July 30, 2020 –
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its scheduling policy on July 29. The member institutions will not play any football games prior to September 7th. The Temple Owls were scheduled to play at Miami prior to that date. The ACC decision means that Temple will not play Miami on September 5th as previously scheduled. According to Temple all options are under consideration at this time, but no decision has been reached.
The schedule model for the ACC in football has their member schools playing 11 games, 10 in conference and 1 out of conference game at the choosing of the school. Nothing has been decided on who that opponent may be and on what date would the game be played.
For Olympic Sports competition may begin on Thursday, September 10th. Those sports are field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and Volleyball. They will meet the NCAA minimum requirement of games while cross country meets will be conducted at the discretion of the school.No Philadelphia school has a game scheduled with an ACC opponent in the fall sports.
Meanwhile Temple continues to practice for football and is following all government, NCAA and university safety policies. The Owls are primarily concerned with the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches, staff, and the school looking to avoid any cause for shutdowns.
Written By: Glenn Papazian