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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Friday, April 12, 2024
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Freshmen share stories of committing to Taylor

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​​Amidst the beginning of the 2024 season, the Taylor men’s lacrosse team is changing their play. From a young team that started just six years ago to making a push in the WHAC (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference), the Trojans are headlined with a strong senior class and a deep freshman class.



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Men’s track and field sets the tone through the winter

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Taylor’s men’s track and field team has excelled in recent years with a prowess that soars over the competition. This year, two seniors, Isaac Brown and Jake Thompson, look to showcase their leadership as they head into the Crossroads League Conference Championship meet.




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TU basketball seeking to gain momentum in February

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Christmas break is a season of relaxation, family, friends, feasts and refreshment — unless you play college basketball. Over the 30-day window that was Christmas break and J-Term, the Taylor Trojans basketball team played a total of 10 games as they entered the heart of their season.


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Catch-up with TU women’s basketball

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The Taylor women’s basketball team was victorious over the Lancers of Grace (IN), with a score of 57-52 on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Senior guard Hope Custer said the win against Grace was produced by grit and quick adjustments they have learned over the season.



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Women’s soccer: Seniors reflect on final moments

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The Taylor women’s soccer team wrapped up their season with a loss against Bethel (IN) in the Crossroads League Tournament quarterfinals. The hard-fought battle went into double overtime after a 1-1 tie and ended in a 5-3 shootout.


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Charissa Thompson’s comments hurt female sportscasters

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Women in sports media have a tall hill to climb. They work in an industry dominated by men. Their physical appearance on camera is scrutinized. And if they cover football, then they might face a question like this: “You’ve never played the sport, so how would you know?”



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Trojan tipoff: Men's basketball ride out early season

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You have heard it before: In 49 states, it is just basketball … but this is Indiana. The 2023-2024 men’s basketball season has tipped off. With neutral site tournaments wrapping up, the Trojans are 4-4 and 0-1 in conference play.



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Terry's Takes: 2023's Rivalry Week was one of the best ever

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We always experience the intensity of rivalry week in college football, but the games during 2023’s edition carved a spot among the all-time greats. Running backs across the country scored multiple touchdowns, multiple games went down to the wire and players celebrated with backflips. Let’s recap week 13.


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Taylor XC teams excel at CL Championships

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The Taylor cross-country teams dominated once again at the Crossroads League Championships on Nov. 3. Still ranked No. 4 in the NAIA, the women’s team won their 11th straight Crossroads League championship, scoring a dominant 33 points. The men’s team finished in an outstanding second place in the league meet with 71 points. 


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Terry’s Takes: CFB Playoff and Championship predictions

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After waiting 11 weeks, we have officially arrived at the most exciting time of the college football year. According to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor, there are 10 teams still alive, and that includes No. 11 Oregon State holding onto a 1% chance. What teams will make it, and what will transpire in the CFP? Let me lay it out.


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PSA from CJH: Is there a shot for a non-quarterback MVP anymore?

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Okay, hear me out. It’s 2023. Everyone knows that the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award is now a “best quarterback” trophy; meanwhile, Offensive Player of the Year seems to be a “best player that isn’t a quarterback (but sometimes is still a quarterback)” award. But that all could change this year, thanks to the Miami Dolphins’ number one wide receiver Tyreek Hill and the San Francisco 49ers’ starting running back Christian McCaffrey. 


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Words from Wis: Is low World Series viewership a problem?

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For a sport like baseball, a sport driven by statistics and analytics, one alarming stat many commentators and fans alike have pointed to is the record-low viewership of the World Series. Is that really something the MLB should be alarmed about, or are analysts overreacting?