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March 7, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WE DON'T know what Big East football's new name will be yet. But unless somehow there is even more conference movement in the next whatever, at least its 2013 schedule is finally official. Temple is still opening at defending national runner-up Notre Dame on Aug. 31. And the Owls are playing six times at home, including a game with defending champion and likely favorite Louisville on Oct. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field. Their other league games in South Philly are with newcomers Houston (Sept.
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January 8, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
NEW TEMPLE football coach Matt Rhule, a week after his only season with the New York Giants ended, has made the first five additions to his staff. Ed Foley, who has been at Temple the past five seasons and spent the last two as the director of football operations, has been named assistant head coach. He and Rhule worked together on North Broad Street from 2008-11 for first Al Golden and then Steve Addazio. Brandon Noble, who was Rhule's teammate at Penn State in the mid 1990s, is coming aboard following one season at Coastal Carolina.
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November 28, 2012 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL team, which was picked to finish last in the Big East in its first season back since 2004, ended up 4-7. The Owls went 2-5 in the conference, which has them tied in the win column with Connecticut (2-4, 5-6), a team they beat in overtime, and Pittsburgh (2,4, 5-6), which they lost to by 30. UConn still has Cincinnati (8-3, 4-2) at home, while Pitt closes at South Florida (1-5, 3-8), the Owls' other Big East victim. Their other FBS win was at 2-9 Army. Four losses were to bowl teams, by an average of 24 points, and a fifth was at Penn State, which would have been going to one if it wasn't on probation.
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November 21, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
HOW MANY times can one team keep getting back up off the mat? If you're Temple, first it was that Hail Mary disaster against FCS Fordham in week two. Then it was the loss at Rutgers on a 33-yard pass on fourth-and-10 with 35 seconds to go. Now, in the very next game, it's a near-miss against 15th-ranked Central Florida that came down to a last-play field goal. This time, the Owls had taken a seven-point lead with 2 minutes left. They've lost four times by a total of nine points.
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June 28, 2011
Temple's football program has secured six more oral commitments, all who just attended one of coach Steve Addazio's camps. That brings the number of recruits in the class of 2012 to 15. The Owls landed Kyle Friend, a 6-2, 275-pound offensive lineman from Cumberland Valley High in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Tavon Young, a 5-10, 165-pound defensive back from Frederick Douglass High in Upper Marlboro, Md.; Ron Gillespie, a 5-9, 165 cornerback from...
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January 18, 2011
Sources have confirmed a report on OwlScoop.com that new Temple football coach Steve Addazio has added another member to his staff. Sean McGowan, who has spent the last seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at New Hampshire, will be coming to North Broad Street to coach either the linebackers or defensive line. He also has been the defensive coordinator at West Virginia Tech and Duquesne, and was once a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh. There's still no word yet on whether any of the five assistants who stayed on after Al Golden left for Miami last month will be retained.
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June 7, 2012 | By Robert Moran and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The lawyer for a Temple University football player charged with rape denied the accusation Tuesday and called his client a "valued member of his church and community. " Praise Martin-Oguike, 18, a freshman linebacker, was charged last week with rape, aggravated assault, and related offenses in connection with an attack alleged to have occurred May 26. Temple football coach Steve Addazio issued a brief statement saying Martin-Oguike had been suspended from the team "pending the outcome of the charges.
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February 3, 2011 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
For a few minutes, anyway, it was Spencer Reid's turn. Spencer is the youngest of Andy Reid's five children. Yesterday, Spencer announced that he would fulfill his dream of playing Division I football when, in the gymnasium at Harriton High, he signed his national letter of intent to play football at Temple University. As Spencer mushed his Reid redhead under a Temple ballcap, Andy sat on his left. His mother, Tammy, the clan's boss, sat on his right and co-signed the letter. His brothers, Garrett and Britt, looked on. Sisters Crosby and Drew Ann, pursuing their own post-high school endeavors, were out of town and unable to attend.
