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Did Troy make the right call?

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer The week before Chip Lindsey was hired to be the next head football coach at Troy University, former Head Coach Neal Brown told the media that his best Trojan football team would debut this fall. Even the most optimistic fan took his commitment with a grain of salt. A coach with three Read More

Troy remains Sun Belt’s only unbeaten

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After opening conference play on the road with wins over both Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State, the women’s basketball team hosted Little Rock and Arkansas State for its home conference opener. Thursday night, Troy took on the defending conference champions and pre-season favorite, Little Rock. Troy went into halftime with a two-point Read More

Troy welcomes Chip Lindsey

Scott Shelton  Staff Writer Chip Lindsey made his first appearance to Trojan fans on Friday, expressing his excitement to take the reins of the Troy football program during his inaugural press conference. “(I’m) just extremely excited to be back home,” Lindsey said. “I consider this a unique place and a special place for me and my Read More

Trojan men split SBC road stretch

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer The Trojans lost their stride in the second half, falling 73-59 against Sun Belt Conference foe Little Rock at the Jack Stephens Center on Friday night. Troy struggled with three-point shots on Friday, shooting only 4-of-20 (20 percent), while Little Rock shot 16-of-30 (53.3 percent) during the game. Trojan Senior Jordon Varnado Read More

Brown Kneels, Lindsey Chips in

Wesley Kirchhar Sports Editor In the whirlwind of college football coaching changes, Troy University has already seen its share of the excitement in 2019’s coaching carousel. The Trojans found themselves in the spotlight of national news as internet rumors began to swirl regarding Neal Brown’s departure. Troy rode a rollercoaster of news headlines as the university Read More

Chip Lindsey addresses Trojan fans for first time

Wesley Kirchharr Sports Editor Troy head football coach Chip Lindsey held his first press conference as a Trojan on Friday morning, expressing excitement for his return to Troy. The press conference welcomed long-time fans and enthusiasts alike as Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain, and Coach Lindsey spoke about the recent coaching changes. “This Read More

West Virginia reaches deal with Neal Brown

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Troy head football coach Neal Brown has accepted a deal to be West Virginia’s head football coach, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Brown has agreed in principle to become the Mountaineers’ next head coach and will receive a six-year deal, according to Stadium Network’s Brett McMurphy. Brown was 35-16 in Read More

Football’s Head Coach Neal Brown leaves Troy, accept job at West Virginia

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Troy head football coach Neal Brown has accepted a deal to be West Virginia’s head football coach, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Brown has agreed in principle to become the Mountaineers’ next head coach and will receive a six-year deal, according to Stadium Network’s Brett McMurphy. Brown was 35-16 in Read More

East vs. West set for Saturday

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer After last week’s heartbreaker for Trojan football fans, fans of Appalachian State Mountaineers now look forward to making history.  The first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship game will kick off in Boone, North Carolina, this Saturday when App. State (9-7, 7-1 Sun Belt) takes on Louisiana Lafayette (7-5, 5-3) in a winner-take-all rematch.  Read More

Bowl game, right?

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer With the loss against Appalachian State, the Troy football team is now 9-3 and 7-1 in the Sun Belt, placing Troy second behind App. State in the Sun Belt East Division. The last game was not only a bid to place in the Sun Belt Championship game, but a chance to host Read More

Trojans fall in finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team concluded its regular season with a 21-10 loss at Appalachian State, ending the Trojans’ 13-game Sun Belt Conference win streak.  With the loss, the Trojans finish the season with a 7-1 conference record and a 9-3 overall record.  Troy claims a share of the first-ever East Division championship, Read More

Men’s basketball tops North Alabama

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer Troy sailed to a 77-58 home victory over North Alabama on Saturday morning. The Trojans shot a season-high 52.6 percent (30-of-57) from the floor for the win. The Trojans also hit another season-high mark during the game. The Lions were held to only 32.2 percent (19-of-59) from the field. This is not Read More

Women’s basketball wins five straight

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Troy women’s basketball team traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to compete in the Lady Eagle Classic hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi.  On the opening day of the tournament, Troy took on the Sam Houston State Bearkats. In the opening minutes of the game, both teams struggled Read More

Trojans escape Texas State, 12-7

Scott Shelton Staff Writer   The Troy defense forced six turnovers, five in the first half, as the Troy football team defeated Texas State 12-7 on Saturday. The Trojans remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and will face Appalachian State next Saturday for the Sun Belt East Division title. Troy has now won 13 straight conference Read More