Trevecca athletic department donates to Hurricane Harvey victims

By Andrew Preston


Trevecca head baseball coach Ryan Schmalz has collected donations of clothing items and shoes for the University of Houston men’s basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson in an effort to aid the victims of recent Hurricane Harvey.

Schmalz, who is in his sixth season as Trojans head coach, said he initially heard of the request from Sampson via Twitter.

“I wanted to organize a donation from our coaches,” Schmalz said. “Every (coach) might have some teen camp t-shirts or things like that from the summer we could box up and ship down there.”

Photo courtesy of the Trevecca athletic department.

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and southern Texas for the past week. [Read more…]


Annual Hall of Fame induction, TROJY Awards Show set for Wednesday

By Andrew Preston

For the second consecutive year, the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during the spring semester with the 2nd annual TROJY Awards Show immediately following.

The athletic department sponsored event has modeled their end-of-the-year award ceremony for Trojan athletes after the popular ESPY Award (Excellence in Sports Yearly) show produced by major broadcast television network, ABC.

“Our goal is to overlap the old, with the new,” said Athletic Director, Mark Elliott. “Last year was our first time hosting the TROJYs and also the first time hosting the Hall of Fame induction in the spring.” [Read more…]

Trojans golf team to host first ever NCAA regional tournament

By Andrew Preston

For the first time in school history, the Trevecca men’s golf team will host a NCAA Midwest Regional tournament.

The tournament, dubbed the “Nashville Music City Regional,” will include more than 100 golfers from 24 different teams with the event tentatively scheduled to take place April 3 and 4 at the Generals Retreat Course at the Hermitage Golf Course.

“This is one of five NCAA Regional tournaments throughout the year,” said director of golf, David Head. “This is a big deal not only for Trevecca, but for Nashville. We’re excited for it.”

The men’s golf team competes annually in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), but also, on a larger scale, in the Midwest Region.

“We are the southernmost school (by about 125 miles) in our region, Kentucky Wesleyan is the next closet so the teams up north love to come down and play here,” said Head. [Read more…]

Basketball team manager has a passion for statistics

By Andrew Preston

Damani Smith, a sophomore sports management major, has a rather unique talent when it comes to watching sports: statistics.


Smith lightening the mood on the Trojans bench.

Smith can memorize statistics for any sport he watches, but particularly for his favorite sport—basketball.

“After I watch a game, I just know from watching what a person had [in the game],” said Smith. “It’s just a natural talent I have.”

Sometimes Smith won’t even have to watch a game. Simply looking at the stats once will do. [Read more…]

Trojans fall in exhibition game at Belmont

By Brittni Carmack

The Trojans 8-19 (3-8) lost an exhibition game to Div. I opponent, Belmont, 96-45 at the Curb Event Center on Tuesday.

The loss won’t hurt the Trojans, who have recently secured their spot  in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) post-season tournament set to begin later next week.

Photo provided by TNU Trojans

Photo provided by TNU Trojans

The exhibition contest originally was scheduled as a November game, but was moved back because Belmont elected to play the University of Florida on ESPN instead. [Read more…]

Laws sets G-MAC record at Armory Invitational

By Andrew Preston

For the second consecutive year five Trojan Indoor Track and Field athletes competed at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City.

“The Armory is one of the most revered places to get to run in for indoor track in the United States. It’s a very storied place. This is a big deal meet, dominated by Division-I schools. A portion of the meet was actually broadcasted on NBC,” said head coach, Austin Selby.

Junior, long distance runner, Brandon Laws highlighted the weekend for the Trojans as he set a new school and Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) record in the 3000 Meter Run with a time of 8:27.03.

“It felt great to get that record today. It means I am improving. It means my training is going well. It means I am developing as a college athlete,” said Laws.


Laws running in the Vanderbilt Opener in December. Photo provided by TNU Trojans.

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Trojans baseball voted pre-season favorites to win the G-MAC

By Andrew Preston

The Trojans baseball team will begin the 2016-17 season the pre-season favorites to win the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) for the third consecutive year.

According to a recent G-MAC coaches poll, the Trojans received 41 totals points, with four first place votes, and are early favorites to once again win the G-MAC post-season title, something they have accomplished three of the past four seasons.

Last season the Trevecca basebal1z5a6266l team lost 9-6 to Alderson Broaddus in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship game.

After trailing for most of the game, the Trojans scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 6-5 lead. Alderson Broaddus tied the game in the eighth inning and went on to score three more runs in the top of the ninth to secure the school’s first ticket to the NCAA national tournament, something the Trojans are looking to accomplish this season.  [Read more…]