Sports

Striving for perfection

The women’s basketball team has a clear view of the path to the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament, with a little more than two weeks remaining in the regular season. The owners of a spotless 8-0 record in A-10 play, the Owls still have a few obstacles to overcome before they arrive in Cincinnati, the site of next month’s conference tournament.…

Split squads record several personal bests

It was a long bus trip for the men’s and women’s track teams last weekend. But a message from a coach told them to resist horseplay and stay focused on their task ahead.…

Fan-favorite Hooter expecting company in the nest

Temple’s two ancillary mascots, T-Bird and Baby Owl, have been missing from the basketball court this season. But according to Scott Walcoff, assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, that disappearance is about to end.…

SPORTS REWIND

MEN’S GYMNASTICS The Owls finished third out of four squads with a team score of 199.500 at the West Point Open in New York Friday. Sophomore John Vogtman led the way with solid performances of 8.550 on the pummel horse and 9.100 on the floor exercise.…

Fighting pain, a senior records season-best

The injury bug has bitten the women’s gymnastics team more than once this season. But the team is trying to exterminate that bug. Jill Kornett participated in all four events despite the fact she was competing for the third time in nine days while recovering from a torn MCL and laboring through an Achilles sprain.…

Scoring is second to winning for senior Kamesha Hairston.

Twelve days.That’s how long it took before senior Kamesha Hairston understood how different this season was going to be for her and the women’s basketball team. Playing in the shadow of former all-American Candice Dupree, Hairston was Temple’s second-best scorer each of the last two seasons.…

Duo rising above the competition

Dionte Christmas entered his sophomore season an enigma to opposing teams.Sure, opponents knew the guard owned the tools necessary to become a great shooter. But his .281 shooting percentage from his freshman year signaled Christmas had yet to put everything together.…

Hairston leads Owls past Flyers

The women’s basketball team has gotten into the habit of starting games slowly. Luckily, the Owls are also in the habit of climbing out of the holes that they dig for themselves.…

Tyndale’s double-double sparks Owls to second straight win

The men’s basketball team has struggled to hold large leads throughout the season. The Owls didn’t have that problem Sunday. Fueled by Mark Tyndale’s second straight double-double, the Owls built a 23-point lead by halftime and coasted to an 80-64 victory at the Liacouras Center.…