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Australian Open

By: Cecilia Thorngren Novak Djokovic made history when he won Australian Open for the third time in a row last week. He is the first tennis player to do so. Djokovic’s victory was also his fourth win in six years. Under the roasting, beaming sun in Melbourne Djokovic made history in a game where he was Read More

Troy Seeks to Improve Strength of Schedule

By: Caleb Odom   Troy football takes another step towards strengthening its schedule with a home and home series against the Duke Blue Devils. This fall, in the first half of the home and home series, the Trojans will make the trip up to Durham, N.C. to face the ACC program better known for their basketball Read More

Clutch

By: Andy Simmons   Photo by: Joshua Thurston Move over Chauncey Billups, there’s a new Mr. Big Shot, and he’s here on campus. Emil Jones is now 2-2 on last second shots at Trojan Arena after burying a last second three-pointer to send the men of Troy to overtime and, eventually, a 74-67 victory over Arkansas Read More

Court Side Seats to Anyone Who Shows Up

By: Caleb Odom Photo by: Joshua Thurston With a revised student seating plan at basketball games, students can now get closer to the action in Trojan Arena. All you need is your Troy student I.D. The first five rows of sections 102 through 104 will be available to students who simply present their Troy I.D. card Read More

Lady Trojans Make Strides

By: Brandon Lee   JONESBORO, Ark. – Several of Trojans from the women’s indoor track and field team moved up in the all-time rankings list after Friday’s Arkansas Invitational. “Some great strides were made today toward meeting our goals,” said head coach Jill Lancaster.  “Leaders continued to impress in their categories and our team made large strides Read More

Trojans vs Blue Devils Coming to a Stadium Near You

By: Hank Walkers   To prepare for their newest out of conference game, the Blue Devils, Troy needs to start watching exorcism movies now. I did a lot of work with this lede. I tried. When multiple teams left the Sunbelt, Troy was forced to find a new out of conference opponent to fill their schedule. Read More

Womens Hoops Loses its 8th Straight

By: Caleb Odom   The Troy women’s basketball team’s struggles continued last Thursday when it had no answer for Arkansas State in an 87-74 loss at Trojan Arena. The Trojans falling to the Red Wolves makes it Troy’s eighth straight loss in a so far disappointing first season at the helm for Coach Chanda Rigby. “You Read More

Lady Trojans Improve in Every Area Except Win Category

By: Devin Smith The past week has been a continuation of a January that has not been kind to the Troy women’s basketball team. The Trojans traveled to Florida last Wednesday hoping to end what, at the time, was a five game losing streak and gain their first pair of conference victories, but a rough night Read More

Mens Basketball Falls to Florida Atlantic

By: Andy Simmons   The Troy University men’s basketball team was looking to start fresh this past weekend when a trip to the sunshine state was on slate for the Trojans, as they were looking to pull within one game of .500 at the end of the weekend. It wasn’t meant to be in their first Read More

Fever Pitch for a Championship

By: Caleb Odom   The road to a Trojan championship begins with the first pitch. Getting to Omaha, Neb. to play in the College World Series is every college baseball player’s dream while they are in school. So having a solid pitching staff that helps win games is one of the major factors that could help Read More

Trojan Tennis

By: Brandon Lee Men’s The Troy men’s tennis team took its talents to Clinton, S.C., to open the 2013 spring season last Friday, and returned home with a 4-3 win over the Presbyterian Blue Hose. It was up to Sami Ghorbel to decide the match, and he took the fifth singles in three sets, 6-7, 7-5, Read More

Steroid Era in Sports: Die Young & Live Forever

By: Andrew Clay   Would you trade 10 years at the end of your life for immortality? This may not be immortality in the literal sense but it is real. Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez, the NFL in the 80s, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones, Barry Bonds (most people assume) and now Lance Armstrong Read More

Trojans Down Under

By:Karli Mauldin Though the Troy women’s basketball team has had a rough start to their season, player Sophie Kleeman has high hopes for the team in the upcoming games. Kleeman, a senior criminal justice major minoring in multimedia journalism, began playing basketball at age five in her hometown in Newcastle, Australia. “In Australia, we play for Read More

Brothers & Ballers

By: Devin Smith   When a team experiences constant adversity it creates a brotherhood, and for two Trojan basketball players the sentiment is literal.   Enter Tevin and Jarrett Calhoun, two of four brothers from Linden, N.J., and members of the Troy men’s basketball team. They’ll be the first to tell you how instrumental these relationships Read More