• High Country Soccer Association Announces the 11th Annual AMB Premier Adult League


    February 19, 2021 High Country Soccer Association, in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), is excited to offer the 11th 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 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…



  • App State Men’s Basketball Returns to the Court on Friday at Home Against South Alabama


    February 17, 2021 Appalachian State men’s hoops had to hit pause on their season back on February 2 following three positive COVID-19 tests among team members and others having to quarantine following exposure to those players. On Friday, the Mountaineers will be back on the court for the first of back-to-back games against South Alabama. Tip-off on Friday is set for 6 p.m. and the teams will play each other again on Saturday at 4 p.m. These two games will be the final home games of the year. According to a scheduling update from the university, the two games against Coastal Carolina have been canceled and will not be made up. The Mountaineers will play at Georgia State on Tuesday, February 23 as part of the two-game series that was postponed earlier this month. The other game with the Panthers will not be rescheduled. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Craig McPhail of Lees-McRae is Official Conference Carolinas Nominee for NACDA AD of the Year


    January 29, 2021 Craig McPhail of Lees-McRae will be the official nomination from Conference Carolinas for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year Award for the 2020-21 academic year. McPhail will serve as the official nomination for Conference Carolinas after receiving the honor from a vote among the current Directors of Athletics in the conference. “Conference Carolinas is excited to submit this nomination for Craig McPhail as our nominee for the NACDA Athletic Director of the Year Award,” Conference Carolinas Commissioner Chris Colvin said. / Read more…



  • Deadline to Register for Watauga County Parks and Rec Youth Basketball League is February 1

    January 25, 2021 Watauga County Parks and Recreation is currently taking registration for the upcoming Youth Basketball season. The registration deadline is Monday, February 1. Practices will begin shortly after the registration deadline and the season should conclude by mid-to-late March (before the start baseball/softball season). Watauga County Parks and recreation will be running various grade-based leagues for youth in grades first through eighth. If registrations are sufficient, boys and girls will be divided into separate leagues. Otherwise, the leagues will be co-ed.  Practices and games will be held at the local elementary schools and Old Cove Creek gyms.  Teams will be divided by school districts. Parks and Recreation are looking for coaches and sponsors for the teams.  Please contact Holly Gates for more information on either of these opportunities at [email protected] or by phone at 828-264-9511. / Read more…



  • Former ACC Quarterback Chase Brice Officially Signs with App State Football

    January 20, 2021 App State has added graduate transfer and former ACC quarterback Chase Brice, who is enrolled in classes with Tuesday’s start to the spring semester. To this point in his college career, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Brice has played in 36 FBS games, taken more than 1,100 snaps, thrown for nearly 3,200 yards and produced 19 touchdown passes. He led a fourth-quarter comeback during Clemson’s national championship season in 2018 and started every game for fellow ACC program Duke in 2020. A native of Grayson, Ga., Brice spent three seasons as a member of Clemson’s football program, graduated from Clemson in May 2020 and threw for 2,170 yards while passing for 10 touchdowns in 11 starts at Duke as a master’s student during the 2020 season.. / Read more…



  • App State Football Season Ticket Renewals Begin Tuesday, Jan. 19 with Six Home Games Planned


    January 11, 2021 App State football season ticket holders can renew their season tickets for the 2021 season beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Mountaineers enter the 2021 campaign with the nation’s longest active streak of bowl wins – six consecutive years – and with the fifth-best record among all FBS teams over the last six seasons (behind only Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma). Among FBS teams in North Carolina, App State has had the most wins every year since 2015. Beginning at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Yosef Club members in good standing can renew their season tickets online when they receive their activation email from Paciolan, App State’s new and improved ticketing platform. You will retain the same account number when you activate your account. / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Ends 2020 Season with 56-28 Romp Over North Texas In Myrtle Beach Bowl

