A UT radio sports show is reporting that Houston Fancher is joining Big Orange, as a graduate assistant. He doesn’t need the money, at least for another year (*cough**cough*). We enjoy the irony of Fancher joining the staff of the guy who replaced the guy who replaced him after he replaced him.
(bumped, for obvious reasons)
AE wasn’t the only one bringing down the house.
Welcome to the Warriors. Hope you love the headlines – “Curry could still be traded (to the Knicks?), even though the Warriors have indicated they aren’t that interested in doing anything but keeping (him).” Says the Show – “I’m no stranger to putting the ball up and getting up and down the floor.”
We can name this tune in three notes! Can you?
Pass the brats and pour us a mug! “La Montanara und Fujiyama! Berge sind überall schön!” /waves mug in the air
Behold the German Hi Hi Yikes. It’s Treue Bergvagabunden, by Germany’s very own Roy Orbison (though with Ed McMahon hair).
Actually, his name is Heino. And he’s quite the sensation in Germany. We have no idea if he composed the music, but the lyrics are credited . . . → Read More: Wir sind die Bergsteiger!
App State has released a press release on recent actions by the board of trustees. And the update on the athletics campaign has us confused.
Are we now looking at a $68 million athletics expansion?
Up to $15 million in additional funds are needed to complete athletics facilities enhancement projects because of change orders to the original construction plans as well as cost overruns, Lovins said. A combination of athletics fees, private donations and revenues from ticket sales will be used to repay the bonds. The project, which includes renovation and expansion of Kidd Brewer Stadium, is on schedule for completion in late August.
It also notes that another $20M in bonds will be issued primarily for the stadium project. If memory (and Google) serves us correctly, that means roughly $68M in bonds will finance the athletics campaign. That’s twice(!) the original announcement.
Or are we missing something?
App State has been pretty mum and hush-hush on exactly what is going on financially with the Big Growth (note the absence of any cost numbers).
Here’s a brief timeline of what’s been reported regarding it. Help us help you make sense of it all.
Continue reading The mystery of just how much the Big Growth now costs
Well, at least one. Say hello to the new face on campus!
Here’s a better view, from the Broyhill Inn.
He’s been on campus for a couple weeks, but doesn’t officially start until the new budget year July 1 – “Jason has really wanted to get into coaching and I’m excited to have him. We had a lot of candidates but every one I talked to about Jason said great things. That name goes a long way in North Carolina and Virginia.”
The Board of Trustees has met and issued some bonds – “The projected costs are $19 million for athletic facilities, an increase from the $18 million approved in 2003.” We guess that’s good news. Oh, and after 13 years uglying up campus that depressingly ugly amphitheater is finally set to go boom.
Did you know App State coach Jerry Moore once lived in Atlanta and attended First Baptist Church, home church of televangelist Dr. Charles Stanley?
Did you know each championship ring from the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons has a different inscription written inside it, including 2 Samuel 22?
Or did you know that, among the more than 2,500 players Moore has coached in his lifetime, he knows of only 10 who have been divorced?
These and many more Cliff . . . → Read More: Even Moore tidbits from the man who built champions and doesn't read fiction
A couple months ago the state of Texas had its very own “Jerry Moore Day.” And it was good.
Last Friday, a Texas town had its own such celebration. It was much more personal. And much more intimate. And, odds are, much more fun.
For Jerry Moore, who two years ago was a part of the biggest sports story in America — Appalachian State’s 34-32 upset for the ages of No. 5 Michigan at “The Big House” — and . . . → Read More: Another big Day for Moore