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Temple vs. Butler in hoops?

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.

Temple vs. Butler in hoops?

Fran Dunphy and his Temple Owls could be adding Butler to their 2012-13 schedule. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Fran Dunphy and his Temple Owls could be adding Butler to their 2012-13 schedule. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

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 2012-13 nonleague schedule could consist of Evansville, Ball State, Gonzaga, Temple and a non-Division I program.

Regarded as one of the nation’s top non-power conference programs, Butler is coming off consecutive national-championship game appearances.

Yours truly hopes the Temple vs. Butler deal gets done.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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