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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8 days ago

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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10 days ago

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

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

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

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

Troy Trojans defeat Ohio to close out a fine season

The Troy Trojans defeated Ohio 28-23 in the Dollar General Bowl to close out the school’s best season as an FBS member. Make no mistake about it: this was a fantastic season for Neal Brown’s club. After finishing 4-8 last year, the Trojans won 10 games for the first time since moving up to the FBS level in 2001. They also pushed Clemson to the limit in the second game of the...
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December 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Chunn, Troy 'D' top Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Jordan Chunn had three short touchdown runs and Troy intercepted four passes in a 28-23 victory over Ohio in the Dollar General Bowl on Friday night. The Trojans (10-3) finished off their first 10-win season since moving up to the FBS in 2001, thanks largely to a defense that came up with three big fourth-quarter stops. The first Sun Belt Conference team to crack...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Varnado's big second half sparks Troy to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jordon Varnado scored all 21 of his points in the second half when Troy pulled away from Chicago State 83-65 on Friday. The Trojans' victory came in the championship game of the ''Visitors' Finals'' at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Kevin Baker made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Wesley Person and Jeremy Hollimon each scored 14 for Troy (8-6...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker, Person help Troy hold on for 92-84 win over Cornell

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kevin Baker and Wesley Person combined to score 29 second-half points and Troy held on for a 92-84 win over Cornell on Thursday at the Las Vegas Classic. Person had 17 of his 19 points after halftime and Baker finished with 15 points. DeVon Walker scored 14 points and Jeremy Hollimon added 12, Alex Hicks 11 and Jordon Varnado 10. Troy (7-6) opened the game with...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl veteran Frank Solich leads Ohio vs. Troy, Neal Brown

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Ohio coach Frank Solich has received a healthy assortment of bowl mementoes during his coaching and playing career. Troy's Neal Brown is just starting to build his own collection. The Bobcats' veteran leads his team against the Trojans and their 36-year-old coach in Friday night's Dollar General Bowl. It's the first bowl game for Brown as a head coach and Troy...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Dollar General Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's.You may not know much about Ohio and...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Troy, Ohio meet in Dollar General Bowl

Troy (9-3, Sun Belt) vs. Ohio (8-5, Mid-American), 8 p.m. EST Line: Troy by 4. Series Record: Troy leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Troy is seeking its first 10-win season since moving up to the FBS level in 2001. The Bobcats have become postseason regulars under coach Frank Solich but are still trying to improve on a 2-7 bowl record that includes two straight losses. KEY MATCHUP...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Hollimon scores 20 points, leads Troy over Alabama St. 83-65

TROY, Ala. (AP) Jeremy Hollimon scored 20 points and Troy rolled to an 83-65 victory over Alabama State on Sunday night. Hollimon was 8 of 12 from the field. Juan Davis Jr. had 11 points and a career-best 10 rebounds for Troy (4-4), which bounced back from an 80-74 home loss against San Francisco on Thursday. Jordon Varnado had 14 points on 2-of-5 shooting, and made 9 of 12 free...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ellison directs Georgia Southern to upset over Troy 28-24

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Kevin Ellison threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Georgia Southern beat Troy 28-24 on Saturday. Troy (9-3, 6-2) needed a victory to tie for what would have been their sixth Sun Belt championship but instead the Eagles (5-7, 4-4) snapped a four-game losing streak and beat the Trojans for the fourth straight time. The Eagles took a 28-24 lead...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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