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Staley welcoming underdog role

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Now beginning its third week of practice, the women’s basketball team is slowly but surely preparing for the upcoming season. For the players, that means it’s time for the fun stuff: drills, drills, more drills, countless trips to the weight room, some more drills and, finally, more drills.…

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.…

Staley soaking up coaches’ knowledge

Despite her seven years at the helm of the Temple women’s basketball team, Dawn Staley is the rookie on the U.S. senior national women’s basketball team coaching staff. The 37-year-old, three-time Olympic Gold Medal winner is the youngest member of a staff that includes Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, Texas coach Gail Goestenkors and Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault.…

WNBA draft preview

Another Owl will likely enter the professional ranks of the WNBA Wednesday. Kamesha Hairston is a “contender to go in the first round” of the WNBA Draft, according to WNBA.com. The 6-foot forward from Toledo, Ohio, would join Candice Dupree, the sixth overall pick last year, as the second Temple player ever selected in the WNBA Draft.…

Hairston takes game to WNBA

Another Owl has landed in the WNBA. Kamesha Hairston became the second-ever Temple player to join the ranks of the WNBA when the Connecticut Sun selected her 12th overall Tuesday afternoon.…