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  1. 5 points
    So, I’m driving yesterday when I get a phone call. I recognized the prefix (704) as being associated with TU, so I decide to answer. And who’s on the other end of the line but Charles Thompson, calling to thank me for being a season ticket holder, as part of a campaign where players are calling season ticket holders. We had a brief conversation and I must say he was extremely articulate and personable, and I came away thinking what an excellent ambassador he is not just for the team, but the university as well. I have no doubt he will be a success in whatever endeavors he pursues once he leaves TU
  2. 5 points
    C’mon man, that’s weak. We just went on the road, against a ranked team, in front of the largest crowd in their history, spotted them a 17-point lead, and then ripped their hearts out with a stunning 34-0 run, and this snarky response is the best you can do? Would have been better if you just exercised your right to remain silent 🤫
  3. 5 points
    The back and forth of this game reminded me a little of that wild Coastal Carolina OT win years and years ago. Kudos to the kids for never giving up on it even though they kept allowing scores. Bad news though...this just gave UNH the tiebreaker for a playoff bid over us if it comes down to that. IYKYK
  4. 5 points
    I still think it’s too early to proclaim Shinnick a bad hire. Things weren’t always rosy with Gordy and Rob and there were some mind boggling losses with them as well. I’m one of those that pretty much wrote this season off before it began. Need I remind you that Ambrose went 3-19 in his first 2 seasons.
  5. 5 points
    Definitely sounds like things are being done differently this year:
  6. 5 points
    It’s almost that time again for the Tigers of the volleyball variety, who were unanimously picked to win the CAA for a 5th consecutive season. If you are a casual supporter of the team without much volleyball knowledge, I’ll give you a four-word rundown: you should be excited. The Tigers return basically all of their best players from a team that went 29-2 last year, including the two best attackers in the conference, Outside Hitter Victoria Barrett and Opposite Nina Cajic. All of the key players that they did lose have clear replacements: Fay Bakidimou’s graduation will be mitigated by the arrival of Julia Lenik, a highly-touted prospect from Poland, while losing Lydia Wiers in the middle clears the way for Erin Brothers to step in, who had to sit on the bench all of last season despite being good enough to start for any other team in the conference. Sarah Jordan, who made the all-rookie team last season, returns to start at setter again this year, while Middle Hitter Aayinde Smith, Opposite Irbe Lazda, and Libero Rachel Hess all have 2 years of experience in the starting lineup. Of the other new faces, the most interesting one is not a new face at all, but rather an eyebrow-raising transfer: Opposite Zyare Abdul-Rahim, who spent the last 4 seasons battling against Towson for Hofstra, has chosen to utilize her Covid year to transfer home to Baltimore, to play for the team that originally passed on her, and her old team’s biggest rival. It’s just another in a long line of events sure to make Towson and Hofstra hate each other even more than they already did. As for the Tigers’ competition, Delaware was picked to finish second in the CAA, and they do look the part. They too are returning almost their entire starting lineup, including 2022 POTY Lani Mason. Last year’s runners-up will be tough and experienced, but still don’t look to be a significant challenge to the ultra-talented Tigers. Hofstra was picked 3rd, and will also be at least as strong as they were last year. Overall, the CAA will likely take a step forward from 2022, as many key players are returning, and the addition of a solid program in Campbell also strengthens the league. Even so, the Tigers appear head-and-shoulders above the rest.
  7. 5 points
    Dude c’mon. Today’s not the day
  8. 4 points
    Putting this nicely, we completely fumbled all the good momentum that was built in the early 2010s over the past 10 years. Coastal Athletic Association will be back at 10 team in a couple years unless add any more crap like Morgan or NJIT: Hampton, NCAT, Campbell, Stony Brook, Drexel, Elon, Monmouth, Hofstra, Northeastern, and us. Can't expect anyone within our institution to react other than do nothing and be happy with whatever hand we're dealt.
  9. 4 points
    Personally very encouraged by Coach Shinnick’s first season. Now knowing what he has to work with in terms of his team’s talent & deficiencies he can better address their needs in the offseason. His energy and enthusiasm seems genuine and that’s refreshing. I’m curious to see if the entire staff comes back in tact or if he makes any changes among his assistants. Go Tigers!
