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  • Mountaineer Talk Begins Tuesday Night (Aug. 30) at Café Portofino’s

    Aug. 25, 2016. Mountaineer Talk, the Appalachian IMG Sports Network’s weekly coaches’ call-in show, makes its 2016-17 debut with a one-hour season opening special on Tuesday night live at Café Portofino’s (Rivers Ave.). The show begins at 7 p.m. / Read more…



  • App State Set for Final Scrimmage Thursday, Focus To Turn To Tennessee

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    Aug. 18, 2016. Fall camp ended with the start of classes on campus on Tuesday, but Appalachian State football head coach Scott Satterfield sees Thursday’s 50-play scrimmage as the official end of “camp mode.” The Mountaineers will scrimmage during their Thursday practice as the focus turns to the first 50 guys on the roster and the details, and less on the broad strokes. By Jesse Wood • Photo by Dave Mayo / Read more…



  • Legendary Yosef Club Director to Retire, Adams Raised Over $31 Million for YC

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    Aug. 18, 2016. Gerald Adams, legendary Director of the Yosef Club, announced he will retire on Sept. 30 after 25 years of helping improve the experience of Appalachian State University student-athletes. Gerald has worked tirelessly to raise the overall contributions made to the Yosef Club, the athletics department’s fundraising arm. / Read more…



  • 10-Year-Old Boone Golfer To Compete in Regional Qualifier of Drive, Chip, Putt Contest

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    Aug. 17, 2016. This past weekend, Macy Pate, a 10-year-old golfer from Boone, competed against girls from across the Carolinas in the sub-regional qualifier of the annual Drive, Chip & Putt event. Macy now moves on to compete in the regional qualifier in Pinehurst on Sept. 4 to earn a chance to play in the National Finals held during the week of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, which, of course, is a huge deal. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Appalachian State QB Lamb Named to 2016 Manning Award Watch List

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    Aug. 16, 2016. Appalachian State University football quarterback Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) was named to his third preseason award watch list on Monday, as he landed on the 2016 Manning Award Watch Poll. / Read more…



  • High Country Grizzlies to Sponsor Cody McMahan in NASCAR Truck Race

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    Aug. 17, 2016 IMOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 15, 2016) – Cody McMahan will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut this Wednesday at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway in the UNOH 200. This will also be the NASCAR debut of the High Country Grizzlies as they will serve as primary sponsor to the No. 10 Chevrolet of Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. By Dave Coulson / Read more…



  • Fan Fest Scheduled for August 13, New Format To Be More Interactive for Kids

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    Aug. 10, 2016. Appalachian State University football’s annual Fan Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. We are excited to announce this year’s edition of Fan Fest will be slightly different than in years past. The changing format will be more interactive for children to participate and interact in limited instruction with student-athletes from the football team and fall olympic sports teams. / Read more…



  • Kickoff Time Announced for Home Opener vs. ODU, September 10, on American Sports Network

    white-outAug. 4, 2016 BOONE, N.C. — With the new partnership announced on Wednesday between American Sports Network and the Sun Belt, Appalachian State University Football’s Sept. 10 whiteout against Old Dominion will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. inside Kidd Brewer Stadium on ASN.
    The game against ODU will be the first whiteout in school history, as the team unveiled its new white jerseys last week for the contest. Fans are highly encouraged to wear white to “whiteout” the stadium. / Read more…



  • Tickets Versus Miami Sold Out

    Photo. 2015, by Debbie CarterAug. 2, 2016 BOONE, N.C.  –  Demand for the historic Sept. 17 showdown against the five-time National Champion, Miami (FL), has lived up to the hype.  After just an hour of being open to the general public, all seating inventory available for sale at Kidd Brewer Stadium officially sold out as of Tuesday morning.
    Fans are still encouraged to experience game day at “The Rock” with single-game tickets still remaining for home games against Old Dominion (Sept. 10), Georgia State (Oct. 1),  Idaho (Oct. 22), Texas State (Nov. 5) and UL Monroe (Nov. 19). / Read more…



  • Football Fall Camp Report: July 31

    2nd-practice-1 July 31, 2016 The music blared, the weather was overcast and the whistles blew on Sunday for the second day of Appalachian State University football fall camp Wednesday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
    The Mountaineers split up Sunday’s practice much like it did Saturday with a Black and Gold squad, giving the coaches time to look at student-athletes that may not get the reps during a regular two-hour practice. Photo by DCMayo (Appalachian, ’83) / Read more…



