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Archive: October, 2011

Temple ranked 29th in preseason poll

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 1:13 PM
Temple received the most points among City Six team in the USA Today-ESPN men's preseason college basketball poll that was released today. Temple was 29th. Villanova was 34th and Drexel was 44th. North Carolina received 30 or 31 first-place votes and is No. 1. Kentucky is No. 2 and received the other... Read more

'Nova eighth in Big East poll

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:10 PM
Villanova was picked to finish eighth in the Big East in a presason poll by the conference's coaches. The poll results were released today at Big East media day in New York. Villanova was 21-12 last season and do not have a senior on the team. Junior guard Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic High) is the... Read more

Drexel predicted to win CAA

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 11:33 AM
Drexel, which returns six of its top seven players, has been picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association in a vote of the league's coaches, media relations directors and media members. The Dragons were followed in the voting by George Mason, VCU, Old Dominion and James Madison. Picked sixth was... Read more

Temple chosen 2nd in A-10 preseason poll

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:23 AM
Temple was picked to finish second behind Xavier in the Atlantic 10 preseason basketball poll, released today at the league's media day in Brooklyn. The voting was done by a panel of head coaches and media members. Xavier garnered 304 total points and 18 first-place votes to place first. Temple, which... Read more

Explorers land recruit from Ohio

Friday, October 7, 2011, 3:02 PM
La Salle just got its first commitment for the Class of 2012. Jermaine Davis is listed at 6-9, 260 pounds. He is from Garfield Heights (Ohio) High, the same school that produced Carl "Tay'' Jones, a junior at Saint Joseph's and the leading scorer in the Big 5 last season. Davis was mostly being recruiting... Read more

After 40 years, Dunphy shaves mustache

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 3:20 PM
Gone. Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy had sported his trademark mustache for 40 years, going back to his days in the Army. But today at the Liacouras Center he shaved it off, in front of an amused crowd and a row of cameras capturing the moment, for the best of reasons. A couple of years ago... Read more

Dunphy to keep his word, shave mustache

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 2:18 PM
A few years ago, Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy made a promise to Dionte Christmas. Now, he's going to keep his word. Since his former standout player has earned his degree, Dunph is going to shave his trademark mustache, the one he's been sporting for 40 years. The honors will take place late... Read more
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