Author: Saul Malek

Students prepare for Sport in London

For Trinity students in search of a change in culture, Jacob Tingle, professor of sports management, offers a study abroad course called Sport in London. In the spring semester, students are taken to London for a two-week study of sports outside of the U.S. These two weeks are jampacked with activities. “In addition to visits and guest lectures at a number of sport venues, [such as] Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C; Wimbledon; Wembley Stadium; Twickenham, the national rugby stadium; Lord’s, the national cricket grounds,” Tingle said. “We are touring Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, Hampton Court Palace, the Roman Baths...

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Predictions for a new year of Trinity sports

It was a busy year for Trinity athletics in 2017. The Tigers’ success was highlighted by amazing campaigns from the baseball and women’s basketball eams. In women’s basketball, the Tigers 2016–2017 campaign ultimately ended with a 69-59 loss to Whitman College in the third round of the playoffs, but posted a 28-2 regular season record averaging 75.3 points per game. The team, led by head coach Cameron Hill, opened the season with 14 consecutive wins before losing a close one at Texas Lutheran University 85-78 on Jan. 14. A 28-2 repeat finish appears a steep task for the Tigers in...

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Noon Ball a blast for students, professors

12 p.m., Fridays, in Webster Gym. When these students aren’t working, trying to catch up on sleep or missing meals, you can find them on the basketball court, facing off against professors in the weekly Noon Ball game. Tigers play casual pick-up games throughout the week, usually featuring teams of four or five, with the teams playing full court to 12. This informal setup usually happens throughout the week until Friday, when the Noon Ball players come out for their weekly pick-up game. A long-standing Trinity tradition, pits professors and students against one another. The rules have stayed constant...

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The art of the comeback

With six minutes and 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter, it seemed as though the Trinity Tigers were doomed at home. All the momentum belonged to Chapman University, as junior receiver Jason Isabel capped off an 80-yard drive with a 57-yard receiving touchdown, making the score 35-21 in Chapman’s favor. After about a quarter’s worth of no scoring, the Tigers began what would go down in Trinity history as one of the greatest comebacks ever, finishing with senior linebacker Mitchell Globe’s 63-yard fumble recovery touchdown in overtime on a remarkable strip sack from senior defensive lineman Jacob Blankenship....

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Dean Tuttle holds discussion on Colin Kaepernick, race relations, sports

Trinity students and faculty met in the Waxahachie Room on the evening of Oct. 17 for a discussion on the conversation of race within sports to talk about the controversy of athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The conversation came as a result of a discussion between David Tuttle, dean of students, and members of Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU), who met with Tuttle for a dinner at his home in late September. “When I had BSU over to the house and was talking about what kind of things they would like to see, they thought having more discussions...

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