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Temple linebacker Matakevich and defensive back Robey named to preseason all-conference team

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:04 PM
Temple sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich and junior defensive back Anthony Robey have been named to Athlon’s 2013 preseason American Athletic All-Conference teams. Matakevich was named to the second team; Robey was named to the third team. Last season as a true freshman, Matakevich was... Read more

Temple sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich named to College Football Performance Awards Watch List

Monday, June 17, 2013, 4:17 PM
Temple sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich was named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards Watch List. Last season Matakevich was named to the 2012 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team. The 2012 Big East rookie of the year was also named the 2012 ECAC defensive... Read more

Saying goodbye to Temple beat

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 PM
This will be one of the more difficult blog posts to write. That’s because I only have great things to say about my three years on the Temple beat. Monday was my last day as the Owls beatwriter for The Inquirer. After this post, this blog – Owls Inq – will belong to John Mitchell... Read more

Wyatt to work out for Sixers on Saturday

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 3:31 PM
The 76ers have moved up their scheduled workout with Temple guard Khalif Wyatt. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder will partake in pre-draft drills at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday. The Sixers were originally scheduled to work out the Norristown native on June 20. The franchise has... Read more

South Jersey pair commits to Temple

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 8:21 PM
Two South Jersey high school juniors gave commitments to play football at Temple. David Hood, a running back at Absegami, gave his verbal commitment on Sunday. On Thursday, Camden’s multiple-purpose player Sean Chandler made his pledge. Chandler is being recruited to play cornerback, where... Read more

Montel Harris cut by CFL team after two days

Friday, May 31, 2013, 4:39 PM
Montel Harris’ tenure with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League was the equivalent of a three-day weekend. The former Temple tailback was released from the team Friday – two days after signing a three-year contract. This is just another disappointment for the all-Big... Read more

New American Athletic Conference unveils logo

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:33 AM
The American Athletic Conference - you may know it as the Big East - unveiled its new logo Thursday. Here's more from the press release: The creation of the logo and marks is a part of the ongoing branding of The American, formerly known as the Big East. The new logo features a simple, athletic letter... Read more

AAC comissioner: 'We have no plans to expand"

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:07 PM
On a day when the American Athletic Conference released its new logo, commissioner Mike Aresco said there are no plans for future expansion. “We feel like we are complete,” Aresco said during Thursday’s teleconference. The conference formerly known as the Big East will consist of... Read more

Brown signs with Tampa Bay Bucs

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:47 PM
Thanks to an expired passport, Matt Brown gets a chance to live out an NFL dream instead of playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thirteen days after announcing that he would play for the Canadian Football League team, the former Temple running back/return specialist signed a contract Wednesday... Read more

Harris signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5:24 PM
Former Temple tailback Montel Harris signed a three-year contract with a Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday. The all-Big East selection wasn’t selected in April’s NFL draft and had unsuccessful tryouts with the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris rushed... Read more
About this blog

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

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