• Appalachian State Defeats Coastal Carolina 23-7 to Become Bowl Eligible

    November 4, 2018 Appalachian State keeps making record-shattering milestones after its transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Playing without their first-string quarterback, the Mountaineers used a stingy defense and a strong running attack to beat Coastal Carolina 23-7 in a Sun Belt Conference game in Conway, SC Saturday and become bowl eligible. It marked Appalachian State’s sixth win in eight games this season, including its fourth in five conference tilts. Appalachian State is the only program with a bowl win in each of its first three eligible seasons after the complete transition from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) ranks. The Mountaineers won the 2015 and 2016 Camellia Bowls and the 2017 Dollar General Bowl. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Mountaineers Look to Get Back On Winning Track Saturday at Coastal Carolina


    November 1, 2018. As is often the case, and especially in late season games, Saturday’s (November 3) Sun Belt Conference East Division clash between Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina features several subplots. The game will kick-off at 5:00 p.m. in Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC and is the second of three straight league road games for Appalachian State. The Mountaineers’ 4-0 record in this series features home wins by scores of 37-29 last year in their first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) meeting, 55-14 in 2012, 45-28 in the first round of the 2006 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs and 30-3 in 2005, which was Coastal Carolina’s third season of competition. Coach Scott Satterfield’s Mountaineers are 5-2 over-all, including a 3-1 conference record. They had won five in a row before being trounced 34-14 last week at Sun Belt foe Georgia Southern. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Football Roundup: Watauga, Ashe County Clinch Share of Conference Title, Avery County Falls to Mitchell


    October 30, 2018. Two area teams clinched at least a share of their respective conference championships. Both Watauga and Ashe County are one game away from finishing unbeaten in their conferences after big wins on Friday night. The Pioneers had a tough challenge against Freedom on Friday as both teams entered the contest unbeaten in the Northwestern 3A/4A. Watauga jumped out to a quick 28-8 lead by the half and went on to take down the Patriots at home, 35-16. Watauga ran for 357 yards and four touchdowns against a Freedom defense that had given up over 30 points in just one other game this season. Quarterback Anderson Castle carried the ball 14 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 34 passing yards and a touchdown. Bryce Satterfield ran for 95 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Jaiden Bond had six carries for 66 yards and Zach West had two carries for 14 yards. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Georgia Southern Soars Past Appalachian State, 34-14


    October 24, 2018. Appalachian State’s Mountaineers were soundly beaten 34-14 by Georgia Southern Thursday night in a pivotal Sun Belt Conference game played before 19,252 fans in Statesboro, Ga. and an ESPNU television audience. The nationally 25th-ranked Mountaineers, who were playing their first game as a ranked team at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will assuredly fall out of the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 with the loss. They had tied for the highest ranking ever for a Sun Belt team, as Troy’s one-week appearance at No. 25 in the AP Poll during the 2016 season is the only other case of a Sun Belt school being ranked in either poll. With a school-record 78 voting points in last week’s USA Today’s Coaches Poll, the Mountaineers also were only one spot outside its 25th spot, 17 voting points behind Miami. Appalachian State dropped to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Mountaineers are 30-4 in their last 34 conference games and 14-3 in their last 17 conference road games. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • High Stakes for No. 25-Ranked App State in Thursday Night’s Sun Belt Conference Game at Georgia Southern


    October 24, 2018. Remaining unbeaten in the Sun Belt Conference and retaining their Top 25 national ranking is on the line for the Appalachian State Mountaineers when they play at Georgia Southern Thursday night.   The game will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. from Allen E. Paulson Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU and will be broadcast via radio airways on the following affiliates: 97.3 FM (North Wilkesboro) – FLAGSHIP; 96.5 FM/1450 AM (Boone), 1270 AM (Gastonia/Charlotte); 1150 AM (Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte); 101.5 FM/600 AM; (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point); and 107.7 FM/1450 AM (Hendersonville). Appalachian State and Georgia Southern both have 3-0 conference records, behind only Troy, which is 4-0 in Sun Belt action. All three schools compete in the league’s East Division. The winner of the East Division will play the winner of the Sun Belt’s West Division for the over-all conference championship on December 1. Louisiana-Monroe currently leads the West with a 2-2 mark. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Football Roundup: Watauga Whips McDowell, Ashe County Takes Down East Wilkes, Owen Defeats Avery County


