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  • App State-ECU Announce 4-Game Football Series

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    Jan. 18, 2017. Appalachian State and East Carolina announced a four-game football series beginning in 2021 at a joint press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium. The series begins in 2021 with a Sept. 4 meeting at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The Bank of America Stadium matchup is a home game for Appalachian State and the season-opener for both teams on Labor Day Weekend. / Read more…



  • 2017 Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

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    Jan. 17, 2017. Appalachian State football will look to defend their Sun Belt Conference Championship and back-to-back 10-win seasons when they return to The Rock in 2017. To renew or purchase seats for the 2017 season, visit the 2017 Appalachian State University Ticket Page. Renewal packets, as well as club and suite payment forms will be mailed in late January. The deadline to renew season tickets for the coming season is April 28, 2017. / Read more…



  • Blood Sweat and Gears’ Winter Warmer Project a Big Success in Third Year: $15,000 Raised

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    Jan. 16, 2017. This past winter, the third annual Winter Warmer Project raised more money than the first two combined, according to Blood Sweat and Gears Ride Director Scott Nelson. This past project raised $15,000 and a bunch of warm clothes, including 550 sets of thermal underwear and 250 pairs of DeFeet socks. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Adaptive Learn to Ski Event Returns to Beech Mountain Resort Jan. 16-20

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    Jan. 16, 2017. The Atlanta Chapter of National Handicap Sports assisted to develop the first adaptive ski clinic in 1981 and continued with it through 2004. The clinic is now run as a cooperative effort amongst programs all interested in the benefits of sports for individuals with disabilities with Beech Mountain Resort continuing to be our host with help from the Costin family. / Read more…



  • Riders Brave the Cold for First USASA Competition, Next Event at App Ski Mtn. on Jan. 28-29

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    Jan. 12, 2017. With a lot of skill and a little bit of luck, Alex Broussard of Banner Elk walked away with the gold in the Snowboard Junior (16-17) Men division and won the raffle for a new Never Summer Warlock snowboard at last weekend’s USASA Southeastern Series slopestyle event at Beech Mountain Resort. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • App State and East Carolina Agree To Series: Home-and-Home and Neutral Setting in Charlotte

    Troy Sanders hauls in an interception on the opening series of the game that set up a touchdown that gave Appalachian State a 7-0 lead. Photo courtesy of Tyler Buckwell and Appalachian Sports Information

    Jan. 11, 2017. App State and East Carolina have agreed to a home-and-home series and a game at a neutral setting, the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Photos, Race Results & Team Standings from First Week of SMARL’s 2016-17 Season

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    Jan. 11, 2017. The first race of the 2016-17 Sugar Mountain Adult Race League (SMARL) took place amidst perfect winter weather conditions. Always in the upper echelon of the results, Team Sugar, on the skiing side of things, and Sugar Ski School, on the snowboard side of things, stand in first place through the first week of SMARL. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • A New Year & Fresh Snow Offer Perfect Opportunity To Learn How To Ski/Snowboard

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    Jan. 9, 2017. Life will pass you by quicker if you cease learning new things. With a new year upon us, now is the traditional time to set resolutions, and if you’ve ever thought about learning how to ski or snowboard, you ought to just to do it. French-Swiss Ski College President Jim Cottrell says it only takes the average person three days to learn how to comfortably ski or snowboard on intermediate terrain. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Sun Belt Opponents Set for 2017, App State Season Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

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    Jan. 6, 2017. With season tickets set to go on sale next week, Appalachian State announced their Sun Belt Conference football opponents for the 2017 season on Friday. App will host (in no particular order) Georgia Southern, Louisiana, New Mexico State, and Coastal Carolina at Kidd Brewer Stadium, while traveling to Georgia State, ULM, Idaho, and Texas State. / Read more…



  • Parking Problems at Linville Gorge Wilderness Cause Headaches for Forest Officials

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    Jan. 5, 2017. The Linville Gorge Wilderness area has become so popular that rangers gave out parking tickets for the first time “in a long time” this past year, according to Grandfather District Ranger Nicholas Larson. While exact visitation numbers aren’t available, Larson said he’s noticed a clear uptick in visitation from all sorts of folks enjoying the Linville Gorge, from backpackers and climbers to hunters and anglers to tourists and leaflookers, over the past couple years. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Elderkin Accepts Pat Summitt Courageous Award

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    Jan. 4, 2017. For her dedication, commitment and courageous spirit, Appalachian State University women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin is a recipient of the 2017 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award, as announced on Thursday by the USBWA. / Read more…



  • Marcus Cox Selected to Jan. 21 Shrine Bowl

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    Dec. 28, 2016. Appalachian State’s all-time leading rusher Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga.) has accepted an invitation to the 92nd East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. The game will be televised on NFL Network. Cox recently capped one of the great careers in Appalachian State history, becoming the Mountaineers’ career rushing leader, surpassing 5,000 yards for his career, and reaching 1,000 yards for his fourth consecutive season, all over the Mountaineers’ final four games. / Read more…



