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Red Wolves' Ryan Aplin Still Has Appetite To Help A-State Advance

by Todd Traub 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Whatever happens this season, quarterback Ryan Aplin will leave Arkansas State with an accomplishment few of his Red Wolves predecessors had a chance to enjoy. Aplin’s team won. That’s it. The ultimate statistic.

ASU’s Ryan Aplin Named to Manning Award Watch List

by ASU Sports Information 7/13/2012 2:01 pm

Arkansas State senior quarterback Ryan Aplin has been named to the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Manning Award Watch List heading into the 2012 season, the Manning Award committee announced Friday.

Preseason Hype: How USA Today Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas State Red Wolves

by Casey Hawkins 6/29/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what USA Today has to say about the…

Preseason Hype: How Phil Steele Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas State Red Wolves

by Casey Hawkins 6/28/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what Phil Steele has to say about the…

Preseason Hype: How Lindy's Sports Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas State Red Wolves

by Casey Hawkins 6/27/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what Lindy’s Sports has to say about the…

Red Wolves' Aplin Earns Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete Of The Year Award

by Chris Bahn 5/23/2012 12:30 pm

Ryan Aplin’s talents extend beyond the football field. Aplin, the record-setting Arkansas State quarterback, was named Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year during the league’s summer meetings. Aplin is the second Red Wolves athlete in three years to earn the award, which recognizes athletic and academic achievement.

Documentary Film Crew Captures 'Red Wolves Revival' During ASU Spring Practice

by Chris Bahn 4/27/2012 9:47 am

Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn kept spring football practices closed to media and fans. A documentary film crew, however, apparently had free run of the place.

Jim's Notebook: Malzahn, Red Wolves Take Show to YouTube

by Jim Harris 4/10/2012 3:15 pm

New Arkansas State football coach Gus Malzahn and returning senior quarterback Ryan Aplin made the media rounds in Little Rock on Tuesday, ostensibly to promote Saturday's Red-Black Game in Jonesboro but to also talk about the overall program now that it's under Malzahn's direction. Accompanying them was a videographer, Nathan Brooks. ASU is taking fans inside the Malzahn program through a YouTube-based video series entitled "Red Wolves Revival."

Malzahn Says Pace 'Not Even Close' In First Spring Practice With Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 3:00 pm

Arkansas State players thought they knew what an up-tempo practice was. Then they went through their first spring football practice with Coach Gus Malzahn.

Jim Harris: Malzahn's First Recruiting Class At Arkansas State Stirs The Red Wolves' Fans

by Jim Harris 2/1/2012 6:20 pm

The buzz surrounding Gus Malzahn’s first recruiting class as Arkansas State’s head football coach was spelled out by the large crowd streaming into the Fowler Center on ASU’s campus late Wednesday afternoon, anxious to hear Malzahn’s assessment of his 27-player haul on national signing day. Last year, with fans excited about new head coach Hugh Freeze, about 600 booster club members with free admission overflowed the Cooper Alumni Center. This year, Red Wolf Club director and ASU associate athletic director Doug Doggett said, a ticket was required for admission as the event moved into the more spacious Fowler Center, which can seat more than 900 people. ASU already had sold 750 tickets by Wednesday, according to Doggett.

Two-Minute Drill: No. Ill. 38, Arkansas State 20

by Chris Bahn 1/9/2012 10:59 am

Why ASU Lost: After falling behind 13-0, Northern Illinois scored 31 unanswered points to take control of the game. Arkansas State (10-3) started fast, but couldn’t keep the momentum going and seemed slow in countering once the Huskies (11-3) made early adjustments. ASU had a nine-game winning streak end, turning the ball over five times. Quarterback Ryan Aplin had an off night, throwing three interceptions while completing 30 of 58 passes for 352 yards and a touchdown. Aplin was sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards, a stat that factored into the team netting only 28 rushing yards.

GoDaddy.com Bowl Preview Capsule: Arkansas State-Northern Illinois

by The Associated Press 1/8/2012 9:21 am

Arkansas State is trying to extend its nine-game winning streak and get a victory in its first bowl appearance since 2005. The Red Wolves won the Sun Belt Conference and are trying for their first bowl victory since 1970. Northern Illinois has an eight-game winning streak and is the Mid-American Conference champion. The Huskies are trying for their 11th win in coach Dave Doeren's first season.