    December 23, 2020 Running back Camerun Peoples set a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) bowl record with 319 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns to lead Appalachian State to a 56-28 rout of North Texas in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl Monday, December 21 in Conway, SC. The Mountaineers scored early and often in the game broadcast nationally on ESPN to begin the 2020 bowl schedule. With the victory, the Mountaineers finished the season with a 9-3 record under the direction of first-year head coach Shawn Clark and earned their sixth straight bowl victory. They also have won at least nine games in each of the last six seasonsBy Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Peoples Runs Wild as App State Improves Bowl Record to 6-0 with 56-28 Victory


    December 22, 2020 A flag for a penalty well behind the play wiped out Marcus Williams Jr.’s 79-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of App State’s bowl matchup with North Texas. No worries. Camerun Peoples rushed for a 76-yard gain on the very next snap, setting up his fourth of five touchdown runs during a 56-28 victory for the Mountaineers in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday. “We found a play that worked,” Williams Jr. said. “I got in and said, ‘OK, let’s run that play Marcus ran,’ ” Peoples said with a laugh. “That looked good.” The Mountaineers found a lot of plays that worked and looked good in an ESPN appearance to begin the 2020 bowl schedule.  / Read more…



  • Mountaineers Host North Texas Mean Green on Monday in the Inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl


    December 18, 2020 The Appalachian State Mountaineers are going for a sixth straight bowl game victory when the team faces off against the North Texas Mean Green in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl played at Coastal Carolina’s stadium in Conway, South Carolina. App State finished the regular season at 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. North Texas ended the year at 4-5 overall and 3-4 in Conference USA. This will be the second game against a Conference USA foe for Appalachian this season. The Mountaineers lost a hard-fought defensive struggle 17-7 at Marshall in the second game of the regular season. This is the first time these two programs have met on the field, however, there is a brief connection between the two teams. App State’s Hall of Fame head coach Jerry Moore’s first head coaching job was at North Texas for two seasons in 1979 and 1980. Moore is a Texas native and had spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU and six years as an assistant coach at Nebraska before taking his first head coaching job. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Adds 22 in Record-Setting Signing Class on National Signing Day


    December 17, 2020 App State Football has assembled another record-setting recruiting class with the addition of 22 newcomers Wednesday on the first day of the December early signing period. With head coach Shawn Clark, recruiting coordinator Justin Watts and the rest of the staff preparing the Mountaineers (8-3) for a Myrtle Beach Bowl matchup against North Texas on Monday, the program’s 2021 signing class is ranked first among Sun Belt Conference schools and sixth among Group of 5 schools, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. With all 22 December signees earning a three-star rating from 247Sports, the average player rating of 83.08 is also the school’s best mark. “Today was a great day for the future of App State Football,” Clark said. “The players who signed with us today are tough and talented competitors on the field. They are dedicated students in the classroom who come from great families. These young men will help us continue our pursuit of championships into the next few years, and we are excited for them to officially join the App Family.” / Read more…



  • App State Earns Invite to First-Year Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m.


    December 14, 2020 App State is going bowling again, this time at the beach. After capping an 8-3 regular season with a 34-26 win at rival Georgia Southern, the Mountaineers have accepted an invitation to play North Texas (4-5) in the first Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday, Dec. 21. The game at Coastal Carolina’s Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C., is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on ESPN. Information on ticket availability will be finalized in the coming days. App State will be making its program-record eighth national television appearance of the season and its sixth bowl appearance in as many postseason-eligible FBS seasons. With a 5-0 bowl record since the 2014 transition, it is the only FBS program with no losses or ties in at least five appearances. / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Wins Regular Season Finale 34-26 at Georgia Southern

    December 13, 2020 Appalachian State closed the 2020 regular season with a 34-26 victory against long-time rival Georgia Southern Saturday in Sun Belt Conference football action at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA. The Mountaineers finish the regular season with an 8-3 record. That includes a 6-2 record in conference play, which equates to a final second place standing in the Sun Belt’s East Division. With the win, the Mountaineers improved their all-time record to 20-15-1 against Georgia Southern, including 4-3 since both programs joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. Appalachian State used two monster fourth quarter plays to take command of the game.By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • The Harrill Family Commit $1 Million Toward App State Basketball Practice Facility at Quinn Center


