• 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…



  • App State Will Have More Fans in the Stands for Saturday’s Game Against Campbell


    September 24, 2020  Appalachian State will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season on Saturday when the Mountaineers host Campbell University at Kidd Brewer Stadium. One change for this home game will be a small increase in the number of fans allowed inside the stadium. Last week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services notified universities that up to 350 family members (a maximum of two per student-athlete) can attend college sporting events. For this Saturday’s game against Campbell at Kidd Brewer Stadium, App State is inviting up to 300 family members of App State student-athletes and up to 50 Campbell student-athlete family members. All family members must follow the 3Ws of Wash, Wear and Wait, ensure social distancing between groups of families, and wear face coverings. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • No. 23 Appalachian State Falls to Marshall, 17-7


    September 20, 2020  In a battle of old Southern Conference rivals now playing on the Major College Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, Marshall beat Appalachian State 17-7 Saturday in Huntington, WV. App State’s impressive winning streak against Group of Five programs from outside the league ended as Marshall pulled out a home win in front of 12,050 fans. Marshall got strong performances on both sides of the ball. Offensively, running back Brenden Knox rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Grant Wells came up with back-to-back big plays when Marshall needed them badly. Defensively, the Thundering Herd limited the Mountaineers to only 96 yards and stopped them from scoring on their final 10 drives. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • 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…



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