In Week 1 of last season, Temple sacked Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg 10 times. The Owls knocked off Penn State for the first time since 1941
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Yawn, another year, another fantastic Kansas State special-teams group. But who could challenge the Wildcats' punt, kick, return and long-snapping dominance?
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.
It's hard to imagine a Group of 5 team making a four-team Playoff, but the formula includes a perfect season, several marquee wins and a conference championship. And even that may not be enough.
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said he believes the Big 12 will expand. While the current Big 12 schools must settle on additions and work out issues with network partners, Aresco said the league seems to be "more serious this time." Several AAC teams - Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulane, UCF and USF - are considered potential Big 12 targets. "Here we go again," Aresco said during an ESPN event in Hartford on Tuesday. "It presents a new challenge. It's not a surprise. This has been two years in the making. We're going to have to deal with it."
Follow talking season at AAC media days
Head coaches and select players are participating in AAC media days on Tuesday in Newport, Rhode Island. Expect Big 12 expansion to be among the topics addressed. Full schedule
Houston, South Florida are AAC favorites
Houston has a 34 percent chance to win the AAC, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. Just behind the Cougars is South Florida, with a 32 percent chance.
Ivan Maisel sits down with Temple HC, Matt Rhule to discuss what has driven the program in the offseason, the school's impact on the city of Philadelphia and more.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Boston College and Temple announce a home-and-home series, with the two teams meeting in Chestnut Hill in 2018 and Philadelphia in 2021. The former Big East rivals have met 37 times previously, and Temple is the former home of BC head coach Steve Addazio.
Houston enjoyed unprecedented success in coach Tom Herman's first season. Can the Cougars keep it going? And who might challenge them from the American's East division?
From crazy road trips to pillow-soft starts to the season to games that leave you wondering how they ever got scheduled in the first place, a look through the 2016 schedule is eye-opening.
Oklahoma and Temple have agreed to a three-game football series starting in 2024.
Temple should be a contender in the AAC, the country's top Group of 5 conference.
The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?
How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.
Penn State's surprise loss to Temple last season ramps up the importance of their Sept. 17 rematch at Beaver Stadium.
Several schools have been bandied about as candidates for Big 12 expansion, but Temple would bring a large TV market for the ride.
The Rutgers staff will hold a New Jersey satellite camp with Ohio State and Temple on June 8, the same date and time as a Michigan camp taking place 30 miles away.
Owls leave their mark
Temple tied a school record for players drafted with three selections in the 2016 NFL draft. Tavon Young became the first Owl taken off the board since 2012 when the Ravens nabbed him with the sixth pick in the fourth round.
Highlights: Tyler Matakevich
The Steelers added a productive linebacker in Round 7, grabbing the former Temple Owl. Check out some of Matakevich's best highlights.
Highlights: Matt Ioannidis
Washington grabbed the former Temple defensive tackle midway through Round 5. Check out some of Ioaniddis' best highlights.
Temple vs Army Black Knights
Lincoln Financial Field - Fri 9/2