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Bertucci growing ‘tired of losses’

The volleyball team entered the weekend with a lot to prove. Instead, Atlantic Ten Conference foes Dayton and Xavier proved that they could outplay the Owls. Coach Bob Bertucci knew his team was going up against two of the strongest teams in the A-10, but said he expected more consistency from his players.…

Defense king on Homecoming

The football team’s defense has a motto before every third down play: Get off the field, get off the field. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, that motto was nearly perfect as the Owls beat the Huskies, 16-15, on Homecoming.…

Midpoint brings taste of success

The football team’s season has reached halftime, folks. With the Homecoming victory over Northern Illinois marking the sixth of 12 games for the Owls, the scoreboard reads Opponents 5, Temple 1.…

Nothing special about special teams

What else can go wrong? The football team’s special teams unit seems to be asking that question every time it steps on the field. Penalties, fumbles, missed kicks, missed blocks and missed tackles have all combined to make special teams a bit of an adventure this season for the Owls, who fell to 0-5 Saturday, courtesy of a 37-21 defeat by Army.…

Face of a leader

Perseverance is an attribute that is engrained in defensive end Leyon Azubuike’s family. Forty years ago, Azubuike’s father, Ifeanyi, was a soldier for the Bianfran Army during the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July 6, 1967 to Jan.…

Northern Illinois searching for ways to eliminate fumbles

Judging by the performances of the Northern Illinois and Temple football teams, Saturday’s game at Lincoln Financial Field just might resemble a game of hot potato. Maybe something’s wrong with the football, because neither team can hold on to it.…

No one upset in Maryland

The field hockey team traveled to College Park, Md., Sunday to take on the Terrapins, and though they didn’t leave with a victory, they came away with valuable experience. The No.…

Win evens conference record

Conference games. They are the crucial, make-or-break part of a team’s season. Win a lot of them and you can punch your ticket to postseason play. Lose, and you’ll get left behind in the dust.…

Layoff ends Saturday

By the time Atlantic Ten Conference play begins, the men’s soccer team will have had plenty of time to prepare. When the Owls play a home game against city-rival La Salle Saturday, Nine days will have passed since their latest game, a 2-0 win against Philadelphia University on Sept.…

Deja-vu

Each game, Adam DiMichele inscribes a message on his wristband. Sometimes it’s religious. Other times it’s not. But it’s always inspirational. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, the Temple quarterback wrote “Be their leader.” He was.…