New year, new coach

Sumrall steps in to lead Trojan football Jack Ryan  Miller-Wells Staff Writer  After three straight five-win seasons and a heartbreaking season-ending loss, Troy Football began looking for a new beginning. Enter Jon Sumrall. Sumrall, not a stranger to Troy, has been here with success before. Under then-coach Neal Brown, Sumrall was the assistant head coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator from 2015-2017.  During his tenure, the Trojans saw massive achievements, having a cumulative record of 25-13, winning their two bowl game appearances during that time, and becoming the first…

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Men’s tennis wins ninth straight

Tanner Colvin Sports Writer Men’s tennis is on a winning hot streak with the team’s ninth straight victory over Southern Miss. This was Troy’s seventh away win on the season, improving the Trojans’ record to 15-1.   Troy started off strong with two points from Nicolas Simkin and Christopher Tasker’s doubles victory along with Carles Anton and Amer Bedwan winning their match giving Troy the early lead.  Troy won all but one match in singles.  Anton and Simkin both won their matches and secured important points for the Trojans. Tasker,…

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Troy finishes strong at Spring Break Shootout

Kennedy Roy Sports Editor The Troy women’s golf team posted the second-lowest tally of Tuesday’s final round at the Spring Break Shootout.  As a team, the Trojans moved up into 5th place while Shaelee Scarberry moved up to a tie for 4th.  The Trojans ended the tournament with 38 birdies collectively along with carding 11 birdies.  Scarberry individually shot 1-over par and Elizabeth Preus shot even par on the day. Preus had a strong opening round with a start of three birdies on her first four holes. Right before the…

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Football staff announcements + spring game update

Wesley Kircharr Sports Writer The Troy football team is making big strides into its next campaign as it announced key hires and began its spring practice.  Head Coach Chip Lindsey announced earlier this week Dayne Brown would be promoted and the Trojans would welcome a new face to the staff, Caleb Ross. Brown has been with the Trojans since the 2019 season where he has served as the director of recruiting. Brown spent one season with the Kansas Jayhawks where he was the assistant director of recruiting, as well as…

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Softball sweeps UT Arlington

Hanna Cooper Editor-In-Chief For just the second time in program history, and the first time in Arlington, Texas, the Troy softball team swept UT Arlington during the opening weekend of conference play.  Leanna Johnson surpassed the 500 career strikeouts milestone en route to a shutout win over UT Arlington, 5-0, before Troy utilized timely offensive bursts to down the Mavericks and take the series, 4-1, Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.  Needing seven strikeouts to top the 500 mark, Johnson fanned 10 Mavericks to become the second Trojan in program history…

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