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Written by Mike Kelly   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:43

Eric Breitenstein of Wofford College enters the upcoming 2011 football season with high expectations.

So what else is new? That shouldn't come as a surprise for the former Watauga High All-State product. Afterall, Breitenstein, who established himself as a legitmate college prospect during his junior year with the Pioneers, has been recognized as one of the top 10 running backs in the nation at the Football Championship Series level by The Sports Network.
Breitenstein, a red-shirt junior, ran for a school-record 1.639 yards last fall. He also scored 22 touchdowns, and he averaged more than six yards a carry. Breitenstein also had a pair of 200-yard rushing games against Furman and Samford.
The Terriers, who lost to Georgia Southern in the national quarterfinals last season, shared a Southern Conference championship with Appalachian State and finished the season with a 10-3 record. Breitenstein was also named to the The Sports Network and Associated Press All-America teams.
The Terriers open the season at home against Presbyterian College on Saturday, September 3.


SoCon Softball Tournament Pairings Announced

The Appalachian State University softball team put together an impressive season in Southern Conference play.
The Mountaineers (24-22 overall; 15-7 in the SoCon) are the No.2 seed in the Southern Conference tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Eagle Field Softball Complex in Statesboro, Ga. The Mountaineers take on the No.7 seed Samford in the opening round Wednesday afternoon at 5 pm.
If they win, the Mountaineers will play either Georgia Southern or UNC-Greensboro in the second round on Thursday. The finals will be played on Saturday. Chattanooga, the top seed, will play the winner of Furman (No.8 seed) or Western Carolina (No.9 seed) Wednesday at 2 pm.
Furman and Western Carolina begin tournament play with a play-in game at 10 am.


2011 Southern Conference Softball Championship - Eagle Field at the Softball Complex - Statesboro, Ga.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Game 1: #8 Furman vs. #9 Western Carolina                               10 a.m.

Game 2:  #4 College of Charleston vs. #5 Elon                           12 p.m.

Game 3: #1 Chattanooga vs. Game 1 Winner                              2 p.m.

Game 4: #2 Appalachian State vs. #7 Samford                           5 p.m.

Game 5: #3 Georgia Southern vs. #6 UNCG                                7 p.m.


Thursday, May 12, 2011


Game 6: Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser                                   10 a.m.

Game 7: Game 4 Loser vs. Game 5 Loser                                   12 p.m.

Game 8: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner                               3 p.m.

Game 9: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner                               5 p.m.


Friday, May 13, 2011


Game 10: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 7 Winner                               10 a.m.

Game 11: Game 9 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner                               12 p.m.

Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner                             3 p.m.

Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner                          5 p.m.


Saturday, May 14


Game 14: Game 12 Loser vs. Game 13 Winner                            11 a.m.

Game 15: Game 12 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner                         1:30 p.m.

Game 16: Game 15 Winner vs. Game 15 Loser (If necessary)       30 min. after Game 15


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