Athletics

Arthur Johnson pictured with President Wingard, holding Johnson's replica Temple jersey.
What they’re saying about Temple’s new athletic director
Type: News Story
Program leaders from around the country weigh in on Temple’s newest Owl.
October 8, 2021
New laws set to level collegiate playing field
Type: News Story
Thilo Kunkel discusses his name, image and likeness research and its impact.
July 8, 2021
Hooter at a Temple basketball game.
Hooter the Owl: Through the years
Type: News Story
The many guises and storied life of Temple’s mascot, Hooter.
March 2, 2021
Temple T flag
How media around the country honored Coach
Type: News Story
Coach Chaney is remembered by local and national journalists and on Twitter.
February 9, 2021
An Owl statue and the Temple T on Main Campus.
Celebrating the life of ‘a giant of a man’
Type: News Story
A celebration of the life of the late John Chaney, legendary coach of Temple men’s basketball for 24 years, was held at the Liacouras Center.
February 9, 2021
Temple Diamond Marching Band performing “T for Temple U” at a football game
The history of “T for Temple U”
Type: News Story
Temple’s “T for Temple U” cheer was created by two cheerleaders and the Diamond Marching Band during the 1982–1983 basketball season.
April 28, 2020
Kamali Thompson
Temple fencing alumna trains for Olympics and a career in medicine
Type: News Story
Kamali Thompson graduated from the College of Science and Technology in 2012 and has since moved on to pursue a career in the medical field—while training to make the 2020 Olympics at the same time.
September 23, 2019
A sunbeam shining behind the Bell Tower.
The best of the decade: Temple edition
Type: News Story
Look back on the university’s most momentous and memorable moments, from 2009 to 2019.
December 16, 2019
2019 graduate Ashton Dunkley
From the track to a doctoral program, Temple senior is running her own race
Type: News Story
After graduation, Ashton Dunkley will research Native American history through the University of Minnesota’s doctoral program in American studies.
May 6, 2019
Alison Lorraine reporting at the Independence Bowl
For alumna in Shreveport, reporting on the Owls was a hoot
Type: News Story
Alison Lorraine made a newsreel as a Temple undergraduate. These days, she delivers the news as an anchor in Shreveport, Louisiana.
January 29, 2019
Frank Nutile on the field
Major success: Owls study more than the playbook
Type: News Story
Temple University’s football program is among the nation’s leaders in diversity of its players’ academic majors.
December 17, 2018
Alexa Phillip
From gymnastics to law enforcement, senior dreams of a life in motion
Type: News Story
Student-athlete and criminal justice major Alexa Phillip wants an active career—literally.
May 22, 2018
Fran Dunphy coaching
Fran Dunphy to coach 2018-19 season; Aaron McKie named as successor
Type: News Story
Head men’s basketball Coach Fran Dunphy will remain through the 2018-2019 season, and current assistant coach and alumnus Aaron McKie will succeed Dunphy in that role.
April 11, 2018
a sketched rendering showing an aerial view of the proposed stadium
Temple to seek approvals for multipurpose facility
Type: News Story
Temple is taking the next step toward an on-campus multipurpose facility including a football stadium with plans to file a project submission with the Philadelphia Planning Commission.
January 18, 2018
a fan in the crowd wearing Temple gear, cheering on the Temple football team.
What a bowl game means for Temple
Type: News Story
Temple football’s success, especially the team’s appearance in the Military Bowl, has far-reaching impacts on the university.
December 22, 2016
Hooter and the Spirit Squad on a football field.
Spirit HooTorial
Type: News Story
Hooter and company give a crash-course on the Temple cheer.
August 30, 2016
A “Rio 2016” graphic with the Olympic rings.
On your mark, get set, Rio
Type: News Story
From the sideline to the starting line, Owls will be represented at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
August 3, 2016
The new sports complex and the Philadelphia skyline, as seen from the top of Morgan Hall.
New sports complex nears completion
Type: News Story
Temple’s new sports complex, just south of Main Campus, is nearing completion and will host intercollegiate athletics, intramural and club sports.
August 2, 2016
A student practicing her fencing technique with a yellow pool noodle.
Local students celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Temple
Type: News Story
Temple student-athletes hosted sports clinics for students from nearby Duckrey Elementary, William H. Hunter and William McKinley schools.
April 11, 2016
X-rays of brains.
Temple selected as site for landmark NCAA-DOD concussion study
Type: News Story
The university was chosen to participate in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head-impact exposure ever conducted.
March 9, 2016
Fernandez racing to a win in the American Athletic Conference championship.
Fernandez competes in NCAA cross country championship
Type: News Story
Women's cross country star adds All-American honors to her impressive running resume.
November 23, 2015
A Temple men's soccer player kicking the ball during a match.
Progress begins at William Penn site to create athletic fields south of campus
Type: News Story
The site of the former high school is being cleared to create space for a new athletics facility for Temple students.
November 16, 2015
Blanca Fernandez crossing the finish line.
A conversation with Temple's undefeated Owl
Type: News Story
Blanca Fernandez ran her way into the history books with her win at the conference championship.
November 3, 2015
Red-hot starts for Temple women’s sports
Type: News Story
Three of Temple’s women’s sports programs are off to blistering starts, with two still undefeated.
September 9, 2014
At home opener, Temple hosts Navy, honors Lewis Katz
Type: News Story
The Owls will honor the memory of long-time Board of Trustees member and alumnus Lewis Katz during the home opener on Saturday, September 6, against Navy. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.
September 5, 2014

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