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Basketball Fan Night, Baseball schedule released

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The Troy men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their inaugural Fan Night tonight. Troy fans can meet the players and coaches at the new Trojan Arena. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The event is free. One fan will have the opportunity to win $10,000 with a half-court shot.

The university will also be giving away free t-shirts at the season-opener against Mississippi State on Nov. 9. Troy hosts Alaska-Anchorage on Nov. 5 in an exhibition.

HERE is the full release.

Troy released its 2013 baseball schedule. There are some very interesting matchups including home series with Southern Miss, South Alabama, Middle Tennessee State and FIU. Stand out home midweek games include UAB, Auburn and Jacksonville State. Notice Auburn is back on the schedule. Last season, head coach Bobby Pierce didn’t think Auburn would agree to continue the in-state rivalry.

I talked to Pierce a week or so ago and he said Auburn rethought the decision not to play and changed their mind. Also, the Alabama-Troy game in Pensacola obviously didn’t work out. Pierce said he was approached by the folks in Florida about the game, but the decision was Alabama’s because it was their home game that would be played at the new Double-AA Blue Wahoos stadium.

HERE is the link to the full release. HERE is the link to the full schedule.


Author: Wes Johnson

Sports Editor - The (Troy) Messenger Troy, Alabama Covering Troy University athletics

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