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Archive: July, 2011

Owls recruiting Kentucky two-sport standout

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 12:22 PM
Temple is taking a wait-and-see approach with one of Kentucky’s top two-sport standouts. And that's a good thing. Mekale McKay has yet to decide if he’ll play basketball or football in college. For now, the rising senior at Moore Traditional High School in Louisville is receiving interest... Read more

Liverpool signs with Detroit Lions

Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:58 AM
Marquise Liverpool is the latest former Temple player to find his way on a NFL preseason roster. The cornerback recently signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions. As a result, he became the 10th member of what already was the largest Temple class to sign with the NFL in school history... Read more

Owls boast largest NFL class in school history

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 2:50 PM
Time will tell if the former Temple players will remain on NFL rosters. But for now, they get the satisfaction of making history. Seven rookie free agents and two draft picks -- Muhammad Wilkerson and Jaiquawn Jarrett -- make up the largest class to sign with the NFL in school history. The free agents... Read more

Temple picked third in MAC East Division

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9:58 AM
Temple has been picked to finish third in the East Division in the Mid-American Conference’s preseason poll. The poll, which was determined by the media, was released during Tuesday’s MAC Media Day event at Ford Field in Detroit. The Owls received four first-place votes and a total of... Read more

Temple gets late addition to Class of 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 12:52 AM
College football programs can never have enough quality tailbacks. Perhaps that explains why Temple has a late addition to its recruiting Class of 2011. Former Alfred State junior college (N.Y.) standout Xavier Makell recently gave an oral commitment to play for the Owls. The 5-foot-8, 191-pounder... Read more

Maryland athlete becomes Temple's 23d commitment

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:03 AM
Samuel Benjamin of Mount St. Joseph High (Md.) gave an oral commitment Monday to play football at Temple. Benjamin, who will be a senior in the fall, is the Owls 23d commitment for the Class of 2012. Temple is recruiting the 6-foot, 190-pounder as an athlete. Benjamin, who also had a scholarship... Read more

Rivals.com picks Temple to win MAC

Monday, July 18, 2011, 12:23 PM
It appears that Rivals.com has joined the Steve Addazio bandwagon. That’s because, Mike Huguenin, the recruiting website’s college football editor, picked Addazio’s Temple Owls to win the Mid-American Conference title this upcoming season. The first-year coach inherits a team that... Read more

Frazier leaves Temple for Syracuse post

Thursday, July 14, 2011, 8:12 PM
The Herman Frazier era at Temple is over. The Philadelphia native gave up his senior associate athletics director position to become Syracuse’s deputy athletics director/chief of staff. Frazier will oversee the daily operations of the Orange’s athletics department. “I want to thank... Read more

Temple's football commitments up to 22

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:46 AM
Susquehanna Township defensive tackle Averee Robinson gave Temple an oral commitment to play football Tuesday night. As a result, the 6-foot-1, 285-pounder, who will be a senior in the fall, became the Owls 22d commitment for the Class of 2012. Robinson is familiar with the Temple program since his... Read more

Temple vs. Butler in hoops?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 7:07 AM
Butler associate head coach basketball coach Matthew Graves said in Wednesday’s Indianapolis Star that Butler is attempting to get Temple to visit the Bulldogs’ Hinkle Fieldhouse for a nonconference game during the 2012-13 season. If that works out, the newspaper said Butler’s... 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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