Sports

Tickets earmarked for Appalachian State University students to attend Appalachian’s Aug. 30 football season opener at Michigan will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kidd Brewer Stadium Ticket Plaza (located on

Five student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play men’s basketball in the 2014-15 season, announced head coach Steve Hardin Wednesday afternoon.

The South Atlantic Conference will host a Digital Media Day for media and fans previewing the 2014 football season. The event takes place on Monday, August 11. The event will also be hosted by the South Atlantic Conference website, www.thesac.com.

Paul Lollis will join the Southern Conference as its director of multimedia services, commissioner John Iamarino announced Wednesday. Lollis, currently the athletic video coordinator at Furman, will assume his duties at the SoCon on Aug. 18.

The Texas Rangers have announced that 2014 first round draft pick Luis Ortiz has been added to the Hickory Crawdads roster from the Arizona League. The right-handed pitcher replaces RHP Ricardo Rodriguez, who was placed on the 7-day DL.