Sports

Dunphy ‘embraces’ return to Penn

Fran Dunphy perhaps never enjoyed a loss this much. Temple’s first-year coach finally caved to the hype surrounding his return to Penn Wednesday, a day after a reporter advised him to enjoy the experience.…

Coach expects more after season opener

The men’s gymnastic team, ranked 12th in the nation with 14 underclassmen on its 25-man roster, is loaded with talent, but lacking experience. That was exactly what the squad displayed in its first competition of the season Sunday.…

Win could jump-start Owls

Though its season thus far has not been as “Frantastic” as planned, the men’s basketball team has a chance to put a smile on its coach’s face at the Palestra Wednesday, as they take on his former team, the Quakers of Penn.…

Renewing a Rivalry

In his cozy office overlooking North Broad Street, John Baum is tireless. As the color commentator for the Owls’ radio broadcast team, Baum readies himself for games by reading and re-reading all he can find on the opposition.…

Comeback bid falls short

Mark Tyndale’s layup with 4:11 remaining had the Liacouras Center crowd roaring Saturday. Down by 3, the Owls could see their way back into a game that seemed out of reach shortly into the second half.…

Owls end five-game losing streak

Dustin Salisbery called Wednesday’s game was a “must win” situation. Mark Tyndale said he was sick of Temple’s five-game losing streak. He added that Dionte Christmas kept reminding everyone that they needed a win badly.…

Men’s Hoop Notes: Tyndale records first start

Much like he did in his first game back from ineligibility, Mark Tyndale wasted little time in putting points on the board in his first start of the season. The junior guard punctuated his return to the starting lineup by slam-dunking the ball seven seconds into the Owls’ 80-67 loss to Saint Joseph’s Wednesday.…