Towson has decided not to play in the 2021 FCS spring football season, the eighth team in the subdivision to do so.
“In today’s world, there are no easy decisions anymore, everything is a long, planned out decision,” said Towson head coach Rob Ambrose. “The first thing we did is we took a step back once we knew there was going to be a plan for this, and we asked the players, and we listened. It is amazing how aware, broad-minded, forward-thinking and how intelligent our student-athletes really are. We surveyed the guys, more than 75% of the team did not want to trade a full season next year for a six-game season this spring. After listening to the players, I could not come up with a good reason on why we should do this.”
“With football being a high-contact sport, the student-athletes and coaches agree that potentially sacrificing a normal fall season for a shortened spring year is not the safest course of action,” said Towson University director of athletics Tim Leonard. “We support our student-athletes and coaches in this decision, and we look forward to a return to the field for the 2021 season.”
After reaching the playoffs in 2018, the Tigers finished 7-5 last year with a 4-4 mark in the CAA standings, which had them tied for fifth place.
Towson received votes in the 2020 fall Stats Perform preseason poll, receiving the 30th most point totals.