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  1. Towson is the second largest public institution of higher education in Maryland. The Towson Tiger mascot debuts in the fall. 1976 Under the leadership of President James L. Fisher, in 1976 the college changes its name to Towson State University, further signaling the development and expansion of the institution. 1982

  2. Sep 24, 2020 · Towson University acquired its nickname, Tigers, more as a result of persistence than any significant incident, event, occurrence or reference to an indigenous mammal. And like many other American college monikers, Towson’s was the brainchild of its students, particularly, the players on the soccer and baseball teams of the early 1960’s.

  3. Sep 24, 2020 · After 40 nameless years Towson’s mascot was finally given an official identity it could call its own when “Doc” was selected from a name-that-mascot contest that drew over 1,000 submissions. A few earlier, random suggestions such as Mr. Tiger in the 1964 Tower Echoes yearbook and Sergeant Stripes in the 1980’s failed to catch on.

  4. Main article: Doc (mascot) Before the 1960s, the name of the sports teams at Towson were known as the "Towson College Knights". Towson student John Schuerholz pushed for a new mascot, and the tiger was officially adopted in 1962. Schuerholz later became general manager and then president of the Atlanta Braves.

  5. For the first 69 years of it's history, Towson sported various mascots, including the teachers, knights, profs, and the Gold & White. In 1960, students launch a two-year campaign to reconize the Tiger as the official school mascot by writing letters into the Tower Light student newspaper.

  6. A new digital adaptation of Doc, the lovable Tigers mascot, is now available for the TU community to utilize on social media. It really is simple. Here's the quick guide on how to get Doc into your Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook post: Download the free AppAR8 from the iTunes or GooglePlay store. Turn up the volume!

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