Obligatory – “Running back Quartterrio Morgan and tight end Trevor Sawyer have been dismissed from App State after failing to meet NCAA academic eligibility standards, the university announced Thursday. Morgan enrolled at ASU in January as a transfer from Western Kentucky.” We post only because we noted Morgan’s addition.
Hmmm – “Commissioner Tom Yeager, who declined to comment for this story, is targeting the SoCon’s Davidson, College of Charleston and App State as replacements for his lost teams, according to a source.” This is from SI.com, and the writer is looking primarily at bball. CAA has its league meetings next week.
Remember when the commish loved it? Cause he doesn’t – “Unless SoCon games can be shown statewide in its five-state footprint – only Tenn. and Ala. aren’t statewide – then the league likely won’t continue working with PBS stations. “If we’re going to make the public television model work,” he said, “we’ve got to be statewide in all five states.””
She said it all, “Time to go doc…your boy’s been waitin’.”
Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock guitarists, died on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 89.
“He is single-handedly responsible for the extraordinary increase in acoustic flat-picking and fingerpicking guitar performance,” said Ralph Rinzler, the folklorist who . . . → Read More: We’ve lost a legend
Wessss-side! – “Chargers added a couple of more players on the roster with the signing of S Corey Lynch and P Robert Malone. Lynch was drafted in 2008 in the 6th round by the Cincinnati Bengals and has since played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rich Bisaccia worked with him in Tampa and will likely give him a chance with the special teams.”
Appalachian State wrestler Austin Trotman was named the 2012 Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year the league announced today.
Trotman was named the Bob Waters Male Athlete of the Year following a senior season in which the Winston-Salem, N.C., native earned All-America honors. He placed third at the NCAA championships after being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the SoCon Championship.
After posting an undefeated regular season in the Southern Conference, Trotman became a three-time . . . → Read More: Trotman named SoCon best
The NCAA D1 Baseball Championship will announce its 64-team field today. Sixteen teams are already in, and will serve as regional hosts – “The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon ET, Monday, May 28. The one-hour program will be shown live on ESPNU.”
IN. App State gets the No. 3 seed in a four-team regional to be played at Virginia. Apps take on Oklahoma Friday at 8. No. . . . → Read More: App State gets invite, plays Oklahoma Friday
Wow. No 1 seed App State versus Furman, two days after the two opened the tourney against each other. It’s now top of the fourth. App State down … 11-3. The Paladins have 11 hits and 9 RBI. App has 8 hits, but little to show for ‘em. App State started with Rob Marcello (4 hits, 6 earned runs, .1 inning), then went with Jamie Nunn (4 hits, 3 runs, 1.2 innings) and now has Ryne Frankoff (3 hits, . . . → Read More: SoCon Tourney – Rematch
LOSS. Sammy wins, 12-7. That sets up a rematch, App State versus Furman Friday at 7.
One up, one down.
Ryan Arrowood struck out five and scattered eight hits through seven innings to lead Appalachian State to a 7-5 win against Furman in a first-round game in the Southern Conference baseball tournament at Fluor Field.
The win was the 27th of Arrowood’s career, breaking the career record of 26 held by Matt Andress. Arrowood retired 15 of the . . . → Read More: SoCon tourney – App State takes on Lil Sammy
Contented – “Sun Belt says they’re staying at 10 FB schools, which means App State, Georgia Southern and Liberty aren’t going anywhere…for now.” No budging – “Sun Belt should NOT be considered a landing spot for FCS or existing FBS members.” Oh well. Remember that random guy with the random friend who was almost right all the time? /snicker
NEWS RELEASE. Since the twitters from, uh, news people apparently aren’t enough – “During the league’s conference call with reporters . . . → Read More: FBS talk – Sun Belt satisfied
The nationally ranked, SoCon champion, No. 1 seed, totally rockin’ App State baseball team begins its quest to add to that lengthy title today.
It’s SoCon tourney time, live in Greenville, SC. First up, Furple. Live stats and scores (scroll down).
Give ‘em hell!
Coach Chris Pollard of the Mountaineers said that a follow-up is anything but a given in a tough league ranked seventh nationally among 31 Division I conferences.
“There are a lot of teams in our . . . → Read More: And so it begins …..
First this was reported – “USC football coach Steve Spurrier says wide receiver Lamar Scruggs and running back Eric Baker are transferring to Appalachian State.” Then a Cock blog said not so fast. Later GoGamecocks tweeted further information – “We have no idea what our coach is talking about.*”
* not verbatim quote