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Trojans vs. Texas Tech & Uconn

by: Hot off the heels of their Florida A&M sweep, the Troy Trojans were looking to continue their dominance this past weekend when they traveled to Orlando for the Wawa Classic for a three game weekend. First up was Texas Tech, who were looking to knock the Trojans off their pedestal. But Troy kept rolling, scoring Read More

Trojan Sharon O’Mara

by: Caleb Odom According to Google maps, there are 16,158 miles between Sydney, Australia and Troy, Ala. That was journey that Sharon O’Mara made to become an assistant softball coach for the Trojans. “Obviously coming from Australia, there was a bit of a cultural change from Sydney to Troy, Ala.” O’Mara said. O’Mara promised head coach Read More

Trojan Coach Mark Smartt

by: Caleb Odom photo by: Joshua Thurston For Troy Assistant Coach Mark Smartt his office, which overlooks Riddle-Pace Field, is a shine of his past. A collection of memories including a jersey, signed baseballs and old newspaper clippings serve as reminders of Smartt’s celebrated past while he plans for the future as a coach at his Read More

Trojan Softball Rollercoaster

by: Devin Smith Photo by: Joshua Thurston It was a roller-coaster weekend in Georgia for the Troy women’s softball team, culminating with a wild eight-inning prizefight against Georgia State on Sunday evening. The first game of the weekend against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, a lopsided 1-9 loss, was one to forget for the Trojans. Coach Read More

Troy Basketball Falls to Arkansas

by: Devin Smith photo by: Joshua Thurston The Troy basketball team got behind early and couldn’t catch up in their final road game of the regular season against Arkansas State. Troy (11-18, 6-12) played good defense throughout, holding the Red Wolves (18-9, 12-6) to only 58 points. But a bad night from the floor was too Read More

Slow & Steady Doesn’t Win the Race

by: Devin Smith photo by: Trojan Athletics Contrary to popular belief, slow and steady does not always win the race. Although that may not be the formula for competitive success, it has been the figurative and literal path traveled by Enock Kirui. Just being at Troy and away from his home in Kenya was difficult, but Read More

Golf Update

by: MOBILE, Ala. – After weather conditions spelled trouble on the golf course Monday at the 11th Annual USA Women’s Invitational, play was completed Tuesday as the Troy women’s golf team opened its spring season with a third place finish. The tournament format was scheduled to be a 54-hole event with 36 holes on Monday and Read More

Trojan Tennis Update

by: Brandon Lee Photo by: Joshua Thurston TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s tennis team picked up a win last weekend, as they won their home opener before dropping a contest on the road. The Samford Bulldogs traveled to the Lunsford Tennis Complex on Saturday and took the opening point, but eventually fell, 5-2, to give Read More

FAMU Knowles Injury

By: Caleb Odom The opening weekend for Troy Baseball was a royal beat down of visiting Florida A&M in a four game sweep, but it came at a price. In the finale on Sunday, Trojan left-handed, centerfielder Ali Knowles injured his glove hand attempting to catch a ball. Knowles left the game that Troy would win, Read More

Coach Maestri column

by: Andy Simmons In a perfect world, the Troy men’s basketball team would have won this past Saturday and head coach Don Maestri would have been honored at home for his 500th career win. Alas, the Trojans stumbled to put away North Texas, and Maestri’s long awaited, historic triumph will have to wait for tonight when Read More

Baseball Opening Weekend

By: Andrew Clay Photo by: Joshua Thurston Troy University baseball opened the weekend with a monstrous combined score of 53-10 over Florida A&M in a four game series. The Trojans put on an offensive show with 10 batters ending the weekend with an average over .300. Logan Pierce was the hot topic at the plate for Read More

Eagles Shoot Down Trojans Basketball

by: Andrew Clay Despite beating FIU 69-61 on Valentine’s Day, the Troy basketball team fell two points short to North Texas this past Saturday, Feb. 16 at home. Troy’s 63-61 loss to the Mean Green came down to a missed three-pointer as time expired. With eight seconds remaining in the game the Trojans got the ball Read More

Golf Preview

by: Brandon Lee Photo by: Caitlin Collins TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s golf team kicks off its spring season on Monday as they travel to Mobile to compete in the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational. The tournament, hosted by the South Alabama Jaguars, will take place at the Azalea City Golf Course. Troy finished fifth in Read More

Trojans Pounce Panthers Basketball

The Troy basketball was able to pounce on Florida International on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a 69-61 home victory. Trojan guard Hunter Williams led the team with 20 points due in part to his deadly 3-point stroke. Williams was 4 for 6 beyond the arch and 7 for 10 shooting the deuces. “For me when I Read More