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Inquirer Daily News

Temple running back Zaire Williams has bulging disc in back

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:27 AM
An MRI on Wednesday revealed that sophomore running back Zaire Williams has a bulging disc in his back and is out indefinitely. Last season, Williams rushed for 533 yards as a freshman. He ranks third on Temple’s all-time freshman rushing list behind only Bernard Pierce (1,361 in 2009) and Paul... Read more

Temple sports chat with John Mitchell

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:11 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Mitchell for a live chat about Temple sports on Thursday at 10 a.m. Read more

Wells, Thompson targeting Tulsa game

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:09 PM
I spoke with two key injured members of the Temple football team following Tuesday’s practice and both of them appear to be pointing at the Oct. 11 game against Tulsa for a return (and perhaps a debut). Starting safety Alex Wells, who suffered a sprained MCL in the Owls’ season-opener... Read more

Owls receive Team of the Week nomination

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 4:18 PM
The Owls picked up another honor this week when it was announced that Temple was nominated by the Football Writers Association of American National Team of the Week honors. The announcement was made on SiriusXM Radio’s “College Sports Today,” hosted by Mark Packer and Philadelphia... Read more

Temple sports chat with John Mitchell

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 3:19 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Mitchell for a live chat about Temple sports on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Read more

Running back Williams has slipped down Temple depth chart

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:55 PM
As far as freshman Temple running backs go, only Bernard Pierce (1,361 in 2009) and Paul Palmer (628 in 1983) had more yards than Zaire Williams (533) did in his first season in the cherry and white. That performance included a Temple season-high 19 carries (94 yards and a touchdown) as the Owls... Read more

Temple's Young earns AAC Defensive Player of the Week

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:32 PM
Temple defensive back Tavon Young earned American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. Young, who last season had one of the Owls’ three interceptions, picked off a pair last Sunday to help the Owls open the season at Vanderbilt with a 37-7 win over the Southeastern... Read more

Wells' knee injury the biggest of many for Owls

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:11 PM
Temple didn’t emerge from its 37-7 victory over Vanderbilt unscathed. They suffered a number of injuries in that game, the biggest of which came in the secondary where safety Alex Wells suffered what coach Matt Rhule called “a tear in his knee.” Rhule didn’t elaborate too... Read more

Temple helmets adorned with patch commemorating Lewis Katz

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:49 PM
Watching the game tonight – and for the rest of the season as well – you’ll notice on the football helmets a patch commemorating the life of long-time Board of Trustee member and philanthropist Lewis Katz. Katz was killed in a plane crash on May 31 of this year. A former Temple student... Read more

Owls open, close AAC schedule with games against the Huskies

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:27 PM
The Temple men’s basketball team will get the opportunity to measure itself against defending National Champion Connecticut at both the beginning and the end of the American Athletic Conference schedule. The Owls, who open the 2013-14 season with a game against American on Nov. 14, open conference... Read more
About this blog

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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