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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
(PHOTO/ Abbie Pickett)

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
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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
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Troy cruises past Texas State

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy football team topped conference foe Texas State 40-7 on Saturday, cruising closer to a record 10-win season, a bowl appearance and a share in a conference title. The Trojans (9-2, 6-1 Sun Belt) bounced back from their loss to Arkansas State by handing the Bobcats (2-9, 0-7 Sun Belt) their seventh conference loss. After an Arkansas State loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy is back in the hunt for a possible conference title, controlling its own destiny. After four first-half touchdowns, Troy jumped out to a […]

by · December 1, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Football faces tough matchup with share in SBC title at stake

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy football team is one game away from not only claiming a piece of the Sun Belt Championship, but making school history. It will travel to Statesboro, Georgia, to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday. The Trojans (9-2, 6-1 Sun Belt) are coming off a road win against Texas State, and now they focus on capturing the first 10-win season in the program’s Division I history. Georgia Southern (4-7, 3-4 Sun Belt) started the season with three consecutive wins, but has since lost […]

by · December 1, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Troy races past Texas State, closer to Sun Belt title

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy football team topped conference foe Texas State 40-7 on Saturday, cruising ever closer to a record, 10-win season, a bowl appearance, and a share in a conference title. The Trojans (9-2, 6-1 Sun Belt) bounced back from last week’s loss to Arkansas State by handing the Bobcats (2-9, 0-7 Sun Belt) their seventh conference loss. After an Arkansas State loss today, Troy is right back in the hunt for a possible conference title, and still controls its own destiny. After four first half touchdowns, […]

by · November 28, 2016 · Football, Sports
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by · November 18, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports
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Student support is key to football’s success

Lilly Casolaro News Editor #RankTroy is a success. As I was cheering on the Trojans at the UMass game on Saturday, Nov. 5, I looked around and noticed stickers, banners and fliers proclaiming “Rank Troy.” My hopes were escalating that Troy would rise in the polls, but I had slight doubts in my mind that Troy could and actually would be ranked nationally.  As Troy’s football team won games, students and announcers alike joined the movement that petitioned to see the Trojans enter national rankings for the first time. All […]

by · November 17, 2016 · Football, Sports
(PHOTO/ Joshua Thurston)

Trojans crack AP Top 25 with win over App State

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy Trojans made history Sunday, claiming the No. 25 rank in the latest AP Poll after topping fellow Sun Belt front-runner Appalachian State 28-24. A day after its victory, Troy became the first Sun Belt school to ever crack the top 25 in either that poll or the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. It also marked the first time that the Trojans have been ranked in their FBS history. With two perfect conference records on the line, the Trojans (8-1, 5-0 Sun Belt) handed the Mountaineers […]

by · November 17, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Battle for the top spot: Troy versus Arkansas State

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy football team will play with a number by its name for the first time when it hosts the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Thursday night. After Troy’s pivotal win against Appalachian State last week, the Trojans earned the No. 25 spot in the AP Poll and became the first Sun Belt team to ever receive a national ranking. Arkansas State comes in on a five-game win streak and an undefeated conference record that matches Troy’s. Led by junior quarterback Brandon Silvers, the Troy offense […]

by · November 17, 2016 · Football, Sports