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Photo Gallery: Kidd Brewer Stadium construction

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | July 13, 2020

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Clark: “a couple” COVID cases for App State football

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | July 9, 2020

App State head football coach Shawn Clark and his program are adapting to the unusual circumstances COVID-19 has caused.  One important step to beginning the season is testing everyone in the program for the virus. Clark didn’t confirm a number of positive COVID-19 results, but he said the team has been “very lucky” during a Zoom call Thursday morning. “We’ve had a couple positives,...

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Former App State pitcher Jack Hartman signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | July 2, 2020

Jack Hartman, an App State baseball alumnus, signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday. The Pirates selected Hartman 108th overall in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft.  “Jack hasn’t been pitching for very long but already shows very promising stuff with a fastball/slider combination that we believe has a chance to be very effective at the professional level,” said Pirates general manager...

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App State football video team wins national SAVVY award for third straight year

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor | June 15, 2020

From pregame motivational videos to weekly uniform reveals, App State’s football video team works hard to produce content for fans to enjoy. App State’s football video department earned first place honors at the annual SAVVY awards, presented by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. This marks the third year in a row that the department has brought home first place recognition.  The CSVA...

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OPINION: What the march down King Street meant to me

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter | June 3, 2020

It’s no secret that App State is a predominantly white university, which led to a predominantly white turn out as hundreds marched peacefully down King Street to fight against racism and police injustice on Sunday.  Eighty-three percent of students are white compared to the 4% black student body. Of this, 3% are student athletes. I play football at this school and can tell you from firsthand...

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Watauga High spring senior athletes honored with banners on King Street

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | May 30, 2020

For many Watauga High School spring senior athletes, the cancelation of their season due to COVID-19 brought an immediate end to their athletic career. Many athletes missed out on their last chance to compete, play with their teammates, senior night celebrations and the annual athletic banquet.   The Watauga High Booster Club and the town of Boone decided to honor these athletes by hanging up...

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