Friday, August 22, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Temple hires Aaron McKie as an assistant coach

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:00 PM
Temple University has hired former Owl Aaron McKie as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Inducted into the Temple Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, McKie, who is presently working for Comcast SportsNet as an analyst on the network’s pre and postgame 76ers shows, was most recently a member... Read more

Rhule talking tight end

Monday, August 18, 2014, 2:28 PM
We know that it’s going to be a few weeks into the season before Temple finally gets a healthy Colin Thompson into the lineup at tight end. But we do have a pretty good idea as to whom coach Matt Rhule is going to go with the in the meantime. Rhule appears to be pretty happy with Wanemi Omuso... Read more

Thompson likely to miss Owls' first three games

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:18 PM
Temple coach Matt Rhule indicated following Saturday’s scrimmage that Florida transfer Colin Thompson (tight end) probably won’t be ready to play perhaps for another six weeks. Thompson has been cleared to play by the NCAA. However, he is not physically ready to play yet (foot). Rhule... Read more

Defense ahead of the offense

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:10 PM
Saturday’s second scrimmage revealed that the defense is clearly ahead of the offense. This was particularly evident when the Owls worked on their goal line plays. The defense played really well, particularly with linebackers Tyler Matakevich and Nate Smith (he looks less bothered by the back... Read more

Temple targeting another big wideout

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:41 PM
The Owls have 16 wide receivers in camp this summer, and a number of them are well over 6 feet tall. Red shirt wide receiver Romond Deloatch, who is starting to round into shape after suffering a knee injury, is 6-4, 225. The freshman class is loaded with huge targets in Ventell Bryant (6-3, 180)... Read more

Owls looking for a home run hitter out of the backfield

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 4:02 PM
One area of emphasis that continues to be of high importance is the sorting out of crowded field at running back. We’ll keep an eye on this at Saturday’s second scrimmage. You get the feeling that Temple coach Matt Rhule now feels pretty confident that senior Kenny Harper can be his power... Read more

Taney has a fan in Temple's Rhule

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 4:15 PM
Temple football coach Matt Rhule said he feels bad for whoever has to sit next to his son this week at the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Nine-year-old Bryant Rhule is “out of his mind” about the Taney Dragons, his dad said. The Rhules live in Center City and Bryant Rhule... Read more

Pretlow moving back to secondary?

Monday, August 11, 2014, 3:05 PM
Owls coach Matt Rhule has emphasized has placed a huge emphasis on competition for playing time, and it look as though his players recognize that one way to do so is to get in where you fit in. There were a number of players playing different positions than they’re used to playing at Monday’s... Read more

Fitzpatrick, Dixon shine during Temple scrimmage; injury updates

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 2:58 PM
Here are some observations from Temple’s intrasquad scrimmage today at the Edberg Olson practice facility: The defense started out looking much better than the offense early on, holding the first unit offense without scores for multiple possessions. The offensive highlight of the morning... Read more

Trey Lowe commits to Temple

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:23 PM
New Jersey shooting guard Trey Lowe orally committed to Temple on Thursday night, giving the Owls their first basketball commitment in the Class of 2015. The 6-foot-6 Lowe averaged 27.8 points per game last season for Ewing High en route to the Central Jersey Group III title. He spent the summer on... Read more
About this blog

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

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