Sports Blotter: Week of May 5

1. Former Towson University (TU) Swimming coach Ray Riordon died at the age of 87 on April 24. He created the swimming program at TU in 1968 and spent 30 years as head coach. The men’s team went 246-176 with 23 winning seasons and seven conference championships. He also coached the women’s team to a 55-58 record from 1988-1998. 

2. The Tigers Men’s Basketball team added transfer junior guard Cameron Holden from the University of Tennessee, Martin (UT-Martin) for the 2021-22 season. Last season he was a Second-Team Ohio Valley Conference selection, the second Skyhawk since 2015 to earn all-conference honors. He led UT-Martin with 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

3. TU’s  Women’s Lacrosse team was ranked No. 25 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Coaches Top 25 poll. This is the ninth consecutive week the Tigers have been ranked in the poll. The Tigers are currently 8-7, holding an early season win over top-10 opponent Loyola Maryland, but are on a five-game losing streak. 

4. Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow recently worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end. If he signs in Jacksonville, he would reunite with his college Head Coach Urban Meyer. He last played for the New York Jets in 2012 where he played in 12 games. Tebow also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, never playing in the regular season with either team. 

5. The Brooklyn Nets became the first Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff berth this season. The Nets 43-21 record is currently best in the conference, although the Philadelphia 76ers are only half of a game back.
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