TOWSON, Md. - One of the hottest days of the summer greeted Coach Rob Ambrose and the Tiger football team when they opened their pre-season camp on Monday afternoon, August 9. The on-field temperature was 94 degrees and the humidity was close to 60 per cent when the Tigers started the first of their 20 practice sessions that are scheduled over the next three weeks.
Starting his first season as the Tigers' coach, Ambrose greeted a very young team which has only eight seniors on the roster. Despite the high heat and humidity, the Tigers staged a very spirited practice session as the new coach urged his players to maintain their intensity.
The Tigers' first practice of the pre-season also featured the debut of Towson's new black helmets. During the first 40 seasons of Tiger football, the team wore white helmets for 35 seasons and gold helmets for the last five years.
Coach Ambrose sees the Tigers' pre-season as an extension of the Tigers' Spring Practice. Ambrose says, "This season isn't really about wins and losses. It's about building a solid foundation for this football program. This season is the first step. Our future is very bright because we are instilling an attitude of hard work and playing together as a team. There is a new attitude surrounding this program."
The Tigers will continue their pre-season practices with afternoon sessions for the rest of the week.
All Tiger football practices are closed. Watch this web site for news about pre-season scrimmages that the public is invited to attend.