Friday, March 24, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 2017 Spring Game

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Catamount Football: Live Q&A on Facebook

Coach Speir will host a live facebook Q&A session on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

"Head football coach Mark Speir will take part in a special Facebook Live question and answer session following Tuesday's (March 14) practice session beginning at 7:00 pm through the official Catamount Athletics Facebook page (fb.com/catamountsports). Fans are encouraged to submit questions in advance through the social media site while also having the ability to ask questions live during the online stream."

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Sammons Named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week

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Western Carolina left-hander Bryan Sammons has been named the Southern Conference pitcher of the Week.

Sammons went 1-0 with a save and a 1.08 ERA last week against a pair of Power 5 opponents, throwing a combined 8 1/3 innings.

The senior southpaw tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief against the 20th-ranked Wolfpack on March 6, striking out two en route to earning his third career save and first since his freshman campaign.

Sammons also tossed seven innings to down Nebraska on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks, striking out eight, in the Cats’ series-opening win.

Bryan currently is the winningest active pitcher in the SoCon with 22 career victories. He is now 3-0 on the season and tied for eighth in WCU record books in career wins.

The award is Sammons’ second. He also earned a SoCon weekly honor last season.


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Buchanan named SoCon Pitcher of the Week.

Courtney Buchanan achieved an ERA of 0.58 in 12 innings pitched last week against USC Upstate, North Florida, Mount Saint Mary’s and La Salle, surrendering just one earned run on the week. The Nebo, North Carolina, native struck out 12 batters, six of which came in the Catamounts’ 8-3 defeat over Mount Saint Mary’s on Saturday. Buchanan managed to post her first win of the season at North Florida on Friday after the Ospreys scored only two runs, neither of which was earned, in WCU’s 4-2 win in Jacksonville, Florida. The senior currently leads the SoCon in ERA (1.78) and is second in the conference in opposing batting average (.206).


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Keith LeClair Classic



Catamount Games this weekend at the Clark-LeClair Stadium

Friday, March 3 – No. 9/18 East Carolina (Keith LeClair Classic) – Greenville, N.C. – 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 – vs. Appalachian State (Keith LeClair Classic) – Greenville, N.C. – Noon
Sunday, March 5 – vs. No. 15 St. John’s (Keith LeClair Classic) – Greenville, N.C. – 11:00 am



14th Keith LeClair Classic 
DatesMar. 3-5, 2017
Times4:30 p.m. \\\ Noon \\\11:00 a.m.
LocationGreenville, N.C.(Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium)
TicketsBuy Tickets
Live Game CoverageRadio: WNCT 1070 AM
Watch Live (ECU Games Only)
TuneIn Radio: Online (within the app search WNCT – Beach Boogie & Blues)
Internet OptionsLive Stats: All Weekend Games
PromotionsClick here
Official Web SitesEast Carolina | Western Carolina | St. Johns | Appalachian State
American Athletic Conference
Game NotesEast Carolina (PDF) | Western Carolina (PDF) | St. Johns (PDF)
Appalachian State (PDF) | The American (PDF)
2017 StatisticsEast Carolina | Western Carolina | St. Johns | Appalachian State | The American
Baseball CentralRoster | Fact Book (PDF) | The American | NCAA Baseball | College Scoreboard
Social Media@ECUScoreboard (in-game updates) | The American
#ECUPirates | #ECUBaseball | #AmericanRising

Women fall to Chattanooga

Hunter on the SoCon Tournament

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cats beat VMI to close out regular season



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The SoCon Basketball Tournament Schedule


First round // Friday, March 3 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 1 -  Men's Game 1  (5 p.m.)
Seed #8 - Western Carolina    vs.  Seed #9 -  The Citadel

- Game 2 -  Men's Game 2  (7:30 p.m.)
Seed #7 -  Samford   vs.  Seed #10 - VMI


Quarterfinals // Saturday, March 4 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 3 -  Men's Game 3  (12 p.m.)
Winner Game #1 (WCU/Citadel)  vs. Seed #1 - UNCG

- Game 4 -  Men's Game 4  (2:30 p.m.)
Seed #4 - Chattanooga   vs.  Seed #5 - Wofford

- Game 5 -  Men's Game 5  (6 p.m.)
Winner Game #2 (Samford/VMIl)  vs. Seed #2 - Furman

- Game 6 -  Men's Game 6  (8:30 p.m.)
Seed #3 - ETSU  vs.  Seed #6 - Mercer





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WCU Player of the Game - VMI



The Purple & Gold Player of the Game for Monday night's VMI contest is sophomore forward Marc Gosselin.