  • Logan’s Career Night Leads App State Men’s Basketball Past Hampton, 88-67

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    Dec. 27, 2016. Behind a career night from Emarius Logan, Appalachian State University men’s basketball routed Hampton, 88-67, on Wednesday night to close out non-conference play. The Mountaineers (5-6) were led by Logan who finished with a career-high 21 points and shot 6-for-8 from the floor, 5-for-7 from three and a perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe. / Read more…



  • All Winter Resorts Open for Riding, Tubing, Ice Skating on Christmas Weekend

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    Dec. 22, 2016. Unless you are heading north for the holidays, the only White Christmas in the High Country is going to take place on the ski slopes. “Fortunately for the ski areas,” RaysWeather.com noted in a forecast discussion earlier this week, “it will be just cold enough to keep snow on the slopes.” By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Consecutive Camellia Bowl Victory an Early Birthday Present for Coach Satterfield, 44

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    Dec. 22, 2016. State football coach Scott Satterfield celebrated with an early birthday, or Christmas present Saturday night when his Mountaineers wrapped up another significant season with a win in the Camellia Bowl. By David Coulson / Read more…



  • InterMat Ranks App Wrestling 17th in Nation

    Dec. 21, 2016. Appalachian State University wrestling continues to move up the various national polls, this week moving up three spots to No. 17 in the *InterMat* duals rankings on Tuesday. The Mountaineers remained at No. 21 in the *USA Today*/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. / Read more…



  • No. 17 App State Wrestling Drops Heartbreaker to No. 5 Missouri, 24-13

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    Dec. 21, 2016. Appalachian State University wrestling battled back in a furious rally attempt late in the match with a sudden-victory pin but was unable to complete the upset, falling 24-13 to fifth-ranked Missouri on Tuesday afternoon at the Hearnes Center. / Read more…



  • App State Football Continues To Rack Up Accolades in Leaving FCS Behind

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    Dec. 20, 2016. Just as the former Voice of the Mountaineers and current Boone Chamber President David Jackson tweeted after App State’s bowl victory last weekend, the Mountaineers players and coaches have accomplished “so much … in a short time” as members of the FBS. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Wrestling Remains Undefeated in SoCon, To Face No. 5 Missouri on ESPN 3 Tuesday

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    Dec. 19, 2016. Appalachian State University wrestling used six bonus point victories and knocked off two nationally ranked wrestlers to defeat Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 39-4, on Sunday night at the SIUE Fitness Center. / Read more…



  • BACK-TO-BACK: APPS DOWN TOLEDO IN CAMELLIA BOWL

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    Dec. 18, 2016. Excuse Appalachian State’s football team for feeling like it was reliving Groundhogs’ Day all week in preparation for the Raycom-Camellia Bowl. But in the end, the Mountaineers took an eerily similar victory over Toledo to their 31-29 win against Ohio University here last year. By David Coulson / Read more…



  • Cox, O-Line Leave Imprint at App State, Final Game for Seniors on Saturday

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    Dec. 16, 2016. Marcus Cox plays his final game in an Appalachian State uniform on Saturday. The Mountaineers (9-3) face Toledo (9-3) in the 2016 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Cox isn’t the only impact senior in the Apps’ vaunted running game putting the wraps on a record-setting career Saturday night. / Read more…



  • App Men’s Basketball Heads to NC State for Showdown on ESPNU, Tipoff 7 PM Thursday

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    Dec. 15, 2016. Appalachian State University men’s basketball will travel to in-state foe NC State on Thursday for a showdown on ESPNU. Tipoff from inside PNC Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will also be streamed live via the WatchESPN app. / Read more…



  • No. 21 App State Wrestling Continues Winning Ways With Victory Over Campbell

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    Dec. 15, 2016. Senior 125-pounder Vito Pasone upset Campbell’s No. 11 wrestler en route to Appalachian State University wrestling’s impressive 24-13 win over the Camels on Wednesday night at Varsity Gym. / Read more…



  • App State Football Ranked Best in State, Team Arrives in Alabama for Bowl Game

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    Dec. 14, 2016. According to a new CBS Sports College Football poll, Appalachian State is ranked No. 33 in the nation, a ranking that puts the Mountaineers tops in North Carolina, ahead of traditional football powers in the Tar Heel state: East Carolina, UNC and N.C. State. The Mountaineers arrived in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday evening for the upcoming Camellia Bowl, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. The game will be televised on ESPN. Compiled by Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Downtown Crowd Sends Off App Football as Team Departs for Bowl Game in Alabama

