10 Things About Troy University You Didn't EVEN Know!

  • Tom Jones was the head football coach for one year in the 70’s. It’s not unusual, since it’s not the same guy as the singer.
  • One of the more noted organizations on campus is not necessarily the football team, it’s the band, “The Sound Of The South.”
  • The university serves the educational needs of students in four Alabama campuses-Montgomery, Phenix City, Dothan, and the main campus in Troy, Alabama.
  • Troy University was ranked as the #1 four-year college in the State of Alabama by Schools.com. Yes, Troy beat out that LOVELY school in Tuscaloosa, but that should not be TOO surprising.
  • Before they became the Troy Trojans, they were once named the “Red Wave,” which was a variation of “Crimson Tide” from Alabama. It is said the "wave" part could have been influenced by Tulane’s Green Wave.
  • They have a hill near their stadium. It’s just a little steeper than the one LSU has leading down to Tiger Stadium. Theirs' is called the “Death Hill.” We prefer Death Valley. 
  • Troy has a quad on campus.  Actually, it is a quad FOUNTAIN that everyone should swim in prior to graduation. Hopefully not all at the same time.
  • In the early 1900’s, it was called Troy State Normal School. I don’t think LSU ever was named anything like that in the past.  And we're OK with that. 
  • Troy has been recognized as one of the best online graduate and bachelor's programs. They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in national advertising for their online programs.
  •  They have hosted both UL-Lafayette and UL-Monroe in their MASSIVE 30,000 seat football stadium. (Side Note: If the Tigers don't win this game, ____________________________(fill in the blank and be nice!) 
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