    December 8, 2020 With great excitement, App State Athletics has announced that Missy Harrill and sons Jay and Brad have made a $1 million commitment in support of men’s basketball and the naming of the Mark E. Harrill Basketball Practice Facility, which was approved by the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees on Friday. “The support of our loyal alumni has long been instrumental in the development of our nationally recognized athletic programs,” Chancellor Sheri Everts said. “This generous gift from our alumna Missy Harrill and her sons — who are also our high country neighbors — will fund improvements to the Quinn Center and honor the success of our student-athletes on the court and in the classroom.” / Read more…



  • Taking it Day by Day: App State Hoops Programs Dealing with Uncertainty and Scheduling Changes


    December 7, 2020 Basketball is officially underway in the High Country for both the men’s and women’s programs at Appalachian State University. Much like every other program in the country, both teams are facing the reality that their schedules could be changing on short notice. On Sunday night, the men’s team learned that their game against NCAA DIII program LaGrange College scheduled for Monday evening had to be canceled to due positive COVID-19 tests within the LaGrange team. The team’s next contest is scheduled to be played against Charlotte on Friday. This was the second cancelation that the Mountaineers have had to deal with. A game against St. Andrews that was scheduled for December 1 had to be canceled. App State is 3-1 overall with wins over South Carolina State, Carver and most recently North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday. The team’s lone loss came in overtime to Bowling Green on Monday, November 30. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin-Cajuns Nip Appalachian State Mountaineers, 24-21

    December 5, 2020 In a pivotal Sun Belt Conference clash, Louisiana-Lafayette overcame four special teams miscues to beat Appalachian State 24-21 on a cold and rainy Friday night at Boone’s Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers’ Chandler Staton missed a 30-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to tie the score and likely send the game into overtime. The Mountaineers are currently 7-3 overall and 5-2 in conference play. The game also marked Louisiana-Lafayette’s first win against the Mountaineers in nine tries–all while both schools have had membership in the Sun Belt Conference. Appalachian State beat the Ragin’ Cajuns in the last two conference championship games and in the same stadium.  By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Still has Plenty to Play For Friday Night Against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns


    December 4, 2020 The Appalachian State Mountaineers may not win the Sun Belt Championship for the fifth year in a row, thanks to a tremendous season put together by Coastal Carolina, the Mountaineers are still in the running for yet another bowl game appearance. Appalachian (7-2, 5-1) will host the 24th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-1, 6-1) at Kidd-Brewer Stadium with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN with Jason Benetti on the play-by-play call, Andre Ware in the analyst seat and Taylor Davis on the sideline. Appalachian State is 35-10 overall in games that are broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. Louisiana has already secured a spot in the Sun Belt Championship game after clinching the west division, however, being able to secure the first win in series history against the Mountaineers is still high on head coach Billy Napier’s list. Appalachian is a perfect 8-0 all-time against Louisiana, including two wins last season. App State won the regular-season showdown in Lafayette, 17-7 on October 9, and followed that up with a 45-38 win at home on December 7 to win a fourth consecutive Sun Belt Championship. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Blasts Troy, 47-10 at Home

    November 29, 2020 Appalachian State routed Troy, 47-10, in Saturday in Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. Appalachian State scored on all six of its first half drives–four touchdowns and two field goals–enroute to a 24-point halftime cushion (24-10). The Mountaineers (7-2 over-all; 5-1 Sun Belt) then coasted in the second half. But they will not win a fifth (two shares and back-to-back title game wins) consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championship this season. Number 16 Coastal Carolina (9-0, 7-0) locked up the East Division title by romping past Texas State, 49-14, to clinch a spot in the league championship game. As a result, for the first time since the conference introduced a championship game before the 2018 season, it will not be played in Boone.  By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State-Troy Football Game this Saturday Switches to 3:30 p.m. Kickoff on ESPN2

