You Should Always be Camera-Ready…

…especially if you’re front row at a game that’s being broadcast on ESPN.

Case and point: Sophomore Cherry Crusader, Charlotte Jacobson.

This is what our cameras caught,

Charlotte cheering for the Owls while they have the lead.

Still in the lead, Charlotte has nothing to do but smile.

…And this is what ESPN’s camera’s caught

After Temple's loss to Penn State Charlotte forgets the game is being broadcast on national television.

Don’t let this happen to you! Remember, someone’s always watching…

PSU defensive tackles live up to hype

On Tuesday, Sept. 13 coach Steve Addazio told the media during a press conference that he was impressed by what he saw of the Penn State defensive front on film.

“Their defensive front is one of the best defensive fronts I’ve seen,” Addazio said.  “I look at Devin Still and Jordan Hill and those tackles are outstanding, they’re disruptive, big, athletic.”

“I think they’re a legitimate defense,” Addazio added.

So come game day, it was no surprise to Temple’s coaching staff or redshirt junior quarterback Mike Gerardi that the Nittany Lions’ defensive line made an impact on the game’s outcome. 

Gerardi also stated on Tuesday during the press conference that he thought the tackles had talent.

“Their defensive tackles are pretty good,” Gerardi said.  “You really got to understand that you have to get the ball out of your hands.  You got to understand that they’re going to get pressure on you, only rushing three or four, leaving seven guys in coverage.  So just got to go through progressions and execute and just take what they give you.”

By the end of a 14-10 loss for the Owls yesterday, the running game generated a total of 74 yards, the lowest of the season.  Penn State defensive tackles junior Jordan Hill and senior Devon Still played a factor, as Hill recorded three total tackles and Still posted six tackles with one sack.

Free PSU vs. Temple football tickets available tonight

The first 1,000 students to attend the Owls volleyball game tonight at 7 p.m. in McGonigle Hall will receive free student tickets to the Penn State football game on Sept. 17.  The volleyball team will face Rider in a non-conference game after competing at the Big 5 Tournament last weekend.  The Owls posted a 1-2 record at the tournament, which brought their overall season record to 2-3.
You must have a Temple student ID to claim a ticket, one ticket per student.

For coverage of the game, check back with for an online web exclusive by volleyball beat writer, Jake Adams.

President chooses Temple over Penn State in NCAA bracket

Last year, President Barack Obama chose Cornell University over Temple in the NCAA Tournament. The Owls lost 78-65. But this year, the president has pledged allegiance to our men’s basketball team – at least for one round. Though Obama chose Temple to advance to play San Diego State University, he sided with the Mountain West Conference champs for the win. Check out all of Obama’s picks here. (Don’t feel like clicking? He has Kansas winning the final match up against Ohio State.)

Temple named No. 569 college in America by Forbes

Each year, Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity release a list of the top 600 colleges in the country. Temple, which was lucky enough to make the list, fared at No. 569, a 23-place chart drop since 2008’s list.

But don’t let the low ranking discourage you. The Forbes rating system, which named the non-Ivy League United States Military Academy at West Point as No. 1, has taken much criticism by the likes of Vanity Fair and other publications. The methodology has been said to be unconventional and inaccurate, using sources such as as a means of judgment.

Institutions comparable to Temple ranked a bit higher on the list, with the University of Pittsburgh coming in at No. 285 and Penn State, University Park at No. 324. Drexel, on the other hand, also ranked low on the list, coming in at No. 594. Swarthmore College was the highest-ranked Pennsylvania college on the list at No. 12.

For the complete ranking list, click here.

Read the methodology and decide: fair or not? Was the No. 569 ranking deserved?