Tonight they play Wofford. Saturday 11/8 is Chattanooga, Saturday 11/15 is ELON and the final game is Saturday 11/22 W. Carolina.
The 2010 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represents Appalachian State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The team is led by head coach Jerry Moore in his 22nd season and play their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium. They are members of the Southern Conference.
Wofford College sponsors 18 sports for men's and women's programs. The Terriers also compete in the Southern Conference, and have been a part of the league since the 1997–98 academic year. Wofford and the other SoCon members play football in the Football Championship Subdivision. Prior to the 1995–96 year, the Terriers played in Division II in all sports, and until the 1988–89 period, Wofford's athletic teams were members of the NAIA. The football team plays in Gibbs Stadium. The basketball team plays in Benjamin Johnson Arena.
The Wofford campus is also the site of the training camp of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, whose owner, Jerry Richardson, is a Wofford alumnus.
The Terriers have won three Southern Conference football championships. Wofford won the 2003 championship outright, and shared the 2007 and 2010 championships with Appalachian State. In 2007, Wofford was the conference champion and earned the automatic tournament bid based on winning the head to head matchup, however, Appalachian State received the automatic bid in 2010. The Terriers have made the I-AA/FCS playoffs 4 times. Wofford advanced the farthest in 2003, advancing to the semifinals before losing to Delaware. They have been noted for defeating FBS opponent UL-Monroe in 2000, 24-6. In 2006, Sports Illustrated called Wofford's uniform the 6th best nationally.
On March 8, 2010 the Wofford Terriers men's basketball team defeated Appalachian State to win the Southern Conference tournament, marking the first time Wofford qualified to compete in the NCAA tournament. Although Wofford came within a possession of upsetting 4th seeded Wisconsin in the first round, they eventually lost 49–53. The Terriers qualified for the NCAA tournament for the second time on March 7, 2011 to win the Southern Conference tournament over College of Charleston, 77-67, but they lost in the first round to BYU.
Gibbs Stadium, home stands
Gibbs Stadium, visitor stands
Johnson Arena, outside
Johnson Arena, inside
The 2010 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place March 5–8 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first and quarterfinal rounds took place at Bojangles' Coliseum. The semifinals and championship game were played at Time Warner Cable Arena. The semifinals were broadcast on SportsSouth and the championship game was broadcast on ESPN2. The winner of the tournament, the Wofford Terriers, received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. It was Wofford's first appearance.
Chattanooga and UNC Greensboro split their season series. Chattanooga was 1–1 against division leader Appalachian State, while UNC Greensboro was 0–2.
Samford swept the season series with Elon, 2–0.
Kellen Brand, Appalachian State
Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Noah Dahlman, Wofford
Jamar Diggs, Wofford
Tony White, Jr., College of Charleston
Ben Stywall, UNC Greensboro
Harouna Mutombo, Western Carolina
Tim Johnson, Wofford
Cameron Rundles, Wofford
Gold and Black
The Wofford Terriers men's basketball team represents Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, in Division I of the NCAA. The school's team competes in the Southern Conference. The Terriers are currently coached by Mike Young. Wofford plays its home games at the Benjamin Johnson Arena.
In 2010, Wofford won the Southern Conference and made its first trip to the NCAA championship, a feat which they repeated in 2011.
The Terriers have been playing Division I basketball in the Southern Conference since the 1997–98 season.
