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Lenoir-Rhyne University's Joe Ray, Tanner Botts and Blake Baker were all named to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) NCAA Division II Preseason All-American Football Teams. Ray and Botts earned

Eight student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men's soccer in the fall of 2014, announced head coach Lee Squires Wednesday afternoon.

Appalachian State University football’s 2014 season opener at Michigan will be televised nationally on ESPN2, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Aug. 30 contest will kick off at noon ET at Michigan

The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN announced today a content expansion within their agreement that will result in the exclusive distribution of up to an additional 50 Sun Belt events on ESPN3 - ESPN's live

The Hickory Crawdads stumbled mightily on Tuesday night. They were held to three hits in a 7-0 loss to the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium.  It's the fourth time Hickory (56-39 overall; 15-11 second half of the South Atlantic League season) has been shutout this season. Winning pitcher Yoel Mecias and two