternoon. The 6-2 foot, 193-pounder will be a senior this fall at Harmony High in Saint Cloud, Fla. He chose the Owls over offers from Eastern Michigan, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, and Florida International... Read more

Men's basketball non-conference schedule released

Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:27 PM
Temple’s non-conference schedule was released earlier today and it is full of heavy hitters such as Duke and Kansas. “This is a tremendous schedule full of high-caliber opponents,” Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. “We are looking forward to the challenges this season presents... Read more

"The Fanatic" to carry football games through 2016-17

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:48 PM
Temple announced today that it has reached an agreement with WPEN-FM 97.5 “The Fanatic” to be the Owls’ radio home through the 2016-17 season. The multi-year deal includes this season. “We’re excited to announce that The Fanatic, one of the nation’s top sports... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his first year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at

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