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Troy Men lose to North Dakota in Paradise Classic

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Trojans fought back from a 14- point second-half deficit but would eventually fall to North Dakota 72-74 in the opening game of the Paradise Classic from Boca Raton Friday night. "It was a hard-fought game,…

Troy Can't Upset No. 24 Coastal Carolina

Troy’s Upset Bid Falls Short at No. 24 Coastal Carolina As usual, Troy and Coastal Carolina played into the final minute with the outcome in doubt. As has been the case for the past three years, the No. 24 Chanticleers…

Troy Falls to South Carolina 23-14 in Columbia

David Spaulding returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown and Parker White kicked three field goals and South Carolina overcame several mistakes in the second half to hold off Troy 23-14.

Troy names Powell starting quarterback

TROY, Ala. – Troy head coach Chip Lindsey announced Thursday that Taylor Powell will be the Trojans’ starting quarterback heading into the team’s season opener against Southern next weekend. The announcement ends a QB battle between Powell and Gunnar Watson,…

Sun Belt Media Day

TROY, Ala. – Troy linebacker Carlton Martial has been named the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and four total Trojans were selected to the SBC Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced…

Troy names Skylar Meade as new Baseball Coach

TROY, Ala. – One of the most respected and renowned assistant coaches in the country, Skylar Meade has been named Troy’s new baseball head coach following four seasons as the pitching coach at South Carolina, Troy Director of Athletics Brent…

Troy's Smartt steps down as Baseball Coach

TROY, Ala. – Troy and Mark Smartt announced Monday a mutual decision for Smartt to step aside as Troy’s baseball head coach following six seasons in the role. Smartt will remain with the Troy Athletics Department as a special advisor to…

Troy falls in Sun Belt vs Arkansas State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Arkansas State scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to quash a Troy rally and walk away with a 9-6 victory Friday afternoon in the Sun Belt Conference…

Ware partners with Troy to debut D2W App

TROY, Ala. – Troy University, Troy Athletics and Troy legend DeMarcus Ware have teamed up for a dynamic partnership that will provide Troy University students, fans, employees and alumni with free access to Ware’s…

Troy beats Alabama State at Riverwalk, 16-3

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State fell behind early and could not recover, falling to Troy 16-3 in a midweek contest Wednesday afternoon at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium. Troy (10-10) got on the board early against Hornet starter Osvaldo Mendez, with five…

Troy women fall in heartbreaker to Texas A&M

AUSTIN, Texas – More. Than. Champions. That’s the mantra of the 2020-21 Troy Trojans women’s basketball program. Never was that mantra on display better than Monday night on national television (ESPN2) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite…

Troy Women win Sun Belt Conference Tournament

NEW ORLEANS – Troy is headed back to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the third time in the last five years that the event has been hosted after defeating Louisiana, 73-65, Monday afternoon in the Sun Belt Conference Championship…

Troy men beat Spring Hill, breaks record for Home start

TROY, Ala. -- For the First time in Troy's 27-year Division-I history, the Troy men's basketball team has started 6-0 at home. The sixth and final victory of that stretch was Tuesday's 90-73 victory at Trojan Arena over Spring Hill…

Troy names Meadows as Offensive Coordinator

TROY, Ala. – Luke Meadows, a 23-year collegiate coaching veteran, has been named Troy’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, head coach Chip Lindsey announced Tuesday. Meadows joins the Troy staff following two years at Kansas and was part of…

Early Signing Period Updates for Alabama, Auburn and Troy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football announced the addition of 24 student-athletes to its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. The 24 high school players come from 11 states – Alabama (5), Florida (5), Texas…

Louisiana-Monroe Cancels Thursday's Game at Troy

Troy University's football season finale scheduled for Thursday against ULM has been canceled by ULM due to the Warhawks not having enough players available to play the game, Troy University said in a statement. This is the second time the…

Troy Blanks South Alabama 29-0 in Battle for the Belt

Gunnar Watson threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns while wearing thick pads to protect fractured ribs and Troy blanked South Alabama 29-0 in Mobile to win the “Battle of the Belt” for a third straight time. Watson threw all…

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…

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