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From staff reports
Kansas State head coach, and former Appalachian State football player Ron Prince, signed a five-year contract extension, according to the Kansas City Star.
Prince, who played football at ASU from 1990-91, is 12-13 at Kansas State in two years. He earned $760,000 last year. His new deal replaces the deal he signed in 2006. He’s signed through 2012.
ASU baseball commitment
Appalachian State’s baseball team got a verbal commitment from Butler standout Tyler Tewell. A rising senior, Tewell hit .398 with 29 RBIs, scored 23 runs, hit four home runs and had 18 extra-base hits.
Going back in time
Appalachian State’s football team will have a different look, at least for the first game.
In honor of head coach Jerry Moore beginning his 20th season at ASU, the Mountaineers will wear throwback uniforms in the style of the 1989 team, the first Moore coached at ASU, when the Mountaineers host Jacksonville on Sept. 6.
Appalachian State wore those style of uniforms when they beat Gardner-Webb 43-7, Moore’s first victory as ASU’s coach. They’ll be worn for just the Jacksonville game and will be auctioned off on goasu.com.
Seniors Jonathan Bieschke (72) and Leonard Love (22) model the throwback uniforms.
Photo by Troy Tuttle/ASU creative services.