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Random, obscure website with random, obscure predictions. No. Way. …. Right?

App State football at bottom of Sun Belt … in salary. “Scott Satterfield of incoming SBC-member Appalachian State has the lowest base pay at $225,000.”

Spagnolo is coming back. NCAA granted a waiver, giving him a sixth season of eligibility.

ASU hangs App State. 13 days.

Sun Belt swag. Bowl helmets on display.

It’s come to this. C’mon man.

Lynch already done for season. Placed on injured reserve by Colts due to an undisclosed injury

Presley pleased. After practice Wednesday, Carolina coach Ron Rivera is asked if a player distinguished himself. “De’Andre Presley,” Rivera says.”

Quick praise. “Probably the most improved player I’ve seen is Brian Quick,” Schottenheimer said. “He’s doing a great job.”

Sam the man. “The Lions were so impressed with Martin’s rookie season he’s currently going unopposed for punting duties this season.”

Saint Cadet. “Cadet has been showing off his speed and elusiveness while both running the football and catching passes out of the backfield.”

Rauch rules. “He’s kicked the winning point or points twice in the past four weeks for the Pittsburgh Power in the Arena Football League.”

Washington watch. Nice catch.

Carisa in China. Hong Kong fun.

Boone, App State to celebrate Sun Belt Day

Not sure we did the "rise" motto ....

Soon – “Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone have teamed up to host several events in celebration of Appalachian State officially joining the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday, July 1.” Includes Boone Area Chamber of Commerce “Wake Up Watauga Breakfast” at Appalachian Athletics Center, coaches interacting with community along streets of Boone, canvassing for the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club and a Sun Belt Day reception at the Jones House Community Center.

App State-Campbell live on ESPN3

Mmmmmmm ... looks sugarliciousOnline – “App State’s 2014 home opener versus Campbell will air live on ESPN3. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. It was also announced on Tuesday that App State’s Sept. 25 Sun Belt matchup at longtime rival Georgia Southern, which is set to be televised nationally on ESPNU, will kick off at 7:30 p.m.” Sun Belt will have 11 early games on ESPN3, 2 on ESPNU.

Prediction: 2014 a lot like 2013

guessing is funHere’s something for the bulletin board. Athlon has posted its projected Sun Belt standings for 2014 and, well, motivation?

It has App State finishing in 8th place at 2-6, 4-8 overall. We guess the two league wins will be Georgia State and Georgia Southern (natch). The other two have to be Campbell and Liberty.

Here’s the team preview.

While on the staff at Florida International, Satterfield did win a Sun Belt title, so he understands what Appalachian State is up against. And with a team that will lean on young talent, there’s reason to believe that the Mountaineers will eventually be a force in their new league. Still, there’s a strong chance their first taste of FBS life — which begins with a trip to Michigan, site of their unforgettable 2007 upset — will have some bumpy moments.

We’ll share our guesses later in the offseason. And we can guarantee ours will be as meaningless and random as Athlon’s. Michigan 24, App State 54!

‘His passion for sports is undeniable’

Great story.

Not done yet

Keep hope alive!

Some very early preseason all-Sun Belt teams

Mmmmmmm ... looks sugarliciousPhil 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.

And down goes Winkler

Turn volume down for this one.

Skip to 2:50 on this one.



App State throwback

Big. Large. Letters. Loved these unis.

Michigan expects fewer students at games

Attendance declining? That's unpossible!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.”

App State will host three Sun Belt tourneys

Mmmmmmm ... looks sugarliciousThe 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.

Here comes the ……

We reminisce for a spell, or shall we say think back 22 years ago to keep it on track .....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.