APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Appalachian State puts down Samford 63-57

Tommy Spagnolo scored 21 points and nabbed 10 rebounds and Appalachian State rallied late in the second half to knock off Samford 63-57 on Thursday night. Appalachian State (9-19, 5-10 Southern Conference) led 33-30 at intermission even though Samford (11-19, 5-10) shot nearly 60 percent from the floor. The Mountaineers were able to maintain the first period lead by out-rebounding...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State fires head coach Jason Capel

Appalachian State has fired head coach Jason Capel, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish on Monday afternoon. The Twitter account @AppStFeed first reported it early Monday afternoon. Capel spent four seasons with the Mountaineers, going 53-70 and not reaching the NCAA Tournament. This season was the worst under Capel, as Appalachian State went 9-21 overall, 5-11 in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Appalachian St. fires coach Capel

Appalachian State has parted ways with coach Jason Capel, sources told ESPN.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Capel Fired By Appalachian State

Jeff Capel has been fired as head coach of Appalachian State. Capel took the job in 2010 after previously being an assistant to Buzz Peterson. Capel, 34, leaves with a 53-70 overall mark.
Via RealGM
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update: Sun Belt

Appalachian State Mountaineers Following the departure of head coach Jason Capel, in-state point guard Kedrick Flomo has asked for a release from the Mountaineers, and Rasheed Worrell is reportedly doing the same. Both players inked during the early signing period. The Mountaineers continue to draw negative press for refusing to release 2013 point guard signee Devonte Graham from his ...
Via Hoopniks
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Appalachian State shocks Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines went into the 2007 season with a #5 pre-season ranking and dreams of a National Championship. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, nobody mentioned this to Jerry Moore and the Mountaineers from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. On their first drive, Chad Henne and Mike Hart led Michigan down the field for a score but from there it was a battle to the...
Via Crystal Ball Run
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Appalachian State Breaks Out New Uniforms For FBS Debut

Appalachian State broke onto the national college football scene in a big way in 2007 when the FCS Mountaineers knocked off No. 5 Michigan in the Big House, 34-32. App State is making the move the the FBS level this season, and appropriately open things up in Ann Arbor against the Wolverines once again. Running backs coach Chris Foster revealed on Twitter that the Mountaineers will...
Via College Spun
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State Unveils New Nike FBS Uniforms For 2014

Appalachian State has unveiled new Nikes football uniforms for the 2014 season, welcoming the jump to the FBS in in style.
Via Gamedayr
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

Graham gets released, gains attention For over a year, an on-going dispute occurred between point guard Devonte Graham and Appalachian State. When Graham signed a letter of intent to play for the Mountaineers as a senior at Broughton (NC), it seemed like a steal at the time. For whatever reason, Graham reconsidered his decision and wanted ...
Via Hoopniks
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State Spagnolo granted sixth year of eligibility

Former Ashe County Husky Tommy Spagnolo will get one more year to play college basketball as the NCAA granted his waiver request for a sixth year. Spagnolo will return for one more season of hoops at Appalachian State University. Last season, Spagnolo had his best year as a collegiate player, averaging 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and finished second in the Southern Conference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Day the Music Died

Mark Campbell/College Sporting NewsAppalachian State. Two words that will forever haunt anyone ever associated with Michigan Football. Just typing those words makes me want to chuck this laptop out the window, go outside, find it, pile all of the pieces up and set them on fire.I absolutely hate that Michigan is playing them again. Everyone hates it. I'd rather play Slippery Rock...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan vs. Appalachian State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Here we go again. The opening weekend of the 2007 college football season featured one of the biggest upsets in the sports’ history, as the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines lost to an FCS team — defending national champion Appalachian State — in Ann Arbor, 34-32. Now, seven years later, the Wolverines will want to avoid embarrassment again, and while these teams aren’t national...
Via College Spun
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State remembers the day it shocked Michigan, and the world

There are only so many ways in which a win against Furman could possibly serve as a blueprint for a victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor. For former Appalachian State defensive back Corey Lynch, the biggest play of arguably  the most stunning upset in the history of college football was simply a matter of repeating against the Wolverines what had worked to perfection against the Paladins...
Via FOX Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who's The Next Appalachian State? 3 Major College Football Upsets That Could Happen

