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  • App State Men’s Basketball to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Week Jan. 22 – Jan. 28

    Jan. 19, 2018. The Appalachian State University men’s basketball program will participate in events during Coaches vs. Cancer week, running from January 22 through January 28. Monday, January 22, will mark the beginning of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week, which is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise funds and awareness about the fight against cancer, and promotes the American Cancer Society as a source of inspiration and hope for those facing cancer. / Read more…



  • App State’s Gossett to Play in Senior Bowl

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    Jan. 17, 2018. Appalachian State University offensive lineman Colby Gossett has accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Senior Bowl January 27 in Mobile, AL. The Reese’s Senior Bowl will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where Gossett’s illustrious App State career ended with a 34-0 victory against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl on Dec. 23. The postseason all-star game will be shown on the NFL Network at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the last Saturday in January.” / Read more…



  • Mark Ivey Promoted to App State Assistant Head Football Coach

    Jan. 12, 2018. Appalachian State University head football coach Scott Satterfield has named Mark Ivey, an App State alumnus and a member of the football staff since 2012, as the program’s assistant head coach. Ivey has served as an Appalachian State assistant coach for the past six seasons, including the last four overseeing the defensive line. He coached outside linebackers from 2012-13 and oversaw the special teams from 2012-14. “Mark Ivey bleeds Black and Gold,” Satterfield said. “Not only does he define what it means to be a Mountaineer, but he is a proven coach and a great mentor for the young men on our football team.”  / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Announces Ticket Promotions for Upcoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games

    Jan. 11, 2018. Appalachian State athletics has announced special ticket promotions for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball games on Thursday and Saturday inside the Holmes Center. On Thursday against Georgia State, App State has partnered with the Hunger and Health Coalition to collect food items. When the gates open at 4 p.m. fans can bring any three non-perishable foods to the gates at Holmes Center. Any store-bought, non-expired goods will be accepted, but there is a special need for peanut butter, oatmeal/rolled oats, dry beans, rice, pastas, breakfast cereals, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce and all canned fruits and vegetables. Fans that supply three items will be given one free ticket to be used at that game. Only one ticket will be given per group.  / Read more…



  • Final 2017 App State Football Statistical Breakdown and Column Notes

    Jan. 10, 2018. College football season ended this past Monday night with Alabama’s overtime win against Georgia in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) national championship game. Four months earlier, Georgia opened its season by facing Appalachian State, which went on to win a second straight Sun Belt Conference title, post a third straight bowl victory and record the only shutout of the 2017 bowl season. With the 2017 season officially over, here’s a look at how the Mountaineers and some of their standout players fared statistically.  / Read more…



  • App State Repeats as Sun Belt Conference Football Attendance Leader

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    Jan. 10, 2018. Fans flooded the field to celebrate another Sun Belt Conference championship with Appalachian State’s football team following the December 2 home finale. The crowds in Kidd Brewer Stadium also earned top billing in the Sun Belt. Appalachian State led the Sun Belt in home football attendance for the second consecutive year, averaging 25,787 fans during its six games in Boone. / Read more…



  • Former Appalachian State Coach and Avery Resident Mack Brown to be Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

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    Jan. 9, 2018. The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame has announced the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The class was announced Monday in Atlanta in conjunction with the College Football Playoffs National Championship game. The star-studded list of inductees has a strong North Carolina and High Country connection as it includes former Appalachian State and University of North Carolina head coach and part-time Avery County resident Mack Brown.” / Read more…



  • Bryan Brown Promoted To Defensive Coordinator and Dale Jones to Co-Defensive Coordinator for Appalachian State

    Jan. 9, 2018. Appalachian State University Football looks to continue its tradition of lock-down, tenacious defense under new defensive coordinator Bryan Brown, who was elevated to the role by head coach Scott Satterfield on Monday. Also on Monday, Satterfield announced that longtime Mountaineer assistant coach Dale Jones would be promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Jones will be responsible for the running game defensive plan.  / Read more…



  • Georgia vs Alabama…NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Playoff National Championship Game Preview


