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8 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The Tigers are heading to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title game after beating the College of Charleston Cougars and Hofstra Pride on Thursday. It’s the Tigers’ first appearance in the title game since 2009, when they faced the James Madison Dukes and lost. “I cant even describe this feeling,” junior shortstop Hailey Balk said. “I’m so proud of this team for being resilient and coming this far. There wasn’t a doubt in everyone’s minds that we were going to win today and prove everyone wrong.” The Tigers (29-24) will get their chance to avenge their 2009 title loss, as they take on the Dukes on Friday in […] Read the full story »

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8 May 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
The last time Towson was to face the Maryland Terrapins in the Ripken Cup, the baseball gods did what they have done for much of the season to the Tigers: Prevent the Tigers from earning a win by causing a rain out — Towson has had 12 games cancelled this season due to inclement weather. And in the early part of the afternoon on Wednesday, the rain came down again. But the rain let up and the Tigers got a chance to take a stab at the Terrapins at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Despite the Tigers jumping out to an early 3-1 lead, the Terps slowly climbed […] Read the full story »

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Towson drops first game of CAA tournament, will play Thursday
7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The fourth-seeded Towson Tigers fell to the top-seeded James Madison Dukes 3-2 in the first game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. The game was a stark contrast from the three-game series the two teams played in early April where the Dukes outscored the Tigers 30-2. Junior Missy McCormick, the Tigers’ No. 1 starter, allowed two earned runs over six innings. In her last two starts against JMU, McCormick pitched a combined eight and two-thirds innings and allowed 14 earned runs. “She threw great today,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said. “She had a better command of the zone and she’s improved steadily ever since […] Read the full story »

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Breaking down the craziness leading up to Thursday
7 May 2014 | One Comment | By Justin Thau, Columnist
On Tuesday, Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe wrote a piece entitled “NFL Draft needs to return to April,” in which he essentially yearned for the days when the NFL Draft was in April. Let’s break down his article and get to the heart of why the NFL Draft couldn’t wait until tonight (and tomorrow, and Saturday). Before I do, please take some time to enjoy random headlines about the draft as of yesterday: “NFL Draft 2014: How many rounds will it last? (+video)” Whoah, whoah, whoah Ms. Lippy! Someone knows how long the draft is going to be?! And they have a video to prove […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Alright, so by now, everyone has studied Mr. Munshaw’s mock draft, which went in print last week. For mine, I want to shake it up a little bit. After all, who doesn’t like seeing last-minute trades and picks that make you scream at your television, “Why would they do that?” Here’s my 2014 NFL Mock Draft. 1.    Atlanta Falcons (from Houston) – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina It didn’t take long for the first twist of the draft, but this turn of events could actually happen. Houston has made it clear that it does not value the No. 1 spot like other teams do. Atlanta really likes […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | One Comment | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-chief; Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor; Jesse Jones, Senior Writer
For the last sports podcast of Spring 2014, Jonathan Munshaw, Jesse Jones and Matt Hamilton discuss the potential drafts. Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
The Tigers wrapped up their outdoor season this weekend at James Madison after competing in the Colonial Athletic Association championship meet. The team finished sixth with 87 points, in a field of seven teams. Delaware took first place with 158 points, ahead of Northeastern and William & Mary, who tied for second with 138 points. “It was a very exciting meet,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “And we’re so pleased with the progress the team has made since last year.” Sophomore Maggie Rampolla finished her record-breaking season in the pole vault on a positive note. Rampolla jumped 11 feet 7.75 inches to place second in the event, […] Read the full story »

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Freshman midfielder Gildea scores game-winning goal to seal 12-11, OT win
4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
When freshman midfielder Michelle Gildea entered the starting lineup April 11 against William & Mary, it was a case of right-place, right-time for Towson. Gildea made an immediate impact, using her speed to get past defenders and to the net. On Sunday, it was the same for Gildea. With 35 seconds remaining in the first overtime period of the Colonial Athletic Association championship game, freshman Gabby Cha found Gildea wide open in the center of the circle, where Gildea caught the pass and beat James Madison goalie Schylar Healy to clinch the 12-11 win. “We switched Michelle from a defensive sub to our second-line midfield,” Head Coach […] Read the full story »

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Dunham gets RBI, but Tigers swept by Cougars
4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Despite losing all three games to the College of Charleston Cougars this weekend, Towson clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for a second consecutive year. “I think the confidence level going into the tournament is what it has been all year,” junior infielder Hailey Balk said. “We’re going into it knowing that on any given day, each team can be beat.” With James Madison defeating UNC Wilmington in both games of a doubleheader Friday, Towson (27-23, 6-9 CAA) secured the final spot in the tournament. The tournament field consists of Towson, James Madison, Hofstra and College of Charleston. The Tigers fell 4-1 to the […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Correction (May 5):  During the men’s basketball record losing season, they lost 31 games, not 41. Their record for that year has been updated. It was a Saturday afternoon beyond any Towson had ever experienced: the Football Championship Subdivision championship game on Jan. 4. I, like hundreds of Towson faithful, made the trip to Frisco, Texas to witness Towson playing in its first Division I title game. As I sorted through the hoards of North Dakota State fans, all clad in yellow, I thought to myself: Is this the beginning of something special? Three months later, I was standing in the student section of Towson’s Colonial Athletic Association […] Read the full story »