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  1. Larry Brown just told the UConn student section to make sure Kevin Ollie doesn’t get his ass kicked out of a game

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT


    Larry Brown is just weeks away from perhaps taking Southern Methodist University to the NCAA tournament — assuming the Mustangs stop losing to teams like Temple and USF on the road. Brown was back in Philly last Sunday when No. 23 SMU lost at the Liacouras Center. After the game and before exiting the media…

  2. Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick got kind of freaked out by the Owl eyes at the Liacouras Center on Sunday

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT


    If you take out the students who were sitting behind the basket, this is basically what Sean Kilpatrick was looking at in the second half yesterday. The Temple Owls rallied from 19 points down and very nearly knocked off the No. 15 Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday. Behind a career-high 33 points from Dalton Pepper, Temple…

  3. College GameDay at the Palestra: Tyrone Garland will have ‘no mercy,’ but you can have this T-shirt for 20 bucks

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT


    You might have forgotten about it. Enrico did. They announced it like five months ago. But tomorrow is finally the day College GameDay comes to you from the Palestra. Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and my close, personal friend Jalen Rose will be on the air leading up to the Temple-La Salle tip at Noon. The…

  4. Story time: Wilt Chamberlain feared death by soda poisoning, a tape of the 100-point game exists, and one man did actually die in his seat at the Vet

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT


    A reel-to-reel tape of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game exists. But like so much else about Wilt’s career, no one’s sure where the damn thing is. You may not be familiar with him, but Josh Pastner is the head coach of the Memphis University basketball team. His No. 24 Tigers — who will be ranked higher…

  5. Photos: Temple Basketball will wear these new shorts vs. Texas today

    Dec 7, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    Let’s get this out of the way right up front, in light of Friday’s news. Temple University is not paying for these. Under Armour is. Now, behold: Temple Basketball’s new alternate shorts, courtesy Darren Rovell on Twitter. They’re apparently part of the team’s “Big Owl” uniform, which features some gold trim on what are basically…

  6. Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    A few days back, Temple started teasing that it had something planned in the way of a new paint job for the Liacouras Center. They revealed the makeover last night, featuring a massive set of owl eyes painted on what used to be the plain gray wall behind the student section. Given how dark it…

  7. Your latest Brian Dawkins is ‘phenomenal’ story; this one also featuring Bill Cosby

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT


    If we learned anything from the Shawn Andrews people-said-I-ate-fast-food-but-I-really-didn’t-eat-fast-food-but-Donovan-rolled-his-eyes-at-me saga, it’s that there isn’t anyone with anything negative to say about Brian Dawkins. Even Andrews referred to Dawk as the only guy he could trust during his time in Philly. Some Dawk stories are legendary, and this one about he and Gary Papa has always…

  8. Your 2013-14 City 6 College Basketball Season Preview

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    The city’s first Big 5 game tips off Saturday night, when Temple meets Penn at the Palestra. Also on Saturday, La Salle hosts Manhattan, St. Joe’s visits Vermont. Villanova gets going Friday night against Lafayette, and Drexel takes on No. 22 UCLA at midnight ET (Friday into Saturday). Zeitlin’s going to be back tomorrow with…

  9. When’s the last time the home team won a football game at Lincoln Financial Field?

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    Over the last two seasons, there hasn’t been a whole lot of winning football in this city. Dating back to the start of last year, the two teams that call the Linc home — the Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls — are a combined 11-25. “I don’t know if Lincoln Financial Field is cursed,…

  10. Photo: Temple to wear Liberty Bell on helmets in Cincinnati tonight

    Oct 11, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT


    Freshman P.J. Walker will make his first college start when Temple (0-5) visits Cincinnati (3-2) tonight at 8:30. The Owls have been tweaking their uniform for each game this year and are breaking out something special for the ESPN cameras tonight: Look familiar? — Temple Football (@Temple_FB) October 11, 2013 Check out the other…

  11. Matt Rhule had his players thank the fans who stayed to watch Louisville blow out Temple

    Oct 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT


    @Temple_FB thanking the @cherrycrusade #templeproud #GoOwls — Temple Bands (@TempleBands) October 5, 2013 For how often local fans refer to Philadelphia as the best sports city in the world, and for a university that has over 100,000 alumni living in the area, you’d think there would be at least a mild curiosity about seeing…

  12. Photos: Your weekly Temple uniform update and a look at Kibbie Dome

    Sep 28, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT


    Temple kicks off at Idaho at 5 p.m., in search of Matt Rhule’s first win as head coach. As we’ve been doing, we’re back with your weekly Temple uniform photo gallery. Saturday’s jerseys in Moscow are the standard away uniform from 2012: cherry lids, white tops, cherry pants. Above is a nice look at Kibbie…

  13. Flea rocks a Temple jersey at Liacouras Center show, professes love for Mark Macon

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT


    Cool to be hanging out in the liacouris center…….I used to dig watching mark Macon play — Flea (@flea333) September 24, 2013 Atoms for Peace, a Thom Yorke side project featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, kicked off their tour at the Liacouras Center last night on Temple University’s campus. Flea showed his love…

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

    Sep 14, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT


    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…

  16. 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…

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

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


    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…

  19. Felix Jones, We Hardly Knew Ye: Traded for Former Temple LB

    Aug 23, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT


    When the Eagles brought Felix Jones into the mix at the end of May, it was with an understanding he was no lock to make the team. If he could demonstrate some of dazzling moves and explosion that led the Dallas Cowboys to draft him in the first round in 2008, there might be a…

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

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT


    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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

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

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT


    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…