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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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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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January 12, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Temple has received oral commitments from two Connecticut football players. Running back Montrell Dobbs, an all-state player from Ansonia, committed this week and linebacker Tyler Matakevich committed last week. Matakevich is from St. Joseph's High in Trumbull. Dobbs originally had committed to the University of Connecticut. Both played this past season at Milford Academy, a prep school in New York state. "I'm real excited," Dobbs told the Connecticut Post . "Coach [Steve]
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November 4, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parallels between the Memphis and Temple football programs are noteworthy. Memphis (5-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference), posted a 3-9 record last year and is in its third season under coach Justin Fuente. The Owls (5-3, 3-2), went 2-10 last season in coach Matt Rhule's debut. When they face each other Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field, a sixth win and bowl eligibility will be at stake. "We are not thinking about" bowl eligibility, Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich said.
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September 25, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE EXPERIENCED way too many self-inflicted mishaps last season. The final one might have been the most enduring. And maybe the most valuable. In their next-to-last game, the 1-9 Owls were leading 0-9 Connecticut 21-0 after one half in South Philly. They would lose the second half, 28-zip. So . . . "We went out that Monday and scrimmaged for two hours," coach Matt Rhule explained. "My point to the team was, 'Don't take winning lightly. Don't take losing lightly. Play to the end.' They responded.
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September 5, 2014
Navy at Temple Saturday, 1 p.m., Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPN3. Radio: The Fanatic (97.5-FM). Records: Navy is 0-1, Temple 1-0. History: Series tied, 5-5. Temple won the last meeting, in 2009 in Annapolis (27-24), after losing in each of the previous four seasons. About Navy: The Midshipmen lost at home to Top 10 Ohio State, 34-17, after leading by one in the third quarter . . . They're 10-0 at the Linc, with nine of those wins coming against Army . . . Three offensive players that missed the OSU game remain questionable with injuries . . . Junior QB Keenan Reynolds runs the triple option as well as anyone . . . Coach Ken Niumatalolo, in his seventh season, needs one more win to tie Eddie Erdelatz (50)
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August 28, 2014
Coach: Matt Rhule (2-10 in his first season) Last year: 2-10 (1-7 American) On the web: www.Owlsport.com . Ticket info: 215-204-Tixx. Worth watching: Quarterback P.J. Walker would sure seem like the right place to start. The offense got better when he became the starter midway through last season. But he still made his share of mistakes, as you'd expect. Now he has to take the next progression, since he needs to be the leading part of whatever lies ahead. Sophomore Khalif Herbin, who sat out last season, could be the type of gamebreaker that's desperately needed, both catching passes and returning kicks.
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August 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN KENNETH HARPER committed to Temple from Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., he did not do so to be a running back. In fact, he was not even slated to play on the same side of the ball. "When I first came in, I was coming in at safety," Harper said. "My mindset was to do whatever I could do for the team. Whatever my role would be, as long as I was impacting the team in some way, I was successful. " Harper played both safety and running back in high school, but safety was where he thought his college career was headed.
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August 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As one of eight seniors on the roster, running back Kenneth Harper knows the day is coming when the uniform he'll wear won't be Temple football's, but something more appropriate for the workforce. To get ready for that, Harper, a finance major from Gainesville, Fla., who last season led the Owls in rushing yards (613) and touchdowns (11), interned over the summer here with PNC Bank. "I worked on high-net-worth accounts," Harper said. "Asset management and portfolio management, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and things like that.
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June 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple football received three oral commitments from New Jersey players Saturday for the freshman class of 2015. Israel Benson, a 6-foot-1, 316-pound offensive lineman from St. Joseph Regional High in Montvale; Jeremiah Atoki, a 6-11/2, 190-pound wide receiver from Vineland High; and Ryquel Armstead, a 5-103/4 receiver-defensive back from Millville High all committed to the Owls. All three players attended the Matt Rhule Football Camp on Saturday at the team's Edberg-Olson practice facility.
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June 13, 2014
Temple football received an oral commitment Wednesday morning from Bristol, Conn., quarterback Logan Marchi. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder had committed to Connecticut and was set to sign in February. But a few days before national signing day, the university denied his application. Marchi was forced to decommit and planned to attend prep school. According to WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., Marchi will not attend prep school. He will enroll at Temple in January 2015. Marchi is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals.com.
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