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South Jersey pair commits to Temple

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 8:21 PM
Two South Jersey high school juniors gave commitments to play football at Temple. David Hood, a running back at Absegami, gave his verbal commitment on Sunday. On Thursday, Camden’s multiple-purpose player Sean Chandler made his pledge. Chandler is being recruited to play cornerback, where... Read more

AAC comissioner: 'We have no plans to expand"

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:07 PM
On a day when the American Athletic Conference released its new logo, commissioner Mike Aresco said there are no plans for future expansion. “We feel like we are complete,” Aresco said during Thursday’s teleconference. The conference formerly known as the Big East will consist of... Read more

Harris signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5:24 PM
Former Temple tailback Montel Harris signed a three-year contract with a Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday. The all-Big East selection wasn’t selected in April’s NFL draft and had unsuccessful tryouts with the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris rushed... Read more

Matakevich receives Phil Steele all-AAC honors

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3:46 PM
Tyler Matakevich, a sophomore linebacker at Temple, was named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-American Athletic Conference team. The Stratford, Conn. native was the 2012 Big East rookie of the year and ECAS defensive rookie of the year after starting eight games last season. Matakevich led the... Read more

Temple building indoor football practice facility

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:45 PM
Temple is bringing itself in line with Penn State and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s other Football Bowl Subdivision programs. Construction of an indoor practice facility inside the vacated student recreation center across from Geasey Field on 15th Street will be completed on Aug. 1. Originally... Read more

Matt Brown signs with CFL team

Friday, May 17, 2013, 2:42 PM
Former Temple running back Matt Brown signed a two-year contract to play with Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on Thursday. The 5-foot-5, 165-pounder will report to Saskatchewan in two weeks to prepare for the upcoming season. Brown was last season's Big East special teams... Read more

Temple moves Newsome to tailback

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1:58 PM
Temple has a new role for Kevin Newsome: ballcarrier. The senior moved from quarterback to H-back in March before suffering a spring-camp-ending shoulder injury. Since then, Chris Coyer, another former quarterback, has established himself as the Owls’ reliable pass-catching H-back/tight end... Read more

Temple athletic director Bradshaw retiring

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:55 PM
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw will retire on June 30 to give full attention to personal issues within his family, according to a press release. Bradshaw, who has led the Owls athletic program for 11 years, will take a personal leave on Friday. Kevin Clark will take over as Temple’s... Read more

Owls sign NFL rookie free-agent contracts

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8:54 AM
At least five former Temple football players will work out with NFL teams in upcoming rookie mini camps after going undrafted this weekend. Running back Montel Harris (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), defensive end John Youtboty (Denver Broncos), kicker Brandon McManus (Indianapolis Colts) and offensive tackle... Read more

Imhotep's Ruff commits to Temple

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:23 PM
Aaron Ruff, a junior offensive tackle at Imhotep Charter, gave a verbal commitment to play football at Temple on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder becomes the fifth member of the Owls 2014 recruiting class, joining Governor Mifflin defensive end Connor Morehart, St. Peter's Prep safety Shamir... 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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