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Dennis to play in East-West Shrine Game

Monday, December 19, 2011, 12:56 PM
Temple left guard Derek Dennis will participate in the East-West Shrine Game, according to multiple sources close the fifth-year senior. The game will be played on Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Started in 1925, the game is the longest running college all-star game for seniors... Read more

'Best' and 'Worst' awards from the New Mexico Bowl

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 7:53 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 37-15 New Mexico Bowl victory over Wyoming: Best player of the game: How can you not give this honor to Chris Coyer? Sure Temple tailback Bernard Pierce rushed for 100 yards and two scores. But... Read more

Temple wins New Mexico Bowl

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:29 AM
Video: Temple defeats Wyoming in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. Read more

Source: Owls experience effects of high altitude

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:41 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Publically, Temple says playing here in the high altitude isn't a problem. Owls coach Steve Addazio even joked Wednesday that he was unaware of the high altitude while practicing for Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl game against Wyoming at University Stadium. But... Read more

Temple vs. Wyoming keys to the game

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 7:45 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Here’s my final thoughts for Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl featuring Temple and Wyoming. The Owls (8-4) are looking to win their first bowl game in 32 seasons. The Cowboys (8-4), on the other hand, hope to win their second New Mexico Bowl game in three seasons... Read more

Owls run over Wyoming, 37-15

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 5:20 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Temple defeated Wyoming, 37-15, in Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Temple quarterback Chris Coyer completed 8 of 12 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown. He also finished with 71 rushing yards to be named the game's offensive MVP. Temple tailback Bernard... Read more

Wyoming LB: "I didn't know where Temple was at"

Friday, December 16, 2011, 5:50 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Perhaps Wyoming linebacker Brian Hendricks should learn more about Philadelphia. Obviously, he doesn’t know anything about the city's college athletic programs. "Honestly before this bowl game, I didn't know where Temple was at," he said during Friday's Gildan New Mexico... Read more

Pierce, McManus are honorable-mention all-Americas

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:38 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Temple tailback Bernard Pierce and punter Brandon McManus were named honorable-mention all-Americas by SI.com. Pierce, a 6-foot, 220-pound junior, has rushed for 1,381 yards and a school-record 25 touchdowns this season. He did that despite missing one game with a concussion... Read more

No joke, Temple praises Wyoming's run defense

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 8:36 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Call it being politically correct. Temple coach Steve Addazio did it during Monday’s press conference at Edberg-Olson Hall. And his players are doing it here in the days leading up to Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl game against Wyoming. The Owls (8-4) have... Read more

Pierce named fourth-team all-American by Phil Steele

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6:58 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --Temple tailback Bernard Pierce was named a fourth-team all-American by Phil Steele. The 6-foot, 220-pound junior rushed for 1,381 yards and a school-record 25 touchdowns this season. Read more
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John Mitchell is in his first 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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