    Jan. 6, 2018. All college football enthusiasts have been waiting all season for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Division 1 Playoffs National Championship Game. It’s finally here as the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide play Monday night, January 8th for all the marbles– the National Championship (2017 season). Continue reading for a game preview and final score prediction.. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • See Results From First High Country Junior Freestyle Series At Appalachian Ski Mtn. Dec. 31

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    Jan. 6, 2018. The first High Country Junior Freestyle Series was held at Appalachian Ski Mountain on Sunday, December 31st.  The next event will be held on Beech Mountain on Saturday, January 20th. Kids from High Country Ski Resorts participated as snowboarders, skiers, competitors and as comrades. The race series is an affordable and fun way for kids to develop their snowboarding and skiing skills and allows kids to compete in competitions all over the High Country, while providing training to continue to develop new skills. / Read more…



  • App State Adds Gasparato as Assistant Coach to Replace Co-Defensive Coordinator Scot Sloan

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    Jan. 6, 2018. Greg Gasparato has rejoined the Appalachian State University football program’s coaching staff as a defensive assistant, head coach Scott Satterfield announced Thursday. Gasparato, 31, worked as a defensive graduate assistant at Appalachian State from 2013-14 and spent the last three seasons as the inside linebackers coach at FCS power Wofford College. He also coordinated its special teams units. “We are excited to welcome Greg back to App State,” Satterfield said. “Greg is a man of high character with a great family. He’s an extremely bright, young coach who will come in and fit perfectly with what we’re trying to do on defense.” / Read more…



  • NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Playoffs Preview: Georgia vs. Oklahoma / Alabama vs. Clemson

    Dec. 31, 2017. The North Carolina High Country is loaded with college football fans eagerly anticipating the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Division 1 Playoffs. This column provides previews and predicted final scores of both semifinal games on January 1. The Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs face off in the 2018 Rose Bowl. And the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide play in the 2018 Sugar Bowl. The winners of each of these games will then play January 8 for the National Championship (2017 season). By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • The Appalachian Snowboarding Club’s Season Has Begun and Is Accepting New Members!

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    Dec. 21, 2017. Parents! Winter is here, and you know what that means… It’s Snowboarding season! If your kid is interested in snowboarding, the Appalachian Snowboarding Club is something to look into. The season just started, and the ASC is accepting new members. This club is an excellent way to keep your child active, while learning new skills and experiencing competition. By Kate Herman – Photos by Appalachian Ski Mountain / Read more…



  • He’s back! Armanti Edwards Receives His Due in Canadian Football League

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    Dec. 21, 2017. Armanti Edwards may be the best player to suit up for the Black and Gold. The Mountaineer football icon won two national titles, four Southern Conference championships, two Walter Payton awards and put his stamp on the greatest upset in college football history — all while graduating from Appalachian in three and a half years with a degree in graphic arts and imaging technology. It was too perfect when the Carolina Panthers traded up to take Edwards in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft. A homegrown hero getting to play at the game’s highest level in his own backyard is the type of tale only seen in movie scripts. / Read more…



  • App State Football Adds 23 Student-Athletes on New December Signing Day

    Dec. 21, 2017. National Signing Day arrived for Appalachian State Football with a southern Alabama twist. Twenty-three student-athletes from the Class of 2018 signed with head coach Scott Satterfield’s program Wednesday, three days before the Mountaineers (8-4) play Toledo (11-2) in the Dollar General Bowl. This is the first year with a December signing period, which comes before the February period that still exists, and this month’s three-day signing window began a day after Appalachian State’s team landed in Mobile, AL. / Read more…



  • Today’s Email Announcements

    What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

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  • 2018 App State Football Tickets Now On Sale

    Dec. 13, 2017. The Appalachian State Mountaineers, co-winners of back-to-back Sun Belt Conference titles, will look for another big season when they return to The Rock in 2018. Season tickets for 2018 are currently on sale. Fans can renew their season tickets and Yosef Club (booster club) membership or purchase new seats for the 2018 season, online at appstatesports.com/renew during the month of December and throughout the renewal period. Customized renewal packets, as well as club and suite payment forms will be mailed in January. The deadline to renew season tickets for the coming season is April 30, 2018. / Read more…



