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Temple now in the MAC spotlight


---The Mid-American Conference is a league in transition and Temple, who returns the most talent, will dominate the headlines.

---Syracuse junior point guard Scoop Jardine is part of the 20 player USA Men's Select Team that will train against the 2010 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its July 19-24 training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.

---Are jobs in the Big East destination positions or stepping stone jobs?

---Inexperience the issue for Penn State at QB, not talent.

---Sad news out of Kentucky with the passing of Melvin Turpin of an apparent suicide. Turpin's NBA career washed out quickly because he couldn't control his weight, which earned him the nickname "Dinner Bell Mel" but when he played at Kentucky alongside Sam Bowie and Kenny "Sky" Walker, Turpin possessed some serious offensive tools in the low post. During his Kentucky career, Turpin recorded three of the best six single-season shooting percentages in school history. His best — 61.7 percent in 1982-83, ranks third in school history. The way he performed at Kentucky is the way I choose to remember Melvin Turpin.

---Rodney McKissic



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Bob Dicesare

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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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