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.
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.”
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 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 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.