Sun Belt Media Day will have star power

Selecting student athletes  to join their coaches for the annual preseason media conference has become a charming tradition. The players get a cool field trip and some exposure, and the media gets to toss a few softball questions to the conference's best talent. Everybody wins, including us, the fans. Unless your favorite team is toting … Continue reading Sun Belt Media Day will have star power

The brightest stars in the Sun Belt return in 2017

The Sun Belt had a decent football season in 2016, punctuated by a strong 4-2 post season record and a bump in NFL draft picks. Will the Sun Belt turn up the heat in 2017? Unlike larger conferences who simply replace outgoing seniors and early draftees with more 4 and five star talent, the Sun Belt relies … Continue reading The brightest stars in the Sun Belt return in 2017

Sheriff’s Badge Retained! Arkansas State upsets #25 Troy 35-3

On a night when Red Wolves Hoops upset Georgetown 78-72, Red Wolves football did its job in Troy, upending #25 Trojans and taking undisputed command of the Sun Belt. Once again,  playing as the underdog on the road on a Thursday night (just as it did in 2015 versus Appalachian State) the Red Wolves reminded … Continue reading Sheriff’s Badge Retained! Arkansas State upsets #25 Troy 35-3

Sheriff Shootout: Arkansas State Red Wolves versus #25 Troy Trojans

Arkansas State (5-4, 5-0) v Troy (8-1, 5-0) Thursday, November 17th, 8:30 CST at Troy University Veterans Memorial Stadium (on Larry Blakeney Field) You Can Watch This Game On: ESPNU Wagering (for those of you who ingloriously eschew the purity of the game): -9 Trojans, 19.9% ESPN FPI Red Wolves Once a marquee Sun Belt … Continue reading Sheriff Shootout: Arkansas State Red Wolves versus #25 Troy Trojans

Thursday Night Belt Buster: Troy Trojans vs South Alabama

Troy (5-1, 3-0) v South Alabama (3-3, 0-3) October 20th, 6:30 PM CST, Ladd-Peebles Stadium You Can Watch This Game On: ESPNU Wagering (for the barbarians): -8 Troy, FPI 82%, Troy In certain circles, the battle of Alabama's football supremacy lies between Auburn and the Crimson Tide. But circles of wisdom know that the state's truest rivalry is … Continue reading Thursday Night Belt Buster: Troy Trojans vs South Alabama

Trojans build a damn good wall: Troy Trojans vs. Georgia State Panthers

Georgia State (1-4, 1-1) v Troy (4-1, 2-0) October 15th, 2:30 CST, Troy University Veterans Memorial Stadium You Can Watch This Game On: ESPN3 Wagering: Troy -17, FPI 88.8% Troy Three seasons ago, Troy was a miserable 3-9 and said adios to Larry Blakeney, the architect of modern Trojan football and the godfather of the … Continue reading Trojans build a damn good wall: Troy Trojans vs. Georgia State Panthers