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Archive: June, 2011

Lofton commits to Temple

Friday, June 24, 2011, 8:38 PM
Friendly High (Md.) defensive end Demetrius Lofton gave Temple an oral commitment to play football Friday. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound rising senior also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, James Madison, Maine and New Hampshire. Temple was his only scholarship offer. “Temple was the... Read more

Paul VI DE Ahmed commits to Temple football

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 12:05 PM
Paul VI defensive end Shahbaz Ahmed gave an oral commitment Tuesday night to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound rising senior becomes the Owls’ seventh commitment for the Class of 2012. Ahmed made the announcement while attending Michigan’s football camp in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Read more

Addazio: Temple can be Boise State of East Coast

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 6:14 PM
Steve Addazio came across just the way Temple followers expected he would. The Owls first-year coach appeared confident and eager to start the season during Wednesday’s interview on ESPN’s College Football Live. ESPN’s Anish Shroff asked the former Florida offensive coordinator... Read more

Addazio to partake in ESPN "Car Wash"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 3:32 PM
Temple’s Steve Addazio will do his best to give the Owls some national exposure. The first-year football coach is scheduled to spend Wednesday in ESPN Studios in Bristol Conn. While there, Addazio will participate in a string of interviews known as the “Car Wash.” Here’s... Read more

Neshaminy defensive end picks Temple

Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:05 AM
Temple football coach Steve Addazio picked up his sixth oral commitment for the Class of 2012 on Saturday. That’s when Neshaminy rising senior Kiser Terry accepted the Owls' scholarship offer. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end recorded 47 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles last... Read more

Jefferson wins NBPA camp scoring title

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 9:30 AM
Temple target Amile Jefferson displayed his dominance at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp at the University of Virginia. The Friends’ Central School 6-foot-8 rising senior forward was the camp’s leading scorer, averaging 20.8 points during six games. The West Philly... Read more

Jefferson dominates NBPA camp competition

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 12:30 PM
Temple target Amile Jefferson is playing like he’s the nation’s best high school talent. Through Friday, the Friends’ Central School forward was the leading scorer at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-8 rising senior... Read more

Temple target has N.C. State on mind

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 10:04 PM
Temple basketball target Amile Jefferson wants to visit North Carolina State next week. The Friends’ Central School 6-foot-8 rising senior forward hopes to be in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Wolfpack elite camp. "We are trying to come down there for the elite camp, so that's... Read more

Owls to play seven games on national stage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 1:15 PM
Here's a look at Temple's football schedule as of Wednesday. Date Opponent Site Time TV Thur., Sept. 1 VILLANOVA ... Read more

German forward picks Washington over Temple and South Florida

Monday, June 6, 2011, 11:09 AM
Temple basketball fans have been wondering if the Owls were recruiting a towering presence for the upcoming season. They wanted Fran Dunphy’s staff to deliver someone that could make the Temple faithful forget about the departure of Levoy Allen. Apparently, the Owls attempted to do just that... 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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