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Troy falls to Middle Tennessee in Regular Season Rematch

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chaton Mobley and Frank Peasant had touchdown runs and Middle Tennessee shut out Troy for most of the second half for a 20-17 victory on Saturday. Troy (4-4) was without second-year coach Chip Lindsey, who announced…

Sun Belt reschedules three Troy Football games for December

TROY, Ala. – The Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday morning a shuffled December schedule for several league teams, including Troy, as the Sun Belt worked to complete full eight-game conference schedules for all league members following several postponements due to COVID-19…

Troy Wins at Arkansas State, 38-10

Jacob Free accounted for three first-half touchdowns, leading Troy to a 38-10 victory over Arkansas State. Free was 33-of-45 passing for a career-best 419 yards. He threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Luke Whittemore and a 34-yard score to Reggie…

Troy nearly gets Onside Kick, falls to Georgia State

Cornelious Brown IV threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Georgia State won 36-34 after Troy missed on a 2-point pass in the final minute on Saturday. Brown passed 36 yards to Roger Carter for a touchdown then ran…

Troy escapes past EKU 31-29

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Evan Legassey kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give Troy a 31-29 victory over Eastern Kentucky. Parker McKinney threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keyion Dixon, capping a 10-play, 80-yard drive that gave…

Division I Basketball is set to begin on November 25th

The Division I Council approved moving the first contest date in Division I men’s and women’s basketball to Nov. 25 for the 2020-21 season. No exhibition games or closed scrimmages will be allowed before that date. Moving the start date…

Troy Postpones Season Opener against ULM to December

TROY, Alabama – Troy’s football season opener scheduled for Sept. 5 against ULM has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. the Sun Belt Conference announced Thursday. Positive tests at ULM – followed by contact tracing, quarantines, and return…

Players Unite in Push to Save College Season, Create Union

College football players from across the country are uniting. They want to save a season threatened by the pandemic and make sure they won't be left out of the big decisions anymore. After Clemson star Trevor Lawrence sparked a movement…

Sun Belt keeps 8-game league football schedule

The Sun Belt Conference will keep its eight-game league football schedule and allow its members to play up to four non conference games this season. The conference's 10 members had 12 games scheduled against Power Five conference opponents, but with…

Troy reacts to Passing of HOF Radio Voice, Ralph Black

TROY, Ala. – Troy Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Ralph Black passed away Friday, July 17; he was 79 years old. Black was responsible for many historic calls during his 26 years as the play-by-play broadcaster for Troy football, basketball and…

Alabama, Auburn and Troy on Bednarik Award Watch List

TROY, Ala. – Troy All-America linebacker Carlton Martial has been named to the Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The Bednarik Award is presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college…

College Football HOF Ballot includes SEC, Troy Trojans

  2021 FBS PLAYER CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS Flozell Adams, Michigan State-Offensive Tackle-1997 First Team All-American and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year…Three-time All-Big Ten performer who helped Spartans to three consecutive bowl appearances…Helped…

Troy Completes 2023 Football Schedule with Stephen F. Austin

TROY, Ala. – Troy wrapped up its 2023 non-conference football schedule with the addition of Stephen F. Austin to open the season on Sept. 2, both schools announced Friday. The Trojans and Lumberjacks have a brief history having split the previous…

Alabama, Troy represented on Walter Camp All-American Teams

2020 Walter Camp PRESEASON All-America Teams First Team Offense Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown WR      Ja’Marr Chase, LSU *                                                6-1       200      Jr.        Harvey, LA WR      DeVonta Smith, Alabama                               6-1       175      Sr.        Amite, LA TE       Kyle Pitts, Florida                                           6-6      …

Troy adds Iowa to 2024 Football Schedule

Troy finalized its 2024 non-conference schedule with the addition of a game at Iowa on Sept. 14, both schools announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two schools. Troy’s visit to Kinnick Stadium will be its first…

Troy Football adds Four-Game Series with Army to the Schedule

TROY, Ala. – Troy continued to fill out its future football schedules with the addition of a four-game series against Army West Point, Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones announced Friday. Troy will host the Black Knights in 2022 and 2031,…

