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App State men’s basketball ranked in College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll

Ben Brady, Reporter | January 26, 2021

App State men’s basketball came in at No. 25 in this week’s College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll, which ranks all NCAA Division I teams outside of the Power Five conferences: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.  This marks the Mountaineers’ first appearance in the poll since 2010, according to the program. App State joins Georgia State at No. 13, Texas State at No. 19, and Coastal Carolina...

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App State men’s basketball sweeps Georgia State, takes over first place in Sun Belt

Connor Davidson and Cameron Burnett | January 24, 2021

On Friday and Saturday, App State men’s basketball won back-to-back home games against Georgia State to move to 12-5 and 6-2 in conference, taking sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt overall and the East division.  “Great weekend sweep. (I’m) really, really proud of our team. I thought we were tough today, I thought we were the tougher team, I thought our defense was just outstanding,”...

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App State wrestling splits in SoCon duals against Campbell, Gardner-Webb

Ben Brady, Reporter | January 24, 2021

App State wrestling split its two Southern Conference duals Saturday, falling to Campbell’s comeback effort 21-17 before winning 28-6 against Gardner-Webb. The Mountaineers moved to 3-2 on the season and 3-1 in conference play.  “We’ve gotta learn from it,” head coach JohnMark Bentley said. “I don’t care if we’ve got a big lead in a dual meet, every single guy that goes out there...

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Peoples takes over in Myrtle Beach, leads App State football to sixth straight bowl championship

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | December 22, 2020

The Mountaineers claimed their sixth consecutive bowl championship on Monday with a 56-28 blowout of North Texas in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl.  "You play the game to win championships," App State head coach Shawn Clark said. "A lot of weight off our shoulders to win our sixth bowl game in a row, and that's something we take a lot of pride in in Boone and our program.” The game was the...

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App State men’s basketball picks up two dominant wins, best start to season since since 1989-90

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | December 19, 2020

App State men’s basketball won games on Thursday and Friday evening, beating Greensboro College 87-47 on Thursday and knocking off Columbia International 77-41 on Friday. The 6-2 start to the season is the best start the Mountaineers have had in 30 years, when the 1989-90 squad also started 6-2.  In order to avoid as much cancellation and postponement as possible, the Sun Belt implemented a back-to-back...

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App State wrestling opens 2020-21 season with Black & Gold Intrasquad

Ben Brady, Reporter | December 19, 2020

App State wrestling opened its 2020-21 season Friday with the Black & Gold Instraquad scrimmage event. The Mountaineers returned to action exactly 300 days after App State competed in Varsity Gym with Senior Day against VMI back on Feb. 23.  “All in all, it was good,” head coach JohnMark Bentley said. “We learned a lot about our team tonight and some things that we need to work on.” The...

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