    October 23, 2018. The Watauga Pioneers did not get caught looking ahead to this week’s big game with Freedom High School. Watauga took care of business against McDowell last Friday, taking down the Titans by a 50-13 score. Watauga ran for 375 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground, led by junior Bryce Satterfield who scampered for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, and junior Jaiden Bond who needed just six carries to get 113 yards and a touchdown. Zach West added six carries for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns, quarterback Anderson Castle had five carries for 76 yards, Jackson Greene added one carry for 26 yards and Seb Best had one carry for eight yards. Castle passed for 34 yards and a touchdown, completing 2-of-6 passing attempts. West caught both of those passes. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Lees-McRae Cycling Captures Fifth at Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals


    October 22, 2018 The Lees-McRae College cycling team captured fifth at Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals this past weekend (Oct. 19-21). Fort Lewis captured the varsity national title, while Colorado Mesa finished second, Marian took third and Brevard finished fourth. The team competed in the cross-country event on Friday (Oct. 19), dual slalom and short track on Saturday (Oct. 20), and finished on Sunday (Oct. 21) with the downhill event and the team relay. The races were divided into varsity and club levels. / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Earns First Top 25 Football Ranking


    October 22, 2018. Appalachian State University has made history again during its record-setting start in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football. At 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Sun Belt Conference, the Mountaineers earned their first Top 25 ranking as an FBS member when the newly released Associated Press (AP) Poll on Sunday listed Appalachian State at No. 25. It’s tied for the highest ranking ever for a Sun Belt team, as Troy’s one-week appearance at No. 25 in the AP Poll during the 2016 season is the only other case of a Sun Belt team being ranked in either poll. With a school-record 78 voting points in this week’s Amway Coaches Poll, the Mountaineers are one spot outside the 25th spot, 17 voting points behind Miami. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Holds Off Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns for 27-17 Win

    October 21, 2018 The Appalachian State Mountaineers survived an upset bid by Louisiana (Lafayette) Saturday in Boone’s Kidd Brewer Stadium to take a 27-17 victory and remain unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play. Darrynton Evans, who started in place of the injured Jalin Moore, who broke and dislocated his right ankle in the Arkansas State game, rushed for a career-best 183 yards on 26 carries and scored a touchdown rushing and another receiving to lead Appalachian State. Evans also ripped off a 65-yard run to set up the Mountaineers’ last touchdown at the start of the second half. They improved to 5-1 over-all and 3-0 in the conference with the win, which came before 27,082 fans in attendance and an ESPN-Plus television audience. Louisiana fell to 3-4 over-all and 1-2 in the Sun Belt. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Cycling Ventures to Missoula for Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals This Weekend

    October 18, 2018 The Lees-McRae College cycling team will wrap up mountain bike season competing at Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals in Missoula, Mont. this weekend (Oct. 19-21). Event preview – This will be assistant coach Brian Jorgensen’s first Nationals competition with the team since coming on board at the start of the year. “I’m looking for good results and positive emotions from the team,” said Jorgensen. “Nationals being so far away puts a big strain on teams that have to travel that distance.” Jorgensen also explained that it is a team goal to finish in a high place well as for individuals to have a shot to be crowned as the best overall rider. “We definitely want to see the team on the podium, and there are a few individuals that we feel have a chance to place high in their respective races and also to place high overall,” said Jorgensen. “We’ll have tougher competition at Nationals, but our riders know that they are in reach of those high results.” / Read more…



  • App State Hosts Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns in Another Sun Belt Conference Clash on Saturday


    October 17, 2018. Appalachian State, one of college football’s hottest teams so far during the 2018 season, returns to action this Saturday, October 20 with a 3:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference home game against Louisiana (Lafayette) in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus. It also will be broadcast on the Appalachian State IMG Radio Network at the following affiliates: 97.3 FM (North Wilkesboro)-Flagship; 96.5 FM/1450 AM (Boone); 1270 AM (Gastonia/Charlotte); 1150 AM (Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte); 101.5 FM/600 AM (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point); 107.7 FM/1450 AM (Hendersonville); 1350 AM (Asheville); and 620 AM (Raleigh-Durham). The Ragin’ Cajuns are the only West Division team to appear on Appalachian State’s schedule every year since they joined the league in 2014. Appalachian State has a 4-0 lead in the series. It won 35-16 on the road in 2014, 28-7 at home in 2015, 24-0 on the road in 2016 and 63-14 at home in 2017. The Mountaineers (4-1 over-all; 2-0 conference) have not lost since their season opener on September 1 at Penn State in overtime (45-38). Appalachian State has romped past all four of its other opponents–Charlotte (45-9), Gardner-Webb (72-7), South Alabama (52-7) and Arkansas State (35-9). By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Football roundup: Pioneers Are Still Unbeaten, Huskies Move into First Place in MVAC, Avery County Loses to Polk County


