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TSN Releases Walter Payton Award Watch List

Twelve of this year's initial 20 nominees were finalists for the award last year. Their candidacy began again Thursday as the race for the 26th annual Payton Award kicked off with The Sports Network's announcement of a stellar

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Summitt Honored At ESPYs

Joining an incredibly-distinguished list of honorees, Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt became the latest recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award Wednesday night at the ESPYs. The Arthur

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Meet The Heels Set For Aug. 4

The 2012 University of North Carolina football team will host "Meet The Heels" Saturday, August 4, at Kenan Stadium.  Gates will open at 3 p.m. Players will be available for autographs from 4-6 pm.  Defensive players and specialists will sign from 4-5 p.m. and offensive players will sign from 5-6 p.m.  Coach Fedora will be available for autographs from 4-6

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A former North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling champion is heading to the Olympics-- as an official, according to the High Point Enterprise. Stacey Davis, who was a state wrestling champion at High Point Andrews and graduated in 1982, will be a referee in the wrestling competition in London, which is scheduled for August

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Five Bobcats Named To NABC Honors Court

Five members of the Lees-McRae College men's basketball program have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, announced NABC officials Wednesday. Wittenberg University led the nation with eight honorees, while American University had seven selections. Ashford University, Carroll University, Midland

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L-R Men's Swimming Sports Highest GPA In NCAA Division II

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Swimming Team had the highest grade point average for all NCAA Division II schools for the spring semester with a 3.57 and earned Team Scholar All-America honors by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). For all collegiate men's squads, Lenoir-Rhyne ranked second only to Yale

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Four Star Running Back Commits To Heels

The state’s top-ranked running back has made a verbal commitment to play for North Carolina, according to his school’s athletic director. T.J. Logan from Northern Guilford High in Greensboro made his pledge to UNC on Tuesday afternoon over offers from Auburn, California, Clemson, N.C. State, Ohio State, South Carolina (runner-up), Tennessee,

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Kickoff Time, TV Arrangements Set for ASU-Montana

The Southern Conference and ESPN announced on Wednesday that Appalachian State University football’s highly anticipated 2012 home opener versus fellow NCAA Division I FCS power Montana will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 and be televised nationally on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3. The telecast will be produced as part of the SoCon’s live

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SoCon Announces ESPN3 Football Schedule

The Southern Conference announced today (July 11) the league’s 2012 ESPN3 schedule.  As part of the league’s 40-game conference package with ESPN3, the SoCon will produce eight football games.  The conference will select the final two Wildcard games (November 10 & 17) in conjunction with ESPN3 to choose games that figure to have the greatest

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BlueClaws Trip Up 'Dads

The Lakewood BlueClaws evened up their fourp-game series with the Hickory Crawdads with a 9-3 win at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon.  The Crawdads (14-6, 50-39), who saw their lead trimmed to one half-game game over Hagerstown in the North Division, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. With one out, Trever

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UNC Announces New Scoreboard At Boshamer Stadium

Thanks to a generous donation by Carolina letterman Vaughn Bryson along with other Carolina baseball supporters, the University of North Carolina announced plans today to upgrade the scoreboard at Boshamer

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Appalachian At ECU Tailgate Party

The Appalachian Alumni Association has announced its plans for the season opener at East Carolina on Saturday, September 1. The Appalachian Alumni will have a tailgate party fromn 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. between the ECU Softball and Track & Field facilities.  Admission: $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-13 (free for children 4 and under). Enjoy

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Runion On Comeback Trail

Sam Runion has been through the school of hard knocks. Runion, who was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft in 2007, is battling his way back from Tommy John surgery. Runion, who played at A.C. Reynolds High School, is currently playing for the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks (an affiliate of the

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'Dads Start Road Trip On Winning Note

The Hickory Crawdads picked up a huge win to open their eight-game road trip Tuesday night. The Crawdads defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws 5-4 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. The Crawdads (14-5, 50-38) also picked up a game on Lakewood in the North Division race. Hickory leads the BlueClaws by four games for first place; Hagerstown remains

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Sullivan Inducted Into High School HOF

Samford head football coach Pat Sullivan will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame as part of its 2012 class at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Nashville, Tenn. Sullivan, along with four other former athletes, four high school coaches, two officials and one high school speech

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Arrowood Picks Up First Win

It hasn't taken former Appalachian State University pitcher Ryan Arrowood very long to establish himself at the professional level. In just five games with his new team, the Tri City Dust Devils of the Class A Northwest League (a minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies), Arrowood has put

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Another Record Year for Yosef Club in 2011-12

The Yosef Club, Appalachian State University athletics’ fundraising arm, enjoyed its seventh-straight record year in 2011-12, raising $2,720,012 in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. Despite the ongoing difficult economic climate, Yosef Club donations were up 8.7 percent over the previous record of $2,502,351 raised in 2010-11. The 8.7-percent year-over-

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Five Players Named To All-Star Game

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball capped off a successful season by having five players named to the Area 4 East-West All-Star July 21-22 at McDowell High in Marion. Tyler Sturgill, Hunter Isaacs, Justin Greer, Jesse Illich and Carson Isaacs were named to the all-star team. Unfortunately, Illich, Greer and Carson Isaacs will bypass their all-star

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L-R Names Cally Morrill Head Women's Soccer Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne University Director of Athletics Neill McGeachy has announced the hiring of Cally Morrill as Head Women's Soccer Coach. Morrill takes over for Adrian Blewitt, who resigned after five years as Bear mentor to take a

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