Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 2

We are one week into the college football season and it feels great. Between UCLA pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the sport, Virginia Tech and Tennessee putting up defensive stands at the last second, and all of the glorious fun that occurred on Saturday, we had a pretty awesome Week 1.The best part? Week 2 is going to be even better. We have four games...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Lands Three Star Defensive Tackle Anthony Pierce Jr. Over Region Rival

Defensive Lineman Chooses Troy Over South Alabama. Neal Brown and the Troy Trojans raised its wall around the wiregrass of Alabama a little higher on Tuesday with the commitment of three star defensive tackle Anthony Pierce, Jr. out of Dothan, Alabama. Pierce currently holds offers from Southern Miss, Tulane, and in-state rival South Alabama, among seven other schools. Pierce becomes...
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June 07, 2017

Ranking the Sun Belt Pass Catchers

Troy is loaded as the rest of the league plays catch-up. As our positional preview series continues, we move to the wideouts after covering quarterbacks and running backs. Here we’ll go over the wide receivers and tight ends in tiers and tell you how each program fares heading into 2017. In a world of spread offenses, having athletes in space that can catch and make plays is very...
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May 26, 2017

Sun Belt Mailbag: Expansion On The Mind Edition

We field questions on adding new teams to the conference, Georgia State attendance and who has the best/worst unis. @markIterrell - Who returns the strongest team roster wise in 2017? Troy? App? stAte? Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports UDD: On paper, it seems Troy has the best roster in the Sun Belt. The Trojans get a four-year starter, a back that could finish the season as the...
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May 06, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Antonio Garcia, Troy

Garcia has the athleticism teams’ covet, and adding size will only improve his draft stock. Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports Antonio Garcia- Offensive Tackle, Troy Trojans HEIGHT: 6’6” WEIGHT: 302 ARM LENTH: 33 3/8” HANDS: 9 7/8” PROJECTION: 2ND-3RD ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 5.15 sec BENCH PRESS (NFL Combine): 24 VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 31” BROAD JUMP...
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April 18, 2017

Troy Trojans Football Spring Recap

2017 is the year of opportunity for the Trojans. Spring football has come and gone for the Trojans and it was another successful session for Neal Brown’s program. With the Trojans finishing on their T-Day festivities on Saturday, we’re here to put a recap on how they grew as a program in these 15 practices. Let’s break it down! Growth at Quarterback Photo by Michael Chang...
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April 16, 2017

Five Things to Watch as Troy Begins Spring Practice

The Trojans are shooting for a Sun Belt title in 2017. This week it all changed for the guys at Troy as the 2016 season is officially closed and the 2017 squad is putting on the helmets and pads for the first time this spring. A Sun Belt title should be very well in reach for Troy this fall and to do that growth must take place and questions must be answered this spring. Here we’ll...
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March 17, 2017

No. 1, 2 seeds in Sun Belt fall; Troy tops Georgia St. 74-63

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Wesley Person scored 16 points, Jordon Varnado had 15 points and nine rebounds, and sixth-seeded Troy upset No. 2 seed Georgia State 74-63 on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Top-seeded UT Arlington also lost on Saturday, setting up a finals matchup with No. 4 seed Texas State on Sunday. It will be the Trojans' first championship game since losing...
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March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Varnado, Walker lead as Troy upsets Arkansas State 81-72

TROY, Ala. (AP) 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 second time in four games while Troy (17-14, 9-8) ended a two-game slide. Varnado shot 7 for 9 from the floor for 20 points and...
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy Trojans 2017 Schedule Announced

Troy’s 2017 schedule offers ample opportunity for the Trojans to build off their 2016 season. The Sun Belt Conference released the schedules for 2017 football season today and many are wondering how the scheduling will play out. The Troy faithful are excited for the upcoming 2017 season. April 15th Troy’s T-day game is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the Trojan fans will see which...
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March 01, 2017

Texas-Arlington beats Troy for share of Sun Belt title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jorge Bilbao scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Faith Pope added 14, and Texas-Arlington dominated down low to beat Troy 82-67 on Monday night and clinch a share of the Sun Belt Conference regular season title. Jalen Jones and Kevin Hervey scored 13 apiece for the Mavericks (23-6, 13-3), who shot 50 percent from the floor to Troy's 41 percent and...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy Releases Spring Schedule

The Trojans release their plans for this year’s spring session. With March just around the corner, Troy released info about the Trojans’ upcoming spring practice schedule and it’s new hashtag #TroyIsBack. With expectations sky high entering 2016, it is vital that Troy improves and builds its brand during this period. Here are the listed dates... The Trojans will open up practice...
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February 24, 2017

Varnado has 21 points, 12 boards, Troy beats App State 76-66

TROY, Ala. (AP) Jordon Varnado scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Troy beat Appalachian State 76-66 on Monday night. App State made the first basket of the second half to take a 34-33 lead but Troy scored 14 of the next 16 points for an 11-point lead. Juan Davis Jr., Wesley Person and Kevin Baker each hit a 3-pointer during the run and Varnado converted a 3-point...
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February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Don’t Let Troy’s Air Raid Fool You

