1. Temple Set To Party Like It's 1979

    Temple head coach Al Golden passed on word today that Sunday will be party time. The university is holding a bowl selection announcement party at the Liacouras Center on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 PM...

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  2. Temple Football Soon to Be Asked to Leave Country

    It seems there aren't a whole lot of people out there who can deal with any Temple football success. Earlier this decade, a few weeks after Temple beat then fellow Big East conference member ...

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  3. Ohio 35, Temple 17: 'Owl' Golden Is Going Nowhere, and Here's Why

    After Temple's 35-17 loss to Ohio in what was the MAC East Championship game Friday, I've reached one inescapable conclusion: Al Golden is going nowhere. Or make that Owl Golden...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 298 reads 7 comments

  4. Black Friday Game Plan: Watching Temple-Ohio for the Mac East Title

    There are three ways to watch the Temple at Ohio game for the MAC East title on Friday (nationally televised at 11 a.m. on ESPU)...

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  5. Can We Finally Put This Emphasis on Attendance to Rest?

    If you haven't seen it, I direct your attention to Mike Jensen's fabulous piece in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer on Temple's wonderful long-time football fans.You can find it by going to Philly...

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  6. Temple Football Now Philadelphia's Hottest Sports Ticket

    The hottest ticket in Philadelphia sports today does not get fans into an Eagles or Flyers game. The hottest ticket in town is Temple football. Ticketmaster...

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  7. Temple 56, Akron 17: A Victory for Diversity

    The 2008 edition of the Princeton Review ranked Temple University as having the most diverse population in the nation. There is much to like about that...

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  8. Temple Owls Must Resort To Bag of Magic Tricks Against Akron

    A very wise man (an old Owl, actually), once told me that a good offensive coordinator is like a magician. "He'll be able to show you three shells and tell you where the ball is at and then ...

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  9. Temple's Pierce Comes Dressed Up as Paul Palmer in Win Over Navy

    The question was posed to a young Bernard Pierce in the locker room at Lincoln Financial Field a couple of weeks ago. "Dude, do you realize you have a chance to break Paul Palmer's records?" "Who's Paul Palmer?" Pierce said...

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  10. Temple-Navy: Middies' Trick Could Turn Out to Be Owls' Treat

    Nothing could be more fitting this year than Temple playing at Navy on Halloween. Navy played a trick on Temple, and it could turn out to be an unexpected treat for the Owls come Saturday...

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  11. Temple 40, Toledo 24: Pierce Shoulders the Load

    Mark Beier and the Toledo radio broadcast team threw many bouquets in Temple's direction Saturday night, you didn't know which ones to catch, and which ones to send to the nearest deserving funeral home...

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  12. Temple Football: Four in a Row and Counting

    The year was 1985. The top-rated series on TV was The Cosby Show. The price of gas in some parts of the country was 69 cents a gallon. On Oct. 19 of that year, the No. 1 song, "Take on Me," was by a Norwegian group, Ah-Ha...

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  13. Bernard Pierce of Temple Already Being Compared to Eric Dickerson

    As if Temple's football team didn't present the Mid-American Conference with enough problems early in the season, the league has looked up and found a one-headed, two-footed monster coming from Philadelphia...

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  14. Ball State Coach Says Temple Defense Could Be Best Ever

    Gotta give Stan Parrish some credit. He's not getting much in Muncie, Ind., these days. There's even a firestanparrish.com Web site...

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  15. Temple Owls: Enough Weapons To Blow Up a Scoreboard

    It's got be good to be Temple quarterback Vaughn Charlton right now. He's got more weapons than an F-15 fighter pilot and the plane hasn't even gotten out of the hanger yet...

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  16. Temple vs. Ball State: Wishing For Turnovers Won't Do

    There's a reason why football is the greatest game ever devised. It's simple. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on down on the field...

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  17. Temple at Eastern Michigan: Numbers in Stands Equal Amount of Wins

    The old saying is two's company and three's a crowd. How about 2,000 is company for a really big house party and 3,000 is a crowd for a really bad Homecoming Game in college football? Well, 3,364 to be exact...

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  18. Temple-Eastern Michigan: No Such Thing as a Trap Game for Owls Football

    Message boards are a beautiful thing. You can catch the pulse of a sports fan, or a sports community, by sitting down with a cup of coffee and paging down a list of threads. Occasionally something will catch your eye, so you will click on it...

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  19. Temple 37, Buffalo 13: A Can of Whoop, Err, Arse

    There's a word radio sports jock Jim Rome likes to use. Arse. Like, they kicked arse. Like, they whooped arse. You get the idea. I had to do a double take at the tailgate prior to the Buffalo at Temple football game on Saturday...

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  20. We're Temple Football Fans, but We're from Missouri on Saturday

    They might have stumbled out of their dorm rooms at 10 a.m. and taken the 10-minute subway ride to the game in Philadelphia, but the estimated 6,000 Temple students will be from Missouri for Saturday's game against Buffalo...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about almost 5 years ago 152 reads 1 comments

  21. Temple-Penn State: Another Trip to Happy Valley Without a Happy Ending for Owls

    My doctor has a Penn State mural that I have to look at when I go for my annual checkup. It's one of Joe Paterno leading the football team down the main street at State College, presumably during a pep rally...

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  22. Under Wayne Hardin, Temple Owls Used to Scare Wits Out of Nits

    Back in the day is a phrase kids like to use about crazy things they heard of way back when. Here's something really crazy: Temple and Penn State used to play great, great football games back in the day...

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  23. Penn State Week: A Puncher's Chance For Temple

    Playing Penn State, for this Temple fan, has been a little like playing the lottery.I know I'm not going to win, but I plunk down my money anyway.Little risk, great reward.You can't win if you don't play...

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  24. Four Fourth-Quarter Leads, Four Losses For Temple

    I was just working out some math equations in my head.Hmm, what does 27,854 plus 1 equal?Oh, I'd say about 30,632.What does 27,854 minus one equal?Probably around 8,000...

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  25. Villanova Loss: Temple's Single Field Goal Theory

    I haven't been in the mood to post on any of the Temple football message boards recently.I'm in deep mourning.Thirty years of losing, then being sold that this year would be different, then losing to a 1AA team, 27-24, to Villanova, will do that to a man.

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