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Archive: November, 2012

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:05 AM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey as he takes your Temple sports questions in a live chat, scheduled to start Thursday at 11 a.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE. Read more

Dennis signs with Chicago Bears

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:57 AM
Former Temple offensive lineman Derek Dennis was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on Tuesday. He was called in for a tryout Monday. The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder received some late-round consideration in April's NFL Draft. However, he ended up signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted... Read more

Five things Owls must focus on for 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:20 AM
Temple’s 2012 football season was marred by miscues and inconsistent play. All that led to the Owls posting 4-7 overall and 2-5 Big East records. Here are five things Temple needs to focus and work on before opening the 2013 season at Notre Dame on Aug. 31: 1. Improved quarterback play:... Read more

East Carolina, Tulane become newest Big East members

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:48 PM
It appears that Tulane isn't the last university to leave Conference USA for the Big East. According to multiple reports, East Carolina will join the Big East as a football-only member in 2014. The Pirates are scheduled to hold a press conference at 5 p.m. Tuesday to make the announcement. The Big... Read more

Big East announces addition of Tulane

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:11 PM
The Big East announced Tuesday that Tulane will join the Big East for all sports in the 2014-15 academic year. Here's the press release from the Big East office: PROVIDENCE – Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the addition of Tulane University, one of the most highly regarded and selective... Read more

Undefeated Owls face struggling Buffalo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 10:19 PM
Temple will look to open a season 4-0 for the first time since 2000-01 when it faces Buffalo Wednesday night at Alumni Arena. The Bulls (2-5) will look to avoid their fourth loss in five games. Buffalo’s lone win during that stretch came Saturday against Division II Mansfield. Here’s... Read more

Big East welcomes East Carolina

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 5:40 PM
The Big East announced Tuesday that East Carolina will join the Big East for football in 2014. PROVIDENCE – BIG EAST Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the addition of East Carolina University, one of the nation’s emerging research institutions, as a conference member that... Read more

Comcast SportsNet to air Temple vs. Buffalo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 3:45 PM
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will air Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. men's basketball game between Temple and Buffalo at Alumni Arena. Time Warner Sports Channel in Buffalo will produce the game. The Owls (3-0) are off to their best start since the 2000-01 season. The Bulls (2-5) snapped a three-game... Read more

Owls remain seventh in Big East Power Rankings

Monday, November 26, 2012, 11:44 AM
Big East Power Rankings Week 14 Temple remains seventh in my updated Big East Power Rankings despite losing, 38-20, to Syracuse in Friday's season finale. Here’s a look at my power rankings: 1. RUTGERS (9-2, 5-1) Skinny: The Scarlet Knights lost their No. 21 national ranking after a humbling... Read more

Report: Crawford commits to Temple

Monday, November 26, 2012, 8:22 AM
Cory Crawford, a wideout at Palmetto High School (Fla.), gave an oral commitment to play football at Temple, according to multiple Florida newspaper reports. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior played running back, wideout, quarterback and cornerback for the Tigers. He ultimately chose the Owls over... 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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