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Trojans escape Texas State, 12-7

Scott Shelton Staff Writer   The Troy defense forced six turnovers, five in the first half, as the Troy football team defeated Texas State 12-7 on Saturday. The Trojans remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and will face Appalachian State next Saturday for the Sun Belt East Division title. Troy has now won 13 straight conference Read More

Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

Troy to host Texas State for home finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team puts its undefeated Sun Belt record on the line against Texas State in Saturday’s last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Last Saturday against Georgia Southern, Troy fell behind early but took the lead just before halftime and never looked back.  “Saturday was probably the Read More

Constitutional amendment cannot be a campaign issue

Scott Shelton Staff Writer President Trump suggested he could get rid of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees birthright citizenship, by simply issuing an executive order.  “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Guess what? You don’t. “You can definitely do it with an act Read More

Sun Belt East Division at stake

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team will head to Statesboro, Georgia, on Saturday to play Georgia Southern in a game between two of the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference.  With Troy’s win and Georgia Southern’s loss on Saturday, the Trojans now have sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt East Read More

Division leaders to meet in Troy

Scott Shelton Staff Writer For  Homecoming, the Troy football team takes on Sun Belt West Division leader Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  In a game of division leaders, both teams come in with momentum on their side with Troy taking down South Alabama and Louisiana defeating Arkansas State.  Louisiana is 4-4 on the season Read More

Down goes South, 38-17

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team scored 31 points in the first half and made key defensive plays on its way to defeating arch-rival South Alabama 38-17 on Tuesday night.  With the win, the Trojans move to 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference play and into a three-way tie for first place in the Sun Read More

The Battle for the Belt: the Sun Belt’s biggest cross-divisional rivalry game

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team returns to Sun Belt Conference play against arch-rival South Alabama Jaguars following a loss to Liberty University in non-conference play and a bye week. The Trojans enter the game at 3-0 and in a three-way tie with Georgia Southern and Appalachian State for the Sun Belt East.  Troy 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

Congress must protect Mueller if Trump fires Rod Rosenstein

Scott Shelton Staff Writer There have been doubts surrounding Rod Rosenstein’s job, according to mixed reports on Monday. Because of this, I believe Congress must create legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation from executive interference.  Rosenstein is the primary obstacle between Trump and Mueller’s investigation, which Rosenstein oversees after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself Read More