This time last year, Appalachian State’s running back troubles were really about to start.
A night game on the road against the reigning conference champions was already enticing enough. But as a warm Saturday afternoon turned to evening, Lenoir-Rhyne’s showdown at Wingate took on even more importance.
Dominique Heath used a certain word on Saturday to describe the Appalachian State football team. A few minutes later, Jalin Moore said it too.
Coach Dave Clawson of Wake Forest announced Sunday afternoon that defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel has been fired, roughly 24 hours after the end of a 56-27 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame.
After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover. Five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Finley threw for 377 yards and a touchdown to lead North Carolina State to a 37-20 victory over Marshall on Saturday night.
WINGATE – When it mattered most, the Lenoir-Rhyne defense dug deep and came up with the stops needed to put the Bears alone atop the South Atlantic Conference standings.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Tyree Adams passed for 229 yards and three scores, rushed for 117 more and another touchdown as Western Carolina held on for a 52-50 victory over VMI on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quentin Harris passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns before leaving with an injury as Duke beat North Carolina Central 55-13 on Saturday.
BOONE — After two weeks of waiting, Appalachian State finally got to play a home football game.
The Carolina quarterback found his rhythm, perspective after a weekend off.
Wake Forest’s defense wasn’t expected to be fixed in a week. But it wasn’t expected to be worse.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Antonio Williams ran for two scores while Nathan Elliott threw for two more to help North Carolina beat Pittsburgh 38-35 on Saturday in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne hired Drew Cronic last December in the hope that he would bring his offensive acumen to Hickory and revitalize a Bears offense that spent most of last season on life support. Through three games this year, the former Furman offensive coordinator has already implemented a drastic turnaround.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's trustees have approved a new contract for baseball coach Elliott Avent.
Redshirt sophomore receiver Greg Dortch of Wake Forest has vivid memories of last season’s loss at Notre Dame. It was one that saw cold and wet weather hit South Bend, Ind., saw Notre Dame pile up 710 yards of offense, 10 shy of a program record, and saw the Irish win 48-37, and it wasn’t really that close.
Appalachian State football coach Scott Satterfield was given a two-year contract extension on Friday.
Football is back, and hopefully it can serve as a brief distraction from the devastation of Hurricane Florence across the Carolinas. All four in-state ACC schools are back in action and each has plenty to gain with a victory this week.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is finally back on schedule.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week.
It’s not that going from Wake Forest to the Cincinnati Bengals has been easy for Jessie Bates III.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Nathan Elliott hasn't had the accurate start North Carolina needs from its starting quarterback.
CULLOWHEE — East Burke High 2016 graduate Alexis Lankford figured her softball playing days were over two and a half years ago.
The ACC returns to action this weekend.
Thomas Hennigan was between interviews Wednesday, standing on the sideline and making small talk following practice.
CULLOWHEE — Western Carolina and Alabama have agreed to a one-game contract for a meeting at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., slated for Nov. 23, 2019, the schools officially announced this week as the Crimson Tide unveiled its 2019 football schedule.
Sage Surratt had 80 touchdowns in his famed high school career, so it’s not like he’s a stranger to end zones.
Things to watch in the ACC in Week 4...
HICKORY – Hannah Houston recorded a career-high 17 kills as Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Mars Hill in five sets Tuesday, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.
BOONE — Tae Hayes prefers a busy schedule.
BOSTON (AP) — Louisville is still looking for an heir to Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Boston College and Syracuse had quarterbacks coming back from injuries. Wake Forest was only looking for someone to fill-in while starter Kendall Hinton was suspended and may have found itself a lon…
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State will all collect donations for areas of the state affected by Hurricane Florence.
HICKORY – Ronnie Clifton is one of six Lenoir-Rhyne football players to be honored by the program with weekly accolades, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.
Saying Wake Forest’s offense needs more touchdowns when it gets inside the red zone is one thing.
BOONE — Appalachian State’s football game against Southern Miss scheduled for the 2018 season was officially canceled Tuesday, and it will be a long time before that matchup actually happens in Boone.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kendall Hinton is back for Wake Forest — but as a backup quarterback.
HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University will add five members to its Sports Hall of Fame as Meredith O’Connor, Scott Walker, Taylor Pugh, Benny Moose and Ben Sheffield make up the class of 2018.
Before his graduation from Mount Tabor in 2017, Cam Hunter made a decision about his future.
Look, there’s no debate as to whether Jeff Bzdelik’s tenure at Wake Forest was a disaster. Clearly, it was, and you know it was.
Bill Roth takes a look at the Wake Forest-Boston College game and a look at upcoming games.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southern California transfer Cary Angeline is cleared to play for North Carolina State.
The ACC has announced kickoff times for games on Sept. 29:
A free Saturday should always be appreciated.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Quentin Harris threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start for Duke, and the Blue Devils won 40-27 at Baylor on Saturday while their home state of North Carolina was being inundated with rain from Tropical Storm Florence.
For the second time in less than a week, Lenoir-Rhyne did what good teams are supposed to do to inferior competition: steamroll them.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Connell Young had 171 total yards and two touchdowns to help Western Carolina beat Gardner-Webb 28-10 on Friday night in a game played early because of Hurricane Florence.
BOONE — It made sense that D’Marco Jackson was a little nervous last Saturday. The Appalachian State inside linebacker is one of four freshmen at the position, and all were in line to get significant playing time against Charlotte.