  • App State Walk-On Quarterback Fitch’s Late Touchdown a Cause for Celebration


    Dec. 4, 2017. It’s hard to say what was more improbable: quarterback Curtis Fitch scoring a Senior Day touchdown in his final home game, or Appalachian State running a play from its spread offense without using a shotgun snap. As teammates lifted Fitch above the crowd in a triumphant locker room, head coach Scott Satterfield joyously declared, “We haven’t been under center in 20 years!” Appalachian State (8-4 over-all, 7-1 conference) clinched a share of its second straight Sun Belt title with a 63-14 romp past Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, and Fitch capped the scoring with a 2-yard sneak after he took a close-range snap from center Tobias Edge-Campbell. Pushed into the end zone by H-backs Bill Cecil and Collin Reed, Fitch drew an inconsequential penalty flag for spiking the ball. / Read more…



  • BOWL BOUND AGAIN: Apps to Face Toledo in 2017 Dollar General Bowl on December 23

    Dec. 3, 2017. Appalachian State will play Toledo on December 23 in the 2017 Dollar General Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) (7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). The game will be nationally televised by ESPN. The matchup of top teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Mid-American Conference was announced Sunday as the 2017-18 bowl schedule was unveiled. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Fan Shots From 63-14 Win On Saturday

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    Dec. 3, 2017 Here are fan shots from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Appalachian State beat UL Lafayette 63 to 15. App State has won half of the Sun Belt Championship. Photos by Debbie Carter. / Read more…



  • App State claims a share of Sun Belt Conference Championship with 63-14 rout

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    Dec. 3, 2017. Things were rocking at The Rock Saturday. Behind record-setting performances, Appalachian State clinched a share of a second straight Sun Belt Conference championship by ripping Louisiana-Lafayette 63-14 on Senior Day at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers (8-4 over-all, 7-1 conference) will share the title with the winner of the Arkansas State-Troy game to be played in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday night. After the game, with fans flooding the field, Sun Belt deputy commissioner Kathy Keene delivered a championship trophy to head coach Scott Satterfield, who handed the hardware off to his seniors. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Plays for Sun Belt Co-Championship Against Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday

    Nov. 29, 2017. From a possible Sun Belt Conference co-championship to bowl-slotting implications, there’s a lot on the line for the Appalachian State Football Mountaineers when they play Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday, December 2 at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. The game will start at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and will be televised on ESPN3. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Encourages Fans to Pack The Rock for Championship Football Week

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    Nov. 28, 2017. The Appalachian State football team is one win away from earning a share of its second straight Sun Belt Conference championship, and this Saturday will be the last chance for fans to Pack The Rock for the 2017 Mountaineers. Appalachian State (7-4, 6-1 Sun Belt), which is poised to make its third straight bowl appearance in as many tries, takes on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-6, 4-3 Sun Belt) at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. / Read more…



  • App State-Louisiana Football Game Set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Kidd Brewer Stadium

    Nov. 28, 2017. The Sun Belt Conference has announced that the regular season football finale between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns this Saturday, Dec. 2 in Boone will start at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The game will be televised on ESPN3. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State rolls to 31-10 victory in First Place Showdown at Georgia State on Saturday

    Nov. 25, 2017. Appalachian State took care of business Saturday in its first-place showdown at Georgia State. A Sun Belt Conference Championship will be at stake next Saturday. Capitalizing on big third-quarter plays from captains Jalin Moore and A.J. Howard, Appalachian State claimed a 31-10 road victory against the Panthers at Georgia State Stadium (old Turner Field) in Atlanta. The Mountaineers and Georgia State were two of four teams that are part of a first-place tie in the Sun Belt. Appalachian State (7-4 over-all, 6-1 conference) can clinch at least a share of a second straight league title by winning its December 2 finale against Louisiana in Boone’s Kidd Brewer Stadium. The kickoff time for that game will be announced soon by the Sun Belt Conference office. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App Ski Mtn. Hopes To Open Thanksgiving Day; Beech, Hawksnest To Follow & Sugar Already Open

