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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Today's preview of Towson is the second installment of a week-long series taking a look at each of the seven Division I men's programs in this state in order of their finish from last season. Check back Wednesday for a preview of UMBC. The Sun's lacrosse preview is slated to be published on Feb. 17. Overview: The Tigers' 3-10 record was humbling and matched the program's worst mark since 2000. Towson went 1-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association, finished sixth in the seven-team conference, and failed to qualify for the league tournament for the second time in four years.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Towson (8-6) still doesn't know the identity of its opponent in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. There are a number of scenarios, but the team will be either the No. 3 or 4 seed, which means an away game at either second-seeded Drexel (9-4) or top-seeded Hofstra (10-3). But the Tigers do know that they do not have to play until April 30, and coach Shawn Nadelen said the players will have Wednesday and Thursday off to re-charge and re-focus after Tuesday night's 15-9 loss to No. 9 Penn at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | July 7, 2009
John Miliauskas had watched so much change at Towson University that he finally came to a conclusion about the university band's most-played piece. "It was OK," the band director said of Towson's fight song, played at football games and student rallies. "But we wanted to make it something extra special." With that in mind, Towson is holding a contest for new fight song lyrics. The competition - open to students, alumni, faculty and donors - will run through July 17. The winner will receive $500.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Thursday's entry is the sixth of a series taking a look at each of the seven Division I programs in this state according to their order of finish from last season. The Sun's lacrosse preview is slated to be published on Friday, Feb. 7. This is Towson's turn. Overview: The Tigers might have been content with improving to 8-7 overall and 4-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in the regular season after finishing 2012 with a 7-8 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the league. But the team stunned No. 2 seed Drexel and top seed Penn State en route to capturing the program's first conference tournament crown since 2005.
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By Matt Vensel | November 23, 2011
President Barack Obama is our nation's most notable NCAA basketball fan, but does the Commander in Chief love college hoops enough to come watch the winless Towson Tigers play at the Towson Center on Saturday? Hey, it could happen, but it would have nothing to do with seeing Pat Skerry in his first year as Towson coach. Michelle Obama's older brother and the president's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, coaches the Oregon State men, and the 4-1 Beavers happen to be the Tigers' opponents for Saturday's game, which tips off at 2 p.m. And Oregon State has just one other East Coast game this season (next month at Howard University in D.C.)
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Peter Schmuck | December 21, 2013
The Towson Tigers are headed to the FCS championship game after a shocking comeback victory that featured an amazing performance from a very unlikely hero. Backup quarterback Connor Frazier was pressed into service when starter Peter Athens suffered what appeared to be a shoulder separation near the end of the first half. The Tigers were leading 21-7 at the time and appeared to be on the way to closing out the second quarter with another touchdown when a fumbled snap shifted the momentum dramatically.
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October 6, 2012
The Sun reports that Towson University Athletic Director Mike Waddell is recommending the elimination of the baseball and soccer programs ("Baseball, men's soccer target of cuts," Oct. 3). By cutting baseball and soccer, Mr. Waddell would save about $800,000. Clearly, the label "bean counter" should be placed on Mr. Waddell. The label allows Mr. Waddell to ignore logic, courage, tradition, integrity, and wisdom as factors in the decision. I am proud to say that I played soccer for another athletic director at Towson by the name of Dr. Donald "Doc" Minnegan.
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By Mike Preston | February 28, 2010
The Towson Tigers opened their season just as they had finished their last one. A year ago, Towson out-hustled and outplayed most teams. The Tigers usually played well for three quarters, but they couldn't finish. For nearly 50 minutes Saturday, Towson outplayed visiting Bucknell, but the Tigers were held scoreless in the fourth quarter and surrendered six straight goals in a 13-9 loss at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The act is getting old. "We've been here before," Towson coach Tony Seaman said.
