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If you don’t know, the team that plays with a oblong ball did good things this past weekend and made everyone happy. But while this was going on, other awesome things were happening as well. After the rotten week before, this week went in the opposite direction. Wins, wins and more wins! And there was the Tapp Room Third Anniversary which capped off the weekend. Then the winning continued into this week. So as of right now, this might be the best App weekend in a long time. Next best in December 2007 when the Apps won their third straight football title and men’s hoops won the San Juan More >
If one were to guess before the season how App State would be 6-5 at this point, no one would have guessed this road. No one would have guessed that would include a 19-point victory over La-Lafayette.
The 35-16 victory not only validated the previous weekend’s win at Arkansas State, but it made App State the most dangerous team in the Sun Belt. It also gave Georgia Southern at worse a share of the Sun Belt Title, but whatever, screw em.
The team that lost to Liberty seven weeks ago is now riding higher than it has in a long time.
The early part of of the game was a chess More >
Due to forecasted severe weather in the region, the kickoff time for Appalachian State and Louisiana-Lafayette has been moved up from 5:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern.
The game will still be broadcast online at ESPN3.com.
This weekend, App State plays the football team representing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. However, Cajun Nation doesn’t like that last word, so they like to be called the University of Louisiana. Like how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tries to forget which hill they are from. Their athletics teams are branded as “Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns” and are trying to convince the world of that to this day.
If you thought UL-Monroe was weird, prepare to ramp up the weirdness as we delve into Cajun Country and UL-Lafayette.
Southern Louisiana was originally More >
On the court/floor/mat, there wasn’t a whole lot of good this week for the Apps. Good thing football is winning again. Earlier in the year, there was a whole lot of Olympic sport goodness while football was struggling. Now it’s flipped. Is it the weather? Maybe, as it still is really could outside in Boone. In any event, as an App fan, here’s what happened.
Men’s Basketball kicked off the Fox era on Saturday versus Ohio. In a sign of how far this has to go, the Apps fell to the Bobcats 73-47. Like last season, the Apps had a long scoring drought of seven minutes early in the second half while More >
Before the season, most App fans who looked at the schedule would have pointed to this stretch of two road games as the benchmark to see how far the Apps needed to go. Arkansas State and UL-Lafayette have been the two-headed monster of the Sun Belt for the last three years, being the standard against which all other league teams have been measured.
If this is how the future looks, then prepare your sunglasses, as it’ll be bright beyond measure.
In a game where the Apps went in as 15.5-point underdogs, the Mountaineers dominated many stretches, which was more improbable than More >
A year ago, App State was going into their last season in the SoCon with Jason Capel as the men’s coach and Darcie Vincent as the women’s coach, with Charlie Cobb as their boss and Ken Peacock as his boss.
Entering the Sun Belt, both teams now have completely new identities, new conferences and new leadership.
With men’s coach Jim Fox and women’s coach Angel Elderkin, the teams are looking at changing everything up. Fox comes from Davidson, where he learned under Bob McKillop for 13 years. As much as App fans hate Davidson, you can’t deny the style of basketball coming out of Belk Arena. More >
It’s a great time to be a Mountaineer. A close win over ULM, a three-game winning streak, and a 3-2 Sun Belt record show the sun is shining bright, even if it’s getting colder. The team is at the undeniable peak of the last two years. Things are clicking better every week. And it came at the right time, as the buzzsaw approaches. The Black and Gold will stand up at the measuring stick and see what they’re made of. So it’s time to load up the plane and head west yonder. The Apps start their journey of self-realization to the first of the two-headed Sun Belt monster in a city called Jonesboro More >
Hear that sound? That’s the sound of brand-new Nike shoes shuffling across a brand-new court, worn by athletes who have brand-new coaches in a brand-new season. There’s so much newness, it’s almost sensory overload. While hoopity hoops will take most of the attention, there are still other sports that are concluding or wrapping up their seasons. Volleyball, who plays on a sport-specific floor that doesn’t really squeak, fights for seeding, while cleat-wearing soccer nears the end and enhanced-grip-shoe-wearing field hockey wrapped things up out west. Then you got cross-training wearing cross More >
For Scott Satterfield, his career as a head coach has been defined by close losses. The very thing he has been part of for most of the last 23 years was becoming a losing program under his watch. NC A&T, Citadel, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Southern Miss and Liberty. All the close games in the last two seasons. All losses. Until this weekend.
This game was the first close win since Furman in 2012, and oh did it feel so good.
Black Saturday 2014 could end up being the game that springboards App State into competing for a Sun Belt title next year. It felt like a big deal. Yes ULM is More >