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Archive: November, 2011

Report: Addazio potential successor to Zook

Monday, November 28, 2011, 12:09 PM
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Temple football coach Steve Addazio may be a potential candidate to become the next coach at Illinois. If so, Addazio could replace Ron Zook, who was fired on Sunday. The Tribune points out that, as a former assistant coach at Notre Dame and Indiana, Addazio... Read more

Pierce, Brown named MAC players of the week

Monday, November 28, 2011, 3:08 PM
Temple football players Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown both received Mid-American Conference East Division player of the week honors on Monday. Pierce, a 6-foot, 218-pound junior tailback, was named the MAC East's offensive player of the week. Brown, a 5-5, 170-pound junior tailback, earned the division's... Read more

Eric reinjures kneecap, misses trip to Bowling Green

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 1:03 PM
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Temple center Micheal Eric reinjured his right kneecap and did not make the trip for Sunday's game against Bowling Green. The 6-foot-11 graduate student, with senior eligibility, suffered the knee injury during Friday’s practice. He will have the kneecap examined this... Read more

Brown is national kickoff returner of the week

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 9:33 PM
Temple football player Matt Brown was named the national kickoff returner of the week by the College Football Performance Awards on Sunday night. The 5-foot-5 junior also garnered honorable-mention honors at running back. Brown tied a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in... Read more

Owls hoopsters begin Mid-American stretch

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 8:43 AM
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Temple begins a very winnable three-game stretch against Mid-American Conference opponents on Sunday. The Owls (3-1) face Bowling Green (3-2) in a 2 p.m. contest at the Stroth Center. Afterward, the Atlantic Ten power entertains Central Michigan on Saturday and travels to... Read more

Dunphy: "We certainly didn't take advantage of our opportunity"

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 6:49 PM
Temple coach Fran Dunphy talks about Sunday's 67-64 setback to Bowling Green. Playing without injured center Micheal Eric, the Owls lacked a defensive presence and struggled down the stretch. Read more

Bowling Green upsets Temple

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 3:53 PM
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- The streak is over. Temple’s domination of Mid-American Conference teams ended Sunday. Bowling Green defeated the Owls, 67-64, in a nonconference game at the Stroh Center. That upset snapped Temple’s 12-game winning streak against MAC opponents. It also dropped... Read more

Coyer leaves game with sprained AC joint

Friday, November 25, 2011, 12:53 PM
Temple quarterback Chris Coyer suffered a sprained left AC joint during the Owls' first offensive series. The redshirt sophomore will miss the next two weeks due to the left shoulder injury, according to a source. Mike Gerardi replaced Coyer at QB for Temple's second offensive series. The Virginia... Read more

Will Pierce return for his senior season?

Friday, November 25, 2011, 6:44 PM
Bernard Pierce had an opportunity to put the rumors to rest about his destire to apply for the upcoming NFL draft. The Temple junior tailback chose not to. He was asked after Friday's regular-season finale if this was his final game as an Owl at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm going to take it one... Read more

Temple beats Kent State, 34-16

Friday, November 25, 2011, 3:09 PM
Those vacation days already set aside for a bowl game? Feel free to keep them, Temple fans. Friday’s 34-16 win over Kent State increased the Owls chances for a second bowl appearance in three seasons. In what was Temple’s third consecutive ‘must-win’ victory, it rolled up... 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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