Men’s basketball coach not returning next year after 25 seasons

By Andrew Preston

Trevecca men’s basketball coach Sam Harris won’t return next year.

According to a press release posted Monday night, Harris “will conclude his service as head coach” at the end of this year.

Athletic Director Mark Elliott won’t say if he was fired or if he resigned.

“The press release states he is concluding his service and we’re not saying anything more than that,” Elliott said. “His service has concluded as head coach.”

Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications

Harris was informed last Friday, Elliott said.

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Hunter Newman, former professional baseball player, back at TNU

By: Andrew Preston

It was a Wednesday evening former Trojan baseball player and current Trevecca student Hunter Newman will never forget.

Newman answered his ringing cell phone only to realize the St. Louis Cardinals were on the other end.

He was going to be drafted to play professional baseball.

“I wasn’t for sure if I’d be taken,” Newman recalled of his experience on draft day. “It was a waiting game. I knew it was a possibility, but it’d be on day three.”

Major League Baseball (MLB) holds its amateur player draft over a three-day period. Day one includes the televised first and second rounds, while day two covers rounds three through 10 and day three rounds 11-40.

Newman had been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round with the 671st pick of the 2015 draft.

“It was unbelievable,” Newman said. “It was so surreal. I worked my entire life for that moment and it finally happened.”

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Trevecca will honor MLK Day as official holiday next year

By: Maria Monteros

Effective next school year, Trevecca will observe Martin Luther King (MLK) Day as an official no-class holiday.

Held on the third Monday of January, MLK Day is a federal holiday dedicated to the birth and accomplishments of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

The president’s cabinet sealed their approval in late January upon discussing next school year’s academic calendar. The decision to approve the holiday came as a proposal that Nicolette Thayer, untraditional events coordinator on SGA, has been working on since October.

 “The timing was coincidental. We’ve been talking and discussing and I had already made the resolve to plead the cabinet,” said Stephen Pusey, university provost. “We just knew that we were working on the calendar for the next year and we had to have it done.”

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Mayor Megan Barry discusses her proposed transit plan earlier this month on campus

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By Blake Stewart

Some Trevecca students and administrators are supporting a $5.4 billion plan to bring mass transit to Nashville.

University President Dan Boone in September called public transit an issue for the university’s faculty and students in a letter to the editor to The Tennessean.

“The university’s commuter population has continued to grow along with our enrollment numbers. That means more and more of our students are driving to campus every day, navigating crowded streets and interstates to class, with somewhat limited mass transit options,” he wrote.  “Trevecca Nazarene University boasts its largest total enrollment in our 116-year history and is negatively impacted by transit issues.”

In the past five years, the number of commuting students at Trevecca has increased from 335 to 523

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Severe Weather Awareness Day

By: Morgan Woolum
The National Weather Service Nashville Branch, will be hosting their annual Severe Weather Awareness Day this Saturday at Trevecca Nazarene University.

 

“We always try to host the event during Severe Weather Awareness Week, which happens every February and it’s a joint week with the Emergency Management across the state,” said Brittney Whitehead, employee at the national weather service and coordinator of the event.

 

“The purpose of that week is to make people more aware of the different types of severe weather that impacts Tennessee and the southeast and try to educate people and prepare them to be able to make wise decisions whenever we have severe weather coming.”

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How to spend Valentine’s Day…College Style

By:  Sydney Wisman

A Trevecca couple was way ahead of the game when deciding what they were going to do for Valentine’s Day this year- and it won’t cost them a cent.

“Honestly, we will probably use a gift card that we got for Christmas,” said junior Anna Ezell, elementary education major. “It seems like the most reasonable thing to do since we are college students.”

In 2017, $18.2 billion was spent on Valentine’s Day. This special day even beats Halloween. $1.7 billion is spent on chocolate and candy and $2 billion on flowers alone.

When it’s broken down, the average person spends around $136. 57.

Let’s be honest. College students don’t have that kind of money laying around.

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Jacob Williams eclipses 1,000 points for career

By Andrew Preston

Trevecca senior, Jacob Williams didn’t quite know how close he was to making history entering Saturday’s home against Cedarville.

Williams shooting over Cedarville’s Evan Kraatz on Saturday February 3, 2018.

“I knew I was under 30 (points), but I didn’t know exactly how many I needed,” Williams said after the game.

In fact, Williams learned of his accomplishment when the public address announcer told the crowd of over 800 in Trojan Fieldhouse.

“When the guy announced it is when I found out,” Williams said. “It was still a close game at that point and so I was just focused on the game and executing.”

Although the Trojans lost 85-82 in overtime, the 6-foot-3 guard says he was still fortunate to enter the record books at home.

 

Jacob Williams

 

 

“I’m super happy to get (1,000 points) at home,” Williams said. “I thought it was going to be an away game when I got it.”

 

Williams finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds becoming just the 41st Trojan ever to score 1,000 points in a career at Trevecca.

 

 

 

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