  • App State Football Holds Media Day

    FIXE_2016-07-30-10.34.47-600x399.jpg July 30, 2016 Appalachian State University football held its annual media day Saturday morning inside Kidd Brewer Stadium, discussing the 2016 football season.
    Around 15 media members attended the event where they talked with the likes of Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula), Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun), Tyson Fernandez (Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina), Shaedon Meadors (Duncan, S.C./Byrnes) and other student-athletes. The Mountaineers began the morning with a team photo before position pictures, and then the day ensued with interviews with the media. Head coach Scott Satterfield, co-offensive coordinators Frank Ponce and Shawn Clark, and defensive coordinator, Nate Woody, spoke with the media to end the day.Photos by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Fan Fest Scheduled for August 13

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    July 27, 2016. Appalachian State University football’s annual Fan Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. We are excited to announce this year’s edition of Fan Fest will be slightly different than in years past. The changing format will be more interactive for children to participate and interact in limited instruction with student-athletes from the football team and fall olympic sports teams. / Read more…



  • Registration Now Open for Women’s Endzone Extravaganza Slated for July 28

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    July 27, 2016. The deadline to register for Appalachian State University’s annual Women’s Endzone Extravaganza event, which is set for Thursday, July 28 at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics Center, is today, Wednesday, July 27! There will be no walk-up registrations. / Read more…



  • 2016 Sun Belt Conference Media Day

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    July 26, 2016. Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield, senior running back Marcus Cox and senior linebacker and preseason Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year John Law participated in the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day on Monday. / Read more…



  • Yosef Club Sets All-Time Record for Donations

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    July 26, 2016. The Yosef Club, Appalachian State University athletics’ fundraising arm, generated an all-time record of $3,227,769 in annual giving during the 2015-16 fiscal year, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Monday. / Read more…



  • Grizzlies To Join Arena Developmental League, Inaugural Season Begins in March

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    July 22, 2016. The High Country Grizzlies professional arena football team are joining the Arena Developmental League (ADL). The Grizzlies were among the first teams invited to join the new league after an announcement that the Arena Indoor Football League (AIFL) would cease operations. / Read more…



  • NBA To Relocate ’17 All-Star Game From Charlotte Because of HB2 Law

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    July 22, 2016. The National Basketball Association announced on Thursday that it was relocating the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte because of the HB2 law. Read the announcement and see responses from conservatives and liberals, alike. Compiled by Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Mountaineers Favored to Win Sun Belt

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    July 20, 2016. Appalachian State University football was picked to win the Sun Belt Conference in 2016 by the league’s coaches, the conference announced on Thursday. Appalachian being picked as conference favorites comes as no surprise. / Read more…



  • High Country Grizzlies To Join the Arena Developmental League After Folding of AIFL

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    July 19, 2016. The High Country Grizzlies professional arena football team will hold a press conference on Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. EDT to confirm its affiliation with the Arena Developmental League (ADL). The Grizzlies were among the first teams invited to join the new league after an announcement that the Arena Indoor Football League (AIFL) would cease operations. / Read more…



  • Lander’s Kermit Smith Named New Head Baseball Coach for Appalachian State

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    July 15, 2016. Kermit Smith, a 15-year head coaching veteran, has been named the 13th head baseball coach at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Thursday. Smith, who comes to Appalachian State after seven seasons as the head coach at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., replaces Billy Jones, whose employment was discontinued in May. / Read more…



  • High Country Grizzlies Ready To Impact the Community In More Ways Than One

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    July 14, 2016. “We want to create a franchise that is a part of the fabric of the community,” said High Country Grizzlies majority owner and successful entrepreneur Donald Thompson. “That’s part of what got me very interested. In the technology field, I’ve always located our businesses in areas where we can have a very close interaction with students and young people who are chasing their dreams.” By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • App State Sophomore Third Baseman Beau Myers Pitches in MLB Home Run Derby

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    July 12, 2016. Appalachian State University baseball third baseman Beau Myers left his usual position to pitch to his brother Wil for the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby in San Diego’s Petco Park on Monday evening. The Myers brothers came out to a loud ovation from Wil’s usual home crowd and the roars only escalated as Beau’s first two throws connected with Wil’s bat, sending them way passed the yard. / Read more…



  • 2016 Individual Game Tickets and Miami Pre-Sale Announced for App State Football

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    July 8, 2016. As excitement continues to build for the much anticipated 2016 Appalachian State University football season, single-game tickets will go on sale on August 2, beginning at 9 a.m. A special pre-sale for Yosef Club members and season ticket holders will take place in advance of the general public and will be offered the week of July 25-29. / Read more…



