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Streaking no more

The sun managed to shine over Lincoln Financial field as the game clock approached zero and an unfamiliar Saturday celebration commenced. Band conductors were replaced by players in pads, while others with helmets held high and in hand, supplemented the sound of the fight song along side the student section.…

‘Big Play Travis’ sparks offense, special teams

Each Memorial Day weekend, Travis Shelton engages in a footrace with his cousin Devin Hester, the Chicago Bears rookie kick returner, at their annual family reunion. Two years ago Hester took home the top honors, but last summer Shelton edged out the former Miami Hurricanes standout.…

Owls take a beating from Central Michigan

One week after winning its first game in nearly two years and spending time in the national spotlight, the Temple football team came crashing back down to reality Saturday. The fall was swift.…

Schooled in English

The football team’s game plan against Northern Illinois Saturday called for the offense to stay on the field as much as possible in an effort to keep Garret Wolfe, the Huskies’ Heisman Trophy candidate, off the field.…

N. Illinois’ Heisman hopeful will dash past Owls

The words ‘Heisman Trophy’ and ‘Temple’ likely don’t belong in the same sentence. But in four days, a frontrunner for college football’s top honor will host the 0-7 Owls. And the chips likely won’t be stacked in Temple’s corner.Enter Northern Illinois running back Garrett Wolfe.…

Latest loss pushes streak into top 10

A week after the football team took its first lead of the season, the Owls again drove up the field on their opening drive against Clemson and booted a field goal for a 3-0 advantage.…

A defining first drive for Owls

Five games of futility were wiped away on one drive Saturday. The football team struggled mightily through its first five contests of the season. But in one drive – a three-play, 58-yard march that culminated in a touchdown – against Kent State, there was a marked momentum shift between the Owls’ other losses and their 28-17 defeat to the Golden Flashes last weekend.…

Knocked down, not out

Minutes before the football team’s game against Kent State Saturday, coach Al Golden temporarily abandoned his football playbook for a guide of another kind – the Bible. Golden told the Owls that Jesus once asked a lame man if he wanted to walk.…

Struggling offense work in progress

George DeLeone was looking for a new job last fall. With 35 years of college coaching experience, 13 bowl appearances to his teams’ credits and the notoriety for helping construct the successful Syracuse offenses of the 1990s, he knew there would be plenty of suitors.…

Owls’ miscues overwhelming in loss at W. Mich.

For nearly 30 minutes, it looked like the football team was finally clicking. The defense had come up with some big stops, freshman Jason Harper had established a running game and, with one second left in the first half, the offense exited the field following its best drive.Then it all came unraveled.…