#51 Temple Owls: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Temple Owls have been the model of consistency, winning twenty-plus games in each of the past five seasons.  The Atlantic 10 is arguably as loaded as it has ever been meaning Fran Dunphy’s team has their work cut out for them this season before heading to the Big East.

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2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Preview and Predictions

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It’s not even Feast Week and the pre-season tournament is upon us.  The 2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off begins today and has somewhat of a watered down field since teams like Purdue, Maryland, and Colorado are going through a transition period.  Here are my predictions and what to look for during the four day tourney.  Click on the school’s name for an in-depth season preview.

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#22 Temple Owls: College Basketball 111 in 111

temple dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The top spot in the Atlantic 10 figures to once again be a battle between Temple and XavierFran Dunphy returns all but one of his key contributors from last year and will feature an experienced backcourt.

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Big East On The Way To Becoming Hoops Only Conference?

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With Syracuse and Pitt selling out and heading to the ACC, the Big East is in serious jeopardy of disbanding as a football conference; especially if the rumors are true that UConn and Rutgers will soon follow suit.  With football being at the forefront of these super conference realignments, the most competitive basketball conference in the country is losing elite programs, but could still survive as a hoops only league.

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99 in 99: #34 Temple Owls

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With college basketball practices underway across the country, we are quickly approaching the start of the 2010-2011 season.  The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  We are entering the juicy part of the rankings with the Temple Owls coming in at #34.  Click here if you missed teams #35-#99.

By: David Kay
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NCAA Tournament Preview: Minnesota vs. Xavier

By Mike Gallagher

So begins the most exciting sports event of the year.

Yeah, there’s the Super Bowl, the MLB playoffs, the BCS, but none compares to an event like this.  There’s simply nothing else like it. [Read more…]