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Sports Digest | November 13, 2012
Colleges Towson's Booker is top FCS running back of week Towson senior running back Dominique Booker was honored as the Football Championship Subdivision National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. Booker ran for a career-high 181 yards on seven carries Saturday as the Tigers won their third game in a row, a 41-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Rhode Island. Men's basketball: UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti)
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
When Towson welcomes Maine to Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday night for the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both sides, the matchup will pit two of the three teams in last year's race for the conference title. But both programs are shades of what they were in 2013. The Tigers (2-2), who advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision title game, absorbed a stunning 31-27 loss to Central Connecticut State in their season opener and recently won back-to-back games ito climb back to .500.
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By From Sun staff reports | September 18, 2010
Towson's hopes to play spoiler came up short Saturday at Villanova. The No. 1 Wildcats, celebrating their 2009 Football Championship Subdivision title, pounded the Tigers, 43-7, before an announced crowd of 12,111 at Villanova Stadium. It was Villanova's 12th straight win over an FCS opponent. Towson (1-2 overall, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association) gained just 180 total yards against the Wildcats' defense, turned the ball over twice and converted just eight first downs. "Villanova is good, Villanova is big and you can't make any mistakes against them," Tigers coach Rob Ambrose said in a news release.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Connor Frazier and Joe Brennan are roommates, which might make their quest to become Towson's starting quarterback a little uncomfortable. But Frazier said both players understand that the competition is limited to the football field. “I think when you're coming into a camp situation like this, you always have to compete as if you are winning the starting job,” Frazier said. “Joe and I are doing a great job of competing against one another. So I think camp's going pretty well so far.” The battle to open the season opener against Central Connecticut on Aug. 30 under center has essentially boiled down to a two-man race between Frazier, a junior, and Brennan, a redshirt senior.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
Like a lot of teams that have faced No. 7 seed Towson this year, Fordham figured that the best place to hold down the high-scoring Tigers offense would be at the line of scrimmage. That was probably the right approach, but it didn't matter. While the Rams focused on the run, Towson quarterback Peter Athens picked the secondary apart with a terrific performance in a 48-28 win, completing 13 of 15 passes for 301 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Tigers scored touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Football teams that compete on the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level are supposed to be the cream of the crop. That reputation absorbed a hit this past weekend. Six FBS schools suffered losses to programs from the Fooball Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. Towson's 33-18 defeat of Connecticut Thursday night got the ball rolling for the FCS. To be fair, the majority of the FBS teams that played against FCS opponents this past weekend exerted their might. Still, Tigers coach Rob Ambrose agreed with the notion that the talent gap between FBS and FCS schools has been narrowing since FBS programs were limited to distributing 85 scholarships.
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Sports Digest | July 10, 2012
College football Towson's West, Beltre, Dangerfield named FCS preseason All-Americans Sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwest), senior defensive end Frank Beltre and senior free safety Jordan Dangerfield of Towson were selected to the Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team. The recipient of the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS football last season, West earned first team All-America honors from The Sports Network.
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By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange | December 14, 2013
CHARLESTON, Ill. - Towson's Terrance West had no idea he had set a record. "I did? Records don't mean nothing. Our focus is on a national championship," he said. The junior running back rolled up an FCS playoff-record 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries Friday night as the seventh-seeded Tigers advanced to the FCS semifinals with a 49-39 win over No. 2 Eastern Illinois at snowy O' Brien Field . West broke a 14-year-old record held by Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson , who rushed for 333 yards against Massachusetts in 1999.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
Towson has faced some of the top offenses in the Football Championship Subdivision and slowed high-powered opponents like Delaware, New Hampshire and Richmond en route to victories. But Saturday's second-round game of the NCAA tournament at Johnny Unitas Stadium may bring a different challenge. Fordham (12-1) ranks first in the FBS in completion percentage (70.4) and fourth in average yards (358.3). The aerial attack has helped the Rams rank 12th in scoring, averaging 38.3 points per game.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
FRISCO, Texas - Players on Towson's football team declined to pose for pictures with the national championship trophy Friday, with senior linebacker Monte Gaddis insisting there would be plenty of time after the Football Championship Subdivision title game Saturday for him and his teammates to do so. Those plans, however, will have to wait. Before an announced 19,802 at Toyota Stadium, the No. 7 seed Tigers fell to No. 1 seed and two-time reigning national champion North Dakota State, 35-7, in the program's biggest-ever game.
