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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.…

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.…