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Governor Tom Corbett weighs in on safety in sports and Penn State sanctions

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:19 PM
One of the hottest topics at today’s Rothman Institute Impact of Sports conference was player safety—in all sports and at all levels. Speakers from Michael Ciccotti, M.D. to former Eagles Quarterback Ron Jaworski weighed in on this pressing matter. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was... Read more

Matt Brown signs with CFL team

Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:17 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

Jaylen Bond transferring to Temple

Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:48 PM
CHICAGO -- Jaylen Bond is transferring to Temple. The former Texas forward informed the Owls of his plan on Friday. He ultimately chose Temple over Penn State. Bond informed Longhorns coach Rick Barnes of his decision to leave Texas in March and was granted his release. According to NCAA rules,... Read more

Penn State welcomes Rutgers to Big Ten in 2014 football opener

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:26 PM
Penn State will provide the opposition when Rutgers makes its Big Ten football debut in 2014. On Thursday, the conference released its 2014 schedule which finds the Nittany Lions opening the Big Ten season on Sept. 13 in Piscataway, N.J. It will mark the first time Penn State has played at Rutgers... Read more

Local colleges give rugby a try

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
If you were over by Rittenhouse Square at lunchtime on Tuesday, you might have noticed a bunch of guys in tight shorts and shirts tossing a football around. No, the NFL hasn't suddenly changed its rules. What you saw was a demonstration of rugby ahead of the college Rugby Sevens tournament at PPL... Read more

Penn State criticizes upcoming SI article about football medical program

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
Penn State moved quickly Tuesday night to rebut a Sports Illustrated story that appeared to paint an unflattering portrait of the university’s medical operation as it applies to football. The story, which is teased on the cover of this week’s edition of the magazine with the headline,... Read more

Owls to compete in BROOKLYN invite

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
The Temple men’s basketball team will play LIU Brooklyn in the BROOKLYN HOOPS Holiday Invitational. The Dec. 21 game will be part of a triple-header at the Barclays Center. Michigan will play Stanford and Manhattan faces Buffalo in the other games. The Owls finished this past season with a... Read more

Arcidiacono to try out for USA U19 National Team

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 National Team training camp. The camp, which also serves as a tryout, will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve... Read more

Chris Gocong, Montel Harris among players trying out for Eagles

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
Nineteen players will try out for the Eagles at this weekend's rookie mini-camp, including former Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong and Temple running back Montel Harris. They join draft picks, undrafted free agents, and practice squad players from last season. There will be 42 total players this weekend... Read more

Temple moves Newsome to tailback

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
Temple has a new role for Kevin Newsome: ballcarrier. The senior moved from quarterback to H-back in March before suffering a spring-camp-ending shoulder injury. Since then, Chris Coyer, another former quarterback, has established himself as the Owls’ reliable pass-catching H-back/tight end... Read more
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