Troy and UAB football to renew series in 2028, 2029

TROY, Ala. – Troy and UAB will renew its football rivalry with a two-game series in 2028 and 2029, both schools announced Friday. The Trojans and Blazers met every year from 2009 until 2014 before UAB disbanded its program for two…

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…

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…

Troy Begins Lindsey Era with 43-14 Win Over Campbell

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Senior quarterback Kaleb Barker threw two touchdown passes and DK Billingsley ran for two scores in coach Chip Lindsey's debut and Troy beat Campbell 43-14 in Saturday's season opener for both teams. Barker, who missed the…

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,…

Troy names Jones new Athletic Director

TROY, Alabama – Brent Jones was introduced as Troy University's new Director of Athletics following a two-year stint as Troy's Deputy Director of Athletics for External Operations, Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins,…

Former Troy Hooper Signs with Iowa State

Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Monday that Johnson, who averaged 10.4 points a game last season, will join the team next fall. Johnson will sit out next season due to the NCAA's…

Troy elevates offensive assistants Moore, Reagan

Troy coach Neal Brown has promoted two of his offensive assistants, including new offensive coordinator Matt Moore. Brown announced the promotions Thursday. Moore will still coach the offensive line. Sean Reagan will be quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator. Moore was…

Troy Fans Kick Off Football Season

The Troy Trojans kicked off the football season against Boise State, Saturday afternoon. The game is an away game at Boise State in Idaho. But Troy fans gathered for a watch party at Santa Fe restaurant in Troy, to watch…

Sun Belt Conference Wants Arkansas Gun Law Changed

The Sun Belt Conference says it wants college sporting events exempted from a new Arkansas law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, the second conference to call for changes to the gun rights measure. Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson said…

Troy Falls to Duke in NCAA Tournament 87 to 65

Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East…

Lady Trojans Back-to-Back Sun Belt Champions

ArJae' Saunders scored 13 points, Claresa Banks added 12 before each fouled out and Troy won back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Tournament championships after a 78-64 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday night. La'Tia Fils-Aime' added 12 points for third-seeded Troy (22-10),…

Troy Captures Sun Belt Title; Earn Berth in NCAA Tourney

Jordon Varnado had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Troy defeated Texas State 59-53 in the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Sunday at Lakefront Arena. The sixth-seeded Trojans (22-14) advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the…

Trojans Snap 2-Game Skid with a Win Against Arkansas State

Jordon Varnado and DeVon Walker combined for 38 points and Troy upset Arkansas State 81-72 in a wire-to-wire win on Thursday night, securing its first winning season in seven years. Arkansas State, second in the Sun Belt, lost for the…

Demarcus Ware to Have Possible Career Ending Back Surgery

DeMarcus Ware needs season-ending back surgery that could spell the end of his NFL career. The Denver Broncos placed Ware on injured reserve Wednesday along with cornerback Kayvon Webster, who sustained a concussion last weekend at Kansas City. The Broncos…

Troy Routs Point University in Men's Basketball Action

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Jordon Varnado scored 19 points and Troy raced past Point University 114-52 on Wednesday night. DeVon Walker and Wesley Person each added 15 points with Jeremy Hollimon scoring 10 points with seven assists and Shawn Hopkins…

Eastern Illinois beats Troy with late free throws 71-67

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Montell Goodwin, shooting his first free throws of the game, made both with 15 seconds left to snap a tie in Eastern Illinois' 71-67 victory over Troy on Monday. After Kevin Baker missed a long 3-pointer…

Troy’s Brown: Munger Coach of the Year semifinalist

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Troy head coach Neal Brown has been named a semifinalist for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Friday afternoon. Brown has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround and a historic season…

Cokley has 18 points, UAB rolls over Troy 74-51

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Chris Cokley had 18 points and eight rebounds as UAB rolled over Troy 74-51 on Thursday night. UAB (2-1) is 9-0 against Troy and has won eight of the nine meetings by double digits. Dirk Williams…

