Meet the Trojans

by Rylee Bamberger This week’s featured Trojan is none other than RaJae’ Johnson.  Johnson is a wide receiver for the Troy football team. The new addition to this Trojan offense has been a cornerstone in the passing game. The senior transfer from UAB has gone under the radar throughout the season despite producing highlight after highlight.  Johnson does not put up huge numbers on the stat sheet, but when he gets the ball in his hands, you can feel the entire game change. During week one at Ole Miss, Johnson’s…

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Troy Goes 2-1 in Trojan Invitational

by Taylor Fraze The Troy volleyball team played host to the Trojan Invitational over the weekend inviting Alabama State, Gardner-Webb and Jacksonville to compete. The Trojans finished the tournament 2-1 with wins over Alabama State and Gardner-Webb. Tori Hester totaled 54 kills over the span of these three games, and Amara Anderson complimented with 122 assists.  Troy played host to Alabama State Thursday night in what would end up being a beat down. Troy swept Alabama State, winning three straight sets to claim the victory 3-0. The Trojans dominated from start to…

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Cashing in Connections

by Caleb Thomas The IDEA Bank and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce held the Business After Hours networking event last Thursday to connect students with the business owners of Troy. “It’s an opportunity for local business professionals, business owners, and those that are involved in the community to meet-and-greet, to socialize and to make connections and networking,” said Preston Pritchett, Program Coordinator at the IDEA Bank and a lecturer in the Sorrell College of Business. Organizers say linking business owners together can bring about financial growth in the whole…

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Defense Leads Troy Past Marshall

by Caleb Thomas In front of the fourth largest recorded crowd at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy defeated Marshall 16-7 last Saturday to move to 2-2 on the season.  27,514 fans witnessed the victory under the lights Saturday night, as Head Coach Jon Sumrall got his first Sun Belt victory as Troy’s head coach.  “We came back after the heartbreak of last week and competed with great effort,” said Sumrall during the postgame press conference.  It was a memorable night for plenty of reasons, but the most notable has to be…

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