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For the second team in three weeks, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (8-0, 5-0) moved up one place in the AFCA NCAA Division II National Top 25 Coaches Poll as the Bears take over the No. 4 spot. AFCA is the American Football Coaches Association.

Appalachian State University women's tennis wrapped up its fall slate and picked up 18 wins at the ECU Lady Pirate Invitational over the weekend. The two-day

Freshman Phil Kmetz rode his way to two national championships and the Lees-McRae cycling program grabbed fifth in the omnium while the squads participated at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships over the weekend on Beech Mountain in Beech Mountain, N.C.

Appalachian State University football returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Georgia State for a Sun Belt Conference game at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

Three teams in the top eight of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll last week fell in upsets on Saturday, all on the road to unranked opponents. In all, six ranked teams were upset by unranked opponents last week, while the lower ranked team won both matchups of top 25 teams.