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Troy football wins third game of the season

Jill Odom Sports Editor The Trojan football team came, saw and conquered the Idaho Vandals, 34-17, in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, Nov. 15. Troy (3-8, 3-4 Sun Belt) outran Idaho (1-9, 1-6 Sun Belt) with 293 rushing yards, while the Vandals ran only 117 yards.  On his own, sophomore running back Jordan Chunn contributed 193 of Troy’s rushing yards. “Its great, man,” Chunn said. “That’s the first thing we gotta get going is the run game so we can hit those goal balls.” Troy scored first and maintained the lead […]

by · November 20, 2014 · Football, Sports
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Program promotes all sports, not just football

Josh Richards Staff Writer   John Hartwell, Director of Athletics at Troy University, provided more information about the Troy Affinity Program or TAP, which allows students to earn a certain amount of points for attending athletic events. When certain point values are reached, the points can be exchanged for prizes. “Our whole premise for starting (the program) is to help increase student participation at all of our sporting events,” Hartwell said. “It’s something to get students engaged and excited about our athletic programs, which gives students an opportunity to win […]

by · September 11, 2014 · Football, News, Sports
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Football preview: Troy versus UAB

Wally Pendergrass Staff Writer The Trojans hope to begin their 2014 campaign with a victory over in-state rival UAB on Saturday, Aug. 30. The last several meetings between these teams have produced amazing finishes and controversial officiating. The 2014 match looks to be another great game of football. The Trojans return three offensive linemen and many other key pieces on offense. The question remains, though, who will be lined up behind them? According to the Troy game notes released on, both the quarterback and running back positions remain open […]

by · August 28, 2014 · Football, Sports
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Troy football players battle for starting positions

Wally Pendergrass Staff Writer  We are just 16 days away from our Trojan war with in-state rival UAB, and to get you ready, here is a look at our team and some of the position battles currently going on. The Trojans will no doubt be looking to have better starts to games, in terms of defense. They have historically been a team that wins the first half and at times struggles in the second half, but 2013 was the reverse. The defense allowed 137 points in the first quarter last […]

by · August 13, 2014 · Football, Sports
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Troy football signs 13 new players for 2014

Jill Odom Sports Editor   Head coach Larry Blakeney announced the signing of 13 new student-athletes to Troy’s 2014 football recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The signees will join the six mid-season additions to the team. The Trojans signed a total of 10 offensive players and nine defensive players. The athletes came from a variety of 10 states, with seven coming from Alabama and others coming from states such as Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. In alphabetical order, the new signees are Rashad Dillard, Andre Flakes, Tajarvis Fuller, Raphael […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Football, Sports
Football is underdog in Oxford

Football is underdog in Oxford

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Megan Phillips Staff Writer   The Troy football team (5-5) plays the role of underdog when it faces Ole Miss on the road this Saturday in Oxford. The Trojans will have to rely on stellar defense from players like sophomore defensive end Tyler Roberts who was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his dominant play on Thursday night. Despite the 41-36 road loss to Louisiana-Lafayette last week, Roberts was a force accounting for two sacks, three tackles for loss, causing a fumble and […]

by · November 21, 2013 · Football, Sports
Troy Football Duke Preview

Troy Football Duke Preview

Caleb Odom Sports Editor   After an ugly 62-7 massacre by Mississippi State last Saturday, Sept. 21, the Troy football team (2-2) looks to find a way to win on the road against Duke (2-2) this weekend. The Bulldogs racked up 551 total yards of offense, while Troy only had 186 and a game that Mississippi State scored 35 points in the second quarter alone. “Credit where credit is due,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said at the Monday press conference. “We couldn’t get the ball from them, and we […]

by · September 26, 2013 · Football, Sports
Troy Football Ark State Preview

Troy Football Ark State Preview

By Megan Phillips   After the landslide 66-3 victory over Savannah State at home last Saturday, the Troy football team has turned its head to a road test tonight at 6:30 p.m. in its first conference game against Arkansas State.   “We are looking forward to see how good we are and how we stack up,” said Troy head coach Larry Blakeney. “Let’s see if we are any better.”   Last year, the Trojans came up short to the Red Wolves in Troy 41-34, a game that left a bad […]

by · September 12, 2013 · Football, Sports
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Staff writer encourages students to stay for entire football game

  By Patrick Stephens   It’s that time of the year again.  Grills are smoking and TV’s are blaring out the scores of every game being played under the sun. The line of students waiting to get in the arena stretches from the gate all the way across Tailgate Terrace to University Avenue.  If you are looking for a great, front row seat, you should to have shown up an hour ago. Students pack in shoulder to shoulder with barely any room to stand, all waiting for kickoff.  As the […]

by · September 12, 2013 · Football, Opinion, Sports
Trojan football prepares for Savannah State

Trojan football prepares for Savannah State

Megan Phillips Staff Writer   After a narrow 34-31 victory over UAB last Saturday, the first overtime win as a Division I FBS member, the Troy football team prepares a Savannah State team that can’t be underestimated.   The Trojans have gone 69-5 under head coach Larry Blakeney when scoring at least 35 points, a score that Savannah State has achieved only once in the last year.   Despite the mounting statistics in Troy’s favor, Blakeney is not taking the game loosely.   “Everybody in the world at picking football […]

by · September 5, 2013 · Football, Sports