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Virtual Fan Fest for App State fall sports set for Aug. 20

Virtual Fan Fest for App State fall sports set for Aug. 20

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

August 19, 2020

To kick off the 2020-21 year in App State sports, the athletics department will hold a virtual fan fest featuring appearances by head football coach Shawn Clark and select fall sports student athletes. The event takes the place of the annual App State Fan Fest and will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20...

UPDATE: 5 active COVID-19 cases among individuals involved with App State football

11 people involved with App State football have active COVID-19 cases, the university and AppHealthCare announced Tuesday night.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

August 18, 2020

On Tuesday, App State and AppHealthCare announced that there were 11 active COVID-19 cases associated with the football team. AppHealthCare confirmed that seven were athletes and four were staff members.  Six of the original 11 confirmed cases had cleared isolation by Friday, according to AppHealt...

Mountaineers add three new non-conf. opponents to 2020 football slate

App State players huddle before beating Coastal Carolina 56-37 on Sept. 28. After losing matchups scheduled against Wisconsin, Wake Forest, UMass and Morgan State in 2020, the Mountaineers have added three new non-conference opponents: Charlotte, Marshall and Campbell.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

August 18, 2020

App State football announced two new matchups with former Southern Conference rival Marshall on Monday: one on Sept. 19 of this year in Huntington, WV, and another set for Sept. 8, 2029 in Boone.  "I fondly remember our games against Marshall during my playing days," said App State head coach Sh...

App State football adds home non-conference matchup with Charlotte Sept. 12

App State will host Charlotte on Sept. 12 in Boone, the schools announced Aug. 12.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

August 12, 2020

Since losing all four of its originally scheduled non-conference games this season because of the pandemic, App State announced it will host Charlotte Sept. 12. "Our team wants to play,” App State head coach Shawn Clark said in a press release. “Our medical staff, coaching staff and administration have been ...

App State football media day: Mountaineers preparing to take whatever they can get in 2020

App State football media day: Mountaineers preparing to take whatever they can get in 2020

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

August 7, 2020

Even with all the confusion and unknowns 2020 has brought so far, the Mountaineers and their first-year coaching staff made it through spring ball, finished up summer workouts and walkthroughs, and are set for fall training camp, which starts Aug. 7.  “Our guys are very mature, and they’ve h...

App State athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

App State Athletics and the Former Athletes Association have announced the App State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021.  The program’s 46th class will cement the legacies of five App State athletes into the Hall of Fame: Bob Allsbrook, Katie Boyd, Mark LeGree, George Sansone and Malcolm Sty...

App State and Wake Forest cancel 2020 football game

App State and Wake Forest cancel 2020 football game

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

App State and Wake Forest have agreed to postpone their 2020 football matchup to a future year.  "COVID-19 continues to change many of our plans," App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said in a press release. "We are disappointed that this game will not be played in 2020, but we look forward to sche...

App State wrestling assistant LeBlanc named head coach at The Citadel

Former App State wrestling co-head assistant coach Ryan LeBlanc (right) has been named the head coach at The Citadel.

Ben Brady, Reporter

August 5, 2020

Ryan LeBlanc, App State wrestling’s former co-head assistant coach, accepted his first head-coaching job at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  Working under head coach JohnMark Bentley for the past four seasons, LeBlanc helped the Mountaineers win three Southern Conference titles....

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

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 ha...

Former App State pitcher Jack Hartman signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

Former App State pitcher Jack Hartman signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, June 29. He was drafted 108th overall in the fourth round of this year's MLB Draft.

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 ...

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

App State student and football video team member Vince Fortea shoots during a game in 2019. The football video team won first place in the Short Social category at this year's SAVVY awards.

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 mar...