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Changing of the point guards

The smallest player on the court hit the biggest shot of the night for Temple last Thursday. Chris Clark, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior point guard, nailed a game-winning three-pointer from the left wing with 1.9 seconds left in the Owls’ 90-88 win over visiting Ohio at the Liacouras Center.…

McKie hosting toy drive

Aaron McKie concluded a successful professional basketball career playing in the NBA last season, one in which he reaped the riches and glory associated with professional sports. But through his 13-year career, McKie never forgot his childhood, which he spent growing up poor in Philadelphia.…

Remembering a teacher, editor and friend of TTN

A quote by a former editor hangs above The Temple News sports desk. In friendly terms, it reminds writers not to take crap from anyone. It’s advice Jason Haslam first offered his writers while he served as this paper’s sports editor in 2004.…

Morris reaching potential

Entering her senior season, Ashley Morris was something of an enigma. One game she’d look like the player Dawn Staley recruited out of Philadelphia’s Central High, a player who led her team to three consecutive Public League Championships and was named Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Player of the Year.…

Owls getting stronger on the glass

The men’s basketball team failed to upend ninth-ranked Duke Wednesday at the Wachovia Center, losing 74-64, but Temple did manage to reverse its fortune in one aspect from the teams’ meeting last season – rebounding.…

Season-best from Christmas not enough

SUNRISE, Fla. – Halftime breaks can provide much needed relief to a team struggling to find its shot, fix its defense or simply regain momentum. But the break can also come at an inopportune time, as it did for Temple Saturday, cutting short a critical run.…

Tyndale’s three defeats Eastern Michigan

Everyone in the arena felt it coming. When Mark Tyndale received the ball at midcourt with 13.2 seconds left in a 55-55 tie game against Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon, everyone in the Liacoruas Center thought the senior guard was about to stampede his way to the basket.…

Maryland too much for Comfort, Owls

Another ranked opponent, another missed opportunity for the women’s basketball team. On the road against third-ranked Maryland, the Owls (4-6) fell to the Terrapins, 64-46, Sunday afternoon. This was the fourth Top 10 team the Owls have played, with the Owls dropping all four.…