    November 27, 2020 App State’s home football game against Troy on Saturday will now have a kickoff time of 3:30 p.m. and be shown on ESPN2. Kickoff was previously scheduled for 8 p.m. on ESPNU. It’s the sixth nationally televised game of 2020 for the Mountaineers, who have a seventh scheduled next Friday for the Dec. 4 visit from Louisiana. With the continued implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 169, Phase 3 of North Carolina’s coronavirus restrictions allows for outdoor venues with 10,000 or more seats to operate at seven percent of seating capacity. With the addition of the club and loge seats in the new north end zone facility that debuted earlier this month, this will allow for the welcoming of 2,170 fans to Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday.  / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Falls at Coastal Carolina, 34-23

    November 21, 2020   In the biggest game of the 2020 season so far for both teams, the Appalachian State Mountaineers lost 34-23 to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC. The game was played before a limited audience at the stadium due to Coronavirus, but with perhaps millions watching on the national television ESPN 2 broadcast. Trailing 23-21, Coastal Carolina scored two touchdowns in the final 2:24 of the game to claim the win. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • First Place in the Sun Belt is On the Line in App State’s Battle At No. 15 Coastal Carolina


    November 20, 2020 There are two Sun Belt Conference teams with no league losses this season. The number will drop to one after Saturday’s first-place showdown. At 6-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play, App State makes a mountains-to-sea trip to face Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers (7-0, 5-0) are tied for the No. 15 spot in the AP Top 25 and are 18th in the Amway Coaches Poll. The matchup of stingy defenses and powerful offenses on the teal “Surf Turf” in Conway, S.C., will kick off Saturday at noon on ESPN2, with Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Dustin Fox (analyst), and Marty Smith (sideline) on the call. In addition to local radio options, the radio call from the Appalachian Sports Network crew will also be available on SiriusXM Channel 382.  / Read more…



  • David Mayo Shares His Pictures From the App State Home Football Game on Saturday


    November 16, 2020 Local photographer David Mayo was able to make it out to an Appalachian State home game for the first time this season and shared some of his great fan shots and action shots from the Mountaineers’ 17-13 win over Georgia State. Appalachian State is 6-1 overall and remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play at 4-0. Georgia State fell to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the Sun Belt.  Photography by David C. Mayo / Read more…



  • Mountaineers Rally Past Georgia State, 17-13


    November 15, 2020  A win is a win no matter how ugly it may be accurately sums up Appalachian State’s 17-13 Sun Belt Conference triumph over Georgia State Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. In an unusual scenario, Appalachian State’s usually more explosive offense was held to its lowest yardage output of the season by the Panthers-310. The Mountaineers had problems for much of the game moving the ball, totaling just 89 total yards at halftime against a Georgia State defense that had allowed 469.2 per game. Appalachian State remains unbeaten in conference play at 4-0. The Mountaineers are 6-1 over-all. By Tim Gardner / Photography by David C. Mayo / Read more…



  • App State Mountaineers Blast Texas State, 38-17


    November 8, 2020 Appalachian State used a strong running attack, complimented by a potent passing game to beat Texas State 38-17 on Saturday in San Marcos, TX. The Mountaineers are currently 5-1 over-all, including a 3-0 record in the Sun Belt Conference. It marks the seventh straight season in which Appalachian State has put together a four-game winning streak.  By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Takes on Texas State Seeking to Remain Unbeaten in the Sun Belt Conference


    November 6, 2020 The Mountaineers will look to remain in first place and keep its unblemished conference record this Saturday afternoon against Texas State at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPN+ with Brant Freeman handling play-by-play duties and Steve Foster serving as the analyst. The game can also be heard live on 97.3 FM (Wilkesboro), 600 AM (Winston-Salem), 1270 AM (Gastonia/Charlotte), and 1450 AM (Hendersonville). App State (4-1, 2-0 SBC) has never lost to the Bobcats, winning all five games that the two teams have played. Last year, the Mountaineers easily handled Texas State (1-7, 1-3 SBC) at Kidd Brewer Stadium by a 35-13 score. Appalachian’s last trip to Texas State came in 2018 when the Mountaineers left with a 38-7 win. The closest game in the series came in 2017 when App State was able to escape with a 20-13 victory.  By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Football Spectator Update for Nov. 14 Georgia State Game; 2170 Fans Allowed to Attend

