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Appalachian State University’s 2014 Football Schedule is Taking Shape After Recent Move to the FBS Ranks

May 3, 2013. Appalachian State University’s 2014 football schedule is taking shape with the addition of a home game versus Campbell and the cancellation of a previously scheduled trip to McNeese State. In a deal originally struck last fall, Appalachian State will host Campbell on Sept. 6, 2014, one week after the Mountaineers’ previously announced season opener at Michigan. The Aug. 30, 2014 contest at Michigan is a rematch of the Appalachian’s historic 34-32 victory over the No. 5-ranked Wolverines in 2007 and will serve as the Mountaineers’ first game as members of the NCAA Division I FBS Sun Belt Conference. Appalachian officially joins the Sun Belt on July 1, 2014. Due to Appalachian State’s move to the FBS ranks, the Mountaineers and McNeese State have cancelled their home-and-home series, which included games in Lake Charles, La. in 2014 and at Kidd Brewer Stadium in 2015. When the schools entered the agreement in 2009, the contract included a stipulation that either party could cancel the series without penalty if one of the programs made the move from NCAA Division I FCS to FBS. With the contests versus Michigan and Campbell and eight Sun Belt conference games already on tap for …

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Apps Drop Saturday Match to Missouri

Sept. 4, 2012. Appalachian State University volleyball dropped its final match of the 2012 Lipscomb Invitational, 3-0, to Missouri on Saturday at Allen Arena. The Mountaineers (1-6) ended the weekend with a 1-2 record while the Tigers (5-1) finished the weekend with a 3-0 record and did not drop a set in defeating the Apps 25-13, 25-13 and 25-10.

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Rogers Appointed as Appalachian’s Pitching Coach

Aug. 3, 2012. Michael Rogers, a two-time all-America pitcher at NC State and six-year professional baseball veteran, has joined Appalachian State University’s baseball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Billy Jones announced on Thursday. Rogers will serve as the Mountaineers’ pitching coach.

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More All-America Recognition for Kimbrough, McCray

July 31, 2012. Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) and Demetrius McCray (Covington, Ga./Newton) continued to rake in preseason all-America accolades on Monday when College Sporting News named the Appalachian State University duo to its first team. Kimbrough and McCray also earned first-team preseason all-American recognition from The Sports Network and are both on the official watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the nation’s top NCAA Division I FCS defensive player. Kimbrough is returning for his third season as Appalachian State’s starting middle linebacker in 2012. The 5-11, 240-pounder led Appalachian and ranked fifth in the Southern Conference a year ago with 105 tackles and received a slew of all-America honors, including first-team honors from College Sports Journal and second-team recognition from The Sports Network and Phil Steele Publications. He finished eighth in the SoCon with 12 tackles for loss and tied for 11th with four sacks, making him one of only two players to finish among the league’s top 11 in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks in 2011. McCray led the SoCon and tied for eighth nationally with five interceptions in his first season as a full-time starter in 2011, en route to fourth-team all-America accolades from Phil Steele Publications. The 6-0, 185-pounder also tied for 12th …

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ASU Football Team Adds Two New Coaches

By Jason Gilmer Feb. 19, 2012. BOONE — Jerry Moore is close to filling up his coaching staff for the fall football season.  Last week, it was announced that Dwayne Ledford and Bryan Brown were officially named to the staff. Things have changed drastically for the coaching staff since the season ended, but more on that later. Here’s the quick info on the two newest members: Ledford, who’s from Marion, N.C. and will be the team’s new offensive line coach, played seven years in the NFL with stops at several places, including the San Francisco 49ers (1999-2000 and 2003-04), Jacksonville Jaguars (2000), Carolina Panthers (2001), Cleveland Browns (2005) and New Orleans Saints (2006). He’s coming to the Mountaineers after a year of coaching at Gardner-Webb University. There he was the offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He’s also spent time coaching at Tennessee State, was the strength coach at North Carolina during his time in the NFL, was an offensive line intern with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, was a graduate assistant at East Carolina (his alma mater) and was the offensive line coach at Sanderson High School in Raleigh for one season.  Brown comes to the Mountaineers from Ole Miss, where …

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