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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 […]

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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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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 […]