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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

Yeah, we won. So now what?

Scott Watkins Staff Writer For the second time in as many a year, Troy walked into a packed Power Five stadium and walked out with a victory. Last year, it was a ranked LSU team that was stunned in Death Valley. This year’s victim was Scott Frost’s Nebraska Cornhuskers. Neal Brown’s knack for winning the big Read More

0-1 Troy to host FCS Rattlers

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans are preparing to host Florida A&M after losing the home football opener against Boise State, the first opening loss at home since 2014. Troy has its eyes set on improvement after the worst loss of the Neal Brown era, a 56-20 dismantling at the hands of the Broncos. The Read More

Defense armed to chase title

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans football team is in the midst of fall camp and preparing for another run at a conference title under head coach Neal Brown. After claiming its first Sun Belt championship since 2010 last year, Troy has its sights set on capturing the first ever East division title and securing Read More

Stadium expansion to make its debut; conference rivals follow

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Troy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium has long been considered one of the Sun Belt’s top football venues, and the latest expansion further establishes that narrative. In the midst of college football’s perpetual arms race, Troy is putting the finishing touches on a new north endzone expansion costing the university approximately $25 million.  It Read More

McClain: Vision is to be one of the best non-Power Five teams in the country

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Troy athletics has seen an unprecedented level of brand exposure and on-field competitiveness in the past several years, and Athletic Director Jeremy McClain attributes the department’s success to those around him. Following the departure of former director John Hartwell, McClain was announced by Troy as the new director on August 14, 2015, Read More

Women’s tennis wins fifth straight to end regular season

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy women’s tennis team played a pair of Sun Belt teams during the weekend in Atlanta, coming away victorious in both matches. The Trojans cruised past Appalachian State 6-1 on Friday before grabbing a pivotal 4-3 win against Coastal Carolina on Sunday to stretch Troy’s match winning streak to five. Against Read More

NSD 2018: Troy signees up to 20, including 4-star transfer

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy football coaching staff put the finishing touches on the highest-rated recruiting class in Troy history during Wednesday’s National Signing Day. The Trojans wrapped up the day with a class that averaged an 81.02 rating according to 247sports.com. That average rating is the second highest in the Sun Belt, while the Read More

Troy preps for #NSD18

Scott Watkins Staff Writer National Signing Day is fast approaching, and the Troy coaching staff is gearing up to infuse the football team with fresh talent. Coming off a record-setting 2017 season, the Trojans are looking to keep the momentum rolling by signing a strong 2018 class on Wednesday. The class is currently the top-ranked recruiting Read More