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Fans that purchase tickets to Appalachian State University football home games at least 13 days prior to each game during the 2014 season will be entered in a drawing to win an exclusive Gameday

Thursday was another much-anticipated day for Appalachian State University football, as it held its first two-a-day practices of the season at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Talk about a diamond in the rough. Luis Ortiz, who joined the Hickory Crawdads pitchers on Wednesday, had a marvelous debut with his new team, Ortiz teamed up with Tyler Smith, and that duo handcuffed Kannapolis in a 2-1 Hickory (67-48 overall; 26-20, second half of the South Atlantic League season) win at CMC-Northeast

Appalachian State University women's track and field received an all-academic honor from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Appalachian State University football closed Wednesday’s sixth practice of the season with a 79-play scrimmage at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The vast majority of Wednesday’s scrimmage featured Appalachian State’s offense