White Supremacist Flyers Found on Temple’s Campus

Temple University Bell Tower. Photo | Rob DiRienzo

Flyers promoting white nationalism have been discovered on Temple University’s campus – for the second time in the last two months.

The flyers promoted the “skinhead” organization Keystone United, which the Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes as an “Active White Nationalist Hate Group.” The group is one of six hate groups operating in Philadelphia, according to the SPLC.  Read more »

Temple Study Finds Social Media Marketing Harms Business Long-Term

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A new study out of Temple’s Fox School of Business has some findings that might make some businesses reconsider their social media marketing strategies.

The study led by Shuting Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in management information systems, management and information systems professor Brad Greenwood, and senior associate dean of research Paul Pavlou, sought to determine the value of social media advertising by collecting social data from WeChat and sales data from a Chinese shoe retailer, according to the Temple News.

The study found that while social media posts increased business sales in the short term, in the long term, the same social media post led to a decrease in purchases because subscribers would eventually “get annoyed” and end up “unfollowing” the company on the platform. Read more »

Report: Florida Defensive Coordinator Is New Temple Coach

Geoff Collins coaching Florida

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Geoff Collins, a rising star in the coaching ranks who led Florida’s top-10 defense this season, will be the new coach at Temple. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy first reported the news.

Collins has been Florida’s defensive coordinator for two years. This season, the Gators’ defense was sixth in yards per game despite playing in the SEC, one of the best conferences in the country. Florida’s defense allowed just 24 touchdowns in 12 games (and five of them were to number-one Alabama in the SEC Championship game). Florida was seventh nationally in total defense the year before. Read more »

Temple Football Coach Matt Rhule Leaves for Baylor

Temple Matt Rhule

The Matt Rhule era at Temple is over.

Rhule, who coached the Temple Owls football team to its best two-season stretch in school history, is leaving to take the head coach position at Baylor University. The school confirmed the hire early this afternoon. FOX Sports’s Bruce Feldman first reported the news.

The Owls won their first conference championship in the Football Bowl Subdivision this year, routing Navy on Saturday afternoon to win the American Athletic Conference. The Owls also beat Penn State during the 2015 season, the team’s first win over the Nittany Lions since 1941.

Ed Foley will be the interim head coach when Owls play Wake Forest in the Military Bowl in Annapolis on December 27th. Read more »

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