April 26, 2010
No players from Temple were selected in the 3-day NFL draft, but five Owls already have signed free-agent contracts. Defensive back Dominique Harris (Buffalo), tight end Steve Maneri (Houston), linebacker Alex Joseph (Green Bay), offensive tackle Devin Tyler (Arizona) and nose tackle Andre Neblett (Carolina) will all get their chance to make it at the next level. Last season, there were four former Owls on NFL rosters: defensive lineman Raheem Brock (Indianapolis), defensive tackle Antwon Burton (Carolina)
April 19, 2010 |
After growing with the Temple football team as it went from a one-win season to the school's first bowl appearance in 30 years last season, five former Owls are hoping to parlay their success into a spot on an NFL roster. With the league's draft being held Thursday through Saturday, none of the Owls is certain to be picked, but the hopefuls are safety Dominique Harris (6-foot-3, 215 pounds), linebacker Alex Joseph (6-2, 235), tight end Steve Maneri (6-6, 275), defensive tackle Andre Neblett (6-2, 300)
April 17, 2010 |
The Temple football team will hold its annual Cherry and White scrimmage Saturday at Edberg Olson. The end of spring drills for the Owls comes Thursday. This year, the format for the spring game will be offense against defense. With a few minor injuries cutting into Temple's depth on the offensive line, coach Al Golden and his staff scrapped the idea of having a split-squad competition. They will still keep score, however. Temple, which returns 16 starters among 56 letter winners, finished 9-4 last fall.
December 30, 2009 |
Vaughn Charlton said he didn't see him. Backed up at his own 2-yard line, the Temple quarterback threw what was supposed to be a screen pass. But seemingly out of nowhere appeared UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, who picked off Charlton's pass and stepped into the end zone with 6 minutes, 1 second to play. It was the go-ahead score in what turned out to be a 30-21 victory for the Bruins last evening in the EagleBank Bowl in front of 23,072 fans at RFK Stadium. "I was trying to get pressure on the quarterback, and as soon as I took off, I slipped," said Ayers, a 6-foot-4, 252-pound sophomore.
December 27, 2009 |
WASHINGTON - UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said yesterday that he had watched a couple of bowl games in which the teams appeared to be disinterested. That won't be the case Tuesday in the EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium, where Neuheisel's Bruins will face Al Golden's Temple Owls. "This is one bowl game where both teams are dying to play," Neuheisel said. "We are rebuilding and trying to climb back to being part of the national scene. And from watching the film, we understand we're in for a great game, and we understand that we'll have to give our best effort.
November 27, 2009 |
Temple's football team is riding a nine-game winning streak, the longest single-season victory run in school history. And in his fourth year as head coach, Al Golden has secured the program's first winning season since 1990. Now, it's about the finish for Owls tight end Steve Maneri and his teammates. Temple, 9-2 overall, has sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division with a 7-0 record. But to win the East, the Owls must beat their final regular-season foe, Ohio University, on the road at 11 a.m. today at Peden Stadium.
November 25, 2009 |
Satisfied? The Temple football team? Just because the Owls (9-2, 7-0 Mid-American Conference) are taking a nine-game winning streak to Ohio University (8-3, 6-1) on Friday morning (ESPNU, 11) to see who will win the conference's East Division and play in next week's title game? "I'm unsatisfied," said coach Al Golden, who inherited a winless team 4 years ago that had just been asked to leave the Big East for a non-BCS affiliate and has taken it from one victory to four, five and now this.
October 24, 2009 |
Halfway through its schedule and tied for first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division, Temple will visit Toledo tonight for a game that promises to test the Owls in several ways. Temple goes in with a 4-2 record that includes a 3-0 league mark. Toledo, a MAC West Division team, is 4-3 and 2-1. "They'll probably be the toughest team we've played since Penn State," said Temple tight end Steve Maneri, who scored the fourth-quarter go-ahead touchdown in the Owls' 27-13 win over visiting Army last Saturday.
October 18, 2009 |
When Army quarterback Trent Steelman arched a pass into the right corner of the end zone late in the third quarter yesterday, the Temple Owls had a fight on their hands. Alejandro Villanueva, a 6-foot-10, 283-pound wide receiver, caught the 4-yard lob with a little more than four minutes to go in the quarter. The play, defended by 6-0 Kevin Kroboth, knotted the score, 13-13. Temple needed the fourth-quarter heroics of its defense and a go-ahead touchdown reception by tight end Steve Maneri to record a 27-13 nonleague win in front of a homecoming crowd of 14,275 at Lincoln Financial Field.
September 2, 2009 |
Temple named its six captains yesterday - three on offense, three on defense - as voted by the players. Senior tight end Steve Maneri, senior offensive tackle Devin Tyler and junior quarterback Vaughn Charlton were chosen on offense. Senior nose tackle Andre Neblett, senior linebacker Alex Joseph and senior safety Dominique Harris represent the defense. Temple opens its season tomorrow against Villanova in the inaugural Mayor's Cup at Lincoln Financial Field.