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Archive: January, 2012

Owls putting it all together

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:53 AM
Temple is back on the consistency track. After riding a big-win, ugly-loss seesaw, the Owls are on an impressive four-game winning streak. So what’s the difference? “I think it is a combination of having [Micheal Eric] back as well as shooting the ball” better, said fifth-year... Read more

Gerardi no longer an Owl

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:04 PM
Redshirt junior quarterback Mike Gerardi is no longer a member of Temple's football team, according to multiple sources. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder opted to graduate from Temple this spring instead of being next season's third-string quarterback. Gerardi started this past season's first three games... Read more

Temple commit Gillespie will go to junior college

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 4:12 PM
Ronnie Gillespie, a senior wideout at Upper Perkiomen High School, will not sign a national letter of intent to Temple on Wednesday as orginally planned. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound speedster will head to a junior college. Read more

Nate Smith commits to Temple

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 3:43 PM
Nate Smith, a senior defensive back at Archbishop Wood High School, gave an oral commitment to play football at Temple on Monday night. The 6-foot, 190-pounder orginally gave an oral commitment to West Virginia. But he changed his mind after West Virginia defensive coordinator, Jeff Casteel, resigned... Read more

Temple has nation's 13th-best RPI

Monday, January 30, 2012, 9:31 AM
Temple has a Ratings Percentage Index higher than all but two Big East Conference teams. The Owls (15-5) have the nation's 13th-best RPI, according to CBSsports.com and RPIForecast.com. Big East member Syracuse has the top RPI, while Marquette, another Big East school, is 10th, according to both... Read more

Owls atop Atlantic Ten power rankings

Monday, January 30, 2012, 3:31 PM
Here are my Atlantic Ten power rankings heading into Wednesday’s matchups. 1. Temple (15-5, 4-2). With Micheal Eric, the Owls are much improved. Expect them to extend their four-game winning streak with upcoming games against Fordham, Rhode Island and George Washington. 2. Massachusetts (16-5... Read more

Sources: Addazio staying at Temple

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2:11 PM
Unless something drastically changes, Steve Addazio will remain Temple’s football coach, according to sources. “He’s not going to Rutgers,” said one source with inside knowledge. Multiple reports have put Addazio among the leading candidates for the Scarlet Knights job, which... Read more

Fernandez dominates Hawks struggling backcourt

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 10:24 AM
'Best' and 'Worst' awards from Temple vs. St. Joe’s game My look at some of the best and worst performances from Temple’s 78-60 victory over St. Joe’s Saturday at the Liacouras Center: Player of the game: Temple’s Ramone Moore gets praise for his game-high 21 points, but... Read more

Owls add football commitments

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 7:20 PM
Bret Niederreither, a senior defensive lineman at Red Land High, and Jamie Gilmore, a senior running back at North Marion (Fla.), gave oral commitments to play football at Temple on Sunday. National Signing Day is on Wednesday. Niederreither, a 6-foot-3, 250-pounder, originally, gave an oral commitment... Read more

Temple crushes St. Joe's in A-10 win

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11:39 PM
Video: Temple's veteran players opened a big lead in the first half, allowing the Owls to cruise past Saint Joseph's with a 78-60 win in the Atlantic 10 matchup. Keith Pompey of the Inquirer reports from the Liacouras Center. 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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