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By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
For the second consecutive week, the Towson Tigers executed an effective game plan against an opponent ranked in the top 10 of the Football Championship Subdivision. But in the end, the Tigers fell short again. James Madison, ranked No. 7 in the FCS, struggled to move the ball, but still managed to escape with a 17-13 victory before an announced 9,049 at Johnny Unitas Stadium. While Tigers' coach Rob Ambrose will take several positives from the loss, he knows his team still has a way to go before toppling some of the heavyweights of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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By Rich Scherr, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
The son of two physicians, defensive tackle Yaky Ibia has always been considered one of the most academically gifted players on the Towson University football team. Last summer, Tigers coach Rob Ambrose took drastic measures to also unlock the beast within. "Yaky used to be a big, strong, fat, lazy kid who did OK because you couldn't move him," Ambrose said. "But I don't think I've ever gotten in a football player's [business] like I got into his. " Frustrated by Ibia's lack of stamina, and perceived lack of mental toughness, Ambrose tore into the Nigerian native, berating him in front of teammates at practice.
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Peter Schmuck | December 21, 2013
The Towson Tigers are headed to the FCS championship game after a shocking comeback victory that featured an amazing performance from a very unlikely hero. Backup quarterback Connor Frazier was pressed into service when starter Peter Athens suffered what appeared to be a shoulder separation near the end of the first half. The Tigers were leading 21-7 at the time and appeared to be on the way to closing out the second quarter with another touchdown when a fumbled snap shifted the momentum dramatically.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
The 16 teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament are fully aware of the one-and-done nature of the postseason. One bad game - heck, one bad quarter - may be enough to send a contender home to begin the offseason. The single-elimination format of the NCAA tournament will have a familiar feel for Towson (10-7), which had to upset Drexel and Penn State in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament last week to capture the championship and the automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Towson's 10-9 overtime setback to Marist on Friday night wasn't just the team's fourth mark in the loss column. It was a missed opportunity. After opening the season with three consecutive losses, the Tigers thought they had turned the corner with back-to-back victories over Mercer and Mount St. Mary's. But the lack of execution against the Red Foxes was puzzling to Towson coach Shawn Nadelen. “It's frustrating because I thought we had executed at a pretty high level against Mount St. Mary's offensively, and I was looking forward to having our guys do the same thing,” he said Monday morning.
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October 6, 2012
The Sun reports that Towson University Athletic Director Mike Waddell is recommending the elimination of the baseball and soccer programs ("Baseball, men's soccer target of cuts," Oct. 3). By cutting baseball and soccer, Mr. Waddell would save about $800,000. Clearly, the label "bean counter" should be placed on Mr. Waddell. The label allows Mr. Waddell to ignore logic, courage, tradition, integrity, and wisdom as factors in the decision. I am proud to say that I played soccer for another athletic director at Towson by the name of Dr. Donald "Doc" Minnegan.
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By Edward Lee | June 5, 2012
After a 7-8 campaign that ended with five consecutive losses, there are several areas that Towson must address in the offseason. And one of those deficiencies involves the offense. That unit finished the season scoring 8.3 goals per game. But after averaging 10.2 goals in their first 10 contests, the Tigers struggled to score 3.4 goals per game in their last five. Coach Shawn Nadelen said a spate of injuries and departures helped to sap some of the offense's punch. “We were thin from start to finish with the amount of injuries and guys that had left the team,” he said.
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By Edward Lee | April 10, 2012
To many lacrosse observers, Towson is in the midst of a surprising revival, winning seven of 11 games and sitting in a tie with No. 11 Penn State for third place in the Colonial Athletic Association with identical 2-1 records. But one gnawing issue for the Tigers is a series of lackluster showing in third quarters. In seven contests thus far, the team has been outscored in the aforementioned periods, and four of those games have ended in losses, including Saturday's 14-3 thumping at the hands of No. 3 Massachusetts.
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By Special to The Evening Sun | April 15, 1992
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Lindsay Dixon scored four goals and Donald Connolly and Joe Genovese added three goals and two assists each, as No. 3 Towson State (7-1) routed No. 7 Penn State (7-1) yesterday, 16-8, in lacrosse. It was the Tigers' sixth straight win over Penn State and halted the Nittany Lions' two-year winning streak at 11.Towson overcame an early 2-0 deficit with four successive goals. Leading 7-4, Towson State scored one second before halftime when Genovese fed Dixon for a goal.
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