TEMPLE DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT The Temple University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to pursuing excellence at the Division 1-A level, and providing opportunities for its diverse student-athletes to maximize their athletic, academic, and life-skill potential. The Department will provide high level coaches and administrators, whose goal is to instill a winning attitude on and off the field of play through core values such as teamwork, leadership, and service to others. As one of the most visible messengers of the Temple story, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strives to be a unifying force for the University with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the nation.
HOME OF TEMPLE BASKETBALL Rededicated on February 13, 2000, and named in honor of former Temple President Peter J. Liacouras
Total Cost: $107 million
In addition to Temple basketball, the Liacouras Center hosts numerous other events and concerts.
PEARSON-MCGONIGLE HALL HOME OF TEMPLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, WOMEN’S FENCING, WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS AND WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Total Cost of 2012 Renovation: $48 million
The 50 x 94 foot basketball court can also be divided into smaller courts for daytime physical education classes in volleyball, badminton or basketball.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITIES 2012
30,000 square feet of coaches’ offices, locker rooms with players lounges, cutting-edge sports medicine equipment, strength and conditioning areas and more all make up the basketball practice facility.
INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY
An indoor structure allows for practice in the winter months and during inclement weather. It is also used by Temple Rec Services.
HOME OF TEMPLE FOOTBALL
15,000 square foot expansion in 2012. Total cost of 2012 renovation: $10 million.
Expanded strength & conditioning area from 2,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet.
TYLER MATAKEVICH Tyler Matakevich had an epic 2015 season, earning the the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Outstanding Amateur Athlete.
ALL-AMERICAN Matakevich was also invited to the Reeseâ€™s Senior Bowl, along with classmates Matt Ioannidis and Tavon Young.
FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS OLYMPIC WEIGHT ROOM
Relocation of the ERG equipment, removal of doors, mirrors, and new flooring. Addition of a student-athlete “fueling station”.
WOMEN’S ROWING AND MEN’S CREW DEDICATED A separate Erg room was dedicated strictly to WomERG ROOM
en’s Rowing and Men’s Crew along with floor to ceiling branding.
FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOMS
Complete renovation in 2014 for Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field, Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Fencing. All received floor to ceiling graphics updates in their respective locker rooms in 2015.
EDBERG-OLSON FOOTBALL ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Football Academic Support Area was overhauled. Floor-to-ceiling graphics were added along with a flat screen TV highlighting the many successes of former Temple football players in industries outside of athletics.
GYMNASTICS PRACTICE FACILITY
A new facility covering approximately 8,500 square feet and including large designated areas for each event, as well as a raised platform that houses a large trampoline, TumblTrak, floor tumbling strip, single uneven bar rail, and full uneven bar set that will sit over large foam pits.
NEW HOME FOR FIELD HOCKEY, LACROSSE, SOCCER AND TRACK & FIELD
Timeline Abatement – June 2015 Demolition – July 2015 – October 2015 Facility Construction – October 2015 – August 2016 Open – August 2016 • •
Permanent bleachers Each team will have their own locker room in addition to locker rooms for visiting teams.
EAST PARK CANOE HOUSE
Restoration of the East Park Canoe House - Home of Temple University Rowing
Size of Building • Total Building Area: 9,260 sf • Total Temple Space: 6,300 sf • Boat Bay • Lobby • Coaches Offices • Women’s and Men’s Lockers • Ergs/Team Room • Total Police Marine Unit: 2,480 sf • Public Toilet Rooms: 480 sf Project • Full historic restoration • SMP Architects • General Contractor: Murphy, Quigley Construction, Inc. • Start of construction: May 2015 2016 • Anticipated completion: Summer 2016 • Partial occupancy potential: late winter/early spring 2016 • Design and construction managed by the City of Philadelphia • Temple University will lease the building from the City of Philadelphia
INDOOR ATHLETIC RECREATION FACILITY Includes a 70 yard football field.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICE The office of Compliance and Student-Athlete Affairs facilitates numerous community outreach programs for student-athletes. This effort gives Temple athletes a chance to make a difference in the local communities.
2015-16 OUTREACH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.
