Asheville sports

Asheville’s pitch to Ironman: Stunning natural beauty perfect for run, bike, swim

Asheville’s pitch to Ironman: Stunning natural beauty perfect for run, bike, swim

Asheville officials and star athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lauren Tamayo, make case for city to host the triathlon.

by May 8, 2013 7 comments Asheville sports
Nick picked: UNC Asheville names McDevitt new men’s basketball coach

Nick picked: UNC Asheville names McDevitt new men’s basketball coach

McDevitt played for the Bulldogs from 1997-2001.

by April 26, 2013 6 comments Asheville sports
Could a different call in UNCA vs. Syracuse game kept coach in Asheville?

Could a different call in UNCA vs. Syracuse game kept coach in Asheville?

It’s wishful thinking, but UNCA men’s coach Eddie Biedenbach might still be in Asheville if refs hadn’t blown a big call in last year’s NCAA tourney.

by April 24, 2013 13 comments Asheville sports
A broken body: Former NFL QB Johnson tells USA Today of physical pain

A broken body: Former NFL QB Johnson tells USA Today of physical pain

Professional football is a brutal game. Brad Johnson’s chronic pain and injuries are the testament.

by April 24, 2013 5 comments Asheville sports
Latest workout regimen headed to Asheville: pure barre

Latest workout regimen headed to Asheville: pure barre

You know those killer ballet workouts using a ballet barre? That’s pure barre.

Blue Ridge Roller Girls return to action on Saturday

Blue Ridge Roller Girls return to action on Saturday

It’s an estrogen-fueled triple-header full of action at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown.

Biedenbach resigns UNC Asheville basketball coaching job; will be UNCW assistant

Biedenbach resigns UNC Asheville basketball coaching job; will be UNCW assistant

Coach Eddie Biedenbach took UNCA to the NCAA tournament three times during his 17-year tenure.

by April 2, 2013 10 comments Asheville sports
Asheville will bid to host full Ironman competition

Asheville will bid to host full Ironman competition

The proposed route: swim in Lake Lure, bike more than 100 miles to Asheville, run a marathon in Asheville.

by March 25, 2013 2 comments Asheville sports
Basketball tourney wants 500 kids to dribble basketballs through Asheville Sat. morn

Basketball tourney wants 500 kids to dribble basketballs through Asheville Sat. morn

The first 500 kids to show up starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday will get a free basketball, T-shirt and ticket to a SoCon game.

Charlotte Observer: UNCA’s Keith Hornsby rocks on the foul line

Charlotte Observer: UNCA’s Keith Hornsby rocks on the foul line

At 93 percent, Hornsby’s free-throw shooing percentage is second in the national

by March 5, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
Alert: Weekend basketball tourney will tie up downtown Asheville streets

Alert: Weekend basketball tourney will tie up downtown Asheville streets

The tournament is expected to draw 15,000 people a day to downtown for the four-day event.

Asheville Marathon was a brutal and lovely affair

Asheville Marathon was a brutal and lovely affair

Check out these photos by Asheville photographer Cindy Kunst.

by March 4, 2013 9 comments Asheville sports
National champions! Warren Wilson College basketball team wins big

National champions! Warren Wilson College basketball team wins big

The Owls of Warren Wilson College beat Penn State Fayette, 76-68, on Saturday night in a hard-fought battle to win the USCAA Div. II national championship.

by March 2, 2013 5 comments Asheville sports
Cheer on the Warren Wilson College basketball team today at 5 p.m.

Cheer on the Warren Wilson College basketball team today at 5 p.m.

The Owls are on a roll. They knocked off the top seed in their tournament last night and play fourth seed Penn State Beaver this evening.

by March 1, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
New 30k race coming to Pisgah National Forest in May

New 30k race coming to Pisgah National Forest in May

It’s the first ever 30k footrace for the Cradle of Forestry.

Girls Gone Outdoors blog: Shut-In Trail Race will continue unchanged

Girls Gone Outdoors blog: Shut-In Trail Race will continue unchanged

The November race will go on unchanged, according to the superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

by January 21, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
CrossFit Asheville is moving to Haywood Road in West Asheville

CrossFit Asheville is moving to Haywood Road in West Asheville

CrossFit Asheville plans to move into its new location in about two months.

by January 14, 2013 6 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
UNCA Bulldogs beat St. John’s, score first-ever win against Big East Team

UNCA Bulldogs beat St. John’s, score first-ever win against Big East Team

The UNCA Bulldogs came back from as much as 17 points down to stun St. John’s.

by December 22, 2012 0 comments Asheville sports
Lassi’s back! Video: Snowy soccer trick shots, Christmas in Finland edition

Lassi’s back! Video: Snowy soccer trick shots, Christmas in Finland edition

Skis, skates, Santa…and some sweet goalie trick shots.

by December 19, 2012 1 comment Asheville sports