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19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Benimon participates in Portsmouth Invitational Just two weeks after winning Most Valuable Player of the Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Final Four, Jerrelle Benimon participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament held at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va. over the weekend. The PIT is a tournament that features the country’s top seniors who participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of NBA and international team executives. The two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year posted a double-double in his first game (10 points, 14 rebounds) Wednesday and had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a 92-91 win on Thursday. […] Read the full story »

Bank Shots, Columns, Sports »

19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Editor’s Note: Because of Easter, this column was written before Sunday night’s opener. If we were in the realm of Westeros, I’d just ask Melisandre to come and let the Lord of Light help the No. 5 Wizards beat the No. 4 Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Granted, we would have to sacrifice somebody, so I would chose the entire staff of Fox News. That way, enough people would be sacrificed to ensure the Wizards would rule the NBA world for years to come, as well as getting the worst news station off the air. But sadly, we are not in Westeros. We […] Read the full story »

Columns, In This Corner, Sports »

19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-on-Chief
When I think back to my freshman year at Towson, when I used to live in Douglass Hall for the Honors College, I think of Outtakes. At the end of each meal week (Thursday nights) my roommate and I would go to Outtakes and do the math to find out how much we could buy to use up our extra meals. At the time, I had a 14-meal plan, so I usually had one or two extra meals per week. I’d stock my shopping basket with a bag of barbeque chips, two or three Mountain Dews and maybe a box of bagel bites or something similar to them. […] Read the full story »

Lacrosse, Sports, Video, Women's Lacrosse »

19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Senior attackers Ashleigh Rohrback and Andi Raymond recorded hat tricks, but the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels dealt Towson a 17-8 blow Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. in the teams’ last regular season game. The loss to the Tar Heels (13-3) marks the third for the Tigers (9-7) against a Top 3 team this season. In those games, they have been outscored 48-23. “It was nice to be able to play out of conference [in the last week of the regular season].” Head Coach Sonia LaMonica said. “It gives you a taste of who you might see in the NCAA.” Freshman attacker Gabby Cha got the […] Read the full story »

Club Sports, Featured, Sports »

Dance team comes from behind to win National title
19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Towson’s dance team found itself in an unfamiliar spot after the first day of competition in the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championship on April 10 in Daytona Beach, Fla.: second place. Winning 15 consecutive championships up to that point, Towson’s second place preliminary round finish, its first since 2004, was not expected. “We were a little bit confused because … our coaches kept saying this is the best routine we’ve ever done, this is the most prepared we’ve been,” senior Rachel Petti said. “But we weren’t discouraged at all. We were very confident because we felt that our routine was strong enough.” The preliminary scores (out of […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
The Tigers finished fourth in a field of 14 teams after competing at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Invitational at Crystal Springs Country Club in Hamburg, N.J. on Sunday and Monday. The 6,734-yard course proved to be difficult, with 20 to 30 mile an hour winds, causing some players to struggle and make big numbers. “The course definitely took some prisoners out there,” Senior Joe Gunerman said. Gunerman led the team after carding a split score of 78-72, for a two-day total of 150. Gunerman finished second in the field of 75 players. After the first day, he was tied for 15th but made a string of birdies […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
I’m really riled up this time. In this space — my miniscule corner of the infinite Internet domain — you’ve seen me get worked up over gender identification and bullying, college athlete exploitation, and Duke University. This time, though, the issue is dire. Here at our beloved Towson University, intramural softball is now using squishy softballs as opposed to regulation softballs. Let’s just say the struggle is real. The first games with the squishy softballs were played last week. The ball was coming off of the bat as if we were using ladles as bats and meatballs as, well, balls. Soon enough, teams were playing a hybrid […] Read the full story »

Softball, Sports »

16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson won both games of its doubleheader against Howard on Wednesday at the Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers won the first game 6-0 before winning the second game, 8-0, in five innings. Freshman pitcher Megan Chocallo started the second game for the Tigers (22-17) and pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out four. “I’ve really been struggling for a little bit, but I felt really good today and the team had a lot of energy,” Chocallo said. Senior infielder Delanie Dunham hit an RBI double off the left field fence in the third inning to give Towson a 1-0 lead. After a fielder’s choice […] Read the full story »

Baseball, Featured, Sports »

Towson piles up 12 hits in 4-2 win over Bucknell at Schuerholz Park
16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After lasting only 2.2 innings and giving up three runs in the process on April 9, sophomore Joe Patton took the mound a week later against the Bucknell Bison at John B. Schuerholz Park. The right-hander turned things around in Towson’s non-conference matchup, as he held the Bison scoreless through five innings and ultimately earned the win in Towson’s 4-2 win. Patton only gave up two hits and two earned runs in five innings of work, while striking out four. Patton said his fastball was what worked for him Wednesday. “It was moving a lot and it was dropping a lot so I had hitters swinging over […] Read the full story »

Sports, Track & Field »

13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
It was a day of personal bests for Towson after competing at the Delaware Open on Saturday. The team qualified in two events for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship Meet, held May 16-18. The Tigers have qualified for a total of four events for the meet. “It was a beautiful day, and it was fun to be able to compete in some really nice weather,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “That was definitely a plus for us.” The team took home five first-place finishes this weekend falling short of Delaware’s 14. “They had all hands on deck,” Erricker said of the Blue Hens. “In the events […] Read the full story »