    October 15, 2018. The Watauga Pioneers are one step closer to an unbeaten regular season after a 49-7 victory over St. Stephens at home on Friday night. Watauga is now 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. Junior quarterback Anderson Castle had his best game since returning from injury, completing 4-of-5 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns while running for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Jaiden Bond added four carries for 78 yards, Bryce Satterfield had nine carries for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Jackson Greene had two carries for 22 yards and Zach West had one carry for four yards. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Pack the Mack Fundraiser Happening October 23, App State Men’s Soccer Hosting Presbyterian


    October 15, 2018 Soccer has been a staple in Watauga County for decades. Appalachian State Men’s Soccer played their first season in 1962 and the Women began playing in 1994. Watauga County Parks & Recreation has been offering youth soccer since 1973 and High Country Soccer Association has been providing professional youth coaching and competitive travel soccer since 1986. The last 10 years has seen unprecedented growth in the sport not only nationwide butlocally as well. Part of the area’s growth is due to the beautiful facility at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex built in 2009. Its artificial surface makes for an ideal playing space even under extreme weather. But artificial turf eventually needs replaced. / Read more…



  • Jalin Moore’s Injury to Require Season-Ending Surgery


    October 12, 2018 Appalachian State senior running back and team captain Jalin Moore will miss the remainder of the 2018 season after suffering a fracture and dislocation of his right ankle at the end of a 27-yard touchdown run during Tuesday’s 35-9 win at Arkansas State. After surgery, Moore is expected to need eight to 12 weeks for a full recovery. One of the best runners in school history, Moore ends his App State career with 3,570 rushing yards and 33 rushing touchdowns, as well as 235 receiving yards and a score through the air. He ranks sixth in the school record books in rushing yards, seventh in rushing touchdowns and sixth with 17 100-yard rushing efforts. The Shelby, N.C., native rushed for 400 yards and six scores through five games this season. He piled up 119 yards in one quarter vs. Gardner-Webb and 123 yards through three quarters in a Sun Belt-opening win over South Alabama.  / Read more…



  • Lees-McRae Cycling Captures SECCC Mountain Bike Championship


    October 11, 2018 The Lees-McRae College cycling team recently captured the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship, winning the conference’s mountain bike discipline. “This was the closest finish that I can recall in the history of the conference,” said head cycling coach Tim Hall. Lees-McRae finished with 1,620 points and separated from second-place Brevard by just 62 points (1,558), while Union College (Ky.) finished narrowly behind Brevard with 1,545 points. Auburn took fourth with 1,453 points, while Lindsey Wilson finished fifth with 1,342. Milligan finished in sixth with 1,331 points, while King (Tenn.) took seventh with 1,058 points. The University of Tennessee (876), Georgia Tech (825) and Kennesaw State (782) rounded out the top 10 finishers in the conference.  / Read more…



  • App State Routs Arkansas State 35-9 in Pivotal Sun Belt Conference game


    October 10, 2018. The preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference’s East Division looked far more impressive than the pick to win the league’s West Division Tuesday night as Appalachian State rolled to a 35-9 win over Arkansas State at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, AR before 21,421 fans and a ESPN2 national television audience. With the victory, the Mountaineers (4-1 over-all; 2-0 conference) stake an early claim to the Sun Belt championship. It also was their 14th win in the last 16 conference road games. Appalachian State improved to 40-10 in its last 50 games overall. Quarterback Zac Thomas had a hand in three touchdowns for the Mountaineers while accounting for 220 yards of offense–76 rushing and 144 through the air. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Football Roundup: Watauga Stays Unbeaten, Ashe County Hangs 60 on North Wilkes and Avery County Wins Shootout Against Madison


    October 8, 2018. It was a good night of football for three High Country teams this past Friday night. Watauga, Ashe County and Avery County all earned conference victories. The Watauga Pioneers remained undefeated with a 43-23 road victory over Hickory. The game was tied 14-14 at the half, but the Pioneers scored four touchdowns in the second half to pull away for the victory. Watauga ran all over the Red Tornadoes, piling up 535 rushing yards. Junior Jaiden Bond led the team with 247 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries. Bond averaged almost 21 yards per carry. Junior Bryce Satterfield ran for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 25 carries. Quarterback Anderson Castle carried the ball 12 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and Zach West had 24 yards on two carries. The Pioneers attempted just two passes in the game. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State to Play at Arkansas State Tuesday Night in Pivotal Sun Belt Conference Clash


