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Trojans upset on the road

Troy Athletics photo Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sawyer Smith (above), in his first start on the season, posted 135 yards through the air in Troy’s first road loss of the year. Smith went 13-25 with one interception while backup quarterback Gunnar Watson completed three of his four attempts for 25 yards. Liberty’s Stephen Calvert went 17-31 through Read More

The Battle for the Belt: the Sun Belt’s biggest cross-divisional rivalry game

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team returns to Sun Belt Conference play against arch-rival South Alabama Jaguars following a loss to Liberty University in non-conference play and a bye week. The Trojans enter the game at 3-0 and in a three-way tie with Georgia Southern and Appalachian State for the Sun Belt East.  Troy Read More

Trojans take top spot in East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer Troy showed Veterans Memorial Stadium just how dominant a team it can be in Saturday’s game. Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sunbelt) capped off the 45-21 win over Coastal Carolina (3-2, 1-1 Sunbelt) in large part due to nine total team sacks, the most against any team in any game in the NCAA this Read More

Ga. State, Southern beat volleyball team

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a pair of conference losses in Arkansas, Troy volleyball traveled back home to take on Georgia State and Georgia Southern in the conference home openers.  In Friday night’s matchup, Troy lost a tight five-set match to the Georgia State Panthers.  Troy jumped out to a hot start, sweeping the first match Read More

Cross-country takes top 10 at JSU

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer The Troy cross-country team competed Sept. 29 at the JSU Foothills Invitational. The men and women placed sixth and eighth overall in their respective fields at the Choccolocco Sports Complex. The women tallied 208 points during the day, coming up a couple of points shy of seventh place, while the men tallied Read More

Softball and soccer: Grace Mirly adds 2nd sport, plays on both teams

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After scoring her first collegiate soccer goal in the 44th minute of the match against Coastal Carolina, two-sport athlete Grace Mirly’s story began to unfold. In high school, Mirly found herself involved in every sport she could play, including softball, soccer, volleyball and basketball. When deciding what sport she would take up Read More

Clubs clean Conecuh River crud

Maya Martin Contributor The Philosophy Society and the Environmental Club participated in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup (ACC), an event that focuses on cleaning litter from coastal waterways and beaches, on Sept. 15.  It is a part of the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental group based in Washington, D.C., which coordinates state events like the ACC.  Jay Read More

Soccer picks up first home win

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer The Trojans picked up a home victory over Sun Belt rival Louisiana on Friday at the Troy Soccer Complex with a score of 1-0. The Trojans (2-7-1, 1-0 Sun Belt) snapped a six-game losing streak following the match. Troy’s Natalie Melillo and Kendra Cashion had early shots on goal, but they were Read More