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As The Leaves Turn – Olympic Sports Defend Home Turf


As Fall Break sent most of the App State students off the mountain for some home cooking, the App State Fall Sports programs remained as they took on different challenges in the changing landscape of Boone. As summer green turns to fall gold and red, the seasons of several programs heated up as the temperatures fell. And in some sports that aren’t in season, some news was thrown our way to plan for when the dead trees spring back to life again.

Now that I’ve claimed by Blogger Pulitzer, time to recap what in the wide, wide world of sports is a-going on.

Volleyball returned to the More >

Trojans Ripped – App State Burns Troy For First FBS Win


After the rock bottom of the previous weekend, a win was not expected and a good showing would have been tolerated. What happened was a tsunami of happiness and joy, mixed with shock, but in a good way. The 53-14 road win over Troy was not just a shot in the arm, but an entire transformation of a losing culture into dominant culture.

This was the happiest surprise App fans have had in a long time. Georgia Southern last year was nice, but by that point last season it was too late for many good feelings. Statistically, this was the biggest App win since Halloween 2008. Since Troy was More >

The Tenacious Though Troubling Troy Trojans


T-Note: Yes this is a day late. Happens when you work in a college town and said college is on Fall Break, thus all other real world job employees are gone.

Last week we enters into the world of the hyper-actively offended. Not only did Liberty claim a momentous victory on the gridiron, they claimed the award for taking blogs way too seriously. It wasn’t surprising, but still entertaining to see the somewhat-absurd stereotype fulfilled. And no this blog isn’t spell-checked. Ain’t got no time for that!

This week won’t see sensibilities pushed as much. Unless there’s a large contingent of folks More >

Traveling Those Rough Roads – A Down Week In Olympic Sports


Volleyball made their longest road trip of the season as they departed for Texas for a double-dip of Sun Belt-age. Friday night had the team in San Marcos to face Texas State. In a tough match between two of the Sun Belt’s top teams, the Bobcats managed to squeak ahead each set and take the 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 win. Emily Corrigan had 12 kills, Paige Brown had only 23 assists and Kati Stammen got 12 digs.

After stopping by Jerry World to ooh and aww, the team took on UT-Arlington Sunday afternoon. It was a familiar script as the Apps came close, but couldn’t close out a set as the Mavs took More >

Burned And Left At Rock Bottom


App State is in FBS transition hell. That’s the only way to describe what is going on right now. Not only is the team 1-5 with four straight losses, but the latest one came to FCS Liberty, 55-48, in overtime. The same Liberty who has been knocking on the door of the Sun Belt for a while now, only for no one to answer. Liberty won their Super Bowl at the expense of an App State team that needed this win in the worst-possible way.

And there’s nothing App State fans can do about it.

Before the season, Scott Satterfield said that fans should not measure the team in terms of wins and losses, but More >

The Bible On What Is Liberty University


T-NOTE: This blog talks about Liberty University and many of it’s aspects. You’ve been warned.

By far, Liberty University is the touchiest subject of Appalachian State’s schedule. It goes beyond starving protected species, terrible AD’s and even Statesboro. This involves religion and faith. Talking about Liberty means talking about those subjects. It’s unavoidable. So let’s dive in.

How Liberty Conquered Central Virginia

The Lynchburg Christian Academy was founded in 1967 in Lynchburg, Virginia by the infamous Dr Jerry Falwell Sr. It was founded as a segreganiost academy after Falwell had More >

From New York To Texas – This Week In Olympic Sports


First up is a continuation of last week’s breaking news of Angel Elderkin becoming the App State women’s basketball coach. The press conference was held late Wednesday. Coach Angel expressed positivity in running the program, which is probably a huge reason why she was hired.

As far as tactics go, Elderkin wants to run up-tempo on offense. It’ll be interesting to see the App team, which at times struggled to score last season, adapt to this. Also, Elderkin wants more man-to-man defense with traps, a change from the zone which was implemented last season.

Elderkin also wants to challenge Jim More >

Belted – Reviewing App State’s Painful Home Sun Belt Debut


This was the day many App fans were looking for. The first FBS opponent in KBS since 1982, Jerry Moore Day, October weather to welcome the Sun Belt and a winnable game.

And then reality smacked everyone in the mouth to the tune of 47-21.

It doesn’t matter that South Alabama’s program is only six years old. What matters is that they have been FBS for two years longer and with a senior-laden team, were able to humble an App State team that thought being at home was good enough.

The other three losses all came with other built-in excuses. Michigan wanted revenge. Southern Miss was the fault of More >

What A Bunch Of Jag-Offs – Introducing South Alabama


This week brings excitement to Boone! First FBS team to visit! First home Sun Belt game! Jerry Moore Day! Stripe The Stadium! Peak Leaf Season! All-Day Tailgate! Fall Weather! It’s a convergence of many good things which should lead to good feeling despite the 1-3 record and losing to the most hated rival.

Now entering fall, the seasons where everything starts to die, it’s time for a pivotal match-up. The loser of this game will be squarely behind the 8-ball in the Sun Belt. So who are these visitors to the High Country? Like many of the opponents this year, it’s a first-time ever meeting, More >

An Angel From The Bayou – Olympic Sports Updates


The week that pre-season practice is set to begin, Appalachian State has hired a women’s basketball coach. And it’s a permanent coach.

App State, meet Angel Elderkin, the 8th coach in the program’s history.

Elderkin’s experience is vast, with stints at Siena, Virginia, Tennessee, St John’s and more. The quotes are about how Elderkin maintains a positive relationship with the student-athletes, which no doubt played a big role in the hire.

The news has come very late in the game. Pre-season practice begins this weekend and currently, there’s only one assistant coach in Jessica Jackson, who was More >

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