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18 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Last year, the Delaware Blue Hens notched an improbable, fourth-quarter comeback to shock Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium. This year it was the home team, Delaware, that was favored and it was the away team, Towson, which shocked them late. Senior quarterback Connor Frazier threw for a career-high 181 yards and two touchdowns, including 26 yards on the game-winning, 59-yard drive that sealed the Tigers’ 24-17, comeback win with 53 seconds remaining Saturday in Newark, Delaware. Sophomore Darius Victor’s 17-yard touchdown run capped the drive that spoiled the Blue Hens’ homecoming and added another chapter to the rivalry. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said he and offensive coordinator […] Read the full story »

Football, Headline, Sports »

18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
On Nov. 2 of last year, the Delaware Blue Hens added a new story to the decades-old rivalry. They came into Johnny Unitas Stadium as large underdogs after Towson’s 8-1 start to the season. The Tigers took a 31-10 lead late in the second half, but the Blue Hens completed one of most improbable comebacks this series has seen, scoring three times, including a two-point conversion, to steal the 32-31 victory and hand the Tigers their second loss of the season. This year, the script is flipped, as Towson (2-5, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association) travels to Delaware (4-2, 2-0 CAA) on Saturday as the underdog coming off […] Read the full story »

Sports, Tennis »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Mazer, Contributing Writer
Towson competed at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by the Naval Academy this weekend. Strong play from Towson’s freshmen fueled an impressive tournament for the Tigers. Day 1 of the tournament saw the Tigers advance three freshmen in singles action. In the tournaments ‘A’ flight, freshman Lucy Williams defeated Georgetown’s Victoire Saperstein after a tight third set tiebreaker. In the tournaments ‘B’ flight, freshman Nicole Shakhnazarova defeated Georgetown’s Casey Marx, winning with ease, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Barbora Vasilkova rounded out the day for the Tigers as she won her opening ‘C’ flight match with ease 6-3, 6-2 against Mary Washington’s Berri Flood. Day 2 of the […] Read the full story »

Field Hockey, Sports »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Staff Writer
Towson (2-10 overall, 0-3 in CAA) lost its fifth straight game with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Delaware Blue Hens (9-5, 3-0) on Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Tigers freshman goalkeeper Emilee Woodall made her third career start between the pipes after debuting as a starter last week. She took over for sophomore Megan Boyle, who started the first seven games of the season. “We both are very encouraging toward each other,” Woodall said. “It’s a pleasure to work alongside of [Boyle]. She has made my transition onto the team and into college so much easier.” Sunday, Woodall turned in a 12-save performance […] Read the full story »

Sports, Volleyball »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson kept its undefeated home record intact Saturday, after a 3-0 win against William & Mary. The Tigers (17-3, 4-2 CAA) improved their home record to 10-0 and controlled all three sets against the Tribe (5-15, 1-5 CAA). “It’s been a huge turnaround from last year,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “We’re defending the home court well and the fans are giving us some energy when we need it.” William & Mary started off the first set with a quick 4-1 lead, but senior opposite Victoria Williams sparked a 4-1 run with two kills and tied the match at 5-5. Both teams battled back and forth until […] Read the full story »

Headline, Sports »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
As Delmon Young stood at home plate with the bases loaded and his team down, 6-4, to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALDS on Oct. 2, Towson senior Jack Dana focused his television camera from the third-base side camera deck on the Orioles pinch hitter. Tigers’ reliever Joakim Soria threw a hanging pitch and Young made solid contact. Dana, a member of the Orioles’ video production team, kept the camera on Young as his hit flew down the left field line and bounced off the wall. Nelson Cruz scored, then Steve Pearce. Junior Brian Baublitz Jr. and sophomore Montae Kerney jumped up with the […] Read the full story »

Columns, Sports, Talk Nerdy to Me »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Editor’s note: This column was written prior to the start of Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. This is going to be really awkward given the cover story on the Baltimore Orioles, but this week, I’m going to break down what has made the Kansas City Royals successful through two games of the American League Championship Series. At the start of the series, I predicted the Royals would win the series in seven games. It looks like they might not even need to go that long. But before breaking down the first two games of the series, it’s important to look at how these […] Read the full story »

Football, Headline, Sports »

11 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Just 50 seconds into the game, James Madison quarterback Vad Lee completed a 48-yard pass for a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead over the Tigers. Lee and the Dukes never looked back after that score, rolling to a 62-7 win over Towson at home. For the Tigers (2-5, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association), there was turmoil from the start of the game after allowing the early touchdown. Senior quarterback Connor Frazier was replaced by his backup, senior Joe Brennan, which began a series of flip-flipping throughout the game. They threw for a combined 159 yards and completed 23 of 21 passes. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said the […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

7 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
I was on the way down-ee-ocean… I think. Something like that. I was listening to what would become quite the prophetic B.S. Report with Bill Simmons and Jonah Keri. I was hearing the seed be planted for the dangerously infectious plant that has become the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Keri said something to the effect of “Kansas City is going to look back at this trade and realize it was momentous, for better or worse, in how the team performed down the line.” The trade he was referencing occurred in December 2012, when the Royals traded a bunch of prospects including potential star Wil Myers to […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson struggled against the rain and competition this weekend at the MacDonald Cup hosted by Yale. The Tigers placed 11th in a field of 14 teams; among them were Harvard, Kennesaw State, Princeton and Dartmouth. The Tigers carded 303 after the first round, and improved by three strokes in the second round to shoot 300, for a total of 603. Despite the rain cancellations during Saturday’s round, players in the field completed 36 holes on the difficult course at Yale. Host team Yale claimed first place with an impressive two-day score of 569. Harvard fell one stroke shy to claim second, followed by Kennesaw State with 575. […] Read the full story »