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Troy's national gain may be Camellia Bowl's loss

Troy's first national ranking is good for the program but it might mean the Trojans will not make an appearance in this year's Camellia Bowl. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 15, 2016)

While Troy’s 28-24 win over Appalachian State may have cleared up a few things in the Sun Belt Conference, it did little to shed any light on the potential teams for the third annual Camellia Bowl.

“There are two solid teams, Troy and Appalachian State, but we pick third,” Camellia Bowl executive director Johnny Williams said before Saturday’s games. “The New Orleans Bowl gets the (conference) champion and the Mobile bowl picks second. They’re going to get picked by those two bowls first.


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Smartt takes over as Trojans baseball coach

Contributed
(June 3, 2015)

TROY – After serving as an assistant for 13 seasons, Mark Smartt officially assumed the head coach duties for the Troy University baseball team on Tuesday. Smartt takes over following the retirement of Bobby Pierce, who had led the Trojans since 2003.


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Brown signs first class for Trojans

New Troy head coach Neal Brown surveys the new class of recruits on Wednesday. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(February 5, 2015)

TROY – New Troy head football coach Neal Brown announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to a grant-in-aid Wednesday to push his initial signing class as Troy’s head coach to 22 players for the 2015 season.


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Pogue returns to Troy

Al Pogue returns to Troy after spending the last three years at Auburn University. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(January 10, 2015)

TROY – New Troy football head coach Neal Brown announced Friday that Al Pogue will return to the football staff to coach the Trojan cornerbacks.

Pogue joined the Troy staff prior to the 2014 season after spending three years at Auburn as the director of high school relations and as a quality control assistant. Prior to his stint at Auburn, Pogue spent 13 years as a high school coach in the state of Alabama.

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Brown officially announced as new Troy football coach

Neal Brown was named the head football coach at Troy University on Monday. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(December 2, 2014)

TROY – Considered one of the top young minds in college football, Neal Brown has been named the football head coach at Troy University, Athletic Director John Hartwell announced at a press conference Monday morning.


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Blakeney to retire at the end of the season

Contributed
(October 5, 2014)

TROY, Alabama – Legendary Troy University football head coach Larry Blakeney will retire following the conclusion of the 2014 season. Blakeney, who is in his 24th season at Troy, informed his staff and team following Troy’s practice Sunday night.


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COLLEGE UPDATE: Tuskegee ranked 25th in first poll

Combined Reports
(August 19, 2014)

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Fresh off its first-ever NCAA Division II playoff appearance, Tuskegee University opens 2014 on several top 25 lists. TU will enter the 2014 season  ranked No. 25 in  the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll.


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Troy's Pierce to step down after 2015 season

Bobby Pierce announced his retirement and will be replaced by Mark Smartt after the 2015 season. (Photo courtesy Troy Athletics)

Contributed
(August 14, 2014)

TROY, Ala. – Troy University baseball head coach Bobby Pierce announced at a press conference Wednesday that he will retire following the 2015 season; his 13th season as the coach of the Trojans. Pierce, who is 15 wins shy of surpassing Chase Riddle for the most in school history, informed his team at a meeting Tuesday night.

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Troy puts on the pads for first time

Troy's Rashad Dillard goes through drills during the Trojans' practice on Monday. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(August 4, 2014)

TROY, Ala. – The Troy football team strapped on full pads for the first time of fall camp in a three-hour workout in the Monday morning heat on the practice fields behind Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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Troy opens fall practice

Troy players gather prior to opening fall practice on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(July 31, 2014)

TROY, Ala. - The Troy football team opened fall camp on Thursday morning with a three-hour session on the practice fields adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium and Trojan Arena. The coaches worked the players in a number of different facets in preparation for the 2014 season, which is now just 30 days away.


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Troy picked fourth in preseason Sun Belt poll

Contributed
(July 19, 2014)

TROY – Troy was picked to finish fourth in the annual Sun Belt Conference Preseason Football Coaches Poll released Saturday by the league office.


