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Archive: January, 2012

'Best' and 'Worst' awards from Temple vs. La Salle game

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8:01 AM
My look at some of the best and worst performances and moments from Temple’s 76-70 victory over La Salle Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center: Best player of the game: Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson soared over the Explorers. Shooting 7 for 11 from the field, the Temple junior forward scored a career-high... Read more

Can Owls snap Saturday skid?

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 5:40 PM
Temple is suffering from a severe case of the Saturday blues. The Owls (12-5) suffered defeats in their last three Saturday games. And that's not a good sign, considering Temple faces Maryland (12-5) at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Palestra. For the season, the Owls are 2-3 in Saturday games. Read more

Video: Temple holds off La Salle

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:20 AM
A big effort from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson helped Temple edge La Salle, 76-70, in an Atlantic 10 matchup. Dick Jerardi of the Daily News and Keith Pompey of the Inquirer report from the Liacouras Center. (Video by Samantha Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

Underestimating La Salle will translate to Temple loss

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 8:10 AM
Folks at Temple will tell you that Dayton and Richmond are solid basketball teams. And they are right. However, the Owls had no business losing to those teams. After beating Duke three days earlier, Temple experienced a letdown game versus Dayton. And it can be argued that the Owls underestimated... Read more

The Comcast Network to air Temple vs. St. Joe's game

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 5:48 PM
Temple’s game against St. Joseph’s at the Liacouras Center on Jan. 28 will be televised on The Comcast Network. The game is set for a 4 p.m. start. "This was a collaborative effort between the two universities and Comcast SportsNet," Temple senior associate athletic director Larry Dougherty... Read more

Video: Ramone Moore previews Temple-La Salle

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 11:12 PM
The Inquirer's Keith Pompey chats with Temple guard Ramone Moore about Wednesday night's showdown with La Salle at the Liacouras Center. Read more

Deloatch to squeeze in Temple official visit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:13 AM
Romond Deloatch, a senior wideout at Phoebus High School (Va.), will have a busy weekend. The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder will take an official visit to Temple Friday. Then, he'll drive to Virginia Tech to take an official visit on Saturday and Sunday. "Those are the two [schools] I'm down to," he told... Read more

Owls were no longer committed to Onett

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 8:59 AM
Quarterback recruit Ben Onett and Temple have decided to go in different directions. The Owls told the St. John’s College High (D.C.) senior he still had a scholarship offer. But they also indicated that he wasn’t in their plans. “I got a call from [Temple quarterback] coach [Scot]... Read more

Temple decommit considers walk-on opportunities

Monday, January 16, 2012, 3:19 PM
Call me skeptical. But something doesn’t sound right here. Broad Run High School (Va.) senior offensive lineman Jackson Matteo decommitted from Temple last week to pursue preferred walk-on offers at Virginia Tech and Virginia. His high school coach, Matt Griffis, told the Washington Post Matteo... Read more

'Best' and 'Worst' awards from Temple vs. Richmond game

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 1:52 PM
RICHMOND, Va. -- My look at some of the best and worst performances from Richmond’s 76-65 victory over Temple on Saturday night at the Robins Center: Best player of the game: Any person in his right mind knows Derrick Williams wins this by a landslide. Richmond’s 6-foot-6, 275-pound forward... Read more
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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 jmitchell@philly.com.

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