Louisville, Florida State look to get back on track in ACC
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and Louisville are programs rich in football tradition. The Seminoles won a third national title in 2013, while the Cardinals were led by Heisman...
Louisville QB Pass will not play against Western Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass will miss Saturday's game against Western Kentucky because of a lower-extremity injury.
Louisville gets first win for Satterfield, beats EKU 42-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As the clock wound down on Saturday's game — and Louisville's 10-game losing streak — the Cardinals finally allowed themselves to celebrate.
Louisville aims to rebound against rested Eastern Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville believes a short week can help build on the positive steps the Cardinals took in coach Scott Satterfield's debut earlier this week.
No. 9 Notre Dame pulls away from Louisville 35-17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Briefly caught off guard by Louisville's intensity, Notre Dame turned up its energy as well to take control with big plays.
No. 9 Notre Dame visits rebuilding Louisville on Labor Day
No. 9 Notre Dame (12-1 last season) at Louisville (2-10), Monday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Louisville has new defensive coordinator, system once again
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another season begins for the Louisville Cardinals with another new defensive coordinator and system to learn.
It's their third consecutive year with a new coach in...
Theft charge dropped in Tennessee against Cards assistant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville assistant football coach Cortney Braswell has returned to the program after a felony theft charge against him in Tennessee was dropped.
Pick Six: Shenault Jr., Bowman among best on bowl-less teams
Not every college football team makes it to a bowl, though 39 postseason games in the Bowl Subdivision can make it seem that way.
That leaves more than 50 teams whose seasons will end before...
New regime aims to keep Appalachian St. atop Sun Belt
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Appalachian State is to prolong a three-year reign atop the Sun Belt Conference, it'll have to do so under a new regime.
Scott Satterfield faces massive rebuild at Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New Louisville coach Scott Satterfield's first step toward rebuilding the Cardinals' football program was shoring up morale.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local):
First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Louisville quality control assistant Cortney Braswell has been indicted on a theft charge in Tennessee, where he used to work as a high school football coach.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Former Louisville interim head coach Lorenzo Ward is heading to the Football Championship Subdivision ranks this season as Chattanooga's defensive coordinator.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Scott Satterfield is eager to learn what holes he has inherited with Louisville's current roster so he is shaking up the Cardinals' spring football practice...
Louisville adds Dennison, Field, Scott to coaching staff
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has announced the returns of Cort Dennison and Stephen Field and the hiring of Chad Scott to Scott Satterfield's coaching staff.
New Louisville coach Satterfield signs 4 during early period
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has announced the signings of four players to national letters of intent after taking over the Cardinals' program just over two weeks ago.
Louisville’s Satterfield adds Ledford, Holt as assistants
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has hired Dwayne Ledford as offensive coordinator and line coach and Stu Holt to lead the Cardinals' tight ends and special teams.
Ledford had spent the past three seasons as North Carolina State's offensive line coach and run game coordinator. The Wolfpack featured one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top O-lines under Ledford and included first team Associated Press All-American center Garrett Bradbury, a senior.
Appalachian St. rolls past Middle Tenn. in N.O. Bowl, 45-13
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph.
Appalachian State, Middle Tennessee meet in New Orleans
New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee (8-5) vs. Appalachian St. (10-2), Dec. 15, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
App State picks NC State’s Drinkwitz as next head coach
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as its head coach.
Drinkwitz's five-year contract was approved Thursday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the school's board of trustees. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the school. He will be introduced on campus Monday, two days after the Mountaineers play Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl.
It’s official: Louisville tabs Satterfield as football coach
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has officially hired Scott Satterfield as its head football coach.
The University of Louisville Athletic Association unanimously approved the hiring of the former Appalachian State coach on Tuesday. Satterfield, who received a six-year contract with a base annual salary of $1.625 million and another $1.625 million for media obligations, was introduced at a news conference later Tuesday at Cardinal Stadium.
AP source: Louisville tabs Satterfield to be football coach
Louisville has tabbed Appalachian State's Scott Satterfield to be the Cardinals' next football coach.
A person with knowledge of the situation says the school has reached an agreement with Satterfield. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Satterfield had publicly announced the decision. Louisville has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference with a "special announcement" about the program.
No. 25 App State puts new ranking on line against Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The first Top 25 ranking in Appalachian State's history is something coach Scott Satterfield has relished this week.
