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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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May 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Did it bother Bruce Arians, new to his job as Temple's head football coach in 1983, that Temple's president, Peter Liacouras, publicly expected Arians' Owls to make it to the Sugar Bowl in short order? It did not. "That's what I thought, too," Arians said over the phone Friday afternoon. "I wanted to work for someone who thought like that. It was fun to work for someone who dreamed the same way you did. " It took Arians three decades to achieve such heights, in his second head-coaching job - in the NFL, with the Arizona Cardinals - but he hasn't forgotten his first head-coaching stop, which is why Arians, just off a plane, returned a call back to Philadelphia.
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March 24, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Peter Chodoff did not hide his affection for Temple University. "On my discharge from the U.S. Navy in WWII, I entered Temple as a biology major with the goal of becoming a physician," Dr. Chodoff wrote on a fund-raising page of the university website. "The education and personal attention I received at Temple changed me from a shy . . . young man . . . into a person who had a distinguished academic medical career. " On Monday, March 21, Dr. Chodoff, 91, of Cherry Hill, an anesthesiologist who helped finance the sports-practice Chodoff Field at 10th and Diamond Streets, died at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
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March 23, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Columnist
Temple offensive lineman Shahbaz Ahmed hopes to sign a professional football contract. A graduate of Paul VI High School, Ahmed can only hope to have as much success signing a football contract as he did with the one he inked with his mother, Tonya. Before entering Temple, Ahmed, who was a two-year starter playing both guard and tackle, signed a pact with his mom that he would earn his degree. There was no timetable for when it would be earned, but Ahmed didn't waste any time. He graduated in December, in 31/2 years, with a degree in political science and a minor in English.
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February 15, 2016
ISSUE | TEMPLE STADIUM Don't disrupt neighborhood; stay at Linc It is outrageous that Temple plans to spend at least $126 million of other people's money to build a football stadium so its team can play there perhaps six times a year ("Temple moves forward with stadium plans," Tuesday). This from a university that cut seven varsity teams for financial reasons, hires 1,400 adjunct instructors, has had its state funding significantly reduced, and repeatedly increases tuition.
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February 10, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
All the physical measurables check out, but there are other reasons one of Temple's most important football recruits gets his highest grade. Most notably is his will to compete. Yes, that is said about most recruits. But Anthony Russo's actions showed his willingness to take on the challenge when accepting a scholarship from the Owls. Temple, according to those who make a living by ranking recruiting classes, did well with its 2016 group. The late addition of four-star defensive lineman Karamo Dioubate of Philadelphia's Prep Charter elevated Temple's grade.
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February 4, 2016
Player   Pos.   Ht.   Wt.      High School    Darian Bryant    OT    6-6    325    Springside-Chestnut Hill    Branden Mack   ATH    6-4   190   Cheltenham    Kareen Gaulden   DB   5-11   190   Lincoln, N.J.    Kimere Brown   CB    6-0   165   Penns Grove, N.J.    Dan Archibong   DL    6-6   255   Springfield (D)    I. Graham-Mobley    FS   6-2   198   Upper Merion    Kenny Yeboah   TE   6-4   220   Parkland, Pa.    Steve Petrick    TE-DE   6-5   230,    Norwin Pa.    Keyvone Bruton    S    5-11   205    Lake Taylor, Va.    Quincy Roche   DE   6-4   210   New Town, Md.    Amir Tyler   S   6-0   195   Lakewood, N.J.    Benny Walls   DB    6-1   208   St. Joseph's Prep    Matt Hennessy   OT    6-4   285   Don Bosco Prep, N.J.    Anthony Russo   QB   6-4   220   Arch.
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January 14, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Big 12 is hoping that legislation it is proposing will pass at the NCAA Convention on Wednesday that will allow the 10-team league to host a conference championship game in football. Could it affect Temple? Currently, a conference can only stage a football championship game if it has 12 or more member schools. In addition, an amendment to the proposal from the Big Ten Conference would allow the championship game to be played with fewer than 12 conference members but would also stipulate that there be two divisions and that those champions would play in the conference title game.
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December 20, 2015 | By David Sell, Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney criticized the Eagles ownership Friday for trying to make a bigger profit on a new lease proposal for Temple University to play football games at Lincoln Financial Field. "The Eagles are frustrating to me," Kenney said after speaking in the morning at the My Brother's Keeper Philadelphia Summit at Community College of Philadelphia. In his view, "they are not ... as community-committed as the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers are. " Kenney said part of his frustration was that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money helped build the Eagles a stadium and raise the value of the professional football franchise.
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December 19, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney rightly stepped in to suggest an alternative to Temple University's plan to build a $100 million stadium on its North Philadelphia campus. Kenney wants the Eagles to give the university a better deal to play at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's lease to use the Linc expires in 2017. The Eagles reportedly wanted to charge the public university a $12 million up-front payment for a new lease and double its annual rent to about $2 million. That's too much for a university that's trying to keep its tuition and fees down.
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December 17, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
BEFORE LAST week, Temple football had produced four All-Americas, each of whom played between 1970 and 1986. None were defensive players. One, offensive lineman Bill Singletary, had his number (64) retired. Another, quarterback Steve Joachim, won the Maxwell Award. Running back Paul Palmer finished runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Now, senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich has gone past all of them as the most celebrated Owl ever to put on a helmet. And it might not even be close.
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