December 13, 2011 |
IN CASE you didn't do well in geography, Albuquerque, N.M., is a little more than 5,000 feet above sea level. How that might impact a football player during a game, Temple coach Steve Addazio has no clue. Addazio's Owls will play Wyoming there on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. "What's going to happen?" Addazio said yesterday. "I'm going to get off the plane and start gasping for air. I'm not sure. But I don't worry about it. I can't change it. "You buckle your chinstraps up, come off the ball and rock and roll . . . "They'll get to experience a whole different venue.
December 5, 2011
Wyoming vs. Temple, New Mexico Bowl; Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. at University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M.; ESPN Nickname: Cowboys Location: Laramie, Wyo. Record/finish: 8-4 overall, 5-2 Mountain West Conference, third place Coach: Dave Christensen, third season, 18-19 career record Top rusher: Alvester Alexander, 678 yards, six touchdowns Top passer: Brett Smith, 2,495 yards, 18 touchdowns ...
December 22, 2015 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Allen Iverson might not think much of it, but there are a number of Temple players who are sad to see practice end. For all intents and purposes, Sunday morning's practice at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach was the last for the Owls as they prepare for Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo. On Monday the team will do a walk-through at FAU Stadium, site of the game. The seniors are attempting to tread the fine line between savoring each final memory and going about business.
November 23, 2011
Things could change. But according to sources, Temple could receive an invitation from the New Mexico Bowl or the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with a win over Kent State on Friday. Meanwhile, ESPN's Mark Schlabach predicts the Owls (7-4) will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. If the Owls receive a bowl invitation, it will be their second bowl appearance in three seasons. The New Mexico and Potato bowls are set for Dec. 17, while the Fight Hunger Bowl will be played on Dec. 31. The Potato Bowl will be played at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.
December 21, 2008 |
Riley Skinner went 11 for 11 and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Ben Wooster with 7 minutes, 52 seconds left, leading Wake Forest to a 29-19 comeback victory over Navy in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl yesterday afternoon in Washington. The previous school record for accuracy was a 12-for-14 effort by Mike McGlamry in 1975. Skinner passed for 166 yards and added a completion on a conversion attempt. Wake Forest (8-5) avenged a 24-17 loss to the Midshipmen (8-5) in September.
December 19, 2007 |
An academic cheating scandal could leave Florida State without as many as 25 players when the Seminoles go against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 31. "We have some players not traveling for one reason and some for another, including those who are ineligible for the bowl because of academic issues," coach Bobby Bowden said in a statement released by the university yesterday. Bowden put the number of players involved in the 25-player range. Many of the players also could be ruled ineligible for some games next season for their connection to the cheating scandal earlier this year.
November 29, 2006 |
Bobby Bowden and Florida State are headed to San Francisco for the first time, to take on UCLA in the Emerald Bowl. The Seminoles (6-6) will play UCLA (6-5) for the first time on Dec. 27 at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. In other bowl news: Northern Illinois (7-5) and TCU (9-2) will kick off the bowl season in the Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. No. 21 California (8-3) accepted an invitation to play in the Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl, also in San Diego.
July 30, 2012 |
Chris Coyer's situation has changed dramatically in one year. Last summer, he was recognized for failing to impress when given the opportunity at practice. And in the process, the quarterback began the 2011 season behind Chester Stewart and Mike Gerardi on the depth chart. Fast forward to this summer. Coyer will be one of the headliners at Tuesday's Big East Football Kickoff in Newport, R.I. He'll probably answer questions about his breakout performance during the latter part of the 2011 season.
December 19, 2015 |
It might have been the most important completion of Temple's season and it wasn't surprising that receiver John Christopher made it. The 5-foot-11, 189-pound senior is the epitome of a team player. Christopher does not worry about playing time or statistics, and his efforts on and off the field have played a major role in Temple's revival. As for the catch, it occurred during the third game of the season. Temple had opened with upset wins over Penn State and Cincinnati but was staring at defeat, trailing by 23-22 at Massachusetts in the final minute.
April 28, 2006 |
Brother Derek, the early Kentucky Derby favorite, arrived safely at Churchill Downs yesterday after making the cross-country trip from Santa Anita Park in California. The winner of the Santa Anita Derby is scheduled to get his first look today at the track, in Louisville, Ky., with a workout scheduled for Monday under jockey Alex Solis. Barbaro, undefeated in five career starts, made the 75-mile commute from Keeneland to Churchill Downs. Jurisprudence The woman who says she was raped by three members of Duke's lacrosse team told police 10 years ago that she was raped by three men, filing a 1996 complaint that said she had been assaulted three years earlier when she was 14. Authorities in Creedmoor, N.C., said none of the men named in the decade-old report was ever charged, but they did not have details on why. Patrick Arnold, a scientist accused of supplying the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative with the drug known as "the clear," will plead guilty to illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs as part of a plea bargain in federal court, the Associated Press reported.