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Towson's record streak of futility is history

Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:04 pm
 
By Jeff Goodman

THE STREAK is over.

Towson's 41-game losing skid, the longest losing streak in Division 1 history, came to an end on Saturday afternoon when Pat Skerry's team knocked off UNC Wilmington, 66-61.

It was the program's first win since Dec. 10, 2010.

Skerry took over a program in the offseason that dropped its final 19 games under Pat Kennedy a year ago and took a team with just one returnee and began this season 0-22.

That's 41 straight, but Skerry was undeterred and told CBSSports.com on Friday night that he had a feeling about Saturday's contest against Buzz Peterson's club.

Skerry had to sweat it out, though. UNC Wilmington had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds left, but missed a pair of free throws. Then the team's one returning letterwinner, Erique Gumbs, put the team up 64-61 on a dunk with 9.3 seconds left. UNCW's 3-point attempt with a few seconds left was blocked.
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Since: Dec 15, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:29 am
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

Hey thatsagoodone...the who ever part first;Towson University is the TIGERS. The whatever part second; it's the second largest public university in Maryland, and lastly, the where ever; the school is located north of Baltimore.  

Famous Alum...

 
  • , NFL player drafted by the  (#125th pick) in 2007 draft.
  • , professional basketball player once known as the "Jewish Jordan"
  • , professional lacrosse player, .
  • ,  player
  • , University of New Mexico Head Football Coach, 2009
  • ,  player
  • ,  General Manager. A frequent donor to the university, Towson's baseball park bears his name.
  • , former NFL player on the 
  • Brian Mather, Vice President of the , 2011
  • , NFL player, , transferred from Towson to finish college career at 
  • , NBA player, San Antonio Spurs
  • ,  player, 
  • , Assistant Head Coach for the New Orleans Saints
AND...Stacy Keibler...the hottie bangin' Clooney. So there, now you know all about "who ever what ever where ever that is." 



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:32 am
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

read the story. They already changed coaches. Coaches don't lose games if they have good players.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:55 am
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

probablyhad the samecoach for all lthose losses. the school and alumni are embarassed by all the negative publicity. depends if that little school has a bunch of richalumni that will buy outhis contract and hire another coach. doubt if he will be here next year.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:10 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

depends on your point of view.  I know alot of people that believe they are perfect.... so



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

It's official!  The Jets now have a longer losing streak than Towson State!



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:11 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

Good for Towson who ever what ever where ever that is.  That's gotta mess up the CBS RPI thingy just a bit or more---  beating a team from the state of N Carolina. 
 



Since: Mar 8, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:50 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

As a Towson alum I will miss seeing them in the headlines.



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

Jaglover

Nobody is perfectly imperfect either!!!!



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

My only comment is that no one is perfect.



Since: Jan 28, 2012
Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Towson's record streak of futility is history

....."at last"....also rest in peace Etta James..



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