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    Dec. 13, 2016. Mountaineers fans waved flags and pompoms during the “community sendoff” for the Appalachian State football team as it departed Boone for Montgomery, Ala., the host of the 2016 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. The festivities didn’t last long as the convoy of buses made its way down King Street relatively quickly. Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Duck Lands on USA Today’s All-Freshman Team

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    Dec. 12, 2016. Appalachian State University football freshman defensive back Clifton Duck added to his already impressive season, as he was named to the USA Today’s Freshman All-American Team. After being named the Sun Belt’s Freshman of the Year, Duck made a prestigious list that included players from 17 different Power Five schools. He is also one of seven players from Group of Five programs and one of two players from the Sun Belt (Joe Dillon – Louisiana) to crack the list. / Read more…



  • Great Turnout, Fantastic Conditions at Sugar Mountain Resort for SugarFest

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    Dec. 12, 2016. With temperatures dropping just in time for the annual SugarFest, Sugar Mountain Resort hosted an array of winter activities this past weekend including pre-season ski clinics, ski/snowboard demos, Edge of the World mini-games, a fireworks display and more. “We had a great turnout. The conditions were fantastic, and we had a fair amount of terrain open,” Sugar Mountain Resort Vice President Kim Jochl said. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • App State Leads Sun Belt Co. in Attendance

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    Dec. 12, 2016. Appalachian State can add another accolade to its resume’ in addition to the program’s first Sun Belt Football Championship. The Mountaineers led the Sun Belt attendance during the 2016 season with an average of 26,153 fans over six games. / Read more…



  • App State is Camellia Bowl Bound Again: To Face Toledo on Dec. 17, ESPN

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    Dec. 5, 2016. For over a month, the Appalachian State football team had known it would be playing in a bowl game in December. Finally on Sunday, the Mountaineers found out the destination — Montgomery, Alabama and the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. The only difference is that ASU will draw a different opponent — the University of Toledo from the Mid-American Conference for the Dec. 17 game that will be played at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and televised by ESPN to a national television audience. By David Coulson / Read more…



  • App Looks To Rebound From Duke Drubbing

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    Nov. 28, 2016. Four-straight threes and a 12-2 run to open the game ended up dooming Appalachian State University basketball in a 93-58 loss to No. 6 Duke on Saturday inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Mountaineers (2-3) were outrebounded by the Blue Devils (6-1) 45-30, including 17-12 on the offensive glass – generating 16 second-chance points. / Read more…



  • No. 23 ASU Wrestling Topples No. 25 UNC, To Visit No. 9 NC State Wednesday

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    Nov. 28, 2016. Appalachian State University wrestling downed No. 25 North Carolina in a down-to-the-wire battle, 18-16, on Sunday afternoon at Varsity Gym to improve to 3-0 for the fifth time in program history. In a revenge match from 2014-15 when the Mountaineers lost by one point late to the Tar Heels, 23rd-ranked Appalachian edged out head coach JohnMark Bentley’s alma mater. / Read more…



  • App State Dispatch New Mexico State To Claim Share of Sun Belt Crown

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    Nov. 28, 2016. If Appalachian State needed any additional motivation before Saturday afternoon’s regular-season-ending football game with New Mexico State, the Mountaineers received shortly before kickoff with the news that a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship would be clinched with a win. By David Coulson / Read more…



  • App To Close Out Regular Season in New Mexico

    App RB Marcus Cox set the career rushing record last week against ULM, setting off a wild celebration by the Apps. Courtesy: Allyson Lamb / App State Athletics

    Nov. 25, 2016. From the beginning to an end of the regular season in college football seems to pass like the soft whisper of the wind. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that we were gathering in Neyland Stadium for a landmark game between Appalachian State and Tennessee before over 100,000 orange-clad fans in one of the sports iconic venues? By David Coulson / Read more…



  • Cox Lauded by Sun Belt for Performance Versus ULM

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    Nov. 22, 2016. After rushing for a season-high 153 yards, three touchdowns and setting Appalachian State’s all-time rushing mark on Saturday in the Mountaineers’ 42-17 victory over ULM, Marcus Cox (Dacula,Ga./Dacula) was named the Sun Belt’s Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week. / Read more…



  • 2016-17 Ski Season Underway: Sugar Opened Today & App Ski Opens Tuesday, Beech Friday; Jeff Collins First in Line To Hit the Slopes

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    Nov. 21, 2016. The first resort in the High Country to open for the 2016-17 winter season, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort opened for skiing and snowboarding on Monday morning after a weekend of making snow amidst gusty winds. “The wind gave us a hard time,” Sugar Mountain Resort President Gunther Jochl said on Monday morning just before a couple snowboarders enjoyed the first rides of the season. “The temperatures were great. Had we not had so much wind, we’d have more snow. But we’re great. It’s in good shape.” By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



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