NEWS & SPORTS

NEWS

January 10, 2023
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard 1/10/2023 Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final New Orleans 132 Washington 112 Final Boston 107 Chicago 99 Final Milwaukee 111 New York 107 Final Memphis 121 San Antonio 113 Final Denver 122 L.A. Lakers 109 Final Sacramento 136 Orlando 111 ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Philadelphia 4 Buffalo 0 Final Seattle 4 Montreal 0 Final Nashville 3 Ottawa 0 Final Los Angeles 6 Edmonton 3 ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final (1)Georgia 65 (3)TCU 7 ___ TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Detroit at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Utah 9 p.m. Orlando at Portland 10 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Columbus at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. Minnesota at N-Y Rangers 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina 7 p.m. Seattle at Buffalo 7 p.m. Vancouver at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Detroit 7 p.m. Dallas at N-Y Islanders 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis 8 p.m. San Jose at Arizona 9 p.m. Florida at Colorado 9:30 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Oklahoma at (2)Kansas 9 p.m. Vanderbilt at (5)Tennessee 9 p.m. Oklahoma St. at (11)Kansas St. 7 p.m. North Carolina at (13)Virginia 9 p.m. Texas Tech at (14)Iowa St. 8 p.m. Michigan St. at (18)Wisconsin 7 p.m. (21)Auburn at Mississippi 9 p.m. Nevada at (23)San Diego St. 11 p.m.
January 10, 2023
News Summary
Summary News: 1/10/2023   Rain to persist as storm weary Californians face evacuations LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a relentless string of California storms is swamping roads, battering coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing the evacuation of thousands in towns with histories of deadly mudslides. At least 14 people have died since the storms began last week, including two people killed by falling trees. Forecasters expect the rain to continue through Tuesday after dumping up to 14 inches at higher elevations in central and Southern California. The storm on Monday prompted evacuation orders for 10,000 people along the central California coast, including the entire town of Montecito — home to Prince Harry and other celebrities — which saw 23 people killed in a mudslide five years ago.   ‘What madness looks like’: Russia intensifies Bakhmut attack KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russian forces are escalating their onslaught against Ukrainian positions around the wrecked eastern city of Bakhmut. The officials say the intense attack is bringing new levels of death and devastation in the grinding, monthslong battle for control of eastern Ukraine that is part of Moscow’s wider war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said there is “almost no life left” around Bakhmut and the nearby Donetsk province city of Soledar. He added that ”this is what madness looks like.” A deputy Ukrainian defense minister says Russian forces are advancing “literally on […]
January 10, 2023
Financial News
  Business / Financial News: 1/10/2023   House GOP kicks off majority with vote to slash IRS funding WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have began their tenure in the majority by passing a bill that would rescind nearly $71 billion that Congress had provided the IRS. Monday’s action fulfills a campaign promise, though the legislation is unlikely to advance any further. That funding was on top of what Congress provides the IRS annually through the appropriations process. Shortly before the vote, the Congressional Budget Office projected that rescinding the IRS funding would increase deficits over the coming decade by more than $114 billion. Republicans argued that revenue collected through increased enforcement would help finance what they called reckless spending.       China economy recovering but hampered by virus outbreaks BEIJING (AP) — The most optimistic forecasts say China’s business and consumer activity might revive as early as the first quarter of this year. But before that happens, entrepreneurs and families face a painful squeeze from a surge in cases that has left employers without enough healthy workers. It’s also kept wary customers away from shopping malls, restaurants, hair salons and gyms. Forecasters say the abrupt decision by President Xi Jinping’s government to end controls that shut down factories and kept millions of people at home will move up the timeline for economic recovery, but might disrupt activity this year as businesses scramble to adapt.     UK space industry […]
January 9, 2023
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Washington 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver 9 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento 10 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Philadelphia at Buffalo 7 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Montreal 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL (3)TCU at (1)Georgia 7:30 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Oral Roberts at (21)New Mexico 9 p.m. ___
January 9, 2023
AP-NC Newswatch