Chills leads Trojans to 91-74 win over Belmont

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Jayla Chills scored a career-high 21 points as the Troy women’s basketball team defeated Belmont, 91-74, on Wednesday at Trojan Arena. Chills scored seven of the team’s first nine points and finished 9-for-20 from the field.…

#25 ranked Troy hosts Sun Belt's Arkansas State Thursday

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Never in the history of the Sun Belt Conference have two league teams met with unblemished records of 5-0 or better. That all changes Thursday night when No. 25 Troy plays host to Arkansas State in…

Troy's Sonny Kirkpatrick resigns

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Troy University volleyball head coach Sonny Kirkpatrick has resigned his position effective immediately, Athletics Director Jeremy McClain announced Tuesday. “I would like to thank Sonny for his commitment to Troy University and our student-athletes,” McClain said.…

Troy women's hoops ready for home opener tip

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy women’s basketball team looks to rebound from a season opening loss as it plays host to Belmont at noon on Wednesday at Trojan Arena. The special tip time is in place to allow area…

Troy wins thriller vs Appy State, Trojans now 8-1

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Jordan Chunn scored from 11 yards out with 62 seconds remaining in the game and Troy’s defense held off a last-ditch effort by Appalachian State as the Trojans knocked off the Mountaineers, 28-24, Saturday night in…

Troy beats Appalachian State 28-24; shares lead in Sun Belt

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Chunn ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:02 left, and Troy beat Appalachian State 28-24 on Saturday. Brandon Silvers led the game-winning 85-yard drive, capped by Chunn's 11-yard scoring run up the…

Troy scores big 135-76 in season opener against Toccoa Falls

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Troy started off the game hot and never looked back en route to a record-shattering 135-76 victory Friday in Trojan Arena against Toccoa Falls to kick off the season opener. The Trojans scored early and often…

Stingy defense leads Auburn women to 61-52 win over Troy

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn’s women’s basketball team came within striking distance of a school record for turnovers, forcing 38 in a season-opening 61-52 victory over Troy at Auburn Arena Friday night. The Tigers (1-0) struggled to finish on the offensive…

Troy announces plans for $24 million football building

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Troy will start building a football facility behind the north end zone right after this season. Athletic director Jeremy McClain announced plans for the $24 million, 70,000-square-foot facility Thursday. Troy will also build a 35-by-90-foot video…

Troy horsehide signs 9

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball program added nine players that signed with the Trojans in the early signing period, head coach Mark Smartt announced on Thursday. The signing class includes five high school seniors and four junior college…

Troy women's hoops opens season Friday at Auburn

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy women’s basketball team opens the 2016-17 regular season on the road against Auburn on Friday; tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. The game be broadcast on WTBF 970 AM, live stats can be found…

Troy reveals Veterans Memorial North End Zone Facility & Groundbreaking

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Troy University will begin construction on a state-of-the-art Veterans Memorial Stadium North End Zone Football Facility immediately following the conclusion of the 2016 football season, Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain announced at a press conference Thursday.…

Troy women's hoops signs six

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - Troy women's basketball head coach Chanda Rigby announced the signing of six student-athletes on Wednesday as the NCAA early signing period began. The Trojans added Queen Ford (Sipsey Valley, Ala.), Sky'Lynn Holmes (Mt. Pleasant, Texas), Shaterrika…

Troy softball signs 7 for 2017 class

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Troy softball head coach Beth Mullins announced the signing of seven standout high school players to the Trojan softball team on Wednesday. The signing class consists of Kynsley Blasingame, Hope Hernandez, Kelly Horne, Sydney Sessions, Bailey Taylor, Talia…

Trojans' tribute to military set for Saturday

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - Troy University will salute veterans and active duty members of the military during Saturday's Military Appreciation football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Since 2000, the University has designated one home football game near Veterans Day to…

