September 6, 2007 |
Temple was a member of the Big East only 14 seasons for football, a relationship the Big East ended after the 2004 campaign. During that era, the Owls won 14 conference games. Only once did they win their conference opener, in 1997. Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, the Owls will finally play their first game as a member of the Mid-American Conference, which at some point figures to become a lot more user-friendly to the guys on North Broad Street. After being mostly overmatched against an independent schedule the past 2 years, the Owls at least can now glimpse their future.
December 24, 1999 |
The Temple football team has received an oral commitment from quarterback Collin Hannigan of Paul VI Catholic High in Northern Virginia. Hannigan, who is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, passed for 16 touchdowns and 1,605 yards as Paul VI went 9-3-1 and won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship last fall. Hannigan is expected to make his choice official when the national signing period begins on Feb. 2. He will join holdover starter Devin Scott, who will be a junior next season, junior Mac DeVito, and sophomore Louis Angelo in Temple's quarterback stable.
December 3, 2012
VICTORIA MACAULAY had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Temple overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to top previously unbeaten Syracuse, 74-67, in women's game Sunday at McGonigle Hall. Rateske Brown scored 19 points and Tyonna Williams added 14 points and 11 assists for the Owls (5-2), who scored the first 12 points of the second half. Carmen Tyson-Thomas had 18 points to lead Syracuse (7-1). In another game: * Emily Leer scored 11 of her team-high 19 points during a 20-2 run midway through the second half as Villanova overcame a seven-point deficit to defeat visiting La Salle, 49-44.
December 17, 2012
TYRESE TANNER scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Auburn topped visiting Temple, 71-49, in a women's game Sunday. Victoria Macaulay scored 18 points and Tyonna Williams added 12 for the Owls (5-4), who shot 4-for-21 from the the arc. Hasina Muhammad added 16 for the Tigers (8-2). * Jennifer George had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting Florida to a 74-50 victory over La Salle. Shanel Harrison scored 15 points and Brittany Wilson added 14 for the Explorers (1-9)
January 29, 1999 |
Temple coach Bobby Wallace filled one of the three vacancies on his coaching staff yesterday, hiring former Dolphins and Bills defensive back Chris Green to coach that position with the Owls. Green, who played his college ball at Illinois, was an assistant at Kent State last season. He replaces Mike MacIntyre, who took a similar position at Mississippi. Green played for Miami from 1991 to '95 before completing his career in Buffalo in 1996. Wallace is still in need of an offensive coordinator - though it wouldn't be surprising if he filled that role himself - and a defensive line coach.
November 23, 1994 |
Rick Brunson had a game high of 20 points and ignited a first-half three- point barrage, hitting four of the shots himself, to lift Temple to a 76-43 blowout victory over the Swedish national team at McGonigle Hall last night. Brunson was hot from the start, scoring on a layup off a steal before hitting his next four three-point attempts, sparking a 23-8 run that gave the Owls a 40-17 lead. By halftime, Brunson had 14 points and six assists in 17 minutes, helping to give the Owls a 43-23 cushion.
September 6, 2011
Temple has received a verbal commitment from 6-10 senior center-forward Devontae Watson, of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter in Midland, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. He's considered perhaps the best big-man prospect in the western part of the state, and had also been considering Saint Joseph's, Dayton, Florida State and Duquesne. He visited Temple this past weekend. Last season, he led his team to the state Class A title game, averaging a triple-double that included blocked shots.
February 28, 1990 |
Temple athletic director Charles Theokas fired back at Gale Catlett last night, a day after the West Virginia coach publicly questioned Temple's weekend arrival for last night's game. The Owls left Philadelphia after beating George Washington Saturday. Snow delayed them in Pittsburgh, and they arrived early Sunday. "They are worried about education up there?" Catlett said on his Sunday radio show. "They came in here Saturday - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - five days for one game?
February 24, 1986 |
Conestoga dispatched Bensalem from the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs in efficient if uninspired style Friday. The taller and quicker Pioneers breezed to a relatively effortless 56-30 victory on their own court to move into second-round action against Owen J. Roberts tomorrow night at home. Conestoga (21-5) never trailed as it bolted to an 11-3 first-period lead and just kept pulling away from the Owls. Bensalem came out with a game plan of running a deliberate, spread offense and stuck with it even after falling behind 22-11 at halftime.
February 6, 1994 |
Nice effort. But still no Atlantic Ten women's basketball victory. That's the way it went for Temple yesterday at McGonigle Hall, where the Owls lost to visiting St. Bonaventure, 72-65. The victory for the Bonnies (10-8 overall, 4-4 conference), who were predicted to finish last in the league, completed a first-ever season sweep of the A-10's Philadelphia teams, St. Joseph's and Temple. "This was a big week for us," said Marti Whitmore, St. Bonaventure's first-year coach.