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
Conference regular season and conference tournament champion Conference division champion
Southern Conference Player of the Year
Noah Dahlman 2009–10
Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year
Brad Loesing 2011–12
Southern Conference Freshman of the Year
Karl Cochran 2011–12
Ian Chadwick 1997–98
Southern Conference Coach of the Year
Mike Young 2009–10
All–Southern Conference Team (Coaches)
Brad Loesing 2011–12
Kevin Giltner 2011–12
Noah Dahlman 2010–11
Noah Dahlman 2009–10
Tim Johnson 2009–10
Noah Dahlman 2008–09
Drew Gibson 2007–08
Howard Wilkerson 2005–06
Mike Lenzly 2002–03
Ian Chadwick 2000–01
Ian Chadwick 1999–00
Ian Chadwick 1998–99
All–Southern Conference Team (Media)
Brad Loesing 2011–12 (1st Team)
Kevin Giltner 2011–12 (2nd Team)
Noah Dahlman 2010–11 (1st Team)
Tim Johnson 2010–11 (3rd Team)
Cameron Rundles 2010–11 (3rd Team)
Noah Dahlman 2009–10 (1st Team)
Tim Johnson 2009–10 (3rd Team)
Jamar Diggs 2009–10 (3rd Team)
Noah Dahlman 2008–09 (1st Team)
Junior Salters 2008–09 (3rd Team)
Drew Gibson 2007–08 (3rd Team)
Shane Nichols 2005–06 (3rd Team)
Howard Wilkerson 2005–06 (2nd Team)
Tyler Berg 2004–05 (2nd Team)
Howard Wilkerson 2003–04 (3rd Team)
Lee Nixon 2002–03 (3rd Team)
Mike Lenzly 2002–03 (2nd Team)
Mike Lenzly 2001–02 (3rd Team)
Mike Lenzly 2000–01 (3rd Team)
Ian Chadwick 2000–01 (1st Team)
Ian Chadwick 1999–00 (1st Team)
Ian Chadwick 1998–99 (1st Team)
All–Southern Conference Freshman Team
Karl Cochran 2011–12
Brad Loesing 2008–09
Junior Salters 2006–07
Tyler Berg 2002–03
Justin Stephens 2001–02
Ian Chadwick 1997–98
Southern Conference All–Tournament Team
Noah Dahlman 2010–11 (1st Team)
Jamar Diggs 2010–11 (1st Team)
Cameron Rundles 2010–11 (1st Team)
Noah Dahlman 2009–10 (1st Team)
Jamar Diggs 2009–10 (1st Team)
Tim Johnson 2009–10 (2nd Team)
Cameron Rundles 2009–10 (2nd Team)
Southern Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Noah Dahlman 2010–11
Noah Dahlman 2009–10
AP All-America Team
Noah Dahlman 2009–10 (Honorable Mention)
Academic All-America Team
Brad Loesing 2011–12 (1st Team)
Academic All-District Team
Brad Loesing 2011–12 (1st Team)
Brad Loesing 2010–11 (1st Team)
Greg O'Dell 1991–92
Harold Jackson 1981–82
Elon University is a private liberal arts university in Elon, North Carolina, United States. Formerly known as Elon College when founded in 1889, it became Elon University on June 1, 2001.
Elon College was founded by the Christian Church, which later became a part of the United Church of Christ. The charter for Elon College was issued by the North Carolina legislature in 1889. William S. Long was the first president, and the original student body consisted of 76 students. In 1923, a fire destroyed most of the campus, including school records, classrooms, the library, and the chapel. The Board of Trustees voted to rebuild immediately. Many of the buildings that were erected in the years following the fire still stand and make up the bedrock of Elon's campus.
In the early 1970s, Elon was an undergraduate college serving mainly local residents commuting from family homes, attracting "regional students of average ability from families of modest means." By the start of the 21st century, however, about 68 percent of Elon's students came from out-of-state and were only accepted if they met high academic standards. Elon's transformation was the subject of an academic study by George Keller of the University of Pennsylvania titled Transforming a College: The Story of a Little Known College's Strategic Climb to National Distinction. The study, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, depicted how Elon successfully transformed itself from an unimpressive college to a selective, nationally recognized university.
Elon maintains its historic relationship to the United Church of Christ, but is no longer directly affiliated. Elon's mission statement states that the university "embraces its founders' vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience," and emphasizes its commitment to "nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment."
