Football

(PHOTO/ Holly Ammons)

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
(CONTRIBUTED/ Scott Watkins)

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)

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by · December 23, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports
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Bowl bound: Troy football to play in Dollar General Bowl

Michael Shipma Sports Editor   Troy is going to Mobile for the second time this season. The Trojans received and accepted an invitation to play in the Dollar General Bowl against Ohio University in Ladd-Peebles Stadium. It is the first time that Troy (9-3, 6-2 Sun Belt) has made a bowl appearance since 2010, when it defeated the Bobcats 48-21 in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Troy’s fate was revealed during the College Football Bowl Selection Show, which aired Sunday afternoon. The game will be Troy’s second played in […]

by · December 4, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Troy’s last effort falls short, lose 24-28 at Georgia Southern

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy Trojans fell to Georgia Southern 28-24 in a last-second thriller to cap off the regular season with nine wins. The Trojans (9-3, 6-2 Sun Belt) needed the victory to claim a share in the Sun Belt conference title, but fell just short as the Eagles (4-4 Sun Belt) picked up their fifth win of the season. In a game that saw five lead changes, Troy got on the board first after capitalizing on an Eagle turnover.  Senior kicker Ryan Kay sent a 37-yard kick […]

by · December 3, 2016 · Football, Sports
(PHOTO/ Joshua Thurston)

Ranked no more: Troy falls at home to Arkansas State

  Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy Trojans dropped their first conference game of the season, falling to Arkansas State 35-3 in a Thursday night contest. The newly ranked No. 25 Trojans (9-2, 5-1 Sun Belt) dropped to second place in the Sun Belt Conference after falling to the Red Wolves, who remain perfect in conference play. Five turnovers crippled the Troy offense, two of which led to touchdowns for the Red Wolves (6-4, 6-0 Sun Belt). Two interceptions from quarterback Brandon Silvers and fumbles to start both halves kept […]

by · December 1, 2016 · Football, Sports