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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield has been selected the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Coach of the Year, the league announced on Dec. 5.

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BOONE — With senior linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither winning Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and running back Darrynton Evans being named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, App State led the way in the All-Sun Belt football awards announced by the league on Dec. 4.

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BOONE — App State true freshman Sean Carter has been named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week following a victory at No. 18 North Carolina in his first career dual meet.
 


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CULLOWHEE — Western Carolina head football coach Mark Speir announced changes to his assistant coaching staff that includes a pair of coordinators.

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CHAPEL HILL — Three straight wins left App State needing just one more to defeat 18th-ranked North Carolina on the road Dec. 1, but the Tar Heels won the final match and claimed a 19-13 victory against the Mountaineers in Carmichael Arena.

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BOONE — A second-half surge by Appalachian State women’s basketball led to a 77-68 Mountaineers win over Mercer on Nov. 29 evening in the Holmes Center

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CULLOWHEE — Western Carolina head football coach Mark Speir announced changes to his assistant coaching staff that includes a pair of coordinators.

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CHAPEL HILL — Three straight wins left App State needing just one more to defeat 18th-ranked North Carolina on the road Dec. 1, but the Tar Heels won the final match and claimed a 19-13 victory against the Mountaineers in Carmichael Arena.

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BOONE — A second-half surge by Appalachian State women’s basketball led to a 77-68 Mountaineers win over Mercer on Nov. 29 evening in the Holmes Center

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — O’Showen Williams tied his career-high with 22 points, but App State men’s basketball fell 78-69 at East Tennessee State on Nov. 26.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s football team already clinched the East Division championship of the Sun Belt Conference. There are still other things to play for when the Mountaineers play at Troy at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29.

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BOONE — Appalachian State receiver Corey Sutton announced on his Twitter page that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the 2019 season.

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BOONE — Appalachian State women’s basketball fell to Gardner-Webb 67-56 in the Mountaineers’ home opener at the Holmes Center.

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BOONE — App State outside linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither has been selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and first-year App State head coach Eliah Drinkwitz has been named one of 22 semifinalists for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award, which is presented by the Maxwell F…

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s drive to another Sun Belt Conference championship continues at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 against visiting Texas State at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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BOONE — Brock Mattison, a redshirt defensive lineman from Duluth, Ga., announced on Twitter that he would be transferring out of Appalachian State.

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GREENSBORO – Isaac Johnson and Kendall Lewis each posted double-doubles, but Appalachian State men’s basketball fell 55-41 to UNC Greensboro in the final contest of the Spartan Invitational on Monday evening.

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ATLANTA - Appalachian State took control of the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference with its 56-27 win over East rival Georgia State Nov. 16 at Georgia State Stadium, which used to be known at Turner Field.

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ELON — Appalachian State women’s basketball suffered a heartbreaking 67-66 loss in overtime to Elon on Nov. 13 at the Schar Center.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s football team beat North Carolina and South Carolina this fall. The Mountaineers’ basketball team added another direction to the school’s athletic victories.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s 20-15 victory over South Carolina on Nov. 9 got the Mountaineers back into the top 25 of the Amway Coaches poll.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Appalachian State men's basketball team cut a 30-point second half deficit to just four points, but fell 79-71 in its season opener at Michigan on Nov. 5.

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RICHMOND, Va. — The App State women's basketball fell to VCU 66-38 in the season opener Nov. 5 in the Siegel Center. Appalachian is 0-1 to start and VCU 1-0.

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BOONE — It was 2007 when the Appalachian State football team took on a Michigan team that had an eye on playing in the Rose Bowl and winning a national championship.

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BOONE — Appalachian State women’s basketball coach Angel Elderkin wanted a dress rehearsal for her Mountaineers before they start the season at Virginia Commonwealth Nov. 5.

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NEW ORLEANS — App State women’s basketball was picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt, while Bayley Plummer and Pre Stanley were selected to the All-Sun Belt Preseason Team.

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BOONE — The Southeastern Conference announced Oct. 28 that Appalachian State’s game at South Carolina will be played at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Columbia, S.C. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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BOONE – Appalachian State men’s basketball alum Ronshad Shabazz was selected with the 13th overall pick by the College Park Skyhawks in the NBA G League Draft on Oct. 26.

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NEW YORK — Former Appalachian State receiver Malachi Jones has played football in several professional leagues.

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BOONE — High rankings are nice, but No. 21 Appalachian State head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz is not using the Mountaineers’ ranking as motivation for the team when it faces South Alabama on Oct. 26.

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BOONE — After being the first Sun Belt Conference team to be ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the Amway Coaches Poll, the Appalachian State football team made more history by moving up in those polls after beating ULM by a 52-7 final score on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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