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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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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Troy wins over A&M

By Taylor Fraze Troy head football coach Jon Sumrall earned his first win as Troy’s head coach with a 38-17 victory over Alabama A&M Saturday night. Troy reported attendance at 87-percent capacity as 26,189 fans waited in anticipation for Sumrall’s first home game leading the Trojans. The weather was not pleasant, but the fans remained fired up and contributed to the electric atmosphere at The Vet. The game kicked off at 6:02 p.m. with A&M receiving the ball first. The offense was dormant on both sides as the weather seemed…

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Cheer team ranks nationally

Cailey Wright Staff Writer The Troy University Cheer team traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer competition and made it to finals for the first time since 2017. Rannon Pasibe, a senior member of the cheer team and a criminal justice major, said the team worked strenuously since before the beginning of the year for No. 6 in the nation in their division. “Starting at the beginning of December, my team and I practiced two or three times a day until we left for Orlando…

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