Baltimore tourism leaders will have to find another way to draw visitors over Labor Day weekend after the Grand Prix of Baltimore was canceled. They are focused on more sporting events and filling up the dead time of winter.
A Penn State spokesman confirmed that CAA athletic directors have voted to bar Penn State from participating in the league championship for the 2014 season, their last as a conference member before joining the Big Ten in men¿s lacrosse for the 2015 season.
Questions about the strength of Towson's defensive front depleted by the graduation of three starters may have abounded in the preseason, but those queries appeared to be answered emphatically in the team's 33-18 defeat of Connecticut last Thursday night.
For the fourth time in the past five years Towson, a Football Championship Subdivision team, opened the season with an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision, but this year the result was a bit different.
Marcus Coker wears several wristbands on both arms. One of them reads "Get Better Not Bitter." That has been a rallying cry for Coker, who grew up in Beltsville near the Laurel line and is a product of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club youth football program.
Allen Costley, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard/forward from Milford Mill, committed to the Tigers on Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro player picked Towson over offers from Central Connecticut State, Florida Atlantic, Morgan State and Radford, among others.
Towson's men's basketball team — which was barred from the last postseason — will be permitted to play in the 2014 postseason but will be docked practice time because the program hasn't yet reached academic goals, the NCAA said Tuesday.
I love the effort ESPN is making this weekend to give college baseball fanatics like me a chance to see every regional game in some shape or form. But I have to be honest, the telecast Saturday of Towson University's 8-5 loss to #1 seed North Carolina was weak.
The baseball players of Towson University can't quite believe the story of their last seven months. Their program was left for dead until the governor stepped in to save it. Granted this reprieve, the Tigers won their conference tournament and earned their first NCAA tournament berth since 1991.
Towson's improbable baseball season will continue in the North Carolina regional of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers (29-28) will face Florida Atlantic (39-20), winner of the Sun Belt Conference championship, on Friday at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill.