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Loss to Villanova marks the start of tough stretch

It isn’t often that 93 points aren’t enough to win a college basketball game. But that’s just what happened to Temple Sunday night against Villanova. The Owls engaged in a high-scoring duel with its visiting Big 5 rival, but didn’t have enough firepower to outlast No.…

Morris nets career-high, but Owls can’t top Wolfpack

It was one of those gritty, hard-nosed performances that you see out of a Hollywood movie, but this time there was no happy ending for the women’s basketball team. Senior guard Ashley Morris netted a career-high 28 points, but Temple fell to North Carolina State, 57-52, at the Liacouras Center Saturday.…

Clark’s shot seals victory

Junior guard Dionte Christmas held his head down and tugged on his shorts with eight seconds left in the men’s basketball team’s home opener against Ohio Thursday. He had just fouled the Bobcats’ Bubba Walther on a three-point try, giving Walther the opportunity to give the Bobcats the lead if he made all three free throws.…

A tale of two halves

Halftime speeches are underrated. The women’s basketball team played a sloppy first half against Ball State Wednesday, and held a slim lead over the Cardinals at the break. In the locker room, coach Dawn Staley tried to get her team focused.…

After six games, Owls still searching for rhythm

The men’s basketball team appeared to be headed down a dark path two weeks ago. After blowing double-digit leads in back-to-back losses to Providence and the College of Charleston at the Puerto Rico Tip Off Classic, Temple strung together two consecutive victories against Marist and Bowling Green to crawl within a game .500.…

Cowden recognizable despite missing uniform

If the volleyball team didn’t have so many freshmen, middle blocker Jacqueline Cowden would have to suspect her teammates of playing rookie jokes on her. Before the Atlantic Ten tournament, the business major was sick, and coach Bob Bertucci had her nap instead of practicing.…

Freshmen aim to better 8th-place finishes

The first meet of the indoor track and field season is still a couple weeks away, but the Owls are preparing themselves to be a top contender in the Atlantic Ten Conference not only this year, but also for the long haul.…

Top 10 teams prove too much

The women’s basketball team finds itself torn between pride and disappointment after a 2-4 start to the season. On one hand, the Owls are energized to know that they stood tall in the faces of national powerhouses Duke, Georgia and Stanford.…

Four wins bring higher expectations

The football team entered this season with a goal, which was to win the Mid-American Conference. Some might have thought the goal was a lofty one, being this was the Owls’ first season as full-fledged members of the conference.…

Football program no longer a joke

Al Golden was introduced as Temple’s 24th football coach nearly two years ago and quickly made it known that he planned to turn the Owls into a championship-caliber team. I laughed.…