Break the rules and you’re benched.
That’s exactly what happened to three men’s basketball players when they broke a team rule.
According to Temple coach John Chaney.
Junior guard Brian Polk, senior forward Greg Jefferson and sophomore forward Nehemiah Ingram will sit out the first semester of the new season.
Polk is the most significant loss after winning the Atlantic 10 conference Sixth Man of the Year award.
In more hoops news, former Temple guard Lynn Greer is overseas hooping it up for a Greek professional club in Athens.
With the season already underway, Greer expects to further hone his skills with the Near East and make it to the NBA. Former Temple center Kevin Lyde recently was cut by the Near East.
Former Temple women’s basketball player Natalia Isaac, who recently graduated, has accepted the position of assistant coach for Southern University.
Meanwhile, her former coach Dawn Staley has spanned the globe with the USA Basketball Women’s World Championships team, after another completed season with the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting.
Staley, the starting point guard, and the rest of team USA recently defeated Lithuania and will next face Cuba.
Former Temple athletics director Dave O’Brien was named AD for Northeaster University.
O’Brien left Temple in February and will replace Ian McCaw.
Temple field hockey had a busy week.
After knocking off no. 14 Hofstra in overtime, 3-2, the Owls had several players honored for their performance throughout the week.
Freshman Morgan Faria was named A-10 co-player of the week and freshman Melissa Fritze earned rookie of the week honors.
Women’s soccer freshman Courtney Fritz garnished the A-10 rookie of the week for her game-winning overtime goal against Siena last September 11.