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Troy football to open at UAB on Fox Sports

Contributed
(May 29, 2014)

TROY – Troy’s football season opener at UAB on Aug. 30 in Legion Field will kickoff at 11 a.m. and be televised by Fox College Sports, Conference USA announced Thursday afternoon.


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Davis resigns as Troy softball coach

Contributed
(May 19, 2014)

TROY – Troy University softball head coach Melanie Davis has resigned her position effective immediately, Athletic Director John Hartwell announced Monday.


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NOTES: Troy-UAB renews rivalry; ABCA clinic-dinner set

Combined Reports
(January 28, 2014)


The Troy and UAB football series has been extended by two years through the 2016 season, both schools announced Tuesday afternoon. The two schools have met every year since 2009 with Troy winning four of the five games… The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association will host its fifth-annual First Pitch Dinner & Silent Auction as well as the youth league baseball/softball clinic this Saturday.


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Troy mourns loss of Garner

Jadarius Garner was killed in an apparent car accident on Jan. 2. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(January 3, 2014)

TROY – The Troy University Athletics Department is saddened to announce the tragic passing of football student-athlete Jadarius Garner, who died near his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., on Thursday, Jan. 2.

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Troy becomes bowl eligible with win over Texas State

Deon Anthony teamed with Corey Robinson to pass for 297 yards in Troy's win on Friday. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(November 30, 2013)

TROY, Ala. – Troy became bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last eight seasons with a 42-28 victory over Texas State on Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Trojans finish the regular season with a 6-6 record and are guaranteed a third place finish in the Sun Belt Conference.


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Troy falls short in comeback bid

Troy quarterback Corey Robinson passed for 271 yards and a score in a losing effort on Thursday at Louisiana Lafayette. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(November 8, 2013)

LAFAYETTE, La. – Troy fell just short of knocking off the top team in the Sun Belt Conference on Thursday, falling to Louisiana-Lafayette, 41-36, at Cajun Field.


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Troy earns come-from-behind win over Western Kentucky

Contributed
(October 26, 2013)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It didn’t come as a surprise when Western Kentucky turned to the nation’s top rusher with the game hanging in the balance. In dramatic fashion, Troy’s defense stopped Antonio Andrews to preserve a 32-26 win at Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday.


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Robinson nominated for AT&T All-America Player of Week

Robinson was nominated for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week after his record-setting performance against UAB last Saturday. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(September 2, 2013)

TROY – Troy University quarterback Corey Robinson has been nominated for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week following a record-setting performance in Troy’s 34-31 victory over UAB this past Saturday; he set one NCAA record, three Sun Belt Conference records and two Troy records.

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Robinson leads Troy to OT win over UAB

Troy quarterback Corey Robinson broke the national record for completion percentage in a game in Saturday's win over UAB. (Photo courtesy Troy Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(September 1, 2013)

TROY – Corey Robinson broke an 18-year old NCAA record and Will Scott booted a 30-yard field goal in overtime as Troy rallied for a dramatic 34-31 victory over UAB on Saturday night in the season opener for both schools at Veterans Memorial Stadium; the victory was Troy’s third straight in the series.

The win marked Troy’s first victory in an overtime game since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2001.

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Offense coming together in Troy's first scrimmage

Troy quarterback Corey Robinson hands off to Brandon Brooks in Saturday's scrimmage. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(August 11, 2013)

TROY – The Troy football team held its first scrimmage on Saturday with an 80-play session on the turf in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Following the scrimmage, coaches and players met with local and regional media for the team's annual media day.

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Trojans work for a second time

Contributed
(August 2, 2013)

TROY – The Troy football team completed its second practice of fall camp as the Trojans wrapped a 28-period workout inside Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday.

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Troy adds Clemson as 2016 opponent

Contributed
(July 24, 2013)

TROY – Troy will travel to Clemson on Sept. 10, 2016, both universities announced Wednesday afternoon. It will be the second meeting between the two schools as Troy opened the 2011 season in Memorial Stadium.

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