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Sophomore establishes first-ever club team
30 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
When sophomore Beth Kennedy and her eight teammates took the ice Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Brigade Sports Complex at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., months of hard work had finally paid off. What started as an idea had become a reality, and the first ever Women’s Club Ice Hockey Team at Towson was about to play its first game in school history against Navy’s women’s club team. “We went to the rink and everyone was fine warming up, but I think the last 10 minutes before we got on the ice, everyone was just like, ‘Oh wow,’” Kennedy said. “It hits you that […] Read the full story »

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Towson student E.J. Nemeth chooses football as a side job
23 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Jonathon Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Most students know the football players at Towson. Terrance West. Peter Athens. Spencer Wilkins. But E.J. Nemeth? In his own way, Nemeth is making his mark on the game of football, but not at Towson. Nemeth is the starting quarterback for the Harrisburg Stampede, a semi-pro football team previously of the American Indoor Football Association. For the 2014 season, the Stampede will be playing in the Professional Indoor Football League. “I plan on continuing to play until the wheels fall off, until my body won’t allow me to play anymore,” Nemeth said. “This past year, I played with broken ribs and a separate shoulder. I enjoy playing, […] Read the full story »

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8 Sep 2013 | One Comment | By Daryllee Hale, Arts and Life Editor Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
When walking through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, it’s typical to see a bird (probably a pigeon) or a plane. But seeing Superman is not as common. That is, of course, except on Sept. 7-8, when the Baltimore Comic Con took place in the Baltimore Convention Center. All weekend, con-goers, both in costume and in street attire, had the chance to network and meet fellow comic-enthusiasts at the 14-year-old comic and pop culture convention. Junior chemistry major Max Blomberg was one of the many attendees on Sunday, and was among many fanatics that took over the convention center. “This year’s con was a lot of fun,” Blomberg said. “There […] Read the full story »

Basketball, Featured, Features, Men's Basketball, Sports »

Head Coach honored for his playing career as point guard at Tufts University
25 Jun 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
On June 22, Head Coach Pat Skerry was elected into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in a major ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The ceremony honored coaches, players, teams and special contributors from the New England area. “I was obviously honored,” Skerry said. “… There were obviously a bunch of people I know that I used to play and coach against and a lot of other people who I got to follow their career. It was a good honor and I was pleasantly surprised by it.” Skerry played college basketball in his hometown of Medford, Mass. at Tufts University where he played […] Read the full story »

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Husband and wife switch roles for 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup
25 Jun 2013 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson’s women’s lacrosse team has been fortunate to be led by a successful coach in Sonia LaMonica, who has coached the team to win two straight Colonial Athletic Association Championships. This summer, LaMonica will be playing on Australia’s National Women’s Lacrosse team for the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Sonia LaMonica talked about being selected to play for her country and how much of an honor it is. “It’s an amazing feeling to be part of something where you are competing at such a high level. It’s truly awesome to be able to rep my country and to go out there and compete […] Read the full story »

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25 Jun 2013 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Assistant Sports Editor
Joe DiPaula sat in his Residence Tower common room, accompanied by three of his quadmates. DiPaula was a freshman just getting used to Towson and hadn’t branched out on campus as much as he had wanted. There simply wasn’t much to do for DiPaula at Towson, so he spent much of his time talking with friends. However, what happened in that common room changed DiPaula’s college experience, and life, forever, he said. A floor mate from a different quad walked into the room, equipped with cleats and a Frisbee. DiPaula, who played football and basketball at Calvert Hall College, was intrigued. DiPaula and his friends approached their […] Read the full story »

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Benimon shines in his first season at Towson
25 Nov 2012 | 22 Comments | By Jesse Jones, Assistant Sports Editor
Before the 2012-13 season started, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Pat Skerry emphasized that this season will be a lot different from last, partially because of a new roster. “I’ve got more of my own guys,” he said. One of those players, Jerrelle Benimon, has already made a name for himself on the team. The junior forward from Warrenton, Va. was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week following the team’s impressive run in the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational Nov. 16-19. Benimon averaged 16.3 points and 12.3 rebounds during the first three games of the tournament and helped carry the Tigers to a 3-1-tournament record and […] Read the full story »

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19 Sep 2012 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Staff Writer
Towson’s up-and-coming racing senior Kyle Lockrow is seeing his dream of becoming a pro NASCAR driver become more of a reality. This past summer, Lockrow interned with Rick Ware Racing, a NASCAR Nationwide Series team. “I handle a lot of their public relations,” Lockrow said. “I go to the track, handle any driver appearances and just help the owners out. Plus I like helping the crew out and assisting the pit stop.” This is not the first time Lockrow has worked in the pit stop. He once earned a job with his father changing the front tires of NASCAR driver Ryan Hackett’s car. After making strides racing […] Read the full story »

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9 May 2012 | No Comments | By Alena Schwarz, Sports Editor
The club men’s rugby team is achieving a feat that they haven’t accomplished since the early 1990s. The team will be traveling to Utah May 18 and 19 to participate in the Final Four Championship. It’s been a long season for the Division II team that has yielded some of the best results in recent team history. Towson ended the fall season just short of winning the Potomac Rugby Union Championships, falling to local rival Salisbury. It qualified, however, for the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union playoffs and spent the spring season preparing. At the MARFU playoffs, the team beat Georgetown and lost to Salisbury. Towson still qualified […] Read the full story »

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Dancers put on a show of political, social portrayals in the performance “Intersections”
6 May 2012 | No Comments | By Sarah Becker, Associate Arts and Life Editor
A warm light and striking clapping sounds flood the stage in the Stephens Hall Theatre. Frozen in action, dancers clap their way to an intersection of movement and sound. This is “Intersections,” a performance featuring the works of the Towson University Dance Company, the ballet and the men’s modern dance repertory classes. The 20-person dance company opens the show with “Change?,” which integrates musical styles ranging from Antonio Vivaldi to Mary J. Blige. Assistant Director of Dance Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell described “Intersections” as a time when similar or different ideas happen and come together. Fisher-Harrell choreographed “Change,” and said that the piece is meant to inspire others to […] Read the full story »