Latest North Carolina News: 1/9/2023 WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Along Wilmington’s South Seventh Street, a push is underway to establish a historic district to preserve a neighborhood with key ties to the history of Wilmington’s Black community. Among the movement’s top goals are repairing and preserving The Wilmington Journal and Gregory Congregational Church along with establishing a center for the community’s young people, said Kojo Nantambu, the pastor of Wilmington’s Temple of Truth, Light and Life church and a community activist. Nantambu is one of several Black community leaders across North Carolina who have talked off and on in recent years about establishing a new historic district along Seventh Street, he said. Initially, the group focused on repairs to The Wilmington Journal – a newspaper that has historically served the city’s Black community. The Journal’s office, which is located on Seventh Street between Nun and Church streets, saw significant damage during Hurricanes Florence and Matthew. The paper, which began publishing in 1927, raised $95,000 through a telethon and an online fundraiser to buy its building outright and repair the damage. As local Black leaders discussed restoring The Wilmington Journal, they recognized Gregory Congregational Church – another “milestone” in the Black community – sat just around the corner from the newspaper’s offices, Nantambu said. Gregory Normal School, which sat near the present-day Gregory Congregational Church, was the first school in Wilmington that allowed Black students after the Civil War, Nantambu said. […]
January 9, 2023
Financial News
  Business / Financial News: 1/9/2023 Stocks climb on Wall Street, adding to gains made last week NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in morning trading on Wall Street Monday, gaining more ground following the market’s first weekly gain in five weeks. Technology stocks were posting some of the biggest gains, and energy stocks rose along with crude oil prices. Macy’s sank after tempering its sales forecast for its current quarter late Friday. Later this week big U.S. companies will start reporting their results for the last three months of the year, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and UnitedHealth. The S&P 500 was up 0.9% in morning trading Monday. The Nasdaq and the Dow also gained ground.   Pfizer’s Paxlovid not included in China’s national insurance TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China will not include Pfizer’s COVID-19 treatment drug in a national reimbursement list that would have allowed patients to get it at a cheaper price, saying it was too expensive. The oral medicine Paxlovid developed by New York-based drugmaker Pfizer has been widely sought after in China since the country began phasing out its “zero-COVID” restrictions and infections started surging. China will include two other domestic COVID-19 drugs in the reimbursement list. Policymakers can leverage bulk purchases to lower prices in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies that, in turn, can net a steady source of revenue. A drug must be included on the reimbursement list to be covered by the […]
January 5, 2023
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Memphis 131 Charlotte 107 Final Cleveland 90 Phoenix 88 Final Orlando 126 Oklahoma City 115 Final OT Philadelphia 129 Indiana 126 Final New York 117 San Antonio 114 Final New Orleans 119 Houston 108 Final Chicago 121 Brooklyn 112 Final OT Milwaukee 104 Toronto 101 Final Minnesota 113 Portland 106 Final Detroit 122 Golden State 119 Final Atlanta 120 Sacramento 117 Final L.A. Lakers 112 Miami 109 ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final New Jersey 5 Detroit 1 Final Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 1 Final Anaheim 2 Dallas 0 ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final Providence 73 (4)UConn 61 Final Georgia Tech 76 (12)Miami 70 Final (13)Arkansas 74 (20)Missouri 68 Final NC State 84 (16)Duke 60 Final (17)TCU 88 (19)Baylor 87 Final Georgia 76 (22)Auburn 64 Final (23)Coll. of Charleston 92 NC A&T 79 Final (25)Iowa St. 63 Oklahoma 60 ___ TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Memphis at Orlando 7 p.m. Boston at Dallas 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver 10 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Arizona at Philadelphia 7 p.m. N-Y Rangers at Montreal 7 p.m. Nashville at Carolina 7 p.m. Seattle at Toronto 7 p.m. St. Louis at New Jersey 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus 7 p.m. N-Y Islanders at Edmonton 9 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver 10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vegas 10 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. […]
January 5, 2023
Financial News
  Business / Financial News: Best of CES 2023: Wireless TV, delivery robots and in-car VR LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech companies of all sizes are showing off their latest products at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics show. The Las Vegas show is getting back to normal after going completely virtual in 2021 and seeing a significant drop in 2022 attendance because of the pandemic. LG unveiled a 97-inch OLED TV with what it calls a Zero Connect Box that streams content wirelessly. Ottonomy showed its latest delivery robot, which has a self-dispensing feature that means a package can be delivered even if someone’s not there to collect it. And holoride showed off a VR headset it says can prevent car sickness in passengers.   CES 2023: Russian exhibitors barred from displaying tech LAS VEGAS (AP) — CES is not allowing Russian exhibitors to display their products at the annual tech show because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. A spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, the trade group putting together the event, said the move has only impacted one potential exhibitor. The spokesperson says no Russian exhibitors were present at last year’s show, but four attended virtually in 2021. Some Ukrainian tech companies and startups will display their gadgets at the Las Vegas show. Its expected to draw in up to 100,000 attendees by the time it concludes Sunday.   Wall Street listless ahead of two days […]
January 4, 2023
AP Scorecard
  AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Indiana at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando 7 p.m. Phoenix at Cleveland 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at New York 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Chicago 8 p.m. Houston at New Orleans 8 p.m. Portland at Minnesota 8 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento 10 p.m. Detroit at Golden State 10 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers 10 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE New Jersey at Detroit 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim 10 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (4)UConn at Providence 8:30 p.m. (12)Miami at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. (20)Missouri at (13)Arkansas 8:30 p.m. (16)Duke at NC State 7 p.m. (17)TCU at (19)Baylor 9 p.m. (22)Auburn at Georgia 6:30 p.m. (23)Coll. of Charleston at NC A&T 5 p.m. (25)Iowa St. at Oklahoma 7 p.m. ___
January 4, 2023
AP-NC Newswatch
Latest North Carolina News:   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. executives on Tuesday blamed a convergence of widespread extreme cold, higher than projected demand, malfunctioning plant equipment and the inability to buy power elsewhere for rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve — the first for the company in the Carolinas. Addressing state electric regulators, company leaders apologized because about 500,000 customers, or 11%, of its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress subsidiary customers were subjected to the designed temporary outages, often with little notice. While power was restored to everyone before the sun went down Dec. 24, morning temperatures fell into the single digits and afternoon highs failed to reach freezing in many areas. “I want to express how sorry we are for what our customers experienced,” Duke Energy Carolinas CEO Julie Janson told the North Carolina Utilities Commission at a briefing. “We own what happened. We have set out on a path to ensure that if we’re faced with similar challenges, we will see a different outcome and provide a better customer experience.” The outages came a day after 300,000 customers lost power amid plummeting temperatures and high winds that knocked down lines as a monster winter storm approached the East Coast. Restoration was nearly complete by that evening. At that time, the two subsidiaries for the Charlotte-based utility still projected having enough energy production reserves to meet peak demand the next morning, said Sam Holeman, a transmission system […]
January 4, 2023
Financial News
  Financial News: Best of CES 2023: Electric skates, pet tech and AI for birds LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech companies of all sizes are showing off their latest products at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics show. The show is getting back to normal after going virtual in 2021 and experiencing a significant drop in 2022 attendance because of the pandemic. Exhibitors range from big names including Sony and LG to tiny startups. You might see the next big thing or something that will never make it past the prototype stage. Highlights of a media preview included an AI-connected bird feeder, electric inline skates and temporary digital tattoos.   Meta fined 390M euros in latest European privacy crackdown LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators have hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines for privacy violations and banned the company from forcing users in the 27-nation bloc to agree to personalized ads based on their online activity. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission imposed two fines Wednesday totaling 390 million euros. Its decision on the two cases that could shake up Meta’s business model targeting users with ads based on what they do online. It’s the commission’s latest punishment for Meta for data privacy infringements, following four other fines for the company since 2021 totaling more than 900 million euros.   Twitter says it will relax ban on political advertising Twitter says it will ease up its 3-year-old […]
January 3, 2023
AP Scorecard
  AP-Scorecard Jan 3, 2023 3:14 PM – words Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Boston at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee 8 p.m. Sacramento at Utah 9 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Arizona at Florida 7 p.m. Buffalo at Washington 7 p.m. Carolina at N-Y Rangers 7 p.m. Columbus at Ottawa 7 p.m. St. Louis at Toronto 7 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg 8 p.m. Montreal at Nashville 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Edmonton 9 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles 10 p.m. N-Y Islanders at Vancouver 10 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (3)Kansas at Texas Tech 9 p.m. Kansas St. at (6)Texas 9 p.m. Mississippi at (7)Alabama 9 p.m. Mississippi St. at (8)Tennessee 7 p.m. (11)Virginia at Pittsburgh 9 p.m. Minnesota at (14)Wisconsin 9 p.m. (21)New Mexico at Fresno St. 11 p.m. ___
January 3, 2023
AP-NC Newswatch
Latest North Carolina News:   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three construction workers were killed and two others were hurt when scaffolding collapsed in an industrial accident at a job site in Charlotte, North Carolina. WBTV reports that the collapse happened Monday morning at a construction site on East Morehead Street just outside of uptown Charlotte. Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said during a brief news conference that several of the workers fell about 70 feet. He said the two injured workers were taken to a hospital to be evaluated. He said all work at the site has been suspended while the incident is being investigated. Story Body CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three construction workers were killed and two others were hurt on Monday when scaffolding collapsed in an industrial accident at a job site in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities said. The scaffolding collapsed just after 9 a.m. at a construction site on East Morehead Street, sending several construction workers falling about 70 feet (21 meters), Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said during a news conference. Gilmore said the two injured workers were taken to a hospital to be evaluated. He said all work at the site has been suspended while the incident is investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
January 3, 2023
Financial News
  Financial News:   CES 2023: Tech world to gather and show off gadgets NEW YORK (AP) — The annual tech industry event formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is returning to Las Vegas this week with the hope that it looks more like it did before the coronavirus pandemic. The show changed its name to CES several years ago to better reflect the changing industry and the event, which had expanded beyond audio and video to include automotive, digital health, smart phones, wearables and other technologies. Companies and startups will showcase innovations in virtual reality, robotics and consumer tech items to the media and others in the tech industry. The show is not open to the general public. Organizers say their goal is to draw 100,000 attendees.   FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to fraud NEW YORK (AP) — FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court to charges that he cheated investors and looted customer deposits on his cryptocurrency trading platform. Bankman-Fried entered the plea Tuesday in his first appearance before a judge who set a tentative trial date of Oct. 2 for trial. He is accused of defrauding investors by illegally diverting massive sums of customer money from FTX to make lavish real estate purchases, donate money to politicians and make risky trades at Alameda Research, his cryptocurrency hedge fund trading firm. Bankman-Fried was released from custody with electronic monitoring […]
November 10, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
  Latest North Carolina News:   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans appeared to fall just short in Tuesday’s General Assembly elections of gaining large enough majorities to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes on their own. But their seat gains eroded further the Democrats’ ability to block bills on abortion and other highly contested legislation. The Senate GOP increased their seats to the number needed to have a veto-proof majority. But Speaker Tim Moore said that House Republicans were one seat shy of a similar threshold. Moore said Wednesday he’s confident House Republicans can get help from Democrats in an override. But that could be more difficult on abortion restrictions, which Cooper and other Democrats campaigned against.   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they’re shuttling the idea of Medicaid expansion to 2023, rather than attempting to negotiate a bill that could be voted on by December. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger said so on Wednesday. The House and Senate approved several months ago competing bills designed to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Republicans have disagreed over whether additional health care access changes should be attached to expansion. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s office criticized the delay as “wasteful, irresponsible and cruel.” South Dakota voters on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment directing the state to accept expansion.

