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Senior Bailey Zehr looks for a pass in a matchup last season.

Women’s soccer shows mettle

Trojans draw even with IUPUI, defeat LourdesAlec Tebben | Echo Taylor women’s soccer put on impressive performances in two of their recent games. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, they tied Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI was the second NCAA Division I team Taylor women’s soccer had played in […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer
Junior Austin Jones points at the camera during warmups at IWU

Win over Wildcats, beaten by Bulldogs

Football starts out season 1-1Clay Sidenbender | Echo   Living up to the hype, the first Grant Country rivalry game between Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and Taylor University on Sept. 1 ended with a Trojan win, 43-31. Despite the threat of a 14-point deficit at the end of the first […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Football, Sports
Senior midfielder Jeremiah Rider protects the ball during a matchup last season.

Different team shoots for same goal

Despite graduates, Ross sees high potential for men’s soccerBy Clay Sidenbender | Echo All eyes will be on the men’s soccer team this season as they take the field as a much younger and almost unrecognizable team. The Trojans graduated nine seniors this past season including offensive stars Wes Shupe, […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports
Junior Hannah Waltz attempts to force a turnover in a game against Roosevelt last season.

Trojans set high expectations for season

Women’s soccer looking to improveBy Andrew Nevins | Echo Taylor University Women’s Soccer is entering the 2018–19 season with high expectations for themselves after a semifinal exit in last year’s Crossroads League tournament last November. Their goal for the season is much loftier than another exit in the semifinals, but […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer
Senior, Grant Hohlbein is one of the key players returning for the season.

Grant county grudge match teases rivalry

Trojans look to Wildcats openerBy Clay Sidenbender | Echo Ten miles. That is all that stands between the fresh look Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Indiana, and their seasoned neighbor, the Trojans of Taylor University. The two institutions have collided on multiple occasions in almost every sport […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Football, Sports
Bret Burchard coaches his team, the Norther Arizona Suns, during a regular season matchup.

Trojan at the helm of Northern Arizona Suns

Burchard’s promotion highlights alumni successBy Andrew Nevins | Echo The Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League ended their head coaching search in July by promoting Associate Head Coach and 2008 Taylor graduate Bret Burchard to the position. “I’ve witnessed Bret’s rise through the video room to the coaching […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports
Anything but silent

Anything but silent

Trojans move to 21–0 on Silent Night; defeat Great Lakes Christian 97–84By Justin Chapman | Echo Odle Arena is filled, the music is blaring, the students are chanting, Taylor’s men’s basketball team is throwing down dunks left and right during warmups. Silent Night is about to begin, and the 10th […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Men's Basketball, News, Photo Gallery, Sports
More than just the chapel

More than just the chapel

New outdoor plaza constructed and additions made to stadiumBy Cassidy Grom | Echo The Turner Plaza and additions to the football and soccer stadium greeted students as classes began this week. The Turner Plaza replaced the concrete walkways outside Odle that were in “disrepair,” according to Vice President for University […]

by · September 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Football, Men's Soccer, News, Women's Soccer
Freshman quarterback Everett Pollard lobs a pass during Wednesday’s scrimmage.

Back on the gridiron

Taylor football team prepared for 2015 campaignBy Chris Yingling | Echo Adam Sauder lowers his shoulder, gets in position and wallops the opposing running back. It’s all in a day’s practice for the senior safety, who has logged over 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons, along with a career-high 116 takedowns […]

by · August 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Football, Sports