Trojans’ Schmalz joins close friend, MVP Ben Zobrist at World Series

By Andrew Preston

When it comes to attending the World Series, Trevecca baseball coach Ryan Schmalz has something most baseball fans don’t: experience and a friend.

Schmalz, now entering his fifth season with the Trojans, was on the field with his friend and former college baseball teammate, Ben Zobrist, celebrating after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.


Coach Schmalz (left) with World Series MVP- Ben Zobrist (right)

“I was allowed on the field for the celebration. It was really chaotic. There was an incredible amount of media,” said Schmalz. “Ben was pulled in a 1,000 different directions for interviews and such, I didn’t get to talk to him a whole lot. I had my chance to see him, say a few words, hug and pray with him, but that was it.”

Being on the field after the Cubs won the 2016 pennant was Schmalz’s third time to be at a world series to support his friend.

“In 2008 when the Rays played the Phillies I got a chance to go to a game when Ben (Zobrist) was in Tampa. Last year I went to New York to see the Royals play the Mets,” he said.

Watching his friend play in Game 7 of the World Series, which went into extra innings, was nerve racking for Schmalz.

“It was incredible. It was an electric environment. It was really hard to watch when you know somebody out there. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time,” he said.  [Read more…]

Grinch Party this Saturday

By Anali Frias

SGA is hosting a Christmas themed party for a second year in a row.

This year’s Christmas party will be themed around the Grinch, and will screen Dr. Suess’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”


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Greg Dawson Named Director of Security

By Brooklyn Dance

Trevecca security will be led by a familiar face starting in January.

Greg Dawson, who currently serves as captain of university security, was recently named director of security. He replaces Norm Robinson, who is retiring this month.

“[Steve] Harris called me up to his office, and we talked about a variety of different things as far as the department goes, how it’s running now, where we see things going as far as hiring,” Dawson said. “We talked a lot about my credentials, my background, the certifications I’ve acquired, my education—things like that.”

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Lady Trojans hang on against Fisk, 65-58

By Andrew Preston

The Lady Trojans (3-4) defeated the Fisk University Lady Bulldogs (1-9) 65-58 Thursday night in their return to Trojan Fieldhouse after a two game road trip.

Both teams started out shooting poorly from the field shooting a combined 8 for 27 in the first quarter.15281832_10206270573681702_1814602575_n

The Lady Trojans were led in the second period of action by senior, Sarah Raby. Raby scored 8 of her 10 first half points in the quarter- dominating her opponents in the paint.

The Lady Trojans went on an 8-0 run during the quarter, giving them their largest lead of the half at 10. The Lady Trojans outscored the Lady Bulldogs 22-11 in the quarter, good for a 32-23 halftime advantage.

Leaders at the half:

TNU- #22 Sarah Raby (10 points, 4 rebounds)

Fisk-  #00 LaShae Brown (15 points, 4 rebounds) [Read more…]

Junior Physics Major Wins Award at National Conference

By Sydney Wiseman

This summer, Jordan Van Nest traveled to St. Paul, Minn. Unlike others taking summer trips to soak up summer sun and travel to new places, Van Nest was not vacationing.

The junior physics major and J.O. McClurkan scholarship winner in 2014 was in St. Paul to present his research findings on high altitude cosmic ray detection at the 2016 Academic High Altitude Conference at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Van Nest was up against six others from different universities in the U.S. and won for his poster presentation and research.

“It was definitely a surprise to win the award. It was a humbling experience, especially since I had to present in front of the entire conference because of it,” said Van Nest.

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Annual Bollywood Movie Night Tonight

By Anali Frias

The third annual Bollywood Movie night is this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Boone.

Namaste is sponsoring the movie night, a part of International Education Week.  As Namaste club sponsors, Roy Phillip, associate professor, marketing, and wife Jooly Phillip associate professor, english, pick out the movie each year.


This year, they chose the film PK, a drama-induced film that sets challenges on the character’s religion and cultural beliefs.  Regarded as one of the best Hindu films of 2014, PK tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission.


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“House Cup” Tonight

By Brooklyn Dance

At 7 p.m. tonight in CLCS, around 100 students are expected to show up, dressed up as Harry Potter characters for a Harry Potter themed “House Cup.”  Inspired by the release of the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” the event hosted by 1901 will have trivia, a costume contest, a photo booth and lots of Butter Beer.


Logan Rogers, a senior communications major and 1901 employee, wanted to create a fun event for Harry Potter fans in the Trevecca community.


“We wanted to make sure it was available for all students, whether you are an athlete, a commuter or live on campus,” Rodgers said.  “It’s an event that can bring everyone together and express their nerdiness.”

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