Many prominent figures have visited and spoken at Elon, including U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretaries of State General Colin L. Powell and Madeleine Albright, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Nobel Peace Prize winners Elie Wiesel and Muhammad Yunus, astronauts John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin and network news anchors Brian Williams and Anderson Cooper.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the School of Health Sciences. Master's programs are offered in business administration, interactive media, education and physician assistant studies, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, including a four-week term in January known as Winter Term.
In 2009, the Phi Beta Kappa Society voted to establish a chapter at Elon, a mark of distinction for the university's commitment to meeting the high standards of excellence in the arts and sciences advocated by the Society.
Elon is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, offers 51 undergraduate majors within three divisions: the Arts and Humanities, the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural, Mathematical and Computational Sciences. Students can also create their own independent majors, and choose from a range of minors. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in five programs known as the "Elon Experiences": doing student undergraduate research, studying abroad, doing internships, engaging in service learning, and demonstrating leadership. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level school in the nation. 80% of Elon students complete internships and 91% of recent graduates participated in volunteer service. Mention of participation in these programs can be included on an "Elon Experiences" transcript which accompanies the academic student transcript.
Admitted freshmen in the class of 2013 had a core academic GPA of 3.96, and the class included 12 high school valedictorians.
The average class size is 21 students, maximum class size is 35 and the 4-year graduation rate is 71%. 71% of students will complete at least one study abroad program (the national average is 6%). 84% of students will complete an internship prior to graduation. As of 2011, Freshman retention rate was 90%.
The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and Marketing. The part-time MBA program was ranked #1 in the South by BusinessWeek.
The Elon School of Communications is one of 18 accredited communications programs for private universities in the US by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The program encompasses 20% of students and is divided into six main concentrations: Journalism, Broadcast & New Media, Cinema, Strategic Communications, Communication Science and Sport & Event Management. The teaching staff is rich in professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, top corporate communicators, a CNN veteran and a Webby Honors winner. There are no lab fees, and students can sign out top-line digital media equipment to use for free.
Students each complete at least one required internship. Workplaces include NBC, 60 Minutes, National Geographic, MTV, DreamWorks, New York Times, VOGUE and the Washington Post. Many students complete multiple internships. Some students complete an internship while enrolled in the London program and intern at international media companies headquartered there. There are summer programs in Los Angeles and New York City for students to intern and take classes there. Elon students also conduct research at or present their work at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Federal Communications Commission, the Broadcast Education Association conference and many other venues.
Students in this discipline have several opportunities to gain practical experience, whether through working on the newspaper (The Pendulum), the radio station (WSOE), or one of many award-winning shows on Elon Student Television (ESTV) including two Emmy award winning shows: One-on-One Sports, and Phoenix14 News, both recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Elon also has a public relations company called Live Oak Communications, as well as a student film group known as Cinelon. In the summer of 2009, the school established an M.A. program in Interactive Media which lasts for ten months. Elon Communications is also home to sketch comedy show Elon Tonight, established in 2010.
The Elon University School of Law opened on August 10, 2006. The School of Law is located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina in the former city library. Former United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivered the Dedication Address on September 19, 2006. According to US News the law school is currently "unranked".
Elon has a student body of 5,225 undergraduate students and 691 graduate students. 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 57 nations are represented in the student body.
Elon's 17 varsity sports teams, known as the Phoenix, will compete in the NCAA's Division I Colonial Athletic Association starting in the 2014-2015 academic year, after a decade of success in the Southern Conference. Intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis for men, and basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).
Campus Recreation offers intramural and club sports programs, such as baseball, cycling, lacrosse, flag football, equestrian, swimming, rugby union, triathlon, water skiing, ice hockey and Ultimate Frisbee. During Winter Term the intramurals include bowling, arena football, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and a monster golf tournament.