    November 6, 2020  App State is pleased to welcome a limited number of spectators to Kidd Brewer Stadium again for the Nov. 14 football game against Georgia State (2:30 p.m., ESPN+), while prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff. With the implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 169, Phase 3 of North Carolina’s eased coronavirus restrictions allows for outdoor venues with 10,000 or more seats to operate at seven percent of seating capacity. With the addition of the club and loge seats in the new north end zone facility debuting next weekend, this will allow for the welcoming of 2,170 fans to Kidd Brewer Stadium. / Read more…



  • App State Mountaineers Roll by Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 31-13


    November 2, 2020 Appalachian State scored in every quarter and racked up 480 yards of offense to key a 31-13 Sun Belt Conference victory over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday afternoon at Malone Stadium in Monroe, Louisiana. The Mountaineers (4-1, 2-0 SBC) were a 29½ point favorite at kickoff and their average margin of victory in four wins over Louisiana-Monroe is 27 points. The Warhawks (0-7, 0-4 SBC) are off to their worst start in a season ever. Louisiana-Monroe’s Josh Newton intercepted Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas’ first pass attempt. But the Mountaineers responded in a most positive fashion, scoring touchdowns on four of their next five possessions. Thomas completed 13-of-18 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns. His career-high 109 yards on eleven carries led Appalachian State’s 328-yard rushing effort.  By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Faces UL-Monroe in the 1,000th Game in Mountaineer Football History


    October 28, 2020  This Saturday’s road game at Louisiana-Monroe will mark a special moment in Appalachian State football history. This will be the 1,000th game played in the 91-year history of the program. App State enters the game on Halloween with a 3-1 record overall and a 1-0 record in the Sun Belt Conference. The ULM Warhawks are still seeking its first win of the season, currently sitting at 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the Sun Belt. This will be the sixth meeting between the two schools. Appalachian is 4-1 against the Warhawks, including a 52-7 dominating win last year in Boone. However, the last time Appalachian made the trip to Monroe, the Warhawks held on for a 52-45 win on November 4, 2017. Heading into this week’s 1,000th game, App State’s program record is 632-339-28. App State’s first game was on September 29, 1928, against Mountain City, a 26-0 loss on the road.  By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State-Louisiana Rescheduled for Dec. 4 on ESPN2


    October 26, 2020  App State’s rescheduled Sun Belt Conference home game against Louisiana will kick off on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2. The network designation means at least five App State games are scheduled to be nationally televised this year. The final home game of the 2020 regular season will be a matchup of reigning division champions who have met in the last two Sun Belt title games. / Read more…



  • App State Rolls Past Arkansas State, 45-17


    October 23, 2020  Appalachian State beat Arkansas State in all facets of the game Thursday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, enroute to a 45-17 Sun Belt Conference rout. Approximately 2,100 attended the game, but perhaps millions watched on the ESPN National Broadcast. The Mountaineers move to 3-1 over-all on the season and 1-0 in the conference. They had a 26-day layoff due to a team outbreak of COVID-19, but it wasn’t a problem for them against the Red Wolves (3-3; 1-2). Appalachian State’s offense exploded for 521 total yards. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Football Returns to Action Thursday Night at Home Against Arkansas State


