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App State football gets back in win column with dominant 47-10 victory over Troy

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | November 28, 2020

Thanks in large part to a white-hot start on both sides of the ball, App State cruised past Troy 47-10 on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. At the 7:09 mark in the first quarter, the Mountaineers extended their early lead to 21-0 on a pick-six from junior cornerback Steven Jones, after which the Trojans never recovered. “We talked all week about being resilient, and that’s what our kids were...

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App State men’s basketball beats Carver by 82 points in dominating performance

Moss Brennan, Political Editor | November 27, 2020

App State men’s basketball came out firing against the Carver College Cougars Friday night winning 105-23 in its home opener.  “This was about App State, this was about us,” said head coach Dustin Kerns. “We've got a young team and an experienced team and I don't think I quite expected what I saw.” This was the Mountaineers largest margin of victory since 2017 when the team beat Toccoa...

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Five reach double-digits, App State women’s basketball opens season with 74-68 win over  Charlotte

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | November 26, 2020

Led by double-digit scoring from all five starters, App State women’s basketball started its season 1-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season. The Mountaineers knocked off in-state rival Charlotte 74-68 on Wednesday at the Holmes Convocation Center.  Senior guard Pre Stanley, last year’s leading scorer, led the way for App State, finishing with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds.  “I...

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App State men’s basketball newcomers prepare to navigate upcoming season

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | November 22, 2020

App State is welcoming seven players to their men’s basketball program for the 2020-21 season. Of the seven, three are transfers and four are freshmen coming out of high school. This recruiting class had to adjust to a different kind of season due to COVID-19 guidelines and hasn’t had the regular opportunities to prepare for the season. “With the NCAA rules, we would’ve scrimmaged probably...

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Late mistakes cost App State football, Mountaineers fall at Coastal Carolina 34-23

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | November 21, 2020

The Mountaineers were up 23-21 with 6:59 left in the fourth quarter when Coastal Carolina intercepted a deep throw from senior quarterback Zac Thomas. The Chanticleers went on to score a touchdown on the ensuing drive to take the lead for good. “When you play a top team like (Coastal), you can’t turn the ball over and have penalties,” App State head coach Shawn Clark said. “I thought all...

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App State to allow 25 family members at basketball games

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter | November 20, 2020

Basketball season is edging closer and closer for the App State Mountaineers and while students and fans will have to watch games from home, family members of team members can see them in person this winter. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Phase 3 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 176 allows a maximum of 25 spectators for indoor events.   These 25 tickets will be reserved for the...

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