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Archive: January, 2013

Lunardi: Owls an 11 seed

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 1:33 PM
Temple would be the No. 11 seed in the East region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, kept the Owls (12-5) as the 11th seed for the second consecutive week despite Saturday's embarrassing 81-78 loss... Read more

Keith Pompey's City Six ballot

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 11:40 AM
Temple remains my top Division I men’s basketball program in Philly even after Saturday’s embarrassing home loss to St. Bonaventure. I moved St. Joe’s up two spots to No. 2. Expect the Hawks to play close to their preseason expectations now that junior forward Halil Kanacevic is expected... Read more

Atlantic Ten Power Rankings

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:35 AM
Here are my Atlantic Ten power rankings heading into Wednesday’s matchups. 1. Butler (16-2, 3-0). The ninth-ranked Bulldogs are riding a 13-game winning streak. Sophomore forward Roosevelt Jones is the co-Atlantic Ten player of the week. 2. VCU (16-3, 4-0). Like Butler, 19th-ranked and co-league... Read more

Wadley commits to Temple

Monday, January 21, 2013, 4:30 PM
Akrum Wadley, a senior at Weequahic High School (N.J.), gave an oral commitment Sunday night to play football at Temple. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was recognized as a second-team all-state selection by the Newark Star-Ledger. He was also a standout defensive back and kick returner for the Indians... Read more

Owls name Satterfield offensive coordinator, Smith wideouts coach

Monday, January 21, 2013, 3:52 PM
Temple's new football coach, Matt Rhule, has promoted Marcus Satterfield to offensive coordinator and hired former Gateway High School coach Terry Smith as the Owls' wideouts coach, according to multiple sources. Satterfield had been the offensive coordinator at Tennessee-Chattanooga before Rhule... Read more

"Best" and "Worst" awards: Temple vs. St. Bonaventure

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9:42 AM
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from St. Bonaventure’s 81-78 victory over Temple on Saturday at the Liacouras Center: Best performance: Once again, this was a tough one, because Khalif Wyatt produced another high-scoring performance. Yet, I had to give this... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:33 AM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey as he takes your Temple sports questions in a live chat, Thursday at 1 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Owls struggle against GW no surprise

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4:26 AM
WASHINGTON – There’s nothing surprising about Temple needing a late spark to defeat George Washington, 55-53, on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center. The Owls also struggled before eventually defeating the Colonials in the teams’ previous two meetings. “Really, I can’t... Read more

"Best" and "Worst" awards: Temple-George Washington

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:05 AM
WASHINGTON – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 55-53 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center: Best performance: This was a tough one. Make that an extremely tough one. But I had to give this to Khalif Wyatt... Read more

Owls start O'Brien in place of Hollis-Jefferson

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Jake O'Brien made his first start at Temple Wednesday night at George Washington. The 6-foot-9 stretch forward Boston College transfer started in place of Owls power forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. Hollis-Jefferson is a little nicked up and has been struggling from the field. This... 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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