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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.…

Rival Rutgers has upper hand once again

Late in the evening of Nov. 9, many Philadelphians complained about a loud, sudden noise. It wasn’t a fight or a domestic dispute, just a bunch of rowdy college kids excited over a big football win.…

Local players highlight baseball’s recruiting class

An influx of talent is ready to play for the baseball team starting in 2008. Five highly touted high school seniors made their commitments official when they signed National Letters of Intent last week during the early signing period.…

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.…

Sports Rewind: Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball

BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL CLINICS Baseball coach Rob Valli will hold Winter Indoor Skills Camp at McGonigle Hall in late December. The camps will be held Dec. 27 and 28. The camp attendees must be enrolled in 7th through 12th grades.…

Aiming to bolt out of the blocks at initial invite

With the indoor track and field season set to begin this Friday at the Jack Pyrah Invitational in Haverford, Pa., both the men’s and the women’s teams aim to progress from last seasons’ finishes at the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships.The women’s team, led by senior Tynisha Gardner, seeks to improve upon its ninth place finish at the A-10s while the men’s team looks to finish higher than its 8th place finish last season.”I expect us to do well this year,” said Gardner, the team’s captain.…

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.…

Inching toward playoffs behind late win streak

At this point last year, members of the ice hockey club wondered if they would receive one of the six spots in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. The Owls finished last season with a 7-11 conference record, which left them one point shy of earning the sixth and final playoff berth.…

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.…