Men’s golf seeking sixth consecutive G-MAC Championship

By Andrew Preston

The Trevecca men’s golf team enters next week’s G-MAC championship aiming to defend their five-year run as the conference’s best team.

“Obviously it’s a goal of ours to try and continue the streak and get six and it’s something as team we’ve talked about all season long, but we have to play our game to win,” director of golf, David Head said.

Freshman Blain Turner enters the G-MAC Championship next week as a favorite to win the individual title.

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Women’s Golf begins G-MAC tournament play in Ohio

By: Maddux Reid

The young Trevecca women’s golf team has high hopes of defending their five-year title in the tournament this week.

“We have big shoes to fill, and we are well aware of that. This group is ready to make their own mark and put their own stamp on Trevecca golf and try to go out and get another championship,” said David Head, head golf coach.

The Trevecca women’s golf team is ranked second going into the conference tournament, where they have won the championship five years in a row. So far this season the team has seen new competition with the addition of new school in the conference such as Findlay, who is nationally ranked in golf and gives the Trojans their biggest competition for the tournament. The team is going back to the same golf course as in years past for the tournament, allowing them to have some familiarities with the course.

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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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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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Harris to sit out of Homecoming game after self-reporting NCAA violation

By Andrew Preston

Men’s basketball coach, Sam Harris will sit out Saturday’s Homecoming exhibition game against Mount Vernon Nazarene after the university self-reported an NCAA violation on Wednesday.

Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications

“It was an administrative mistake, but we have to take all violations seriously,” Athletic Director, Mark Elliott said. “We self-reported and self-sanctioned. We took care of the issue in the right way.”

Elliott said the violation was classified by the NCAA as “secondary in nature.”

“It still is against the rules, but the violation was primarily administrative in nature,” he said.

Harris is the longest tenured coach in the athletics department, entering his 25th season with the Trojans.

After learning of the possible violation, Trevecca administrators investigated the matter. Once the violation was confirmed, administrators self-reported to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and the NCAA.

Trevecca then submitted its suggested sanctions to both the conference and national compliance offices.

NCAA and Great Midwest officials confirmed the sanctions were appropriate and stipulated “no further action was needed,” according to a press release on tnutrojans.com

“He will serve his one game suspension,” Elliott explained. “He’s our coach going forward.”

Trevecca men’s basketball host hurricane relief exhibition game with Belmont

By Blake Stewart

Photo by Trevecca Athletic Communications

The Trevecca men’s basketball team tonight will host the Belmont Bruins in the Trojan Field House for the first time in 21 years. 
 
The two teams will play tonight as a way to raise money for hurricane relief. 
 
Over the last few months, disaster has hit regions across the U.S. and its territories leaving thousands without food and shelter.
 
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) proposed an idea to support  affected areas. 
 

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Michael Jones: From Sierra Leone to Trevecca

By Andrew Preston

Barefoot in the streets. Dust flying in his face.

That’s how Michael Jones, a freshman on Trevecca’s men’s soccer team, was used to playing the sport he loves.

Michael Jones. Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics.

Jones, originally from the Republic of Sierra Leone, grew up playing the world’s most famous sport without any formal rules.

But that didn’t stop him from playing with just his bare feet, literally, and a ball. That is, when he had time.

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