Preseason All-Sun Belt teams headlined by Larry Rose III, John Law

The Sun Belt isn’t always the most competitive conference in the world of college football, but they have certainly had their share of success in the past. They should have some success this year and they released their preseason all-conference teams on Friday. The first team offense is headlined by talented players like running backs Larry Rose III and Matt Breida, quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 44 Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers2015  Record: 11-2 overall, 7-1 Sun Belt (Defeated Ohio 31-29 in Camelia Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Scott Satterfield lead the Mountaineers to their first Sun Belt title? Appalachian State football has had a lot of great moments on the field. How can we forget the greatest upset of all-time in 2007 when the Mountaineers went to Michigan Stadium...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Who Will Win the Sun Belt in 2016?

We’ve talked about star players and surprise teams already, so now it’s time to answer the question that all Sun Belt fans want answered: which team is going to win the conference championship? Our staff provides their respective picks below. Question: Who will win the Sun Belt in 2016? Joe Dexter On Twitter @BuckeyeRadio Any time you have the best quarterback in the conference...
Via The Student Section
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Players to Watch in the Sun Belt in 2016

It’s June, which means it’s time for our staff to start breaking down each conference. Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll examine each league, providing analysis about the top players, the biggest surprises, and of course, who’s going to capture the conference championship. We’ll kick things off this week with the Sun Belt, providing you with a list of players to keep an eye...
Via The Student Section
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Top five underrated RBs heading into the 2016 CFB season

In an era when throwing the football has revolutionized the game, many would argue that the running back position has taken a backseat to more flashy offensive firepower in college football. The 2015 college football season would beg to differ. Fourteen different running backs tallied over 1,500 yards rushing, while former Oklahoma Sooner and current Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson...
Via The Student Section
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee’s Opener vs. Appalachian State Moved Up 2 Days

Friday, the SEC Network announced that Tennessee vs. Appalachian State, the season opener for both teams in 2016, has been moved up two days. The Vols and the Mountaineers will now be playing on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 PM ET. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3. The game will air on the SEC Network. Tennessee’s opener vs. Appalachian State moved up...
Via College Spun
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb sets future FBS matchups

(STATS) - Gardner-Webb announced future dates with three FBS opponents - Wyoming, Appalachian State and Charlotte - on Friday. The Runnin' Bulldogs from the Big South Conference will travel to Wyoming on Sept. 9, 2017, for a first-ever meeting. They will visit Appalachian State on Sept. 22, 2018, and take the short drive to Charlotte on Aug. 31, 2019. Gardner-Webb, coming off...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

ETSU schedules Vandy, App State series

(STATS) - East Tennessee State announced multiyear agreements for future games against Vanderbilt and Appalachian State on Friday. ETSU, which returned to football last year for the first time since 2003, will play both schools in 2019 and then face Vanderbilt again in 2021 and Appalachian State in 2024. The four FBS games add to the Southern Conference school's announcement in...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Appalachian State Kicker Nails 65-Yard Field Goal at Pro Day, Would've Been a New NFL Record

[caption id="attachment_242702" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Photo via[/caption] A message to NFL teams: If your offense can get across the 50-yard line, you're officially inside Zach Matics' range. The former Appalachian State kicker and 2016 NFL Draft prospect showed off his booming leg at the Mountaineers' recent Pro Day, nailing a 65-yard field goal...
Via Stack
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State beats Arkansas State 80-73

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Griffin Kinney scored 18 points as Appalachian State beat Arkansas State 80-73 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams. Frank Eaves and Emarius Logan added 12 points apiece for the Mountaineers (9-22, 7-13 Sun Belt). Arkansas State surged 15-2 early for a 21-15 lead with 10:26 left in the first half. Appalachian State battled back and Logan drained a...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State takes down Arkansas-Little Rock 69-63

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Ronshad Shabazz scored 22 points with three steals to lead Appalachian State to a 69-63 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday night. Frank Eaves added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists for Appalachian State (8-22, 6-13 Sun Belt). Josh Hagins made a pair of free throws to bring the Trojans within 64-62 with 56 seconds to play. Shabazz responded with...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown with 18 as Georgia Southern shoots to 88-63 win

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Tookie Brown scored 18 points with seven assists as Georgia Southern defeated Appalachian State 88-63 on Thursday night. Eleven players scored for Georgia Southern, which shot nearly 60 percent in the first half and trailed for just 18 seconds. Ike Smith added 14 points and Mike Hughes 12 for the Eagles (14-14, 10-8 Sun Belt), who are hanging on to a fifth...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian St. holds off Troy 78-74

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Ronshad Shabazz completed a 3-point play with 1:14 left to give Appalachian State just enough cushion to hold off Troy 78-74 on Saturday. Shabazz, who finished with 15 points, also grabbed the rebound after Wesley Person's 3-point attempt rimmed out with 25 seconds left. Shabazz hit two free throws after he was fouled for a 76-72 lead. Frank Eaves had 19 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-Arlington coasts to 91-60 win over Appalachian State

