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Every week, this blog aims to provide App fans with the latest happenings in Mountaineer athletics from a point-of-view of a local. It’s mood-driven, petty and ridiculous at times, but most of all, it’s light-hearted. Sports are supposed to be fun, and being a fan is also fun. Sometimes there are real-life issues that take precedent over sports, and this is one of them. There’s been an issue going on at App State this academic year that is more important than any game can be, and I feel like I need to share. So if you won’t mind, I would like to use my platform to talk about it.
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The stretch of five games in ten days for the App State basketball teams was particularly brutal, especially since it sent the team to Troy and San Marcos for single games. The Sun Belt schedule, which makes no sense, had the Apps in Boone last Thursday taking on South Alabama, then getting on a plane Friday to Texas to face Texas State on Saturday afternoon. It would be nice to stay in Texas and play UT-Arlington, but let’s not have nice things.
Men’s Basketball entered Thursday night with two victories in a row the previous Monday and Saturday in games the Apps were underdogs. This was a More >
The angry internet leprechauns struck again this past Friday. Finished this post, went to post, poof, gone. So instead of doing a post right before the weekend’s events, I decided to cover the weekend’s non-basketball Olympic sports plus football recruiting news. The past weekend in basketball will be covered on Wednesday ahead of the trip to the pit of evil on Thursday in what has turned into an important Sun Belt game.
-Justin Watts is the new App State wide receivers coach. He comes to App after spending three years at Middle Tennessee State as their WR coach and recruiting coordinator. On More >
T-Note: With the absurd number of games this past week, there will be two blogs this week. This one on the basketball teams and the other on the football news plus other sports.
There are a lot of games and not a lot of attention span for an intro, so let’s get going.
Three games in five days is a tough task for any team, especially one that is struggling. For App State MBB, the team carried the weight of three consecutive losses into the past weekend of action. The good news was that the first two games of the extended weekend were at home. Better yet, the first of these games came against More >
Classes have resumed. Last Wednesday, the lows got into the negatives, plus the wind was blowing. Tuesday was a day of ice and fog. so basically, it’s a normal winter week in Boone. This weekend should warm up to the 50s. Hello sunbathing!
Before we get into the games, here’s a rant about flying.
On Wednesday the App hoops teams set out for Mobile. So first, as always, they drove to Charlotte to fly. Hopefully one day there’s a 321 bypass that goes around Lenoir or Hickory. Not saying anything negative about those cities, but rather the 40 stoplights on what is supposed to be a US highway. More >
Men’s Basketball waited until the New Year before resuming their schedule with their inaugural Sun Belt contest Saturday night in Jonesboro. Despite a 8-2 start out of the gate, the game was close for most of the half until about 7 minutes left when the home team took control and built a 37-30 halftime lead.
The theme continued into the second half, as the Red Wolves built upon their lead and took a 57-43 lead with 9:37 left. The past few years of App State basketball would make one consider this game over. This time, it clicked for the Apps, and the visitors rattled off the next 10 points to More >
The story of actually getting this blog piece posted is one that goes in direct conflict with the holiday season in that it was frustrating, angering and made me a ripe grinch. Christmas Day, it was ready to go. Go to post. Poof, gone. Just like that.
With life the way it was, the next two days were busy. Next free day was Saturday, so some work done. Sunday was mostly spent watching the Panthers (playoffs!) and doing other work, but managed to get it done. Went to post. Poof, gone.
This right here is the result of a week of agony. Yes it is meta that I’m complaining about a blog post where More >
It’s Christmas week and all is quiet on the mountain. All sports are on break this week and the only people left are locals and skiers who are now reluctant shoppers due to the rain. While the weather is rather gloomy, the outlook of App State is decidedly not. Basketball is looking better than it has in a while, wrestling has some bright spots, and the New Year will bring a rush of action. Christmas Day will have a special blog, and barring something unforeseen, all will be quiet through New Year’s and will resume on Tuesday, January 6th.
Men’s Basketball came out of exams with a monster More >
I don’t have to write that the 2014 App State Football season was a roller coaster of emotion. This season had the most varying degrees of emotion in recent memory. To properly convey these emotions regarding the 2014 season, I give to you this 56k modem unfriendly blog of GIF.
As I type, App State students are in the midst of finals weeks. Coaches are praying to their deity of choice that their athletes don’t screw up. While that happens, sports are kind of winding down this week. Not a whole lot going on. However, next week is full of hoops and some wrestling. So here’s what we’ll do. We’ll break next week, but then return on Monday, December 22 for a catch-all update before the holidays. Then on Christmas, there will be the traditional “Things I Want For A hAPPy Christmas” blog. If there is any breaking news, it will be covered when it can. So besides that, More >