Sports

Runners hoping to avoid No. 13 at Championships

For the men’s and women’s cross country teams, 13 represents an unlucky number when it comes to the Atlantic Ten Conference Championship meet. That’s because for the past two years, both teams have finished in that spot competing against the rest of the field.…

Freshmen receiving “Baptism by fire”

In coach Bob Bertucci’s 13 seasons at Temple, he has never experienced a season like this. The Owls have posted 20 or more wins in nine seasons and have earned four NCAA tournament bids, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2002.…

Lack of black coaches ignorant and offensive

The numbers are staggering. More than 50 percent of the players on Football Bowl Subdivision Championship (formerly known as Division I-A) teams are black, according to the Black Coaches and Administrators Web site.…

Adding color to a white profession

Turner Gill tried for years to stake claim as a college football head coach. During his 13 seasons serving as an assistant at Nebraska, Gill had constructed an impressive resume. ESPN rated Gill one of the nation’s top 10 recruiters in 2000 and 2001.…

Third straight defeat a shutout

The women’s soccer team faced heavy offensive pressure from the onset of its game against LaSalle Sunday and never recovered. The Explorers found themselves on top two minutes and 34 seconds into the game, courtesy of a goal by Kristen Hextall.…

Roughed up at St. Joe’s

Whether it was the physical play of Saint Joseph’s or a litany of questionable calls by the refereeing crew, the men’s soccer team could not muster a victory. The Hawks defeated the Owls, 1-0, at Finnesey Field Saturday night, spoiling the Owls’ Atlantic Ten Conference opener and dropping them to 4-5-1 overall.…

Freshman Williams holding her own in goal

Making the transition from high school to college athletics is never an easy task. Even more daunting is the prospect of being called upon to start as the head net-minder in one’s first collegiate game.…

A win and a loss

Last week, it was a 17-point deficit. This week, it was the football team’s quarterback and team leader suffering a season-ending injury. The Owls overcame adversity again, defeating Miami (Ohio), 24-17, Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field to improve to 3-5 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference.…

Athletics unleashes Internet streaming

The Temple Athletic Department in conjunction with the broadcasting, telecommunication and mass media program launched a new way for fans to get their daily fix of Temple sports. The new program, called OwlAccess, allows users to view live or taped games via the Internet.…

RedHawks ‘playing with confidence’

Miami (Ohio) senior running back Austin Sykes helped make the RedHawks’ Homecoming game a special one last weekend. The Allegheny County-native rushed for a career-high 124 yards and scored two touchdowns to help guide the Mid-American Conference East Division-leading RedHawks (4-3 overall, 3-0 MAC) to a 47-14 win over Bowling Green at Yager Stadium last Saturday.…