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October 9, 2012 | BY BARBARA LAKER & STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writers
TEMPLE FOOTBALL player Kamal Johnson posted bail Saturday on charges that he allegedly punched his girlfriend and held her captive for more than three hours. Johnson's girlfriend, a 21-year-old Temple student, told police that Johnson came to her apartment on 15th Street near Oxford shortly before midnight Sept. 27, after they had argued on the phone. Johnson, a defensive tackle, forced his way inside and demanded to see her phone, police said. When she refused, he allegedly grabbed her, forced her into the hallway and dragged her down to his sixth-floor apartment.
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August 22, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich enters his senior season with more career tackles (355) than any active college player. The closest pursuer, Mason Monheim of Illinois, is 61 tackles behind. Yet when Matakevich was a senior at St. Joseph's High School in Trumbull, Conn., he did as much hitting on the baseball diamond as he did on the football field. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound Matakevich was so proficient in baseball that even as late as his senior year in high school, he wasn't sure what sport to pursue.
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August 21, 2015 | By Marc Nardiucci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple and Villanova will resume their football rivalry in two years. Owlscoop.com first reported that the two universities would resume the Mayor's Cup football game, most likely in 2017. A source close to the situation confirmed that Temple will play Villanova in 2017 and 2018. Villanova usually opens its season with a Football Bowl Subdivision school. This year the Wildcats will open at Connecticut on Sept. 3; they will play Pittsburgh next season. The last time Villanova and Temple played was Aug. 31, 2012, when the host Owls won, 41-10.
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August 20, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writers
Temple University and the Eagles have reached an agreement that would allow the Owls to play their home games in Lincoln Financial Field for two more years after their current rental contract expires in 2017. The amended agreement gives Temple the option to play in the 69,596-seat stadium in 2018 and 2019, the school said in a statement issued Tuesday. And the pact also gives the school the "flexibility and time" to explore all options, including the possibility of building a football stadium on campus - a proposition that could take several years, Temple officials said.
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August 19, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
TAVON YOUNG still remembers his days as a freshman with Temple football, when he often let his fiery passion for winning devolve into unhealthy outbursts that earned him early exits from practice. After playing in 10 games and starting two of them during his first season in 2012 under then-coach Steve Addazio, the cornerback sat down with newly appointed coach Matt Rhule to discuss his future with the program. "The first spring coach Rhule was here, we had end-of-the-year meetings, and he told me basically coach Addazio said I'm a guy that talks back to coaches sometimes or a guy that didn't listen all the time," Young said.
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August 6, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
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.
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July 31, 2015
GOOD NEWS for Temple football. Wide receiver Adonis Jennings will be eligible to play this season after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh, the Daily News has confirmed. The news was first reported by Owlscoop.com The South Jersey native, who left Pitt after one year for family reasons, will not have to sit out a season after successfully petitioning the NCAA for a waiver. He played sparingly as a freshman after starring at Timber Creek High School. The Owls begin preseason camp Thursday.
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July 30, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Temple's football team had just finished its last summer workout. The players all walked upstairs for lunch inside Temple's practice facility on Diamond Street. Places were set, formally. "You don't touch anything on the table, not even a sip of water, until the host does," the players were told. Football players are used to precise actions - pointing a foot at a slightly wrong angle can blow up a play - so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Temple players seemed to immediately catch on to what was required of them.
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June 10, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple football players Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins, who face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philadelphia nightclub, will not face any sanctions from the university, according to their attorney. "There was a hearing [Monday] and the Temple Student Conduct Board found that Dion and Hasson were not responsible for the allegations lodged against them," James Funt said. "They are free to go to school and class and engage in football activities.
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June 8, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
TWO TEMPLE FOOTBALL players will face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges and related misdemeanor charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philly nightclub earlier this year, a Common Pleas judge ruled yesterday. Haason Reddick, 20, of Camden, and Dion Dawkins, 21, of Rahway, N.J., are accused of seriously injuring Benjamin Wood, 21, another Temple student. Judge Michael Erdos' ruling reverses one made by Municipal Judge Joyce Eubanks in April.
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June 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple football players Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins will face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges and related misdemeanor charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philadelphia nightclub. Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos reversed an earlier ruling by Judge Joyce Eubanks in April that had dismissed all charges against Reddick and dismissed most of the charges against Dawkins, holding him for trial only on a misdemeanor simple-assault charge.
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