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Archive: December, 2008

Explorers using practice time wisely

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 2:21 PM
I really like the opportunity to have extended practice time durung the holidays. It is a chance to do a lot of teaching, make certain changes, get a lot of repetitions and practice with high energy. When we have a game every few days we try to conserve some energy, stay healthy and work on some game-specific... Read more

Jerardi's Top 15, Dec. 29

Monday, December 29, 2008, 8:31 AM
1. North Carolina (12-0): Tar Heels dumped Rutgers, 97-75, last night. 2. Connecticut (11-0): Big East season gets serious quickly with tonight's game against Georgetown. 3. Pittsburgh (12-0): Big men Sam Young and DeJuan Blair average a combined 34.8 points and 18.8 rebounds. 4. Oklahoma (12-0):... Read more

Owls giving back to community

Thursday, December 25, 2008, 6:29 PM
The holiday season is the time of year where we are thankful for all that we have been blessed with in life. It is also a time of giving, and at Temple, we look to instill in our student athletes a sense of being part of the overall community. I think it is important for all teams, all college athletes... Read more

La Salle home for the holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008, 11:50 AM
A win was there for the taking for La Salle Saturday afternoon at Cornell, but a huge second half surge by the Big Red dropped the Explorers to 5-5 on the season. Coach John Giannini was shorthanded for this one as center Vernon Goodridge sat out with injured ribs. Goodridge suffered the injury in... Read more

Jerardi's Top 15

Monday, December 22, 2008, 9:38 AM
1. North Carolina (11-0): People are already talking unbeaten season. That is a bit much, but nobody has been close yet. Beat Valparaiso in Chicago, 85-63. 2. Connecticut (10-0): Overcame an 11-point deficit with 12 minutes left at Seattle's Key Arena and beat Gonzaga, 88-83, in OT. 3. Pittsburgh... Read more

Drexel makes lineup switch

Friday, December 19, 2008, 2:28 PM
Freshman Samme Givens started his first game for Drexel in place of Kenny Tribbett on Thursday night against Niagara. Dragons coach Bruiser Flint said the 6-5 Givens started because Niagara plays four guards. Givens swept a season-high 12 rebounds. His eight points came at crucial times for the Dragons... Read more

St. Joe's Looking Much Better

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 8:57 PM
Watched all three of St. Joe’s games in Hawaii on television and, other than the second half against Indiana, did not like much of what I saw. Too often, the basketball looked a medicine ball. Passes were an adventure. Nothing looked remotely cohesive. Certainly, the Texas loss was understandable... Read more

Tough stretch for Drexel

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 5:11 PM
Last weekend we played at Fairfield, one of the best teams in the MAAC, and lost a close game. Our guys battled hard and took care of the ball, but we just couldn’t make a shot when we needed one. We had 22 offensive rebounds and only five turnovers, but if you shoot 32 percent you’re not... Read more

CSN announces hoops sked

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 12:26 PM
Comcast SportsNet announced its college basketball television schedule for the season this week. A press release touts 94 games on Comcast SportsNet, with an additional 34 games on CN8, which will be known as the Comcast Network, as of January. Here is the rundown of men's games to come, including... Read more

Owls prepare for KU and exams

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 12:19 PM
First, I would like to thank the fans for their tremendous showing Saturday at the Liacouras Center. Their presence helped to lift our team to a great all-around effort against a very talented Tennessee team. This is a tough week, not just for the Temple program, but for most college basketball programs... Read more
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