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Archive: May, 2012

Notre Dame AD calls Big 12 discussions 'normal'

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 12:21 PM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Is Notre Dame thinking about leaving the Big East Conference for the Big 12? While Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds told CBSSports.com Tuesday he’s fine with a 10-member Big 12, he added the league talked to Notre Dame about joining the conference. Dodds said the... Read more

Big East approves 18-team tourney

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:59 PM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Big East Conference basketball coaches’ proposal to have all teams compete in the league tourney when the conference expands to 18 hoops members in 2013-14 was approved. There will be two play-in games involving the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th seeds of the tournaments... Read more

Big East coaches want 18-team tourney

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 2:02 PM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Big East basketball coaches want to make sure no team gets excluded from the conference tournament. They expressed their desire Tuesday here at the conference’s spring meetings to continue to have all league teams compete in the Big East tourney when the conference... Read more

Stringer: Chaney deserved to be in Big East

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 12:53 PM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rutgers women’s basketball coach Vivian Stringer is elated that Temple is set to become one of the newest members of the Big East Conference. The Owls will become a football member next season. Temple will join for all other sports in 2013-14. “They should... Read more

Temple target Tyler Harris will visit USF

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:04 PM
Former North Carolina State small forward Tyler Harris plans to take an official visit to South Florida, reports Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. The 6-foot-8, 200-pounder has already visited Temple, Providence and Alabama at Birmingham. He will pick a school to transfer to early next month, his... Read more

Temple lands five on Phil Steele all-Big East teams

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 3:46 PM
Let the preseason honors begin for Temple. Five Owls were named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Big East Conference teams. The versatile Matt Brown was selected in three different positions. As a punt returner, the senior joins junior defensive tackle Levi Brown on the all-conference second... Read more

Former Temple quarterback signs with Ravens

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:04 PM
Former Temple quarterback Chester Stewart signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder, who started six games last season, completed 54 of 83 passes for a team-best 743 yards and two touchdown passes. Stewart also had two interceptions. He... Read more

Temple guard transfers to Southern Miss

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 3:55 PM
Aaron Brown is taking his game to the 'Dirty South.' The former Temple shooting guard is transferring to play basketball at Southern Mississippi. Brown made his decision Wednesday afternoon after returning from a visit to the Hattiesburg, Miss. campus. He signed his scholarship papers Wednesday night... Read more

Pitt files lawsuit against Big East

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:06 AM
Talk about a rough week for the Big East Conference. On Monday, John Marinatto resigned – or as CBSSports.com reported – was forced to resign as the conference's commissioner. Then, word came out that Boise State might consider backing out of a commitment to join the league as football... Read more

Addazio ranked 83d among FBS coaches

Friday, May 11, 2012, 1:05 PM
Now, this is a shocker. The Sporting News ranked the top 125 coaches of the Football Bowl Subdivision. And believe me; the publication wasn’t impressed with Steve Addazio’s record-setting first season at Temple. He’s ranked 83d despite leading the Owls to a 9-4 record and a 37-15... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his first 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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