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2009 Catamount Cross Country Schedule and Outlook

Head coach Danny Williamson announced the 2009 cross country season on July 8. The season, which will consist of four regular season races before the Southern Conference Championship, will kick off Sept. 4 with a WCU Invitational. “We are looking forward to our upcoming season,” said Williamson. “The schedule will […]

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A Look at the 2009 Lady Catamount Soccer Team

A pair of in-season tournaments including one at home, road trips to two Southeastern Conference powers and an 11-match conference slate highlight the 2009 women’s soccer schedule for the defending Southern Conference Champion Western Carolina Catamounts, released today by head coach Tammy DeCesare. Four teams, including the opponent in the […]

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Campus Recreational Center Offers Fitness and Fun This Fall

The Campus Recreation Center of Western Carolina University, which is located beside the University Center, will have plenty to offer students, faculty, and staff this fall semester. The center houses various physical fitness programs including Intramurals, Group Xercise, Personal Training, and Club Sports. New and returning students, along with faculty/staff, […]

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Concepcion Previews 2009 Lady Catamount Volleyball Team

Western Carolina volleyball Head Coach Manuel Concepcion is optimistic for his team’s schedule, which includes matches with 14 non-conference opponents and a full slate of Southern Conference opponents. “The schedule is designed to be a huge challenge for us,” Concepcion said. “We want the team to be ready to play […]

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WCU Begins Sickle-Cell Disease Testing

After the death of Catamount football player Ja’Quayvin Smalls, Western Carolina University has decided to begin testing African-American athletes for the sickle-cell anemia trait. Smalls, a junior defensive back from Mount Pleasant, S.C., died July 8 after collapsing during a sprint workout at a voluntary, off-season practice in Cullowhee. Observers […]

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North Carolina Budget Upholds Athlete Tuition Waiver

North Carolina taxpayers will continue to pick up the tab for granting in-state tuition to out-of-state athletes at a cost of over $10 million a year. In a budget filled this year with tax increases and cuts to classrooms and medical services, some North Carolina lawmakers sought to include curbs […]

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Golf Teams Look Forward to Upcoming Season

Coaches Gorham Bradley and Steve Lott of the men and women’s golf teams (respectively) have released their teams’ 2009-2010 play schedule. Both teams will play in 11 tournaments throughout this fall and spring semester. Coach Gorham Bradley posted the men’s schedule On July 23. The schedule is divided into five […]

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WCU Football Team Ready to Start, Shine on Television

Five home games and a season-opening road trip to Southeastern Conference foe, Vanderbilt, highlight Western Carolina’s 11-game 2009 Catamount football schedule. The slate includes three teams which made the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs a season ago and a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) winner. “The 2009 schedule is very […]

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Karen Middleton Announces Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches

Western Carolina’s women’s head basketball coach, Karen Middleton, who has taken over this year after the departure of former head coach Kellie Haprer to N.C. State, recently announced her assistant coaching staff. The Lady Catamounts will jumpstart its season with an all female coaching staff which includes head Coach Karen […]