#SportsFanSaturday: Will Temple Be Chosen for the Madness?

The second part to my new commitment for this blog is a post every Saturday, which I am now calling #SportsFanSaturday. These posts can be my personal opinion on a topic in the sports world or just a rundown of what has happened during the week.

I feel it is only fitting to discuss March Madness, or the three weeks in March when we are all glued to our televisions. Of course there will be the usual teams there, like Villanova, Kentucky, and Duke, but what about the surprise teams that can sneak in there?

I’m talking about schools like St. Joe’s, Temple, and St. Bonaventure who all have the chance to make it in as of today. Going to Temple automatically makes me a fan, so I’m rooting for them to get chosen after being snubbed last year. Their biggest challenge right now will be winning their final game against Tulane and then the American Athletic Conference Championship.

Looking back on last season, the Owls ended the regular season with a 22-9 record. They went on to defeat Memphis in the quarterfinals of the AAC Championships, but then lost to #20 SMU in the semifinals. Many were shocked when Temple wasn’t chosen as one of the last selections for the NCAA Tournament, but the team was chosen #1 in the NIT. The Owls ended with a semifinals loss to Miami and a 26-11 record on the season.

This season, Temple has sole possession of the first spot in the AAC with a 19-10 record. Both Dick Vitale and Joe Lunardi have projected a seed for us, but will we be chosen when the time comes? We’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned here to find out.


I’m Kayla Nyree, and whatever will be, will be!

– Kay


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