He's also tried to keep that achievement in perspective as he prepares to face an old friend in an important game.
McSorley sure new cast can keep Penn State among the elite
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley sported a different look at No. 10 Penn State's practice this week. Otherwise, it was the same McSorley that the Nittany Lions have come to expect.
Wearing a clear visor for the first time, the Penn State quarterback burned the scout team defense in red zone 11-on-11 work to cap Wednesday's part of open practice. A dart over the middle for a 15-yard score preceded a pinpoint back-shoulder pass to Juwan Johnson just inside the pylon.
A decade ago, Mario Cristobal had to put together a coaching staff at Florida International on a shoe-string budget.
The first-time head coach was able to hire some hidden gems as assistants, several of whom are now prominent coaches, including Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State head coach), Geoff Collins (Temple head coach) and Todd Orlando (Texas defensive coordinator).
MOBILE, Ala. — A record-setting quarterback, senior Taylor Lamb delivered one final handoff after his last game in an Appalachian State uniform.
He gave a game ball to Scott Satterfield.
In a festive locker room, App State's players responded to Lamb's heartfelt speech and touching gesture by chanting their head coach's name. There were plenty of reasons to celebrate a 34-0 shutout of high-scoring Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 23.
Appalachian St beats Toledo 34-0 in Dollar General Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Appalachian State's improved defense was a huge reason the program closed the regular season on a three-game winning streak and won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title.
The Mountaineers saved the best for last in a Dollar General Bowl blowout.
NEW ORLEANS — Appalachian State will return to Alabama for its bowl game this season. It will just be a different city, although it will involve a familiar opponent.
The Mountaineers will play in the Dollar General Bowl against Toledo on Dec. 23 in Mobile, Ala. Appalachian State beat Toledo 31-28 in the Camellia Bowl last season in Montgomery, Ala.
BOONE — Before hosting Georgia Southern on Nov. 9, Appalachian State’s defense gave up a combined 81 points in its previous two games, both losses.
Georgia Southern found that Appalachian State said “enough” of giving up big points and big yardage. Georgia Southern, which averaged 308 total yards and 17.6 points per game, did not reach either against an App State defense that keyed a 27-6 win over the Eagles in front of a national television audience at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
BOONE — Appalachian State football coach Scott Satterfield stressed the need for the Mountaineers to get off to a fast start against Coastal Carolina in their Sun Belt Conference showdown Oct. 21 at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The Mountaineers did not disappoint their coach with a fast start. The middle part of the game didn’t go so well for App State.
Crucial start: Wake Forest, App State target early momentum ahead of showdown
The score-by-quarters tally through three games for Wake Forest obviously will line up well, given an unbeaten start and a combined advantage of 131-27.
But the 87-7 margin in the first half, given that Appalachian State has struggled getting off the ground in two of its three games, means the opening minutes of Saturday’s 3:30 game at Kidd Brewer Stadium will be crucial.
Sun Belt has hope for a team to play on New Year’s Day
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield understood the implication when Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson asserted that the league could have a team in New Year's Day bowl game for the first time — and win it — as soon as this season.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has given football coach Scott Satterfield a new five-year contract through 2021.
School officials announced the deal Friday, a day after it was approved by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Terms were not disclosed. The school's board of trustees approved the contract in March.
Satterfield's previous deal, which was awarded in 2015, lasted through the 2020 season.
App State, Toledo follow similar blueprint to Camellia Bowl
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Appalachian State and Toledo have matching 9-3 records, running backs chasing the same career milestone and head coaches who are friends and former co-workers.
The two teams, who meet in Saturday's Camellia Bowl, employ different offensive styles but share common ground.
Troy, Appalachian State set for pivotal Sun Belt showdown
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Troy and Appalachian State are set for a pivotal Sun Belt Conference showdown one season after waging a three-overtime contest.
The two teams play Saturday at Troy in only the third meeting this deep into the season between Sun Belt teams with unbeaten league marks.
Appalachian St., Arkansas St. look like Sun Belt’s best
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While Appalachian State will always be remembered for its stunning upset of Michigan in the Big House in 2007, the Mountaineers are setting a new standard now.
Since moving to the Sun Belt Conference in 2014, Appalachian State has proved it was primed for a quick transition up to the NCAA's top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision.
Last season, Scott Satterfield coached the Mountaineers to the first 11-win season in Sun Belt history, capped by a...