SPORTS

February 3, 2023

FB: A.J. Howard Returns Home as App State Assistant Coach

  Feb. 3, 2023   Contact: Joey Jones (jo*****@ap******.edu)   Secondary contact: Bret Strelow (st******@ap******.edu)   ONLINE: https://appstatesports.com/news/2023/2/3/football-a-j-howard-returns-home-as-app-state-assistant-coach.aspx   BOONE, N.C. — Former App State and NFL standout A.J. Howard is returning home to be a defensive assistant coach with the Mountaineers, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday.   After a standout career in Boone as a three-year starting safety, Howard won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the 2018-19 New England Patriots. He has since served as a graduate assistant coach at Louisville and an area scout for the Patriots.   “We’re excited to welcome A.J., his wife, Sammie, and their son, Duke, back to Boone,” Clark said. “A.J. brings tremendous experience as a former player in our program and a Super Bowl champion. He has earned the opportunity to be a full-time coach as a great leader, a teacher of the game and a tireless worker. He loves App State, and we’re glad he’s back here with us on the mountain.”   Howard spent the last two years as a Southeast area scout for the Patriots, with whom he played in 2019. He also spent time on the rosters of the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions before earning his first coaching position as a graduate assistant on Scott Satterfield’s Louisville staff in 2020. He worked with the UL defense during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, helping the defense double its […]
February 3, 2023

FB: App State Hires Travis Cunningham as Assistant Coach

  BOONE, N.C. — App State Football has hired Travis Cunningham as a defensive assistant coach, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday.   Cunningham coached WKU’s inside linebackers during the 2022 season after working with recently hired App State defensive coordinator Scot Sloan as Georgia Southern’s inside linebackers coach in a 3-4 scheme from 2018-21.   “We’re excited to welcome Travis, his wife, Kelly, and their sons, Brooks and Blake, to the App Family,” Clark said. “Travis has been an impressive defensive coach throughout his career. He aligns with our program’s values, and he will be an asset as a teacher of the game and a mentor to our young men.”   Cunningham played at Gardner-Webb from 1999-2000 and then coached at his alma mater for the next 17 seasons, adding defensive coordinator in its 3-4 scheme to his duties for his final two seasons with the Runnin’ Bulldogs.   Last year, during a 9-5 season for WKU, the Hilltoppers ranked in the top 30 nationally in interceptions (nine), passing yards allowed per game (No. 23 at 182.3) and pass efficiency defense (No. 12 at 105.87) while allowing just 22.8 points per game and 369.0 yards per game.   “I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Coach Clark and Doug Gillin for this tremendous opportunity,” Cunningham said. “My family and I are so excited to be a part of the App State family, and I’m ready to get to […]
February 3, 2023

ATH: App State Announces Baseball and Softball Streaming Schedules

  BOONE, N.C. – As the spring sports season approaches, App State Athletics has announced the 2023 streaming schedule for baseball and softball games.   App State will stream 37 games this spring, including 22 home baseball games and 15 home softball contests.   The broadcast season will kick off when the baseball team plays their first game at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium, Saturday, February 25, against North Carolina A&T at 1 p.m. Softball will make their ESPN+ season debut when they take on ACC foe North Carolina, Wednesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium.   A total of 24 baseball and softball games against Sun Belt Conference opponents will air on ESPN+ this spring. For baseball, that includes contests against Georgia State, ULM, Old Dominion, James Madison, and Arkansas State. Softball will face conference opponents Marshall, Texas State, Georgia State, and Coastal Carolina on ESPN+.   ESPN+ is currently a $9.99/month subscription that can be downloaded at espnplus.com or from any app store via iPhone or Android phones OR on a streaming device like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, etc. Fans can save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month.   Click here for more information on how to watch Mountaineer sporting events throughout the year.   Baseball   Date (Time) Opponent Platform February 25 ( […]
February 1, 2023

ATH: Yosef Club Brings in Record Donations in 2022

  BOONE, N.C. – The Mountaineers Athletic Fund raised more than $14 million for App State Athletics in 2022, including a record $5.79 million via the Yosef Club.   The Mountaineers Athletic Fund comprises the areas of major gifts (Leadership Society) and annual giving (Yosef Club). The Yosef Club’s 2022 revenue increased by more than $1 million, or 21%, over the previous year.   “Our ability to provide a world-class experience for App State student-athletes is directly reliant on investment from our faithful Mountaineer supporters,” Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “We could not be more thankful for App Nation’s continued support of student-athlete scholarships and helping raise App State Athletics to new heights. The future is bright on the mountain!”   Yosef Club memberships more than doubled from 2021 to 2022, with a record total of 9,348 Yosef Club donors last year. That included 5,383 Student Yosef Club members, another record-shattering mark. Even when only accounting for non-student memberships, the Yosef Club grew by 16% year over year.   One of the most fruitful vehicles for the increase in giving was the Mountaineer Scholarship Incentive (MSI), an incentive program that rewards donors for increasing their annual gift to the Yosef Club from the previous year by awarding them double points for their increased contribution. The program awards double points for every $100 increased from the previous year (six points per $100 vs. the normal three points per $100). The MSI program raised […]
January 30, 2023

Husky Schedule for Week of 1-30-23

  Monday 1/30/2023 Indoor Track @ JDL   Tuesday 1/31/2023 Basketball @ Hibriten (4:00)   Wednesday 2/1/2023 Basketball @ Draughn (4:00)   Thursday 2/2/2023 Indoor Track @ Surry Central   Friday 2/3/2023 Basketball HOME vs Freedom (4:00) Parks and Recreation Night
January 23, 2023
Husky Sports for week of 1-23-23
  Monday 1/23/2023 NO EVENTS   Tuesday 1/24/2023 NO EVENTS   Wednesday 1/25/2023 Swimming @ Watauga   Thursday 1/26/2023 Indoor Track Meet at Alexander Central   Friday 1/27/2023 Basketball Home vs Alexander Central (4:00)      
January 18, 2023
FB: App State Adds Cabral as Defensive Line Coach
  BOONE, N.C. — App State Football has hired Victor Cabral as an assistant coach to oversee the Mountaineers’ defensive line, head coach Shawn Clark announced Wednesday.   Cabral worked with recently hired defensive coordinator Scot Sloan as Georgia Southern’s defensive line coach from 2018-21. He also served as the Eagles’ recruiting coordinator from 2019-21.   “We’re excited to welcome Vic, his wife, Erin, and their children, Zac and Lucy, to the App Family,” Clark said. “Vic has a great track record of developing defensive linemen after his days as a standout lineman himself. He will bring great energy and passion to our staff.”   A standout defensive lineman at Georgia Southern from 2000-04, Cabral spent 11 years on the Eagles’ coaching staff over three different stints and also has coached at Samford and Georgia Military College.   “Thank you to Coach Clark, Doug Gillin and Chancellor Everts for the opportunity to coach at one of the premier programs in all of college football,” Cabral said. “My family and I are fired up to join the App State Family and community. I am most excited to get to know and build a relationship with the defensive line! Ready to get to work!”   Several of Cabral’s pupils at his various stops have enjoyed time in the NFL, including Raymond Johnson III, Ahmad Gooden, Michael Pierce and Brent Russell.   Under Cabral’s tutelage in 2020, Johnson earned All-America honors after recording 14.5 […]
January 17, 2023
FB: Ponce Returns to App State as Offensive Coordinator
  BOONE, N.C. — App State has hired Frank Ponce to rejoin head coach Shawn Clark’s staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Clark announced Monday.   Ponce served as the Mountaineers’ co-offensive coordinator (passing game) and quarterbacks coach for six seasons from 2013-18 and then as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2021. He was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Hurricanes in his hometown during the 2022 season.   Over the course of his two previous stints in Boone, Ponce helped the Mountaineers win three Sun Belt Championships and reach another Sun Belt title game, as well as lead offenses that broke several school records.   “We’re excited to welcome back a man that is very familiar to everyone in our program,” Clark said. “Frank’s resumé speaks for itself, and he knows what it takes to win championships at App State. I’m glad to have him back directing our offense and quarterback room.”   As App State’s offensive coordinator in 2021, Ponce oversaw quarterback Chase Brice set a single-season program record for passing yards (3,337) as the Mountaineers extended their FBS-leading streak of consecutive years with a 1,000-yard rusher to 10 while averaging 34.5 points per game. The offense helped App State post a 10-win regular season and win the Sun Belt’s East Division title. “I’m incredibly grateful to Coach Clark, Doug Gillin and Chancellor Everts for welcoming me back,” Ponce said. “I’m truly excited […]
January 16, 2023
Husky Sports Schedule for Week of 1-16-23
  Monday 1/16/23 NO EVENTS   Tuesday 1/17/23 Basketball @ South Caldwell (4:00) Wrestling Home vs South Caldwell (5:30)   Wednesday 1/18/23 Swimming @ Freedom Indoor Track @ Bunker Hill   Thursday 1/19/23 NO EVENTS   Friday 1/20/23 Basketball Home vs Watauga (4:00)   Saturday 1/21/23 Wrestling Northwest Conference Tournament @ HIbriten (9:00 am)          
January 13, 2023
FB: Sloan Returns to App State as Defensive Coordinator
