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January 31, 2012
Julian Kaminoff, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety for New Hope-Solebury, has switched his football commitment from Buffalo to Massachusetts. The Minutemen are moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. They will compete in the Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. - Rick O'Brien
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May 9, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw sees it, John Marinatto had one of the toughest conference commissioner jobs around. Perhaps that's why Marinatto resigned Monday after fewer than three years as the Big East Conference commissioner. Joseph Bailey, the managing director of executive recruiting firm RSR Partners and former CEO of the Miami Dolphins, was named the interim commissioner. CBSSports.com and USA Today reported that Marinatto's resignation was forced.
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July 26, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
The Temple football team has been selected to finish third in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. The preseason poll, determined by the league's media contingent, was announced at the annual MAC Football Media Day today at Ford Field in Detroit. Miami was selected to win the East by a single vote over Ohio. Miami received four first-place votes and Ohio got eight. Temple received four first-place votes and finished with 88 points, followed by Kent State, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Akron.
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March 6, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Signs are pointing toward a vote Wednesday by Big East presidents on Temple's membership in the conference at a regularly scheduled meeting in New York. According to a Big East source, the Owls are on the agenda "as a possible vote on a new member" to join the league in 2012. That would take care of urgent football-scheduling needs for the conference. If Temple joins for all sports, it remains unclear when the rest of the teams will join the league. The conference needs an eighth football member for next season because West Virginia left for the Big 12. Assuming Temple receives and accepts an invitation, the school would have to quickly negotiate exit fees.
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March 1, 2012
The Temple board of trustees didn't vote on accepting a possible future offer to join the Big East during Wednesday's conference call meeting, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. However, one source said the group did discuss how it would pay any fees needed to exit its present conferences. Patrick J. O'Connor, chairman of Temple's board of trustees, did not return calls. Bill Bradshaw, the Owls' athletic director, said, "every decision is based on what's best for Temple University and student athletes.
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March 9, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Big East Conference commissioner John Marinatto said the conference's 2012 football schedules would be finalized and released in a couple of weeks. Temple is finding a nonconference opponent to fill out its 12-game schedule. The Owls will join the conference for football this fall and for all sports in 2013. In July, the school will officially leave the Mid-American Conference. It had been a football-only member of the MAC since 2007. Temple will remain in the Atlantic Ten Conference for all other sports for one more year.
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March 2, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Football will be at the top of the agenda at Wednesday's regularly scheduled meeting of Big East Conference presidents in New York, a source said Thursday. It is unclear whether the presidents will vote at that time on Temple's membership in the conference. Big East presidents always meet at the men's basketball tournament, which will take place at Madison Square Garden. The conference needs an eighth football member for next season because West Virginia left for the Big 12. Assuming Temple receives and accepts an invitation, the school would have to quickly negotiate exit fees.
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February 13, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
PERHAPS as early as today, Temple football coach Steve Addazio will make it official: Ryan Day will be returning to the Owls from Boston College to become the co-offensive coordinator with Matt Rhule, according to a source. Rhule has been the assistant coordinator, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. They are going to succeed Scot Loefler, who left last month after one season to assume the same position at Auburn. Rhule, one of two holdovers from the Al Golden era, was the Owls' OC from 2008 to '10. This will be his seventh season at Temple.
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March 3, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Multiple Big East Conference and Temple sources have denied a CBSSports.com report that Temple hasĀ given an oral agreement to join the conference inĀ 2012. But there won't be an official announcement until the Owls reach a settlement with the Mid-American Conference. The website added the Big East wants to announce Temple's addition by Monday. "There is no verbal commitment, no written commitment and no oral commitment," Patrick J. O'Connor, chairman of Temple's board of trustees, told csnphilly.com.
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December 16, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple's players, especially the seniors, obviously are ecstatic to be finishing their season in a bowl game, but beneath the sense of accomplishment is a layer of disappointment over the team's most recent game. Temple (10-3) is preparing for the Dec. 22 Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo (9-2). One key for the Owls will be living with a short memory: forgetting the American Athletic Conference championship when the Owls lost, 24-13, at Houston on Dec. 5. The team has had a week and a half to get that game out of its system, but according to wide receiver Robby Anderson that hasn't been long enough.
