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Imhotep's Ruff commits to Temple

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Aaron Ruff, a junior offensive tackle at Imhotep Charter, gave a verbal commitment to play football at Temple on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder becomes the fifth member of the Owls 2014 recruiting class, joining Governor Mifflin defensive end Connor Morehart, St. Peter's Prep safety Shamir... Read more

Live coverage: Day 1 of the 2013 Penn Relays

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
There's no better sign of the arrival of sunshine and warm weather than the start of the Penn Relays. Though it took spring a while to shoo winter out of town, it's finally time to return to the fabled track at Franklin Field. This year marks the 119th edition of the world's laragest outdoor track... Read more

Quarterback Steven Bench will transfer from Penn State

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Penn State quarterback Steven Bench, who was believed to be dead even with Tyler Ferguson in the race for the starting job at the end of spring practice, has been granted a release to transfer, coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday. In a statement released by Penn State, O’Brien said he met... Read more

Barnes planning improvement after great freshman year

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Deion Barnes showed considerable talent last season as a first-year defensive end at Penn State, finishing in the top five of the Big Ten with six sacks and being named the conference’s freshman of the year. Now the North Philadelphia native thinks he can be a better football player in 2013... Read more

Coyer named Temple's starting fullback

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Chris Coyer heads into Saturday’s Cherry and White spring game as Temple’s starting fullback. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound fifth-year senior was expected to battle Juice Granger for the starting quarterback spot. However, Connor Reilly was promoted from fourth string to starter after his arm... Read more

Coyer takes snaps at H-back/tight end

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Chris Coyer is still listed as a quarterback. Just don’t be surprised to see the Temple fifth-year senior line up at tight end/h-back during certain situations this upcoming season. That’s what happened during Tuesday’s spring practice at Edberg-Olson Hall. And the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder... Read more

Temple lands three football commitments

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
This weekend, Gateway High School juniors Brenon Thrift and Delvon Randall became Temple's second and third football commitments for the Class of 2014. The teammates join St. Peter's Prep junior Shamir Bearfield, who committed on April 3. Thrift, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound outside linebacker/defensive... Read more

Montrose Christian forward commits to Temple

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Mark Williams, a senior power forward at Montrose Christian (Md.), gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Temple Monday night. The 6-foot-8, 238-pounder chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and Kent State. He averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds while leading Montrose in three-point... Read more

Ex-Rutgers head coach Mike Rice coaching 12-year-old girls AAU team

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Being fired from a Division I collegiate men's basketball team for both verbally and physically assaulting players on the team should affect a coach's ability to continue his trade. But if you are disgraced ex-Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, you just keep your gig: coaching 12-year-old AAU girls basketball... Read more

Rysheed Jordan picks St. John's over Temple

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:52 PM
Rysheed Jordan announced his commitment to St. John's Thursday morning on Twitter. The 6-foot-4 senior guard at Roberts Vaux High tweeted "IM A JOHNNIE!!!!!! #choosestjohns" at 8:57 a.m. Moments later, Jordan tweeted "NEW YORK HERE I COME!!!!" He picked the Red Storm over Temple and UCLA. The... Read more
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