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Freshmen open season strong

Daryl Robinson said his stomach, like one might expect, was full of butterflies Friday night. If they remained during the football team’s season-opener, it didn’t show. Robinson was one of several freshmen to have a noticeable impact in the Owls’ 30-19 loss to Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, racing for an 18-yard touchdown.…

Like Temple, Buffalo seeks program reversal

Al Golden and Turner Gill were in the same situation last year.Both coaches, Golden with Temple and Gill with Buffalo, were in their first season at the helm of their respective football teams.…

Volleyball newcomers set eyes on A-10 East

Teams tabbed to contend for titles typically own a common trait: experience. That’s not the case for the volleyball team this season. The Owls, picked in an Atlantic Ten Conference coaches’ poll to finish first in the East Division, return just four players from last year’s squad, which finished 16-14 and captured the A-10 East crown.…

Shooting for the A-10 title

The field hockey team hopes the results of the Invitational Tournament held at Geasey Field this weekend are a good indication of how the rest of its season will unfold. The Owls (3-1) won both games, beating Penn, 4-2, Saturday and Lock Haven, 3-2, in overtime Sunday.…

Field Hockey receives $1.1 million donation

Temple announced the creation of the Ann McKernan Field Hockey Endowment Fund last week. Ann McKernan Robinson, a former Temple field hockey, basketball and lacrosse player, and her husband Armand I.…

Hardin still believes in “Mission Possible”

Wayne Hardin made a bold proclamation last spring.Hardin spearheaded the “Mission Possible” initiative to maximize attendance for the football team’s season-opener against Navy at Lincoln Financial Field Friday. Hardin, 81, has allegiances to both schools.…

Defense switches formation

This is a time of change for the football team. The Owls unveiled new jerseys and helmets earlier this summer. They begin their inaugural Mid-American Conference season Friday. They also have changed their defense.…

Offensive line bulks up

If there’s one player in coach Al Golden’s mind who embodies the envisioned turnaround of Temple’s football program, it’s Alex Derenthal. And if there’s one aspect that might be the key to the offense, it’s the offensive line Derenthal leads.…

Returning players seek revenge vs. Navy

42-6. That was the final score of Temple’s last game, the season finale at Navy last year. This year, that score has been drilled into the heads of the players as they prepare to take on the Midshipmen Friday at Lincoln Financial Field.…

The Owls are slated to finish 6th in the East.

Al Golden’s preached it since the day he became Temple’s 24th coach.The signs hanging in Edberg-Olsen Hall serve as a friendly reminder to any player who somehow missed his message. The football team, 1-11 last season, has its eyes set on winning the Mid-American Conference.…