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It didn't take long for App State to find a quarterback after starter Zac Thomas forgos his final year of eligibility; but the Apps are in the market for a new offensive coordinator and a quarterbacks coach; two Mountaineers earn All-American honors; the Watauga High volleyball team postpones a pair of games. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines, please click on the link below....

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Herald & Review in Decatur, IL., is reporting that new University of Illinois football coach Bret Bielema has made his first coaching staff hire on Monday by naming Tony Petersen from Appalachian State as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

App State Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Tony Petersen is leaving for a return trip to the Big 10; more accolades for Mountaineers Shemar Jean-Charles and Ryan Neuzil; Watauga High volleyball puts its 64-game Northwestern Conference winning streak on the line tonight against Alexander Central; the San Diego Padres land another big-name pitcher. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines, please click on the links below....

The App State wrestling team has its sights on another Southern Conference title, and they have the lineup and the talent to back it up; Lees McRae cycling picks up two more recruits for the Class of '21; Wake Forest men's basketball will play its first game in more than a month on New Year's Eve. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines, please click on the link below....