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ESPN is reporting that former Mississippi State standout Rodney Hood decided Saturday to transfer to Duke. Hood in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, must sit out next season, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Hood narrowed his transfer options to Ohio State, Memphis, Florida State and Duke. As a freshman last season

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Phillips Joins ASU Softball As Assistant Coach

Appalachian State University head softball coach Shae Wesley announced the addition of former Mountaineer McKenzie Phillips to her coaching staff on Monday. A 2012 Appalachian graduate, Phillips enjoyed a successful playing career with the Apps. As a senior in 2011, she started 49 games at shortstop and ranked second on the team with 16 walks. She

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'Dad Pick Up Third Straight Series Win

The Hickory Crawdads hung on for the 7-6 win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro on Monday night. With the win, the first-place Crawdads have picked up their third straight series win to start the second half of the season, and are 6-2 on the current nine-game road trip, and they own a two-game lead in

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49ers Complete Coaching Staff

Charlotte 49ers football coach Brad Lambert has completed his coaching staff as he hired four assistant coaches Monday. Drew Dayton (inside linebackers), Damien Gary (running backs), Johnson Richardson (tight ends) and John Russell (secondary assistant) will join Lambert's now 10-man staff. The 49ers will play their first season of football in

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Mountaineers Land 193 on SoCon Honor Roll

Appalachian State University saw 193 student-athletes earn a spot on the Southern Conference 2011-12 Honor Roll, the league announced on Monday. The Mountaineers finished with the third-most honorees of any SoCon member institution and featured 10 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the year, also the third-highest total in

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Kelly Joins ASU Volleyball

Appalachian State University volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced another addition to his team for the upcoming 2012 season as Stephanie Kelly (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) will join the Mountaineers.
“Stephanie is a great late addition to our 2012 roster,” said Ginipro. “We wanted to solidify our ball control group and

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The son of former NBA great Micheal Jordan was arrested early on Sunday following a disturbance just outside a downtown hotel in Omaha, Neb. Marcus Jordan, currently a member of the Central Florida University men's basketball team, was arrested after police responded to a call at the Embassy Suites, and found hotel security trying to

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Crawdads Win 13 Inning Marathon Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads topped the Greensboro Grasshoppers 4-2, in 13 innings on Sunday evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. Hickory battled backed from 1-0, and 2-1 deficits to tie the game. The Crawdads scored the tying run in the top of the sixth. Alejandro Selen drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. And the game remained tied until the

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Murrell, Gainey Have Tough Opener With Als

It really didn't go the way they expected. Marques Murrell and Ed Gainey, who played at Appalachian State University, made their Canadian Football League debut with the Montreal Alouettes Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, in a 38-10 season-opening loss to the Stampeders. Murrell and Gainey did not play in Sunday's lopsided loss.

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Warriors Deny Curry A Contract Extention

Point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to spend much of the offseason trying to fix up his often-injured ankles. Curry, who has proven that he's a capable shooter and can also distribute the ball, only played in 26 games last season. He averaged nearly 15 points and five assists a game for a Warriors team that was 23-43 and missed

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Dowdy Has Big Night For White Sox

Jeremy Dowdy had another strong showing for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League Sunday night. Dowdy had three hits and threw out a base runner Sunday night as the White Sox beat the Johnson City Cardinals 6-0 in Bristol, Va. Dowdy, who signed a free agent contract with the Chicago White sox after he selected in the Major

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Watagua Blanks East Burke In Season Finale

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team closed out the regular season riding a four-game winning streak with a 1-0 shutout over East Burke in Icard, N.C. Sunday afternoon. Watauga (12-8-1) coach Bradley Rudisill used six different pitchers in posting the shutout. Hunter Isaacs, who got the start, went two innings and gave up one hit with two

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Callaway Has Big Night On Diamond

Will Callaway, Tyler Tewell and Ryan Arrowood had big nights with their new teams Saturday night. Callaway, who is playing for the Hyannis Habor Hawks in the collegiate Cape Cod League, belted a walk off three-run homer Saturday night, leading the Hawks to a 9-6 win against the Harwich Mariners. That blow was Callaway's first home run of the year and it

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Mitchell Places Fourth in Heat, Eleventh Overall

A day after running a personal all-time best 20.47, former WCU track & field sprinter Manteo Mitchell competed in the semifinals of the 200-meter  dash tonight at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Needing to finish in the top two in his heat or run one of the next two fastest times overall, Mitchell placed

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'Hoppers Double Up Hickory

The Greensboro Grasshoppers edged the Hickory Crawdads, 4-2, at NewBridge Bank Park on Saturday night. The Grasshoppers (5-5, 51-29) snapped a 2-2 tie against losing pitcher Arlett Mavare (2-3) in the bottom of the sixth. Tony Caldwell was hit by a pitch to start the inning, then took second on a balk.  One out later, he darted home on an

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Mountaineers Eyeing Auburn Assistant

According to Skipper’s Dugout, Appalachian State University is considering Auburn assistant coach Link Jarrett as possibly its new baseball coach. Link has been an assistant coach with the Tigers the last three years, If he's hired, Jarrett would replace Chris Pollard, who left June 14 to take over the baseball program at Duke. Jarrett, a two-time

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Former Cougar Named Triple-A All-Star

Heath Hembree, who played at College of Charleston for two seasons, has been named a Pacific Coast League All-Star. Hembree, who is a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, is 13-for-15 in save opportunities with a 1-1 record and a 4.13 ERA. He is holding opponents to a .188 batting average in his first season in the PCL and the triple-A

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The 4th Annual Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament was held June 23-24, and according to coordinator Marty Lambert, "the tournament was a huge success."  In all, 32 teams and more than 350 players competed for championships in four baseball and two softball age divisions. There were more than 50 games played on multiple ball

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Junior Legion Announces Time Change

Watauga Junior American Legion baseball coach Bradley Rudisill has announced a schedule change concerning Sunday's season finale against East Burke in Icard. The teams were scheduled to play a double header beginning at 3 p.m., but because of the recent heat wave, the game has been moved to a seven-inning, single-game Full Story

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