Archive: January, 2013
Andrew Ford, a junior quarterback at Cedar Cliff High School, received a scholarship offer to play football at Temple on Thursday.
"Just got off the phone with Coach Rhule. I now have an offer from Temple University!" Ford tweeted after speaking to Owls coach Matt Rhule.
The 6-foot-3, 181-pound pocket passer is also receiving interest from Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, Connecticut, Tennessee, Northwestern and Michigan State among others.
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John E. Hoover, a sports columnist at the Tulsa World, believes moving to the Big East is the logical choice for Tulsa.
He points out that the Golden Hurricane doesn't want to remain in Conference USA. And since the Mountain West isn't interested in adding Tulsa, the university needs to join the Big East.
The move would allow the Golden Hurricane to reunite with former C-USA regional rivals Memphis, SMU, Houston and Tulane, who are headed to the Big East.
Temple has offered a scholarship to Noah Beh, a junior defensive end at Scranton Preparatory School.
The 6-foot-7, 245-pounder recorded 70 tackles and 10 sacks this past season.
Beh also has scholarship offers from Pitt and Connecticut. Schools expressing interest are: Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina State.
Demetri McGill, a senior defensive tackle at Ocean Lakes High School (Va.), is scheduled to make an official visit to Temple on Feb. 1.
The 6-foot-2, 295-pounder backed out of a verbal commitment to Maryland. He has already visited East Carolina and will visit North Carolina this weekend. McGill will make his decision after his trip to North Broad Street.
Fran Dunphy wants folks to realize that facing Penn won't be a breather.
The Temple coach knows the Quakers (3-14, 0-3 Big 5) have lost nine of their last 10 games. He’s also aware that Wednesday's Big 5 game at the Liacouras Center is considered, on paper, a break from what has been a brutal Atlantic-Ten stretch for the Owls (12-5, 1-0). Temple is a 20-point favorite over the program Dunphy coached before coming to North Broad Street in 2006.
“But a Big 5, Philly game is the same,” Dunphy said of comparing the intensity surrounding City Series games to A-10 tilts. “So it’s certainly not stepping out of character on any stretch.”
Temple would be the No. 11 seed in the East region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi.
Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, kept the Owls (12-5) as the 11th seed for the second consecutive week despite Saturday's embarrassing 81-78 loss to struggling St. Bonaventure.
In Tuesday's updated Bracketology, Lunardi has Temple facing No. 6 seed Kansas State in a second-round game in Kansas City.
Temple remains my top Division I men’s basketball program in Philly even after Saturday’s embarrassing home loss to St. Bonaventure. I moved St. Joe’s up two spots to No. 2. Expect the Hawks to play close to their preseason expectations now that junior forward Halil Kanacevic is expected back after missing three games to attend a funeral. La Salle rounds out my top three.
Don't forget to submit your City 6 vote.
Here’s the City 6 ballot I submitted before Tuesday’s deadline: