Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy football team fell to rival South Alabama 24-18 on Saturday, Oct. 3, in front of a blacked-out crowd in Veterans Memorial Stadium. With the defeat, the Trojans (1-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) conceded the first Battle for the Belt in their Sun Belt opener. The Jaguars (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) Read More
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Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy football team fell 24-18 at home to South Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 10, losing the inaugural “Battle for the Belt” trophy to its rival. Despite tremendous effort and solid play on defense, turnovers and penalties slowed the Trojan (1-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) offense en route to a disappointing loss in Read More
Michael Shipma Sports Editor Following a disappointing home loss to South Alabama last week, the Troy football team will face another tough road test at Mississippi State. The matchup with the SEC powerhouse will be another mountain for a Trojan team that has made leaps and bounds from where it was last season. Despite having a Read More
Photos by Joshua Thurston and April Irvin.
Michael Shipma Sports Editor The “Battle of the Belt”, the recently announced title of the Troy-South Alabama rivalry, will be played for the first time under that name in Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3. The matchup is an anticipated showdown between two Sun Belt teams that have been bitter rivals since both teams were Read More
Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy University football team was defeated 28-3 at No. 24 Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Trojans (1-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) gave the home team trouble with their defense, but the offense struggled to make progress against the top-25 powerhouse. “I’m proud of our guys,” said head coach Neal Brown following Read More
Michael Shipma Sports Editor Troy football picked up its first win of the season on Saturday, Sept. 12, when it defeated Charleston Southern 44-16 under the lights of Veterans Memorial Stadium. Senior wide receiver Teddy Reuben caught two touchdown passes and returned a punt for another as the Trojans (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) gave first-year head Read More
Michael Kastner Contributor Coming off a victory in its home opener, Troy travels to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend to face a perennial powerhouse from the Big Ten, the Wisconsin Badgers. “Wisconsin is about what you expect,” Head Coach Neal Brown said. “They’re really well coached and they are big and physical. They’ve won a lot of Read More
Michael Kastner Staff Writer The Troy football team defeated Charleston Southern 44-16 to earn its first win of the season on Saturday, Sept. 12. Troy took the lead on the first possession with a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Teddy Ruben. Senior defensive end Tyler Roberts recorded a sack on the first possession. Teddy Ruben Read More
First Published at 6:25 p.m. Charleston Southern 0, Troy 14. First update at 7:13 p.m. Charleston Southern 7, Troy 21. Final update at 9:51 p.m. Charleston Southern 16, Troy 44, Final Score. Photos by April Irvin, Joshua Thurston, Trey Walker, and Pierce Godwin.
Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy football team opened up its much-anticipated season with a loss on the road to North Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 5, by a final score of 49-21. The Trojans (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) took the field led by first-year head coach Neal Brown. The Wolfpack (1-0, 0-0 ACC) used the Read More
Michael Kastner Contributor Troy football will play its home opener against Charleston Southern University this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Head Coach Neal Brown hopes for support following a loss in the season opener versus NC State. “Obviously we are fired up about our home opener,” Brown said. “We need to defend our Read More
Michael Kastner Contributer The Troy football team was defeated in its season opener 49-21 by North Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 5. The game was head coach Neal Brown’s first with Troy. After falling behind early, the Trojans (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) scored on their second possession with a one yard run by junior running Read More
Michael Kastner Staff Writer This season will have a different outlook for the Troy football program. A lot of big names from last year’s team look to improve this season and are already making noise in the Sun Belt Conference as well as nationally. Three Trojans, including senior safety Montres Kitchens, were named to the Read More