Sunday, December 21, 2014

Catching up with Jabo Lee

Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:05 PM
With Kenny Harper and Zaire Williams sharing the load in the backfield last season, and with guys like Jamie Gilmore anxious to get in the mix, the Temple backfield is crowded. So where does this leave running back Jabo Lee? Lee came to Temple the circuitous route, first committing to East Carolina... Read more

Temple freshmen linemen lengthy, large

Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:44 PM
The offensive line gained another body with the arrival of freshman offensive lineman Jalen Robinson. Robinson, from Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn., is one of a few huge freshmen offensive linemen that have room to grow into massive players for Temple. Robinson is listed at 6-7, 300... Read more

Backup Reilly supporting Walker

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:24 PM
While P.J. Walker’s ascension to the top quarterback last season bumped Connor Reilly down to No. 2 on the depth chart, Reilly sometimes sounds like Walker’s biggest advocate – and helper. Walker, a sophomore, supplanted Reilly as the starting quarterback five games into the 2013... Read more

Kirkwood, Hawaii transfer, joins Temple

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 3:58 PM
Temple may have found its replacement for departed deep threat Robby Anderson. Trouble is he won’t be able to suit up until next season. Hawaii transfer Keith Kirkwood is officially a Temple Owl after transferring from Hawaii. Kirkwood will be a redshirt sophomore after sitting out this year... Read more

Summer's biggest issue? The offensive line

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:27 PM
When asked what was the most pressing issue facing the Owls during training camp, Temple coach Matt Rhule didn’t hesitate with his answer. “The biggest area that we have to come to peace with is our offensive line. We’re only returning one starter in Kyle (Friend). There isn’t... Read more

Dvoracek, Deloatch head list of injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:14 PM
The most noticeable absence from Temple’s first practice this morning was linebacker Rob Dvoracek. Dvoracek, who appeared in eight games and made four starts, will miss the season following knee surgery. One player the owls are hoping to have back on the field soon currently nursing an injury... Read more

Haverford's Alston talks Temple, Penn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:12 PM
By Matt Breen Haverford School’s Levan “Shawn” Alston announced on Wednesday that Temple and Penn are among his final six college choices. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 16 points per game last season and received a lot of college attention this summer on the AAU circuit with Team Final... Read more

Temple, Penn in Levan Alston's final choices

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:32 PM
By Matt Breen Temple basketball has a chance to land two of the region's top guards in the Class of 2015. Haverford School's Levan "Shawn" Alston announced on Wednesday that the Owls are among his final six schools. Ewing, N.J.'s Trey Lowe listed the Owls on Tuesday after narrowing his choices to... Read more

Ali talks commitment to Temple

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:47 PM
Matt Breen I talked to Kareem Ali on Tuesday evening for an article in Friday’s Inquirer. The four-star cornerback from Timber Creek orally committed to Temple last week, going against his earlier commitment to Maryland. Ali (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) said he will sign with the Owls in August,... Read more

Media poll picks Owls 8th in AAC

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:58 PM
Temple was picked to finish eighth in the 11-team American Athletic Conference preseason football poll conducted on Tuesday. Cincinnati, which received 17 of a possible 30 first-place votes and had 311 points in the media voting, was picked to win the division. UCF, which went 8-0 in the conference... 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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