Welcome to the newest, most advanced, Appalachian State athletics site on the web - AppNation247.com. We are the official Appalachian State team-site of the 247Sports.com network.
247Sports was launched in 2010 by the original founders of Rivals.com. The goal was to provide next generation team-site technology and mobile accessibility with a focus on the fans themselves. It combines message boards, article comments, chats and blogs into a single platform. In 2012, 247Sports became an official partner of CBSSports.com and provides recruiting coverage for the site.
In addition to the most advanced technology in the industry, 247Sports has collected a dream team of recruiting experts hand-picked from other sites such as Rivals, ESPN, & Scout. These analysts rank potential D-I prospects in football & basketball using extensive film evaluation, personal observation, and input from professional scouts. 247Sports is also home to the industry-generated 247Composite rating. Using a proprietary algorithm, 247 combines industry-wide rankings and ratings, and converts them into an unbiased linear composite index. For a full explanation on the player ranking system, click HERE.
AppNation247 is owned and operated by three App State alumni: John Miller (founder of AppStateNation.com), Mike Holloway (co-founder of AppStateCentral.com), and Bryden Tweedy (co-founder of AppStateCentral.com). Appalachian State is the first FCS program to receive an exclusive team-site on 247Sports.com. That should serve as a compliment to the success of our school and the massive support of its fans.
Just as Appalachian State seems to be on the verge of taking its football program to the next level, we decided it was time to join forces and take our App State sites to the next level here at 247Sports.com. Armed with media credentials, significant writing experience, and our passion for Appalachian State, we promise to bring you the most interesting and exclusive articles and interviews related to all things Appalachian State.
If you're into recruiting, you'll get first looks at new recruits for both football and basketball. As an official 247Sports site, we can now target its all-star team of recruiting analysts on to Appalachian State prospects to provide unmatched recruiting information and rankings. If you're an Appalachian State fan, but recruiting scoops are not your thing, don't worry. We'll also have the latest inside info on Appalachian State's drive to FBS, general conference realignment, coaching searches, season/game previews, interviews and more!
Finally, our advanced message board is just a click away for discussing the latest Appalachian State developments. The board and the site as a whole have even been designed to be compatible with your mobile device, so you can stay connected from anywhere.
247Sports has invested millions of dollars into its technology and recruiting experts. Therefore, to get the inside scoop on App State here at AppNation247, you'll need to get a VIP subscription. We fully intend on making the VIP subscription something App State fans absolutely can not afford to live without. If you're unsure, please take one of the free trial memberships that are available and see for yourself.
We look forward to providing you with the best Appalachian State team-site we can possibly make. If you have a question about anything at all, please post it on the message board or contact me at JohnMiller@AppNation247.com and we'll get right back to you! Thanks!