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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 »

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1 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
The Ravens missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007, showing the team had many holes need to be filled on offense. Baltimore’s offensive line took a huge step back from their play in the Super Bowl run last season. Matt Birk retired, Bryant McKinnie became lazy again, Kelechi Osemele needed back surgery, Marshall Yanda regressed and Michael Oher…played like Michael Oher. Another serious concern was the lack of a true possession receiver. Losing Anquan Boldin and missing Dennis Pitta for most of the season really set back Joe Flacco’s play. Torrey Smith had to be utilized as a possession receiver, which isn’t his type of […] Read the full story »

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Coach’s actions should be punished
1 Dec 2013 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
I went to the Ravens game Thursday, and boy was it fun. My brother and I screamed and jumped, then screamed and jumped some more. It was the best Ravens game I’ve ever been to and it proved to be the best way to ring in the holiday season. However, there was one problem: his name was Mike Tomlin. You know what I like about the holiday season? The sheer joy and kindness that comes out in every person, young or old. Everywhere I look, I see people giving back and simply putting smiles on others faces. There is just something about December that just makes me […] Read the full story »

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Simplifying Towson’s FCS Playoff outlook
20 Nov 2013 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora uttered some of the most infamous words in NFL history in 2001. I’ll let him begin this column, because simply, how could you top it? “Are you kidding me? Playoffs?” Mora said. No Jim, I am not kidding. Playoff time is approaching us quickly and Towson may be headed for the postseason. Sitting with a 9-2 record including a historic win over UConn, No. 7 Towson seems primed for its second playoff appearance in the last three years. Now, you’re probably wondering where the Tigers will end up after Saturday’s match up against the James Madison Dukes – a team they […] Read the full story »

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3 Nov 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Let me preface this column by saying that I’m writing this before the Wizards/Heat game Sunday night. The Washington Wizards currently sit at 0-2 after having an embarrassing collapse against the somehow undefeated 76ers in Friday night’s home opener. How that team has beaten the Heat and the Bulls is beyond me, but back to the point. Before the season started, many people, including myself, picked Washington to make the playoffs, barring any injuries. Now, it’s way too early to give up hope, but guess what? The Wizards are already dealing with injuries to two of their best players! And it only took two games! What a […] Read the full story »

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4 Sep 2013 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Johnny Manziel took college football by storm last season, throwing for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,410 yards and 21 touchdowns for Texas A&M University. Not to mention, he was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. But Manziel’s perfection was destroyed this offseason, as his partying caught up with him. All kinds of stories came out about Manziel’s immaturity and how he was constantly making the wrong choices. To top it all off, Manziel was accused of making money off of signed memorabilia. College players are not allowed to profit from autographs, meaning Manziel could have been suspended for the […] Read the full story »

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27 Aug 2013 | 13 Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Assistant Sports Editor
I was visiting my grandmother this summer when I was taken hostage to a concert. This wasn’t any ordinary concert. No, this was an old person concert. There I was the only person without gray hair and under the age of 50. I heard swing, polka and all the other greats from about 70 years ago. Most would have fallen asleep after 15 minutes of such “boring” music, but I stayed awake. I’m glad I did, because I learned something. I learned that music in the 1940s and 1950s was the best. All a musician needed was a microphone with either a piano or brass instrument to […] Read the full story »

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12 May 2013 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Please allow me to go back a few years to the middle school days and pull out the line, “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” This is exactly how I feel about the relationship between ESPN and LeBron James and Stephen Curry. I was on Twitter while watching the NBA playoffs Friday night, and I was getting sick from all the mush that was flowing from ESPN to James and Curry. Here are just a few examples of the lovey-dovey tweets sent out, showing nothing but favoritism for the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors, James and Curry’s teams. “CAN YOU SPEAK […] Read the full story »

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8 May 2013 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Assistant Sports Editor
At the end of the 2012 MLB regular season, the Giants celebrated its second championship in three years. I watched ESPN the next morning, and it did not take long to think about what was to come. Could the Giants repeat? Can Miguel Cabrera keep up his triple-crown numbers? Was the Orioles’ 2012 season a fluke? Along with the Giants, Tigers, Yankees, Reds, Nationals and Rangers, the offseason gave us fans a couple more teams to label World Series contenders. The Los Angeles Angels, who frankly should have won the World Series with its roster, went out and stole Josh Hamilton from its division rival Texas Rangers. […] Read the full story »

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1 May 2013 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer
If you are reading this, you probably are aware that the Washington Wizards suck. If you didn’t know: where have you been for the past three years? At this point in the year, the only news that Wizards fans are worried about is who the team will be drafting with its top 10 pick in the NBA Draft in June. I sincerely hope it is not ex-Maryland center Alex Len, but I digress. The Wizards seldom find themselves in national news. Heck, the team is more likely to hear its name on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno than on Sportscenter. That is, until Jason Collins came […] Read the full story »