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Temple Athletics 101: An ABC guide to the Owls

The scholastic year is back. That means Temple’s athletic teams have a fresh start as well. It’s time for school spirit, mascots and enthusiasm. But for those who are new to the campus atmosphere or need a refresher on Temple athletics, this guide is designed for you.…

Striking out cancer

There are those genuine, charitable people of the world who make monetary donations, run marathons or even raise awareness for the perils of cancer. Then there is Tim Riley. The 25-year-old Temple graduate has immersed himself with a summer blended between baseball and cancer research fundraising.…

Venture past city’s pro venues teams

Four massive venues rest amid a concrete desert just above the Philadelphia Navy yard. These stadiums house four of this city’s best-known sports teams – the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers.…

‘A great guy’: Teammates recall the late Richie Gargel.

Temple pitcher Richie Gargel passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, following a swimming pool accident earlier in the week. The 6-foot, 145 pound pitcher from Brigantine, N.J. was 19. After a steadily improving freshman season for the Owls, in which he struck out 26 batters in 30.2 innings, Gargel was pitching for the St.…

Position battles still hot as camp winds down

Pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together for the football team. But even 18 days into fall practice, the picture is not completely clear. Second-year coach Al Golden and the rest of his coaching staff are determined to find the group of players who give the Owls their best chance to improve on last season’s 1-11 record.…

U.S. rings within reach for gymnast

After graduating in 2004, Theo Maes headed back to Illinois to teach recreational gymnastics and work with the men’s and women’s club teams at Northwestern University in Evanston. It was an e-mail from his old coach Fred Turoff that brought Maes back to Temple.…

Temple Athletics receives two-year probation from NCAA

The NCAA placed Temple Athletics on two-year probation Thursday in response to major and secondary violations most notably involving allegations of fraud in the men’s tennis program. The men’s tennis program also received a one-year ban from postseason competition, which includes participating in the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament.…

Spiders knock Owls from tourney again

Earlier this season, the lacrosse team defeated Richmond at Geasey Field. But on an emotional day for its seniors, the fourth-seeded Owls couldn’t repeat the feat, losing to the Spiders, 13-6 in the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament semifinals Friday on their home turf.…

Seifert inks contract with Cincinnati Bengals

Those aspirations to become a marine biologist have been put on hold for now. Elliot Seifert, an offensive tackle who would like to work as a marine biologist one day, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday after going undrafted in last weekend’s NFL Draft.…