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-Charlie Cobb is gone. He was introduced to the dozen or so Georgia State fans on Friday morning and officially starts at Georgia State at the start of the month. Rick Beasley is now the associate AD, but there’s no timetable for the process. It’s not like a head coach job where you want to fill it ASAP. This is going to take time. Don’t be surprised if the new AD doesn’t start until 2015. The budget and all the heavy lifting for the fall is done, so there’s not as much to do as one would think. Beasley’s strengths are meeting with people and fundraising, so it’s actually a better fit than More >
App State Director Charlie Cobb has resigned his post to accept the same position at Georgia State.
Cobb has been at his post for over nine years and oversaw an App State program that had a meteoric rise and eventual transition to FBS and the Sun Belt this past summer.
Georgia State will hold a press conference Friday morning at 10 am to introduce Cobb. Afterward Cobb will do a teleconference with App State media members.
As of posting, there’s no official word from App State about an interim or the search process, but it’ll probably be out by the time you read this.
There will be a lot more More >
The public practices have ended. Eight of the first nine practices were open to anyone, but Friday’s was the last one. Now everything is going to be hearsay and whispers until the High Noon kickoff at Michigan Stadium in three weeks.
Having gone to most of the open practices and collecting info from others, here’s some general consensus. This isn’t gospel and is in no way complete and I only have two eyes and there’s over 100 players on the field at once, but the appetite for anything football makes any information worth consuming.
If you have an questions about someone or were there and saw More >
If any of you have been reading this blog for the last two years, you know how much I detest the scheduling practices of App State men’s basketball. Last year’s four sub-D1 teams blew a few gaskets.
Now we knew it was going to get better. The Sun Belt had bylaws, but they were changed last year to allow two sub-D1 teams and the 50% non-conference home scheduling rule was relaxed. So there was a chance for the Milligans and North Greenvilles of the world to make their annual pilgrimage to Boone in December in games App fans just pretended didn’t exist.
But then a balding Yankee came in and More >
Last week, Head Coach Scott Satterfield along with student-athlete representatives Kam Bryant and Ronald Blair headed to New Orleans for their first real Sun Belt Media Day at the Superdome. The experience was quite different from the usual Conference Room B at a Spartanburg hotel that the SoCon does. The trio made their way around, talking to the official press gathering and all the radio stations, too many to link here.
Going into the new venture that is the Sun Belt, there is a lot of unknown for App State fans. Georgia Southern is the only known commodity in this brave new world that expands to Texas for most sports and in certain cases, to the West Coast and near Buffalo.
We know about football more than other based on the preseason polls and teams released earlier this week at Sun Belt Media Day. That’ll be covered in the new few days with it’s own personal blog post. So what about the other 17 Sun Belt sports? App State will field a team in all of them so it’s worth the knowledge.
So what can we learn? More >
The new sun has been over Boone for 16 days. While there are no new logos on any fields or courts, at least the old ones are gone. Ideally they’ll be there in the next month. The students come back the weekend of August 14-16 so the town of Boone is bracing for the incoming flood of new freshman and people turning up on a random Tuesday. All the freshman athletes are making a home out of Doughton Hall and hopefully going to class, going to practice and going to class.
And it’s been raining this summer of Boone. In other news, water is wet.
-The big news is that the big More >
Around this time, 17-23 year-olds are converging on Boone to begin their summer workouts., They represent most of App State’s 20 varsity sports and have the goals of leading their team and themselves to championships and glory. Unlike the last 43 summers, this one begins with most of those athletes ready for a new conference as App State begins their journey in the Sun Belt.
What hasn’t changed is what these student-athletes face. In some instances the student-athlete culture can clash head-on with the world around them. Now instead of rumors and whispers, there’s Twitter and Instagram to More >
July 1st was the big day. After 43 years, App State has a new conference home in the Sun Belt. There was a lot of going-ons from early morning to sun down. It started at the Appalachian Athletics Center with the Wake Up Watauga breakfast. Later on had players and coaches meet supporters at different locations and then while American were facing the evil Belgians, there was a get-together at the Jones House on King Street.
It was also the first day in office for the 7th Chancellor in App State’s history, Dr Sheri Noren Everts.
Yosef got some Just For Men, some botox and a spray More >
Three years ago, Appalachian State took part in an event that put a national spotlight on the school. The 2011 Solar Decathlon, organized by the US Department of Energy, put Universities across America and the World against each other to build an energy-efficient house with ten different scopes judged on. Those scopes were Architecture, Market Appeal, Engineering, Communications, Affordability, Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Homer Entertainment and Energy Balance. Despite not winning the judges overall vote, the Solar Homestead, App State’s entrant, won the People’s Choice Award. The More >