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BOONE — When Appalachian State eliminated three sports from its athletic department, Athletic Director Doug Gillin went through several scenarios before making a final decision.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference has solidified its football postseason opportunities for the next six seasons with five bowl tie-ins beginning with the 2020 season.

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DALEVILLE, Va. — Appalachian State’s football team picked up another offensive lineman in its 2021 recruiting class when the Mountaineers received a commitment from Troy Everett.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The specially branded NASCAR Xfinity Series car driven by Kyle Busch produced a familiar finishing position for App State: first place.

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INDIANAPOLIS — What was good for football, men’s and women’s basketball in the NCAA on May 20 was good for the rest of the NCAA’s student-athletes two days later.

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BOONE — Fans of NASCAR and the Appalachian State Mountaineers will have their worlds collide in an exciting way this Memorial Day when multi-time NASCAR champion Kyle Busch drives an App State-branded car in recognition of the school's Class of 2020.

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BOONE — Appalachian State Athletic Director Doug Gillin is determined to make sure the App State athletic department is ready for the 2020 football season to begin.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Appalachian State received another commitment from a football recruit when guard Jaden Lindsay said on Twitter that he would attend Appalachian State.

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INDIANAPOLIS — What was good for football, men’s and women’s basketball in the NCAA on May 20 was good for the rest of the NCAA’s student-athletes two days later.

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BOONE — Fans of NASCAR and the Appalachian State Mountaineers will have their worlds collide in an exciting way this Memorial Day when multi-time NASCAR champion Kyle Busch drives an App State-branded car in recognition of the school's Class of 2020.

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BOONE — Appalachian State Athletic Director Doug Gillin is determined to make sure the App State athletic department is ready for the 2020 football season to begin.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Appalachian State received another commitment from a football recruit when guard Jaden Lindsay said on Twitter that he would attend Appalachian State.

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BOONE — Most NFL rookies can benefit from any type of edge to make an NFL roster. Often, the ability or the potential to play special teams is that edge that results in a weekly NFL paycheck.

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SUMTER, S.C. — Sumter High School linebacker Deshawn McKnight committed to play at Appalachian State May 7, according to the Sumter Item newspaper.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Appalachian State football team received its fourth commitment from the prep class of 2021 when quarterback Andre Goodman announced he would play for the Mountaineers. Goodman made his announcement May 1 on Twitter.

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BOONE — Two Appalachian State football players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, which ran from April 23-25. Now that the draft is over, two other Mountaineers have also managed to find places on NFL rosters.

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BRISTOL, Conn. — Former Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 29th pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He is the 93rd pick overall.

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BOONE — The Appalachian State football team led in-state FBS programs and Sun Belt Conference programs by having five players announced this week as members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which recognizes academic and athletic performance.

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BOONE — New Appalachian State defensive line coach Robert Nunn had not coached college football since 1999, when he was the head coach at Georgia Military College.

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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League signed former Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards to a contract, according to the team’s website.

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BOONE — Appalachian State Athletic Director Doug Gillin told members of the media via video call that the App State athletic department is looking for ways to cut back on its budget without hurting the product.

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MILWAUKEE — Former Appalachian State assistant men’s basketball coach Justin Gainey was hired to be the new associate head coach by Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski on April 3.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s football team’s Oct. 24 home game against Sun Belt rival Arkansas State has been tabbed as the program’s annual Black Saturday game. The matchup will also highlight Homecoming weekend on the App State campus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Council on March 30 voted to allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

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BOONE – The App State women's basketball team finished first in the nation and in the Sun Belt in the 2020 NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition that ran from January through the beginning of April during the spring semester.

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DENVER — According to media reports, former Appalachian State punter and kicker Sam Martin has agreed to a free agent deal with the Denver Broncos on March 24.

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GILBERT, Ariz. – For the 17th straight year, App State’s field hockey team was named a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team recipient.

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BOONE — App State men’s basketball guard Justin Forrest has been named Second Team All-District 23 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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ATLANTA — App State women’s basketball assistant coach Cristina Centeno was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriott Bonvoy and Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment honorees for the 2019-20 season.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Former Appalachian State defensive end Ronald Blair signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport.

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NEW ORLEANS — On March 16, the Sun Belt Conference announced that the league is canceling all organized athletics-related activities, including regular-season competitions, conference championships and practices, through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference fell in line with other Division I conferences and canceled the remainder of its conference tournament.

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SAN MARCOS, Texax – Sixth seeded App State men's basketball fell to third seed Texas State in the Sun Belt Tournament Quarterfinals by a 85-68 score on March 11

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LAFAYETTE, La. – App State women’s basketball team suffered a 48-47 heartbreaking loss to No. 5 seed Little Rock on March 11 in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament.

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NEW ORLEANS — App State women’s basketball junior guard Pre Stanley was named to the All-Sun Belt third team.

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BOONE — The Appalachian State wrestling team had two basic goals going into the Southern Conference Wrestling Championships on March 8.

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