  • Academics: Georgia Southern Placed on Two-Year Probation, App State Loses Best Corner

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    July 8, 2016. The NCAA Committee on Infractions levied a two-year-probation period to Georgia Southern for providing “improper academic assistance to three football players,” according to ESPN. “The penalties also include the loss of two football scholarships during the 2016-17 school year, a 10 percent reduction in official visits and a 10 percent reduction in football evaluations during the same year.” By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Beech Mountain Resident Michael Holland Wins ‘The Bear’ as High Winds Shorten Race

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    July 8, 2016. The 61st annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games opened with a footrace that was shorter than your average Bear. The Bear, a grueling, typically five-mile hill climb that kicks off the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, returned Thursday, July 7, but under slightly different circumstances. / Read more…



  • Watch Out for the 1,400 Cyclists on the Road This Saturday for 18th Blood Sweat & Gears

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    June 24, 2016. Watch out for hundreds of cyclists on the High Country roads next Saturday as the 18th annual Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) charity ride will take place – assuming the weather cooperates. BSG Ride Director Scott Nelson said that a record 1,400 people are signed up for this year’s epic ride. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Racing Continues This Saturday as Fate of Mountain View Speedway Still Up in the Air

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    June 24, 2016. After a week off from racing due to a previously planned music festival at the High Country Fairgrounds, racing will continue this Saturday, June 25, at the Mountain View Speedway. Half of the proceeds generated from this weekend’s race will go to help pay medical bills of John Rich, who is heading to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to figure out what is causing his seizures. By Jesse Wood • Photo by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Single-Game Tickets Offered To Season Ticket Holders, Yosef Club Members First

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    June 23, 2016. With 11 of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s 27 non-student sections already sold out for the 2016 football season, Appalachian State University athletics has finalized plans for a pre-sale that will allow season-ticket holders and Yosef Club members to purchase single-game tickets before they are made available to the general public. / Read more…



  • Pieces Falling Into Place for Grizzlies, AIF Franchise To Play in Holmes Center

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    June 22, 2016. The pieces are falling into place for the Boone-based High Country Grizzlies – the newest franchise of the American Indoor Football league that begins play in the spring of 2017. It looks as if they have a logo, a home and a TV contract. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Satterfield Surges in Sporting News Rankings

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    June 22, 2016. Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield came in at No. 52 in the Sporting News’ annual rankings of NCAA Division I FBS head coaches, which was released on Tuesday. Satterfield, who is entering his fourth season as Appalachian State’s head coach, jumped from No. 103 in last year’s Sporting News rankings. / Read more…



  • Tournament Celebrates Fifty Year Tradition of Friendship, Golf at Blowing Rock Country Club

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    June 20, 2016.In 1966, Herman Dixson invited friends to Blowing Rock for a little friendly competition in the name of golf. Fifty years later, friends of Dixson’s are still gathering from all over the South to continue the game and longstanding tradition of the tournament. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more…



  • Battling Cancer: Open Letter from App State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Elderkin

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    June 17, 2016. I recently made my team aware that I have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I have completed the surgical portion of my treatment and all of the clinically apparent cancer has been removed. Consistent with the standard treatment for this type of cancer, I have started on the recommended post-operative treatment plan that includes both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is expected that I will complete the full treatment plan prior to the start of our upcoming season in November. I have already undergone 2-of-6 planned chemotherapy treatment cycles and the good news is that I am feeling great and tolerating the treatments very well! / Read more…



  • N.C. Legislature Honors App State Football

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    June 15, 2016. Both bodies of the North Carolina General Assembly honored Appalachian State University football for its historic 2015 football season on Tuesday in Raleigh. Senator Deanna Ballard submitted a senatorial statement congratulating the Mountaineers for their 11-2 campaign in 2015, which was capped by a last-second 31-29 victory over Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. Ballard and Representative Jonathan Jordan read the statement on the floor of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. / Read more…



  • ASU Sweeps Sun Belt’s Top Academic Awards

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    Appalachian State University swept the Sun Belt Conference’s most prestigious individual academic awards on Wednesday when women’s soccer’s Sam Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) and football’s Cody McKinney (Vilas, N.C./Watauga) were named Sun Belt’s Male and Female Postgraduate Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively. / Read more…



  • App State Fires Head Baseball Coach

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    June 1, 2016 Appalachian State University athletics has discontinued the employment of baseball head coach Billy Jones, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Tuesday. “We’re grateful to Coach Jones for his commitment to Appalachian State baseball over the last four years. I wish him and his family nothing but the best going forward,” Gillin said. / Read more…



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