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Pinkney, Green score to help secure a weekend sweep of Elon and William & Mary and No. 6 seed overall
27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Desmond Boyle, Contributing Writer
Towson scored early and led throughout in a 2-0 win over William & Mary at the Tiger Soccer Complex on Sunday. The result yielded two firsts for the team — its first ever win over William & Mary and the Tigers’ first ever Colonial Athletic Association playoff berth. On a day when Towson’s five seniors were honored, the team came away with the win. The first half was filled with action, as Towson created chances from both wings and centrally. Towson was aggressive in the midfield and gained possession and forced defensive turnovers more often than William & Mary. Coach Greg Paynter praised his team’s pressure throughout […] Read the full story »

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Two FieldTurf fields will replace natural grass suface
27 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Students who have passed by Burdick Field this semester have noticed the gravel and dirt that replaced what used to be grass. This led many to wonder about the fate of one of the only green spaces on campus. No fear, Towson students, as Burdick Field is undergoing a renovation that began last fiscal year and is set to be finished this fiscal year. The area is getting two new FieldTurf fields, synthetic surfaces much like the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium, and turfing began last Thursday. Director of Campus Recreation Grady Sheffield said the project was approved in response to the field conditions of the old […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson kept a firm grip on its first round lead and played its way to victory after the final day of the Lehigh University Invitational. The Tigers claimed first place for both team and individual scoring. They finished the 36-hole tournament with a final score of 602, 19 strokes ahead of second-place Rutgers with 621. Sophomore John Hulede claimed the individual title after shooting a one-under-par 71 and a five-over 77 for a total of 148. Hulede edged out the competition on the final hole when he tapped in a one-foot putt for par to win the tournament by one stroke. “I didn’t know where I stood […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
We stood anxiously as Delmon Young stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the Orioles down 6-4. It was the eighth inning and we only had a few more chances to knot the game back up. Tigers reliever Joaquin Soria threw a hanging pitch and the rest is literally part of Orioles history. Young smacked the ball down left field line and the crowd roared louder than I’ve ever heard before. I’ve been at M&T Bank Stadium for Ray Lewis’ last game and a postseason game in 2012, and this weekend’s crowd did not compare. I screamed “Oh my God! Oh my God!” for a […] Read the full story »

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Tigers allow late scoring drive, fall to Maine and drop to 2-3 on the season
28 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Up 24-20 with 2:39 remaining in the game, Towson’s defense needed to hold back Maine quarterback Dan Collins. Three straight incompletions gave Maine a fourth down at its 28-yard line, putting the game on the line. However, Collins found wide receiver Jared Osumah for a 21-yard gain to get the first down. Then, it happened again. Collins passed to wide receiver Jeremy Salmon for 10 yards to the Tigers’ 40-yard line on fourth down. On the third fourth down of the drive, Collins connected with wide receiver Jordan Dunn for 37 yards,  giving his team the game-winning touchdown and handing Towson its first conference loss. “[Towson’s] safeties […] Read the full story »

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27 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor
Twenty-seven student-tailgate parking permits were distributed for Saturday’s football game, according to Director of Communications and Media Relations Ray Feldmann. By The Towerlight’s count, fewer than a dozen student vehicles were parked in Lot 14 for the tailgate. Some students left the tailgate, choosing not to stick around for the game. “We came to the tailgate, but we’re not going to the football game,” Joshua Windsor, a student at the tailgate, said. “I would rather go hang out with my friends and spend time with my friends at my own apartment than sit in that stadium without my friends.” It appears that attendance at the football game is down […] Read the full story »

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15 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Correction (9/16): Kelsey Fielder is not the captain of the field hockey team. The Towerlight apologizes for this error. At Towson, as is the case at most colleges in the country, football and basketball dominate the athletic department. They are the most widely attended and widely talked about sports. But as the popularity of these sports grow at colleges around the nation, several issues are shifting the playing field of collegiate athletics, including conference restructuring and pay-for-play agreements. On Aug. 7, the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors voted to give autonomy to the “Big Five” athletic conferences: the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12, […] Read the full story »

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7 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson defeated the La Salle Explorers, 3-0, at SECU Arena on Saturday to wrap up the Towson Invitational, continuing the team’s undefeated streak to start the season. The Tigers (6-0) started the tournament with a 3-0 win Friday against the St. Peter’s Gamecocks (0-5). Towson then took down the Coppin State Eagles (4-3), by a score of 3-1 on Saturday and finished up with a victory against La Salle (3-5). “It was a winnable tournament and that was the expectation coming into the match,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “It’s good to have the positive mentality moving forward into the two greatly more difficult weekends coming up.” […] Read the full story »

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6 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
In its first encounter with the Fairfield Stags, Towson struggled to put up a goal, resulting in a 1-0 loss Friday afternoon at the Tiger Soccer Complex. The Stags (4-1) pressured the Tigers (1-3-1) from the beginning, threatening them early with a wide shot only four minutes into the first half. “We came out very flat and we were very passive against a good Fairfield attack,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. At 10:14 the Stags were awarded a free kick after sophomore forward Natalia Pinkney fouled the Stags’ Pam Coufos five yards outside the 18-yard box. The Stags took advantage after Karolyn Collins crossed the ball, meeting […] Read the full story »

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22 Aug 2014 | No Comments
Every year, The Towerlight prepares incoming students (both new freshmen and transfers) to attend Towson. This year, we have everything you need to know about Towson to make the transition into Tiger life seamless. For even more Survival Guide content, pick up a print edition today. Survival Guide: Words of Wisdom Advice from current TU students, faculty and administrators on how to maximize your time at Towson. Fighting off the Freshman 15 Worried about staying healthy now that you’re away from home? Read The Towerlight’s tips on how to keep the Freshman 15 off. The best-kept secrets on campus Find out what you might be missing out […] Read the full story »