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Troy runs past UMass, 52-31

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy football team continued its run at history, cruising past UMass 52-31 in Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) are off to their best start in FBS history and are continuing their push to be included in the AP Top 25. Head Coach Neal Brown led Troy past his alma mater, as the Trojans picked up their sixth straight win heading into a stretch of four consecutive conference games. “I think the growth of our program and the maturity of […]

by · November 10, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Football needs to rise to the occasion

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The top two teams in the Sun Belt conference will collide in Veterans Memorial Stadium for a highly anticipated battle that will give the victor possession of first place in the conference. The Troy Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) will play host to Appalachian State, a team that has cruised through its conference schedule without a loss thus far. Troy has also made it to this November bout unscathed in conference play, and is currently riding a six-game win streak. Football games are won and lost […]

by · November 10, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Troy beats UMass 52-31, wins sixth straight

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy Trojans continue their run at history topping UMass by a score of 52-31 on Saturday. The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) are off to their best FBS start in history and made yet another push to be included in the week 9 college football rankings. The Minutemen (2-8) jumped out to an early 14-point lead after a quick scoring drive and a Troy interception. After Quarterback Brandon Silver’s intercepted pass, Troy drove 69 yards on the ensuing drive. Silvers found receiver Emanuel Thompson for […]

by · November 5, 2016 · Football, Sports
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by · November 5, 2016 · Football, Photo Galleries, Sports
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Troy looks to maintain win streak

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Trojans’ path to the top 25 continues. The Troy football team will return to action by hosting the Minutemen of Massachusetts at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Troy last saw the field two weeks ago in Mobile when it took home the Belt after beating South Alabama. Troy Head Coach Neal Brown will also be coaching against his alma mater and his former coach on Saturday. The Minutemen roll into town after capturing their second win of the season last week against Wagner. “Personally for […]

by · November 3, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Volleyball snaps losing streak in win over South Alabama

Michael Shipma Sports Editor All bad things must come to an end. It took 16 games to do it, but the Troy volleyball team snapped a losing streak that dated back to Sept. 10. The streak ended with a 4-1 win over rival South Alabama in Trojan Arena on Tuesday night. With the win, the Trojans (7-20, 1-9 Sun Belt) also picked up their first conference win of the season. Prior to that win, Troy endured a pair of road losses in the Diamond State, losing 1-3 to the Little […]

by · October 27, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Troy drops last two games, still clinches spot in SBC tourney

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team clenched the No. 8 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament despite falling in its final two regular-season matches. After losing to ULM 2-3 and to Little Rock 0-2, Troy almost missed out on postseason play, but a 1-1 draw between Texas State and ULM gave it the lift it needed to sneak into the seeding. On Friday, Oct. 21, the Trojans traveled to take on ULM in a match that, given a Trojan win, would put them into the conference tournament. […]

by · October 27, 2016 · Football, Sports
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The bye week: good or bad?

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Bye weeks are typically meant for rest, recovery and preparation for the next opponent. In theory, teams should be more physically and mentally prepared after having a week off. So why has Troy struggled in the two games following its first bye week? The Trojans were forced to overcome second-half deficits in both games since their first of two bye weeks. They pulled out wins, but failed to cover the spread, something they had not done yet this season. As they say in Vegas, “Good teams […]

by · October 27, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Trojans improve to 6-1 and bowl eligibility by defeating South 28-21

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Last Thursday, the Belt came back to Troy. The Trojans football team scored the final 18 points of the game, rallying to defeat South Alabama 28-21 in Mobile. The conference and in-state rivalry, known as the “Battle for the Belt,” went down to the final seconds in front of the Jaguars’ second-biggest crowd in history (30,837 in attendance). Troy (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) picked up its sixth win, making it the first Sun Belt team to become bowl eligible this season. With the win, Troy kept […]

by · October 27, 2016 · Football, Sports
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Troy takes home the Belt

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy Trojans captured the Battle of the Belt for the first time since 2013, as they escaped the South Alabama by a score of 28-21 in Mobile. The intense conference and in-state rivalry went down to the final seconds before junior running back Jordan Chunn scored on a one-yard TD run with 1:20 left in the game. The Trojans (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) are the first Sun Belt team to become bowl eligible this season. The two teams have only met five times, with Troy […]

by · October 20, 2016 · Football, Sports