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Hell of a Halloween night

I get chills thinking about itWow.

Appalachian State University’s home football game versus Wofford, originally scheduled for November 1, has been moved to Friday, October 31 to accommodate a live national broadcast on ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at ASU’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.

There are numerous intriguing storylines that make the matchup appealing for ESPN2’s national audience. The contest pits the defending Southern Conference co-champions and is the first between the two teams since Appalachian had its 17-game winning streak snapped by Wofford, 42-31, last Sept. 22 in Spartanburg, S.C. ASU rebounded from the loss to Wofford to go 13-2 en route to its third-straight NCAA Division I national championship, while Wofford (9-4) earned the SoCon’s automatic postseason bid and advanced to the national quarterfinals.

Simply speechless. Wow.

Actually, three words – Tailgate Trick o’ Treat!

3 Comments

  1. Katie Bonk

    April 28, 2008 at 9:51 am

    FUN!!!

  2. Chad Wit Twinz

    April 28, 2008 at 11:13 am

    boo-yah!

  3. Kymm Ballard

    April 30, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I am quite disappointed that ASU is playing on a Friday night. As a former ASU athlete and current member of the NC High School Athletic Association, it was hard for me today to sit in a meeting hearing that ASU took the ESPN2 deal and will play on the traditional High School Friday nights. This has been an agreement for as long as high school football has been in place – colleges can play ANY other time, but Friday night football. This will cost the local schools money as they will have to now move there HS games to another night or now play at the same time, causing locals and alumni to make a decision. I wish the time could have been different, such as 1:00 pm on Friday as ECU has done as to not interfere with Friday night football for our high school athletes.

    I understand the benefits of our great program, but I have to stand up for the high school folks also. I am disappointed it was my former university where I played as an athlete to be the first to cause this issue. I know a press release is going out today (April 30) to show that the NCHSAA was not supportive of this move, but understand there is no hope of having it changed now.

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