Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw yesterday confirmed speculation that, in recent months, there had been discussions about a potential football game against the Miami Hurricanes at a neutral site, possibly even Yankee Stadium.

"We would always be interested in playing a game like that at a neutral site," Bradshaw said.

A source familiar with the situation indicated that there had also been internal conversations about a game against Penn State at a neutral site, but that there had been no conversations in about 8 months.

Temple is coming off a 9-4 season, its first winning record since 1990, and its first trip to a bowl game since 1979. *

- Phil Jasner