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Troy routs FAMU for first win

Wesley Kirchharr Sports Editor The Troy football team bounced back from week one’s blowout loss to Boise State by dismantling Florida A&M 59-7 at home. The Trojans (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) jumped out to an early 21-0 first quarter lead over the Rattlers and never looked back as the Troy offense posted 477 total yards in Read More

Troy cruises past Florida A&M 59-7

The Troy football team bounced back from week one’s blowout loss to Boise State by dismantling Florida A&M 59-7 at home. The Trojans (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) jumped out to an early 21-0 first quarter lead over the Rattlers and never looked back as the Troy offense posted 477 total yards. Starting quarterback Kaleb Barker went Read More

0-1 Troy to host FCS Rattlers

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans are preparing to host Florida A&M after losing the home football opener against Boise State, the first opening loss at home since 2014. Troy has its eyes set on improvement after the worst loss of the Neal Brown era, a 56-20 dismantling at the hands of the Broncos. The Read More

Trojans tumble in opener

Scott Shelton Staff Writer In front of a record crowd, the Troy football team dropped its season opener to No. 22 Boise State 56-20.  Troy fans set a record at Veterans Memorial Stadium with a crowd of 29,612. Prior to the game, Troy had won seven games in a row, dating back to last season, which Read More

Boise St. to escape the Vet?

Scott Shelton Staff Writer On Saturday evening, Troy plays one of the toughest nonconference home games in program history against Boise State, one of the best Group of Five programs in the entire country.  The winner of this game will score a big nonconference win to kick off the 2018 season. In the preseason  AP Poll, Read More

Locking in the future McClain weighs in on new facility

Dylan Hurst Staff Writer With the expansion of Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy’s Director of Athletics, Jeremy McClain, seeks to keep pace with an ever-growing university. He seeks to expand, improve and modernize Troy athletics through renovations such as expanded seating and new facilities.  The additions to the stadium include new enclosed far end zone seating along Read More

Conference champion —so what?

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer For the first year ever, the Sun Belt will hold a conference championship game to conclude the 2018 regular football season.  Conference championships have become a standard across the NCAA. The overall record of a team means nothing for Group of 5 schools. Instead, the emphasis is put on conference wins. some Read More

Trojans to face more Power 5 programs; Clemson scheduled for the 2025 season

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team added Clemson to its 2025 schedule and continued a trend of scheduling Power 5 and accomplished Group of 5 teams.  The Trojans and Tigers have met twice—once in 2011 and most recently in 2016. In both games, Troy had a lead before Clemson pulled away.  Clemson becomes the Read More

Road schedule to trouble Troy

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team faces a new set of challenges following the loss of last year’s senior class, highlighted by the loss of Brandon Silvers and Dallas Cowboys running back Jordan Chunn.  Fresh off a Sun Belt championship, the sixth in program history, the Trojans will be tested if they can sustain Read More

Defense armed to chase title

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans football team is in the midst of fall camp and preparing for another run at a conference title under head coach Neal Brown. After claiming its first Sun Belt championship since 2010 last year, Troy has its sights set on capturing the first ever East division title and securing Read More

Stadium expansion to make its debut; conference rivals follow

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Troy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium has long been considered one of the Sun Belt’s top football venues, and the latest expansion further establishes that narrative. In the midst of college football’s perpetual arms race, Troy is putting the finishing touches on a new north endzone expansion costing the university approximately $25 million.  It Read More