So who are the two other non-SoCon foes? Uhhh .. – “Following the opener at Virginia Tech, ASU settles in for a very rare string of three-consecutive home games, beginning with the home opener on Sept. 10 versus N.C. A&T, followed by a Sept. 17 date against another MEAC foe in Savannah St.”
FOR THE RECORD. App State gets six home games – the Stink, ‘Nooga and four teams that were a combined 8-36 last season. NC A&T and . . . → Read More: Football schedule is out
Meet the newest Mountaineer – Bobo Beathard.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound receiver committed to App State Sunday.
He’s bringing some legacy with him.
Particularly when the grandfather in question is Bobby Beathard, the former Redskins general manager who has deep fingerprints on six Super Bowl teams, from Miami to Washington to San Diego, and is considered one of the best talent evaluators in football history.
“After scouting football players all my life, [Bobo] is a big-time player,” Beathard, 73, said . . . → Read More: Lose a CoCo, gain a BoBo
Jones Arena could be rocking when the first place women’s bball team plays Furman at 2. Meanwhile the Gentlemen Mountaineers will be at Furple’s place for a 4 p.m. start. We wish we were more confident in the latter. Even BidiBidi’s weird pronouncements (assists?) can’t cheer us.
Revenge wanted – “Wofford earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid at Appalachian State’s expense last season with a 56-51 win in the conference title game.” And yes, it’s on teevee on SportsSouth. While you wait for tipoff, or just need a laugh, revel in the misfortune of others. Love the music!
Give ‘em hell – “LeGree, Smith and Kilgore join three other former Mountaineers who have played in the NFLPA All-Star Game. Following the game, the three have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 23-March 1. The NFLPA All-Star Game is set to kick off Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.”
TV. From a press release – “The game will be nationally televised live on CBS College Sports with an expected 1:00 PM CST . . . → Read More: Three Apps headed to NFL Combine
All hail! – “Donald Sims will be honored Thursday prior to the App State basketball game against Wofford as the all-time leading scorer in ASU history. Former scoring leader Don King will be in attendance to make the moment even more special.” But greatest App bballer ever? Uhhh …
Heading into the final 31 days of the regular season, App State is … /sigh … a tepid 8-11, 4-5 SoCon.
Nine league game remain, beginning with Wofford tonight in Jones Arena. On TV! (SportsSouth). There’s also a as-of-yet unannounced foe for the annual Self Esteem Boosters game.
The numbers describe the season.
App State is 3rd in the SoCon in average scoring (74.5 points), but among the bottom three teams in scoring defense (75.3) and FG defense (46%).
. . . → Read More: 10 games remain
Three-time POTW – “Against the Wildcats, Ramirez scored a game-high 24, including 6-for-8 from behind the arc. The guard also dished out six assists and had four steals. Against UNCG, she once again hit the 20-point plateau while recording six assists. Ramirez closed out the week with a team-high 17 points in the win over the Phoenix.”
The revolving door of a season continues – “App State forward Anthony Breeze, who played at Greenville High, sustained a concussion that could keep him sidelined Saturday when the Mountaineers visit the Paladins.” Prior to that game, Wofford in Boone Thursday.
Over the weekend came news from “two defensive ends who were high school teammates, a 6-4 WR and an OL.” Also, Sunday night – “Hernando’s Thomas Bronson, the St. Petersburg Times’ North Suncoast defensive player of the year for the 2010 season, has committed to App State.”
At the risk of jinxing ‘em, HOW ‘BOUT THEM MOUNTAINEERS??
No, we ain’t talking Capel’s Crew. We’re referring to the squad with a winning record and in first place in the SoCon.
Darcie’s Army is the real deal.
The App State women’s bball team is the SoCon’s more prolific, with a 77.1 scoring average nine points better than No. 2 Elon. And that’s with a league leading 47 percent shooting percentage.
Its scoring margin is also tops, at +12.0 . . . → Read More: Huge game tonight in the SoCon
Big – “Mountaineers plan to sign about 18 players. “That’s the biggest class we’ve had in several years,” recruiting coordinator Mark Speir said. The Mountaineers hope to sign 4 defensive backs, 3 OLs, three WRs, 3 LBs, 2 DTs, 2 DEs, one QB and might offer a kicker a full or partial scholarship.”