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Mountaineers travel to Wyoming for showdown at 7,000 feet

Spence Smithback, Reporter | September 20, 2023

Following a 1,300-mile plane ride and a 130-mile bus trip from Denver to Laramie, Wyoming, the Mountaineers will face off against the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday for the first time since 2015. Saturday’s contest will be the final non-conference game of the year for App State, with Sun Belt play beginning Sept. 30 against the ULM Warhawks.  “There’s not really a weak point in their team,”...

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Men’s basketball announces new look for 2023-24 season

Kolby Shea, Reporter | September 18, 2023

App State men’s basketball announced Wednesday an updated home uniform for the upcoming 2023-24 season.  The new look features multiple changes to the jersey and shorts, adding new designs, logos and personalization.  This year’s uniform sees horizontal shoulder stripes and vertical side stripes removed from the white jersey. Instead, the black and gold border appears around the lining...

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5 takeaways from historic App State-ECU battle

Chance Chamberlain, Associate Sports Editor | September 18, 2023

1. Defensive dominance  After giving up 319 total rushing yards against North Carolina, the Mountaineer defensive front allowed a mere 79 rushing yards against East Carolina. The Pirates offense revolved around the run game in their first two games, but the Black and Gold quickly halted the East Carolina rushing attack. Once App State forced the ECU offense to be one-dimensional in relying on the...

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Mountaineer field hockey knocks off Bellarmine

Max Schwanz | September 17, 2023

App State traveled to Kentucky to face off against the Bellarmine Knights to open up their Mid-Atlantic Conference season Friday.  The Mountaineers outlasted the Knights 4-2. This win marks the first conference opening win since the Mountaineers joined the MAC in 2017. Junior forward Charlotte Bosma opened up the game with her third goal of the season. However, 28 seconds later Bellarmine tied...

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X marks the spot: Mountaineers strike gold against Pirates

Ethan Smith and Chance Chamberlain | September 17, 2023

For the first time since 1979, App State and East Carolina squared off in Boone in front of 40,168 fans. The mark ties the all-time Kidd Brewer Stadium record with App State’s matchup against North Carolina in 2022. The Mountaineers capped off the historic day with a 43-28 victory. “I just want to thank all the fans,” head coach Shawn Clark said. “We can’t thank you enough for tying the...

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App State falls to Liberty as non-conference play ends

Trey Blake, Reporter | September 15, 2023

App State soccer fell Thursday 2-0 to an undefeated Liberty Flames team that has not lost in their last 21 matches dating back to last season. Although the Flames are coming in hot, the Mountaineers are entering the match 3-1-1 over the last five matches.  The Flames dominated on possession only allowing the Black and Gold five shots, well under their season average of 14. Making her 80th career...

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