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A tale of two halves

Halftime speeches are underrated. The women’s basketball team played a sloppy first half against Ball State Wednesday, and held a slim lead over the Cardinals at the break. In the locker room, coach Dawn Staley tried to get her team focused.…

George Washington among A-10 hopefuls

Two of the women’s basketball team’s biggest challenges in the Atlantic Ten Conference dealt the Owls’ two of their most devastating losses last season. After finishing among the top four in the A-10 last season, George Washington, Temple, Xavier and Charlotte again look to be the favorites to fight for the conference title.…

Freshmen receiving “Baptism by fire”

In coach Bob Bertucci’s 13 seasons at Temple, he has never experienced a season like this. The Owls have posted 20 or more wins in nine seasons and have earned four NCAA tournament bids, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2002.…

Defense king on Homecoming

The football team’s defense has a motto before every third down play: Get off the field, get off the field. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, that motto was nearly perfect as the Owls beat the Huskies, 16-15, on Homecoming.…

Tourneys prove difficult

Bob Bertucci knew exactly what he was doing when he made this season’s volleyball schedule. The coach figured opening the season with five tournaments would be a learning experience for his freshmen-laden team.…

Home sweet home

The women’s tennis team is trying to get closer to an Atlantic Ten Conference championship. New coach Jill Breslin was looking to get closer to home. The Absecon, N.J., native, formerly the coach at Louisiana-Monroe, got her wish and took over after Traci Green resigned following three seasons with the Owls.…

New-look Owls break records in season opener

The indoor track and field teams opened up their seasons with a new look. A full roster, new coaches and a new swagger highlight the revamped teams.The Owls began their seasons Friday at the Jack Pyrah Invitational in Haverford, Pa., and they were led by some of their youngestcompetitors.…