Friday, January 18, 2013

Cherry and White Game set for April 20

Temple coach Matt Rhule
PHILADELPHIA – Temple football, under first-year head coach Matt Rhule, will hold its annual Cherry & White Game on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Edberg-Olson Hall.

Admission is FREE and details regarding tailgating and additional activities that day will be forthcoming.

“We are excited to have our annual Cherry & White Game back at Edberg-Olson Hall,” Rhule said.  “Our fans will get to see our beautiful, new building while enjoying our final spring scrimmage.  Playing on campus will also enhance the experience for our student body which has given us outstanding support. We are looking forward to an exciting day of Temple football.”

Last year, the complex underwent a $10 million renovation and expansion, forcing the Owls to move their spring game from its on-campus facility to Lincoln Financial Field, their home stadium since 2003, for the first time in school history.

Construction at EO was completed last summer. The complex now features a 10,000-square-foot strength and conditioning area, an enlarged sports medicine office with hydrotherapy, a full-service academic support area, and a 3,500-square-foot team function room. An observation balcony runs the length of the building.

The Owls begin spring practice on March 22 in preparation for their second season of BIG EAST Conference play in 2013.  Temple returns 46 letterwinners and 15 starters, including Freshman All-American and BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Tyler Matakevich.

Temple opens the 2013 slate at Notre Dame on August 31.

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