The full season rewind and lookahead for Towson is coming tomorrow, but it should be noted the Tigers will be playing a heavily tweaked early-season schedule.
Tony Seaman, whose three-year extension was finalized this week, said Mount St. Mary's and Saint Joseph's will be added to the Towson's schedule, with both Bucknell and Virginia getting swapped out.
Saint Joseph's is joining the CAA as an associate member in men's lacrosse next season.
"Our league makes the schedule and uses up six Saturdays," Seaman said. "That greatly affected my preleague schedule. It's tough to move those games around. That's two pretty good teams off our schedule. We were able to keep Stony Brook, and that opened up March 5, but neither Bucknell nor Virginia had that open."
Toss in the annual date with Johns Hopkins moving to mid-February --- the season-opener for both teams --- and Towson's tentative schedule looks a whole lot different.
In fact, it's probably more sensible just to do this in chart form rather than attempt to write it out:
||Mount St. Mary's
Perhaps the niftiest part of this whole thing is the Tigers will play five in-state opponents before the NCAA men's basketball tournament even gets underway. Toss in a date with UMBC in early April, and Towson will have faced the other six Division I programs in Maryland.
Only one other school has done that: Johns Hopkins, which went 23-1 against the rest of the state's programs from 2006 to 2009.