Everyone loves an underdog. That's why the recent trend of smaller Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams beating big conference Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams is so entertaining.  Games that used
Via Stack
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Appalachian State QB Tweets Out A “Beat MichAgain” Picture

You probably have never heard of Taylor Lamb, a redshirt freshman backup quarterback at Appalachian State. The former three-star prospect has yet to throw a pass for the Mountaineers, and odds are he won’t see much (if any) playing time when Appalachian State takes on Michigan this Saturday. However, like most college football fans, Lamb remembers what happens the last time these...
Via College Spun
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Star Freshman Jabrill Peppers Hurt Leg In First Half, Still In Locker Room As Second Half Begins

There will be no repeat of 2007 in Ann Arbor this afternoon. Michigan is having no problems with Appalachian State today, seven years since the Wolverines were upset by the FCS school. The Wolverines currently lead the Mountaineers, 42-7.  One of Michigan’s star players may have injured himself in the process of the blowout, though. Jabrill Peppers, a five-star recruit in the...
Via College Spun
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State WR Simms McElfresh Has the Highlight of the Day Against Michigan

Michigan needed to win against Appalachian State Saturday and not just because it meant the team would start the season 1-0. They needed it for pride, but most of all for revenge. Fans know all too well about the epic loss to Appalachian State a few years ago. They've lived with and dealt with the jokes their Ohio State friends have made every day since that fateful contest.So they...
Via FatManWriting
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State Pregame Photos

Great to see #1 back on the field. No one on #Team135 could wear it better than Devin Funchess. For our game recap, click here.
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, Bad and Ugly: Michigan’s dominating win over Appalachian State

The Wolverines really couldn’t ask for a better result from their 52-14 win over Appalachian State Saturday. Essentially the win meant they were able to kill two birds with one stone, beating a team they were suppose to beat by a large margin and get some revenge on a team that handed them one of the biggest upsets in college football history. So, with Michigan looking like Michigan...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Football Player Thanks Kate Upton For Attending Game

Kate Upton attended yesterday’s Michigan vs. Appalachian State game (take a look at her Instagram below). Upton, who has a history of being tweeted at by Michigan athletes, received a ‘Thank You’ message from Michigan’s starting center, Jack Miller following the game. Thanks for coming to our game today @KateUpton! #GoBlue — Jack Miller (@UM_JMiller60) August […] The...
Via Diehardsport
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Takes from Appalachian State

The OL is a work in progress, but a promising startThe starting group of (left to right) Mason Cole, Erik Magnuson, Jack Miller, Joey Burzynski (or Kyle Kalis), Ben Braden had both moments of good and bad on Saturday. At times, Cole looked like a true freshman, and at times he didn't. His one bad hiccup led to ASU's only sack on Gardner.I thought Jack Miller did everything he could...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State blanks Campbell 66-0

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Kameron Bryant threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Cox ran for 114 yards and two scores Saturday in Appalachian State's 66-0 rain-delayed rout of Campbell. The Mountaineers (1-1) held the Fighting Camels (0-2) to 58 total yards in the first half and scored on every possession to lead 45-0 at halftime before heavy downpours delayed the game for about 40 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference USA Featured In NESNplus Saturday College Football Slate

NESNplus will be home to a college football doubleheader this Saturday. North Texas takes on Football Championship Subdivision opponent Nicholls State at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Appalachian State and Southern Mississippi do battle in the nightcap at 7 p.m. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings subject to change. 2014 NESNplus CHANNEL LISTINGS...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah 26, Michigan 10

The opening blowout of Appalachian State was, of course, not a very good gauge for how good Michigan would be this year. The huge loss to Notre Dame felt terrible, but could've been a fluke. And then the Miami game, which had its highs and lows, but Miami being so bad...again it was tough to definitively know anything.But after this loss to Utah, its pretty clear where things stand...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss beats Appalachian State 21-20

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Dasman McCullum blocked an extra-point attempt with 6 seconds remaining and Southern Miss beat Appalachian State 21-20 Saturday night. ASU's Taylor Lamb threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Simms McElfresh in the back corner of the end zone to get the Mountaineers within a point. But Zach Matics, who had a field goal blocked and missed two others, had his extra...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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