Trojans roll past UMass 52-31, now 7-1

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Brandon Silvers accounted for four touchdowns and the Troy defense was credited with five sacks as the Trojans moved to 7-1 on the season with a 52-31 victory over UMass Saturday night in Veterans Memorial Stadium.…

Silvers' 3 TD passes lift Troy to 52-31 win over UMass

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Brandon Silvers passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and Troy converted two Massachusett's turnovers into scores to beat the Minutemen 52-31 on Saturday. Silvers finished 26 of 36 for 245 yards, with a 5-yard…

Troy drops AUM 93-62 in exhibition

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - The Trojans started the season hitting on all cylinders as Troy shot 46.8 percent from the field en route to a 93-62 win in an exhibition game against AUM Thursday night. Picking up right where he…

Lady Trojan netters conclude Fall season in Florida

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy women’s tennis teams travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to close out the fall season at the UNF Invite Nov. 4-6. Competing for the Trojans will be senior Alicia Rodriguez, juniors Nancy Karaky, Sanae Ohta, Efriliya…

Auburn's Carlson; Troy's Kay among Lou Groza Award semifinalists

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (palmbeachsports.com) -- The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has released the 20 semifinalists for the 2016 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl. These twenty kickers have all excelled throughout the season in…

Troy’s Ryan Kay named Groza Award semifinalist

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Troy senior kicker Ryan Kay has been named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award presented by the Orange Bowl, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Thursday. The Groza Award is presented annually to the…

Trojan trio named to All-Sun Belt team

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) ­– Seniors Alex Huynh and Abby Reynolds as well as junior Haley Roberson were named Second Team All-Sun Belt as voted by the league’s coaches, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Huynh, a transfer from Colorado, played…

Trojans make moves at East Bay Classic

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (troytrojans.com) – Jared Bettcher, Clayton Vannoy and Luke Moser combined for 11 birdies to lead a Troy charge up the leaderboard in Monday’s second round of the East Bay Classic at Kiawah on the Turtle Point Golf…

Rodriguez shines as Troy wraps up Roberta Allison Classic 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – Troy women’s tennis concludes play at the Roberta Allison Fall Classic hosted by the University of Alabama. The Trojans got off to a strong start in day one of the tournament with two wins in doubles…

Troy falls to Coastal Carolina on Senior Night

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  - The Troy volleyball team fell to Sun Belt East Division leader, Coastal Carolina, in three sets (15-25, 13-25, 15-25) as the senior class was honored on Saturday night at Trojan Arena. Troy (8-21, 2-10 Sun Belt)…

Troy softball unveils 2017 schedule

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - The Troy University softball team and head coach Beth Mullins announced its 2017 schedule on Friday, which features five Sun Belt Conference series being played at home. "I am very excited about the schedule we have…

Troy volleyball wraps home dates this weekend

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - The Troy volleyball team concludes its home schedule against Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina for a pair of weekend matchups at Trojan Arena. The Trojans face Appalachian State on Friday night at 6 p.m., and will…

Troy's Mikki Lewis named CoSIDA Academic All-District

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) ­– Troy junior goalkeeper Mikki Lewis has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team, the organization announced on Thursday. Lewis is a St. Johns, Fla., native majoring in…

2 arrested in theft of Super Bowl ring from Ware

DENVER (AP) - Police say two men have been arrested on suspicion of breaking into the home of Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware and stealing his Super Bowl 50 ring. Denver police spokesman John White said Wednesday that Ware's stolen…

Troy women’s basketball ranked in preseason poll

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy women’s basketball team, reigning Sun Belt Conference champions, was selected to win the league by the coaches last week. Now, the Trojans have been recognized as one of the top mid-major programs in the…

Troy’s Clayton Vannoy named Sun Belt Golfer of the Week

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The nation’s No. 32 ranked player, Clayton Vannoy, has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. Vannoy is off to a remarkable start to the season…

#RankTroy movement gaining national recognition

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  - Following Troy University’s win over the University of South Alabama last Thursday, a Facebook page and Twitter account urging AP and Coaches Poll voters to #RankTroy sprouted up and the movement gained momentum quickly. The fan-created…

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