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The big chance for the Apps came early in the third quarter. The team had been battered by a raucous home team in the first half by a relentless rushing attack and cardboard mascot heads (more on that later), but were still in the game. The Apps scored right before halftime to make it 24-14 for the home team. With the ball, the Apps drove and marched relatively quickly. Once the team was in the redzone, it fluttered as many drives have in the last year-plus.
Then came 4th and 4 from the 9. With Zach Matics struggling and also having gotten hurt after the last extra point (Bentley Critcher did More >
As many people know who’ve had contact with anything Georgia Southern, they love them some history. This won’t be that. This will be the parts in between that they mumble over when going from Erk to PJ3 to Monken because they’re all front-runners.
They also don’t like bringing up being 2-8 in their last 10 games versus App State, including losing the last three. The 38-14 beatdown last season when App State was 1-6 especially stings.
So as dictated by the even-numbered year, App State travels down to the middle of nowhere between Savannah and Augusta to the gnat-infested lands of Statesboro. More >
This weekend, the many athletic armies of App State dispersed across the region. Volleyball ventured south, Women’s Soccer went north to Virginia, Cross Country went to the greater Charlotte area while Field Hockey ventured to Ohio. The teams all had different goals in their ventures and on a weekend where the cold winds began teasing the High Country, the App teams competed in warmer climates, enjoying the last gaps of summer.
As necessary, the undefeated Volleyball team gets first coverage. Being 11-0 and like totally awesome, the team hit the road for the Sun Belt-age. First up was the More >
The end of the Jerry Moore era came on a blocked extra point in an overtime playoff loss to Illinois State on December 1st, 2012. The news was official the next day. On the 13th Scott Satterfield was made the head football coach at Appalachian State. Right after the press conference, Satterfield went to Georgia to watch the GHSAA State Championships at the Georgia Dome. The AA game on Saturday the 15th featured defending champs Calhoun and their star quarterback, Taylor Lamb.
At the time, Lamb was committed to South Alabama, who App State is playing on Jerry Moore Day next week. In More >
Today, as the world waits with baited breath as Scotland votes for their independence from the United Kingdom, the App State Mountaineers, on a slightly smaller scale, prepare for an interesting game with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. It’ll be the first real test for the Apps this season after Michigan didn’t work out too well and Campbell worked out very well. It begins a grind as not only do the Apps travel down to the Gulf Coast this weekend, but a week from today will be in Hell Itself to take on Southern Georgia on an ESPNU night game.
Southern Miss and App State are two school that More >
The weather is getting a bit colder on the mountain. Temps are dipping into the 50’s and some leaves are starting to turn. Soon, the Sun Belt will learn to bring a jacket, another jacket, two more jackets and thick socks on their trips to the High Country. As the the cold air begins to wind up, the non-conference portion of the fall schedules wind down.
The #33 Volleyball Apps returned home for their Black and Gold Challenge last weekend. First up on Friday was Sun Belt opponent Georgia State. In what was the first-ever Sun Belt contest for App State, the ladies kept up their home More >
As App State relaxed in their bye week, the world around them continued to turn. The Sun Belt’s other 10 team entered Week 3 action with most as serious underdogs. Three games versus SEC teams (one at home), two versus ACC clubs, another versus Navy, and contests versus CUSA, the MAC, the Mountain West and an FCS opponent. So most peoplee figured the conference would probably go 3-7/2-8.
Well, it went worse than that. So let’s go down it one pain-staking detail at a time.
-In a first-ever meeting, Georgia Southern bussed up to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech. The Ramblick Wreck dominated the More >
-Volleyball took their 4-0 record on the road this past weekend to Louisville for the Active Ankle Challenge. First up early Friday was Cincinnati of the American Athletic. After splitting the first two very-close sets, the Apps then took over and convincingly won the final two sets to win the match, 25-23, 26-28, 25-17 & 25-18. Emily Corrigan led the team with 27 kills and Paige Brown had 44 assists and 11 digs to lead the team in both categories.
The next match came later Saturday against Tennessee State. This proved to be a rout as the Mountaineers ran away with a 25-16, 25-17 & 25-17 More >
Last season, the App State Football team rarely felt good. The first win, a 31-21 win at Elon, was almost a catastrophic collapse in the fourth quarter against the worst team in the SoCon. The next win, a 38-14 upset of Georgia Southern, came when the team was 1-6. By that time, good feelings were gone. Even subsequent wins at Wofford and in the finale versus Western Carolina were consolation prizes of a massively disappointing season.
This past Saturday, in the season opener versus FCS Campbell, it was time to feel good again.
The 66-0 thrashing of the Camels was what an FBS team More >
According to a press release by App State Athletics, Darcie Vincent resigned as head coach of the women’s basketball program effective immediately.
Vincent was coach of the Apps for six seasons, amassing a 117-75 record. That included two SoCon regular season titles (2011, 2012) three WNIT appearances and a WIT title in 2010.
The news comes at a horrible time for the program, four weeks from preseason practices officially starting.
It also follows a series of rumors regarding not only Vincent, but the entire staff. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Vincent and assistant coaches More >