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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 »

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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Before I get started, I just want to make one thing clear: No one does mock drafts for accuracy. Mock drafts are meant to highlight team needs and the value of each player available in this draft. Even some of the best experts on the draft are lucky to get half the picks right, if not less, in the first round. But I’m already tight on space, so here’s my official Towerlight mock draft with exactly one week left before the first name is called. 1.     Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Quarterbacks are just too risky to go No. 1 overall right now, especially […] Read the full story »

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Players compete in annual spring game for starting roles
27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
While students were getting ready for Tigerfest, Towson was showcasing next year’s talent at Saturday’s Tiger Bowl IV. Although it wasn’t a real game, or a real scrimmage at that, it provided a good glimpse of what fans might see on Aug. 30 when Towson begins its 2014 season against Central Connecticut State. The final score was 28-22, but it didn’t really matter. The Tigers lost many players from last year’s NCAA FCS Championship finalist team, and injuries plagued many potential starters in the spring. With so many holes to fill, there were plenty of questions to be answered in Tiger Bowl IV. Let’s look at those […] Read the full story »

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Terrance West puts on a show for 27 NFL scouts on Pro Day
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Terrance West sported neon green on every article of clothing he wore Monday at Towson’s Pro Day. Neon shirt, neon shorts, neon superman socks, neon Superman shoes with flakes of blue and orange and even neon compression shorts. It’s safe to say West stood out at the rain-soaked Pro Day, where 27 NFL scouts from 22 teams came out to watch him and other former Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium. His wardrobe made sure all eyes would be on him, if they weren’t already. And that’s exactly what the past three months have been about for the leading rushing in Towson history: Getting attention. Since he declared […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jesse Jones, Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
In this week’s sports podcast, Towerlight editors discuss the first week of the MLB season, as well as what kind of interest Towson’s Terrance West will draw in the NFL draft. April 9 Sports Podcast: Terrance West draft stock by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »

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7 Apr 2014 | One Comment | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The seniors on the football participated in Towson’s pro day on Monday. The biggest attraction was Terrance West, who drew interest from a number of NFL scouts. West has already met with the Tennessee Titans in Tennessee. Listen to West’s interview following his pro day workouts, and see a gallery of photos from the day below the interview. Terrance West Pro Day Interview by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud   Read the full story »

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26 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Feb. 26 podcast: Washington Wizards’, Orioles’ offseason moves and Terrance West’s draft chances by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »

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5 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Towson announced its 2014 recruiting class on National Signing, Wednesday Feb. 5. Head Coach Rob Ambrose and his staff held a celebration at Charles Village Pub to reveal the class of 17 new players. The class includes nine offensive players, six defensive players and two special teamers. Head Coach Rob said he was excited for the potential of the recruiting class. “On paper, potentially, this could be the best class that was ever recruited,” Head Coach Rob Ambrose said. “Each one of those guys got to sit in my office or come on a visit based on their potential, but it’s what they do on the next […] Read the full story »

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1 Feb 2014 | 15 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Four years ago, when the Towson football team won just one game all season and went 0-8 in the Colonial Athletic Association, the University would have traded anything for a few more wins. Now that they have finished a season with 13 wins and a trip to the FCS National Championship game, they are realizing the financial cost of picking up those wins. Most college football fans assume that the farther their team makes it in the season, the more money they’ll make. But for both FBS and FCS schools, making a playoff run or a trip to a bowl game, it’s usually about losing money. Between trips […] Read the full story »

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29 Jan 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jesse Jones, Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief; Devorah Roberts, Video Producer
1/29 Towerlight podcast: Super Bowl Preview by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »