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

Pre Stanley brings the ball down court against Charlotte Nov. 25. Stanley's court presence became more critical for the Mountaineers this season after the graduation of Ashley Polacek this spring.
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...

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

This year's App State men's basketball recruiting class features four true freshman and three transfers. After winning their most games since 2010-11 last year, the Mountaineers and these new pieces will look to compete for a Sun Belt Championship.
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...

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

App State senior safety Kaiden Smith stretches out for a tackle against Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers fell to the No. 15 Chanticleers 34-23 in Conway, SC Saturday.
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...

App State to allow 25 family members at basketball games

App State junior guard Adrian Delph goes up for a dunk in last year's 83-56 win against Ferrum Nov. 7. Delph and the Mountaineers open the season at South Carolina State Nov. 25 at a time TBA.
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...

App State women’s basketball looks to turn corner in 2020

Senior guard Pre Stanley (#5) shoots a layup during an App State women's basketball preseason practice. Stanley, who was named to the preseason all-Sun Belt second team, is making the switch from shooting guard to point guard in 2020.
November 20, 2020

With just one winning season in the past seven years, App State women’s basketball is entering 2020 with high hopes of turning the program around.  “During the pandemic, our staff did what I would...

App State men’s basketball looks to capitalize on momentum in 2020

Senior preseason first team all-Sun Belt selection Justin Forrest drives in last year's 70-62 loss at NC State. After finishing above .500 last season for the first time since 2010-11, the Mountaineers are looking for more in 2020-21.
November 20, 2020

Throughout an unusual offseason defined by uncertainty, App State men’s basketball has spent the past few months preparing themselves for anything. As the season quickly approaches, the Mountaineers...

Newcomers bring different skills, big goals to App State women’s basketball

App State senior guard Pre Stanley brings the ball up court during the WBI Championship game in Boone on April 3, 2019. Stanley is a 2020 preseason all-Sun Belt second team selection.
November 17, 2020

This season, App State women’s basketball welcomes four players to the team. Three of these newcomers are true freshmen, consisting of guards Bailey Trumm, Dane Bertolina and Faith Alston. The other...

Huesman steps in for Thomas, Mountaineers outlast Georgia State 17-13

App State senior wide receiver Malik Williams reaches out to make a 55-yard catch in the third quarter that would set up the first Mountaineer touchdown of the game.
November 14, 2020

In a tightly-contested defensive battle that saw preseason Sun Belt Offensive Player of the year Zac Thomas go down with a late injury, the Mountaineers edged past Georgia State 17-13 on Saturday at Kidd...

“I feel like that’s my brother:” App State inside linebackers Cobb and Jackson flourish in 2020

App State junior linebacker Trey Cobb (#7, pictured at left) helps make a tackle during the loss at Marshall Sept. 19. Cobb and fellow junior linebacker D'Marco Jackson have stepped up in 2020 to help fill the holes left by the departure of Jordan Fehr and Akeem Davis-Gaither to the NFL.
November 13, 2020

Junior inside linebackers D’Marco Jackson and Trey Cobb entered the 2020 season as starters after Jordan Fehr and Akeem Davis-Gaither left for the NFL.  “Playing with those older guys and seeing...

Without normal App State football game days, local restaurants struggle

Capacity and staff needs haven’t changed much, stated General Manager Colin Swaney of Black Cat Burrito, as the restaruant’s physical size is small and take-out orders have made up for any lack of dine-in customers. However, they continue to “play it by ear, week by week,” Swaney continued, as the visitor population has declined.
November 13, 2020

Football is not just a game in Boone, it’s a business, and local restaurants felt the impacts of COVID-19 on the sport.  “Coming in for an evening shift, it’s normally pretty slow, but on...

Fans discuss experience at App State’s first in-person gameday of 2020

A limited capacity of fans were allowed at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Oct. 22 for the first time in 2020. The Mountaineers picked up a 45-17 homecoming victory against Arkansas State.
November 12, 2020

Oct. 22 marked the first time in 2020 that Kidd Brewer Stadium's stands were filled with dedicated fans, and players heard cheering not from a speaker, but from fellow students, in App State’s homecoming...

After strong finish to uncertain season, App State women’s soccer falls in Sun Belt quarterfinals

App State senior midfielder and leading scorer Mary Perkins makes a play during the Mountaineers' 1-0 loss to Georgia Southern Oct. 11 in Boone.
November 11, 2020

In a season unlike any other, App State women’s soccer found a way to turn uncertainty into motivation, winning two out of their last three regular season games and taking down UL Monroe in the first...

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