Despite Coaching Changes, Arkansas State Hopes Winning Ways Remain the Same

by Daniel McFadin 1/7/2012 9:45 am

There has been more than enough change at Arkansas State over the last month. Coaches departing, coaches hired and what might seem on the outside like a bit of instability. Interim coach David Gunn sees something else. Red Wolves players and the style of play that got them to 10 wins and a spot to play Northern Illinois in Sunday’s GoDaddy.com Bowl are no different than they were throughout the season.

Bahn: Red Wolves Embracing Bold Vision For The Future; Shanita Arnold Returns 'Home'

by Chris Bahn 12/16/2011 3:31 pm

With the Sun Belt Conference champion Red Wolves headed to the GoDaddy.com Bowl looking for an 11th win, quarterback Ryan Aplin now knows what the program is capable of achieving. So, when new Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn — hired Wednesday to replace Hugh Freeze – began talking about turning the program into a consistent Top 25 program, the Red Wolves starting quarterback wasn’t caught off guard.

Red Wolves' Aplin, Freeze, Joiner Earn Top Recognition From Sun Belt Conference

by Chris Bahn 12/7/2011 11:38 am

Arkansas State is reaping more rewards for its 10-2 season and Sun Belt Conference title. Quarterback Ryan Aplin was named the league’s Player of the Year. Defensive lineman Brandon Joiner was picked as SBC Defensive Player of the Year. Coach Hugh Freeze, hired at Ole Miss on Monday, was picked as the conference’s top coach and seven Red Wolves were named to the first-team all-Sun Belt offense or defense as ASU became the first team in league history to win 10 games in the regular season.

Two-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 45, Troy 14

by Jim Harris 12/3/2011 8:57 pm

While the Red Wolves’ offense took a while to get rolling, the opportunistic defense took control of the game with a 60-yard fumble return for a score by Darryl Feemster and a blocked punt recovery by Don Jones to stake ASU to a 17-0 lead. Troy never was closer than 10 points the rest of the way, as the ASU offense found a good mix of Ryan Aplin’s scrambles and his pin-point accuracy on sideline routes to gain 283 yards in the second half while the defense clamped down on Troy, allowing just 98 total yards in the second half. Aplin connected on 25 of 37 passes for 356 yards and three touchdowns. Senior receiver Dwayne Frampton had 10 catches for 153 yards and a score, breaking the ASU record for career receptions. Besides a 30-yard scoring strike to Frampton, Aplin passed for a 10-yard touchdown to Taylor Stockemer and a 9-yard shovel pass to Rod Hall.

Aplin Runs, Passes Arkansas State Red Wolves To Romp Over Troy, 10-Win Season

by Jim Harris 12/3/2011 6:48 pm

An opportunistic Arkansas State defense staked the Red Wolves to a 17-0 lead, and junior quarterback Ryan Aplin and the ASU offense then put the game in cruise control with Aplin's running and passing in a 45-14 win over Troy on Saturday at ASU Stadium.

Two-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 45, Middle Tennessee 19

by Daniel McFadin 11/19/2011 7:09 pm

Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Red Wolves clinched at least a share of the Sun Belt championship with a 45-19 victory over Middle Tennessee.

Two-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 30, Louisiana-Lafayette 21

by Daniel McFadin 11/13/2011 9:24 pm

Why Arkansas State Won: The Red Wolves proved why they have the best total defense in the Sun Belt by intercepting the Cajuns four times in running their record to 8-2. ASU needs one victory to clinch the Sun Belt championship.

Aplin's Three Touchdowns Help Red Wolves Rally Past Ragin' Cajuns For Eighth Victory

by The Associated Press 11/12/2011 6:22 pm

Ryan Aplin ran for a touchdown and passed for two more as Arkansas State rallied past Louisiana-Lafayette 30-21 in a Sun Belt Conference game Saturday. It was the seventh straight victory for the Red Wolves, who maintained control of the conference race.