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  1. NCAA announces Penn State to get some football scholarships back early

    Sep 24, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    It’s been little more than a year since the NCAA handed down one of its stiffest penalties of all-time, but it seems college athletics’ governing body is finally ready to ease up on Penn State. On Tuesday it was announced the sanction the program’s football scholarships will be gradually restored over the next few years—earlier…

  2. Quotable: Bill O’Brien Nearly Dropped (Another?) F-Bomb

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:28 AM EDT

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    Ahhh, Bill O’Brien. You get all excited and have to catch yourself before you say f—. This is never not enjoyable. Following Penn State’s 34-0 drubbing of Kent State on a rainy Saturday at Beaver Stadium, O’Brien had a little fun with the reporters, calling them out for ignoring his defense’s second consecutive shutout over…

  3. Penn State’s Freshman QB Christian Hackenberg looks to impress against Kent State

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    For most 18-year-old Penn State students, game day in Happy Valley consists of rolling out of bed at 8:00 am, throwing on a blue and white football jersey, chugging some Gatorade, and finally heading over to the Beaver Stadium parking lots. What awaits these students is another action-packed day of tailgating, cheering, and hopefully celebrating…

  4. Your Weekly Temple Uniform Update: Week 3 – The White Lids Are Back

    Sep 14, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Since Temple’s going to be wearing different uniforms for every game this season, we’re keeping track of them. We’ll use this space throughout the season to add to a photo gallery and bring you any relevant notes. In this case — senior backup Clinton Granger will start at quarterback in place of the injured Connor…

  5. Report Alleges Fletcher Cox Took a Free Flight While at Mississippi State

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Amidst the controversy surrounding the Oklahoma State football program (and Sports Illustrated’s reporting on the Oklahoma State football program), Yahoo! Sports released its own improper benefits expose on Wednesday, alleging that five SEC football players, four former and one current, violated NCAA amateurism rules during the course of their college careers. Named in the report…

  6. Photos: Lincoln Financial Field Painted Cherry, Temple’s Throwback Helmets

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Temple and Houston kick off the first game in American Athletic Conference history at Noon. As you can see above, the Lincoln Financial Field end zones have been painted cherry and white for the occasion. “Temple” on the one side, and “Owls” on the other. In jersey-related news, Temple is going to be wearing a…

  7. Video: How Did Villanova’s Fake Punt Work? Answer: They Were Playing Boston College

    Sep 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Kudos to the Villanova Wildcats for employing an original fake punt that worked to the tune of a 47-yard touchdown run. It’s not every day you see a real snap, followed by a fake snap/fumblerooski thing, followed by an I-have-no-idea-what’s-going-on-because-the-camera-lost-sight-of-the-football. I was prepared to be impressed, but I couldn’t quite figure out how this actually…

  8. True Freshman Christian Hackenberg Impressive in First Win for PSU

    Aug 31, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Bill O’Brien had a difficult decision to make on his quarterbacks entering his second season as Penn State’s head football coach. With Matt McGloin graduated and off to the NFL (McGloin made the Raiders, by the way – although that may just be a sad statement about the state of the Raiders), it was down…

  9. Bill Cosby’s Temple-Notre Dame Pep Talk: ‘Your books cost $600, We’re Not Just Handing These Things Out for Nothing’

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:24 AM EDT

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Temple and No. 14 Notre Dame kick off at 3:30 p.m (NBC / 97.5 The Fanatic). Your pregame reading appears below: Temple-Notre Dame Q&A: Enter The Subway Domer [The700Level] Temple Quiz With Nick Menta [The Subway Domer] Photo Gallery: Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Makes Faces, Yells at Tommy Rees [The700Level] ‘Nervous’ Rhule…

  10. Temple-Notre Dame Q&A: Enter The Subway Domer

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

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    With Temple and No. 14 Notre Dame set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC / 97. 5 The Fanatic), we scoured the internet (ran a Twitter search) to find the best semi-amusing ND blogger we could find. We came up with The Subway Domer, who’s the A-No. 1 Tommy Rees supporter on the…

  11. Photo Gallery: Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Makes Faces, Yells at Tommy Rees

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Every day we march closer to Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. kickoff (NBC / 97.5 The Fanatic), I feel less in love with this Temple (+30) number a lot of locals are all over. And that’s not because I like ND (-30) either. My buddy Bill will explain why: yep RT @BillHunter11: @cnmenta the answer to both…

  12. Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown Has Reportedly Signed with WWE

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

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    I have like four things going on in my life: Temple athletics, professional wrestling, Batman comics and that one show on A&E where the two guys from Boston argue with each other until they can flip a house. This qualifies as two of the four. Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown, per OwlsDaily, has signed a…

