The BIG EAST Conference officially welcomes Temple University to the league as a football member on July 1, 2012. The university will join as a full member on July 1, 2013. BIGEAST.org would like to welcome the Owls to the conference and introduce BIG EAST fans to the University
TEMPLE QUICK FACTS
Things to Know About Temple University
The Temple “T”
Across Temple’s campuses and down Broad Street, the Temple “T” is the iconic symbol of the university. Designed by students in a graphic arts and design class at the Tyler School of Art in 1983, the “T” represents strength and positive character, with open ends that are symbolic of the free exchange of ideas that is a hallmark of a Temple education.
To honor Temple’s beginning as a night school for ambitious young people, the nocturnal Owl was adopted as its mascot. The Owl represents wisdom and knowledge and is known for being perceptive, resourceful and courageous. Hooter the Owl is a part of Temple’s Spirit Squad, making appearances at football and basketball games, alumni events and more. Each February, mascots from all over the city of Philadelphia come to Temple to celebrate Hooter’s birthday at a home basketball game.
One of the Nation’s Largest Unviersities
With more than 37,000 students, including more than 27,000 undergraduates. Temple is the 26th largest University in the United States. Temple is one of Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, sharing that distinction with Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh and Lincoln University. Temple has more than 300 degree programs from 17 schools and college and four professional schools.