Troy believes in miracles

Troy Athletics photo The Troy baseball and softball programs hosted Troy’s Miracle League, a local baseball league for special-needs children and adults. The league usually plays at the Troy Recreation Center, but celebrated opening day at Riddle-Pace field as Trojan fans watched along.   Scott Shelton Staff Writer About 50 special-needs children, adults and their families gathered under the lights of Riddle-Pace Field on Monday for the opening day of the Miracle League in Troy. Monday night gave an opportunity for special-needs children and adults to play baseball with Troy…

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Trop talks tips and tricks for maintaining a social life while on a budget

contributed by Linh Cao Fan Wu, a junior human resource management major from China and Ruifeng Wang, an assistant coordinator of special international initiatives, participated in the prom themed Starry Night on April 11. Tickets cost $5, and included food, dancing and games — a past example of a great local event to help keep students socially active while also being kind to their wallets.  Lilly Barnett Staff Writer Being a college student, we all understand how difficult it can be to maintain a social life while keeping to a…

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Swampers awarded Hall-Waters Prize

Georgia Blanchard Chief Copy Editor Two Muscle Shoals “Swampers” were honored for their nearly 50-year-long songwriting tenure with the 2019 Hall-Waters Prize for Excellence in Southern Writing on April 12. Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, famous for writing songs for the likes of Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  Kirk Curnutt, a professor of English and the chair of the English department at Troy, presented Penn and Oldham with the…

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Silvers signed to Jets

Wesley Kirchharr Sports Editor The New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) have signed former Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers.  The Jets announced the acquisition on April, 10. After finishing his time with the Trojans, Silvers went to play for the Memphis Express, a football program in the Alliance of American Football (AAF). During four years as a signal caller for Troy, Silvers posted 10,677 yards through the air with 79 touchdowns. Silvers also posted 29 interceptions, all while completing 64 percent of his attempts.  Silvers, who went undrafted…

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Men’s golf takes 14th at Shoal Creek Invite

Troy Athletics photo Freshman Brent Hamm paced the Trojans behind the tee, placing 39th among individuals after shooting one-under in the first round before finishing the invite at eight-over.   Dylan Hurst Staff Writer The Troy men’s golf team placed 14th out of a 15-team field at the Shoal Creek Invitational, which finished play this Tuesday at the Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.  First-round play was stopped on Monday evening after teams were still on the course after heavy storms hammered the area on Sunday. Freshman Brent Hamm…

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