Sports

A Tale of Two Programs

The banners hanging from the rafters in the Liacouras Center tell Temple basketball’s history. Beginning in the arena’s southwest corner, the banners highlight the best seasons for the men’s basketball team, many of them achieved under former coach John Chaney.…

Regular-season crown garners first-round bye

It took the entire regular season schedule to get the job done, but the volleyball team accomplished two of its team goals last weekend. The Owls clinched the Atlantic Ten Conference’s East Division and secured a first round bye in this weekend’s conference tournament with a victory over George Washington (30-25, 30-22, 30-21) in the Charles E.…

Owls hang on as halftime lead vanishes

The women’s basketball team almost let a victory slip away against Drexel Friday night. But it didn’t happen, thanks in part to a clutch, game-ending performance from an energetic, 6-foot-3 freshman.…

Sports Rewind

TRACK AND FEILD Mathis Harrison, a Clarion University graduate, was named an assistant coach to the track and field team last week. Formerly an assistant at Duquesne for two years, Harrison helped lead the Dukes’ men’s and women’s teams to their best Atlantic Ten Conference finish in program history.…

On birthday, assistant lands promotion

Newly named women’s gymnastics coach Aaron Murphy did not have a typical birthday celebration this year. He did not receive a typical birthday gift, either. On Sept. 22, Murphy picked up the phone, not to receive another happy birthday wish, but to receive news that he had been named the Owls’ coach.…

Trio of former soccer stars gets its kicks

Three former men’s soccer players are living their dreams: playing the sport they love in front of their friends, family and hometown crowd. As an added bonus, they get to do it together.…

Owls fall in season finale

Annapolis, Md. – Navy’s running backs were not the only group that got a workout Saturday. The Midshipmen in the stands also got in quite a few reps, doing push-ups after each of Navy’s six touchdowns.…

High school flashback: A friendly local rival outduels QB DiMichele

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – In 2004, Adam DiMichele and Anthony Morelli were two Western Pennsylvania high school quarterbacks with the talent to back up the prestige. DiMichele, headed for Penn State as a defensive back, was a speedy three-sport star and the all-time leading passer in the Western Pennsylvania Athletic Conference at Sto-Rox High.…

Un-Happy Valley: Al Golden’s return to alma mater ends in a loss

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The football team’s offense hustled onto the field following cornerback David Reese’s interception, set to begin its first drive against Penn State Saturday on the 50-yard line.That was the closest the ball was spotted to the end zone all game for the Owls.…

As IC4As approach, squad passes on NCAA Regionals

By the time the men’s cross country team competes at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes in America Championships this weekend, 22 days will have passed since the team last ran at the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships Oct.…