    October 8, 2018. The most important game for the Appalachian State Mountaineers thus far of the 2018 season will be played Tuesday night, October 9, versus Arkansas State. The game will kick off at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) in Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, AR and will be nationally broadcast on ESPN2. And it will be broadcast on the Appalachian State IMG Radio Network at the following affiliates: 97.3 FM (North Wilkesboro) – FLAGSHIP; 96.5 FM/1450 AM (Boone); 1270 AM (Gastonia/Charlotte);1150 AM (Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte); and 101.5 FM/600 AM (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point). This matchup features a battle between the preseason division favorites in the Sun Belt Conference–Appalachian State in the East and the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the West Division. Although Appalachian State and Arkansas State have been members of the Sun Belt Conference since 2014, the schools are set to meet for just the third time ever and first time since the 2015 season. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Has Program-Best 34 Voting Points in Coaches Poll


    October 2, 2018 With a program-record 34 voting points, Appalachian State Football is unofficially No. 32 in this week’s Amway Coaches Poll. After opening the season with an overtime loss at Penn State, which is ranked 11th after suffering its first loss to No. 3 Ohio State, the Mountaineers have outscored their last three opponents 169-23. They led 42-7 at halftime of a 52-7 win against South Alabama in their Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday. Appalachian had two voting points in this week’s AP Top 25, and it climbed to No. 16 In the S&P+ rankings that use advanced analytics after being No. 20 a week ago. It has scored at least 45 points in three straight games for the first time in program history and given up single-digit points in three straight games for the first time since 1998.  / Read more…



  • App State Fan Shots Homecoming 2018

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    Oct. 02, 2018 Here are fan shots from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on Saturday. Appalachian State beat South Alabama 52 to 7 to wine their first conference game of the season. App State is now 3-1 over all. Photos by Debbie Carter. / Read more…



  • App State Trounces South Alabama 52-7 in Sun Belt Conference Opener on Homecoming Day

    gallery_image-13 September 30, 2018 Appalachian State’s first Sun Belt Conference game Saturday resembled its nonconference finale from last weekend. The Mountaineers (3-1 over-all; 1-0 conference) quickly took control with another first-half scoring explosion, at one point ripping off five consecutive touchdowns to claim a commanding lead in a 52-7 rout of South Alabama before 25,862 on Homecoming Day at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian State’s offensive, defensive and special teams units excelled again, just like they did while producing a 52-7 halftime lead in a 72-7 home romp over Gardner-Webb. And three of Appalachian State’s 10 pass completions against South Alabama were for touchdowns. By Tim Gardner Photo Courtesy of App State Athletics / Read more…



  • App State Mountaineers Open Sun Belt Conference Play in Saturday’s Homecoming Game Versus South Alabama


    September 27, 2018. The Appalachian State Mountaineers start Sun Belt Conference play when they host the South Alabama Jaguars in their homecoming game on Saturday, September 29, in Boone’s Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN-Plus and broadcast on the Appalachian State IMG Radio Network at the following affiliates: 97.3 FM (North Wilkesboro) – FLAGSHIP; 96.5 FM/1450 AM (Boone); 1270 AM (Gastonia/Charlotte);1150 AM (Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte); and 101.5 FM/600 AM (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point). The Mountaineers, who didn’t play the Jaguars from Mobile, AL in 2016 or 2017, are 1-1 in the series. Appalachian State is 27-3 in league play since losing 47-21 at home to South Alabama in 2014. That run includes a 34-27 road victory against the Jaguars in 2015, when running back Jalin Moore scored a touchdown with 1:16 left for the win. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Football Roundup: Watauga Runs Over South Caldwell, Ashe County blasts Alleghany


    September 24, 2018. The Watauga Pioneers stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 record after a 46-12 victory over South Caldwell on the road Friday night. Watauga ran for 330 yards against its opposition, led by quarterback Jackson Greene. The senior ran for 131 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. He also completed all four of his pass attempts for 87 yards and a touchdown. Bryce Satterfield carried the ball 15 times for 92 yards and a score. Jaiden Bond had four carries for 55 yards and a touchdown and Zach West had three carries for 41 yards and a score. Through the air, Eli Suggs caught one pass for a 21-yard touchdown. West had two catches for 46 yards and bond added one reception for 20 yards. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Fan Shots Home Opener 2018


