Six Temple football players have received All Big East honors. Matt Brown, Owls running back, was named the special teams player of the year and freshman linebacker Tyler Matakevich obtained rookie of the year honors. The awards were selected by the league coaches.
Running back Montel Harris, Brown and Brandon McManus were named first team all-conference. Brown made it as a return specialist. McManus was selected as the punter. Offensive lineman Martin Wallace, McManus, defensive lineman John Youboty and Matakevich earned second team honors. McManus was chosen as the placekicker.
The six honorees at seven positions are the most in Temple’s 15-year Big East history. The previous high was four honorees in 1991. The player of the year honors are the first in school history for the Owls.
Winston-Salem State ranked No. 1 in HBCU football
SBN Sports Network has released its weekly Black College Football Poll. The poll lists the top HBCU football programs in the country.
- Winston-Salem State
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff
- Tennessee State
- Jackson State
- Alabama State
- Alabama A&M
- North Carolina A&T
Lincoln University cited for ‘environment excellence’
Lincoln University received the NCAA Division II 2012 Game Environment Award of Excellence for its Legacy Walk. The Game Environment Award of Excellence recognizes athletics programs that strive to engage their communities and put together a positive game environment which stress civility, and cater to the comfort of fans and participants.
The contest was open to Division II schools in the NCAA. In spite of the school being a Division II member for less than three years with the football program recently returning after a 48-year hiatus, Lincoln was among 11 schools to receive the award in the conference category.