    BOONE, N.C. — Scot Sloan, who helped App State Football rise to prominence in its unprecedented transition from the FCS to FBS ranks, is returning to Boone as defensive coordinator, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday.   Sloan will oversee a Mountaineer defense that was annually rated among college football’s best during his time on staff from 2010-17.   “We are excited to welcome Scot and his family back to Boone,” Clark said. “Scot played a key role in our championship success and recruiting during his first stint here. He has coordinated successful defenses with multiple programs, and he will instill a tough, sound, disciplined approach for our defense moving forward.”   Before spending last season as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for an Army team that ranked third nationally in passing yards allowed, he was the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Georgia Southern from 2018-21.   “I would like to thank Coach Clark, Doug Gillin and Chancellor Everts for this opportunity to return to App State,” Sloan said. “The eight years that my family and I spent at App State earlier in my career were very special years. My wife Stephanie and I are very excited to rejoin the Mountaineer family. I am looking forward to meeting all of the players and to building a relationship with them. I can’t wait to take the field again at The Rock!”   A veteran defensive coach with 30+ years of experience, Sloan has […]
January 12, 2023
FB: Mountaineers Add 8 Division I Transfers for Spring Semester
    BOONE, N.C. — App State Football has added eight transfers as early enrollees with the 2023 spring semester beginning next week, head coach Shawn Clark announced Thursday. The newcomers with previous Division I football experience are, listed in alphabetical order: Shawn Collins (DE, Rutgers), Michael Fletcher (DE, Michigan State), Scoobie Ford (WR, Mississippi State), Tyrek Funderburk (CB, Richmond), Maquel Haywood (RB, Navy), Makai Jackson (WR, Saint Francis), Jack Murphy (OL, Marshall) and Jarrett Paul (SAF, Kansas). Additionally, 11 members of the December signing class (high school prospects and junior college transfers) are enrolling early and starting classes next week. Those newcomers are, listed alphabetically: Joey Aguilar (QB), Kason Boston (DE), Jaylon Calhoun (RB), Cahari Haynes (LB), Nate Johnson (DE), Mitchell Lake (P), Chris Lawson Jr. (WR), Mason McHugh (QB), AJ Mebane (DE), Jalik Thomas (SAF) and Trenton Alan Yowe (CB). With 19 total newcomers enrolling this month, plus eight December signees who will arrive later, that group of 27 newcomers to date includes five defensive ends, four safeties, four receivers, three cornerbacks, three linebackers, two quarterbacks, two running backs, two offensive linemen, one tight end and one punter. Below are bios for the eight Division I transfers. Click HERE for bios on the 19 signees from December. Shawn Collins — DE 6-5, 250 Montclair, N.J. (Rutgers) Prior to App State: Member of Rutgers’ program for three seasons and appeared in six games during a 2022 season that was officially his […]
January 11, 2023
Husky Track and Field Results
    The Indoor Track team travelled to Surry Central High School on Tuesday to compete against Surry Central, East Surry, and East Wilkes. The following athletes set new personal best marks for their events: Emily Hartsoe in Shot put winning the event and breaking her own school record. Sawyer Greene in High Jump, 300 meter, and 55 meter hurdles winning the hurdles event Addison Dollar in Shot put Eli Coldiron in Shot Put Emmi Cheek in the 55 meter and 300 meter winning both events as well as winning the 55 meter hurdles Hayden Beamer in the 55 meter Sherry Billings in the 1600 meter winning the event Abilene Dollar in the 1600 meter Trey Blevins in the 500 meter Abby McClure in the 1000 meter winning the event Kaden Miller in the 1000 meter Sebastian Albino in the 300 meter Noah Farmer also won the 1600 meter Jezik Martin won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump.   The indoor track team will travel to Bunker Hill next week for an invitational meet on Wednesday.  
January 10, 2023
