Sports

Eyes set to knock off the best

The beginning of every season presents an array of challenges for any team. For the softball team, this season is certainly no exception. Looking to improve upon a 2006 campaign in which they went 22-23 and failed to make the postseason, the Owls must survive a grueling 14-game road trip to kick off the season before setting foot on home soil.…

Playoff berth not enough to satisfy team, coaches

ice hockey club team had been ranked 10th in the Southeast Division of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. This was the first time the Owls received a regional playoff bid since joining the league last season.…

Owls take down A-10-leading UMass

The play of Dionte Christmas sometimes speaks louder than his words. But not louder than those coming from the mouth of Massachusetts guard James Life. “He was just saying, ‘You score a lot of points but you don’t win,'” Christmas said of their first-half verbal exchange.…

Football team announces ‘07 recruiting class

Al Golden thinks the foundation is in place. Now, he believes, the cornerstones of Temple’s football program are ready to be laid. “There’s only one goal,” he said. “If you walk in the building, [you’ll see] it’s to win the [Mid-American Conference] title.…

Freshman Foilist beefs up her winning record

Melissa Parker knew fencing at Temple would be an interesting transition. The freshman Foilist said she has enjoyed the adjustment to the competitive atmosphere that the team provides. “I like it, I like the change,” Parker said.…

Former assistant hopes to deliver legacy

Traveling door to door with pizza boxes in tow, Dan Leibovitz is attempting to strike a chord with the Hartford student body.He’s also attempting to win some games. In his first year coaching the Hawks, Leibovitz offers students food, T-shirts and hope that a winning tradition is on its way for a mid-major program that has little NCAA Tournament prestige.…

Comfort, Owls take Spiders to school

The Liacouras Center turned into a classroom Friday afternoon. Hundreds of students from more than 20 local schools watched the women’s basketball team beat Richmond, 64-52, to remain a perfect 9-0 in Atlantic Ten Conference play.…

Tyndale fuels Owls past century mark

Dionte Christmas said he knew the Owls were ready to do something special the moment he stepped onto the Liacouras Center hardwood Wednesday. The Owls topped the century mark for the first time since Feb.…

Home sweet home for Owls

The talking heads who cover the Atlantic Ten Conference picked the Owls to finish ninth in a preseason poll. With a new coach, one returning starter and the loss of Mardy Collins to the NBA, expectations were not high.…

In search of its first victory, squad finds four at Liberty Classic Invite

Heading into the weekend, the women’s gymnastics team was searching for a few big performances in hope of claiming its first victory of the season. The Owls found those performances Saturday as they hosted the Liberty Classic Invite at McGonigle Hall and walked away not with just one win, but four.…