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Johnson Named To Butkus Award Watch List

Vols sophomore linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the 2012 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List. Johnson was a consensus Freshman All-American after the 2011 season. The Butkus Award list features 51 candidates, honoring its namesake No. 51 Dick Butkus. The Gainesville, Ga., native

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Hart Named New AD At SMU

Rick Hart, UTC athletic director since 2006,  has been named SMU's new Director of Athletics, President R. Gerald Turner announced today. Hart becomes the 13th Director of Athletics at SMU.  UTC will name interim athletic director this afternoon. Rick Hart has been named SMU's new Director of Athletics, President R. Gerald Turner announced today.

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Crawdads Demolish Delmarva, 13-5

The Hickory Crawdads ended their four-game losing streak impressively on Sunday night. They rushed the Delmarva Shorebirds 13-5 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The win also pulls the crawdads within one half game of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. Hagerstown, which remains in first place, dropped an 8-1 decision at

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Greene Leads 29ers To Area IV Semis

Ethan Greene has continued his winning ways this summer. Greene, who backboned the Watauga High baseball team to the second-round of the state playoffs during the spring, has marched the Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion team to the Area IV Western Semfinals. The right hander, who will attend Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.,

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Smith Fuels 18-Hit Attack For 'Hoppers

Former Appalachian State Mountaineer Rand Smith was on fire Saturday night. He went 4-5 with a run scored and he drove in a run as the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, defeated the Kannapolis Intimidiator 12-2 in a South Atlantic League game. Smith is hitting 265 with a home run and 19 runs-batted-in with

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Shorebirds Hand Crawdads Fourth Consecutive Loss

The Hickory Crawdads are in a funk and they can't find a way out. The Crawdads lost their fourth game in a row Saturday night thanks to a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score in a 5-4 loss in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Delmarva Shorebirds at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Connor Narron lead-off the inning with a walk against

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Bumhgarner Smothers Astros

Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 5-1 Friday night. Bumgarner (11-5) retired 13 straight until Chris Snyder's solo shot in the seventh inning in another dominating start for the blossoming left hander. He struck out five and walked two. Posey hit his team-leading

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Cougars Add Two Assistant Coaches

Alexander Central High is adding three assistant coaches who will help its varsity offense transition from running the spread to the triple option. New Cougars head coach Nick Bazzle, who ran the triple option as head coach at Newton-Conover, said Friday he’s hired two assistants who were with him at Newton-Conover and another former Red Devils

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Crawdads Drop Their Third Straight

The North Division race in the South Atlantic League is turning into a dogfight. The Crawdads, who were sitting pretty just a few days ago, now find themselves mired in a three-game losing streak, and in a first place tie with the Hagerstown Suns. The Suns dropped a 7-2 decision at Greensboro Friday night. But those aren't the only problems. The

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BlueClaws Blank 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads have hit a snag on their eight-game road trip. They've dropped two in a row after they opened the road trip with a win on Tuesday night. On Thursday, the Crawdads were limited to three hits as they were victimized by the Lakewood BlueClaws in a 4-0 loss at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. The win also moves the BlueClaws within

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Breitenstein Named To Payton Watch List

The race for the 26th annual Payton Award kicked off with The Sports Network’s announcement of a stellar Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. Twelve of this year’s initial twenty nominees were finalists for the award last year. Full Story

 
TSN Releases Walter Payton Award Watch List

Twelve of this year's initial 20 nominees were finalists for the award last year. Their candidacy began again Thursday as the race for the 26th annual Payton Award kicked off with The Sports Network's announcement of a stellar

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Summitt Honored At ESPYs

Joining an incredibly-distinguished list of honorees, Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt became the latest recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award Wednesday night at the ESPYs. The Arthur

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Meet The Heels Set For Aug. 4

The 2012 University of North Carolina football team will host "Meet The Heels" Saturday, August 4, at Kenan Stadium.  Gates will open at 3 p.m. Players will be available for autographs from 4-6 pm.  Defensive players and specialists will sign from 4-5 p.m. and offensive players will sign from 5-6 p.m.  Coach Fedora will be available for autographs from 4-6

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FORMER NCHSAA STATE CHAMP HEADED TO LONDON-- AS REFEREE

A former North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling champion is heading to the Olympics-- as an official, according to the High Point Enterprise. Stacey Davis, who was a state wrestling champion at High Point Andrews and graduated in 1982, will be a referee in the wrestling competition in London, which is scheduled for August

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Five Bobcats Named To NABC Honors Court

Five members of the Lees-McRae College men's basketball program have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, announced NABC officials Wednesday. Wittenberg University led the nation with eight honorees, while American University had seven selections. Ashford University, Carroll University, Midland

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L-R Men's Swimming Sports Highest GPA In NCAA Division II

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Swimming Team had the highest grade point average for all NCAA Division II schools for the spring semester with a 3.57 and earned Team Scholar All-America honors by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). For all collegiate men's squads, Lenoir-Rhyne ranked second only to Yale

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Four Star Running Back Commits To Heels

The state’s top-ranked running back has made a verbal commitment to play for North Carolina, according to his school’s athletic director. T.J. Logan from Northern Guilford High in Greensboro made his pledge to UNC on Tuesday afternoon over offers from Auburn, California, Clemson, N.C. State, Ohio State, South Carolina (runner-up), Tennessee,

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Kickoff Time, TV Arrangements Set for ASU-Montana

The Southern Conference and ESPN announced on Wednesday that Appalachian State University football’s highly anticipated 2012 home opener versus fellow NCAA Division I FCS power Montana will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 and be televised nationally on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3. The telecast will be produced as part of the SoCon’s live

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