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NCAA Reviewing Eligibility Of N.C. State’s Purvis

North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis will not accompany the Wolfpack for its exhibition trip to Spain because the NCAA is still reviewing his eligibility. N.C. State says Purvis won’t make this weekend’s trip “due to an ongoing process with the NCAA Eligibility Center.” The school says the NCAA is giving an “extended review” to Purvis’ high school.

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Wilson Named Track Assistant At LMC

Mike Wilson has been named the assistant track and field and cross country coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach Ley Fletcher Friday.
"We think Mike is a great addition to our track and field program. His experience as a student-athlete at Appalachian

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Post 29 Avoids Elimination

The Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion baseball team staved off elimination Friday night with a 6-3 win against Randolph County Post 45 in an elminiation game at the American Legion State Tournament at MS Deal Stadium in Granite Falls.  A four-run rally in the sixth inning wiped out a 2-1 deficit and put Post 29 on top to stay. Max Linnville, who played

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Hickory Metro Sports Commission Selected to host Great Smokies Shootout

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission recently hosted the 2012 Great Smokies Basketball Shootout over Memorial Day Weekend. More than 170 amateur teams from seven states and 1,600 players participated in the 2012 event, which was held in Hickory for the second time. Asheville had hosted the event for the prior 16 years. The Hickory Metro

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Drive Steers By 'Dads, 4-1

The Greenville Drive took the series by knocking off the Hickory Crawdads 4-1 at Fluor Field in Greenville on Friday night. The loss also leaves Hickory (22-20; 58-53) two games out of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League second-half standings. Hagerstown defeated Lexington 6-3 to maintain its grip on first place; West Virginia remained

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Mountaineer Freshman Brings Home Gold

While the world's focus has been on London and the 2012 Summer Olympics in recent days, one Appalachian State women's soccer player found her own international success last week by helping the United States bring home a gold medal at the World Deaf Football Championships in Ankara, Turkey. Kate Ward, who will join the Mountaineers on the

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Jones Transfers to Georgia Southern

Women’s basketball coach Chris Vozab announced today Briana Jones has transferred from James Madison to Georgia Southern and will join the Eagles for the 2012-13 season. Jones will have to sit out the season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, but she will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in the 2013-14 campaign. A native

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Post 29 Falls In Second Round At State Tournament

Bryan Sammons scattered seven hits and Caldwell County Post 29 dropped a 9-7 decision to Wilmington Post 10 in the second round of the North Carolina American Legion State baseball playoffs at M.S. Deal Stadium on Thursday. Wilmington (30-7), the Area 2 second seed, advances to the winner’s bracket where it faces Area 4 top-seed Cherryville Post 100

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Vols Open Fall Camp

Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley opened fall camp on Thursday night with his annual pre-camp media briefing, and for the second consecutive year, the Volunteers will open the season with every player that signed a National Letter

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Crawdads Nip Intimidators In 11

Chris Grayson helped the Hickory Crawdads salvage a split of their four-game series with the Kannapolis Intimidators. His run-scoring single in the bottom of the 11th inning handed the Crawdads a 4-3 win. And with the win, the Crawdads (22-19; 58-52) remain a full game behind the Hagerstown Suns for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic

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Rain Forces Eagles Indoors For Camp Opener

The Georgia Southern University Football team held their first practice of Fall Camp Thursday afternoon but severe weather forced them inside. The Eagles made the best of it by holding walk-through drills inside Hanner Fieldhouse,

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Rogers Appointed as Appalachian’s Pitching Coach

Michael Rogers, a two-time all-America pitcher at NC State and six-year professional baseball veteran, has joined Appalachian State University’s baseball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Billy Jones announced on

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Mountaineers Report for Fall Camp

Appalachian State University football officially reported for fall camp on Thursday, 30 days before the Mountaineers open the 2012 campaign at East Carolina. Ninety-four of the 95 players on the camp roster have been on campus since early July, taking classes and participating in strength training, conditioning and player-led practice sessions. However,

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PC Earns NCAA Full Division I Certification

A process that began five years ago culminated Wednesday when the NCAA Executive Committee voted to approve Presbyterian College's full certification to Division I. Presbyterian College, which began competing as a Division I institution and member of the Big South Conference, was granted provisional status in 2007.  While allowed to play a Division

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Panthers Release Otah

The Panthers terminated the contract of right tackle Jeff Otah on Thursday after he failed his physical. In an unrelated move, the team signed cornerback Nate Ness. The roster stands the maximum of 90 players. Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets on July 23 for a late-round conditional draft pick, but Otah reverted back to the Panthers on July

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Catamount Football Reports to Campus

In preparation for the 2012 season - the first under new head coach Mark Speir - Western Carolina's football student-athletes reported to campus on Thursday. For many, it was simply a return to campus as 87 players were enrolled in the second session of summer school. The report date comes on the heels of Wednesday night's "unofficial" kickoff of the

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LMC Names Hardin New Men's Basketball Coach

Steve Hardin has been named the new head men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College after serving as an assistant on the Bobcat bench for the last two years, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday.
"I am proud to have someone like Steve to step in and continue the great progress Coach Polsgrove created for our men's basketball program at Lees-McRae," praised McPhail. "Steve's relationship with the players, recruiting

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Montana QB Johnson charged

The Sports Network is reporting that University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was formally charged Tuesday with sexual intercourse without consent. Johnson was accused in March of rape. According to the Missoulian, the felony charge for Johnson carries a possible two years to life sentence in prison. He's been suspended from the football

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Greene, Linnville Pace 29ers

Ethan Greene and Drew Bolick combined for a five hitter lifting Caldwell County Post 29 to a 14-1 win over Pitt County Post 39 in opening round of the North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament at M.S. Deal Stadium on Wednesday. The game was called after seven innings as a result of the 10-run mercy rule. Caldwell (27-8), which

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