Up until 2000, the mascot of Elon was the Fighting Christian. Early Elon athletic teams were known as the "Christians" with the name "Fighting Christians" gaining popularity by 1923. The nickname was chosen due to Elon's proximity to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and the Duke Blue Devils. However, many did not feel that the nickname was universal enough for a team making the transition to Division I athletics,][ so a new mascot was adopted in 2000, the Phoenix. The choice came from the 1923 fire that destroyed almost the entire campus. Soon after the fire, the university trustees began planning to make Elon "rise from the ashes". The Phoenix was a mythical creature that rose from the ashes of its predecessors.
Elon's Fight Song was written in 1921 by Mark Z. Rhodes to the tune of F.E. Bigelow's march "Our Director."
So here's to dear old Elon
Faithful and bold
Here's to her banner
Of maroon and gold
Here's to men and women
Who've come and gone
Singing the victor's song
Of old Elon
Elon's sports facilities include two gymnasiums, Walter C. Latham Baseball Park, Rhodes Stadium, the on-campus football stadium, Alumni Field House, Koury Field House, six club athletic fields, Worseley Golf Center, and Koury Center, which features the 2,400 seat Alumni Gym, an aerobic fitness center, a weight room, racquetball courts, an indoor pool, and a dance studio. The Jimmy Powell Tennis Center is a twelve-court state-of-the-art complex and is recognized as one of the finest collegiate tennis complexes in the nation. Athletics staff and coaches began the move into Alumni Field House on Jan. 14. The 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility at the north end of Rhodes Stadium in the North Athletics Complex is the new headquarters for Phoenix athletics.
Elon's historic campus is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, adjacent to Burlington, a city of 50,000. Elon is 20 minutes from Greensboro and within a one hour drive of many other universities — Duke, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, and Wake Forest.
Princeton Review as well as the New York Times ranked Elon University as the nation's #1 most beautiful campus. Elon's 600-acre (242.8 ha) campus is divided into seven major sections: North Area, Central Campus, West Area, East Area, South Campus, Danieley Center, and Elon West. Each area consists of different services and facilities. There are 29 residence buildings on campus and 12 major academic buildings. Elon also has numerous lakes and fountains throughout its campus.
Spike Lee used Elon as one of the university locations for the movie He Got Game. The Alamance Building, Fonville Fountain, and the Moseley Center's outside patio were the setting for the movie's "Tech University."
The university has more than 150 campus organizations and programs, including 12 national fraternities and 13 national sororities. Elon University's fraternities consist of the following: Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi, Kappa Alpha Order, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Zeta Beta Tau, and Kappa Alpha Psi. Elon University's sororities consist of the following: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta.
The Pendulum, Elon's undergraduate weekly newspaper is published every Wednesday. WSOE, the University's student-run non-commercial campus radio station, has been airing since 1977. ETV (Elon Television) is the Student television station featuring numerous student-created and -run programs in addition to its nationally recognized news program, Phoenix14 News, produced by ESTV (Elon Student Television). Phoenix14News was ranked #1 college newscast by the Broadcast Education Association in 2009 and was recognized as the Best College Newscast by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Phoenix14News was at the center of controversy in March 2010, when former student journalist Nick Ochsner was denied a complete incident report from Elon’s Campus Safety and Police Department following an open records request for the details surrounding a fellow student's arrest. Ochsner has since sued the university and the state attorney general's office for the records. On June 5, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the university and the attorney general's office, holding that private university police departments, like that at Elon, are not subject to the state's open records law.
Numerous student government, special interest, and service organizations are represented on campus, including Elon Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity, Model UN, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Phi Omega, the Resident Student Association, the Student Government Association, and the Student Union Board. Cultural groups on campus include the Black Cultural Society, Hillel, Intercultural Club, and Spectrum (Gay-Straight Alliance).
Elon is home to the Fire of the Carolinas Marching Band (FOTC), which delivers pre-game, halftime, and occasionally post-game performances at home football games. The band also includes color guard (flag spinning) and dance auxiliary squads.
