August 20, 2015 |
SOMEDAY, Temple may have an on-campus football stadium. But in the immediate future, the Owls will continue to play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple and the Eagles have signed an amendment to their agreement that provides the university consecutive one-year options in 2018 and 2019, according to a Temple spokesperson. The current agreement was set to expire in 2017. Temple has expressed interest in building an on-campus facility, something it has never had. The Owls played at Temple Stadium in West Oak Lane from 1928 to 1975.
August 7, 2015 |
Daniel P. Jorgensen, a former musician with the band Owl City, has been indicted in Atlantic County on charges that he tried to lure a 14-year-old to his hotel room and engaged in criminal sexual contact with the girl on the Atlantic City beach while on tour with the band two years ago, Prosecutor James P. McClain said Wednesday. Jorgensen, 30, of Minneapolis, faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison on the child-luring charge and up to 18 months in prison on the fourth-degree sexual-contact charge.
August 6, 2015 |
IN 2013, the debut season for the American Athletic Conference, Temple and new coach Matt Rhule were picked to finish ninth out of 10 teams in the preseason poll. The Owls wound up going 2-10, 1-7, to tie for last. A year ago, they were voted eighth of 11 and ended up sixth at 6-6 overall, 4-4 in the conference. Memphis, which was picked seventh, took the title by finishing 7-1 (10-2). The Tigers won the three-way tiebreaker with preseason favorite Cincinnati and No. 2 Central Florida.
August 5, 2015 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Robby Anderson was a difference maker at wide receiver for Temple in 2013 before he was ruled academically ineligible last season. Now he is eligible to play again this year. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson successfully completed summer courses at Temple and the coaching staff received word that he would be eligible Monday night at an American Athletic Conference function. Tuesday is AAC media day. "I am elated," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "I love the kid, and just on a personal level, even when it looked like he wasn't coming back, I maintained a relationship.
July 24, 2015 |
NORTH CAROLINA, projected by many as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, and Wisconsin, coming off consecutive Final Four appearances, highlight Temple basketball's 2015-16 nonconference schedule, which was released yesterday. "Opening the season against a perennial national power in North Carolina and adding a high-caliber program like Wisconsin to an already strong schedule presents a great opportunity for our program," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. The Owls open Nov. 13 in the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., against the Tar Heels, who reached the Sweet 16 this past season.
May 19, 2015 |
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.
May 19, 2015 |
This article was updated on Tuesday, May 19, to include reports of the cause of death. ONE OF THE players who helped revive Temple's football program under Al Golden passed away on Saturday night. Former Owls defensive end Adrian Robinson, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2009, was 25. According to multiple outlets, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News and the Denver Post , Robinson committed suicide. His brother, Averee, is a rising junior nose tackle for the Owls.
May 3, 2015 |
Hannah Keating was about 5 years old the last time Episcopal Academy didn't win at least a share of the Inter-Ac girls' lacrosse championship. Undoubtedly, the kindergarten version of Keating, who comes from a lacrosse family, was playing the sport back then with her older siblings, some of whom went on to play collegiately. "My brothers used to dress me in their football pads and take shots at me," Keating said. "They all played, so I pretty much came out of the womb with a lacrosse stick.
April 28, 2015 |
TEMPLE'S CHERRY and White Game got off to a quirky start on Saturday afternoon, as an announcer stood on the field to narrate the Owls' performance through the Rampage, a modern update on the old-school Oklahoma drill, and a kicking competition. Points were awarded for success in those workouts to the Cherry squad, the defense, and the White team, the offense, respectively, in the spectacle. Those points were distributed throughout the game more haphazardly than on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
April 7, 2015 |
Something just didn't seem right with Temple running back Zaire Williams. He knew it and the Owls coaching staff realized it. Finally, there was a reason for the lack of explosion in his game. Williams, who will be a redshirt sophomore, had a bulging disk in his back last season. He saw limited action in the Owls' opening 37-7 win at Vanderbilt, with 17 yards on seven carries. Then an MRI exam revealed his season-ending injury. Williams said he didn't need surgery but went through strenuous rehabilitation.