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Tennessee only start of tough schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mark Tyndale has played in a lot of tough venues throughout his four years with the men’s basketball team. He’s played at Georgetown, South Carolina and Alabama. He’s faced Villanova at both the Palestra and the Pavilion.…

Linemen keep Charlton on his feet

Playing against a team boasting more sacks per game than any team in the nation, it was reasonable to believe Temple quarterback Vaughn Charlton would see his fair share of the turf Saturday.…

Arena turns 10 years old

Year after year, John Chaney listened to the same question about his ambitious non-conference schedule. “Why don’t you play these games in our place?” Chaney recalled being asked repeatedly. For the men’s basketball team, “our place” was McGonigle Hall, a cramped gym that seated 3,900.The high-profile teams Chaney scheduled refused to play there.…

Allen impresses Dunphy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Fran Dunphy stood among a circle of reporters at Boardwalk Hall last Thursday, answering questions about the upcoming men’s basketball season which features several difficult non-conference opponents including Tennessee, Duke and Florida.…

Adding color to a white profession

Turner Gill tried for years to stake claim as a college football head coach. During his 13 seasons serving as an assistant at Nebraska, Gill had constructed an impressive resume. ESPN rated Gill one of the nation’s top 10 recruiters in 2000 and 2001.…

Lokey erupts for four goals

Alli Lokey tore apart the adage that a good defense beats a good offense. Ripped it to shreds, actually. Lokey carried the field hockey team to a 6-1 victory Sunday at Geasey Field, scoring four goals against Rhode Island goalkeeper M.J.…

Eric ineligible for basketball season

Micheal Eric’s Temple debut will have to wait another year. The NCAA Clearinghouse ruled the 6-foot-9 freshman ineligible for the season due to NCAA initial eligibility guidelines. “This is unfortunate as Micheal is an upstanding young man with a strong academic background,” coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement.…

Football team lands local recruit

Shahid Paulhill, a defensive end at North Catholic High, gave the football team a verbal commitment Saturday after observing the Owls defeat Northern Illinois, 16-15, at Lincoln Financial Field. Paulhill became the 13th player to commit as part of the 2008 class, joining offensive lineman Ryan Murray as the second player from Philadelphia.…