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Akron, Owls coming off dramatic wins

This time, the water cooler was not emptied on coach Al Golden. Players didn’t get teary-eyed. And the fans weren’t as ecstatic as they were at Homecoming last season, when the football team recorded its first win under Golden and snapped a 20-game losing streak.…

Deja-vu

Each game, Adam DiMichele inscribes a message on his wristband. Sometimes it’s religious. Other times it’s not. But it’s always inspirational. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, the Temple quarterback wrote “Be their leader.” He was.…

Rushing to fix the ground attack

The hole for the running backs kept getting larger.And it wasn’t a hole created by the offensive line. The football team’s rushing unit fell into a deficit that grew larger by the quarter Saturday against Buffalo.…

Freshmen open season strong

Daryl Robinson said his stomach, like one might expect, was full of butterflies Friday night. If they remained during the football team’s season-opener, it didn’t show. Robinson was one of several freshmen to have a noticeable impact in the Owls’ 30-19 loss to Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, racing for an 18-yard touchdown.…

Offensive line bulks up

If there’s one player in coach Al Golden’s mind who embodies the envisioned turnaround of Temple’s football program, it’s Alex Derenthal. And if there’s one aspect that might be the key to the offense, it’s the offensive line Derenthal leads.…

The Owls are slated to finish 6th in the East.

Al Golden’s preached it since the day he became Temple’s 24th coach.The signs hanging in Edberg-Olsen Hall serve as a friendly reminder to any player who somehow missed his message. The football team, 1-11 last season, has its eyes set on winning the Mid-American Conference.…

Venture past city’s pro venues teams

Four massive venues rest amid a concrete desert just above the Philadelphia Navy yard. These stadiums house four of this city’s best-known sports teams – the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers.…

THREE-PEAT

Sophomore reserve Ashley Morris hurled the basketball straight up, striking the top of the jumbotron at Saint Joseph’s Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Regulation time had expired, and the women’s basketball team had just defeated top-seeded George Washington, 59-54, to win the Atlantic Ten Conference Championship for the third time in as many seasons and for the fourth time in the last five years.…