App State Announces 2019 Black Thursday, Heroes Day Games

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 6:45 pm

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State is tapping into the well of tradition, with a slight wrinkle, for the highly anticipated Georgia Southern football matchup this coming Halloween night in Boone.

The nationally televised contest (ESPNU) between the Mountaineers and Eagles will be featured as App State’s “Black Thursday” game in the tradition of the Black Saturday contests that have been a highlight of the football schedule since the 1980s. All fans will be encouraged to wear their favorite black App gear to the game.

The Nov. 23 game against Texas State will be Heroes Day on the Appalachian campus, recognizing military personnel, first responders and veterans with free admission to the game. As the final regular-season home game of the year, it will also be Senior Day.

App State previously announced the dates for the Hall of Fame and Jerry Moore celebrations (Aug. 31 vs. ETSU), Family Weekend (Sept. 28 vs. Coastal Carolina) and Homecoming (Oct. 19 vs. ULM). The Mountaineers also host regional rival Charlotte on Sept. 7.

Fans interested in purchasing 2019 football season tickets and joining the Yosef Club can do so online by clicking HERE, by calling 828-262-2079 or by visiting the App State Athletics ticket office, located at the Holmes Center. The deadline to renew season tickets for the upcoming season is April 30.

Anyone who renews or purchases 2019 football season tickets by Friday, March 15 will have a chance to win one of several of the following exclusive offers. 
Chance to Win:

Breakfast with Coach Drinkwitz

Call a play at spring practice

Pregame sideline passes (20 individuals)

2 seats at the Legends Gala

2 seats at Club Level (standing room only)

2 spots in the Yosef Club Golf Tournament

Signed football by Coach Drinkwitz (25 account holders)

Everyone Wins:

25% discount to

Personalized ticket booklet

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