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September 23, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
I BELIEVE in karma. The thing about success in sports is that being lucky is sometimes better than being good. Another thing about sports is that sometimes a team must make its own luck. The Temple University football bandwagon rolled out of Foxborough, Mass., on Saturday with a tank of karma, filled by the luck the Owls had made in their 25-23 victory over Massachusetts. It was not only that Temple snatched a victory out of the jaws of a bandwagon-stalling defeat; it was the way it happened that makes me more confident that this road trip from North Philadelphia is destined for a final destination in either Atlanta for the Peach Bowl or Glendale, Ariz., for the Fiesta Bowl.
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May 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University was in mourning Sunday after former Owls defensive lineman-linebacker Adrian Robinson Jr. died Saturday night at age 25. The cause of his death was not released. "The entire Temple University community is mourning the tragic passing of one of our former all-time great football players, Adrian Robinson," athletic director Kevin Clark said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this incredibly tough time. " Symmetry, the agency for Mr. Robinson, posted a message on Facebook that read, in part: "Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate.
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August 25, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
There were times last fall when the man stayed in the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field, catching a portion of a Temple football game. Going out to the field might have created a stir. Afterward, Eagles coach Chip Kelly would text Owls football coach Matt Rhule and say something like, "Hang in there, your guys play hard. You're going to be really good. " "In those dark moments, when you're like, 'We lost another close heartbreaker,' here's a guy who's been through it saying, 'Hang in there, keep doing what you're doing,' " Rhule said last week.
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October 3, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
RIGHT NOW, about the last thing that Temple needs is a game against Louisville. The Owls are one of 10 winless teams in FBS. Louisville is among the 20 unbeatens in the nation. But you do whatever the schedule says. So the seventh-ranked Cardinals (4-0), coming off a bye, will visit Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday afternoon to play a Temple team that lost to unbeaten Houston by nine at home, lost to FCS Fordham (also unbeaten) on a last-second pass and just lost at previously winless Idaho by a deuce.
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April 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
FORMER VILLANOVA coach Rollie Massimino is among the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday. Massimino, currently the coach at Northwood University in West Palm Beach Fla., compiled a record of 355-241 in 19 seasons at Villanova, highlighted by the 1985 national championship. Also being inducted will be longtime Purdue coach Gene Keady and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, who starred for Maryland in the 1970s before serving in Congress from 1987-93.
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November 28, 2012 | Associated Press
The Big East moved quickly to replace Rutgers and braced for more possible departures, getting Tulane and East Carolina to agree to join the reinvented conference in 2014. "I would go as far to say this is a historic day for Tulane University . . . the Big East is coming to the Big Easy," school president Scott Cowen said Tuesday. Tulane, in New Orleans, and East Carolina, in Greenville, N.C., will make it six Conference USA schools to join the Big East in the last two years.
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November 28, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first season back in the Big East for Temple was a struggle. The Owls didn't have enough playmakers on both sides of the ball to keep up, and getting players capable of competing in this conference is an absolute must if things are going to change. Temple (4-7, 2-5 Big East) ranked last in the conference in scoring defense (31.2 points per game) and total defense (436.7 yards per game) and was seventh in total offense (322 yards per game). The Owls, who suffered their first losing season since 2008, also lost their final five conference games by an average of 25 points.
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November 25, 2012 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
There will be no waiting around to see what happens for Temple's young football team. The Owls hoped that a win over Syracuse in a Black Friday matinee at Lincoln Financial Field might be enough to get them back into a bowl game in their first season back in a BCS conference, even though a closing victory would've left them a game under .500. That's what can happen when it looks as if there might not be enough bowl-eligible teams (six victories or more) to fill all 70 available slots, and your schedule dropped from 12 to 11 games when you moved from the Mid-American Conference to the Big East in March.
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November 13, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE BIG EAST will compete with four conferences that have not had BCS automatic-qualifying status for a guaranteed spot in the lucrative marquee bowl games when college football's new postseason system starts in 2014. That group of five conferences just won't have a bowl of its own. The conference commissioners decided Monday during a meeting with university presidents in Denver that the new four-team playoff will rotate through six games as originally planned. In September, a proposal was put forth to add a seventh game to the rotation that would match the best team from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference against a team from the Pac-12 or Big 12 when it did not host a semifinal.
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