Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 5 Temple.
You can’t fault Temple for trying a fake field goal against USF. After all, Temple is the representation of perpetual football failure, and USF is a ranked heavy favorite. But this... this is not good. Not good for the Owls, at least; it’s excellent for us as an illustration of how to do everything wrong during a fake…
The Penn State defense is so well-practiced, so perfected, that by now you can practically write it yourself. The accusations are unsubstantiated; too much time has passed; nobody remembers; there are no records. The language changes from email to email and statement to statement as the university blasts them out to…
Adam Woodbury’s tip in as time expired in overtime delivered the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 72-70 win over Temple in a 7-10 first round matchup. Iowa overcame a lousy 34.8% shooting percentage on the day to down the Owls.
Temple took down Larry Brown’s previously undefeated Southern Methodist Mustangs 89-80 this afternoon in Philly. The game was originally scheduled to take place yesterday, but the blizzard forced it to today. Backup guard Devin Coleman was a perfect 7-for-7 from three and 8-for-8 from the field for 23 points.
Bill Cosby was charged yesterday with three counts of aggravated indecent assault by authorities in Montgomery County, Pa., for what happened back in 2004, when Andrea Constand said Cosby invited her over to his home, drugged, and assaulted her. At the time, Constand was the director of operations for the women’s…
ESPN’s College GameDay went to Philadelphia today for the unpredictably-huge Notre Dame-Temple game. Phillyfan was there, and Phillyfanned as hard as he could. Your sign roundup, with help as always from SEC Nation:
Bill Cosby, who has sold out arenas, who has been televised into millions of homes, who lectured America on the virtues of buckled pants, who has spoken at rally after rally, who has served on the board of trustees of a public university, claims he is not a public figure. Or rather, that’s the argument his lawyers…
Baltimore police have arrested two men, 25-year-old Matt Brown and 30-year-old Anthony Leon Eley Jr., on human trafficking charges. Brown is the son of a prominent Baltimore attorney, and was an all-conference football player at Temple University.
Every NCAA Tournament has its snubs, its questionable inclusions, and baffling seedings. But few seasons have produced so clear a narrative as this one has: it's very, very good to have name recognition.
Fans of Temple and La Salle's basketball teams renewed a Palestra tradition today, as they threw streamers onto the court after each team's first made basket.
Without Andrea Constand, none of this happens. Bill Cosby is still America’s No. 1 dad, still beloved for giving us the Huxtables and Fat Albert, still embraced in too many corners of the country for telling young black men to pull up their pants, still selling out arena after arena.
Feb. 13, 1994, Temple coach John Chaney had to be pulled away from UMass's John Calipari following a Minutemen win. You know this, and the images are part of our collective sports memory by now. But try to watch the incident with fresh eyes. Never forget how incredible it is that this happened.
Temple University announced today that it will drop seven intercollegiate sports: baseball, softball, men's crew, women's rowing, men's gymnastics, and men's track and field, both indoor and outdoor. This is a cautionary tale about trying become a football school.
The Fordham Rams (FCS) wrapped up a stunning upset win over the Temple Owls (FBS) with this—there is simply no other word for it—breathtaking hail mary that traveled 125 yards in the air if it went 29.
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Sorry, it was physically not possible to make that headline any less confusing while remaining factually accurate. The Big East, in the midst of major realignment, is going to look a lot different next year. Commissioner Mike Aresco announced today that the 12-team conference will be split into two divisions, with a…
Depending on the traffic, Atlantic City, N.J., is a little more than an hour from Philadelphia by car, which makes it the perfect sort of getaway for college students from the city looking for some harmless mini-Vegas bacchanalia. Temple guard Khalif Wyatt, who turned 21 over the weekend, probably had that in mind…