In three weeks, the College football season will get underway. Temple Alumni it is time you show up and support your Temple University Football team.
The excuses of losing seasons and an embarrassing product are gone. Temple University is ranked in several preseason college football polls. Temple Football is even being picked to upset the beloved Penn State this year in Happy Valley.
Twenty thousand Temple fans made the trip down to Washington DC last fall to enjoy Temple’s first Bowl game in 30 years. These diehard fans will show up again at the Linc this season, but need your support. Come tailgate, come cheer, enjoy that college football experience you were cheated of as a student. A major college football experience is right at your fingertips, grab it, join up and be part of something special.
Temple University is at an athletics cross roads. Without your support Temple will not continue this upward trend. It’s time for Temple people to take care of Temple. You have three opportunities to attend at least one home game in the first three weeks of the season.
9/3/2010 VILLANOVA (Friday 5 pm )
9/9/2010 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Thursday 7 pm)
9/18/2010 CONNECTICUT (Saturday Noon)
This is not just about football, but the university as a whole. As the NCAA athletics conference landscape is changing, the schools with success and support are joining together. Those not included will be left out in the cold. By not attending at least one Temple Home game this season you are casting your vote for futility and blessing the failure of Temple University Athletics. If the embarrassing product from the past returns you have only yourself to blame.
Each month Temples Athletic Director writes an open letter. In an edition from last spring he shares some amazing statistics.
• Only 22 Division I schools nationwide had both their men’s and women’s basketball teams among the 2010 NCAA Tournament fields.
• Of those 22 schools, 10 of them also had their football team play in a bowl game this year.
• Of that group of 10, all were Bowl Championship Series (BCS) schools – except Temple.
• Only six Division I schools nationwide advanced both their men’s and women’s basketball teams to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years. Temple is one of them.
• Of those six, just four schools also had a football bowl appearance over the last three years: Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Temple.
• Temple is the only school in the 55-year history of the Philadelphia Big 5 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams reach the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years.
• Temple Football’s 2010 recruiting class has been ranked No. 1 in the Mid American Conference by multiple publications.
Your attendance is all that is keeping Temple from being a major player in the college athletics landscape. Shock the world Temple, get to the game!