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Archive: April, 2012

Dennis signs with Dolphins

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 2:34 PM
Temple offensive lineman Derek Dennis signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins late Saturday night after the NFL Draft. Dennis chose the Dolphins over free-agent offers from the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans. The 23-year-old, who graduated from... Read more

Seven Owls sign free-agent contracts

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 9:04 PM
Seven Temple players signed free-agent contracts after the NFL Draft concluded. Those signees are: Left tackle Pat Boyle (Detroit Lions),defensive end Morkeith Brown (Tampa Bay Bucs), left guard Derek Dennis (Miami Dolphins), middle linebacker Stephen Johnson (New Orleans Saints), defensive end Adrian... Read more

Owls knot school draft-pick record

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 12:51 PM
One day after Bernard Pierce was the Baltimore Ravens’ third-round pick, two of his Temple teammates were selected in Saturday’s portion of the NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears selected tight end Evan Rodriguez with the 111th overall pick in the fourth round, while the Detroit Lions took outside... Read more

Whitehead heads to Ford Field, after all

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5:33 PM
As a Detroit Lion, Tahir Whitehead will finally get the opportunity to play inside Ford Field. “That’s crazy,” said the former Temple outside linebacker, who was selected by the Lions Saturday in the fifth-round of the NFL Draft. In addition to being Detroit’s home stadium... Read more

Temple’s all-time NFL Draft picks

Friday, April 27, 2012, 11:16 PM
Temple outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead became the Owls' 64th NFL Draft pick when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round Saturday. TEMPLE’S ALL-TIME NFL DRAFT HISTORY Year Rd. Pick Player Name Team ... Read more

Ravens draft Pierce in third round

Friday, April 27, 2012, 10:37 PM
Bernard Pierce will wear the purple, black and gold of the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens selected the former Temple running back with the 84th overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. The 6-foot, 218-pounder, who opted to forego his senior season at Temple, was the seventh... Read more

Mock draft: Bears to select Dennis

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 1:33 PM
Temple offensive lineman Derek Dennis could go earlier in the NFL Draft than projected. Dennis was first seen as a middle-round pick, but dropped to a likely late-round or free-agent acquisition earlier this week in some mock drafts. Now, the 6-foot-3, 315-pounder is once again considered a mid-round... Read more

Temple - Army game to kick off at noon

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:58 AM
Temple's football game at Army on Nov. 17 will kick off at noon, it was announced today. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. The Owls have won the teams' last four meetings and hold a 5-4 series advantage. Temple finished last season with a 9-4 record and posted a 37-15 victory... Read more

Owls in mix for Myles Nash

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:47 AM
Temple could land one of the area’s top football players. Timber Creek junior Myles Nash has narrowed his list down to Temple, West Virginia, Clemson, Rutgers, Virginia and Kentucky. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder is being recruited to play outside linebacker in college. But, he is athletic enough... Read more

Gibbs picks Seton Hall

Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:22 AM
Was Temple ever a possible destination for Sterling Gibbs? The 6-foot-1 point guard, who left Texas after the spring semester, has transferred to Seton Hall. The Newark Star-Ledger and Zagsblog.com reported that Gibbs, a rising sophomore, had considered playing for the Owls. The Star-Ledger even wrote... 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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