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Archive: January, 2012

Things to watch in Owls vs. Hawks game

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7:30 AM
Here are three things to watch out for when Temple entertains St. Joseph's in Saturday's 4 p.m. Atlantic Ten Conference game at the Liacouras Center. Can Micheal Eric provide another spark off the bench? Temple's 6-foot-11 center, who was playing in his second game back from a fractured right kneecap... Read more

Temple crushes St. Joe's, 78-60

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 5:55 PM
Temple defeated St. Joseph’s, 78-60, on Saturday at the Liacouras Center. Ramone Moore scored 20 points, and Juan Fernandez added 17 as the Owls improved to 15-5 and 4-2 in the Atlantic Ten. The Hawks, on the other hand, dropped to 13-9 and 3-4. Unfortunately for St. Joe’s, losing to... Read more

Report: Addazio spoke to Rutgers AD

Friday, January 27, 2012, 2:57 PM
The Asbury Park Press, citing sources familiar with the coaching search, reported on its website that Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has spoken with Temple football coach Addazio about the Scarlet Knights vacant heading-coaching position but has yet to meet with him. That report came several... Read more

DiLeo The Graduate

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 1:25 PM
Redshirt junior Tony DiLeo became the second Temple player in two years to graduate in three-and-a-half years. Former Owls guard Luis Guzman accomplished that feat in December, 2009. DiLeo, a Capital One Academic All-America candidate, completed his work towards a marketing degree last month. The... Read more

Eric makes Owls A-10 frontrunners

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 12:03 PM
Temple just became the true frontrunner of the Atlantic Ten Conference thanks to Micheal Eric. The 6-foot-11 center provides an inside presence that will compliment the Owls standout guards in Ramone Moore, Khalif Wyatt and Juan Fernandez. He proved it in Wednesday night’s 79-57 victory at... Read more

Addazio to Rutgers?

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:46 PM
As will be the case with most Bowl Championship Series head coaching vacancies, Steve Addazio’s name surfaced as a candidate to replace Greg Schiano at Rutgers. Steve Lassan of Athlon Sports lists Temple's first-year coach among 10 candidates for the Big East Conference job. Addazio was unavailable... Read more

A win would change Owls' perceptions

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 8:45 AM
A victory Wednesday night would be a perception changer for Temple. Right now, one perception is that the Owls follow up big wins with bigger losses. Another perception is that Temple can’t win in Charlotte. The Owls head into Wednesday’s Atlantic Ten Conference game at Charlotte after... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:44 PM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey as he takes your questions on Temple sports in a live chat, beginning Thursday at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Hargrave Military wideout commits to Temple

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:01 AM
James Whitfield, a wideout at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.), recently gave an oral commitment to play football at Temple. Before attending prep school, the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder attended Fort Myers High School in Florida. Prior to his junior season, Whitfield received a scholarship offer from Tennessee... Read more

Temple winless at Charlotte

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:23 PM
As a traditional Atlantic Ten Conference power, one would assume Temple has recorded at least one victory at every conference road venue. Not at Charlotte’s Halton Arena. Temple is 0-4 against the 49ers in games played at their arena. That’s not a good sign for the Owls. Charlotte (10-8... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second 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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