Georgia State win costs Trojan football starting quarterback, Kaleb Barker

Wesley Kirchharr Sports Editor Following a costly win against Georgia State on Thursday, the Troy football team heads to Lynchburg, Virginia, to face the Liberty Flames despite missing some of its key pieces.  Head Coach Neal Brown revealed on Monday that Kaleb Barker is out for the season and Tron Folsom is questionable for Saturday’s non-conference matchup. “The win came with cost,” Brown said. “Kaleb Barker tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament); he’ll be out for the season.  “He’s going to have surgery on Friday. I hate it for him.…

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Trojan football takes best record in Sun Belt

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team exploded for 554 yards of offense and forced two turnovers on defense to defeat the Georgia State Panthers 37-20 at home on Thursday night.  This win moves the Trojans to 3-0 in Sun Belt play, the best record in the conference and 5-1 overall.  “I am proud of the players and staff on the short week,” said Troy Head Coach Neal Brown. “I was impressed with what they did.  “We had several guys that went down. We always talk about a ‘next…

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Softball rolls in fall home opener

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer The long-anticipated start to the 2018 softball season kicked off on Saturday with two Trojan victories against Northwest Florida State at home.  In the first game of the doubleheader, both teams struggled out of the gate.  In the third inning, Northwest Florida State would face nine total Trojan hitters. With the bases loaded, freshman Katie Lively was hit by a pitch that put the score 2-0.  Back-to-back singles by Madalyn Porter and Kaylee Hussey were the last runs Troy would score until the sixth inning. Hope…

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Ultimate Frisbee club joins D-I league

Tu To Staff Writer With Ultimate Frisbee reported as one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, it is no surprise that the Troy University Ultimate Frisbee club is growing. This year marks the team’s first time playing in the official Division I (DI) league. According to USA Ultimate, Ultimate Frisbee is a game played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. It combines the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football. The object…

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‘Fresh’ track still underway

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor A new Olympic-quality track is being installed at the Jesse H. Colley Track/Soccer Complex at Troy University. “I think from practice, player performance, recruiting — you name it, it’s going to have a huge impact on (athletes) once it’s complete,” said Tony Ferrante, the senior associate director of athletics for operations and facilities. “You know, everybody wants the best facility they can have, and this is going to put us right back up there with everyone in our conference and everybody in the region.” The project,…

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