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Troy, South Alabama to announce rivalry

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Student Government Associations from both Troy University and the University of South Alabama are accepting names and trophy ideas for the decades-old rivalry between the two schools. The title and trophy are expected to be unveiled at a Troy-South Alabama basketball game this upcoming season. The official decision between the Sun Read More

In memory of fallen Trojans: Troy mourns loss of student-athlete

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy University family mourned the death of student-athlete Corey McCullers after he was killed in a car accident on Saturday, June 20. McCullers, 19, died when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 231 and struck a parked travel trailer roughly 6 miles north of the Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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,” Read More