Hint … uh-gin – “Darcie Vincent was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. The Mountaineers won 23 games overall and 17 league contests. App State also set a school record with its ten home wins.” Ashlen Dewart and Sam Ramirez made first team; Anna Freeman second.
Great weekend for App State track and field. And a great weekend for Malcolm Styers.
The junior senior set a new SoCon record in the weight throw, slinging that bad boy 18.96 meters. He is now the first three-time SoCon Weight Throw Champion.
The Appalachian State men and women won the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The title was the eighth for the Mountaineer men since 2000 and third in a row, . . . → Read More: App State sweeps indoor track titles
Non-profit – “BCS bowls are accused of a “disturbing pattern” that raises questions about their charitable tax status. Playoff PAC adds that tax-exempt funds have been used for “excessive compensation,” to pay registered lobbyists without disclosure “and [to] heap frivolous benefits on bowl insiders.””
Make ya wanna, Jump! Jump! – “The top mark (in the vertical jump among OL) was 32.5 inches, set by Daniel Kilgore, a 6-3, 308 pounder out of Appalachian State.” Awesome. He was also 12th in the 3 Cone Drill. Here’s his write up, along with those for DJ Smith and Mark LeGreedy.
. . . → Read More: Kilgore had a killer weekend
Can’t forget the women’s bracket – “Appalachian State, Samford and Chattanooga will wait to be matched up with their opponents following Thursday’s opening.” Mountaineers will play Friday around 11:30 a.m. against the winner of the Davidson-College of Charleston game.
Field is set.
Davidson and UNCG get the whole sheebang started Friday at 2, followed by App State against the Stink.
Winner of that game gets Wofford in game 2 Saturday.
Championship is Monday on ESPN2.
Soooooo … odds we’ll have a reason to tune in then? Uhhhh … gulp.
The Mountaineers, missing starter Jeremi Booth and point guard Mitch Woods because of injuries, got key contributions off the bench from Breeze, Anthony Thomas and J.R. Archer.
. . . → Read More: So how’s the SoCon tourney looking
Here’s your thread for three big games. Pollard’s Pounders have one final swing at No. 20 Miami at 1. Series tied 1-1 right now, thanks to a huge App win last night. At 2 the men’s bball team closes out its regular season with El Cid in Jones Arena. It should be a tight game. Then the SoCon women’s champion takes the floor for its regular season finale with UNCG. SWEEP! SWEEP SWEEP!
HISTORY. Apps beat No. 20 Miami , 7-5. First win over a ranked team since beating No. 23 The Citadel in 1982.
/begins chanting fight song
HI! HI! YIKAS! NOBODY LIKE US!!
First pitch at 7. Game 1 went to the U – “The No. 20 University of Miami baseball team scored a season-high six runs, while giving up no earned runs, to defeat visiting Appalachian State 6-3.” App led 2-1 after their second at-bat, but Miami scored . . . → Read More: Baseball thread – Game two at Miami
Dude .. you were 285 in the media guide.
Daniel Kilgore doesn’t do dieting. He’s into delivering.
Daniel Kilgore’s NFL Combine Diary: Days 1 and 2
After weigh-ins we sat in the bod pod that measures body fat and took an computerized concussion test. After those test we walked to the team physicians’ area. This was a major meat market. There were nine rooms with different teams in each room and the team doctors and trainers . . . → Read More: “I weighed in at my heaviest weight ever”
Who’s got the Mo’? – “Coach Jason Capel said, “I’ve talked a lot about finishing basketball games and that’s what I’m proud of. We didn’t take our foot off the pedal, we slammed on it. .. We have one more to get to take a lot of momentum into the tournament.”” El Cid Saturday in Jones Arena.
HIGHLIGHTS. CofC is all about some youtube.
. . . → Read More: The biggest win of the year
Willie “Thomas” Bronson is a member of App State’s recent recruitment class. And man does he and the fam know how to stage a photo.
Bronson chose the Southern Conference’s Appalachian State over Georgia Southern, Vanderbilt and the preferred walk-on status of Florida and FSU.
“I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t come in as highly recruited as I would have wanted to,” said the 18-year-old Bronson, who was hindered during his junior football season with a . . . → Read More: AppFan Photo of the Day
Pollard’s Pounders are 4-0 and have allowed just two runs. Time to put that brief dominance to the test! Tonight is the first of three games at No. 20 Miami, a nationally ranked baseball powerhouse. Game two is Friday at 2 7. The final 9 is Saturday. The U has live stats and video (for a price).