Sports

Three sign Letters of Intent to play here

The Fran Dunphy era, which begins its inaugural season Tuesday night, has taken its first steps toward building for the future. Last week three high school players signed National Letters of Intent to play for Dunphy beginning with the 2007-08 season.…

Now they can talk the talk

school to college have their challenges. Practice times, road games and classes all can pull a player’s attention and time in a different direction. But with a player signing to become a men’s basketball player at Temple came the pressure of playing under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.…

Conference packed with up-and-comers

The road to an Atlantic Ten Conference title might be traveled by a team with an unfamiliar look. Led by all-American Candice Dupree, the Owls built a conference powerhouse, winning the last three A-10 championships, and four of the last five.…

Xavier garners hype from coaches, media

The Atlantic Ten Conference is bringing its championship tournament closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and the move could have an impact on which team will win this year’s title. Xavier’s A-10 championship last season was its third in five years, with each title run coming in the state of Ohio.…

Maddox, Eaddy comprise skilled but unseasoned duo

As the leader of a River Hill High’s undefeated basketball team that won the Maryland 3A title in 2006, LaKeisha Eaddy received offers to play for several schools. When making her decision, the 5-6 point guard from Columbia, Md., said it was important that she go where she could best connect with the players and the coaches.…

Salisbery embraces leadership position

The Dustin Salisbery who committed to Temple in 2003 is not the Dustin Salisbery who will leave here this spring. A bit rough around the edges, Salisbery struggled to fall in line with former coach John Chaney’s system.…

Five Pressing Questions: Women’s Basketball

1. Without Candice Dupree, can the Owls survive in the A-10? YES – Her replacement, Lady Comfort, has worked tirelessly in the offseason to ensure a smooth transition. She has waited in Dupree’s shadow for two seasons and is ready to improve on her 7.4 points-per-game average from a year ago.…

Five Pressing Questions: Men’s Basketball

1. Will the Owls recover from losing Mark Tyndale for the first semester and Wayne Marshall for the season? YES – They have enough backcourt talent to replace Tyndale until his return, and Sergio Olmos and Anthony Ivory could provide some inside support with Marshall out for the year.…