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29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Contributing Writer
Despite a nine-save performance by Towson (2-6) sophomore goalkeeper Megan Boyle, Towson fell to the La Salle Explorers (4-4) by a score of 2-0 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Sunday. Boyle, who entered the weekend averaging the eighth-most saves per game in the nation, credited the Tiger defense with keeping the team in the game. “I have worked really hard,” Boyle said. “However, I could not have done any of it without the rest of my teammates. I have such a solid defensive line who hold their ground… They are my brick wall.” La Salle was the first to register a shot when forward Kendall Freider’s attempt […] Read the full story »

Sports, Volleyball »

29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson lost its second game of the season to College of Charleston, which won the last three sets of the match and picked up a 3-2 win. “It was a match that you had to be there for, as we jumped out to an early lead and could have walked away with a 3-0 win,” Head Coach Don Metil said. The Tigers (14-2, 1-1 CAA) won the first set with a comeback, as the Cougars (10-7, 2-0 CAA) led 24-18. Towson scored six consecutive points, which included three kills from junior outside hitter Haley Pa’akaula, and tied the game at 24-24. The Cougars scored the next point […] Read the full story »

Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jordan Cope, Contributing Writer
Coming off of a tie with the Villanova Wildcats (3-6-2) on Sept. 19, Towson fell to the James Madison Dukes, 4-2, in their first Colonial Athletic Association match of the season on Friday at the Tiger Soccer Complex. Towson (3-5-2, 0-1 CAA)  had the game’s first big scoring opportunity in the eighth minute when senior midfielder Katie Ponce found herself one-on-one with James Madison goalkeeper Ellen Forrest after receiving a centering feed from teammate Hollie Garber. However, Ponce was unable to get anything behind her shot and would end up pushing the ball wide right of the goal squandering an opportunity for Towson to get on top […] Read the full story »

Headline, News, Sports »

Latest tailgate produces low turnout, rules to be reconsidered
29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Lot 14 was nearly empty Saturday night following a week of debate and uncertainty over the future of student tailgating. Brian Baublitz, a student at the tailgate, said that he was disappointed with the student turnout, especially compared to previous weeks. “Now it’s just dead. It’s kind of sad to see,” he said. Last Tuesday, students were faced with the possibility of having tailgating in Lot 14 suspended. Vice President of Student Affairs Deb Moriarty proposed the idea of a ban until a new tailgating policy could be put in place. Moriarty referenced the injury of a Towson student at a previous tailgate and cited a recent […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

Simmons’ suspension is latest example of network’s hypocrisy
29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Hypocrisy. When ESPN gets the Monday Night Football bigots together, or perhaps the dynamic hot sports take team on “First Take,” the company doesn’t really seem to care about journalism. It is, after all, the television business. According to Wunderlich Securities, ESPN made over $6.5 billion (about 60 to 65 percent of its total revenue) from TV subscription fees alone last year. Another $3.5 billion was made through television advertising. I don’t think it’s a leap in logic to deduce that ESPN needs good television programming on their networks — they are, indeed, the “Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.” I know this […] Read the full story »

Headline, News, Sports »

26 Sep 2014 | 5 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After several days of discussion, the University has released a new set of tailgating policies for Saturday’s football game. The policy will be looked at again after the game, and will be adjusted for future games, meaning the policies now are not the policies for the remainder of the year. Although splitting up the student lots between Lot 14 and Lot 21 had initially been discussed on Wednesday, University officials decided to keep Lot 14 as the only student tailgating lot. However, anyone wishing to park their car in the student lot needs to attend a workshop on the tailgating policies and procedures that will last about […] Read the full story »

Football, Headline, Sports »

26 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Going into the 2013 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, before Towson’s historic run, much of the talk was surrounding another Colonial Athletic Association team. The Maine Black Bears won the CAA title last year and went into the postseason seeded fifth, while Towson got a No. 7 seed and was forced to play in the first round. This isn’t the first time the two teams battled for conference supremacy. In 2011, the Tigers won the CAA title despite low expectations going into the season. Who finished one game behind them? The Black Bears. Towson and Maine will face off Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium as two of […] Read the full story »

Cross Country, Sports »

23 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Mazer, Contributing Writer
For the third straight meet, senior Elisabeth Tauber led the Towson women’s cross country team. In what was scored as dual meets at the Towson Invitational on Friday, the Tigers beat the Bowie State Bulldogs, but fell to Delaware and Shawnee State. Shawnee State won the overall tile in the 5K and Delaware’s Katrina Steenkamer took home the individual title with a time of 18:01.16. The Tigers were once again led by their one-two-three senior combination of Elisabeth Tauber, Ashley Simmons and Kara Bucaro. Tauber finished the 5K in fourth place overall with a time of 18:23.36, followed right behind by Simmons in fifth place with a […] Read the full story »

Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

22 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jordan Cope, Contributing Writer
Coming off of a 2-0 win over the UMBC Retrievers (6-2) last Sunday, Towson (3-4-2) concluded non-conference play with a 0-0 draw against the Villanova Wildcats (2-4-2) on Friday at Higgins Soccer Complex in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Tigers struggled to score the first 25 minutes, putting just two shots on goal. However, as the first half progressed, the team was able to control the tempo of the game by sustaining a consistent offensive presence, in which they placed an additional five shots on net. “Villanova came out very strong and played kind of a funky system that we had to adjust to,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

22 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Three rounds were not enough for Towson to take home the team crown at the Chesapeake Bay Invitational at the Naval Academy Golf Club. It needed one extra hole. After being tied after 54 holes with the Penn Quakers on Sunday, the Tigers pulled out the win in a playoff. The field included a total of 14 teams. “The key for us was playing smart golf coming up to the playoff hole,” freshman Mackenzie Rice said. “It’s a tricky hole and we made really good decisions and smart shots.” The Tigers are no strangers to drama. This was their second time in three events that they were […] Read the full story »