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By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Rob Ambrose can only vaguely recall the day he signed up to play wide receiver for the Towson Tigers back in 1989. He actually laughs as he thinks about all the time that has passed since then.  “But what does stick out in my mind is that we had actually just transitioned to Division I,” said Ambrose, now the Tigers' coach. “I was excited about the opportunity to have a chance to make history. Getting in on the ground floor of something really, really great. And many, many moons later, I guess I'm thoroughly involved in that.” Coming off a season in which Towson reached the FCS championship game, the Tigers announced a 17-player recruiting class Wednesday that Ambrose believes was bolstered by the success of this fall.
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Sports Digest | January 10, 2014
College football Towson wins ECAC FCS Division I Team of the Year Towson was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Football Championship Subdivision Team of the Year for the first time. The Tigers won the Division II Team of the Year in 1983, 1984 and 1986. Voting was done by coaches and media. Towson will be honored March 27 at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet in East Rutherford, N.J. The team finished 13-3, including a loss to North Dakota State in the FCS national championship game.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
FRISCO, Texas - Players on Towson's football team declined to pose for pictures with the national championship trophy Friday, with senior linebacker Monte Gaddis insisting there would be plenty of time after the Football Championship Subdivision title game Saturday for him and his teammates to do so. Those plans, however, will have to wait. Before an announced 19,802 at Toyota Stadium, the No. 7 seed Tigers fell to No. 1 seed and two-time reigning national champion North Dakota State, 35-7, in the program's biggest-ever game.
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Peter Schmuck | January 4, 2014
Even with the final seconds ticking away and the unhappy outcome of the Football Championship Subdivision championship game long since assured, there were no heads hanging among the Towson faithful gathered at Mother's Peninsula Grille in Arnold. The Tigers hit the ground running and, for a large chunk of the first half, seemed destined to embarrass the oddsmakers who had made them a huge underdog against the two-time defending FCS-champion Bison of North Dakota State. But their title hopes unraveled late in the second quarter, and the Bison three-peat came even easier than the double-digit point spread gave reason to expect.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
FRISCO, Texas - Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium. The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat facility was constantly getting dug up by players, and as many as 40 staffers from the stadium and the NCAA flooded the field in between changes of possessions to stamp down the turf. Towson running backs Terrance West and Darius Victor each tripped on separate running plays in the second and third quarter, and Bison senior quarterback Brock Jensen had to jump on one loose chunk of grass before lining up under center in the third period.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
FRISCO, Texas  - Running back Terrance West said he has not made a decision about whether to return to Towson for his senior year, and will meet with coach Rob Ambrose on Sunday to review his options. West rushed for 99 yards on 22 carries, caught five passes for 39 yards and scored on a 3-yard run in the Tigers' 35-7 loss to North Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision title game Saturday. He has already set FCS records for rushing yards in a single season (2,509)
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By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Rob Ambrose can only vaguely recall the day he signed up to play wide receiver for the Towson Tigers back in 1989. He actually laughs as he thinks about all the time that has passed since then.  “But what does stick out in my mind is that we had actually just transitioned to Division I,” said Ambrose, now the Tigers' coach. “I was excited about the opportunity to have a chance to make history. Getting in on the ground floor of something really, really great. And many, many moons later, I guess I'm thoroughly involved in that.” Coming off a season in which Towson reached the FCS championship game, the Tigers announced a 17-player recruiting class Wednesday that Ambrose believes was bolstered by the success of this fall.
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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2010
A t the Hunt Valley Antiques Show preview party, event committee members Kara Davis and Crickett Woloson sat at a table with their husbands. The baby lamb chops and asparagus spears on their plates were the evening's only hint of spring. A week's worth of snowstorms left huge mounds of snow in the Crowne Plaza Hotel parking lot. Traffic snarls meant longer drive times for many of the evening's guests. But that didn't dampen their enthusiasm once they arrived at the party.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
FRISCO, Texas - Towson will play in its first Football Championship Subdivision title game without a pair of starters. The team announced Saturday morning that senior cornerback Jordan Love and senior tight end James Oboh were suspended for violation of unspecified NCAA rules. No other information on the reasoning behind their suspensions was available. Love played in 14 games, starting 13. He led the defense in pass breakups with 10 and ranked seventh in tackles with 64. Oboh played in all 15 contests, starting 12. He caught 24 balls for 354 yards and was tied with injured junior wide receiver Spencer Wilkins for the team lead in touchdowns catches with four.
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By Childs Walker and Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach. "I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because I was going to break something,'" he recalled. By the time Ambrose was hired, the university and its boosters had become accustomed to such gung-ho talk from new coaches, few of whom delivered the winning programs Towson sought. "He came off to me as maybe a little too optimistic about what he could do," former Towson president Robert L. Caret said with a chuckle.
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