Football

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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
(PHOTO/ Holly Ammons)

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
(PHOTO/ Abbie Pickett)

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
PHOTO/Abbie Pickett)

PHOTO GALLERY: Football – Troy vs. Arkansas State

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by · November 18, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports
(PHOTO/ Kevin Glackmeyer)

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
(PHOTO/ Trey Walker)

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
(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

Chunn’s late TD lifts Troy past App State, 28-24

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer   The Troy football team laid claim to the top spot in the Sun Belt Conference with a last-second thriller against Appalachian State, winning 28-24 Saturday. The Trojans (8-1, 5-0 Sun Belt) strengthened their resume for a national ranking after topping the Mountaineers (7-3, 5-1 Sun Belt) at home in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Junior running back Jordan Chunn also made his mark on history, becoming the ninth Trojan to rush for 1,000 yards racking up 129 yards on the ground Saturday. Troy got on the board […]

by · November 12, 2016 · Football, Sports
(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

PHOTO GALLERY: Football – Troy vs. App St 2016

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by · November 12, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports
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Troy football announces new end zone project, scoreboard

Michael Shipma Sports Editor   Veterans Memorial Stadium is getting “bowled in.” After nearly six years of rumors and planning, the Troy University Athletics Department announced Thursday morning its official plans to build a new facility and scoreboard just behind the north end zone of the football stadium. The structure will be over 67,000 square feet in size, and will provide new features for athletes, coaches and fans. According to Troy Athletics, construction will begin this month following the Trojans’ final home game against Arkansas State, and a completion date […]

by · November 10, 2016 · Football, Sports