As we type, Furple is on the losing end of a 48-36 drilling in Jones Arena. About 15:30 still remains, but for now App State appears to be in control. Of course, the Purple Ones have only three wins on the season, none of which were on the road. But we’re not getting cocky. No. Way.
YES WAY. Doesn’t matter how you finish, as long as you finish ahead. Apps win, 77-75. Sims goes for a game-high . . . → Read More: Look! A new post! And it's positive! (for now)
The App State bball team is looking for its first win streak in almost two months tonight, playing pretty with them Wooford Terriers. And the North Division title is still up for grabs. The race for first place is “resembling the 1997-98 race, when Chattanooga won the North with a .500 record.”
APPS GET DOGGED. Down by double digits, Apps were down 3 with just over a minute to go. Yet they lost, . . . → Read More: Yes Virginia, we're still in a title hunt
App State season tickets for 2009 were briefly on sale in early December. Surprisingly, there was no price hike.
One adult season ticket is $160. If you want the super special seats between the 30s, add $500. Or, if you just want to be between the 30 and 10, it’s another $250.
So .. /grabs abacus … good seats next season will cost you no more than $660 each. Sound expensive? Maybe not for a program that’s won three . . . → Read More: You're gonna need gold for dem dar seats
Actually, a Hall of Fame. A supposed SoCon Hall of Fame, even though “half of the inaugural class consists of athletes from schools no longer in the conference.” At least they found room for App State Olympic medalist Melissa Morrison Howard and record setting bballer Valerie Whiteside.
Former App State QB/WR Richard Kent is the new secondary coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. “For almost nine seasons, Kent worked his way through NFLE. His versatility paid off as he reached the World Bowl four times with two championships to his credit (2005 and 2002).”
Just had to point this out from the NCAA FAQ – “Institutions may not begin the exploratory year of the provisional or reclassification process during the moratorium. Institutions may start an exploratory year beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.”
It has long been argued that App State jumping to I-A FBS status would be moot, since the elite power conferences are set any day now to take their dollars teams and set up their own super league elsewhere.
How long has this been argued? Since at least 1998. Check out this bold prediction from Slate.com. (emphasis ours)
College sports is heading toward a market-driven apocalypse, and when it arrives–perhaps within five years–only the 50 richest, most commercialized, and . . . → Read More: The impending inevitable FBS shift remains off schedule
AE looked nice and healthy Saturday, waving to the crowd at Jones Arena. He was at midcourt holding high above his head his Walter Payton trophy. Obviously the arms were fine. But what about that knee?
It’s fine too. Now his pride? Not so much.
“They just cut a little piece off and I should be back to full speed in a few weeks,” said Edwards, who said that he is working out with weights and will begin running . . . → Read More: Your AE injury update – Fuel for '09
Prep linebacker Michael Frazier has committed to play for App State. What sold him? “His grandfather’s name is William Boone. Boone, N.C., is the home of Appalachian State. His grandmother’s maiden name was Moore. The Mountaineers are coached by Jerry Moore.”
AMONG TOP THREE FOR THIS QB. In the Atlanta paper, “After a visit to the North Carolina mountains, North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson now has Appalachian State in his top three.” The other two? NC A&T and Tennessee . . . → Read More: Recruiting – Coincidence? He thinks not.
Less than four minutes to go, and it’s a two point game at Jones Arena. The Apps are playing some inspired ball against the ‘Whee. The crowd is into it. The television shots look fun. And Kellen Brand is having a career night (28 points and counting). Now if only they can pull this thing out …
‘WHEE DIDN’T WIN. App State holds on, 76-70. Brand went for 31 on 10-13 shooting and a perfect 6-6 at the . . . → Read More: 'Whee in a close one
So rules the NCAA – “quarterback Patrick Pinkney and the East Carolina football team learned Friday the senior had been granted a sixth year of eligibility. Pinkney became the Pirates’ full-time starter last season after splitting duties with rising senior Rob Kass in 2007.”