Some faces at several Big Five schools and Drexel are familiar. Elsewhere, newcomers could have a major impact on the progress of their teams. The Big Five battles promise to be competitive, even if Temple could be favored to continue its domination of recent seasons.
Temple's win streak has reached 11 games. Lady Comfort had another career performance yesterday. But the major topic of discussion after the Owls beat Rhode Island, 66-54, in an Atlantic Ten Conference game at the Liacouras Center was Temple's next opponent, Rutgers.
Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for The Inquirer, for over 40 years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Greenberg left The Inquirer in 2010.