    September 24, 2018. A crowd of just over 21,000 fans were in attendance on Saturday to see Appalachian State thump in-state foe Gardner-Webb, 72-7.  This was App State’s largest margin of victory since defeating Campbell 66-0 in 2014. Prior to that, you really have to dig deep in the history books all the way back to 1936 when the Mountaineers set a school record in a 115-0 win over Piedmont. The 72 points scored was the third most in history behind the 115 in the 1936 game and a 79-35 win over Western Carolina in 2007. Fans in attendance also got to see another record tied. Steven Jones blocked two punts on Saturday, tying an App State record for the most in a single game. Chuck Hill blocked two punts in a game against Liberty and again in a game against Western Carolina in 1987 and Dino Hackett blocked two punts in a game against East Tennessee State University in 1985, a game where he also had 27 tackles. Photos by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • App State Destroy Gardner-Webb, 72-7 With Third-Highest Point Total in Program History

    September 23, 2018 Appalachian State rolled to a 72-7 home victory against Gardner-Webb on Saturday in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers’ home opener was originally scheduled for last week. That game, a September 15 matchup with Southern Miss, was canceled because of concerns regarding Hurricane Florence. Appalachian State (2-1) scored twice on special teams during a 52-point first half scoring spree and posted the third-highest point total in program history, ranking behind only a 115-0 win against Piedmont in 1936 and a 79-35 win against Western Carolina in 2007. Appalachian State ripped off 401 yards by halftime and finished the game with 692 (260 passing, 432 rushing). The Mountaineers scored their first 49 points in less than nine minutes. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Extends Scott Satterfield’s Contract Through 2023


    September 21, 2018 Appalachian State alum and football head coach Scott Satterfield has directed the Mountaineers to unprecedented success over his five-plus years at the helm, including a promising start to the 2018 season. On Friday, Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees approved a two-year extension on his existing contract, effective through the 2023 season. Since Satterfield became the head coach at his alma mater, the former Mountaineer quarterback has led his teams to a 42-23 record, back-to-back Sun Belt Conference championships in 2016 and 2017, and three straight bowl victories from 2015-17. App State is the first program in FBS history to win bowl games in each of its first three eligible seasons after making the jump from the FCS ranks. / Read more…



  • App State Returns to Action Saturday for an In-State Showdown Versus Gardner-Webb


    September 20, 2018. After getting an unexpected week off, the Appalachian State Mountaineers return to gridiron action this Saturday, September 22, at home in Kidd Brewer Stadium against the in-state Gardner-Webb University Runnin’ Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. The game will be available on ESPN-Plus. Playing in Boone for the first time in 2018 after last weekend’s scheduled game with Southern Miss was canceled because of Hurricane Florence; the Mountaineers are 65-20-2 in home openers. This will be the eighth time Appalachian State has played Gardner-Webb and the first time since claiming a 45-7 home win in 2007. Appalachian is a perfect 7-0 in the series with a 6-0 record in Boone. Appalachian State has competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014. Gardner-Webb competes in the lower level Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and is a Big South Conference member. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Football Again Featured in Sports Illustrated After Penn State Game

    September 13, 2018 Appalachian State University’s football program was featured with a long cover story and superlative pictures in arguably the most famous sports magazine of all-time, Sports Illustrated, after pulling off perhaps the biggest upset in college history on September 1, 2007. The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Mountaineers shocked the college football world then by beating traditional major college power Michigan 34-32 in Ann Arbor to warrant such big-time publicity. The Wolverines entered that game ranked Number 5 in both major Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) polls and media outlets considered them to be preseason favorites to win the Big Ten Conference championship as well as possibly the national championship.  Appalachian State was ranked No. 1 in The Sports Network’s FCS poll and was the preseason favorite to win a third consecutive national championship on that level. For their herculean efforts against Penn State, Sports Illustrated has again included the Mountaineers in a story. Entitled “Into The Lions Den,” it appears in this week’s issue dated September 10. The article begins on page 29 and was written by Andy Staples. It’s 2,242 words in length and covers seven pages with two showing Appalachian State players. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State vs. Southern Miss Football Game Will Not Be Played Saturday


    September 12, 2018 Appalachian State’s home football game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, against Southern Miss will not be played this weekend in Boone due to increasing concerns associated with Hurricane Florence. While the scope of the storm’s impact in the High Country is still unknown, university officials have worked in partnership with Southern Miss and emergency management personnel to reach a decision that is in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and game day personnel. Officials from both schools are exploring options to reschedule the game. Further details on that and any ticket implications will be communicated as soon as possible via AppStateSports.com, via email to ticket holders and through local and regional media outlets. / Read more…



  • App State Offers New Game Day Parking Lot

    Sept. 11, 2018. BOONE, N.C. — A new parking lot will be available for Appalachian State home football games during the 2018 season.
     
