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29 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Will Stokes, Contributing Writer
Towson rugby played its last regular season game Saturday, blowing out Johns Hopkins, 121-0.  With this victory, Towson finished the season undefeated atop the Potomac Rugby Union rankings and No. 2 in Division II. Towson finished the season strong with multiple key victories, including a 32-21 win over No. 3 Salisbury on Oct. 11. “That win over Salisbury was very special to us, especially us seniors,” senior captain fly-half Eric Sweeney said. “Our class had never beaten them before, so it meant a lot to be able to do it as a team.” All eyes are now on the Tigers as they enter the PRU playoffs.  Not […] Read the full story »

Sports, Volleyball »

27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson remained in third place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings after a 3-0 win against the Delaware Blue Hens, extending its win streak to seven games. “This year we have so much potential to win CAA’s,” senior outside hitter Saitaua Iosia said. “All we have to do is work harder, stay focused and believe in each other that we can win.” The Tigers (21-3, 7-2 CAA) could not break away from the Blue Hens (12-12, 5-4 CAA) early in the first set, as both teams stayed within two points of each other. However, Towson moved ahead after the team scored four straight points, which included two […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson finished in fourth place out of 10 teams at the University of Delaware Invitational, capping off what was an impressive fall season for the team. “We were all playing with our hearts this tournament,” junior Larissa Spiess said. “Everyone was fighting for the team and hung in there.” In the three-round tournament, the Tigers shot 92-over 956. The Georgetown Hoyas won the tournament with a 58-over 922. The second round was the Tigers’ best round of the weekend. The Tigers came into the second round in sixth place, but shooting a 23-over 311 moved the team up two spots to fourth place, where they would eventually […] Read the full story »

Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball »

27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After one of, if not the most, successful year in Towson men’s basketball history, Head Coach Pat Skerry is looking to build on the momentum of last year’s success. After losing in the second round of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers won two games in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (including a full-court buzzer-beater from guard Four McGlynn) and finished the year with a 27-11 record. Part of building on that momentum was Friday night’s Tiger Tip-Off event, Towson’s version of the traditional “Midnight Madness.” The event promoted the start of the season for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Skerry said the lower bowl of SECU […] Read the full story »

Featured, Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

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 »

Field Hockey, Sports »

27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Staff Writer
Towson dropped two games to conference foes this weekend, falling to the No. 18 Northeastern Huskies on Sunday and the Hofstra Pride on Friday. The weekend saw the return of sophomore goalkeeper Megan Boyle, who had been out since Oct. 3 with a concussion. Boyle split the time in goal for the games against Northeastern (12-4, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) and Hofstra (12-5, 3-1 CAA) with freshman Emilee Woodall, who had been starting in Boyle’s absence. “It sucks that I was out almost three weeks,” Boyle said. “I am still trying to get into the swing of things but I am just so happy to finally be […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
IT’S BASKETBALL SEASON (emphasis mine). By the time you’re reading this on Tuesday, there will likely only be a few hours left before the first game of the season tips off. So, this column is all about the NBA this week. Instead of just focusing on one or two players, though, I’m going to give my playoff predictions in each conference, and give a fun or telling stat about each team that has some sort of a bearing on their upcoming season. These numbers are either from NBA.com/Stats, Basketball-Reference.com, or 82games.com for the record. East 1. Cleveland Cavaliers Last season, LeBron James traveled a total of 185.3 […] Read the full story »

Sports, Volleyball »

22 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson reached 20 wins on the season, as it defeated the Delaware State Hornets, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Tigers (20-3, 6-2 CAA) controlled the whole match, as the team won each set by at least six points. Towson did not commit a single error in the first set, which allowed the team to win by 12 points. The Tigers took advantage of the Hornets (1-18) early struggles and started off with a quick 11-6 lead. The Hornets fought back later on and cut the lead to 18-15, but the Tigers shut the door late in the set. Junior outside hitter Haley Pa’akaula led the way in the […] Read the full story »

Field Hockey, Sports »

20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Staff Writer
The Tigers (2-12, 0-3 CAA) dropped their seventh straight contest, falling by a score of 2-1 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-14) on Sunday in College Park, Maryland. The game was played at the Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, a site that Towson had success at earlier this season, beating then-No. 18 American back on Sept. 13. However, it was something that Head Coach Carly Campana felt was not a major factor. “We will play anywhere,” Campana said. “We love playing at home, but their surface is great.” The Tigers offense got off on the right foot when they scored on the first shot of the […] Read the full story »