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Archive: February, 2013

Wyatt sweeps A-10, Big 5 honors

Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:28 AM
Khalif Wyatt was named the Big 5 and the Atlantic Ten men’s basketball player of the week on Monday. The Temple guard averaged 22.5 points, three assists and two steals as the Owls swept last week’s matchups against Charlotte and Dayton. This is Wyatt’s third conference-player-of-the-week... Read more

Owls' Harris invited to NFL combine

Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:00 AM
Temple tailback Montel Harris is scheduled to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 23-26. The graduate student, who several games with injuries, had 196 carries for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. His average of 105.4 rushing yards per game led the Big East. The... Read more

Atlantic Ten Power Rankings

Monday, February 11, 2013, 2:15 AM
Here are my Atlantic Ten power rankings heading into this week's matchups. 1. Butler (20-4, 7-2). Saturday’s 59-56 victory over George Washington enabled the 14th-ranked Bulldogs to become to the 19th Butler teams to record at least 20 victories in a season. 2. La Salle (16-6, 6-3). The Explorers... Read more

Pompey's Week 5 City 6 ballot

Monday, February 11, 2013, 2:15 AM
La Salle is the top team on my City 6 ballot for the third consecutive week. Temple made the biggest climb, moving up two spots to No. 2 after sweeping Charlotte and Dayton last week. Villanova rounds out my top three. Take a good look at the ballot I submitted. Here’s my entire City 6 ballot: 1... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:33 PM
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

Rhule, O'Brien co-featured speakers at banquet

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:27 PM
Temple coach Matt Rhule and Penn State coach Bill O’Brien will be co-featured speakers at a banquet that honors Central Pennsylvania high school and college student athletics on March 17 in State College. Here’s the press release: STATE COLLEGE, Pa.; February 5, 2013 -- Two collegiate... Read more

Wood kicker to walk on at Temple

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11:52 AM
Nick Visco, a senior placekicker at Archbishop Wood, will head to Temple as a preferred walk-on. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder made six field goals and 66 extra points this past season to become a Philadelphia all-Catholic League selection. Visco also received Pennsylvania Class AAA second-team all-state... Read more

Keith Pompey's City 6 ballot

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 10:44 AM
La Salle is the top team on my City 6 ballot for the second consecutive week. St. Joe’s made the biggest climb, moving up two spots to No. 2 after sweeping Fordham and Temple last week. Villanova, which is on a two-game losing streak, rounds out my top three. Take a good look at the ballot... Read more

Johnson commits to Temple

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 9:34 PM
Leon Johnson, a s senior lineman at Bound Brook High (NJ), recently gave a verbal commitment to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder is scheduled to sign a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday. Read more

Lunardi: Owls, Explorers still dancing

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:41 PM
Temple would be a 12 seed in the South region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, has the Owls facing the region’s other No. 12 seed in a first-round matchup in Dayton. The winner would face... 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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