  13. The Anti-Chip? Bill O’Brien Won’t Name a Starting Quarterback Yet for Penn State

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Hey, Nittany Lion fans: college football season is only 11 days away, which is eight days closer than the Eagles’ Monday night opener in Washington. Yet after today, the Birds have a starting quarterback, and Penn State still does not. Of course, Bill O’Brien is in a little bit different of a position than Chip…

  14. Wait a Second: Penn State Once Turned Down Rick Pitino?

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    There’s a nice story on ESPN.com by Jeff Goodman about Louisville head coach Rick Pitino giving a job to a young assistant coach named Mike Balado, who, after a strange series of circumstances and miscommunications, suddenly found himself without a D-I home. Pitino, after hearing the story of how Balado was about to take a…

  15. ESPN College GameDay Is Coming to the Palestra for Temple-La Salle on Jan. 18

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Get your mascot heads (and other team-affiliated items) ready. After rumors started to float last week, it was made official Wednesday morning that ESPN’s College GameDay pregame show will be coming to Philadelphia on Jan. 18 when Temple and La Salle meet at the Palestra. Rece Davis, Jay Bilas (who will have taken down the…

  16. Meet Stella the Owl, Temple’s New Semi-Official Mascot

    Aug 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Don’t worry, Hooter’s not going anywhere. But look at the claws on that thing! Meet Stella the Owl. Stella is a 3 1/2-year-old, great horned owl from the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, and she was on hand for Temple’s first team scrimmage on Saturday. Stella is currently expected to grace the Temple sidelines during…

  17. Temple and Penn State’s 2013 Over/Under Win Totals

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Temple: 4.5 Penn State: 8.5 Those according to the fine people at OddsShark. We bring this up today (Tuesday), because we’re now less than one month away from college football season, and because the first-ever American Athletic Conference preseason conference poll was just released. Listed below are the results of the media poll along with…

  18. NCAA 14 Predicts Temple vs. Johnny Manziel in Sugar Bowl

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Summer blows. It consists of Rick Reilly using a 17-year-old’s Twitter account to semi-accuse Chris Davis of using PEDs … and, you know, Ryan Braun actually using PEDs. Thankfully, we’re only five weeks away from getting another sport back into our lives — one defined almost entirely by cheating the system! North and South Carolina…

  19. Photo: Take a Look at Temple Football’s New Indoor Practice Facility

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    If you’re a Temple grad, and currently thinking to yourself — “Where the hell did they build this thing on top of every other thing they’re building down there!??!” — you’re looking at the old student recreation pavilion at Broad & Berks, where you used to play intramural ball. It’s Temple’s new indoor practice facility…

  20. DUDE: Steve Addazio Discovered Vine, And It’s Insufferable

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    I saw these Vines on the OwlScoop football message board over the weekend. I would have posted them sooner, but it took me two days to put my face back on. Now I sort of look like this. Anyway, this “dude” thing is some sort of recruiting mantra. Boston College recruits “dudes” and then they…

  21. Khalif Wyatt Will Play with the Sixers in Orlando This Summer

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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    He didn’t get drafted Thursday night, but he did say last week that “June 27 won’t be the end of the world no matter which way it goes.” Well, it’s June 28, and Khalif Wyatt will play for the Sixers’ summer league team in Orlando, a source confirmed Friday. He is also expected to play…

  22. The Evster Breaks Down the NBA Lottery

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Little known fact: every blog post on this website must be about Philadelphia. I once failed to mention Thaddeus Young in a post about who has the smoothest calves in the NBA (it’s Udonis Haslem) and Enrico banned me from the site for three months. I wasn’t even sure what he meant — was I…

  23. Temple Basketball Is Going to Play on This “Blacktop” Floor Down at UCF

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    If you have no idea who’s in the American Athletic Conference, no one blames you. But to make a long conference realignment recap short, Temple and UCF are in the same conference now. Well, alright, they’ll be in the same conference this time next week — Monday, July 1. And at some point next season,…

  24. All PSU Fans Really Need to Know about Bill O’Brien’s Amended Contract

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    It sure was nice of Penn State University to pad head football coach Bill O’Brien’s bank account with a raise, not to mention throw in some additional perks such as additional access to a private jet. Based on the job he did of leading the program to an 8-4 record last year, he earned all…

  25. We’re 84 Days Away from Temple-Notre Dame, So Check Out These Week 1 Lines

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Temple Owls will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time when the two teams meet in South Bend on Aug. 31. And it’s June, so naturally all we really care about is whether or not to lay the points. Fortunately for all of you stuck betting baseball and LeBron, the Golden…