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First of Six College Football Playoff Ranking to Debut Oct. 31

The first of six College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Oct. 31, following the ninth full weekend of games. The ranking will continue to be revealed each Tuesday night on ESPN for five weeks during the regular season. The final rankings and playoff pairings will be released on Dec. 3, the day after all the conference championship games…

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 Thursday that he supports a proposal pending before the House to exempt the events from the gun law that Gov….

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 Region. The Blue Devils (29-7) became the first team to win four games on the way to the Atlantic Coast…

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), which will make its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Troy was up by 10 points with 1:33 left in…

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 first time since 2003 after winning their third game in three days and fourth in the tournament. The fourth-seeded Bobcats…

Big Night for Person as Troy Routs App State in Sun Belt Tourney Opener

Wesley Person #3 Wesley Person scored 29 points and Troy rolled to an 84-64 victory over Appalachian State on Wednesday night in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. No. 6 seed Troy (19-14) plays third-seeded Georgia Southern in a Thursday quarterfinal. No. 11 seed Appalachian State (9-21) lost five of its last six. Person was 8 of…

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 second time in four games while Troy (17-14, 9-8) ended a two-game slide. Varnado shot 7 for 9 from 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 (8-7) elevated nose tackle Kyle Peko and cornerback Taurean Nixon from the practice squad to take their places on the…

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 collecting 10 rebounds with 11 points for his first double-double this season. The Trojans scored the first seven points and…

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 for the Trojans (2-2), Cornell Johnston added two more free throws with two seconds left for EIU (3-2). Jeremy Hollimon…