SPORTS


Braxton Ream (25) finds a hole through the Butler defense.

Braxton Ream (25) finds a hole through the Butler defense.

9/26/2023, 12:00am

Taylor football benefits from playing Division I opponents

Trojans played Butler, Dayton

Big name schools scheduling smaller and lesser known schools for the start of the football season is something we are all accustomed to. Schools like Michigan, Texas and Alabama will start off their season against schools like Eastern Carolina, Rice and Middle Tennessee State. 


9/26/2023, 12:00am

The Mad Dogs of Taylor rule cross-country

In sports, there are two achievements that are the most difficult. The first is winning a national championship. It takes a combination of consistency, fortitude and skill to prove your team the victor against all others over the course of a season. For Taylor, it took 39 years of women’s cross-country and 10 straight years of Crossroads League crowns, but on November 18, 2022, they finally succeeded.


9/19/2023, 12:00am

PSA from CJH: A quick note from a concerned sports enthusiast

It’s everywhere. In every sport. On every channel. Every time a game goes to a commercial, it’s there. I can’t escape it. I’m not talking about the abundance of Toyota advertisements or the insistence of Kay Jewelers that it’s not just ring season in the NFL. I’m referencing the influx of sportsbooks that have permeated the sports world.


9/19/2023, 12:00am

Trojan football victorious in instant classic

Taylor University won an instant classic in their season opener at home against the St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees 37-34 on Aug. 26. A last-second, 24-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Damon Hockett put the Trojans up by three with only nine seconds left, but it was enough time for St. Ambrose to attempt a field goal to send the game to overtime. The Trojan faithful erupted when the kick came up short, clinching the win for Taylor University.


8/29/2023, 7:50pm

Trojan soccer returns with high expectations

What do Australia and New Zealand, Miami and Upland, Indiana have in common? Simply put, all three locations are 2023’s hotbed locations for soccer. Spain outlasted England to take home their first Women’s World Cup on Aug. 20 in Sydney, Australia and Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi is continuing his near-perfect career with a Leagues Cup victory, scoring goals at will for Inter Miami CF. But for Taylor University, the highlight of the soccer world is the return of Trojan soccer kicking back into high gear this August.


5/17/2023, 12:00am

Johnson closes out golf career

For Javan Johnson, the dream to play collegiate golf was born in the sixth grade when he first took up the game. Fast-forward to 2023, Johnson is a redshirt senior and one of the most impactful players in Taylor men’s golf history. 


5/10/2023, 12:00am

Emma West leads Trojans softball with experience and efficiency

The Taylor softball team has been fighting for a chance at reaching the NAIA National Championship for a second consecutive season, but in a conference with three ranked teams, wins don’t come easy for the Trojans. However, Taylor’s roster is a mixture of experienced veterans complimented by rising freshmen who are all prepared to finish the season strong and close the year with a Nationals run. 


5/2/2023, 12:00am

Brown brings energy to softball team

 Jessica Brown carries the weight of wisdom into her first season as the head coach of Taylor softball as a past player and sports administrator. A 2014 Mississippi State University graduate, Brown excelled as a student-athlete and progressed in the coaching ranks until a door opened for her to lead the Trojans. 


5/1/2023, 12:00am

Liam Hesting: three records, two sports

Every year, sports enthusiasts hear podcasters, announcers and analysts heap praise upon players, using phrases like, ‘he’s got that it factor,’ ‘there’s something special about him’ or the all-new common colloquialism, ‘he’s just built different.’ 


5/1/2023, 12:00am

Lacrosse archives first conference win over Lourdes University

 The Taylor men’s Lacrosse team found a way to win away from home, beating Michigan-Dearborn University 11-5. Junior Caleb Williams headlined an amazing performance, putting in four goals, followed by senior Alex Blum with three.  Before leaving, the team took to their home field April 15, and added a third win to their overall record — beating conference opponent Lourdes University, by a score of 12-7.