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard 1/10/2023 Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final New Orleans 132 Washington 112 Final Boston 107 Chicago 99 Final Milwaukee 111 New York 107 Final Memphis 121 San Antonio 113 Final Denver 122 L.A. Lakers 109 Final Sacramento 136 Orlando 111 ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Philadelphia 4 Buffalo 0 Final Seattle 4 Montreal 0 Final Nashville 3 Ottawa 0 Final Los Angeles 6 Edmonton 3 ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final (1)Georgia 65 (3)TCU 7 ___ TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE ___ NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Detroit at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Utah 9 p.m. Orlando at Portland 10 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Columbus at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. Minnesota at N-Y Rangers 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina 7 p.m. Seattle at Buffalo 7 p.m. Vancouver at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Detroit 7 p.m. Dallas at N-Y Islanders 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis 8 p.m. San Jose at Arizona 9 p.m. Florida at Colorado 9:30 p.m. ___ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Oklahoma at (2)Kansas 9 p.m. Vanderbilt at (5)Tennessee 9 p.m. Oklahoma St. at (11)Kansas St. 7 p.m. North Carolina at (13)Virginia 9 p.m. Texas Tech at (14)Iowa St. 8 p.m. Michigan St. at (18)Wisconsin 7 p.m. (21)Auburn at Mississippi 9 p.m. Nevada at (23)San Diego St. 11 p.m.
January 10, 2023
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports 1/10/2023 No. 1 Georgia bullies TCU 65-7 to win 2nd consecutive title INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 to become the first team to win consecutive College Football Playoff national championships. The Bulldogs became the first repeat champs since Alabama went back-to-back a decade ago and left no doubt that they have replaced the Crimson Tide as the new bullies on the block. TCU, the first Cinderella team of the CFP era, never had a chance against the Georgia juggernaut and suffered the most lopsided loss in a national title game dating to the start of the BCS in 1998.   Bennett, Bowers lead champion Bulldogs’ demolition of TCU INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stetson Bennett and Brock Bowers showed off their remarkable partnership one last time in the College Football Playoff championship game. Bowers caught seven passes for 152 yards and a touchdown from Bennett during Georgia’s 65-7 demolition of TCU. Bennett walked on at Georgia nearly six years ago and caught a ride for the Bulldogs’ remarkable growth into the sport’s dominant program. Bowers arrived two years ago from the West Coast, and the tight end has known nothing but championships during his brief tenure. Bowers epitomizes the Bulldogs’ present and future in their ability to recruit anywhere and turn anybody into […]
January 9, 2023
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports 1/9/2023 Analysis: Teammates gave Damar Hamlin the ultimate tribute An emotional week for the NFL filled with fear, tears, prayer and uncertainty ended with exciting games, dramatic finishes and a celebration for Damar Hamlin. When Hamlin left the stadium in an ambulance Monday night fighting for his life, football didn’t matter. A pivotal game between the Bills and Bengals suddenly was irrelevant. The primary concern for players, coaches, the league and fans around the world became Hamlin’s health. The 24-year-old Bills safety went into cardiac arrest after making a tackle and needed to be resuscitated on the field in a scary scene witnessed by millions watching “Monday Night Football.” For a couple days, it was unknown when the NFL would resume playing.   NFL playoffs: Seahawks are in field after Lions stun Packers The NFL’s Week 18 saved its best drama for the final game of the weekend. The Detroit Lions rallied to beat Green Bay 20-16 on Sunday night to deny quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers a spot in the postseason. The Lions were eliminated from playoff contention earlier Sunday when the Seahawks beat the Rams, but played the role of the spoiler. Instead of the Packers, it’s the Seahawks who will be the No. 7 seed in the NFC. They’ll travel to face division rival San Francisco in next weekend’s wild-card round.   Shiffrin can break Vonn’s record — if she can […]

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