The Appalachian

Gov. Roy Cooper announces new openings that could bring fans to Kidd Brewer

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 23, 2020

Kidd Brewer Stadium could see fans as soon as October, after Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that outdoor venues that can seat more than 10,000 can open with 7% capacity.  The new guidelines would allow approximately 2,100 fans in attendance for football games, 7% of the stadium’s typical 21,650 patron capacity.  App State Athletics said they are working on plans for hosting fans starting...

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Four takeaways from App State football’s week 2 loss at Marshall

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 22, 2020

Turnovers cost the Mountaineers Last week against Charlotte, the Mountaineers turned the ball over three times and the trend continued against Marshall. Senior quarterback Zac Thomas had an interception late in the first half and senior tight end Mike Evans had a fumble in the fourth quarter.  “We got beat in all three phases,” head coach Shawn Clark said. “And if you turn the ball over...

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Marshall brings the thunder, defeats No. 23 App State 17-7

Moss Brennan and Silas Albright | September 19, 2020

In a low-scoring affair plagued by penalties and mistakes, the Marshall Thundering Herd was too much for the No. 23 Mountaineers, who lost 17-7 Saturday afternoon in Huntington, West Virginia.  “I’m proud of the way we competed, but again, we can’t shoot (ourselves) in the foot,” head coach Shawn Clark said. “We couldn’t run the football today. That’s been our bread and butter for...

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“Tremendously disappointing:” App State men’s tennis program cut

Sasha Pisareva | September 17, 2020

App State Athletics announced May 26 that it was cutting several sports, including men's tennis, due to the financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.  “The whole situation was tremendously disappointing,” said Jack Maddocks, a former player and assistant coach. The program was discontinued in the middle of the season, before the Mountaineers started conference play. Maddocks was looking...

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Five takeaways from App State’s season opening 35-20 win vs. Charlotte

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 14, 2020

1. App State’s ‘Legion of Boone’ secondary looks reloaded Coming into this season, both senior cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles and junior cornerback Shaun Jolly were preseason All-Sun Belt players according to league coaches and Athlon. They lived up to the hype in their first game of the season, limiting Charlotte QB Chris Reynolds to 140 yards and two interceptions. Senior safety Kaiden Smith...

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App State DC Dale Jones back in Boone for 24th season

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 14, 2020

Defensive coordinator Dale Jones has been part of the Appalachian community for a long time and returned to App State’s staff after spending 2019 with Louisville under former App State head coach Scott Satterfield. Jones accepted Shawn Clark’s offer in January to return to Boone as the defensive coordinator for 2020.  “This is definitely home for me, I spent 23 years here and I have the...

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