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Archive: January, 2012

Temple involved in possible C-USA/MWC merger?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 2:10 PM
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported, per a source familiar to the situation, that Temple and Florida International are being evaluated for possible invitations should there be a sports merger by Conference USA and the Mountain West. Click here to read the article. Read more

Owls use subway ride to tribute 'Temple people'

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1:57 AM
The Temple basketball team rode the subway to Wednesday night's nonconference game against Duke at the Wells Fargo Center. It turned out to be a great move as the Owls defeated the fifth-ranked Blue Devils, 78-73. But Temple didn't take the subway as a way to give itself a boost. "We did that the... Read more

Rysheed Jordan, other prospects to attend Temple vs. Duke game

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 1:33 PM
Rysheed Jordan, a junior guard at Vaux High School, will be one of Temple’s guests at Wednesday night’s game against Duke at the Wells Fargo Center. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is regarded as the nation’s 25th-ranked college prospect in the Class of 2013, according to ESPN, Rivals... Read more

Owls quickly turn attention to Dayton

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1:29 AM
Bring on Dayton. At least that’s what Temple coach Fran Dunphy had his team thinking after it upset fifth-ranked Duke, 78-73, Wednesday night at the Well Fargo Center. “When coach Dunphy walked into the locker room, he said ‘Good win. But I’m worrying about Dayton now,’... Read more

Temple upsets fifth-ranked Duke

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 9:11 PM
On Monday, Temple forward Anthony Lee said the outcome against fifth-ranked Duke would be a barometer of how the Owls will play the rest of the season. If so, things could go smoothly. The undermanned Owls upset the Blue Devils, 78-73, in front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:53 PM
Join The Inquirer's Keith Pompey for his weekly chat about all things Temple sports, starting at noon Wednesday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Temple expects to beat Duke

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:07 AM
One has to appreciate the Temple Owls’ confidence. While most outsiders think they’re going to lose, the Owls expect to upset the fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils. That’s right, Temple (9-3) anticipates winning Wednesday's nonconference game at the Wells Fargo Center. The Owls aren't... Read more

Jazzmar Clax bound for Temple?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 9:00 AM
Temple appears to be a likely destination for Neptune High School (N.J.) senior linebacker Jazzmar Clax. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder was leaning towards playing at Maryland until the Terrapins ran out of scholarships for the linebacker position. “Temple is a school on the rise,” Clax told... Read more

Lee named A-10 Rookie of the Week

Monday, January 2, 2012, 11:06 AM
Temple forward Anthony Lee is the Atlantic Ten Rookie of the Week. The 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman garnered the award by averaging 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in last week's victories over Buffalo and Delaware. Lee's layup with 0.3 seconds left gave the Owls an 87-85 overtime victory over Buffalo... 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 jmitchell@philly.com.

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