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    Nov. 22, 2017. By Friday, all of the winter resorts should be open for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Sugar Mountain Resort was the first ski resort in North Carolina to open. It opened on Monday with an 8-to-24 inch base of snow. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • App To Play Georgia State in Atlanta Saturday, Battle for First Place in Sun Belt Conference

    Nov. 22, 2017. First place in the Sun Belt Conference is on the line as Appalachian State plays Georgia State this Saturday, November 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the 25,000 seat Georgia State Stadium (Old Turner Field) in Atlanta.   The game will be televised on ESPN3. With two games to play, the Mountaineers and Panthers are tied with Arkansas State and Troy atop the league standings. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Sun Belt to Finalize and Possibly Move App State’s Dec. 2 Game Kickoff Time

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    Nov. 21, 2017. The Sun Belt Conference announced it will exercise a six-day selection option in determining the Dec. 2 kickoff times for the Appalachian State-Louisiana and Arkansas State-Troy football games. / Read more…



  • Sugar Mountain Opens Monday Morning, Dan Roberts of Boone is First Skier Down the Slopes

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    Nov. 20, 2017. Dan Roberts was the first skier to hit the slopes in North Carolina for the 2017-18 winter season. Sugar Mountain Resort opened on Monday morning, and Roberts was first in line. Roberts is an App State grad from Boone. He is currently employed with Cabin Fever in Blowing Rock. “I am one of the first every year,” Roberts said, just before sending off. “ I have somewhat of a bum knee. The plan is to cruise for a few hours and see how I feel. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.” By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Mountaineers’ Sack-Happy Tee Sims Has Been On Season-Long Rampage

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    Nov. 20, 2017. Formerly a fullback, Tee Sims wasn’t jealous when he saw roommate and fellow Appalachian State defensive end Caleb Fuller rush for 23 yards on a fake punt against Georgia Southern. “He came to the sideline,” Sims recalled, “and after he got through being congratulated, I was like, ‘I think I’m more excited than you.’ I was so happy. I was on the sideline screaming.” / Read more…



  • App State Bowl Tickets Now On Sale

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    Nov. 20, 2017. Tickets for Appalachian State’s 2017 bowl game are now available for sale on appstatesports.com. Fans can purchase tickets for all the potential bowl destinations to watch the Mountaineers play in their third straight bowl game following dramatic postseason victories in 2015 and 2016. / Read more…



  • Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Opens Monday Morning

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    Nov. 20, 2017. Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is open for skiing and snowboarding. Today skiers and snowboarders can expect an eight to twenty-four inch base on a man-made powder and frozen granular surface. The Summit Express is in operation to Sugar’s peak servicing the Northridge, Switchback, Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes. / Read more…



  • Parking Plan, Ticket Deals Announced for ASU Football, Basketball Games in December

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    Nov. 16, 2017. On Dec. 2, Appalachian State will host a 2:30 p.m. football regular-season finale vs. Louisiana and a 7:00 p.m. basketball game against South Florida. For the football game, normal operating hours will apply for designated parking and tailgate areas. Lots will be open four hours prior to kickoff time as regularly scheduled. / Read more…



  • Kickoff Time for Pivotal App State-Georgia State Sun Belt Game Set for 2 p.m. Showdown

    Nov. 14, 2017. The Appalachian State football team’s first-place showdown at Georgia State on November 25 has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN3. Appalachian State, Georgia State and Troy are currently in a three-way tie for first place with 5-1 records in the Sun Belt Conference. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State vs Georgia Southern Under the Lights – Fan Shots

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    Nov. 10, 2017 Here are fan shots from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on Thursday Night. Appalachian State beat Georgia Southern 27 to 26. App State (6-4 overall) is now 5-1 in the Sun Belt Conference. With this win App State is now Bowl eligible. Check out a recap of Saturday’s contest here. Photos by Debbie Carter. / Read more…



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