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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Editor’s note: This column was written prior to the start of Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. This is going to be really awkward given the cover story on the Baltimore Orioles, but this week, I’m going to break down what has made the Kansas City Royals successful through two games of the American League Championship Series. At the start of the series, I predicted the Royals would win the series in seven games. It looks like they might not even need to go that long. But before breaking down the first two games of the series, it’s important to look at how these […] Read the full story »

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11 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Just 50 seconds into the game, James Madison quarterback Vad Lee completed a 48-yard pass for a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead over the Tigers. Lee and the Dukes never looked back after that score, rolling to a 62-7 win over Towson at home. For the Tigers (2-5, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association), there was turmoil from the start of the game after allowing the early touchdown. Senior quarterback Connor Frazier was replaced by his backup, senior Joe Brennan, which began a series of flip-flipping throughout the game. They threw for a combined 159 yards and completed 23 of 21 passes. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said the […] Read the full story »

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7 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
I was on the way down-ee-ocean… I think. Something like that. I was listening to what would become quite the prophetic B.S. Report with Bill Simmons and Jonah Keri. I was hearing the seed be planted for the dangerously infectious plant that has become the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Keri said something to the effect of “Kansas City is going to look back at this trade and realize it was momentous, for better or worse, in how the team performed down the line.” The trade he was referencing occurred in December 2012, when the Royals traded a bunch of prospects including potential star Wil Myers to […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson struggled against the rain and competition this weekend at the MacDonald Cup hosted by Yale. The Tigers placed 11th in a field of 14 teams; among them were Harvard, Kennesaw State, Princeton and Dartmouth. The Tigers carded 303 after the first round, and improved by three strokes in the second round to shoot 300, for a total of 603. Despite the rain cancellations during Saturday’s round, players in the field completed 36 holes on the difficult course at Yale. Host team Yale claimed first place with an impressive two-day score of 569. Harvard fell one stroke shy to claim second, followed by Kennesaw State with 575. […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
We stood anxiously as Delmon Young stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the Orioles down 6-4. It was the eighth inning and we only had a few more chances to knot the game back up. Tigers reliever Joaquin Soria threw a hanging pitch and the rest is literally part of Orioles history. Young smacked the ball down left field line and the crowd roared louder than I’ve ever heard before. I’ve been at M&T Bank Stadium for Ray Lewis’ last game and a postseason game in 2012, and this weekend’s crowd did not compare. I screamed “Oh my God! Oh my God!” for a […] Read the full story »

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Senior libero/defensive specialist records 16 digs to eclipse school record in win
6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson came away with a 3-1 conference win against the Northeastern Huskies, as senior defensive specialist Paige Sekerak set the school record for digs. Sekerak had four assists and 16 kills in the match, and now has a record of 1,627 digs at Towson. The Tigers (15-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) lost 3-1 to the Hofstra Pride (16-2, 4-0 CAA) on Friday and needed a win against the Huskies (8-9, 1-3 CAA) in order to reach .500 in the CAA. Towson and Northeastern were even in the first set, as both teams stayed within two points of each other. However, a kill from senior outside hitter Saitaua […] Read the full story »

Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jordan Cope, Staff Writer
Despite an eight-save performance by Towson senior goalkeeper Erin Quinn, Towson fell to the Hofstra Pride by a score of 1-0 at Mack Sports Complex on Sunday. Just 4 minutes and 42 seconds into the match, Hofstra forward Sam Scolarici put the Pride on the board with her first goal of the year after sneaking the ball past the left side of Quinn. Although it was trailing Hofstra early, Towson (3-7-2) continued to attack. Just 1:10 after Scolarici’s goal, freshman defender Kristyn Hubbard had a chance to tie the game after recording what turned out to be her only shot of the match. However, the shot was […] Read the full story »

Cross Country, Sports »

6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Mazer, Contributing Writer
Towson was once again led by senior Elisabeth Tauber in the Paul Short Invitational Women’s Gold 6K meet Saturday.  Tauber finished the race 101st out of 329 runners with a time of 21:44. Towson finished in 33rd place overall with 879 points in the race that featured 38 different schools. “I was really excited going into this race and being able to compete at that level with those teams was a great opportunity,” Tauber said. Tauber, who ran the 6K school record at the Paul Short Invitational last year, said she was mostly excited, but a little nervous heading into this weekend’s race. “I’ve been racing on […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Editor’s note: This column was written prior to the completion of the Week 5 NFL games. Listen to the average Sunday NFL broadcast, and count how many times you hear someone say (probably Phil Simms) something to the effect of, “Well, this game is going to be won in the trenches.” Of course, they’re referring to the offensive and defensive lines. In my opinion, tackle is the most underrated position in football. The Falcons had so many people injured along the offensive line on Sunday that they started playing Levine Toilolo, a tight end, at right tackle. That didn’t end well for them. But, how important is […] Read the full story »

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4 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
At this point last season, Towson was undefeated and held the No. 3 ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision. One year and a slew of starters gone, it’s a different team. The Tigers sit at 2-4 and 0-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association after a 14-3 loss to the Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday.  The Seawolves (2-4, 1-1 CAA) held the Tigers’ offense to just 77 yards total in the second half. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said the Stony Brook defense line created problems for his young offense and its ability to function smoothly. “They are a very good defensive line,” Ambrose said. “There’s at least one, […] Read the full story »