The Truman women’s soccer team has hit a hot streak during conference play. The ‘Dogs have assembled five straight conference wins, which has them at 6-0-2 against GLVC opponents and bumped them up to second […]
USA Today released a new app, called “The Buzz: Truman State University,” Aug. 25. The free app combines coverage of national and world news, along with the latest coverage from the Truman Media Network. This […]
Freshman William Batterson from Richmond Heights, Missouri passed away Monday afternoon. Batterson was a history major residing in West Campus Suites. He was a recent graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, […]
The Bulldogs fell 31-3 last Saturday during their season opener against Midwestern State University. The Midwestern State Mustangs are picked to finish third in the Lone Star Conference this season and received preseason votes in the NCAA Div. […]
It didn’t take former Bulldogs defensive lineman Jeramey “Dock” Dockery very long to return to his alma mater as a member of the football coaching staff. Kellen Nesbitt, assistant coach and defensive coordinator, says when […]
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.