Trevecca: a community founded on serving others

By: Blake Stewart

From abandoned churches to caves, Trevecca’s campus has historically been a community of healing.

Since it’s finding in 1898, Trevecca has moved locations, but kept the same mission.

“Our faith calls us to be engaged in the transformation of those around us and to get in the trenches to find what the need is,” said Dan Boone, university president. “It’s an extension of God to be able to help our neighbors.”

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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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“The Secret Garden”

The annual fall theater production will explore love, loss, grief, and growth.
“The Secret Garden” opened last weekend and runs through homecoming weekend.
“This fall, we wanted to do something a little different than Disney, something more thoughtful, sobering and nourishing, and the time has seemed perfect to place this beautiful story on its feet at Trevecca.” says Jeff Frame, professor of communication studies.

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First generation college students make up 40 percent of freshman class

By: Andrew Preston

When Abby-Lynn Jordan got her acceptance letter to Trevecca her parents pinned it to the family refrigerator with a poster that said, “She finally did it!”

Jordan, an early childhood education major, is one of around 160 freshmen at Trevecca this fall who are the first people in their families to potentially graduate from college.

Though her parents didn’t go to college, there was never a question about whether she would.

“It wasn’t my choice,” Jordan said. “My parents said, ‘Since we didn’t go, we want you to go. We want you to have the opportunity that we didn’t have.’”

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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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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.”

Senior, Brandon Laws. Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics.

The Trojans earn hosting rights this year due to Ohio Dominican University and Ohio Valley University not having their home courses ready for competition.

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