The women’s basketball team opened its regular season with a pair of neutral-site games in Quincy, Illinois, last weekend. Truman State split the series, falling to the Grand Valley State University Lakers 77-61 Saturday before picking up its […]
The Truman State women’s basketball team finished its preseason last weekend with games against Western Illinois University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Despite losses to two Div. I opponents, the Bulldogs returned with experience that will help them […]
Truman State alumnus Seth Jackson, a former Truman men’s basketball guard, signed a one-year deal to play professionally with BC Balkan in Bulgaria on Monday. After months of job insecurity, Jackson came to terms with the club to continue his career […]
Just when the Truman State community had gotten used to the four person Paino family, it has grown to five. They recently adopted a puppy named Oscar. According to Paino, his daughters finally wore him down and he couldn’t say no to the cute, furry little friend. The Index asks him about the new addition to the family.
Grace Bueckendorf: Why did you choose the name Oscar?
Troy Paino: It actually does have significance. He was named after Oscar Robertson. Probably no students will have heard [of him]. He was a great basketball player from Indianapolis, Ind., and in many respects, he was the Jackie Robinson of high school basketball. He led an all-black high school team to back-to-back state championships. I’ve always looked up to Oscar Robertson. He’s a role model, he’s one of the greatest NBA players of all time. A lot of people put him as one of the top five players ever to play the game. He’s a pretty phenomenal basketball player.