MORNING ROAR: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Courtesy: Zach Maskavich, TowsonTigers.com  
Release: 11/07/2012

Good morning Tiger Nation and welcome to the Morning Roar.

Let’s Unleash the Roar

@Towson_MBB head coach Pat Skerry may have a professional radio career after this season is over. It was announced yesterday that The Pat Skerry Coaches Show is going to return to WBAL-AM 1090 this season, hosted by Brett Hollander. Also Skerry will join Drew Forrester every Thursday morning at 7:45 to talk about the Tigers, and lastly every Thursday night coach will be on “Tiger Talk” on the Towson Sports Network. Needless to say, I will have to watch my back because Coach Skerry may have a radio career if he so chooses.

The numbers are back for the Pigskin Pass. Towson University student-athletes and University of Delaware student-athletes combined to raise over $21,000 for Special Olympics.

Kaitlin Burke of @Towson_SWIMDIVE was named Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week after her dominating performance at the POD meet at Old Dominion over the weekend.

Burke’s teammate Alex Cohen is collecting CAA Men’s Diver of the Week awards. Cohen was named Men’s Diver of the Week for the third time already this young season. Cohen, Burke and the rest of @Towson_SWIMDIVE return to the pool on Saturday when they host George Washington.

Countdown to Rhode Island

Three days until senior day at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Don’t forget to get your student vouchers as this will not only be the last regular season home game for seniors on the field but also the last for senior fans as well. @Towson_FB has just released the schedule for Gameday.

There is no question that Rhode Island has struggled this season. The Rams enter the game this week ranking last in almost every CAA category, and they are still searching for their first win.

The Rams offense is averaging just 9.9 points per game and just 249.3 total yards per game. URI's pass offense is last in the CAA, averaging just 167.8 pass yards per game. Their rushing attack isn’t much better, averaging 81.6 yards per game.

The Tigers enter the game with one of the best defenses in the CAA and if they come out swinging, they have a chance to take Rhode Island out of the game early. But this also could have trap game written all over it. The Rams have nothing to lose in this game, while the Tigers have everything to lose. Tiger Head Coach Rob Ambrose has to keep his guys focused on the task at hand and not get caught looking ahead to New Hampshire in two weeks.

But if I know Coach Ambrose, he'll have the Tigers take everything one play at a time, or as he says “six seconds at a time.”

Thanks for reading another edition of the Morning Roar and be sure to check back at the same time tomorrow for a look at the Rams defense. Also, follow me on twitter @ZachMaskavich.


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