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Men’s hoops notes: Tyndale to return in a week

ATLANTIC CITY — Fran Dunphy couldn’t have asked for much more from his guards Saturday. The men’s basketball team may have suffered a setback at Boardwalk Hall, but the Owls showed in an 80-71 loss to Cincinnati why their backcourt will be as good as anybody’s the next time they suit up there.…

Back to where it all began for Dawn Staley

It’s hard to ignore the three Kodak All-American awards and two National Player of the Year honors that women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley accumulated during her four years at Virginia. It’s also hard to ignore the fact that she led the Cavaliers to three consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances from 1990 to 1992.…

Two down, still winless

As new coach Fran Dunphy walked onto the Liacouras Center hardwood prior to the basketball team’s home opener, the student section began chanting his name. He received a few more cheers when he was announced to the crowd following the naming of the starting lineups.…

Olmos’ double-double propels Owls to victory

A cast of inexperienced players has led the men’s basketball team throughout its first four games of the season. On Saturday, Sergio Olmos took his turn. The sophomore center established career highs in points and rebounds with 11 of each as the Owls easily downed Long Beach State, 74-49, at the Liacouras Center.…

Conference packed with up-and-comers

The road to an Atlantic Ten Conference title might be traveled by a team with an unfamiliar look. Led by all-American Candice Dupree, the Owls built a conference powerhouse, winning the last three A-10 championships, and four of the last five.…

Now they can talk the talk

school to college have their challenges. Practice times, road games and classes all can pull a player’s attention and time in a different direction. But with a player signing to become a men’s basketball player at Temple came the pressure of playing under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.…

Owls catch fire in second half against Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech entered Monday’s game against Temple’s women’s basketball team as a squad that could put big numbers on the scoreboard. The Yellow Jackets had scored more than 79 points in each of their first three games, but in a reversal of roles, it was the Owls that left the nets scorching.…

Three sign Letters of Intent to play here

The Fran Dunphy era, which begins its inaugural season Tuesday night, has taken its first steps toward building for the future. Last week three high school players signed National Letters of Intent to play for Dunphy beginning with the 2007-08 season.…

A Tale of Two Programs

The banners hanging from the rafters in the Liacouras Center tell Temple basketball’s history. Beginning in the arena’s southwest corner, the banners highlight the best seasons for the men’s basketball team, many of them achieved under former coach John Chaney.…