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Salisbery embraces leadership position

The Dustin Salisbery who committed to Temple in 2003 is not the Dustin Salisbery who will leave here this spring. A bit rough around the edges, Salisbery struggled to fall in line with former coach John Chaney’s system.…

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.…

Xavier garners hype from coaches, media

The Atlantic Ten Conference is bringing its championship tournament closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and the move could have an impact on which team will win this year’s title. Xavier’s A-10 championship last season was its third in five years, with each title run coming in the state of Ohio.…

Five Pressing Questions: Women’s Basketball

1. Without Candice Dupree, can the Owls survive in the A-10? YES – Her replacement, Lady Comfort, has worked tirelessly in the offseason to ensure a smooth transition. She has waited in Dupree’s shadow for two seasons and is ready to improve on her 7.4 points-per-game average from a year ago.…

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.…

Maddox, Eaddy comprise skilled but unseasoned duo

As the leader of a River Hill High’s undefeated basketball team that won the Maryland 3A title in 2006, LaKeisha Eaddy received offers to play for several schools. When making her decision, the 5-6 point guard from Columbia, Md., said it was important that she go where she could best connect with the players and the coaches.…

Local frontcourt product commits, Marshall decides to sit out season

Three days after the excitement of learning Pennsbury’s Lavoy Allen had verbally committed to the men’s basketball team, the Athletic Department announced senior Wayne Marshall will sit out the season. Marshall, a 6-11, 285-pound center, elected to sit out the season to make sure he is healthy and academically eligible to participate in the 2007-08 season.…

Return of Tyndale, Marshall could vary

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy said last week at Atlantic Ten Conference Media Day that it’s likely junior guard Mark Tyndale will return to the Owls before senior center Wayne Marshall.…

Rookie Collins searching for niche

It’s rare that Philadelphia fans will cheer an opposing player. But it almost happened when Mardy Collins stepped foot on the Wachovia Center hardwood Saturday night. Entering the New York Knicks preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers as a sub for guard Stephon Marbury, scattered claps and cheers sprinkled down onto the court.…