Dalton Jones


Taylor football benefits from playing Division I opponents

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. 

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.

Trojan baseball on a tear in conference

Taylor baseball has been red hot as of late, winning 13 of 15 games between March 15 and April 10. They have swept Bethel University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University and only lost two games to Huntington University

Men’s basketball regular season ends, conference tournament next

While the men’s basketball team has not had great success this year, there have been a few bright spots. Senior forward Jason Hubbard has been one of those bright spots.  Hubbard is now the all-time leading scorer at Taylor with 2,395 points in his career currently, and he has been on a tear this season,averaging a career high 23.1 points and a respectable 8.6 rebounds per game.

Volleyball wins conference tournament

Taylor’s volleyball team was the Crossroads League regular season champ, and by beating Marian University in the championship match, they are now Crossroads League Tournament champions. This is the first time since 2010 that the Trojans are Crossroads League Tournament Champions.

Football recruitment: examining ins and outs of the process

Football season is coming to a close and Taylor greatly improved from last year.  Last season, the Trojans only won two games. Heading into the final 2 games this season, they have a record of 5-4. Recruiting has played a large role in Taylor’s success. But how does Taylor get recruits to commit?

Women's basketball set to return to Odle

Basketball season is fast approaching here at Taylor University.  The women’s team finished last season with a record of 15-13 (8-6 in Crossroads League). Last season was a bit of a heart-breaker for coach Jody Martinez.