Marc Gosselin picked up his fifth double-double of the season with a game high 20 points and 12 rebounds Monday night in Western's victory over VMI.  He hit 7 of 8 field goals, and was 2 for 2 from the free throw line. Gisselin also had 4 steals.




Purple & Gold congratulates Marc Gosselin on his selection.









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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cats win series over Marshall


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Your 2017 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Champions

The Western Carolina Catamounts captured their fourth consecutive men’s Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, while WCU women's team earned second place Sunday at the Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

For the Catamounts, it marks the program’s ninth men’s indoor track and field championship,


If the season ended today.......



The four teams competing on Friday's play-in round, will tip off at 5 pm, March 3. The two games scheduled in the play-in round are of course single elimination.

All games will be carried on ESPN3, except the championship game which will be on ESPN2.

(Includes all games played through Feb. 25, 2017)



First round // Friday, March 3 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 1 -  Men's Game 1  (5 p.m.)
Seed #8 - VMI    vs.  Seed #9 -  Western Carolina

- Game 2 -  Men's Game 2  (7:30 p.m.)
Seed #7 -  Samford   vs.  Seed #10 - The Citadel


Quarterfinals // Saturday, March 4 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 3 -  Men's Game 3  (12 p.m.)
Winner Game #1 (WCU/VMI)  vs. Seed #1 - ETSU

- Game 4 -  Men's Game 4  (2:30 p.m.)
Seed #4 - Chattanooga   vs.  Seed #5 - Wofford

- Game 5 -  Men's Game 5  (6 p.m.)
Winner Game #2 (Samford/Citadel)  vs. Seed #2 - Furman

- Game 6 -  Men's Game 6  (8:30 p.m.)
Seed #3 - UNCG  vs.  Seed #6 - Mercer





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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Women's Basketball Ends Regular Season With A Win


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Men's basketball falls to ETSU

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SoCon: Basketball today.....

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Baseball Opens Home Series with 8 to 0 Win

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Saturday's SoCon basketball games




Saturday's games....
There's a full slate of conference games on Saturday, as the season winds down. This will be senior day for the Catamounts, however the Cats will play again at home on Monday night.







Wofford (15-15, 10-7 Southern) at Furman (20-10, 13-4 Southern) 2 pm - ESPN3
Timmons Arena - Greenville, South Carolina


Mercer (13-16, 7-9 Southern) at Chattanooga (19-9, 10-6 Southern) 5 pm - ESPN3
McKenzie Arena - Chattanooga, Tennessee


VMI (6-21, 3-13 Southern) at UNCG (21-8, 12-4 Southern) 5 pm - ESPN3
Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium - Greensboro, North Carolina


The Citadel (9-20, 2-14 Southern) at Samford (17-12, 8-8 Southern) 7 pm - ESPN3
Pete Hanna Center - Birmingham, Alabama


ETSU (23-6, 13-3 Southern) at Western Carolina (8-21, 3-13 Southern) 7 pm (ESPN3)
Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, North Carolina


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spring Practice No.5: Coach Speir's comments

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If the basketball season ended today...... (2-22-17)



The four teams competing on Friday's play-in round, will tip off at 5 pm, March 3. The two games scheduled in the play-in round are of course single elimination.

All games will be carried on ESPN3, except the championship game which will be on ESPN2.

(Includes all games played through Feb. 22, 2017)



First round // Friday, March 3 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 1 -  Men's Game 1  (5 p.m.)
Seed #8 -  Western Carolina   vs.  Seed #9 -  VMI

- Game 2 -  Men's Game 2  (7:30 p.m.)
Seed #7 -  Mercer   vs.  Seed #10 - The Citadel


Quarterfinals // Saturday, March 4 // U.S. Cellular Center // Asheville, N.C.
- Game 3 -  Men's Game 3  (12 p.m.)
Winner Game #1 (WCU/VMI)  vs. Seed #1 - ETSU

- Game 4 -  Men's Game 4  (2:30 p.m.)
Seed #4 - Chattanooga   vs.  Seed #5 - Wofford

- Game 5 -  Men's Game 5  (6 p.m.)
Winner Game #2 (Mercer/Citadel)  vs. Seed #2 - Furman

- Game 6 -  Men's Game 6  (8:30 p.m.)
Seed #3 - UNCG  vs.  Seed #6 - Samford 





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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday's SoCon Basketball scores......

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WCU Player of the Game - @ The Citadel




The Purple & Gold Player of the Game for Wednesday night's The Citadel contest is junior forward Ashley Williams.









Williams came off the bench and hit a game high of 20 points, hitting 5 of 10 field goals, and 6 of 10 from the free throw line. Williams also had 1 assist and pulled down 2 rebounds.




Purple & Gold congratulates Ashley Williams on his selection.





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