Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “Football”

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 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

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

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

Troy to host Texas State for home finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team puts its undefeated Sun Belt record on the line against Texas State in Saturday’s last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Last Saturday against Georgia Southern, Troy fell behind early but took the lead just before halftime and never looked back.  “Saturday was probably the Read More

Trojan Football sits alone atop East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer In one of the most important Sun Belt Conference matchups all season, the Troy football team (8-2, 6-0 Sun Belt) took down Georgia Southern 35-21 on the road, solidifying its chance at a conference championship.  Both teams came into the game with a 7-2 record and in control of their own destiny Read More

Troy knocks Georgia Southern, 35-21

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer On a sunny Saturday in Statesboro the Troy Football team (8-2, 6-0 Sunbelt) knocked off Georgia Southern (7-3, 4-2), 35-21 in one of the most important Sunbelt games of the season. Both teams came into the game 7-2 with control of its own destiny in the conference standings. With this loss, Georgia Read More

Trojans unbeaten in Sun Belt

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer Damion Willis’ career-high 213 receiving yards led the way against Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5, 2-3 Sun Belt) on homecoming Saturday, giving Troy football  (7-2, 5-0 Sun Belt) its 11th straight conference win with three games left to play. Willis ended his day with the most receiving yards in a game by a Sun Belt Read More