Camp Anglewood Campus Safety Holiday Party Philly Girls Got Game Clinic Ronald McDonald House “Show Your Stripes” Avenue of Treats Special Olympics Breakfast at The Ronald McDonald House 5K race at Belmont Plateau 5K race at the Navy Yard IDF Walk at Penn’s Landing Stenton House Thanksgiving Dinner Veterans Affairs Medical Center Friendly Visit Halloween decorating at Shriner’s Hospital Race for the Cure Unite for Her Breast Cancer Foundation Serving food at Sunday Breakfast Association CHOP walk/run at Lincoln Financial Field Starry Night Philadelphia 5k at the Philadelphia Zoo Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Kulp Elementary School Library Volunteer Mental Health Awareness speaker at Haddonfield High School Temple University Campus Cleanup Overbrook School for the Blind National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk at East Goshen Park Run Germantown 5k at Maplewood Mall Race volunteer at the Please Touch Museum Berean Presbyterian Church – MLK Jr. Day Alliance for Progress Charter School – MLK Jr. Day National Temple Baptist Church – MLK Jr. Day Hope for Soap Meade Elementary School Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND OUTREACH 157 student-athletes participated in the Special Olympics Fall Festival.
10 teams participated in the Avenue of Treats with Beech Community Services to hand out candy to local trick-ortreaters.
Temple teams amassed over 1,600 volunteer hours in the fall of 2015.
NANCY & DONALD RESNICK ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES
1,500 square foot expansion of the existing center, located on the first floor of Pearson Hall. Completed as a part of a collaboration between Temple Athletics, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Templeâ€™s Computer Services.
GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE
• An NCAA measure of graduation that takes into consideration transfer students, both incoming and outgoing • Six year graduation rate for a cohort of incoming students admitted on athletics scholarship
2014-15 Conference GSR Ranking
Temple student-athlete GPA’s from 2007-present.
Departmental Semester GPA
Temple University Graduation Rates
GRADE POINT AVERAGES
Student-Athletes with GPA > 3.0
Student-Athletes with GPA < 2.0
OWLS IN THE PROS PROFESSIONAL CALIBER Owls Coaching in the Pros Todd Bowles, DB Bruce Arians, HC Kevin Ross, DB
New York Jets Ariizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals
Head Coach Head Coach Secondary
Active Owls in the Pros [as of July 1, 2015]
Name (Years Lettered) NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Cody Booth (2010-13) Junior Gallete (2010) Kenneth Harper (2011-14) Jaiquawn Jarrett (2007-10) Kamal Johnson (2010-11, 2013) Terrance Knighton (2005-08) Steve Maneri (2006-09) Brandon McManus (2009-12) Bernard Pierce (2009-11) Evan Rodriguez (2009-11) Rod Streater (2010-11) Martin Wallace (2010-12) Tahir Whitehead (2008-11) Muhammad Wilkerson (2008-10) John Youboty (2011-12)
Jacksonville Jaguars New Orleans Saints New York Giants New York Jets Miami Dolphins Washington Redskins New York Jets Denver Broncos Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oakland Raiders Carolina Panthers Detroit Lions New York Jets Denver Broncos
OL DL RB DB DL DT TE K/P RB TE WR OT LB DT DE
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE Tim Brown (2004, 06) Henry Burris (1993-96) Devin Tyler (2006-09)
British Columbia Lions Ottawa RedBlacks Winnipeg Blue Bombers
RB QB OL
ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE Derek Dennis (2007-11) Colin Madison (2007-10) Darius Morris (2006-07, 2009-10) Jeremy Schonbrunner (2009-11) Wayne Tribue (2008-11)
Arizona Rattlers San Jose SaberCats Arizona Rattlers Tampa Bay Storm Jacksonville Sharks
OL OL OL OL OL
Owls in the super bowl
