The team went 9-4 going to its 4th bowl game ever, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Since their football team participates in the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. When Hardin retired in 1982, the Owls hired Bruce Arians - then 30 years old - to succeed him. American Athletic Football - Regular Season Complete Temple Owls Playoff Picture. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Harry Donahue handled the play-by-play with former Temple Owl Steve Joachim doing the color. They received votes in the AP poll for four weeks and the Coaches poll for eight during the 2010 season, including the preseason, but remained unranked. During Golden's second season, Temple's defense was ranked 49th in the nation, as opposed to 118th in 2006. The school's men's basketball team is part of the Big Five, the traditional designation for the rivalries between the Owls and their Philadelphia rivals: Penn, Saint Joseph's, Villanova, and La Salle. [28], Rowing team is coached by Rebecca Smith Grzybowski, entering her second season as head coach in 2013–14. From the time Warner retired at the end of the 1938 season until 1963, the Owls experienced only 4 winning seasons. • 1996 Atlanta Olympics: Scott Brodie (St. Catharines, Canada) was a member of the Canadian Men's Eight that placed fourth. [2] Temple lost the game 31-0. The Big East voted in February 2001 to expel Temple from the conference effective June 30, 2002. That same year, the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference after several basketball-only schools split off to form a new conference that kept the Big East name. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Temple is the last original Big East football member still in the American Athletic Conference. Under new coach Wayne Hardin, who coached six years at Navy, Temple was up to the challenge. Nine out of the ten most attended Temple games occurred at Penn State. In fact, that year, Coach Blanche Voorhees guided an Owl basketball team to a perfect 12–0 record and also started a field hockey program. [44] Radio-wise, the games are broadcast on WPEN 97.5 The Fanatic. Arians had some success, beating Pitt three times in his six years on the job. The Owls were a football-only member of the Big East Conference from 1991 until 2004. From 1999 to 2008, the Temple Owls women's basketball team was guided by head coach and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Dawn Staley. All-time, the program has made six NCAA Tournament appearances (1966, 1967, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1985) and won first-round games in three of those appearances (1966, 1976, 1978). Between 1983 and 1995, Owl fencers competed in the NCAA championships every year and never finished lower than fifth[citation needed]. On December 12, 2010, Al Golden was hired as the head coach of the University of Miami. In 2013, Temple announced the school would eliminate the following seven athletic teams: Softball, baseball, women's rowing, men's rowing (a non-NCAA sport), men's gymnastics, and both men's indoor and outdoor track and field. The program has made four NCAA Tournament appearances (1987, 1988, 1989, 2002), and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2002. The Owls have played in nine bowl games, and they have a 3–6 record. This marked the second straight year that the Owls were ranked in the final CFP rankings, at #24 in both 2015 and 2016. Temple beat Tulane 49–10 in week 5, followed by a 30–16 win at home against UCF. The Owls lost their first 8 games under Golden before beating Bowling Green during their Homecoming game on October 28, 2006. • 1948 London Olympics: Temple University gymnasts Marian Barone and Clara Schroth-Lomady help the United States win its first medal for women in team competition with the bronze. [16], In Rhule's first season as head coach, Temple struggled and won just two games. Temple won as many as three league games only once (1997: 3-8, 3-4 Big East) and went winless in league play six times. Cardoza was introduced as the head coach for the Temple Owls on July 1, 2008. "[22] The Owls followed up their historic win by going on the road and knocking off American Athletic Conference preseason favorite Cincinnati 34–26. the Owls were ranked for six out of 14 weeks in the AP & Coaches polls, and received votes during six other weeks. They showed signs of promise during the year, almost beating Penn State, losing in the last minutes and winning their last 4 games. 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Temple was in the national spotlight as ESPN's College GameDay took place at Temple for the first time in school history. Temple lost the game 24–20. National Collegiate Athletics Association,,, "Temple Owls Football Schedules and Future Schedules",, Get the latest news and information for the Temple Owls. Temple accepted a bid to play in the EagleBank Bowl, where they faced the UCLA Bruins. The Temple Owls are the athletic teams that represent Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On December 23, 2010, Steve Addazio, then offensive coordinator at the University of Florida, was named head coach to continue and build upon the foundation Golden had left. Coach Nikki Franke entered her 44th season in 2015–16 with an impressive 723–207–1 career record. The Temple Owls are the athletic teams that represent Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The largest attended home game was October 31, 2015, at Lincoln Financial Field, when the Owls played host to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, which had an announced attendance of 69,280,[43] while the actual attendance was north of 70,000. They were a member of the Big East Conference until their expulsion after the 2004 season due to a variety of program shortcomings; they played a limited Mid-American Conference schedule in 2005 and 2006 before becoming a completely affiliated football-only member and playing a full 8-game MAC league schedule in 2007. [20] The win against Penn State was the school's first since 1941. [14], Men's and women's cross country and track & field teams are coached by Elvis Forde, who entered his inaugural season in 2014–15. [24] Despite the Owl's leading 20–17 with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter, the Fighting Irish rallied with a late touchdown to beat Temple 24–20, ending Temple's unbeaten start. Earlier in 2012, Mahoney was Temple's first-ever First Team All-American for track & field when he placed fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships. College GameDay would return to Philadelphia later that year to cover the Army–Navy Game. The Temple playoff picture table presents the probabilities that the Owls will win the division and play in the Conference Championship game. Rhule led the Owls' 2016 campaign to a 10–3 overall (7–1 AAC) record and another AAC East title, becoming the first team in league history to repeat as division champions. The landscape of Temple sports has changed recently, thanks to a major realignment of Division I conferences. Beginning in 2012, Addazio will lead Temple in its return to the Big East Conference. The program won the NCAA National Championship in both 1984 and 1988, and has made 17 all-time appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Entering the 2009–10 season, Temple Men's Basketball program ranked sixth in NCAA All-Time wins with 1711. In the 1983–84 campaign, Marilyn Stephens was named to the Kodak All-America team. In 2009, the Owls won their second consecutive Atlantic-10 tournament against Duquesne, for their conference leading 13th title. In the 1927 season, after wildly mismatched victories over Blue Ridge College (110–0),[4] Juniata (58–0), Gallaudet (62–0) and Washington College (75–0), Temple seemed to upgrade its schedule. [17], Under Fred Turoff, the men's gymnastics team has won 18 ECAC/EIGL championships, and produced five individual NCAA national champions. The Owls football team participates in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, but because the A-10 supported football only at the Football Championship Subdivision level (1997–2006), they maintained separate league affiliation for football. [52], NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, 2016 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game, "Temple, Under Armour sing 10 year, $30m deal",, "Temple (PA) 1936 AP Football Rankings - College Poll Archive - Historical College Football and Basketball Polls and Rankings", "Temple Finally Beats Bucknell-And How!! He was consensus national coach of the year in 1988. The Owls got off to a 6–1 start in 1941, defeating rivals Penn State, Bucknell, and Villanova that season.