Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown Has Reportedly Signed with WWE

Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown Has Reportedly Signed with WWE

I have like four things going on in my life: Temple athletics, professional wrestling, Batman comics and that one show on A&E where the two guys from Boston argue with each other until they can flip a house. This qualifies as two of the four.

Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown, per OwlsDaily, has signed a developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.

The 28-year-old Brown (6-5, 255) reportedly turned an invitation to Tampa Bay Bucs training camp in order to try his luck with pro wrestling. He'll likely still be headed to Florida, however, to train at the new WWE Performance Center in Orlando.

If you're unfamiliar with his story, Brown joined the Army out of high school and was deployed to Afghanistan for 14 months from 2005-2006. He enrolled at Temple in 2007, before joining the football team in 2008.

Brown bounced back and forth between offense and defense -- he played as a tight end as a junior -- before finally settling at defensive end his senior year, starting all 13 games when he served as a team captain.

He spent time with the Bucs in training camp last summer, before spending this past Arena League season with the Soul.

I advocate him using Monty Brown's old finisher. Congrats to Morkeith.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P