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Newcomers on defense poised to make impact for Troy football

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy football team is well into fall camp, and as it prepares for the much-anticipated 2017 season, fans can expect some new faces to make some noise this year. Head Coach Neal Brown is entering his third year at the helm and has a notably talented group of newcomers to work with. Among those newcomers are brothers Kevin and Kyle Nixon of Fort Valley, Georgia. Kevin Nixon arrives in Troy as an outside linebacker, while Kyle Nixon plays safety. In his senior year of high […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Football, Sports
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Tunnel vision: the Vet’s new look and how it will affect students, athletes

  Michael Shipma Sports Editor As students return to campus for the fall semester, they’ll notice a looming shadow of steel and brick standing tall at the north end of Veterans Memorial Stadium. “The Vet,” as it is fondly called by Troy alumni and fans, is getting some work done, and students should know how it is going to affect their daily routine. The $24 million project has completely and permanently blocked off the road that formerly connected George Wallace Drive and the parking lot west of the football stadium. […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Football, Sports
Troy releases Neal Brown’s updated salary

Troy releases Neal Brown’s updated salary

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Troy University Head Football Coach Neal Brown agreed to a new contract near the end of last spring, but the details of that contract weren’t released to the Tropolitan until last week. Brown received his new contract coming off the heels of a historic season in Troy. After going 4-8 in his first season, the Trojans finished 2016 with a school-record 10 wins in FBS play. The six-game turnaround was among the best in the nation. While the extension was first reported in March by the […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Football, Sports
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Football caps spring practice with T-Day

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Football returned to Veterans Memorial Stadium as Troy took the field for the annual Gray-White game on Saturday. The White team came out with a come-from-behind 21-20 win over the Gray team in front of a crowd one spectator called “The largest I’ve seen at a Troy spring game in five years.” Before the game, Head Coach Neal Brown had the team run five competitive drills for points. The White team won three of those drills and entered the game with a 3-2 lead. Quarterbacks Kaleb […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Football, Sports
Sophomore Jordon Varnado had put up double double numbers Friday night with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. With the Trojans' 65-87 loss, they are eliminated from the NCAA tournament. It also caps off a 20-win season and a Sun Belt championship for Phil Cunningham's team.(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

Troy football, men’s hoops combo ranked 24th in the nation

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Troy University’s combo of football and men’s basketball ranked 24th in the nation this year, according to a College Football News article posted Monday. The article, authored by Pete Fiutak, ranked Division I schools from 1-130, dividing the schools into tiers. The top tier of schools was made up of athletic programs that had a football team play in a bowl game as well as a men’s basketball team that made an NCAA tournament appearance. The rankings did not take into account the performances of the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Football, Men's Basketball, Sports
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Troy football signs 16 new recruits as part of National Signing Day

Scott Watkins Staff Writer For the second consecutive year, Troy football Head Coach Neal Brown and staff have hauled in a historic recruiting class. On National Signing Day yesterday, Troy signed 16 new football players to go along with the two who signed in December. The end result is a class that ranks second in the Sun Belt, the highest signing day finish since 2011. Brown made a point to lock down home base, signing 11 players from the state of Alabama. “We concentrate on our own areas, and that’s […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Football, Sports
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Garcia represents Troy in Senior Bowl

Wesley Kircharr Staff Writer Any fan of Troy football has undoubtedly heard the name Antonio Garcia throughout the historic 2016 season. The 6’7” offensive tackle helped lead the Trojans to their best start in FBS history and capped off his senior season with a Dollar General Bowl victory. The two-time All-Sun Belt player led the nation’s top offensive line with only seven sacks allowed. The senior wasn’t quite ready to hand in his pads, however, as he accepted an invite to play on the South team in the Reese’s Senior […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Football, Sports
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Football: the best is yet to come

Scott Watkins Staff Writer A massive new brick has been laid in Troy, but the wall isn’t quite rebuilt for Neal Brown’s Trojan football team. After finishing the 2015 season with a 4-8 record, Brown orchestrated a six-win improvement in 2016 that ties for the country’s top turnaround. Numerous school and conference records were set, including the Sun Belt’s first-ever national ranking. Yet, the Trojans came up one game short of their goal: a conference championship. “Our motto’s been ‘Rebuild the Wall.’ Anytime we talk about ‘Rebuild the Wall,’ I […]

by · January 19, 2017 · Football, Sports
The Trojans picked up their 10th win in a season for the first time as an FBS program after defeating Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl on Friday night. Head Coach Neal Brown led Troy from a 4-8 record last season to a 10-3 record this seaso (PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

Troy wins Dollar General Bowl, 10th game of season

Thomas Gleaton Copy Editor   Troy football is the best it has ever been. For the first time in the program’s FBS history, Troy (6-2 Sun Belt) won ten games, beating Ohio (8-6, 6-2 MAC) 28-23 in the Dollar General Bowl. At the beginning of the season, coach Neal Brown said the team was “maybe a year away” from winning a bowl game. It’s safe to say the Trojans are ahead of schedule. They jumped on the board first with the first of junior Jordan Chunn’s three touchdown runs. Chunn, […]

by · December 24, 2016 · Football, Sports
(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

PHOTO GALLERY: Football – Dollar General Bowl

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by · December 23, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports