• App State Athletics Participating in Voter Registration Drive

    September 16, 2020 App State Athletics, in support of one of the pillars of the Sun Belt Conference’s BE THE CHANGE racial equity initiative, is assisting student-athletes and the campus community with the resources to register to vote. Dashboards have been created to help student-athletes, coaches, administrators and entire campuses register to vote. When visiting the dashboard, you can register to vote, register for an absentee ballot and check your voter registration status. A voter registration competition among SBC members runs through Monday, Oct. 26. / Read more…



  • App State First Football Game Plays to an Empty Stadium; New Improvements on Display


    September 14, 2020  Two teams clashed on the gridiron Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium, but only a handful of upperclassmen parents, media members, and construction crew workers saw anything happening from their socially distanced locations throughout the stadium. Appalachian State beat Charlotte 35-20 in the team’s season opener, but fans had to settle for watching the game on television or listening on the radio as only 50 spectators were at the game, all of those being parents of junior and senior players. As the teams took the field, Appalachian State had several players take a knee in their continued fight against racial injustice. Prior to the game, the national anthem and the fight song was played, but the band was there only in video highlights on the scoreboard. There was no public address announcer detailing who caught passes, who made tackles, or who scored touchdowns throughout the game.By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Wins 2020 Season Opener in Shawn Clark’s Regular Season Head Coaching Debut, 35-20 over Charlotte


    September 11, 2020  Wide Receiver Thomas Hennigan caught a 51-yard touchdown pass and running back Dietrich Harrington ripped off two fourth-quarter scoring runs as the Appalachian State University Mountaineers beat Charlotte 35-20 in the season opener for both schools on a rainy Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. Due to state COVID-19 restrictions, Appalachian State allowed only 50 fans to attend the game, all parents of Mountaineers seniors, and tailgating was not permitted. When senior safety Kaiden Smith intercepted a pass at the Appalachian State 22-yard line with 32 seconds left, the celebration for head coach Shawn Clark’s first regular season win began.By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Tailgating, Campus Parking for September Home Football Games Will Not Be Allowed


    September 9, 2020  Appalachian State University has made the tough decision to not allow any tailgating activities at any campus parking locations for the two September home football games, according to information released by the athletic department on Wednesday afternoon. Those games are the season opener this Saturday against Charlotte and the September 26 game against Campbell. Campus parking lots operated by App State and used by Yosef Club donors and fans on game day will not be operated in typical game day fashion. Parking lots accessed via Stadium Drive will be reserved for football game participants and essential staff.  By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Mountaineer Talk to Debut for the 2020 Season on Tuesday, September 8

    September 4, 2020 Presented by Modern Automotive, App State’s weekly Mountaineer Talk radio show will make its 2020-21 debut on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Mountaineer Talk shows featuring head football coach Shawn Clark are scheduled to air on Tuesday nights from 7-8 p.m. on Appalachian Sports Network from Learfield IMG College radio affiliates as well as App State’s Facebook Live platform. With safety measures in mind, they will be recorded with no fans present in a studio-style setup at the Mark E. Ricks Athletics Complex. Next week’s season debut with Adam Witten, Voice of the Mountaineers, discussing App State football with Clark and additional guests will air four days before the Sept. 12 home opener against Charlotte in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The presence of midweek games on App State’s schedule could contribute to future changes in the live recording day. / Read more…



  • Fall 2020 Adult Soccer League Begins September 23, Registration Deadline the 16th


    September 4, 2020  High Country Soccer Association, in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), is excited to offer the 11th Annual AMB Premier Adult League this fall, with three levels of league play: Gold, Silver and Bronze. The skill levels of the players in the AMB Premier Adult League range from recreational players 35-year-old and older and females of any age (Bronze) to highly competitive and former collegiate players (Gold Division). HCSA currently serves more than 300 adult soccer players (in addition to offering youth training) in the NC High Country. The Boone-based soccer club is always searching for new ways to continue building the local soccer community to include all players and skill levels. / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Football and Other Fall Sports Will Not Have Fans Attending Games During September

    September 2, 2020 In an announcement from Appalachian State University Director of Athletics Doug Gillin on Tuesday night, Mountaineer fans found out that all home fall sports games and matches will be played with no crowds, at least through the end of September. Football, cross country, women’s soccer and volleyball are the four programs affected by the decision to allow no fans in attendance. “App State fans and our football season ticket holders have also been incredibly resilient and patient with us. Your support for our student-athletes and teams has never been needed more and is much appreciated. Every adjustment we have made has been with the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the university community in mind,” said Gillin. “While we await more guidance from state and local health officials, we will continue to work with university leadership and university medical professionals to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 conditions with the hope that we can welcome fans to our athletics events in October.” By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Football Schedule This Year Includes Five National TV Appearances

    September 2, 2020 The national spotlight will shine brightly on Boone and App State this season. ESPN on Tuesday announced that, in addition to App State’s season-opening home game against Charlotte airing on ESPN2 at noon, the Mountaineers will have three midweek Sun Belt Conference games that are shown on the primary ESPN channel with 7:30 p.m. kickoff times. That means five of App State’s first six games in 2020 will be on national television. / Read more…



  • App State Football Cancels Practice, Marches Through Downtown Boone Instead


    August 28, 2020  The App State football team led a peaceful protest against racial injustice through downtown Boone and the college campus on Friday evening that began around 5:30 p.m. Members of the team carried a sign at the front of the group that read, “End injustice together.” This is the same message the App State Football Facebook account posted on its page Thursday. The App State football team also posted a video on its Instagram page where App State defensive lineman Elijah Diarrassouba said, “And if we’re going to do it, we got to do it together, and I’m not just speaking about Black athletes, I’m speaking on behalf of the Black community because we are struggling right now.” By Harley Nefe / Read more…



  • App State Announces COVID-19 Cases Associated with Mountaineer Football Team


    August 19, 2020  On Tuesday night, Appalachian State University announced that a cluster of seven students and four staff members associated with the Mountaineer football program had tested positive for COVID-19 and were considered active cases. A cluster is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as “a minimum of five cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiologic linkage between cases.” According to the university, AppHealthCare has been in contact with each individual and have identified close contacts to each person. Those contacts have been instructed to quarantine and will have access to COVID-19 testing. Athletic Director Doug Gillin has suspended football practice until further notice. Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State, Marshall Schedule Game for September 19th in Huntington, W.Va.


    August 18, 2020  Longtime football rivals App State and Marshall announced Monday that they have agreed to add two more games to their upcoming series with the first matchup now scheduled for Sept. 19, 2020 in Huntington, W.Va., and an additional game in Boone on Sept. 8, 2029. The two schools announced in 2015 a home-and-home series that includes a 2021 game in Boone (Sept. 25) and a 2022 game in Huntington (Sept. 17). After previously losing ­­all four of their originally scheduled 2020 nonconference opponents – Morgan State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest and Massachusetts – the Mountaineers recently added a Sept. 12 home game against Charlotte and a Sept. 26 home game against Campbell. / Read more…



  • App State Adds Sept. 26 Home Game vs. Campbell


    August 14, 2020  App State added a Sept. 26 home game against Campbell to its 2020 football schedule on Thursday. After previously losing all four of their originally scheduled 2020 nonconference opponents – Morgan State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest and Massachusetts – the Mountaineers added a Sept. 12 home game against Charlotte on Wednesday before scheduling the Campbell addition. Per the Sun Belt Conference’s Aug. 4 decision to allow each league school to play up to four nonconference games in addition to the eight-game league slate, App State can still add up to two more games to its fall schedule. / Read more…



  • App State and Charlotte Add Games for 2020, 2030; September 12th Game in Boone


    August 13, 2020  App State and Charlotte announced Wednesday that they have agreed to add two more games to their upcoming series with the first matchup now scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020 in Boone and an additional game in Charlotte on a 2030 date to be announced. The Mountaineers recently lost all four of their originally scheduled 2020 nonconference opponents, which were Morgan State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest and Massachusetts / Read more…



  • NC High School Association Announces Football Will Not be Played This Fall-Season Will Instead Be Played February through April 2020; All Prep Sports Will Have Shortened Schedules

    August 12, 2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its toll –including on North Carolina High School Football and other prep sports. High school football will not be played this fall and other prep sports will have shortened schedules, North Carolina High School Athletics Association Commissioner Que Tucker announced Wednesday, August 12 via video. The changes became official being voted on by the NCHSAA Board of Directors on Tuesday, August 11.  The NCHSAA is the governing body of all public-school prep sports in the state. “A few weeks ago, I said we will play again,” Tucker said. “It is with that same spirit that we present this calendar. If we want high school sports to return to normal— whatever that looks like– we all have to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • NC Public High School Fall Sports to be Delayed Again Beyond Sept. 1 with Governor Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Phase 2 Extension

    August 6, 2020 The North Carolina High School Athletics Association announced August 6 that the start of its fall sports season will once again be delayed. And it remains uncertain when seasons will start for fall sports teams, which include football. Governor Roy Cooper announced Aug. 5 that North Carolina will stay in Phase 2 of its plan for recovery from the pandemic for another five weeks, pushing the expected end of the phase up to September 11. According to the NCHSAA’s recovery plan from the COVID-19 pandemic, high schools under its governing umbrella must complete three phases before the start of competition. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State and Wake Forest Have Agreed to Postpone Their Sept. 11, 2020 Football Contest

    August 6, 2020 App State and Wake Forest have agreed to postpone their 2020 football contest, which was scheduled for Sept. 11 in Winston-Salem, to a future year. The two schools that are separated by 86 miles have also agreed to add two more games to the series, one in Boone and one in Winston-Salem, for a total of three future matchups. “COVID-19 continues to change many of our plans,” App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “We are disappointed that this game will not be played in 2020, but we look forward to scheduling future games in the series within this decade. / Read more…



  • App State Football and the Rest of the Sun Belt Conference Teams to Start Play on Labor Day Weekend


    August 5, 2020 Appalachian State University is anticipating starting its 2020 season on the first Saturday in September as the Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday that all conference teams would start play over Labor Day weekend. Sun Belt teams will play eight conference games and are allowed to play up to four non-conference games. Right now, Appalachian State is actively searching for two opponents to fill open spots on their schedule, including for the season-opener on September 5. The Mountaineers were originally scheduled to play FCS opponent Morgan State, however, the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) that Morgan State is a member of has decided to suspend all fall sports due to COVID-19. The other open spot on the schedule, September 19, came open when the Big 10 Conference (B1G) announced that their teams will play 10 conference games and no non-conference games this year, putting a cancelation on the Mountaineers’ trip to Madison to take on the University of Wisconsin. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association Moves to Phase 2 For Fall Sports

    July 30, 2020 The North Carolina High School Athletics Association Board of Directors have voted to allow public schools to move to Phase 2 of its reopening plan amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Phase 2 will start August 3 in the NCHSAA’s summer guidelines for athletics. However, this governing body of public prep sports in the state did not remove many restrictions from its opening phase. The NCHSAA has said it plans to allow teams to begin fall practice September 1. Individual school districts may determine whether or not its local schools will participate. NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker commented about Phase 2: “Each NCHSAA Board Member believes in the value of education-based athletics and is committed to safely offering a fall, winter, and spring sports program during this school year; however, there is also a commitment to the health and safety of students and coaches.” By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Question Marks Surround Appalachian State’s 2020 Football Schedule With Season Opener Canceled


    July 17, 2020  The App State Mountaineers has already lost two non-conference games from its 2020 football schedule and with the chance to lose at least one more game. The Big 10 Conference recently announced that their conference programs would only be playing conference games this season with consideration given to playing local teams to fill out schedules. This meant that App State’s trip to Madison on September 19 would not be happening after all. On Thursday, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced that the conference would be canceling all of its fall sports for 2020. This decision also affected App State’s football schedule as the Mountaineers were scheduled to open the season on September 5 at home against Morgan State, one of 11 teams in the MEAC. Questions also surround the Mountaineers scheduled game on September 11 at Wake Forest. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • North Carolina High School Athletics Association Delays Start of Fall Sports Till at Least Sept. 1

    July 16, 2020 Following North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement July 14 regarding school openings, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), the governing body of prep sports in the state, announced today that the start of high school fall sports will be delayed until at least September 1. The delay is due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is sweeping America and some other nations around the world. The NCHSAA’s Board of Directors make the decision to delay the start of fall sports. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Football Players Going Through Voluntary Conditioning Workouts; Mandatory Workouts Begin on Monday


    July 10, 2020 College football is facing an uncertain future for this fall, but most teams are still working out and preparing as if there will be a season. Appalachian State is one of those teams. Head coach Shawn Clark spoke with multiple media outlets on Thursday, highlighting what the Mountaineers are doing in preparation for the season. So far, players have been participating in voluntary workouts without interaction from coaches. Monday, July 13, marks the beginning of mandatory workouts where players can interact with coaches for eight hours a week with six of those in the weight room and two hours of film study. Things ratchet up on July 27 when the 20-hour rule comes into play, meaning on-field walkthroughs and individual position meetings with members of the coaching staff. Right now, athletes are only able to meet in groups of 10. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • High Country Senior Softball League Adjusts Schedule for Remainder of 2020 Season

    July 10, 2020 The High Country Senior Softball League recently resumed play and will continue to gather on the softball diamond through October every Monday and Friday. The league, which is open to all seniors ages 60 and over, will play in Boone at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation fields off of State Farm Road each Monday at 9:30 a.m. and will play in Newland at Avery County Parks and Recreation’s ROCK field each Friday at 9:30 a.m. This is the fourth year of the league after first being organized in 2017. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, a lot of things have changed for the softball league this year. According to Bert Valery, who helps organize the local teams, he said they went from having seven teams playing on 10 different fields down to just two teams playing at two locations. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Athletics Announces Program Changes; Discontinuing the Varsity Sports of Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis and Men’s Indoor Track & Field

    May 27, 2020 In response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to position App State Athletics for future success, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday that the department is reducing its operating budget and discontinuing the varsity sports of men’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s indoor track & field. Effective immediately, the three sports are being discontinued following a detailed review of the university’s sport offerings and the long-term budget implications of supporting the current number of student-athletes. The decision was supported Tuesday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. / Read more…



  • Busch Drives App State-Branded Car To NASCAR Win at Charlotte Motor Speedway Monday Night


    May 26, 2020 The specially branded NASCAR Xfinity Series car driven by Kyle Busch produced a familiar finishing position for App State: first place. The Black and Gold No. 54 car featuring App State logos as well as a congratulatory message for App State’s graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 made a dramatic last-lap pass and crossed the finish line first Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, giving Busch a win in the Alsco 300. Holding the checkered flag during his on-track interview with FS1, Busch delivered another message to App State’s recent graduates and even referenced the historic upset of Michigan from 2007. / Read more…



  • Avery Moves Virtual Walk/Run/Bike/MOVE! – Fundraising Event for this Saturday


    May 14, 2020 Avery Moves! is a Virtual Race (Walk, Run, Bike, Move) from your home or outdoors! Proceeds will be split evenly to benefit these five organizations that are meeting critical needs in Avery County in response to CoVID19, We bet one of them has made an impact on you personally! Avery County Schools, Feeding Avery Families, Cannon Memorial Hospital, Avery County Senior Center, Williams YMCA of Avery County. / Read more…



  • NASCAR will be the First Major United States Sport to Return to Action with a Race at Darlington on May 17


    May 1, 2020 Drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Gander Mountain Truck Series will all get back on the racetrack in May even if there won’t be fans in the stands. Races start at Darlington Raceway with a cup series race on Sunday, May 17 in the sport’s official return to racing. “NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, in a statement. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials, and all those in the local community. We thank local, state, and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.” It has been decades since the NASCAR Cup Series ran mid-week races, but the COVID-19 pandemic will force NASCAR to do just that if they want to come close to getting their original number of races completed. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Two Mountaineers Drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, Two Others Sign Free Agent Deals


    April 27, 2020 Junior running back Darrynton Evans was the first of a pair of Appalachian State players to have their names called in the 2020 NFL Draft that took place Thursday through Saturday. Evans was selected in the third round with pick 91 overall by the Tennessee Titans. Senior linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither was the first pick of the fourth round on Saturday, going to the Cincinnati Bengals with the 107th pick overall. After the draft ended, two Mountaineers signed undrafted free agent deals. Linebacker Jordan Fehr signed with the Minnesota Vikings and safety Justin Thomas signed with the Buffalo Bills.  / Read more…



  • App State Athletics COVID-19 Updates: Pro Day on March 27 Canceled, Mountaineer Spring Tour Postponed


    March 17, 2020 On March 16, the Sun Belt Conference announced that the league is canceling all organized athletics-related activities, including regular-season competitions, conference championships and practices, through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This decision was made in consultation with the league’s Presidents, Chancellors and Directors of Athletics to address growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With all athletics events and practices canceled through the end of the 2019-20 academic year, App State is postponing the 2020 Mountaineer Spring Tour until further notice. The open football practice scheduled for March 21 and Pro Day scheduled for March 27 have been canceled. Stay tuned for updates on other events that are scheduled for later in the spring and summer.  / Read more…



  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery 2020 Spring Adult Soccer League Registration Begins


    March 2, 2020 High Country Soccer Association, in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), is excited to offer the 10th Annual AMB Premier Adult League this spring, with three levels of league play: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  The skill levels of the players in the AMB Premier Adult League range from recreational players (Bronze) to highly competitive and former collegiate players (Gold Division). HCSA currently serves more than 300 adult soccer players (in addition to offering youth training) in the NC High Country. The Boone-based soccer club is always searching for new ways to continue building the local soccer community to include all players and skill levels. The registration deadline for the AMB Premier League is March 12, and the season runs from March 18 to early May. / Read more…



  • App State Football Releases 2020 Schedule; Season Opens at Home with Morgan State on September 5


    March 2, 2020. Two matchups against Power Five Conference opponents with 2019 bowl appearances and a pair of nationally televised Sun Belt Conference games separated by seven days are among the highlights on a 2020 football schedule that includes two home games apiece for App State in September, October and November. Moving forward from a historic 13-1 season that ended with a top-20 national ranking and a bowl victory for Shawn Clark in his head coaching debut, the Mountaineers have six regular season home games with visits to Kidd Brewer Stadium from Morgan State (Sept. 5 season opener, Hall of Fame Weekend), Massachusetts (Sept. 26, Family Weekend), Louisiana (Oct. 7 for a Wednesday night showdown on ESPN2), Arkansas State (Oct. 24, Homecoming), Georgia State (Nov. 14) and Troy (Nov. 28, Senior Day for the regular season finale). / Read more…



  • Avery High Again Dominates in State Wrestling Championships With 5 Individual Champions

    February 26, 2020 It wasn’t if Avery High would win the team title at the North Carolina High School Athletics Association State Wrestling Meet last weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum. It was just by how wide a margin the Vikings would dominate. They had five state individual champions, two state individual runners-up, one third place championship finisher and an over-all team title, which provide evidence of how much Avery overpowered the tournament field. Avery had seven wrestlers competing in 1-A classification’s individual final bouts February 22 and the rather impressive five state champions propelled the Vikings to secure their second state team title this month. Avery compiled a final total of 157.5 points, way ahead of the second place in the 1-A team rankings, Uwharrie Charter, which finished with 116 points.   By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Avery High Wrestling Team Wins First Team State Championship Last Saturday

    February 12, 2020 Avery County High School had never won a state championship in any team sport until last Saturday, February 8. That’s when on a day fueled by emotion and punctuated with ultimate joy, the Vikings defeated Uwharrie Charter 35-30 to conclude a dream season and claim the North Carolina High School Athletics Association (NCHSAA) 1-A Dual Team Wrestling State Title. The State Wrestling Tournament finals were held in the Greensboro Coliseum Field House Annex. “The community support has been amazing,” Avery head coach Matthew Dunn said. “These wrestlers have worked so hard for this and we are so proud of them.” Zachary Vance secured the victory for Avery in the 285-pound division, defeating Sergio Saldana from Uwharrie Charter 7-0 to win by decision and seal the title ahead of Avery’s final two weight classes that were vacant of qualified participants.   By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Hires Longtime NFL Assistant Nunn to Coaching Staff


    February 11, 2020. App State head football coach Shawn Clark has hired longtime NFL coach Robert Nunn to the Mountaineers’ staff as an assistant coach with the defense. During his first 31 years coaching football, Nunn spent 19 seasons in the NFL and was a successful junior college head coach for nearly a decade before that. “We’re excited to welcome Robert and his family to Boone,” Clark said. “As a Super Bowl-winning assistant coach in the NFL and a head coach in junior college, he is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our staff and players.” Most recently the defensive line coach for the New York Jets from 2017-18, Nunn was defensive line coach for the New York Giants when they caught fire in the playoffs and beat the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI. He also worked with the Cleveland Browns (2016), Giants (2010-15), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009), Green Bay Packers (2005-08), Miami Dolphins (2001-02, 04) and Washington Redskins (2003). In addition to the Giants, he also helped the Dolphins to multiple playoff appearances and the Packers to a pair of playoff games. / Read more…



  • Mountaineer Football Team to be Recognized During Saturday’s Basketball Game at the Holmes Convocation Center


    February 6, 2020. This Saturday’s home basketball game between Appalachian State and Texas State will give Mountaineer fans one more chance to celebrate the outstanding 2019 Mountaineer Football season. App State won its fourth straight Sun Belt Championship and a fifth bowl game in as many tries to put the finishing touches on an outstanding 13-1 season in which they finished 18th in the Amway Coaches Poll and 19th in the Associated Press Top 25. They also set a single-season record for wins by an FBS program from the state of North Carolina. Tip-off for Saturday’s basketball game is 4 p.m. at the Holmes Convocation Center. Members of the football team will be signing autographs in the concourse prior to the game. There will also be commemorative posters available, and head coach Shawn Clark will lead the way as the team is recognized on the court during halftime. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-12. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the ticket office at 828-262-2079, heading to appstatesports.com or visiting the ticket office at the Holmes Center. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Coming Home: Nic Cardwell is Back on Appalachian State’s Coaching Staff


    January 30, 2020. Former App State tight end Nic Cardwell is back where it all started. The Kernersville native played at Appalachian from 2004-07 and spent seven years on the coaching staff before going to Louisville with former head coach Scott Satterfield. On Monday, App State head coach Shawn Clark announced that Cardwell is back with the program as an offensive assistant. “As an alum and former staff member here, Nic understands the championship culture at App State and he bleeds black and gold,” said Clark. “He will continue to help us push this program to new heights. We’re excited to welcome him and his family back to Boone. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



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