College football

Bowl preview: Temple looking to continue their winning ways in postseason

While the "new norm" that Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson proclaimed would be the standard from here on hasn’t quite worked out as planned for the better-known birds who inhabit Lincoln Financial Field, it’s definitely kicked in for the other. As a result, the Temple...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:13pm

Report: Geoff Collins is lead candidate for Georgia Tech coaching job

There is a strong possibility that the Temple Owls will be looking for a new football coach this offseason. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Temple head coach Geoff Collins has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next head coach at Georgia Tech. Thamel also added in his report...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:13pm

Temple happy to Duke it out in Independence Bowl

Finding out you’re playing Duke in a postseason game often can ruin your appetite. But no offense to Duke’s David Cutcliffe, these aren’t Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils — filled with All Americans and surefire NBA Lottery picks -- the Temple Owls will be facing them on...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 4:45pm

Resilient Temple climbs off deck again to beat South Florida

Down, but not out. That was the story of Temple’s improbable 27-17 come-from-way-behind victory over South Florida at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. The Owls forced five second-half turnovers while scoring touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams to erase a 17-point halftime...

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:40pm

Penn toasted by Harvard in final home game

The irony wasn’t lost on those paying attention. Per tradition at Penn football games at the end of the third quarter, the band strikes up the school’s fight song while those in the student section rise and join in song. As the ditty nears its conclusion with the phrase "Here...

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

ESPN College Gameday ready to invade Boston College

Boston is and will forever be defined as a pro sports city. We devour everything that involves the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. Boston College is the only nearby college or university (sorry UMass) with a Division 1 (FBS) football program and for the reason mentioned above (and many more...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:21pm

Spread line odds Florida State Virginia Tech football gambling

Labor Day features a Monday night college football contest between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Florida State Seminoles. Oddsmakers have pegged Florida State as seven-point favorites in this all-ACC affair, while the Over/Under is 55.5 as of Sunday afternoon, though potentially stormy weather...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:10am

College football Alabama Michigan Kansas win total lines odds

Season win bet totals are a great way to make money betting college football without having to handicap the matchups on a weekly basis. Here are three suggestions on where to place your bets this season. Here are College football Alabama Michigan Kansas win total lines and odds.   ...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:53am

Will DJ Durkin be fired this week? Latest on Jordan McNair

On Friday, ESPN published an explosive report about the “toxic culture” of the University of Maryland football program — one that allegedly is based on “fear and intimidation,” laced with “humiliation” and “extreme verbal abuse of players”...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:36am

Sports betting gambling College Football National title odds

The 2018 NCAA college football season is still about a month away from kicking off. But it’s never too early to run down some championship odds, right? The odd makers at www.SportsBettingDime.com have designated Alabama as the front-runner to win the College Football Playoff National...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:21am

Reeling Villanova crushed by lowly New Hampshire

It looks like Villanova’s season of redemption, which started off with a bang with a stunning upset of Temple at the Linc, followed by a blowout of Lehigh, may well end with a whimper. Following Saturday’s stunning 34-0 loss to 1-6 New Hampshire, who scored on a 75-yard run on the...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:25pm

Penn’s late score and defensive stops spoil Bagnoli’s homecoming

Even after the fifth time in the red zone was finally the charm, there was still work to do before Penn could walk off venerable Franklin Field with a harder-than-it should’ve-been 13-10 win over Columbia Saturday. Not until freshman Mohammed Diakite stepped in front of a fallen receiver for...

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:19pm

Anthony Russo's long wait finally paying off

Anthony Russo didn’t mind the wait. He waited for P.J. Walker to wrap up his Temple career when he watched as a redshirt. The young quarterback also waited while Logan Marchi took over the reins his freshman year for half a season before Frank Nutile replaced him mid-season and guided the...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:38pm

Temple's busy defense key to their resurgence

On Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the numbers did lie. For starters, Temple lost the time of possession battle to Tulsa by nearly 14 minutes in its American Athletic Conference opener.  The Owls were outgained from scrimmage, 403-300 while surrendering 32 first downs. More...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:48pm

Flacco’s happy homecoming leads Towson past Villanova

Big Brother wasn’t watching, but he sure had to be proud. And that’s saying something considering all Joe Flacco has accomplished throughout his football career. But on the Main Line Saturday, little brother Tom did something the Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl-winning...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:32pm

Revamped Penn hoping to solve Ivy League again in 2018

It was so elementary you didn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery of the Penn Quakers’ success last season. That’s how much of a force Justin Watson was. With 81 receptions for 1083 yards and 14 touchdowns, the kid who went on to become Tampa Bay’s fifth-...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:31pm

Temple vows 0-2 start won’t be their doom

Don’t tell Geoff Collins and his Temple Owls they’re doomed after falling to 0-2 for the first time since 2013 in an excruciating 36-29 loss to Buffalo on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. They’re convinced as long as they stick together, work hard and clean up some of the...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:13pm

Villanova upsets Temple in season opener

Right around the time they were breathing a huge sigh of relief in Happy Valley on Saturday night, up on North Broad St. at Temple, they were kicking themselves. Unlike Penn State’s nationally ranked Nittany Lions against Appalachian State, Geoff Collins Owls’ could not avoid the upset...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 2:07pm

Free Tennessee West Virginia live stream college football

Can Will Grier elevate his game enough for West Virginia to take the next step up the college football ranks? That’s one of the questions that will be answered when the 17th-ranked Mountaineers kick off their 2018 season facing Tennessee on Saturday (September 1) at 3:30 p.m. EST. Below are...

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 10:23am

Temple, Villanova square off to open college football season

They’re not exactly the Sharks and Jets or the Hatfields and McCoys when it comes to neighborhood rivalries. But when Temple and Villanova square off at Lincoln Financial Field at noon on Saturday to open the 2018 regular season there will be more than bragging rights at stake. For Geoff...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:20pm