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Trojans take top spot in East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer Troy showed Veterans Memorial Stadium just how dominant a team it can be in Saturday’s game. Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sunbelt) capped off the 45-21 win over Coastal Carolina (3-2, 1-1 Sunbelt) in large part due to nine total team sacks, the most against any team in any game in the NCAA this Read More

Ga. State, Southern beat volleyball team

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After a pair of conference losses in Arkansas, Troy volleyball traveled back home to take on Georgia State and Georgia Southern in the conference home openers.  In Friday night’s matchup, Troy lost a tight five-set match to the Georgia State Panthers.  Troy jumped out to a hot start, sweeping the first match Read More

Cross-country takes top 10 at JSU

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer The Troy cross-country team competed Sept. 29 at the JSU Foothills Invitational. The men and women placed sixth and eighth overall in their respective fields at the Choccolocco Sports Complex. The women tallied 208 points during the day, coming up a couple of points shy of seventh place, while the men tallied Read More

Softball and soccer: Grace Mirly adds 2nd sport, plays on both teams

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer After scoring her first collegiate soccer goal in the 44th minute of the match against Coastal Carolina, two-sport athlete Grace Mirly’s story began to unfold. In high school, Mirly found herself involved in every sport she could play, including softball, soccer, volleyball and basketball. When deciding what sport she would take up Read More

Football preps for midweek matchup

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team will face the Georgia State Panthers tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 on ESPNU in a nationally televised showdown of Sun Belt East opponents. Troy is coming off a dominating 45-21 win over Coastal Carolina, and now the Trojans lead all Sun Belt teams with two wins so far this Read More

Trojans roll Coastal, win big at home 45-21

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer In a game that posted a combined 784 yards of total offense, the Troy Trojans remained undefeated in conference play, knocking off Coastal Carolina 45-21. On the opening kick-off, sophomore defensive back Marcus Jones returned a 96-yard kick for a touchdown and became Troy’s (4-1, 2-0 Sunbelt) all-time leader in kickoff returns Read More

Troy stops rally, downs ULM

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Quarterback Kaleb Barker scored four touchdowns as the Troy football team opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 35-27 road win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.  For his performance on Saturday, Barker earned Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week honors. Troy scored all 35 of its points in the first half and Read More

The Sun Belt state of the union

Scott Watkins Staff Writer For the majority of college football teams, the season is already a third of the way done. Fans of the game wait through one of the longest offseasons in American sports only for the season to be over in the blink of an eye. With the season racing by, now may be Read More

Trojans fall to Arkansas’ SBC teams

Hanna Cooper Staff Writer The Troy volleyball team traveled to Jonesboro to kick off conference play against the Arkansas State Red Wolves, who went 12-4 in conference play last season. Troy fell to the Red Wolves in three close sets on Friday night.  The Trojans held the lead in the first set up until the 12-9 Read More

Troy tops ULM on the road, 35-27

Quarterback Kaleb Barker scored four touchdowns as the Troy football team opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 35-27 road win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. On its final drive, Louisiana-Monroe got deep into Troy territory, but an interception by Marcus Jones sealed the game for the Trojans and stopped a second-half comeback by the Warhawks. Troy Read More