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WCU Football Player Collapses At Practice, Later Dies

A Western Carolina University football player’s first practice as a Catamount ended in tragedy. Ja’Quayvin Ja’Quar Smalls, a junior defensive back from Mount Pleasant, S.C., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 8 at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva after collapsing during conditioning drills as a part of voluntary off-season workouts. Smalls […]

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Western Carolina to Host ‘Football 101 for Women’

Western Carolina Athletics will hold the second annual “Football 101 for Women” in preparation for the 2009 college football season. Hosted by Cyndi Wagner and Gale Smith, the wives of head football coach Dennis Wagner and WCU Athletic Director Chip Smith, women are invited to join them for a night […]

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WCU Announces 26-member Cheerleading Squad for 2009-10

Western Carolina and head cheerleading coach Kim Cherry-Beck recently announced the 2009-10 Catamount cheer squad. One of the largest squads in recent history, the 26-member squad has representation from four states including 23 from North Carolina and one apiece from Georgia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.  “I have been a […]