By Andrew Preston
For the first time in school history, the Trevecca’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in nationally televised games.
On Saturday, Feb. 6, the two Trevecca teams will be the first to play in the new “G-Mac Game of the Week,” which will be broadcast live from Trojan Fieldhouse.
In 2012, Trevecca joined a new conference as part of its admission as an NCAA Div. II acceptance. The G-Mac is an eight school athletic conference that spans 530 miles from Nashville, TN to Cleveland, OH.
Dubbed the “American Sports Network’s Division II Basketball Showcase,” the games will begin with the women at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3 p.m. in Trojan Fieldhouse. The games will broadcast live on ncaa.com and may be potentially picked up by the local TV affiliate Sinclair.
“The G-Mac conference said that they were looking for compatible schools to fit this opportunity. They wanted a hotly contested match-up and that game has become Trevecca vs Cedarville,” said Mark Elliott, Trevecca athletic director.
The Trojans (9-11, 5-1) face a tough challenge in Cedarville (8-11, 1-4) as the Yellow Jackets have beaten the Trojans five of the last seven games. Trevecca’s last home win against Cedarville came in January of 2013.
The Lady Trojans (5-11, 4-3) have faced similar dismal against the Lady Yellow Jackets (16-5, 7-0) as the Lady Trojans have been victorious only once in the last five contests. February of 2015 was the last win against Cedarville.
“We want to make it a big, big deal as much as we possibly can and would love for as many people as possible to come out and support our teams,” said Elliott.
Both Trojan teams are able to settle down and enjoy the friendly confines of a home court atmosphere for the coming weeks.
“We’ve beat them (Cedarville) on the road this year already, and we’re coming home for several games in a row. I’m excited to be able to play this game for the G-MAC,” said head men’s basketball coach Sam Harris.
Following the big games on Feb. 6th, both Trojans teams do not return to home action until Feb. 18th after a pair of games on the road.
If You Go:
When: Feb. 6th 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Trojan Fieldhouse, ncaa.com
Who: Trevecca vs Cedarville