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Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads July 16th game against the West Virginia Power has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will make up the contest with a doubleheader on Sunday, July 17th, starting at 3:00 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium. Only one ticket is needed to see both 7-inning games.

Switzer Named To Hornung Award Watch List....Louisville, KY.  — North Carolina senior wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, announced Friday by The Louisville Sports Commission.  The award is presented by Texas Roadhouse.

DALLAS —  For the second time in as many weeks, Appalachian State University football running back Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) was named to a second preseason award watch list on Thursday, this time garnering recognition on the Doak Walker Award Watch List.

Men’s Golf Announces 2016-17 Schedule....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University head men’s golf coach Bill Dicusreleased the 2016-17 schedule on Friday. The Mountaineers will participate in four tournaments in the fall before competing in six spring events.

BOONE, N.C. – Kermit Smith, a 15-year head coaching veteran, has been named the 13th head baseball coach at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Thursday.