Appalachian State University football coach Scott Satterfield has dismissed linebacker Lee Wright from the team for a violation of team rules.

A hot-hitting Hickory Crawdads offense was held in check Saturday night as the 'Dads were swept in a double-header against the Savannah Sand Gnats at Historic Grayson Stadium.

The Hickory Crawdads and Savannah were rained out Friday night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, with the first 7-inning game scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

Pete Van Wieren, the longtime voice of the Atlanta Braves, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at the age of 69 after his long battle with cancer.

After 16 months of anticipation, Appalachian State University football officially began preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it held its first practice of the 2014 campaign on Friday afternoon