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Riding the Trojan horse

Updated: January 11, 2006, 7:30 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

TROY, Ala. -- Not all boosters run around town singing their school's fight song. Or dressing like colorful clowns on football Saturdays.

Some like Joe Malugen, current sugar daddy to Troy University's upstart Division I-A squad, never set foot in a class on campus. His roots, in fact, trace to the University of Missouri (Class of '73). So here, in a rural southeast Alabama town of about 15,000, boosterism has nothing to with emotional ties and everything to do with smart business.

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