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Duo rising above the competition

Dionte Christmas entered his sophomore season an enigma to opposing teams.Sure, opponents knew the guard owned the tools necessary to become a great shooter. But his .281 shooting percentage from his freshman year signaled Christmas had yet to put everything together.…

Owls survive close call at McGonigle

It doesn’t matter what arena the women’s basketball team plays its home games at, as long as it’s somewhere on North Broad Street. With Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance occupying the Liacouras Center Friday night, the Owls took their act next door to McGonigle Hall, where they barely boogied past Xavier, 59-58, to remain a perfect 7-0 in Atlantic Ten Conference play.…

Renewing a Rivalry

In his cozy office overlooking North Broad Street, John Baum is tireless. As the color commentator for the Owls’ radio broadcast team, Baum readies himself for games by reading and re-reading all he can find on the opposition.…

Win could jump-start Owls

Though its season thus far has not been as “Frantastic” as planned, the men’s basketball team has a chance to put a smile on its coach’s face at the Palestra Wednesday, as they take on his former team, the Quakers of Penn.…

Dunphy ‘embraces’ return to Penn

Fran Dunphy perhaps never enjoyed a loss this much. Temple’s first-year coach finally caved to the hype surrounding his return to Penn Wednesday, a day after a reporter advised him to enjoy the experience.…

Rutgers snaps Owls’ 11-game winning streak

The women’s basketball team learned what happens when it follows a strong half with a poor second half Wednesday. A Rutgers team, laden with young talent, proved to be too much for Temple, as the Scarlet Knights defeated Temple, 62-48, at the Liacouras Center.…