All hail Appalachia

Man, oh man, has it been a great year to be an unheralded, small-conference school in western North Carolina, or what?

First Appalachian State beats Michigan in the Big House. Then Gardner-Webb beats Kentucky at Rupp Arena. And now Davidson — Appy State’s conference-mate — is going to the Elite Eight.

Just call it the Bermuda Carolina Triangle:

"Abandon hope, all ye major-conference foes who enter here!"

Heady days in western Carolina. HOT! HOT! HOT!

One Response to “All hail Appalachia”

  1. Aaron says:

    Just out of curiosity, in Knoxville is it Appa-lay-shia or Appa-latch-a? I had a colleague who grew up one county over from Hazard. He’d lost virtually all trace of an accent in his adult life, but would still insist upon the latter pronunciation.