Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's official - WCU/ETSU to play at Bristol

Western Carolina head coach Mark Speir grew up in NASCAR country, so he's looking forward to renewing the rivalry with ETSU in such a storied venue such as Bristol Motor Speedway. 

"We are first of all very excited about the renewal of the Southern Conference football rivalry between Western Carolina and ETSU," said Speir. "We're looking forward to being the first SoCon team to welcome Buccaneer football back to the SoCon - and to be able to do so in such a storied American sports venue like Bristol Motor Speedway is an awesome opportunity for both of our programs. Bristol is an iconic emblem in one of America's most popular sports, NASCAR. It's especially cool for me, a guy from Kannapolis, N.C., who grew up in the heart of NASCAR country and has been a fan all my life, to have our team compete on that stage in what will be transformed into college football's largest stadium. This is a great opportunity for our program and our fans."

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