    October 21, 2020  After nearly a month between football games, Appalachian State will host Arkansas State at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Thursday night. The game will be live on ESPN with Matt Barrie on the play-by-play, Mike Golic Jr. handling analyst duties, and Marty Smith on the sideline. Appalachian last played on September 26 when they easily handled Campbell by a 52-21 score. The 26-day gap between games is the longest in school history. This game will also welcome back 2,100 fans to the stadium thanks to Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 169 that allows large outdoor venues with 10,000 or more seats to have a seven-percent capacity, although tailgating at the stadium is still prohibited. Other than a select few tickets for visiting players’ family members, priority for seats will be given to App State players’ families, App State students, and season ticket holders. 800 tickets will be given to students through a ticket lottery, 650 tickets will go to season ticket holders based on Yosef Club rank, 450 tickets will go to App State and Arkansas State families and 200 tickets will be distributed through other ticket allotments. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Appalachian State to Allow 2,100 Fans into Kidd Brewer Stadium for Next Thursday’s Game Against Arkansas State


    October 16, 2020  Beginning with Thursday’s home football game against Arkansas State (7:30 p.m., ESPN), App State is pleased to welcome a limited number of spectators to Kidd Brewer Stadium, while prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff. With the implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 169, Phase 3 of North Carolina’s eased coronavirus restrictions allows for outdoor venues with 10,000 or more seats to operate at seven percent of seating capacity. This will allow for the welcoming of 2,100 fans to Kidd Brewer Stadium. Priority for this limited number of spectators will be given to football student-athlete families, App State students and football season ticket holders. All 2,100 fans will be assigned a seat for the upcoming game, as the physical distance between seats will not allow for general admission seating. No tailgating will be permitted on the App State campus. / Read more…



  • App State-Georgia Southern Football Game Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14 Postponed

    October 7, 2020 App State’s football game at Georgia Southern, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, has been postponed. The two schools have rescheduled the game for Saturday, Dec. 12, in Statesboro, Ga. Game time and TV broadcast information will be announced later. App State announced last week that it was postponing its Oct. 7 game against Louisiana due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing. That game will be played on either Dec. 4 or 5 in Boone. The Mountaineers have not held practice since before the Sept. 26 Campbell game. All active COVID-19 cases are recovering in isolation. Close contacts who have been identified through contact tracing are required to quarantine.  / Read more…



  • Sun Belt Announces 2020-21 Men’s Basketball Schedule; App State Opens Conference Play with Georgia State


    October 2, 2020 The Sun Belt Conference has announced the conference schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 men’s basketball season. The conference slate will feature 18 total games, with nine coming in Boone and nine on the road. App State opens the Sun Belt schedule with five of its first seven contests at home. Conference play officially begins on Dec. 31 when the Mountaineers welcome Georgia State to the Holmes Center. Georgia Southern then pays a visit to the High Country on Jan. 2. Following road contests at Arkansas State (Jan. 7) and Little Rock (Jan. 9), the Mountaineers return to Boone for three straight home games. App State hosts South Alabama on Jan. 14, Troy on Jan. 16 and Coastal Carolina on Jan. 18. / Read more…



  • October 7th App State-Louisiana Football Game Postponed Due to COVID-19 Positive Tests

    October 1, 2020 Out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with Chancellor Sheri Everts, AppHealthCare (our local public health agency) and the Sun Belt Conference, App State is postponing its scheduled football game against Louisiana due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing. A rematch of the 2018 and 2019 Sun Belt championship game participants was scheduled to be played on Wednesday, Oct. 7, on ESPN. The game will be rescheduled for either Dec. 4 or 5 in Boone. All active cases are recovering in isolation. Close contacts who have been identified through contact tracing are required to quarantine.  / Read more…



  • Depleted Mountaineers Rout Campbell, 52-21


    September 27, 2020  Playing with a skeleton crew due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantines, Appalachian State roared back from a second-quarter hole to rout winless Campbell University 52-21 Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. It was Appalachian State’s last non-conference game. The Mountaineers had 18 players quarantined for the game, along with three assistant coaches and a graduate assistant. “We had three positions wiped out,” Appalachian State head coach Shawn Clark said. Clark had to resort to changing player positions during a team meeting on Wednesday in order to have enough depth at the depleted positions.  By Tim Gardner / Read more…



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