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Five Pressing Questions: Men’s Basketball

1. Will the Owls recover from losing Mark Tyndale for the first semester and Wayne Marshall for the season? YES – They have enough backcourt talent to replace Tyndale until his return, and Sergio Olmos and Anthony Ivory could provide some inside support with Marshall out for the year.…

Conference packed with up-and-comers

The road to an Atlantic Ten Conference title might be traveled by a team with an unfamiliar look. Led by all-American Candice Dupree, the Owls built a conference powerhouse, winning the last three A-10 championships, and four of the last five.…

Salisbery embraces leadership position

The Dustin Salisbery who committed to Temple in 2003 is not the Dustin Salisbery who will leave here this spring. A bit rough around the edges, Salisbery struggled to fall in line with former coach John Chaney’s system.…

Owls catch fire in second half against Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech entered Monday’s game against Temple’s women’s basketball team as a squad that could put big numbers on the scoreboard. The Yellow Jackets had scored more than 79 points in each of their first three games, but in a reversal of roles, it was the Owls that left the nets scorching.…

Xavier garners hype from coaches, media

The Atlantic Ten Conference is bringing its championship tournament closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and the move could have an impact on which team will win this year’s title. Xavier’s A-10 championship last season was its third in five years, with each title run coming in the state of Ohio.…

Now they can talk the talk

school to college have their challenges. Practice times, road games and classes all can pull a player’s attention and time in a different direction. But with a player signing to become a men’s basketball player at Temple came the pressure of playing under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.…

Three sign Letters of Intent to play here

The Fran Dunphy era, which begins its inaugural season Tuesday night, has taken its first steps toward building for the future. Last week three high school players signed National Letters of Intent to play for Dunphy beginning with the 2007-08 season.…

Local frontcourt product commits, Marshall decides to sit out season

Three days after the excitement of learning Pennsbury’s Lavoy Allen had verbally committed to the men’s basketball team, the Athletic Department announced senior Wayne Marshall will sit out the season. Marshall, a 6-11, 285-pound center, elected to sit out the season to make sure he is healthy and academically eligible to participate in the 2007-08 season.…

Return of Tyndale, Marshall could vary

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy said last week at Atlantic Ten Conference Media Day that it’s likely junior guard Mark Tyndale will return to the Owls before senior center Wayne Marshall.…