After the Towson men's basketball team lost two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year Jerrelle Benimon, two other starters and last year's top four scorers, one might expect coach Pat Skerry to lower the bar on his current squad.
With three losses in the Colonial Athletic Association, even Tigers coach Rob Ambrose acknowledged that barring some unlikely scenarios, the team is probably out of contention for the league championship.
Towson wide receiver Spencer Wilkins had eight catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 31-20 victory last week. A similar performance would go a long way in helping the Tigers in Saturday's CAA opener against Maine.
When Towson welcomes Maine to Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both sides, the matchup will pit two of the three teams in last year¿s race for the conference title.
The former Towson Tiger is focused on the extended opportunity he will have as the featured running back for the upstart Cleveland Browns. That the opportunity comes against a Ravens team he's developed many ties to makes it more special.
After the pain of Towson cutting its men's soccer program in March 2013 had subsided, Kay Banjo was faced with a life-changing decision: He could go pro and try out for Major League Soccer or finish his undergraduate degree and then use his final year of eligibility elsewhere.
Towson faces a West Virginiateam that led No. 2 Alabama at halftime before fading to a 33-23 defeat Saturday. The Mountaineers have never lost to an FCS program in 14 meetings and are 3-0 in home openers under coach Dana Holgorsen.
The Tigers are hoping that Victor is a quick study because the 20-year-old sophomore is expected to succeed West, who set FCS records in rushing yards (2,509) and total touchdowns (42) and was drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns in May, as their featured tailback.
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