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App State gears up for sold-out home-opener in Kidd Brewer

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter | September 18, 2021

The Mountaineers are coming off a heartbreaking loss in Miami and turning their focus to the Elon Phoenix. Members of the Colonial Athletic Association, Elon is 1-1 on the season with a win against Campbell, who App State throttled 52-21 last season. This is the home opener for the Mountaineers, where a sold-out crowd in Kidd Brewer Stadium awaits. “We’ve turned our focus now on Elon. This is...

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Five takeaways from App State’s week two loss at No. 22 Miami

Ben Brady, Reporter | September 17, 2021

1. Mountaineers struggled to contain run game After allowing just 86 rushing yards in their opening victory against East Carolina, App State struggled to contain Miami on the ground, giving up 175 rushing yards.  While the Mountaineers held Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King to 200 passing yards and no touchdowns in the air, they were overwhelmed by Miami’s multi-threat, dynamic rushing...

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Men’s basketball recruits make official visits this weekend

Connor Davidson, Associate Multimedia Editor | September 17, 2021

Two App State men’s basketball recruits travel to Boone Saturday for their first official visits since being offered. Justin Abson, a 6-foot-9 power forward, makes the trip from North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, Florida. Last season, Abson averaged 16.8 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior. App State sent its offer to Abson May 19, just over two months after the Mountaineers won the...

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App State women’s soccer secures victories over Wofford and FIU

Ethan Smith | September 16, 2021

Women’s soccer opened their four-game road trip with victories over Wofford and Florida International Sept. 9 and 12. The matches serve as the Mountaineers’ last non-conference opponents before conference play begins against Georgia Southern Thursday. In their first match against Wofford, the Mountaineers struck early. In the seventh minute, sophomore forward Brecklyn Monteith found the net...

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Mountaineer cross-country teams begin quest for Sun Belt title

Alex McCaskey and Ben Beechold | September 14, 2021

Following second place finishes at the Sun Belt Championships last season, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams began their 2021 season at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone Sept 3.  The women’s team finished second overall with 91 points, and senior Izzy Evely came away with an eighth-place finish and gained seven points for the Mountaineers. The men’s team also started their season...

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App State trades blows with No. 22 Miami, falls 25-23 in thriller

Cameron Burnett and Connor Davidson | September 13, 2021

App State football went down to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, and gave the No. 22 ranked Miami Hurricanes a fight till the final minute. The Mountaineers held the lead late in the fourth quarter but lost in a heartbreaker 25-23. “Very proud of our effort. This is a gut-wrenching loss. One loss won’t define us, and we’ll learn from our mistakes,” App State head coach Shawn Clark said....

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