Name Pos. Team Brandon McManus K Denver Broncos Terrance Knighton DT Denver Broncos Bernard Pierce RB Baltimore Ravens Raheem Brock DT Indianapolis Colts Raheem Brock DT Indianapolis Colts Dan Klecko DL Indianapolis Colts Jason McKie FB Chicago Bears Rian Wallace LB Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Klecko DL New England Patriots Dan Klecko DL New England Patriots Alsheermond Singleton LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Calvin Wilkinson LB Baltimore Ravens James Parrish OT Pittsburgh Steelers James Parrish OT Dallas Cowboys Todd Bowles DB Washington Redskins Steve Watson WR Denver Broncos Anthony Anderson RB Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Grossman TE Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Grossman TE Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Grossman TE Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Grossman TE Pittsburgh Steelers
Years L - 2/7/16 XLVIII - 2/2/14 XLVII - 2/3/13 XLIV - 2/7/10 XLI - 2/4/07 XLI - 2/4/07 XLI - 2/4/07 XL - 2/5/06 XXXIX - 2/6/05 XXXVIII - 2/1/04 XXXVII - 1/26/03 XXXV - 1/28/01 XXX - 1/28/96 XXVIII - 1/30/94 XXII - 1/31/88 XII - 1/31/88 XIV - 1/20/80 XIV - 1/20/80 XIII - 1/21/79 X - 1/18/76 IX - 1/12/75
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OWLS IN THE PROS HISTORY OF OWLS IN THE NBA Active Owls in the Pros [as of February 5, 2016]
Name (Years Lettered) NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Lavoy Allen (2007-11)
Name (Years Lettered) Team NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE Will Cummings (2011-15) Rio Grande Valley Vipers Micheal Eric (2007-12) Texas Legends Mark Tyndale (2004-08) Reno Bighorns
Name (Years Lettered) OVERSEAS Lamont Barnes (1996-2000) Carmel Bouchman (2009-10) Ryan Brooks (2006-10) Dionte Christmas (2005-09) Mardy Collins (2003-06) T.J. DiLeo (2008-13) Juan Fernandez (2008-12) Semaj Inge (2005-09) Jimmy McDonnell (2010-15) Ramone Moore (2008-12) Jake Oâ€™Brien (2012-13) Sergio Olmos (2005-09) Dalton Pepper (2012-14) Scootie Randall (2008-13) Antywane Robinson (2002-06) Dustin Salisbery (2003-07) Alex Wesby (1999-2003) Khalif Wyatt (2009-13)
Spain Israel France France Poland Germany Italy Denmark Israel Lithuania Cyprus Spain Italy Japan Turkey France Sweden Israel
2015-16 2011-16 2015-16 2015-16 2014-16 2013-16 2012-16 2015-16 2015-16 2015-16 2015-16 2009-16 2015-16 2013-16 2015-16 2015-16 2012-16 2014-16
2015-16 2015-16 2015-16
Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple University enrolls nearly 39,000 students and is the 28th largest university in America. Nearly 12,000 students live on or near the Main Campus. The Main Campus spans 115 acres. Sitting just 1.5 miles north of Center City Philadelphia, our Main Campus is close to the arts, music, intellectual and cultural scene of the countryâ€™s sixth largest city.
EACH OF OUR 18 SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OFFERS AN ABUNDANCE OF COURSES AND MAJORS TEMPLE BOASTS MORE THAN 100 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ON NINE CAMPUSES, INCLUDING LOCATIONS IN ROME AND JAPAN.
Philadelphia is home of the nation’s first hospital, law school, library company, zoo, voluntary fire company, medical college, pharmacy school, and cancer treatment center. The birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia is the sixth-largest city in the country. Forty percent of the U.S. population lives within a four-hour drive. With 88 institutions of higher learning and approximately 360,000 university students, Philadelphia blends the vast resources of a world-class city with the friendly atmosphere of a college town.
METRO POPULATION: 5.8 MILLION 5th largest in USA CITY POPULATION: 1.4 MILLION 6th largest in USA BEST CITY FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADS MSNBC.com TOP 10 BEST CITIES FOR SINGLES Forbes UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE Independence Hall UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITY Philadelphia - The Country’s First and Only BEST PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES TO VISIT IN 2016 Lonely Planet
NATIONAL EXPOSURE On October 31, 2015, ESPN College GameDay made just its second stop in Philadelphia, setting up on Independence Mall before a sold-out #21 Temple vs. #9 Notre Dame game later that night.
In 2014, ESPN College GameDay visited the Palestra for Temple’s game vs. La Salle. The Saturday college programming was part of ESPN’s “My Home Court” initiative – culminating a week-long celebration of college basketball’s greatest venues.
A book created to promote Temple's move to a new conference.