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Friday, November 30th, 2007
12:37 am
ASU Football Game on TWC this Saturday @ Noon!

If you can't come see it in person you can find it on these Local Channels for your area listed below:

Channel 7 – Albemarle, Kannapolis, Salisbury
Channel 9 – Charlotte, Shelby
Channel 15 – Rockingham, Wadesboro
Channel 17 – Gastonia, Monroe
Channel 19 – Statesville

Channel 69 – Greensboro, High Point, Archdale, Asheboro
Channel 70 – Thomasville, Lexington
Channel 75 – Forsyth, Dobson, King, Mt. Airy, Mocksville

Channel 24 – Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, Wilson
Channel 60 – Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Pinehurst
Channel 19 – Wilmington, Burgaw, Elizabethtown, Whiteville, Southport
Channel 25 – Newport, Morehead City, Havelock, Jacksonville, Swansboro
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
8:37 am
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Mountaineers searching for foes
Appalachian State officials frustrated in attempts to fill football schedule

By Tommy Bowman

Give your opinion on this story

Appalachian State is still searching for two opponents to fill its 2007 football schedule.

Jay Sutton, Appalachian State’s associate athletics director who has been working for months to complete an 11-game lineup, said that he’s frustrated but still hopeful.

The Mountaineers will open the season Sept. 1 at Michigan and have a home game against Gardner-Webb locked up in addition to seven Southern Conference games, but still have slots for two nonconference opponents, preferably against fellow Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) teams.

Sutton said he’s not finding any takers.

Much of the difficulty, he said, seems to be the result of ASU’s winning back-to-back FCS national titles. He also said that the fact that BCS (I-A) schools now can play 12 games has taken up available dates on schedules of some FCS teams.

“We’re just having a difficult time finding other I-AA programs willing to play us,” Sutton said. “We’ve told them we’ll travel, we’ll do a good guarantee for them to come to our place and we’ll do a series. There just haven’t been any takers. We’ve really tried.

“We’ve offered deals to play here or on the road. We’re sitting at the table ready to play, but nobody is sitting down with us.”

The Mountaineers have two dates available in September and one in October. The game with Gardner-Webb was moved from Sept. 15 to Oct. 6 with hopes that the vacated date would accommodate another opponent, but that has yet to happen.

“It’s been so frustrating,” Sutton said. “Between Charlie Cobb (ASU’s athletics director) and myself, we’ve been at this for 14 or 15 months.

“We have been resilient in working not just for 2007 but for some dates in 2008 and beyond, so hopefully we won’t wind up in the same boat again.”

The Mountaineers have games against BCS teams lined up for 2009 (LSU), 2010 (Florida), 2011 (Virginia Tech) and 2013 (Georgia Tech).

Sutton said he has talked to schools outside of the FCS, and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of playing a second game against a BCS team for 2007 if he can get one or, if it comes to it, games against Division II opponents.

He said that the Mountaineers are at the point of not being too choosy and are willing to do a home-and-home series with some programs that they perhaps would not have in the past.

“It’s disheartening to see when other I-AAs play multiple Division II teams when we’re willing to play them and go to their place to do it,” Sutton said.

“We keep hoping something will give soon. We’re willing to get on a bus or get on a plane. We’ve been saying that until we’re about blue in the face.”

Sutton said that he’s not in panic mode yet, but it might be fast approaching. But he said he isn’t resigned to the possibility of winding up with fewer than 11 games.

“We want to play 11 games,” Sutton said. “We’re doing our best to achieve that. We’re to the point of going to extreme measures fiscally and calling in some favors. We’ll see what happens.”

He said that he understands that the delay in announcing a schedule translates to difficulty for fans to make plans.

“I appreciate everyone’s patience,” Sutton said. “I don’t want to belly-ache or whine. I just want a football schedule.”

■ Tommy Bowman can be reached at 727-7320 or at tbowman@wsjournal.com.

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
8:07 pm
Hello, I'm a third year student at Christopher Newport University in Newport News VA. I've always known CNU was not the right school for me but never could really find another place that I really wanted to go to. The school is ultra-conserative and people are pretty unfriendly.

Furthermore, I'm making my own major at CNU because so few majors are offered. I'm studying Environmental Science, Government, and Biology because I'm interested in Environmental Policy and Sustainability. I see Appalachian State has both those. Plus, I love the outdoors. So I'm curious about how transfer students have found the transition. I'm torn because next year I could study abroad with an amazing sustainability program in Australia or transfer. I would appreciate any and all advice.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
8:53 pm
A friend of mine and I are interning with AppVoices for 3 weeks in January and are in desperate need of shelter. We are Oberlin Students, and are wondering if any of you have, or know of, a place/room/couch that we could throw some dollars at to stay for any portion of Jan 8th-29th. We aren't looking for luxury, just some water and roof.

We tried looking to sublet, but all the opportunities that we have come across require an entire semester's lease. We've also learned that it is probably too cold to camp, at least for all 3 weeks.

PLEASE contact us with any information:



Monday, June 12th, 2006
6:14 pm
Hi, I'm Aimee. I'm a sophomore, going to school in Florida at the moment. I spent some time going to school at Warren Wilson in Asheville, but it's painfully expensive and I'm looking at going to a school with a wider range of classes, more resources, a fun environment, and cheaper tuition. I've got North Carolina residency so the tuition is definitely cheaper, and from what I hear, App State meets the other requirements too. Plus I seem to remember the campus being absolutely gorgeous. So I'm considering the possibility of transferring to ASU in fall of 2007 as a junior, and looking for some advice about the school.

