Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cats complete Day 3 of Spring Football Practice

“I really thought today was a good day. The defense has done an exceptional job of running around, they're playing with a lot of energy and confidence right now. And I thought that they tackled well today,” said Coach Speir. “Offensively, we haven't changed a lot of what we're doing – but we have altered some of the ways we're calling it, trying to simplify it. We've just got to work on being cleaner with our execution from sideline through whistle offensively – but that will come.”

We've just got to clean some things up on offense, but I do think that we're at a good place right now. I've again been very excited about where our defense is with the way they're flying around. I just think the whole team has brought a great energy level out through these first four practices,” Speir added.

“We've got 11 more days and as we've said, we've got to go make each one of them count. And to this point, I think we've made four of them count. I don't think that we've come out and wasted any time or had a bad practice where we went backward. These four days, we've progressed as a football team. It's a fun group to be around, the energy level and the leadership have been good. We've just got to come out and have another good day on Thursday,” said Speir.




Jordan Bostian

Catamount Player of the Week is track and field's Jordan Bostian who won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:25.52 at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational last weekend.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Louis Theys named the SoCon Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Cullowhee, N.C. – On the strength of his career-best, fourth-place finish at the GCU Invitational last week in Arizona, Western Carolina freshman Louis Theys was named the Southern Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. 





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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Catamounts add 7 new opponents to future schedules




The Western Carolina Catamounts have added future football games against Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Gardner-Webb, Charleston Southern, Campbell, and Montana


FBS
- Oklahoma, Sept. 11, 2021
-Arkansas, Sept. 2, 2023
-Wake Forest,Sept. 6, 2025


FCS -
-Gardner-Webb, home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021
-Charleston Southern, home-and-home series on Sept. 3, 2022 & on Sept. 23, 2023
-Campbell, home-and-home series - on Sept. 7, 2024 in Cullowhee and Sept. 27, 2025 at Buies Creek
-Montana, a home-and-home series, at Grizzly Sept. 14, 2024, in Cullowhee on Aug. 30, 2025.


FUTURE WESTERN CAROLINA NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

2019

2020

2021

2023

2024

2025


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Catamounts Complete Day 1 of 2019 Spring Practice

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Phillip Ely added to Catamount Staff


 Phillip Ely named the football program’s next quarterbacks’ coach.



Friday, March 15, 2019

Holt & Carlton named Co-Offensive Coordinators


Mark Speir has elevated both John Holt and Tyler Carlton to Co-Offensive Coordinators entering the 2019 season.




Keith Henry added to Football Staff

Henry to coach the nickelbacks and serve as special teams coordinator

Friday, March 1, 2019

SoCon Basketball - Friday, March 1, 2019


The final day of conference play for this season takes place on Saturday.
Here are Saturday's games:


Citadel (12-16) at VMI (9-20) 1 pm ESPN+

#24 Wofford (25-4) at Samford (16-14) 2 pm ESPN3

Furman (23-6) at Chattanooga (12-18) 2 pm ESPN+

Western Carolina (7-23) at ETSU (22-8) 4 pm ESPN+

UNCG (25-5) at Mercer (11-18) 4:30 pm ESPN+


NCAA NET Rankings     (Feb. 27, 2019)
  19 - Wofford
  47 - Furman
  61 - UNCG
  66 - ETSU
158 - Samford
184 - Mercer
258 - Citadel
270 - Chattanooga
289 - Western Carolina
322 - VMI

Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Feb. 28, 2019)
#11 Southern Conference
#12 A-10
#13 C-USA
#17 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#20 OVC
#21 Atlantic Sun
#26 Big South

Sagarin Rankings  (Feb 28, 2019)
  40 - Wofford
  78 - Furman
  86 - ETSU
  95 - UNCG
178 - Samford
182 - Mercer
261 - Chattanooga
264 - Citadel
301 - Western Carolina
321 - VMI



Conference Standings as of 2-21-19

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford17 - 025 - 4
UNCG14 - 325 - 5
Furman12 - 523 - 6
ETSU12 - 522 - 8
Chattanooga7 - 1012 - 18
Samford6 - 1116 - 14
Mercer6 - 1111 - 18
The Citadel4 - 1312 - 16
Western Carolina4 - 137 - 23
VMI3 - 149 - 20



The SoCon Basketball Tournament - 

If it ended today........ After Thursday's games...... 2-28-19

First Round - Friday, March 8 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Asheville, N.C.
Game 1 -  #8 Western Carolina  vs.  #9 Citadel   at 5 p.m.
Game 2 -  #7 Samford  vs.  #10 VMI   at 7:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals - Saturday, March 9 at the U.S. Cellular Center
Game 3 -  #1 Wofford  vs.  Winner Game 1 (WCU/Citadel)  at 12 p.m.
Game 4 -  #4 ETSU  vs.  #5 Chattanooga   at 2:30 p.m.
Game 5 -  #2 UNCG  vs.  Winner Game 2 (Samford/VMI)  at 6 p.m.
Game 6 -  #3 Furman  vs.  #6 Mercer   at 8:30 p.m.


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