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Additional men's programs with long and rich histories include soccer, golf and track and field. The soccer program, also established in 1926, produced five Olympians en route to surpassing the 500-win milestone in the fall of 1996.

The Temple golf program, inaugurated in 1931, has participated in 20 NCAA championship tournaments, produced 22 All-American citations and won 15 conference championships.

In track and field, the late Eulace Peacock remains a giant in the history of the sport. In the mid-1930s, Peacock brought national attention to himself and the Temple program with a string of sprinting victories over famed Ohio State and Olympic Games star Jesse Owens.

Although women's athletics did not earn intercollegiate status until 1975, nor NCAA sanction until the early 1980s, Temple University established itself as a forerunner early in the century. As early as 1923, the University's women began participating on club sport teams. In fact, that year, Coach Blanche Voorhees guided an Owl basketball team to a perfect 12-0 record and also started a field hockey program. Additional sports for women followed: swimming in 1926, tennis in 1939, fencing in 1946, softball in 1949, lacrosse in 1957, and finally volleyball, track and field and gymnastics in 1975.

The modern era took root in 1974, when Temple named physical education instructor Veronica "Ronnie" Maurek to the dual role of head basketball and softball coach. When Maurek chose to coach only softball three years later, the University went outside the physical education department for the first time to hire its first modern-day full-time women's basketball coach, Andy McGovern. McGovern produced the Owls' first winning season of the modern era with a 14-10 mark in the 1979-80 season. Prior to the 1980-81 season, Temple named Linda MacDonald as its second full-time head coach and began the process of national recruiting and scheduling. By the 1988-89 season, MacDonald had produced the Owls' first team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. In the 1983-84 campaign, Marilyn Stephens was named to the Kodak All-America team.

Under the direction of Tina Sloan-Green, and beginning in 1975, the Temple lacrosse program captured three national championships and has had individuals earn 43 All-American certificates. The tradition of excellence is carried on by current head coach Kim Ciarrocca, who was a member of the Owls' 1988 national championship club and guided her 1997 team into the NCAA Final Four.

Temple field hockey teams have finished among the NCAA's top 20 no less than 13 times in the last 15 seasons, while producing 24 All-Americans. Jane Catanzaro, a four-time All-American between 1987 and 1990, won the prestigious Honda Award in the 1990-91 academic year, for outstanding achievement and excellence in intercollegiate athletics.