Religious groups on campus include Catholic Campus Ministry, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Union, Sigma Alpha Omega, and Campus Outreach.
The Jewish population at Elon has grown especially rapidly in recent years, with eight percent of recent classes self-identifying as Jewish, though the number of Jewish students on campus is assumed by some to be higher than this. Elon was profiled in Reform Judaism magazine in 2011 as a school which has "gone the extra mile" to make itself more attractive to Jewish students.
The Muslim student population is small but has increased dramatically in size in recent years, and a Muslim Student Association has formed at Elon.
The Hindu population has also increased in size, and while there is no formal Hindu organization on campus, Hindu students report feeling accepted at Elon.
Elon has received praise for its efforts to build a multi-faith center that is open to students of all religious traditions.
Elon University recognizes 25 social Greek organizations. 43% of women and 26% of men on campus belong to one of the following campus-chartered organizations. In 2011, two new Greek organizations were installed, one IFC fraternity (Delta Upsilon) and one PHC sorority (Kappa Delta).
Elon students conduct statewide polls on issues of importance to North Carolinians. Formed in 2000, the non-partisan polls' results are shared with various media outlets, citizens and researchers to facilitate representative democracy and public policy making through the better understanding of the opinions and needs of North Carolina citizens. It is one of the only polls in the country that is conducted by student callers as compared to hired workers.
Polls have gauged respondents' opinions of the Presidential performance, capital punishment, and the Iraq War.
Dr. Kenneth Fernandez and Dr. Jason Husser are the directors of the Elon University Poll.
Black and Gold
The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the college football team at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Southern Conference since 1972, and are currently a Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Appalachian plays its home games in Kidd Brewer Stadium, which is named after Kidd Brewer, whose 1937 squad was unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season.
The Mountaineers are the first FCS team to win three straight national championships since the playoffs began in 1978. They are also the first Division I program to win three consecutive national championships since Army accomplished the feat in 1944, 1945, and 1946, and the first Division I school in modern times to claim three straight undisputed national titles. Appalachian became the first FCS team to ever receive votes in the final Associated Press (AP) college football poll on January 8, 2008. The Mountaineers received five points in the poll, tying South Florida for 34th.
At the conclusion of the 2008 season, Armanti Edwards became the Mountaineers' first Walter Payton Award winner, given to the most outstanding FCS offensive player. Former head coach Jerry Moore also took home his sixth Coach of the Year award, the most in Southern Conference history.
Appalachian State began playing organized football in 1928. The coach during that first year was Graydon Eggers. The Mountaineers competed as an independent before joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) North State Conference as a charter member in 1931. Kidd Brewer was the head coach of the Mountaineers from 1935–38, leading the team to two postseason bowl games. Brewer's 1937 squad is best remembered for going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0 before losing a postseason game to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss, 7–0. Appalachian found continued success under coach E. C. Duggins (1947–50 and 1952–55). During Duggins' eight years as coach, the Mountaineers claimed three more North State Conference championships and played in seven bowl games. The Mountaineers again competed as an independent from 1968–71 before accepting an invitation to the Southern Conference.
The Mountaineers won 3 straight FCS titles between 2005-07, beginning the 2007 season with the historic win over Michigan.
Most of the school's athletic teams will join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2014. The football team will begin a 2-year transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2013, being ineligible for the SoCon title and the FCS playoffs. Bowl eligibility will begin in 2015.
College Field was the home of Appalachian football from 1928 to 1961. Located at the future site of Rankin Hall and Edwin Duncan Hall, the stadium was replaced by Kidd Brewer Stadium in 1962.
