App State Thursday games set for 7:30

NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN announced on Monday that Appalachian State University football’s nationally televised Thursday night games versus Georgia Southern (Oct. 22) and Arkansas State (Nov. 5) will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Both games will air nationally on ESPNU.
The nationally televised weeknight games are the third and fourth in Kidd Brewer Stadium history. Appalachian State defeated Richmond, 55-35, in front of 24,140 fans in the NCAA Division I FCS national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 and hammered No. 3-ranked Wofford, 70-24, before a then-stadium-record crowd of 30,931 on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. Both contests were televised nationally on ESPN2.
Appalachian State athletics and leaders from the University and Town of Boone have been working for several months to develop a plan to make the Thursday night games a success, with the goal of causing as little disruption to the University’s academic mission and inconvenience to area residents and thousands of visiting alumni and fans as possible. The plan is in its final stages of development and will be announced soon.
Currently, the only way to be assured of a reserved seat for the highly anticipated nationally televised Sun Belt Conference showdowns is to purchase 2015 Appalachian State football season tickets. Full- and half-season ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased online at appstatesports.com/tickets, by phone at (828) 262-2079 or in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, located at the Holmes Center.

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