Trojans remember Sim Byrd, the ‘Joe Namath’ of small-college football

Sim Byrd died at the age of 75 on Nov. 18. He was the quarterback of the 1968 NAIA National Championship Troy Red Wave team.

Sim Byrd died at the age of 75 on Nov. 18. He was the quarterback of the 1968 NAIA National Championship Troy Red Wave team.

Hall of Fame and National Champion Troy quarterback Sim Byrd passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18; he was 75 years old.

One of Troy’s first modern day All-Americans, Byrd led the then Red Wave to the 1968 NAIA National Championship behind passing numbers that were way ahead of his time. In Troy’s semifinal and championship game…

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Newest SOTS members earn their medallions in pre-game ceremony

New Sound of the South members were presented their uniform medallions in a ceremony presided over by Chancellor Hawkins. (TROY photo/Chris Wallace)

New Sound of the South members were presented their uniform medallions in a ceremony presided over by Chancellor Hawkins. (TROY photo/Chris Wallace)

For 131 new Troy University students, Saturday marks more than just the opening of their first collegiate football season. 

Saturday will also be the day they officially become members of the Sound of the South Marching Band – SOTS, “the Best Band in the Land.”

SOTS members wear a special medallion on their uniforms, and…

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TROY grad working to bring back college football video games

Alex Lewis, a TROY alum, and his cousin, Kameron, envision a new era of digital gridiron glory.

Alex Lewis, a TROY alum, and his cousin, Kameron, envision a new era of digital gridiron glory.

It’s been four long years since college football fans have been able to recreate the pomp and pageantry of the latest season on a video game console.

Lawsuits and legal concerns led top-shelf producer EA Sports to abandon its decades-running “NCAA Football” series in 2013, but a former Troy University student and his cousin are…

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