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jalen Jones sank four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Texas-Arlington to a 91-60 win over Appalachian State on Saturday night. Erick Neal added 11 points while dishing out seven assists for UT-Arlington (17-7, 8-5 Sun Belt Conference) and Kaelon Wilson had 10 points. The Mavericks shot 55 percent from the field (37-67) to win their third straight...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Coppola lifts Louisiana-Monroe past Appalachian State 91-90

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Nick Coppola scored 25 points and his layup with 10 seconds left lifted Louisiana-Monroe past Appalachian State 91-90 on Saturday. Majok Deng had 22 and Justin Roberson added 21 for Louisiana-Monroe (11-12, 7-5 Sun Belt), which picked up its first conference road win. Ronshad Shabazz's layup with 3:13 left put the Mountaineers up 87-80. Roberson hit a 3 and Deng...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern wins on last second four-point play

Appalachian State's Jacob Lawson sunk two free throws to extend the Mountaineers lead to 100-97 with only five seconds left.Georgia Southern needed a 3-pointer to tie, but instead got an improbable game-winning four-point play from Mike Hughes.The 6-foot-3 sophomore guard launched a 35-foot shot, drilling the last-second heave while also drawing the foul. Hughes finished off the...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern edges Appalachian State 101-100

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Mike Hughes converted a 4-point play with 0.8 seconds left and Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 101-100 on Monday night. Hughes was fouled while sinking the game-tying 3 from near midcourt. He hit the free throw and Appalachian State turned it over. Appalachian State took a 98-93 lead with one minute left after Jacob Lawson's fast-break dunk. Hughes answered...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State overwhelms Arkansas State in 86-72 win

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Frank Eaves scored 31 points to lead Appalachian State to an 86-72 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night for its first win on the road. It was Eaves' third game this season with 30 points or more. And like last year, the Mountaineers (4-13, 2-5 Sun Belt Conference) handed Arkansas State (8-8, 4-1) its first conference loss of the season. Eaves shot...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State routs Texas State 76-56 behind Eaves

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Frank Eaves scored 30 points to lead Appalachian State to its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season in a convincing 76-56 victory over Texas State on Saturday. Eaves registered his career-high 31 points in a win against Texas State in San Marcos, Texas last year. On Saturday, Eaves scored seven of Appalachian State's first 20 points as the Mountaneers raced...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Neal helps UT-Arlington beat Appalachian State 71-67

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Erick Neal scored five of his 13 points in the final three minutes and Texas-Arlington pulled away and beat Appalachian State 71-67 on Thursday night for its seventh-straight victory. Jalen Jones had 14 points to lead Texas-Arlington (12-2, 3-0 Sun Belt). Kevin Hervey chipped in nine points with 10 rebounds and three steals. Hervey split a pair of free throws...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

App State trolls other North Carolina teams with single tweet

Every college football fan has a soft spot in their heart for the Appalachian State Mountaineers, known to most as the scrappy little Sun Belt squad that could. Except, App State was more than that this year in going 11-2 (7-1 Sun Belt) en route to beating Ohio in the Camellia Bowl and, oddly enough, had the best finish out of any Division I school in the state! Thus, it’s only...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State Makes FBS History With First Bowl Win Saturday

On the surface, Saturday’s Camellia Bowl showdown between the Ohio Bobcats and the Appalachian State Mountaineers was nothing more than just a bowl game on opening day to pass the time between other games. As it turns out, it was a history making night in Montgomery, Alabama. For App State, it was a redemption moment for kicker Zach Matics. After missing two field goals earlier...
Via Gamedayr
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Appalachian St. rallies for thrilling win over Ohio in Camellia Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Zach Matics capped a wild Camellia Bowl with a 23-yard field goal on the final play to lift Appalachian State to a 31-29 victory over Ohio on Saturday night.The Mountaineers (11-2) moved from their own 21 in the final 1:42 after rallying from a 24-7 deficit in the fourth quarter only to lose the lead again. It was their first bowl game since moving up to FBS,...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

App State rallies for 31-29 win over Ohio in Camellia Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Zach Matics capped a wild Camellia Bowl with a 23-yard field goal on the final play to lift Appalachian State to a 31-29 victory over Ohio on Saturday night. The Mountaineers (11-2) moved from their own 21 in the final 1:42 after rallying from a 24-7 deficit in the fourth quarter only to lose the lead again. It was their first bowl game since moving up to...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Appalachian State QB Taylor Lamb Makes History For The Mountaineers

Appalachian State players and fans are already proud of their team. After finishing the season with a 10-2 record the Mountaineers received the school's first bowl bid with an invitation to the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.  So should Taylor Lamb guide his team to a win he will be the first Appalachian State quarterback to win a bowl game. However, if they don't win he will still...
Via FatManWriting
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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