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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 »

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4 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Last week’s loss to Maine — one that included a game-winning touchdown in the last minute of regulation — was bittersweet for Head Coach Rob Ambrose and Towson. The Tigers outrushed Maine 254-46 and controlled the momentum in the second half, but came up with its first Colonial Athletic Association loss regardless. Despite the rough start, Ambrose said he has faith that his team can be successful this season. “It doesn’t matter how you start, it’s how you finish,” he said. “If we can stay healthy and keep progressing and learn how to finish games, we’re going to be OK, we’re going to make a run. And […] Read the full story »

Golf, Sports »

2 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson stepped up its game this weekend at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite in Erie, Colorado. The team tied for ninth with Nebraska among the 18 teams in the tournament, finishing 12-over-par for the tournament. Host team Colorado-Boulder claimed first-place as well as the individual title, finishing with an impressive team score of 20-under-par. Play was cancelled on Monday due to inclement weather, however, it resumed Tuesday as a shortened 36-hole tournament. The Tigers improved over last week’s finish at the Rees Jones Invitational in Daufuskie, South Carolina, where they finished 63-over-par during the 54-hole tournament, claiming 10th place. “It went well this weekend, and it was […] Read the full story »

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1 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The tailgating policies have been revised again in advance of Saturday’s football game. Vice President for Student Affairs Deb Moriarty sent out a campus-wide email Wednesday detailing the updated policies. The University has abolished the workshops from last week that were required in order to get a tailgating permit to Lot 14. Instead, permits can be picked up at the TU Box Office along with tickets to the game. Pickup trucks will also now be allowed to park in Lot 14, after being banned last weekend. When students go to pick up the parking passes, they’ll be required to sign a form, stating that they are aware […] Read the full story »

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29 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After last season’s infamous Richard Sherman rant following the NFC Championship Game, NFL fans love to debate who really is the best corner in the league. Nike fueled that debate recently by spoofing Sherman’s relationship with the media, with some people in the commercial calling him the best football player ever. Sorry, Jerry Rice. Now that we’re a fourth of the way through the NFL season, I think bringing up the debate of who the best corner in the league is definitely worth our time. In a league that puts more and more emphasis on passing each season, a team simply can’t get by with below-average corners, […] Read the full story »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »