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Former Troy Football Standout John Johnson Dies after Motorcycle Wreck

Graphic Image from Troy University Troy University has announced that John Johnson, a standout wide receiver from 2014-17, has died after a motorcycle crash in Jacksonville, Florida. According to Jacksonville TV station WTLV/WJXX, the police report says Johnson was trying to pass a truck on his motorcycle yesterday when he hit the back side of the truck and was thrown…

Late Game Heroics Leads Troy to a Perfect Weekend in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Troy Athletics) – Troy’s Japonica James struggled to get the ball to go into the hoop for most of the Las Vegas trip, but the senior showed moxie and was the spark that the Trojans needed late in a battle against Kent State. James’ late game heroics were enough as Troy closed out the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic…

Barker, Billingsley boost Troy over Georgia Southern

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, DK Billingsley rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Troy defeated Georgia Southern 49-28 on Saturday. Troy (4-5, 2/3 Sun Belt) scored the game’s first 14 points and went on to lead 27-14 at halftime. Georgia Southern (5-4, 3-2) closed to within 27-21 on the first play of…

Troy men open basketball season with loss to UAB

  TROY, Ala. — Makhtar Gueye drained a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds to give UAB a 76-75 victory over Troy on Thursday night. UAB’s Zack Bryant tied the game at 73-73 when he nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk with 44 seconds remaining. Troy’s KJ Simon answered with his own dunk 10 seconds later to put Troy back out front…

Troy tops South Alabama in the Battle for the Belt

TROY, Ala. — Kaleb Barker connected with receiver Kaylon Geiger for two touchdowns and Troy beat in-state rival South Alabama 37-13 on Wednesday night in the Battle for the Belt. Will Sunderland made it 30-13 with an easy interception, returning it 27 yards early in the fourth quarter for Troy’s second interception. Freshman Trevon Woolfolk sealed it on a 4-yard run for his first career touchdown. Barker,…

Troy’s Tyler Sumpter Named to Groza Award Watch List

TROY, Alabama – Troy junior kicker Tyler Sumpter has been named to the Groza Award Watch List, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top place kicker. A native of Hoover, Ala., Sumpter earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors following last season and in this preseason after connecting on 18-of-24 field…