Opened in 1962, Kidd Brewer Stadium was originally named Conrad Stadium after former university trustee and R.J. Reynolds executive William J. Conrad. The stadium was renamed in 1988 for Kidd Brewer who coached the Mountaineers from 1935–38. Nicknamed "The Rock", Kidd Brewer sits at an elevation of 3,280 feet (1,000 m) but is measured at 3,333 feet (1,016 m) for NCAA qualifications. The stadium was the first venue in either North or South Carolina to install artificial turf. The Mountaineers and Elon staged the first game on fake grass in the Carolinas on October 3, 1970. After a 2002 First Round I-AA playoff loss to Maine, Appalachian compiled a 30 game unbeaten streak at Kidd Brewer Stadium that ended on October 20, 2007. The Mountaineers led the FCS in average attendance in 2007, 2008, and 2010 with totals of 24,219, 25,161 and 25,715 respectively.
Completed in 2009, the stadium has seen extensive renovations as part of a $50 million facilities improvement campaign. An upper deck with additional seating for 4,400 was added to the east (visitor) stands for the 2008 season. Additional restrooms and concessions have been added. Most significantly, rising behind the west (home) stands and replacing the former pressbox facilities, the 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) KBS Complex was completed for the start of the 2009 season. The KBS Complex includes new stadium entrance plaza, strength and conditioning rooms, a hydrotherapy room, locker rooms, athletics offices, stadium suites and club seating.
Appalachian has won three national championships in the NCAA Division I FCS, the highest division in college football to hold a playoff tournament to determine its champion. The Mountaineers became the fifth program in FCS history to reach the national title game three straight years joining Eastern Kentucky (1979–82), Georgia Southern (1988–90 and 1998–2000), Marshall (1991–93) and Youngstown State (1991–94). Appalachian also had a thirteen game postseason winning streak, a record for consecutive wins in contiguous years that ended with a loss to Richmond in 2008.
Among current conference members, the Mountaineers are in second place with ten championships. The Furman Paladins lead the conference with twelve championships.
Appalachian State plays the Western Carolina Catamounts annually for the Old Mountain Jug. The first game played between the two universities was in 1932, and the Jug was first introduced in 1976. Appalachian's record in games played is 54–18–1, and 26–7 in the Jug era. The Mountaineers currently hold the trophy having won the 2009 contest.
The Miracle on the Mountain took place at Kidd Brewer Stadium on October 12, 2002 and was selected as the "ABC Sports Radio Call of the Year." A low scoring affair, the Paladins elected to attempt a two-point conversion after scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 7 seconds left in the game. Leading 15–14, Furman quarterback Billy Napier's pass was intercepted by Josh Jeffries at the 4-yard line. He lateraled the ball to Derrick Black who returned it for a score giving the Mountaineers a 16–15 win.
On September 1, 2007, the Appalachian State football team traveled to Ann Arbor to play their season opener at the University of Michigan. A sellout crowd of over 109,000 fans packed Michigan Stadium, becoming the largest crowd to ever witness an ASU football game. Appalachian State beat Michigan 34–32 and became the first Division I FCS (I-AA) football team to defeat a Division I FBS (I-A) team ranked in the AP poll. This victory was seen by some analysts to be one of the greatest upsets in NCAA football history. Following the win, they were featured on the cover of the following week's issue of Sports Illustrated.
On August 30, 2008, Appalachian State opened its football season at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana against NCAA Division I FBS (formerly Division I-A) defending national champion Louisiana State University. The game, which was broadcast on ESPN Classic, was the first ever between defending FBS and FCS National Championship teams. The game against the Mountaineers saw the Tigers claim an early lead and victory by a score of 41–13.
Kirkland Blocking Trophy
National Statistical Champion
The 2010–11 Southern Conference men's basketball season featured twelve teams competing in two divisions for regular season and tournament titles. Both divisions ended in a tie for the division lead, with the North being shared between Chattanooga and Western Carolina and the South claimed by both College of Charleston and Wofford. Wofford claimed the 2011 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship.
2010–11 Southern Conference men's basketball season
Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Player of the Year
Defensive of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Coach of the Year
All Conference Team
All Freshman Team