Phil Steele released its preseason Sun Belt teams. One Mountaineer gets a first team nod, DE Ronald Blair. RB Marcus Cox is named second team, and OT Kendall Lamm and punter Bentlee Critcher on third team. Fourth(?) team includes OG Alex Acey, WR Tacoi Sumler, LB John Law and DE Deuce Robinson. South Alabama dominates the list.
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Dwindling – “Michigan announced a new round of football ticket package plans Wednesday, offering deals for more general admission patrons. Why? Because the student ticket numbers continue to drop. “We’re projecting that number to be somewhere between 13 or 14,000 for student ticket numbers this year,” Michigan associate AD Dave Ablauf said. “(That number was at) about 19,000 last year.”
The Sun Belt has announced its next three years of conference tournament sites. Boone will play host to three – 2014 men’s soccer tourney, and 2016-17 softball tourney and outdoor track and field championships. GS also attracted three – 2014-15 women’s soccer tourney, 2015-16 volleyball tourney, and 2016-17 baseball tourney.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! – “Residents of downtown Boone in areas near Stadium Drive will hear a loud noise Sunday morning, June 1, as Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC implodes Winkler Hall. The implosion will take place at approximately 8 a.m., weather permitting. Access to Stadium Drive will be restricted to essential vehicles only beginning at 6 a.m. and will be closed one hour prior to and 30 minutes following the blast.” You can watch it live online. Background.
Thank you, runners – “The Mountaineers won the all-sport trophy without the benefit of a single league title in 2013-14. App State was buoyed by strong showings from its cross country (2nd), indoor track and field (2nd) and outdoor track and field (3rd) teams.” All six App State men’s sports teams finished below .500, at a combined 55-91-7.
Ready – “I really believe all of that is here,” Fox said. “Now it’s a challenge, and it’s going to be a process. But I’ve seen what Coach McKillop has done at Davidson, and it’s a well-oiled machine year after year after year. It’s exciting for me to try to do that at Appalachian State. It’s a challenge, but if you want to be a coach and be in that business, then you’ve really just got to love the opportunity to get there.” .. “You won’t hear me or any of the guys on our staff say ‘Wait until next year.’ We can set the tone going forward for this program this year.”
After a thrilling 11-inning win against No. 4 seed Georgia Southern, No. 5 App State takes on No. 8 Furman sometime after 5 today. Furman advanced by beating No. 1 Western, 3-2. Winner today next plays first thing Saturday morning. Loser gets …. Georgia Southern, which ended(!) Western’s tourney run, 8-4, earlier today. GIVE ‘EM HEAT!
AGAIN. Apps fall to Furman, 3-1, after a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth. This after App State tied the score a inning prior. This sets up rematch today with Georgia Southern, which lost to App State two days ago. First pitch at 3. Loser is eliminated from the SoCon.
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