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Dunphy stressing defense

His name has popped up in almost every conversation about the men’s basketball team in recent weeks. Although much of the media’s focus has been on senior Mark Tyndale and junior Dionte Christmas, among Temple players and coaches, freshman Lavoy Allen is the hot topic.…

Offense disappears in loss to Ohio

ATHENS, OHIO – The streak is over. After winning three straight games for the first time in 17 years, the Owls couldn’t muster enough offensive firepower to secure a fourth consecutive victory in a 23-7 loss to Ohio at Peden Stadium Friday night.…

Winning streak yields new found confidence

The football team has undergone a makeover. Cosmetically, the jerseys have changed, but that’s not the makeover that really has made the difference this season. The difference has been a makeover in the team’s attitude.…

Mauro paying for sins of predecessor

Every player got a phone call. When men’s tennis coach Steve Mauro found out that the NCAA placed the program on two years probation for violations involving former coach Bill Hoehne, he personally called every player on the squad to talk about the situation.…

Lack of black coaches ignorant and offensive

The numbers are staggering. More than 50 percent of the players on Football Bowl Subdivision Championship (formerly known as Division I-A) teams are black, according to the Black Coaches and Administrators Web site.…

RedHawks ‘playing with confidence’

Miami (Ohio) senior running back Austin Sykes helped make the RedHawks’ Homecoming game a special one last weekend. The Allegheny County-native rushed for a career-high 124 yards and scored two touchdowns to help guide the Mid-American Conference East Division-leading RedHawks (4-3 overall, 3-0 MAC) to a 47-14 win over Bowling Green at Yager Stadium last Saturday.…

Stone ineligible this fall

Sophomore forward Jasmine Stone will not be able to compete for the women’s basketball team after failing to meet NCAA eligibility requirements, a source close to the program confirmed Thursday. Stone, who averaged 3.1 points and 6.2 rebounds off the bench for the Owls last season, will be sidelined for the duration of the fall semester.…

Face of a leader

Perseverance is an attribute that is engrained in defensive end Leyon Azubuike’s family. Forty years ago, Azubuike’s father, Ifeanyi, was a soldier for the Bianfran Army during the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July 6, 1967 to Jan.…