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Archive: May, 2013

Montel Harris cut by CFL team after two days

Friday, May 31, 2013, 4:39 PM
Montel Harris’ tenure with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League was the equivalent of a three-day weekend. The former Temple tailback was released from the team Friday – two days after signing a three-year contract. This is just another disappointment for the all-Big... Read more

New American Athletic Conference unveils logo

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:33 AM
The American Athletic Conference - you may know it as the Big East - unveiled its new logo Thursday. Here's more from the press release: The creation of the logo and marks is a part of the ongoing branding of The American, formerly known as the Big East. The new logo features a simple, athletic letter... Read more

AAC comissioner: 'We have no plans to expand"

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:07 PM
On a day when the American Athletic Conference released its new logo, commissioner Mike Aresco said there are no plans for future expansion. “We feel like we are complete,” Aresco said during Thursday’s teleconference. The conference formerly known as the Big East will consist of... Read more

Brown signs with Tampa Bay Bucs

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:47 PM
Thanks to an expired passport, Matt Brown gets a chance to live out an NFL dream instead of playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thirteen days after announcing that he would play for the Canadian Football League team, the former Temple running back/return specialist signed a contract Wednesday... Read more

Harris signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5:24 PM
Former Temple tailback Montel Harris signed a three-year contract with a Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday. The all-Big East selection wasn’t selected in April’s NFL draft and had unsuccessful tryouts with the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris rushed... Read more

Matakevich receives Phil Steele all-AAC honors

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3:46 PM
Tyler Matakevich, a sophomore linebacker at Temple, was named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-American Athletic Conference team. The Stratford, Conn. native was the 2012 Big East rookie of the year and ECAS defensive rookie of the year after starting eight games last season. Matakevich led the... Read more

Jesse Morgan could play at Temple

Friday, May 24, 2013, 3:37 PM
Former Massachusetts guard Jesse Morgan is enrolled in summer courses at Temple and could possibly play for the Owls next season. This was first reported by The Olney High graduate, who has one season of eligibility remaining, is a continuing studies student at Temple. He could play... Read more

Kraft named Temple deputy athletic director

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:49 PM
Pat Kraft has been named Temple’s deputy athletic director. He comes to North Broad Street after spending the past two years as the executive senior associate athletic director at Loyola in Chicago. Before that, Kraft worked on the senior athletic staff at Indiana. He was responsible for the... Read more

Temple building indoor football practice facility

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:45 PM
Temple is bringing itself in line with Penn State and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s other Football Bowl Subdivision programs. Construction of an indoor practice facility inside the vacated student recreation center across from Geasey Field on 15th Street will be completed on Aug. 1. Originally... Read more

Matt Brown signs with CFL team

Friday, May 17, 2013, 2:42 PM
Former Temple running back Matt Brown signed a two-year contract to play with Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on Thursday. The 5-foot-5, 165-pounder will report to Saskatchewan in two weeks to prepare for the upcoming season. Brown was last season's Big East special teams... 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

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