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The NFL’s overshadowing problem

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer

The photos of Greg Hardy’s domestic violence victim released a few weeks ago were terrible, but they represent a greater issue. The domestic violence problem facing the National Football League is not new, and the league’s response has stayed the same throughout.

Before diving into the problem of lenient punishments, it should be known how willingly ignorant the NFL has been. Despite the fact that commissioner Roger Goodell knew that Ray Rice knocked out Janay Rice in that elevator, he decided that a two game suspension was a worthy punishment. Players get higher suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs or the second violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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Men’s Ice Hockey: new team, new year, same resolution

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

When the final horn sounded in last year’s Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association Championship game, Towson skated off of the ice defeated by the Drexel Dragons and finished in second place.

“The loss was tough, especially coming off of an emotional win over Villanova in the semi-finals,” team president Ryan Buccigrossi said. “It is always tough when the year ends because the seniors realize it is their last competitive game.”

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Tigers take two

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer

Towson earned its first two wins of the season by beating UMBC 61-51 and Western Illinois 83-77 before losing to University of North Florida 74-72 in overtime.

Towson struggled in the first half of their game against North Florida on Nov. 28, trailing 21-10 by the end of the first quarter. The Tigers improved in the second quarter but the Ospreys still managed to take a seven-point lead going into halftime.

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Tu wins in overtime

By: Tyler Beard, Assistant Sports Editor

Towson defeated the Coppin State Eagles 81-77 in overtime Saturday afternoon.

“It’s always good to get a road win,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “We missed a lot of free throws, had a bunch of missed free throws and plenty of turnovers. We had around seven or eight fouls, which is something I haven’t seen before. We found a way to get it though and I’m looking for that consistency.

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Volleyball closes out their season against UNC Wilmington

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

Towson’s season came to an end at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship tournament after falling to UNC Wilmington in the semifinals 3-2 on Nov. 21.

“We were up big but faltered down the stretch,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “Early, we were playing with confidence and passing well, but then things deteriorated.”

In set one, the Tigers earned a 25-15 victory.

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Keepers & Sleepers: Week 10 recap, week 11 preview

By: Chase Rosenquist, Columnist

Week 10 Recap:

With Week 10 in the books, sights are set even closer on the playoffs. The shakeout is starting to take place among teams as we are seeing teams emerge as playoff bound studs and sleepers. With two teams remaining undefeated in the league, the Patriots and the Panthers are heavy favorites to potentially go deep into the playoffs.

All while that commotion is going on, we are seeing tough races take place for other divisions. The AFC South is up for grabs as the Colts are as inconsistent as they’ve ever been and now without their starting quarterback, Andrew Luck, for what looks to be five more weeks. Also with the Texans finding ways to win they can move past the Colts in the standings.

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