  10. 4 points
    Gibby is now a HS coach https://x.com/towson_mbb/status/1725556448854237280?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    It’s hard to tell when you’re joking vs when you are actively trying to scare away towson fans and call for the football program to be disbanded
  13. 4 points
    Second part Charles Thompson and Radhir Hicks have entered the meeting. Pat Skerry on both players “I meant what I said earlier. These guys have done outstanding jobs as leaders since Memorial Day. We have really good quarterbacking play in Radhir, who has changed his body. He shot really well this weekend. Charles has had as good an off-season as anyone we’ve ever had. These two guys have a big responsibility. They are just outstanding people as well as good players.” Charles on coming back to Towson “I was going to be a football guy at first. Skerry convinced me to play basketball in college. When I was in high school, I remember how Skerry was hitting me up every day. He said, ‘I want you here.’ That played a huge role in my decision. I love the guy. He showed faith in me since Day 1. He told me when I was 17 that I didn’t have to score a basket to play for him as long as I played hard and rebounded. That’s been the truth since today. He hasn’t lied to me since I’ve been here so here I am.” On Canada trip Radhir “We had a great time. We got to travel and get some early games in. We saw a different country and Montreal was a whole new world for us. They speak more French. It was a cool trip.” Charles “Toronto was more like kind of like a New York a bit. Montreal felt like we’re not in America.” How did it help them improve as a team? Charles “It’s hard playing against each other all summer. At one point, we know how we play against each other. We don’t know how other teams play or how we’re going to play together. It was nice being able to see how other guys play off each other. We had lineups with like Me, Messiah, CMay, Radhir and Tyler Tejada. Then we had Tomiwa (Sulaiman) at the 4 and 3. We were able to different things over Canada. It helped us jell early on. We have a bunch of new guys.” Hicks “It’s always nice to get game reps and play against other bodies and react to see how we do.” On 3 pointers Skerry “We led the CAA (Conference play) in three-point shooting last year and we were first or second the year before. From an analytical stand point, what we’d like to do is that 35% of our shots be threes. We’d like to make 35-36% of those shots. We’re trying to get take 10% of our shots from 8 feet to the 3-point line. We want red-zone shots (0-8ft) and 3-pointers.” Skerry on NIT ruling “It’s a bad rule right now. Hopefully, it’s a short-term thing. Heard the rumblings that Fox Sports is trying to take some teams….it’s a terrible rule. You won’t have the best teams in the country playing. If you have teams playing below .500 playing postseason basketball, that’s really bad. I think you’ll see the CBI get a lot stronger moving forward. The negative to that. I’m on the NABC congress, I represent our conference. There was zero talk about that. The customer service from the NCAA was incredibly disappointing.” Richard Kent on NIT “They are going to take the two highest NET teams from the Power 6 conferences who are not in the NCAA Tournament. You can take a 13-19 Penn State team who has a NET of 68 and not take a 28-5 team that has a NET of 75, that lost in the CAA Final. Which I think is unmitigated nonsense.” Charlie and Rad on new guys Charles on Sulaiman “My new guy is Tomiwa. I thought he was more of a 4 or a 5. When he got here, he just shoots the ball really well. If you contest T’s shot and he misses, that’s not because of you, but because of what T did. He’s always shot-ready. He plays defense really hard.” Radhir on Makhi Lowery “Ki is a great defender and great athlete. On offense, he creates a lot of opportunities. He’s a good playmaker and has great size. He’s definitely a player to look out for.” (Datres) What was the No. 1 thing they looked to improve in the offseason? Charlie “Decision-making. I’m going to have the ball in my hands a lot. It’s not a secret. I have to make better decisions with the ball. Less turnovers. Knowing when I want to hit my shots, when to pass out of the post and how I want to get the ball. I’m far along with that and I’ll be ready when the season starts next week.” Radhir “My outside shot. I put a lot of reps this summer. Went to the gym a lot. Put a lot of work in.” What’s the status of Nendah Tarke Skerry “Bullis School. He’s practicing with us. He’s a good player. Terry Porter and Steve are working on it. We’re in the middle of a waiver process. We filed it the day after Labor Day. Very frustrating. We have not had any bad news. I’m guardedly optimistic that the right thing will happen. I’m not going into the details. It’s an interesting story. We certainly need him and we certainly need him. He’ll be able to make an impact. He’s got good size. He’s excellent defensively. Pass it, drive it. Would certainly help us. I wouldn’t be surprised that mid-week on how far the NCAA is behind on waivers. They implemented this transfer rule and they had to think there would be waivers and they must not be staffed well. There are a lot of big non-conference games where teams are waiting on kids.” On deadline for Tarke? “It could drag into the season based on what happened in football. We hope not. I will say Terry and Steve have worked very hard on it and are using every available resource. We haven’t heard any negative news. We’re hopeful that it’s sooner than later.” In the CAA, who is he most concerned about? “All of them. I hope our conference has a really good non-conference run. Those league games will come more meaningful. Those