Category Archives: Sports

Previewing the Ravens

By: Jordan Cope, Staff Writer

With week one of the National Football League pre-season in the books, it is time for fans to start getting excited for the upcoming season.

For Baltimore Ravens fans, the excitement is building, as the team looks poised to have a special year.

Defensively, Baltimore looks as good, if not better than the 2000 team that won Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants. Continue reading

Pay for play: the college athlete debate

By: Desmond Boyle, Contributing Writer

The debate over whether or not college athletes deserve to be paid for competing in sports for their respective universities has taken a more prominent position in recent years.

Most recently the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that college athletes are not employees for their schools, despite the time and labor they put into playing a sport. The decision is a setback for college athletes everywhere, but the NLRB’s ruling barely scratches the surface of the multi-faceted issue of student athletes’ ability to make money. Continue reading

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Coach to stay at TU

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Towson’s men’s lacrosse program agreed to a contract extension with Head Coach Shawn Nadelen through 2019.

“I couldn’t be more excited about it,” Nadelen said. “My family and I love being at Towson. My wife is a professor here and I’m excited that we’re here to stay.”

Nadelen has coached at Towson for four seasons and has helped the team win two CAA Championships. 

He has a 37-31 record as the head coach at Towson. Continue reading

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The Towerlight’s Super Survival Guide

Welcome, or welcome back Tigers, to another year at Towson. If you are new to campus, you might be wondering how you are going to assimilate into this new world of college and campus life.  But never fear, The Towerlight is here to give you all of the information you need to make your first semester go as smoothly as if you had planned it that way. In this Super Survival Guide you will find a list of mistakes you should try not to make during your Freshman semester, as well as an article on how to literally survive on campus with information about where you can go for help with campus safety, personal health, or academic problems. You can also find, in honor of Towson University’s 150th anniversary, a list of 150 reasons why TU is the best. Lastly, a compilation of stories about Towson-related events and activities that took place during the summer break is available to you so that you can stay up to date on campus and community happenings. We hope this guide is helpful to you, and makes you feel just a little more welcomed to campus this semester.  

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Caitlin Adams: Running with a purpose (Full)

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the full five-part series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

The Weather Channel said 42 degrees, but it felt much colder with the wind chill. And the mid-March piles of snow gave a sense of early February.

But there was Caitlin Adams, walking out of Towson University’s Tower B in grey-and-pink Under Armour shorts as students in jeans and sweatpants walked past. Adams smiled despite the near-freezing conditions. Continue reading

Down the road

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the fifth and final installment of a series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

There’s not much in Preston, Maryland, the town Adams calls home. Farms fill the outskirts and empty back roads that lead to the only restaurant in the Eastern Shore town.

“That’s why I run,” Adams said. “I have nothing else to do.” Continue reading

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Fighting the Irish

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Just three days after advancing past High Point in Towson’s first NCAA tournament win since 2003, it had the tough task of traveling to face the first-seed Notre Dame Irish in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday.

Despite the Tigers holding a 6-2 lead in the first half, the Irish’s late run in the second half helped knock the Tigers out in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 12-10 win.

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Tigers Take Early Exit At CAAs

By: Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer

The Towson Tigers headed into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament having won 24 of their last 29 games. However, their season ended on Thursday as they fell to the Elon Phoenix 8-6 in an elimination game. The Tigers dropped the first game of the tournament against the James Madison Dukes on Wednesday 3-2.

In the loss against the third-seeded Phoenix (31-22, 11-10 CAA), the fourth-seeded Tigers (35-22, 10-11 CAA) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning after a two-run double from sophomore infielder Holiday Cahill and an RBI single from senior pitcher Missy McCormick.

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