Thursday, November 26

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Campus News, Sports

Athletic department to add junior varsity teams

By Kallie Sohm Trevecca officials want add 100 additional athletes to the student body within the next four years with the addition of junior varsity and club teams. “When you look at the size of Trevecca, we are about 100 to 150 athletes bellow what would be average for a school our size - that doesn’t have football,” said Dan Boone, university president. The new 100 athletes would join the nearly 200 athletes currently playing for Trevecca. Boone said athletics take a lot to maintain financially. They are looking for ways to bring more athletes to campus in a less costly way. He said that the way to do that right now is through junior varsity teams and club sports, like the new fishing team. (more…)
Campus News, Faculty, Sports

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.” Harris was informed last Friday, Elliott said. (more…)
Campus News, Sports

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. (more…)
Campus News, Sports

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 t...
Campus News, Sports

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 wa...
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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. “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.       “I’m super happy to get (1,000 points) at home,” Williams said. “I thought it was going to b...
Campus News, Faculty, Sports

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

By Blake Stewart 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.    (more…)
Michael Jones: From Sierra Leone to Trevecca
Features, Sports

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. 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. (more…)
Campus News, Events, Sports

Trojans to host G-MAC Championships for first time

By Andrew Preston History will be made Saturday as the Trevecca men and women’s cross country teams host the school’s first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Championships at Percy Warner Park. “The way the conference has it set up, hosting the G-MAC is in A-B-C order,” head coach Austin Selby explained. “We thought we were getting it last year, but are happy to be hosting this year.” The Trojans earn hosting rights this year due to Ohio Dominican University and Ohio Valley University not having their home courses ready for competition. (more…)