Sports

Comfort, Owls take Spiders to school

The Liacouras Center turned into a classroom Friday afternoon. Hundreds of students from more than 20 local schools watched the women’s basketball team beat Richmond, 64-52, to remain a perfect 9-0 in Atlantic Ten Conference play.…

Tyndale fuels Owls past century mark

Dionte Christmas said he knew the Owls were ready to do something special the moment he stepped onto the Liacouras Center hardwood Wednesday. The Owls topped the century mark for the first time since Feb.…

Home sweet home for Owls

The talking heads who cover the Atlantic Ten Conference picked the Owls to finish ninth in a preseason poll. With a new coach, one returning starter and the loss of Mardy Collins to the NBA, expectations were not high.…

In search of its first victory, squad finds four at Liberty Classic Invite

Heading into the weekend, the women’s gymnastics team was searching for a few big performances in hope of claiming its first victory of the season. The Owls found those performances Saturday as they hosted the Liberty Classic Invite at McGonigle Hall and walked away not with just one win, but four.…

Gridiron duo taking double duty in stride

For many student-athletes, juggling school work, a social life and a sport is a fairly daunting task. But for sophomores Bryce Buffaloe and Joshua Louis, playing one sport simply was not enough.…

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.…