Does anyone know much about the Social Work program there? I'm a SWK major with a History minor, and would really love to know more about either of those departments if anyone has any experience with them.

How hard is it to find a decent apartment in Boone? I've visited the campus before, but I know next to nothing about Boone itself. I'd be living off campus, so finding an apartment that's not crap and that's a reasonable distance from the school would be a definite plus.

Also--What's the social life like there? What's there to do for fun? You don't get much of a feel for that stuff from the official school website. I'm visiting this summer, but I doubt I'll have much of a chance to see what it's really like.

Thanks for answering what questions you can.
Monday, April 17th, 2006
11:51 pm
does anyone about the phase one two-day orientation for fall 2006? is it necessary that students stay in the dorms there overnight? can't i just stay in a hotel nearby? it seems a little ridiculous if thats true, but its really unclear.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
6:27 pm
i'm a senior in high school and i'm thinking about going to app state next year (that is, if i get in) i live in sc though and i haven't had a chance to visit yet. so i've got two questions...

what are some good freshman co-ed dorms to stay in and which ones should i stay away from?


overall what are some of the best and worst things about app state? thanks alot!
Monday, October 24th, 2005
9:38 pm
help a sista out!!
I'm looking to move up to Boone in December and I really really really need a room to rent that is a short bikeride to downtown/campus, allows a cat, and is around 200 a month.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
6:42 pm
Foreign languages?
Hello all,

I hope you don't mind if I bombard you with questions. :)

I'm considering transferring to ASU in a couple of years because I've heard and read so many great things about it. I'm currently planning to major in Spanish and at least minor in another foreign language (with the possibility of a double major). However, I read in one book that ASU's foreign languages department is kind of limited.

Is that true? Are there any ASU Spanish majors out there who can tell me about the program? What other foreign languages does the department offer, and how good are the classes? Which ones are offered as majors and which ones are just minors?

I figured I'd ask actual students, because I never know how accurate or timely the information in those books is.

I'm considering some other areas as well. What are ASU's strongest majors and departments? Which ones do you hear a lot of complaints about?

Any info you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you!

(Cross-posted to several ASU communities...I apologize if duplicate posts appear on your Friends page!)
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
1:09 am
so ummmm
kensington meadows, anyone else living there?

anyone, anyone?

bueller, bueller..
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
6:58 pm
I'm Karen, I'm a freshman this year. I'm staying in Gardner residence hall. Anyone else?

Current Mood: normal
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
12:06 pm
Need a place to stay? :)
My husband and I are moving out of our current apartment this weekend, but our lease is not up until the end of July. This means that we are looking for a subleaser!!

We're currently in Birch Tree Apartments, in an end unit, one of the re-modeled ones. It's two bedrooms and two (full) bathrooms, with a pretty big living room area, and a decent kitchen. Since it's on the end, we get -plenty- of sunlight. :) The apartment comes furnished (bed, chairs, couch, end tables, kitchen table, etc), and includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and garbage disposal. They also have a pretty lenient pet policy: anything goes except for dogs and snakes. Cats need a $50 fee but caged pets don't need a fee.

Rent for this apartment is $550. You can move in as early as June 20, and stay through July 31. If you would like, I'm pretty sure you can just sign a lease of your own and continue to stay here through the year. If you're only interested in staying until the end of July, let me know, and we can work out cost of utilities. (We plan on disconnecting our utilities but if you only want to be here for a month we can keep them on for you. If you plan on living here for the next year, we'd rather you set up your own utilities.)

This would be a great opportunity if anyone is out of town and wants to find a job locally before the school year starts up again!!

Just reply to this post, or e-mail me (crssafox83 AT yahoo DOT com) with "Apartment" in the subject line, and we can work something out. :)

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
2:56 am
Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
1:08 pm
¿any freshmen here going to summer preview?
Friday, January 21st, 2005
6:25 am
I got into ASU a month ago. I don't know which dorm to choose to live in....anybody got an idea which ones are the best. ::shrugs::

Also, give good luck to Josh. He's trying to get in. Although I don't think he needs it! ::shrugs::
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
2:02 pm
Is anyone else going to orientation for Freshmen and Tranfers on the 5th and 6th of January??

I'll be there haha.
Saturday, October 30th, 2004
5:40 pm
Hey there, to be quite honest I don't actually go to ASU. I mainly just wanted to let you know that I made a community for not just Boone, but people in the entire area code of "828". I know some people find it stupid to advertise communities, but I figure that if all of you are going to ASU then you probably live in the area code and maybe you'd like to join us there too. Right now there are only a few posts because I just opened it. I mainly hope that it will be a way to let others know what's going on around Boone and surrounding areas and perhaps make some new friends that don't live halfway across the state. The community is x828x, though it would've been "828" but it was already taken.

Sorry if I'm bothering anyone, hope to see some of you posting there!

((X-posted to a few other ASU and Boone communities, sorry!)

Friday, October 1st, 2004
9:21 pm
2nd Annual Women's Center Juried Women's Art Show

Tons of Prizes! Call the Women's Center at 262-6744 for information.

Just enter! Get your friends to enter!
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
12:03 am
Hi. I'm Leesa. I'm a senior, and a psych major at ASU.

And I'm extremely bored.


Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
4:59 pm
Hey everyone, I just joined the community as well as the college. If you haven't guessed, yes, I am a freshman. Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Later!

Current Mood: hungry
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