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NEW ORLEANS — With an App State-themed walkup song accompanying their entrance — Luke Combs sings about "cheering on the Mountaineers" in "The Way I Talk" — the Sun Belt Media Day press conference officially began Thursday for head coach Shawn Clark, offensive lineman Baer Hunter and linebacker D'Marco Jackson.

BOONE, N.C. — App State's Baer Hunter has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation's top center.

ASHEVILLE- Friday night’s game between the Asheville Tourists and the Hickory Crawdads has been suspended in the top of the second inning due to heavy rain. Both teams were held without a run in the first inning and the Crawdads have a runner at first base with two outs in the top of the second.

BOONE, N.C. — App State's Henry Pearson has been named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the nation's best college tight end.