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Freshman duo leads teams to eighth-place finishes

Going into Saturday’s Atlantic Ten Conference Indoor Track Championship at Rhode Island’s Mackal Fieldhouse, Charlotte’s 4x400m relay team had Temple freshman Brittany McRae thinking. “Charlotte was really my primary concern,”McRae said.McRae, along with sophomores Devon DuPont and Carlleen Allison, and junior Shanice DePass, topped the 49ers in the event with a time of 3:56.02 en route to a first-place finish.…

First-round loss prepares Owls for MACHA tourney

The ice hockey club team focused on achieving three goals for the season: adjusting to the new coaching staff, winning games and playing with confidence. After receiving the No. 9 ranking in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Southeast Division and gaining one of 10 spots in the regional playoffs, the Owls knew they had done something right.…

Strike two: Video game fails to earn players’ favor

When it comes to the cream of the crop in NCAA baseball, several teams might come to mind. There’s Texas, winners of the 2002 and 2005 College World Series, and Louisiana State, which claimed five titles from 1991 to 2000.…

After disappointing 2006, coach expects turnaround

Most first-year coaches go though their share of struggles. But a 12-41 season has to be rather hard to deal with. Or at least it should be, but not for Rob Valli, who in his second year as the baseball coach has big plans for the elevation of Temple’s program.…

Players learn to perfect their craft

There is more to getting drafted than just talent. High school baseball players finishing their senior seasons are presented with three options for continuing their baseball careers: immediately being drafted, committing three years to a Division I school, or taking it year-by-year at a junior or community college.…

Christmas, Owls continue to struggle

Dionte Christmas stepped to the foul line shortly into the second half of Temple’s game against Saint Joseph’s Thursday. Usually a safe bet from the line, Christmas’ two shots both clanged off the rim.…

Senior duo leads Owls to victory in final home game

Senior Kamesha Hairston picked up her fourth foul with 14:42 left in Temple’s game against Saint Louis Thursday. Hoping not to sit out the majority of the final home game of her career, Hairston waved off coach Dawn Staley before Staley could call for a substitution.…

Explorers halt Owls’ winning streak at four

Mark Tyndale’s slam dunk with four minutes remaining against La Salle put the men’s basketball team in a solid position to win its fifth straight game Wednesday. But the Owls, who led by one, did not score again until Tyndale notched a fast-break layup with 18 seconds remaining.…

Philly’s Finest

Senior Kamesha Hairston refused to let another team take away Temple’s Big 5 title Monday night. Led by Hairston, the Owls defeated La Salle, 68-55, to capture their third consecutive Big 5 title at the Liacouras Center.…