The Wizard of Odds has a neat series of charts today detailing the sudden recession in TV ratings for college bowl games. Being as how bowl games are nothing more now than 4-hour television commercials interrupted by football, these numbers carry more weight than Sagarin. Let’s see how the FCS title game fits in.
According to one local report, Histor3 attracted a 1.51 rating on ESPN2. That’s a better number than four big boy bowl games, including that nailbiter . . . → Read More: Chattanooga outdraws New Orleans
A little noticed casualty of the App State Dynast3 – high school jersey numbers.
Tomorrow John Holt – John HOLT! – No. 67 for the Apps but No. 50 for Erwin High, will have his latter number taken out of circulation. It will be retired between the varsity boys and girls basketball games during Erwin’s homecoming.
After Holt’s football career with the Warriors – he played from 2000 to 2003 – he was part of three national championship teams . . . → Read More: Another number out of circulation
This is the city. Boone, North Carolina. Donte works here… He’s not a cop.
But he wants to be.
Minter is interning an average of 40 hours per week with the Boone Police Department this semester in order to complete his final requirement for a criminal justice degree.
He doesn’t have a uniform, badge or gun.
“I might be dangerous with that,” he joked.
Not that the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder needs a weapon in Boone where there were no murders, . . . → Read More: Black and Gold in the black and white
. . . → Read More: The SoCon SoCan't
This just in. With now three of nine teams reporting, the AP has called October 4 for App State-Citadel. To repeat, we are officially calling October 4 for App State-Citadel. Carl Cameron is live at the scene.
“It’s easier than a Sunday morning here in Boone, NC, as this victory for one confirmed home date in 2008 is being met with shrugs and yawns. The 3Peat Nation has been focused on other states and dates, so this news is . . . → Read More: Decision 2008 continues
Middleton (Tampa, Fla.) High’s DeAndre Presley. 5-foot-11, 170, QB. Completed nearly 70 percent of his passes last fall for more than 1,600 yards and 18 TDs, also ran for about 500 yards and 9 TDs. Was considering Grambling, Jacksonville State and South Dakota, with offers from Northern Iowa, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman.
Red Bank’s Dominique McDuffie. 6-3, 195, receiver. Caught 35 passes for 567 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Also recruited by UTC.
St. James’ Ingram Bell. 6-foot, . . . → Read More: APP-propre recruiting links
App State has a 2007 D1 title. LSU has a 2007 BCS title.
App State likes LSU. LSU likes App State. The two have a date set for 2009.
But there’s a problem.
App State needs a 2008 game. LSU needs a 2008 game.
Why can’t they get together a season earlier? It’s possible. 3Peat Nation can dream, can’t it?
With one slot remaining on its 2008 football schedule, reigning national champion LSU is working with . . . → Read More: Daydreaming about the 2008 slate
Now on sale in the AppFan Store.
Evolution of a Champion – Poster Destined to become a prized possession of any diehard Mountaineer fan, Mike Helsabeck’s latest work Evolution of a Champion is a stunning chronical of Appalachian Football past and present.
These 20″ x 30″ posters are printed on heavyweight glossy poster paper.
You can also buy it as a limited edition print.
The Mona Lisa in downtown Cullowhee. Leigh Killian cheering in Chattanooga. Prince in a Rick Astley cover band.
If there’s a better analogy to Jeremy Clayton in last night’s Elon-App State game, I’d like to reflect upon it.
Jeremy Clayton registered a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and tied the school record for blocked shots in a career to lead Appalachian State University men’s basketball to a 56-52 victory over visiting Elon.
Box score . . . → Read More: How to describe last night
In the latest issue of The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, a photo of The Conference Store in Greensboro.
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In the article.
It was around that same time that Tuza added App State and ECU to his product mix. Even though they’re not ACC schools, he says they’ve got plenty of alumni in the area looking for logoed product.
“There were too many people asking about (those schools),” Tuza says. . . . → Read More: AppFan Photo of the Day
The paper of record up in App Arbor just can’t. let. it. go.
Here’s the headline – “STILL TALKING: Appalachian State player: ‘We knew we were going to’ beat Michigan”.
The player – Kerry Brown.
The statement -
“We knew we were going to win,” Brown said. “Well, we knew we weren’t going to look like fools, that we would at least give them a good game.
“A lot of people don’t realize, we went to LSU (in 2005) . . . → Read More: Who can Brown trash talk for you?
Elon at App State tonight at 7:30 in Jones Arena.
Five questions. Five answers.
What in the heck happened at UTC? Two words – foul trouble. Jeremy “The Wall” Clayton was glued to the bench (only 11 mins on the floor). With Clayton absent, Donte “YoYo” Minter was double teamed relentlessly and, as he admits, he didn’t make the wisest decisions. The offense was forced over to guards Kellen “Name” Brand and Donald “The Evolution” Sims, who combined for . . . → Read More: Time to start another streak