top four teams when they played, those were high-level games. We had a down year that there wasn’t as much parity. It’s way too early, who is going to be great and not being great. One of our things are interesting. I wouldn’t judge a lot from non-conference. There are 3-4 teams that schedule aggressively. There are some teams that are good that don’t schedule aggressively. Now, we had 14 teams. Unbalanced scheduling. Hofstra had a tremendous year. The way it broke for them, it wasn’t as challenging for Charleston, UNCW or Delaware.” Me on what they accomplished in the closed scrimmages “We’re looking for a measure of consistency. What I like about the group is that when we lock in on something, we get better at that. We have to make sure that we don’t slip in other areas. Both games were very, very close. Some of that was good. Some of that was disappointing. Both teams were good. The hope that we could go on the road. Colorado will be on the road. You always have a lot of regrets as a coach. We’ve had a lot of close games in those big opponent games on the road. We have to play at a high level. Energy, toughness and execution. The hope that playing some good teams would helps us get ready for us.” On close games “The entire season. Starting with me, we didn’t do a good enough job in those. I expect this group to be in a lot of close games. We’re built for that. Hopefully, we’ll be successful in that. We’re really committed defensively. It’s a connected group. Starting with Charlie and Rad, the way they talk to each other. We have to make sure that we have that Towson toughness and physically impose our will. I’d like another 30 days of practice. It’s almost go time. We have another week of practice. We have to make some strides in a couple of areas.” On Jaiden Cole “He’s been practicing in and out. It likes he’s grown since he’s gotten here. He can really shoot the ball. There’s a window for him to get in the mix and help us out. Like anything you know, when you try and put him in with the rest of the team, it’s getting him back 100%. We’re behind schedule there. I feel for Jaiden because he’s a gym-rate. I’m disappointed that he’s behind schedule.” On Chase Paar “I’m proud of him. He’s lost about 27 pounds. He’s tried to lean out. He’s been practicing every day. We slowly got him back, He can certainly help us. He’s a high IQ guy and has been through a lot. He’s actually shown a lot of courage this year. He has a slight tear in his knee and has been gutting it out. The fact that he’s lost a lot of weight has helped him.”
  14. 4 points
    Great. He should be first in something
  15. 4 points
    There you go again, Advocating for the shut down of TU Football. Why don't you just shut your pie hole.
  16. 4 points
    Only Towson fans, many whom asked for Rob Ambrose to get the axe because he was mediocre, arrogant and mean, want to fire his successor and cut the program after four games and one horrible loss. Disappointed? Beyond. Frustrated? Of course. This program has been through so much shit over the past 50+ years that a bad loss or bad season is not going to destroy us.
  17. 4 points
    Actually, the ‘11-‘13 campaigns saw 5k in student attendance. Sure, they may have left at halftime, but it was a great atmosphere. Tailgating means everything to college football and the general student population. Winning is not as big a factor as you may believe. Nobody cares about Towson vs Norfolk or Bryant or Monmouth. The average student would have some interest in a game against ‘Nova, JMU, Richmond, W&M, ODU and Delaware. The current CAA not a sustainable model.
  18. 4 points
    I attended TU about the same years you did. I was also apart of that marketing team. We definitely had the tools that made it easy to market sports but we also put in work work. We contacted every football alum with letters and calls to assure they attended the Lehigh game. We were miles better than what we have now. We hit endless community events, had a social media plan, and put docs page to use. We had a presence on campus with posters, fliers, and player participation. Sports had a slight increase in attendance before the winning. We had great leaders too, Mike Hollis was an engine. It shows because he’s worked in the NBA with the nets and is now working in the NHL. As soon as he left I started to see marketing decisions that made zero sense. Waddell came and we went into overdrive, he didn’t play around but was great. He once sent an intern home for wearing Terp gear and I loved it. The Waddell & Hollis combo was unmatched.
  19. 4 points
    Oh yeah miss Debbie (I think that’s her name) was always a sweetheart. Like an IHOP/Waffle House waitress asking “how you babies doin?”
  20. 4 points
    Nice win. Clearly making progress each week with signs of improvement across most (not all) position groups. Will this most likely be a 3 or 4 win season? Yes. Is that unexpected or unacceptable for a first-year coach? Of course not. Still very bullish on Shinnick and his long-term plan. Go Tigers!
  21. 4 points
    Hey everyone, tonight at 8:30, I'll be hosting a Twitter Spaces with a reporter from Maryland. Feel free to join to hear about the matchup from Towson's and Maryland's perspectives.
  22. 4 points
    He handled some tough questions well but he did have his usual bravado. “I worked with wake forest and USFL guys in Birmingham, and guys are asking me what do you think of this? I could be a football analyst or broadcaster cause I’m really smart” I’m glad his smug ass is gone. Positivity Pete is a breath of fresh air
  23. 4 points
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    I smell an upset brewing today! You heard it here first!

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