Athletics

Location
Towson, MD
Undergrads
15,852
Tuition (in-state)
$19,754 ($8,132)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Junior

Athletics: I haven't yet attended a game.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People aren't too active in the athletics. Students tend to use football games as an excuse to get drunk, but that's about it. If our athletics was better and won games I think it would be more popular.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Football games are the best! Marching Band rocks!!!

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Brand new arena has been built. It's awesome.

4 College Senior

Athletics: From my experience the school has alot of faithful fans in its students body and most of the games are full.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 300th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1043rd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louise Salbego
Hometown
Baltimore, MD
Major
English Literature
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It is always enjoyable to be on a sports team at Towson, whether it is a varsity sports team, club, or intramural. Being involved on a team is a good way to meet people, and there is a great camaraderie among the students on all sports teams. Many students especially love playing intramurals because the teams are less competitive. Guys tend to adore the dance team, and girls enjoy going to lacrosse games to watch the guys. Some sporting events draw larger crowds than others, but, for the most part, people do attend the games, especially during Homecoming.

Although sports at Towson can be a great experience, the school strongly lacks school spirit. Homecoming is fun, and many students come to tailgate and then watch the game together. As for all the other games, many call for additional students to attend and for more student involvement. Since there is a lack of school spirit, many excellent teams are not recognized enough, either.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conferences
Football: Colonial Athletic Association
Basketball: Colonial Athletic Association
School Colors
Black and gold
School Nickname
Tigers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
262 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
243 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 67
Basketball: 24
Baseball: 25
Cross Country/Track: 24
Other Sports: 209
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 81%
Basketball: 22%
Baseball: 83%
Cross Country/Track: 100%
Other Sports: 74%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Paintball
  • Pom squad
  • Rock climbing
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Stunt club
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Flag football
  • Foosball
  • Innertube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Three-point shootout
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Burdick Gym
  • Burdick Hall Memorial Pool
  • John B. Schuerholz Park
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium Field House
  • Towson Center Arena
  • Towson Center Soccer Complex
  • Towson Center Softball Complex
  • Towson Center Tennis Complex
Most Popular Sports
Lacrosse, football, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's softball, swimming, dance
School Spirit
It is clear that Towson lacks school spirit. Events such as Spirit Day, Greek Week, and Homecoming are held, but more can still be done to promote spirit. Like many other schools, Towson is most spirited around Homecoming, but many students still end up partying in the parking lot and missing the game. With good teams and great relationships among teammates, school spirit should be strengthened.
Getting Tickets
Tickets can be purchased for some events online at www.towsontigers.com. For the events that cannot be purchased online, they can be purchased by calling (410) 704-2244, or in person at the ticket office on the first floor of the University Union.
Best Place to Take a Walk
There are not really any walking trails on or around Towson's campus, but Hamden, Inner Harbor, and Federal Hill are great areas to walk around, people watch, and window shop. If you're looking to get in touch with nature, the NCR Trail is only a few miles from campus, as is the Loch Raven Reservoir, both of which offer great hiking, walking, and biking trails.
Did You Know?
The Towson University Dance Team members were named national champions by the National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Association eight times in the past few years.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 102 responses

  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 41% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 50% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 6% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 102 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 40% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 38% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 21% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 102 responses

  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 32% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 59% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 8% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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