Mike Gibson has just posted a quick primer on Temple’s opening football game at the University of Buffalo. For the longest time since I can remember, I’ve always been a soccer fan. Growing up in Zambia, it was ‘the’ game to watch. In fact, I only started watching football after I moved to Philadelphia. A close friend of mine currently living in Texas started this small ‘Eagles’ vs. ‘Cowboys’ rivalry which slowly helped me get into the sport. However, I’m not the person you want to turn to when it comes to reciting game statistics or rules. I wasn’t standing outside waiting for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2007 either. Nevertheless, the energy behind the game, especially at a university level is amazing. Reading through some of the pages on 2006 Temple University Football Media Guide, you get a sense for how much has changed or will change in the years to come. I’m not sure if I can post the contents of the first page of the media guide, so I’ll only list 4 items that may amaze you at how much happens at the university level:
– Temple plays in a $512-million stadium with the largest home seating capacity of any MAC program (68,532)
– Temple is a program that leads the MAC with 10 current players in the NFL.
– Temple has a strength and conditioning coach that won the 1998 National Strength Coach of the Year Award.
– Temple has teamed with one of the world’s premier providers of sports apparel. Adidas got a glimpse into the future of Temple football and signed a deal to become the team’s official outfitter. The Owls join UCLA, Tennessee and Notre Dame in the Adidas football family.
If you take a second to read through the media guide you may leave with a new perspective of Temple University Football. As for the games ahead, keep an eye on Mike Gibson’s blog.
Earlier this month there were a bunch of news reports about students who decided to honor Firefox by creating a crop circle of the Firefox logo.
Below, is visual proof of the crop circle but the real news is that a Temple University student, Matt Shichtman, actually worked on the circle. Apparently he spent the Summer interning as a documentary filmmaker for Mozilla. Cool!
Behind the Scenes: The Firefox Crop Circle
Take Back the Field
The Undergraduate Admissions office at Temple University have just relaunched a new version of their website. Looks like this will be another record year of applications to the university. Awesome.
1) Old Site
2) New Site
In other Temple University website information, The College of Health Professions recently updated their website and thanks to an email from Jimmy G., I was also informed that the Diamond Dollars management page has received a long overdue update. After testing it out I can’t help but say this is a very, very nice upgrade.
If you’re interested in Temple Football make sure you add Mike Gibson’s Temple Football Fever to your blogroll. He writes and maintains an excellent blog on Temple Football.
Dr. Ann Weaver Hart started work as Temple University’s ninth president and first female president. I think the timing of her appointment is perfect as it comes at a time when so much change is happening at the university. It’s hard to walk around campus and not notice something new – new buildings, new coaches, new malls and even revamped side walks on Broadstreet. One such change occurs later this summer when The Edge at Avenue North will open and provide student housing for 800 students and a retail complex with a 7 plex cinema. Rumor has it that the 7-11 located on campus makes more money than other locations. Not only is change helping businesses thrive but it also seems to be positively affecting the perception of the university. In her words on the Office of the President site, “Temple’s advancements in academics, research, faculty recruitment and residential campus life are being noticed nationwide. We are in an exciting period of tremendous transformation.”
Is Temple University becoming your hub for business?