1. Temple's Bernard Pierce Looks For Bounce Back Game Tonight Against CMU

    Thumbing down the roster about an hour before the Villanova game, I was heartened to see the number of my favorite Temple player right next to my favorite Temple player's name: No. 30 Bernard Pierce...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about almost 4 years ago 229 reads 1 comments

  2. Andy Talley: Villanova Coach Shows Enormous Class After Losing to Temple

    If you go to the Temple-Villanova football game next year, best bring a defribulator. That will be on my pre-game check list, right next to the Coors Light and the reduced fat wheat thins (hey, got to cut calories somewhere)...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about almost 4 years ago 1,137 reads 3 comments

  3. Temple-Villanova: Recent History Gives a Peek Into Possible Outcome

    Finally. This thing has gnawed at the stomachs and heads of Temple fans for 364 days and no amount of Pepto Bismol or Advil has been able to get rid of it. That's how bad they took the loss to Villanova last year...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 242 reads 0 comments

  4. Temple's Proposed Move to CUSA Makes Sense For Both

    It's one thing when an anonymous blogger throws out a rumor. Those kind of things happen all the time. It's another when a respected college football journalist like Rivals...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 4,088 reads 12 comments

  5. Temple Football: Owls' Marketing Should Take a Page From Tom Sawyer Book

    Three weeks to the start of the season and only about 15,000 tickets have been sold for Temple's home football opener against Villanova in a stadium that seats 70,000. Time to panic, right? No...

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  6. Bernard Pierce: Temple Owls Would be Wise to Revisit Comic Book Idea

    Time being as fleeting as it is, I didn't realize that 1986 was so long ago until I tried to find the Paul Palmer Comic book I lost...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 386 reads 2 comments

  7. For Temple, Beating Penn State Would Be One Big Fat Win

    At the risk of getting ahead of ourselves, I will take a moment to do just that. Let's talk about, say, the Penn State game three months from today...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 301 reads 7 comments

  8. Temple and Rutgers About to Renew an Old Rivalry

    Rivalries are a beautiful thing. I'm old enough to know when Temple and Delaware were rivals. One of my fondest days was spent in Newark, Del., when Temple beat Delaware 31-8 in front of a still-record and still-stunned crowd of 23,619...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 474 reads 10 comments

  9. Heisman Trophy Could Mean Gold for Temple and Bernard Pierce

    More than anything else, the Heisman Trophy is the by-product of an excellent and deserving candidate playing under the right circumstances with just the right level of promotion. Temple's Paul Palmer was that back in 1986 (pictured)...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 487 reads 3 comments

  10. Temple Fan Utilizes Facebook To Aid Bernard Pierce's Heisman Hunt

    I've never met David Sourber but, from what I gather, he beat me to the punch with what I thought was an innovative idea: create a "Bernard Pierce for Heisman" Facebook page...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about 4 years ago 242 reads 0 comments

  11. Golden Says Temple Football Owls Are Loaded

    If you type in "how loaded is loaded" into a google search engine these days, the first result will be this very thoughtful and well-researched post by MH55 on Owlscoop.com...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 529 reads 3 comments

  12. Al Golden Rewarded by the Temple Owls with a Contract Extension

    I like the way Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw works; quietly and behind the scenes.I ran into Bill at the signing day function and mentioned something about head coach Al Golden's ...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 786 reads 0 comments

  13. Two Plus Two Equals a 4 PM Start For Temple-Villanova

    So I'm driving on I-76 today and thinking how it's too bad I don't have a digital camera. It's raining like crazy on the Schuylkill Expressway and I see a Temple billboard that proclaims "Friday, Sept...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  14. NCAA Football: Checking in on Temple and How the Owls Can Improve

    Every once in a while, I check in with what Temple coach Al Golden has to say on Twitter. According to Al's latest tweet, the coaching staff is in the film room right now. "Spring practice is getting close," Al said...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  15. The ABCs of Temple Football Recruiting

    If you listen to Temple University head football coach Al Golden—and I try to do that every chance I get, whether it's on signing day or Fan Fest or Cherry and White day, whenever—you will become conversant in what I call Goldenspeak...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 552 reads 8 comments

  16. Temple Signing Day: Now Beats Wow

    When I think about recruiting and how big the story has become on a national level, I'm reminded of the times as a kid I used to be in the back seat of my dad's car on the way to vacation in Wildwood, N...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  17. Temple's Recruiting Season: The Most Important One

    They say there are three seasons in college football: spring practice, the fall season itself, and recruiting season. I have a hunch that we are nearing the end of the most important season, the recruiting one...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 643 reads 2 comments

  18. Why Al Golden Didn't Take the East Carolina Job

    I don't mention Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy to many people because I'm not that much of a hoops fan, but I admire the man a lot...

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  19. Temple's Football Family Hurting Today, Mourning Loss of Dan Glammer

    Once upon a time not so long ago, being a Temple football fan was like being a member of an exclusive club in the Dark Ages...

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  20. Temple Delivers Largest TV Bowl Ratings in Philly Since 2007

    A couple of days ago, I dashed off a note to Philadelphia Inquirer TV writer Mike Klein and asked him to get the ratings for Temple's EagleBank Bowl football game with UCLA...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 662 reads 2 comments

  21. EagleBank Bowl: Temple Liked the Play, Hated the Ending

    Walking out of RFK Stadium, I thought about this town and something that happened here just about 150 years ago. Ford's Theater, the place where Abraham Lincoln was shot, is only two blocks away from the Renaissance Marriott, the Temple team hotel...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  22. Temple Fans Buying into Al Golden's Message of Hope

    Every morning for the past month or so, I've gotten up and wiped the sand from my eyes, stretched a little bit and sprinted to the door for the morning paper. I quickly thumbed to the second sports page and checked the bowl pairings...

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 214 reads 5 comments

  23. The Most Important Sports Date in Temple History (seriously)

    Hyperbole has certainly been overused everywhere, but especially so in the world of sports. The phrase "The Game of the Century" may have been used 100 times in the last century, and it may have never been true (OK, maybe Notre Dame football 10-10 tie vs.

    Mike Gibson Written by Mike Gibson about over 4 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  24. Temple's Game Plan Against UCLA Should Boil Down to One Word: Blitz

    Somewhere between getting a prolonged standing ovation at the Temple-Villanova basketball game (pictured) and now, the Temple football Owls stopped to visit the Philadelphia Eagles for a couple of days last week...

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  25. Take It to The (Eagle) Bank: Temple vs. UCLA

    Usually, these bowl announcement shows are nothing more than a glorified version of College Gameday, ESPN's weekly pre-game show...

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