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14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
All season in the NBA, fans have waited for the rematch of the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat. Ever since Game 7 ended last season and Tim Duncan missed that layup over Shane Battier, the wait was on for these two teams to face off again. Through four games, it looks like NBA fans have held their collective breath for a little too long. I’m writing this the Saturday before Game 5, so the Heat could easily come back and force seven games all of a sudden, but it doesn’t look like the Spurs are going to lose this series. The Heat have the best […] Read the full story »

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Team members blindfolded, wore diapers at “team night”
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After months of silence from the University, details of Towson’s cheerleading team’s suspension from last year have finally emerged. The information was obtained after The Baltimore Sun sent several public records requests to the University. The documents obtained by The Sun state that the team violated several provisions of the student code of conduct, including serving alcohol to those under 21. In the report, details of the night in question that led to social probation for the fall 2013 semester came out, as well. During the night in question, members of the team showed up at what the cheerleaders referred to as “team night.” When members of […] Read the full story »

Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

Record-breaking Alumna joins reserve team, will get a shot at playing professionally
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould
With every young athlete comes the dream to one day play professionally. For Towson alumna Emily Banes, that dream quickly became a reality. Banes left Towson as the first Tiger to earn a spot on the National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic second team. After playing her way to a record-setting 2014 season in which she scored 30 goals and 77 points, Banes will trade in her black-and-gold jersey for a blue-and-white one, as she was added to the roster of the reserve team for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League. “It had been my dream since I was a little […] Read the full story »

Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports »

Former forward works out for teams before June 26 draft
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Senior Writer
While most graduated college basketball players look to start their careers off the court, former forward Jerrelle Benimon is among a small group of players looking to begin his career on it. The two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year has been traveling across the country, working out for several NBA teams, hoping to be selected in this month’s draft or signing with a team as an undrafted free agent. As of June 14, Benimon has worked out for the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and his hometown team, the Washington Wizards. If Benimon were to sign with or be drafted by the […] Read the full story »

Featured, Sports »

Former Towson gymnast makes history on hit TV competition r
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
The horn sounds and Kacy Catanzaro leaps on to the first Quintuple step, takes three small steps and continues that routine for the next three steps. She then runs up to the Log Roll, locks her hands and feet around the structure and slides down the obstacle, enduring two drops along the way. Three obstacles to go. Catanzaro stares down the red titling tables and sprints across, slipping as she exits, eliciting a gasp from the crowd. She secures herself, standing up, on the swing jump and leaps toward the cargo net, grabs it and pulls herself to the next obstacle. One more obstacle. She takes a […] Read the full story »

Baseball, Sports »

15 May 2014 | One Comment | By Jesse Jones, Senior Writer
  An injury plagued and weather delay-filled season couldn’t stop Towson’s eight seniors from ending their careers the way they ended last season, as winners. Despite posting just two wins all year in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers matched their conference win total against rival Delaware over the weekend behind the play of their seniors — Greg Baruka, Hunter Bennett, Zach Fisher, Pat Fitzgerald, Dominic Fratantuono, Brandon Gonnella, Kyle Paul and Kurt Wertz. In Paul’s final game of his career, he pitched a nine-inning shutout to lead Towson to a 7-0 win over Delaware on Saturday before the other seven seniors sealed the deal on Sunday […] Read the full story »

Arts and Life, Headline, News, Sports »

11 May 2014 | 9 Comments | By Towerlight Staff
September Comic Con invades Baltimore This year’s Baltimore Comic Con brought superheroes, cosplay and British pop culture back to Baltimore for its 14th year at the Convention Center. The convention took place across the weekend of September 7-8, and during this time, comic fans, both in costume and not, took over the Inner Harbor for the greater good – to save the world (at least, the comic world, that is). The event brought attendees from across the nation, including Towson students who were able to meet other fans and bond with a community of passionate people. Throughout the convention center, artists ranging from the biggest names in […] Read the full story »

Basketball, Featured, Sports »

11 May 2014 | No Comments
With former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling now suspended for life from the NBA, the possibility of selling the team is much higher, with an owners vote looming as well as a lawsuit against the league by Sterling. Sherman Ragland, a successful real estate developer and 1984 graduate of Towson, is planning to make a run at investing in the Clippers. He spoke with The Towerlight about his plans and thoughts on the Donald Sterling scandal.   Can you give us some information about how you got interested in buying the Clippers? My brother-in-law happens to own a professional basketball team in the United Kingdom called […] Read the full story »

Football, News, Sports »

9 May 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Former Towson running back Terrance West knew his time would come. After declaring for this weekend’s NFL Draft on Jan. 7, West set his sights on making an NFL team. Over four months later, his dream was realized, as West was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 94th pick in the draft Friday night. The Browns traded up, jumping their AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers and grabbed West as the sixth running back taken. “[The Browns trading up] means a lot to me,” West told Cleveland local media in a conference call. “Now I have to do my part and perform and […] Read the full story »

Headline, Softball, Sports »

9 May 2014 | One Comment | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The fourth-seeded Towson Tigers fell to the top-seeded James Madison Dukes, 4-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. It was the Tigers’ fifth championship appearance in school history. With the win, the Dukes are headed to the NCAA tournament. Junior pitcher Missy McCormick, who started all four games for the Tigers (29-25) in the tournament, threw six innings and allowed four earned runs on nine hits. McCormick finished the season 17-11 with a 2.78 earned run average. Dukes’ pitcher Heather Kiefer shut down the Tigers’ offense by throwing six shutout innings and allowing just three hits. Kiefer improved to 20-7 on the season with a 2.01 […] Read the full story »