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Former App State standouts Evans and Davis-Gaither impress at the NFL Combine

Former App State running back Darrynton Evans ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash (4.41) among RB's at the NFL Combine.

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

March 4, 2020

From Feb. 26 to March 3, NFL prospects showcased their talents at the NFL Combine. Of the participants, two Mountaineers were given the opportunity to represent themselves as well as App State.  Running back Darrynton Evans and linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither were invited to workout and accepted th...

App State wrestling set to host SoCon Championships for second year in a row

Junior Thomas Flitz grapples with an opponent from VMI on Feb. 23. Flitz and the Mountaineers will host the SoCon championships at the Holmes Convocation Center on Sunday, March 8.

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

March 4, 2020

Consistency has been an important word for the App State wrestling team, and as they wrap up the regular season and head to the SoCon championships, they look to keep the ball rolling in hopes of winning it all. The No. 27 ranked Mountaineers are hosting the tournament for the second straight year a...

App State women’s basketball picks up 68-49 win over ULM on senior day

Senior guard Kaila Craven  received a special 10 second runoff at the beginning of App State's 68-49 win over ULM on Saturday. Craven was deemed medically disqualified but stepped on the floor one last time on senior day.

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

March 1, 2020

The Mountaineers have endured ups and downs during the season but were able to put together an impressive performance on senior day winning 68-49 against the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Head coach Angel Elderkin started all five seniors, including Kaila Craven who has been through a lot during...

Late comeback effort falls short, App State loses to Louisiana 57-51

Junior guard Michaela Porter scored a career-high 14 points in App State's 57-51 loss to Louisiana on Thursday night.

Ben Brady, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Despite a fourth quarter rally, App State women’s basketball fell to Louisiana 57-51 Thursday evening at the Holmes Center.  Junior guard Micheala Porter led the Mountaineers in scoring, efficiently shooting 4-7 from the field and 5-6 from the line to finish with a career-high 14 points.  Jun...

App State football announces 2020 schedule

App State takes the field before its 56-41 win over Charlotte on Sept. 7.

Connor Davidson, Reporter

February 28, 2020

App State football has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. To start the season, the Mountaineers will host Morgan State on Saturday, Sep. 5. Then the team will travel for two games, once playing at Wake Forest on Friday, Sep. 11 before making the trip up to Madison, Wisconsin to ...

Former App State QB Armanti Edwards signs with the XFL’s Dallas Renegades

Two-time FCS National Champion and Walter Payton Award winner Armanti Edwards has signed with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. Edwards played for App State from 2006-09.

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Legendary App State quarterback and two-time FCS national champion Armanti Edwards is joining the XFL in its inaugural year.  Edwards was most recently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, where he was a focal point of their offense as a wide receiver. He joined the t...

App State baseball knocks off No. 24 Wake Forest 11-9

Junior utility man Andrew Greckel blasted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to lift App State over No. 24 Wake Forest 11-9.

Connor Davidson, Reporter

February 27, 2020

On Wednesday, the App State baseball team traveled to Winston-Salem to take on No. 24 Wake Forest just three days after losing a tight game to Kentucky.  This game stayed close early on, and at the end of the third inning, both teams were tied 2-2. In the bottom of the fourth inning with the bases...

Kobe Bryant: impacting communities from west to east

Kobe Bryant: impacting communities from west to east

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The entire world was flipped upside down on Jan. 26 when news spread that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash.  “I was in denial and in shock. I was heartbroken and could not believe that the world was losing someone so impactful. I literally thought to myself, ‘Kobe was never...

What to watch for as App State football preps for 2020 in spring practices

App State head coach Shawn Clark watches his team stretch during the first week of spring practices.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

App State football began preparing for the 2020 season with the start of spring practice on Feb. 18.  After a historic 2019 in which the Mountaineers went 13-1, won their fourth straight Sun Belt title and fifth straight bowl game, first-year head coach Shawn Clark and his team have shifted thei...

App State women’s soccer adds two assistant coaches

Kelsey Wys (left) is App State's new goalkeeping coach and Mitch Williams (right) will serve as recruiting coordinator for the Mountaineers.

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

February 25, 2020

App State women’s soccer has announced the addition of two new members to its coaching staff. Assistants Kelsey Wys and Mitch Williams are joining head coach Sarah Strickland on the Mountaineers’ staff. Wys will take over goalkeeping responsibilities and Williams will take over as recruiting coordinator...

Three Mountaineers reach double-digits as App State beats Troy 68-59 behind strong second half

After struggling in the loss to South Alabama on Thursday, Justin Forrest helped lead App State past Troy on Saturday with a game-high 24 points.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

In a late-season Sun Belt matchup, App State came from behind, outscoring Troy 41-27 in the second half en route to a 68-59 win and season sweep of Troy on Saturday evening. “As a program we try to take some stairs, I felt like today we took some,” head coach Dustin Kerns said. “I think this i...

10 assistant football coaching positions finalized for App State

10 assistant football coaching positions finalized for App State

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

February 22, 2020

After being named App State’s head football coach last December, Shawn Clark has completed his coaching staff and the Mountaineers are set to begin spring ball to prep for the upcoming season.  The final member of the staff, defensive line coach Robert Nunn was announced on Feb. 10. A former li...