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Gators Dethrone Heels

The University of Florida has the top recruiting class in college basketball, according to Forward Chris Walker made that clear when he made a verbal commitment to Florida in 2013 on Sunday morning. By picking the Gators over Louisville and Kansas -- this had been trending Florida's way all month -- Walker pledged to resume a playing

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Panthers Send Jeff Otah To Jets

The Carolina Panthers were busy beavers on Monday. With training camp beginning July 27 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., the Panthers made a couple of moves on Monday. They picked up wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders, and they also sent offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets for a a conditional draft

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Jones Completes Coaching Staff

According to, Appalachian State University baseball coach Billy Jones isn't wasting any time. He finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming 2013 season on Monday. Chris Moore will stay on as an assistant coach; Moore will start his third season at ASU Full Story


The Panthers and Raiders swapped unwanted spare parts earlier this offseason, and have now agreed to another trade. According to Jason Cole of, the Raiders sent wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Panthers. There’s no word

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ACC Media Selects Florida State as 2012 Favorite

Florida State, seeking its first league title since 2005, is the consensus choice to win the Atlantic Division and to defeat Virginia Tech in the 8th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game according to a poll of

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Chick-fil-A Christian Concert Rescheduled For July 27

The Hickory Crawdads have announced the details for the rescheduled Chick-fil-A Christian Concert featuring Selah, which was postponed due to rain on Saturday, July 21.  The nationally-acclaimed band will perform live at L.P. Frans Stadium this Friday, July 27, presented by Chick-fil-A, Gardner-Webb University, Hickory Christian Academy and 106.9 The Light.

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'Dads Earn Split With BlueClaws

The Hickory Crawdads and Lakewood BlueClaws split Sunday's doubleheader, with Lakewood claiming the first game, 7-3, and the 'Dads taking game two, 2-1 at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads, BlueClaws and Hagerstown Suns are currently tied for first place in the in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. In game one, Lakewood

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Season Ends for Legion Trio

The baseball season finally came to an end for Watauga Junior American Legion coach Bradley Rudisill and his players, Tyler Sturgill and Hunter Isaacs, Saturday afternoon. That trio represented the High Country in the Area IV Junior American Legion All-Star Tournament at McDowell High School in Marion Saturday afternoon. Rudisill, Sturgill and

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Hickory-Lakewood Rained Out Saturday Night

Saturday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Lakewood BlueClaws, as well as the Chick-fil-A Christian Concert featuring Selah, have been postponed due to rain. The Crawdads and BlueClaws will play a doubleheader on Sunday, with back-to-back seven-inning games starting at 3 p.m.  One ticket is good for both games. The Crawdads

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Braves Advance To Area IV Finals

Logan Walden, pitching on two-days rest, continued his impressive run as he lifted the Gaston Braves to a 4-2 win over Caldwell County Post 29 in game in the fifth and decisive game of the best-of-five Area IV American Legion baseball semifinal series at M.S. Deal Stadium Friday night. Gaston (19-6), which trailed 2-0 in this series, came back to win

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Hyatt Promoted By Braves

Pitcher Nathan Hyatt is the second Appalachian State University player to be promoted this season. Hyatt, who was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June, has been promoted to the Rome (Ga.) Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League. Hyatt, who had 16 saves for the Mountaineers last spring, was

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Lakewood Pulls Into First-Place Tie With 'Dads

The Lakewood BlueClaws moved into a first-place tie with the Hickory Crawdads Friday night in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. with an 8-7 win at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. The Hagerstown Suns remained a game behind after they dropped a double header at home against Augusta; West Virginia is 1 1/2 games back after it split

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Adams Named Director of Basketball Operations

Chattanooga Mocs Head Men's Basketball Coach John Shulman announced Jonathan Adams' move to Director of Basketball Operations on his staff Friday. Adams takes the place of Brian Benator who spent three seasons with the

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ASU Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Appalachian State University volleyball was among 102 NCAA Division I volleyball squads to earn a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association list of Team Academic Award winners on Friday. The Mountaineers are one

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Bray On Walter Camp Watch List

Another day, another preseason watch list for Vols QB Tyler Bray. On Friday, he was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Watch List. On Wednesday, he was named to the Davey O'Brien

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Braves Force Post 29 To Limit

The Gaston Braves, left for dead just a couple of days ago, have forced a fifth-and-deciding game with Caldwell Post 29 in the Area IV semifinals. The Braves, who staved off elimination Wednesday night at MS Deal Stadium with an 11-6 win, evened up the series at two wins apiece with a 3-2 win against Post 29 Thursday night in Belmont, N.C. Game five will

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Adams, Grayson Power Hickory

Trever Adams and Chris Grayson both went deep in the bottom of the fifth handing the Hickory Crawdads a 5-1 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium Thursday night. Leading 2-1, the Crawdads extended the advantage with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Adams and Grayson highlighted the frame with a pair of long

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WHS XC Practice

Watauga High cross country coach Randy McDonough has announced that practice will officially begin Monday July 30. Veterans will practice at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Newcomers will practice at 6:00 p.m. everyday that week. Practice will be at Jack Groce Stadium each night. All

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Pineda Nominated for BSC, NCAA Woman of Year Honors

The Big South Conference announced today the official nominees for the Conference's Woman of the Year award for 2011-12, with UNC Asheville's Emily Pineda among seven student-athletes from six member institutions comprising this year's candidates.  The Conference's Woman of the Year award is sponsored by Big South Corporate Partner

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