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Owls will tell Bradshaw they want Rhule

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 10:27 AM
Members of Temple’s football team are scheduled to inform Owls athletic director Bill Bradshaw that they want Matt Rhule to be their next head football coach during Wednesday's 11 a.m. meeting at the Edberg-Olson Hall, multiple sources have confirmed. Temple began a national coaching search... Read more

Owls' Twitter reactions to Addazio's departure

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:00 PM
Several of Temple's current and former players took to Twitter Tuesday after head coach Steve Addazio took the head-coaching position at Boston College. Several of the Owls want Temple to hire New York Giants assistant offensive line coach and former Temple assistant Matt Rhule. Here are some of their... Read more

Owls athletic director: 'I've already been contacted by between 16 to 20 candidates'

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:02 PM
Temple believes it won’t have a hard time replacing Steve Addazio. After two seasons on North Broad Street, he accepted the head-coaching position at Boston College on Tuesday. “We were in a far different place when Steve Addazio came in, and we are in a farther place now since he’s... Read more

Owls in NFL: Week 13 performances

Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:44 AM
Nine former Temple players are on active NFL rosters. Here are their performances in the league’s Week 13 matchups. Jacksonville DT Terrance Knighton: Four tackles in Sunday’s 34-18 loss at Buffalo. Kansas City TE Steve Maneri:. No statistics in Sunday’s 27-21 victory over Carolina... Read more

Owls seventh in final Big East Power Rankings

Monday, December 3, 2012, 9:52 AM
Temple finished seventh in my final Big East Power Rankings. Here’s a look at my power rankings: 1. LOUISVILLE (10-2, 5-2) Skinny: The 22d-ranked Cardinals won a share of the conference title with Cincinnati, Rutgers and Syracuse. Due to the tiebreaker, Louisville received the Big East’s... Read more

Keith Pompey's AP Top 25 ballot for Dec. 2

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 8:47 AM
The Top 5 teams remained the same in my AP Top 25 ballot after Alabama defeated Georgia in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game. And no, Kansas State’s victory over an overhyped Texas team didn't move it into the Top 10. I did, however, give the No. 25 spot to Penn State instead... Read more

Dennis signs with Chicago Bears

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:57 AM
Former Temple offensive lineman Derek Dennis was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on Tuesday. He was called in for a tryout Monday. The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder received some late-round consideration in April's NFL Draft. However, he ended up signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted... Read more

Five things Owls must focus on for 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:20 AM
Temple’s 2012 football season was marred by miscues and inconsistent play. All that led to the Owls posting 4-7 overall and 2-5 Big East records. Here are five things Temple needs to focus and work on before opening the 2013 season at Notre Dame on Aug. 31: 1. Improved quarterback play:... Read more

Undefeated Owls face struggling Buffalo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 10:19 PM
Temple will look to open a season 4-0 for the first time since 2000-01 when it faces Buffalo Wednesday night at Alumni Arena. The Bulls (2-5) will look to avoid their fourth loss in five games. Buffalo’s lone win during that stretch came Saturday against Division II Mansfield. Here’s... Read more

Big East welcomes East Carolina

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 5:40 PM
The Big East announced Tuesday that East Carolina will join the Big East for football in 2014. PROVIDENCE – BIG EAST Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the addition of East Carolina University, one of the nation’s emerging research institutions, as a conference member that... 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 jmitchell@philly.com.

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