The Temple Owls are the athletic teams representing Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school's sports teams are called the Owls. The current athletic director is Kevin Clark. The owl has been the symbol and mascot for Temple University since its founding in the 1880s. Temple was the first school in the United States to adopt the owl as its symbol or mascot. The owl, a nocturnal hunter, was initially adopted as a symbol because Temple University began as a night school for young people of limited means. Russell Conwell, Temple's founder, encouraged these students with the remark: "The owl of the night makes the eagle of the day." ^ "Temple University Style Guide 1.0" (PDF)....
- 10 Jake Forrester 80 | 220lbs
- 21 Justyn Hamilton 82 | 190lbs
- 4 J.P. Moorman II 79 | 205lbs
- 14 Arashma Parks 81 | 235lbs
- 25 Tim Waddington 77 | 195lbs