Temple's fencing team has consistently been one of the nation's best under veteran head coach Nikki Franke. Between 1983 and 1995, Owl fencers competed in the NCAA championships every year and never finished lower than fifth. In 1992, Coach Franke's squad was crowned the NCAA champion in foil competition. Franke has been honored as national Coach of the Year on four occasions.
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Dec 13 Wed 7:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Villanova Wildcats Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Dec 16 Sat 5:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Drexel Dragons Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Dec 21 Thu 8:00 PM Gasparilla Bowl: FIU Golden Panthers vs. Temple Owls Tropicana Field
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Dec 22 Fri 1:00 PM Georgia Bulldogs vs. Temple Owls Stegeman Coliseum
Athens, GA
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Dec 28 Thu 7:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Tulane Green Wave Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Dec 30 Sat 3:30 AM Houston Cougars vs. Temple Owls Health And Physical Education Arena
Houston, TX
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Jan 4 Thu 3:30 AM Temple Owls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Jan 7 Sun 12:00 PM UCF Knights vs. Temple Owls CFE Arena
Orlando, FL
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Jan 10 Wed 8:00 PM Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs vs. Temple Owls Moody Coliseum
Dallas, TX
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Jan 13 Sat 2:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Memphis Tigers Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Jan 17 Wed 6:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Liacouras Center
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Jan 20 Sat 2:00 PM Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Temple Owls The Palestra
Philadelphia, PA
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Jan 24 Wed 9:00 PM Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Temple Owls BB&T Arena
Highland Heights, KY
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Jan 28 Sun 12:00 PM South Florida Bulls vs. Temple Owls (WOMEN) USF Sun Dome
Tampa, FL
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Jan 28 Sun 8:00 PM Temple Owls vs. UConn Huskies Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Jan 31 Wed 7:00 PM SMU Mustangs vs. Temple Owls [WOMEN] Moody Coliseum
Dallas, TX
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Feb 1 Thu 7:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Wichita State Shockers Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Feb 4 Sun 2:00 PM Tulane Green Wave vs. Temple Owls Devlin Fieldhouse
New Orleans, LA
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Feb 7 Wed 7:00 PM Temple Owls vs. East Carolina Pirates Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Tampa, FL
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Feb 15 Thu 6:00 PM Wichita State Shockers vs. Temple Owls Charles Koch Arena
Wichita, KS
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Feb 18 Sun 2:00 PM UConn Huskies vs. Temple Owls (WOMEN) XL Center
Hartford, CT
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Feb 18 Sun 4:00 PM Temple Owls vs. Houston Cougars Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Feb 25 Sun 3:30 AM Temple Owls vs. UCF Knights Liacouras Center
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Feb 28 Wed 7:00 PM UConn Huskies vs. Temple Owls Gampel Pavilion
Storrs Mansfield, CT
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The Temple University Intercollegiate Athletic Program is nationally recognized, not simply because one of the University's most famous alums - worldwide ambassador of goodwill Bill Cosby - was a track and field and football star in the 1960s. The program is well known because of its outstanding achievements over an extended period of time.

Temple University was among the first institutions in the United States to sponsor extracurricular athletic activities for its students. Both the football and basketball programs were inaugurated back in 1894 under the direction of Coach Charles M. Williams.

On the hardwood, Temple is recognized as having won the first-ever National Collegiate championship in 1938, under Coach James Usilton. That Owls team, which finished with a sparkling 23-2 record, won the inaugural National Invitation Tournament by routing Colorado, 60-36, in the championship final. Because the NCAA Tournament was not held until the following year, Temple's NIT championship earned the Owls national title recognition. During the 1950s, the Temple basketball team made two NCAA Final Four appearances (1956, 1958) under legendary Head Coach Harry Litwack. Litwack would be inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame after concluding a 21-year coaching career that included 373 wins. Under current Head Coach John Chaney, the Owls have enhanced the tradition of excellence, having made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances in the past 16 seasons, including a school-record 10 straight following the 1998-99 campaign. Current NBA stars Eddie Jones of the Charlotte Hornets, Aaron McKie of the Philadelphia 76ers and Rick Brunson of the N.Y. Knicks continue to enhance Temple's proud basketball heritage.

Under the legendary Glenn S. "Pop" Warner, the Temple football program of the 1930s regularly scheduled games against the perennial heavyweights of the day. The Owls were playing teams such as Army, Florida, Iowa, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Penn State, SMU, Tennessee and Texas A&M, and winning with regularity. Between 1933 and 1938, Warner directed the Owls to 31 victories, and his 1934 team had the distinction of playing in the very first Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans. In 1979 the Owls posted their first and only bowl win with a 28-17 victory over California in the Garden State Bowl at the Meadowlands. The tradition of facing the nation's best teams on the gridiron continues, as the Owls have squared off against the likes of Miami, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College, West Virginia and Virginia Tech on a regular basis in the current decade.

Temple's baseball program has played in two College World Series and its coach, veteran James "Skip Wilson, has guided the Owls to 901 career wins, including a recent trip to the Atlantic 10 Conference championship. Under Fred Turoff, the men's gymnastics team has won 12 ECAC/EIGL championships. Recently Darin Gerlach continued a long line of national success by winning an individual event national championship in 1998. Coach Gavin White's Temple crews of the past 17 years have won with regularity at Philadelphia's prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, in addition to several other events.