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Newly-named captain looks to carry squad

Yue Liu quickly established herself as one of the best volleyball players in the Atlantic Ten Conference during her first two seasons at Temple. Liu won Atlantic Ten Rookie of the Year honors in 2004 and followed that with 398 kills (3.75 per game), 339 digs (3.2 per game) and 51 blocks last season to earn a spot on the A-10 First Team.…

At the head of the class

Two seasons ago, wide receiver Mike Holley was at the top of coach Bobby Wallace’s depth chart. Athletically, he was up for the challenge. Academically, he wasn’t. With Holley on the sideline, the football team withstood 21 losses and a coaching change over that two-year span.…

STOMPED

The field hockey team’s offense exploded for nine points this weekend, but in the end, it was the defense that had coach Amanda Janney most impressed. The Owls opened the weekend beating Monmouth, 6-1, Saturday on the road and then topped Fairfield, 3-0, at Geasey Field Sunday.…

Double trouble in A-10

Mandi and Kasey Ruth are no strangers to the game of field hockey. The twin sisters have been playing the game since their elementary school days and have evolved into consistent contributors to the field hockey teams they’ve played on over the years.…

Big-time invitation not so big

It’s a date everyone undoubtedly circles when the outdoor track and field schedule is released.Penn Relays – Philadelphia’s 112-year-old, three-day, track and field extravaganza – officially begins today. Temple’s track and field team will arrive at Penn’s Franklin Field Thursday to participate in the invitational.A number of the Owls’ performers acknowledged the magnitude of the event, with its maximum-capacity crowd and overflowing list of participating schools.…

Retirement leaves Temple without a face

After the initial excitement of learning that I was accepted to Temple in 2003 had subsided, I felt myself falling into a daily conversation regarding my future. Once many of my neighbors, coaches and other acquaintances had found out where I was attending college, almost every one of them followed with a statement that sounded a little like this: “Oh, so you’re going up to school with John Chaney, huh?…

Dethroning the A-10 kings

CINCINNATI – John Chaney had shed his sweater vest at the onset of the second half, but the coach hadn’t done so in a fit of frustration.He was overjoyed.The men’s basketball team had a growing lead on No.…

THREE-PEAT

Sophomore reserve Ashley Morris hurled the basketball straight up, striking the top of the jumbotron at Saint Joseph’s Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Regulation time had expired, and the women’s basketball team had just defeated top-seeded George Washington, 59-54, to win the Atlantic Ten Conference Championship for the third time in as many seasons and for the fourth time in the last five years.…