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1 May 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson blew a 9-6 fourth-quarter lead en route to an 11-10 overtime loss to the Drexel Dragons on Friday afternoon in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals in Philadelphia, Pa. The loss ends the season for Towson. “Unfortunately, everything good has to end eventually,” senior captain and defenseman John Fennessy said. After a Drexel rally, Towson (8-7) managed to tie the game at 10 in the fourth quarter, but a goal from Drexel’s (11-4) Ryan Belka gave the Dragons the win in a close battle. The Tigers started the game off in a two-goal hole, but goals from junior midfielder Justin Mabus and sophomore midfielder Ben McCarty helped […] Read the full story »

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Clippers owner is banned from NBA, but more needs to be done moving forward
30 Apr 2014 | One Comment | By Justin Thau, Columnist
On Tuesday afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned now-defunct Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life, in addition to fining him the league-maximum $2.5 million. In case you missed the drama over the weekend, here’s the gist of what happened: A mistress of Sterling’s, known only as V. Stiviano by the media, released an audio tape that was recorded (without Sterling knowing) while Stiviano and Sterling were arguing one night in a private residence. Sterling made clearly racist remarks throughout the altercation, and I encourage you to go take a listen for yourself if you want the full impact. The audiotape’s release led to an […] 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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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
With almost a full academic year as athletic director under his belt, Tim Leonard is ready to take on his next batch of challenges. Leonard sat down with The Towerlight to discuss how the budget and Title IX issues were addressed this year, as well as his thoughts on paying collegiate athletes. How has the athletic department changed in the last year? Hopefully it’s just been building slowly and gradually off the success that was already put in place here. I wanted to bring in some stability and I think we’ve been able to do that. In the eight months that I’ve been here, we made sure […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Ashley Beall, Staff Videographer
Jonathan Munshaw, Jesse Jones and Matt Hamilton continue to discuss NBA playoffs and their new editorial board positions in this penultimate podcast. Read the full story »

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Towson brings one individual, two teams to historic meet
27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
A select group of athletes competed in the 120th Penn Relays on Thursday. The Tigers competed in the pole vault and the 4×400 and 4×100 meter relays. Sophomore pole vaulter Maggie Rampolla posted the team’s best results for the day. Rampolla placed 13th for the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 5.75 inches. The 4×400 relay team consisting of seniors Evan Campbell and Leslie Miles, sophomore Kaitlyn Davis and freshman Sarah Robbie placed 58th in a field of 87 teams. The group finished with a time of 3:56:26. “It was chilly and windy, just poor conditions,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “The 4×400 wasn’t our […] Read the full story »

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Freshman claims invididual title as TU comes in second
27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson finished their season this weekend at the Colonial Athletic Association championship at the Founders Club in St. James Plantation, N.C. The Tigers finished second with a three-day total of 881, just seven strokes behind first-place College of Charleston. Freshman Juan Veloza won the individual title on the final day after shooting a three-under-par 69. “My priority was to bring in a good score for the team and hopefully we could win,” Veloza said. “I just wanted to play the best I could.” Veloza finished the first round with a two-over-par, 74 on the 6,784-yard course, but made strides on the second day after carding a bogey-free […] Read the full story »

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Tigers win first and third games of series, position themselves for CAA Tournament
27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson defeated conference opponent University of North Carolina Wilmington, 9-2, in the rubber game of a three-game series at the Tiger Softball Complex on Sunday. The win puts Towson (27-20, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association) in a great position to make the CAA Tournament. It was Towson’s last home game of the season. It was also Senior Day for the Tigers. Four seniors were honored before the game including Delanie Dunham, Maureen Hepner, Mickelle Oslin and Victoria Sindone. Hepner went 2-for-4 in her final home game with a home run and two runs batted in. Hepner leads the team 11 home runs on the year. “I’m pretty competitive,” […] 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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26 Apr 2014 | No Comments
Jonathan Munshaw, Jesse Jones and Matt Hamilton discuss the first round of playoffs. Read the full story »