    Appalachian State Athletics has acquired game day use of the parking lot where the Watauga County Human Services Building is located off the Poplar Grove Connector between the west end of King Street and Poplar Grove Road/Rivers Street. The Human Services lot has an address of 132 Poplar Grove Connector. / Read more…



  • App State Enhances Gameday Experience with New ‘Rock Garten’

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    Sept. 11, 2018 BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State Athletics is excited to announce a new game day experience for fans during the 2018 football season, as the “Rock Garten” will make its debut Sept. 15 before the home opener against Southern Miss.
    A beer garden with options from local breweries, the Rock Garten will be located on the East Plaza near “The Rock” and the Mountaineer Gameday pregame radio show set, with an entrance accessible from Stadium Drive. Enhancing the pregame atmosphere around Kidd Brewer Stadium and providing a communal location for fans who may not have a spot to tailgate, the Rock Garten will open three hours prior to kickoff and close just before kickoff. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a beer ticket, which will be a cash-only transaction, and an ATM will be on site. A hot dog vendor will be on site featuring beef and veggie options as well as bratwursts and smoked sausages. The hot dog cart will be located outside of the barricaded area. / Read more…



  • App State Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule; Tickets on Sale Now


    September 11, 2018 Highlighted by games against four 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, Appalachian State men’s basketball head coach Jim Fox announced Thursday the non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season, presented by AutoStar Nissan. The non-conference slate features five contests at the Holmes Convocation Center and eight games away from home. “I am really excited about our schedule for the upcoming season,” said Fox. “We will put ourselves on a Broadway Stage with an ESPN event in Charleston, away games at Alabama, South Florida and in our nation’s capital against Georgetown. We will also begin a home-and-home series with East Carolina. We are trying to develop rivalries so our fans have the chance to see us in action on the road.” / Read more…



  • Football Roundup: Watauga and Ashe Win Big, Avery Still Seeking First Victory


    September 10, 2018. The Watauga Pioneers steamrolled their fourth opponent of the season, this time beating Wilkes Central by a 43-14 score in Wilkesboro. Watauga ran for 423 yards and six touchdowns as a team, led by junior Bryce Satterfield who carried the ball 23 times for 128 yards and three scores. Jaiden Bond ran for a team-high 178 yards on eight carries with a touchdown. Zach West had 67 yards and a TD on six carries, quarterback Jackson Greene had five carries for 45 yards and Seb Best had one carry for five yards and a touchdown. The Eagles were able to keep the game close, trailing by just a touchdown at the half, however the Pioneers scored four touchdowns in the second half to blow the game wide open.  By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • App State Quarterback Zac Thomas named National Performer of the Week


    September 10, 2018. The College Football Performance Awards have named Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas the CFPA National Performer of Week 2. Thomas went 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, in a 45-9 road win against Charlotte on Saturday. The sophomore from Trussville, AL, became the first App State or Sun Belt quarterback to finish a game with at least 10 completions and no incompletions. In addition of touchdown passes covering 27, 7 and 90 yards, Thomas also had a 5-yard touchdown run. In his first two college starts, including an overtime loss at Penn State in the 2018 opener, Thomas completed 39 of his 52 pass attempts (75.0 percent) for 565 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. He’s also rushed for 72 yards and two scores. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Football Routs Charlotte, 45-9 in Saturday Away Game

    September 9, 2018 Zac Thomas threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns on perfect 14-of-14 passing and ran for another touchdown to lead a complete performance by Appalachian State, which took a 45-9 road victory against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Saturday night. The victory came a week after the Mountaineers lost at tenth-ranked Penn State 45-38 in overtime. The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams against Charlotte. Appalachian State (1-1) amassed 434 total yards in front of a record 19,151 fans at Richardson Stadium. And it was the first time an Appalachian State quarterback finished a game with at least 10 completions and no incompletions. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



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