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Report: Probation for Owls' Johnson

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 2:08 PM
Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of harrassment and was sentenced to 270 days probation, according to the Temple News. However, Johnson, who has been demoted to the second unit, will be able to continue to travel with the team. Temple... Read more

Matt Rhule sticking with P.J. Walker at quarterback

Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:10 PM
Very few surprises came out of Temple coach Matt Rhule’s American Athletic Conference teleconference with the media this afternoon. Rhule said that he will stick with his decision to start freshman P.J. Walker at quarterback this Friday at Cincinnati and probably beyond. “As of right... Read more

Owls trailing Louisville 24-0 at halftime

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 1:57 PM
Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater has completed 15 of 17 passes for 228 yards and the No. 7 Cardinals are routing the Temple Owls 24-0 at halftime at Lincoln Financial Field. Bridgewater hasled the Cardinals on scoring drives of 79, 85, 61 and 81 yards. The Owls turned to freshman quarterback... Read more

Louisville downs Temple, 30-7

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:17 PM
Louisville just needed one half to make quick work of struggling Temple, out-scoring the Owls 24-0 by intermission and cruising home to a 30-7 American Athletic Conference victory over overmatched Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss dropped the Owls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference... Read more

Revisiting Temple's last victory over a ranked team

Friday, October 4, 2013, 4:41 PM
Temple fans should not go into this game with Louisville thinking that knocking off the No. 7 team in the land is impossible. That’s because the last time Temple knocked off a ranked team things were just as dreary on North Broad and the task just as daunting. When the 1998 Owls improved to... Read more

Just twice have Owls beaten nationally ranked teams

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:36 AM
On Saturday, Louisville (No. 7) will become the 87th nationally ranked team the Owls have faced since 1974. Of those teams, 33 prior to Louisville have been ranked in the top 10. The Cardinals will be the second nationally ranked team the Owls will face this season; they opened the season at nationally... Read more

Louisville's defense as good as its offense?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:00 PM
While much of the attention this week at Temple is going to revolve around trying to stop No. 7 Louisville’s vaunted offense and Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville’s defense should not be taken for granted. When last seen, the Cardinals offense was putting... Read more

Highlights of Rhule's AAC press conference

Monday, September 30, 2013, 2:27 PM
Here are a few topical items that Temple coach Matt Rhule touched on today during his America n Athletic Conference teleconference with reporters: On whether or not the loss to Idaho has broken the spirit of this young team: “No,” Rhule said, “not at all. I don’t think we... Read more

Matakevich, field hockey's Foran receive honors

Monday, September 30, 2013, 4:21 PM
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich’s 24-tackle performance in the Owls’ 26-24 loss at Idaho earned the sophomore honorable mention in the American Athletic Conference’s voting for Conference defensive player of the week. Matakevich’s 24 tackles (two for loss) erased the previous... Read more

American Athletic Conference weekly honors

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:33 AM
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Gary Nova • Jr. • QB • Rutgers • Elmwood Park, N.J. Nova engineered Rutgers’ second-half comeback from a 24-7 deficit to help the Scarlet Knights top Arkansas 28-24. He completed 22 of 43 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns, including... 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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