Monday, August 6, 2007

Appalachian State hot, relatively speaking

The heat is relative in the Carolinas, especially when you're 3,333 feet above sea level in the mountains.

After Appalachian State wrapped up its practice Monday, Mountaineers coach Jerry Moore talked about how the heat - which reached the mid-80s in Boone - affected his team. A few players had gone down from the warm temperataures, including one taken off the field on a stretcher by an EMT team for precautionary measures.

But Moore was asked how the temperatures compared to Texas, where he used to coach at North Texas and Texas Tech. Or even in the flatlands of the Carolinas.

"I know," he said with a grin, acknowledging the comparatively temperate climes of Boone. "It's nothing like that."

Still, the two-time NCAA Division I-AA champ Mountaineers coped with the heat. After practice, several linemen got in tubs of cold water outside the field house and proceeded to have a splashy water fight.

The Mountaineers open the season with two of the more unlikely games any team will play this season. On Sept. 1, Appalachian plays at Michigan. On Sept. 8, the Mountaineers play the other end of the spectrum, hosting Division II Lenoir-Rhyne. - David Scott

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who edits this stuff? "Temperant?" Where'd that word originate? "Temperataure?" Are you guys edumacated at all???

Anonymous said...

What's a "clime"???????? Climate? Em Sharlotte Obserber wrritur musta gone a Westurn Karolina Skol..

Anonymous said...

Check game dates. App has no games scheduled on Mondays.

A.J. said...

It nice to see Appalachian State mentioned with the other major football schools in the state. Thanks very much. BTW, check your schedule - ASU plays UM on September 1st, and LR on September 8th. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Agree, thanks for the coverage. More can be found on http://goasu.com

If you want to really get some valuable info find out how much weight Armanti Edwards gained in the off season...

Anonymous said...

Maybe this year after ASU wins their third title, the Charlotte Observer will finally see fit to put the article as a headline, rather than a few pages behind Charlotte Independence football.

Anonymous said...

Once Tweestie Tech, always Tweestie Tech. Southern Conference refs make App look good every year.

andy browning said...

sounds like someone has sour grapes...must be from Furman...waahhhhhhh!!!!! at least have the nads to give your name