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Archive: December, 2011

Temple's big three are all clutch performers

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 1:46 AM
NEWARK, Del. – Someone asked Temple coach Fran Dunphy why did Khalif Wyatt take the crucial three-point shot against Delaware with 30 seconds left. Dunphy could have easily answered, ‘Why not?’ “We can almost take turns with the three of those guys,” he said of Temple’s... Read more

Owls eye 17th-straight win over Blue Hens

Friday, December 30, 2011, 11:44 AM
Temple looks to avoid something that hasn’t happened since Jan. 3, 1963: a loss to Delaware. The Owls (8-3) expect to beat the Blue Hens (5-5) for the 17th consecutive time in Friday night’s game at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. To do so, Temple must contain Delaware’s... Read more

Randall's 'likely to redshirt' status won't change

Friday, December 30, 2011, 8:47 AM
Scootie Randall’s status hasn’t changed. The Temple swingman will still likely redshirt this season. And, according to a Temple spokesperson, that status won’t change. A day after Randall said his decision would be finalized on Thursday, the spokesperson said the school will not... Read more

Owls exposed in overtime victory

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 10:58 AM
Temple was exposed in Wednesday night’s 87-85 overtime victory over Buffalo. The Owls showed that, without Micheal Eric’s towering presence, they are very vulnerable in the low post. That’s something Temple must correct in order to contend for an Atlantic Ten title. Wednesday night... Read more

Owls host junior college forward

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 10:02 AM
Vaughn Morgan, a sophomore at Southwestern Christian College (Texas), met with Temple’s coaching staff Wednesday night. The 6-foot-6 forward was also the Owls’ guest at their 87-85 overtime victory over Buffalo at the Liacouras Center. The Pittsburgh native is a friend and workout partner... Read more

McShea considering UMass

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 3:24 PM
Remember Jameson McShea? He's the Boston College High School (Mass.) senior tight end, who decommitted from Temple earlier this month. Well, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder is now considering future Mid-American Conference team Massachesutts. UMass offered him a scholarship on Dec. 20. "Yeah, I like [UMass]... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 11:59 PM
Join The Inquirer's Keith Pompey for his weekly chat about all things Temple sports, starting at 2 p.m. Thursday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Sources: Randall likely to redshirt

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 6:46 PM
Temple swingman Scootie Randall will probably decide to redshirt this season, according to multiple sources close to the senior. Randall will inform Owls coach Fran Dunphy of his decision before Friday’s game at Delaware. The Communications Tech High graduate hasn't played this season after... Read more

Zach Smith named wideouts coach at Ohio State

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 11:48 AM
Zach Smith has resigned as Temple's wide receivers/special teams coach to become the wideouts coach at Ohio State. This move enabled Smith to reunite with new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. Smith spent five seasons working under Meyer at Florida before spending the 2010 season at Marshall. He came... Read more

Pierce uses 3d-round grade from coach as motivation

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 2:36 PM
Temple tailback Bernard Pierce won't say anything about the upcoming NFL Draft to the media. However, the junior, who sources say will enter the draft, is expressing his feelings on Twitter. Especially, after his recent conversation with Temple coach Steve Addazio about the draft. "Coach told me... 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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