Troy’s key to a Sun Belt title will come on the ground. When Troy brought on Neal Brown to run the show after the 2014 season, most people thought the Trojans would be throwing the ball around the park in the Air Raid offense. Troy has done that, but the key to their immediate success has been the effectiveness of their ground game. The Trojans have been surprisingly physical...
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February 14, 2017

Baker's deep 3 lifts Troy past Louisiana-Monroe 73-72 in OT

MONROE, La. (AP) Jordon Varnado scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Kevin Baker sank the winning 3-pointer in overtime to lift Troy to a 73-72 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Monday night. Troy, trailing by two in OT after Louisiana-Monroe got a bucket from Travis Munnings to make it 72-70, got the ball to Baker and he launched it from deep behind the arc with 3.4 left...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams has 18, clinching FT as S Alabama tops Troy 76-71

TROY, Ala. (AP) Ken Williams had 18 points, including the clinching free throws with one second remaining and South Alabama edged Troy 76-71 on Saturday night. The Jaguars (11-12, 4-6 Sun Belt), took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Shaq Calhoun that made it 68-66 and started an 8-0 run. The Trojans got it to 74-71 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Person with nine seconds left. Neither...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy Continues to Rebuild the Wall: Trojans reel in second best class in the Sun Belt

Neal Brown continues to rise Troy’s stock with the Sun Belt’s second best recruiting class. Signing Day has finally arrived and there is positivity running through every FBS program. Today is the first official day of the 2017 season as schools from all over the country are filling out their rosters with newcomers from the high school and junior college ranks. There’s a big...
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February 01, 2017

Person scores 19, late run lifts Troy over Georgia Southern

TROY, Ala. (AP) Wesley Person scored 19 points, DeVon Walker added 15 with nine rebounds and Troy knocked off Sun Belt Conference-leader Georgia Southern 83-76 on Monday night. Juan Davis Jr. added 10 points and Kevin Baker scored eight with six rebounds and seven assists for Troy (12-11, 4-5). The Trojans hit three 3-pointers, and five different players scored, during a 15-3...
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January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy’s five impact players in the 2017 recruiting class

Five newcomers we think will contribute to Neal Brown’s squad this fall. It was a great year for the Troy football program in Neal Brown’s second season as the Trojans recorded double-digit wins for the first time as an FBS program. Now expectations are sky high going into 2017 and Troy’s ultimate goal will be to run the table and achieve the Group of Five bid for a New Years...
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January 25, 2017

Troy Class of 2017 Immediate Performers

Five players we think will contribute for Neal Brown’s squad this fall. It was a great year for the Troy football program in Neal Brown’s second season as the Trojans recorded double-digit wins for the first time as an FBS program. Now expectations are sky high going into 2017 and Troy’s ultimate goal will be to run the table and achieve the Group of Five bid for a New Years...
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January 25, 2017

Person hits 10 3s in Troy win over Texas-Arlington

TROY, Ala. (AP) Wesley Person scored a career-high 39 points with 10 3-pointers, Jordon Varnado added 24 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Troy beat Texas-Arlington 93-71 on Saturday. Jeremy Hollimon scored 10 points and Kevin Baker had five assists for the Trojans (10-8, 2-2 Sun Belt), who made 17 of 31 from behind the arc (54.8 percent) and 33 of 56 from the floor (58.9 percent...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy escapes 80-77 as Georgia State rims out 3 at buzzer

ATLANTA (AP) Jeremy Hollimon and Juan Davis Jr. scored 16 points apiece and Troy held off Georgia State 80-77 on Monday night. Wesley Person and Kevin Baker each went 1 for 2 from the free-throw line for Troy in the final 21.2 seconds for three-point leads. Devin Mitchell scored a quick layup with 14.4 seconds to get Georgia State within 79-77 and after Baker missed his second...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern 2016 Season Recap: The Lost Year

While the Eagles may have earned a win over Troy to end the 2016 campaign, it does not excuse the seven losses that came before it. There’s an old saying by General George S. Patton that goes, “Pressure makes diamonds.” But what the decorated Army commander left out of that quote was that it also bursts pipes. And Georgia Southern’s 2016 season can easily be compared to...
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January 07, 2017

Troy Rebuilds the Wall

A closer look at the Trojans’ spectacular season. This year was a great season to be a Troy Trojan with ten wins and the rise of the Neal Brown era. Only in his second season as head coach, it did not take Coach Brown long to “rebuild the wall.” Last season was disappointing for the Trojan faithful after finished 4-8 but it made this 10-3 season for Troy much sweeter. The Trojans...
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January 06, 2017

South Alabama comes back to beat Troy 76-75

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Ken Williams scored 18 points and South Alabama overcame a five-point deficit in the final two minutes to beat Troy 76-75 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Monday night. A Jordon Varnado layup gave Troy a 75-70 lead with 1:57 left, but South Alabama quickly rallied. Herb McGee hit two free throws and layup on back-to-back possessions to cut...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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