Friday, April 24, 2020

WCU's new football turf

If all goes well, it will be installed by the first of August 2020. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Men’s Basketball Adds McMahon

Western Carolina head men's basketball coach Mark Prosser today announced the addition of Sincere McMahon for the 2020-21 season.

"Sincere is a young man that we identified early in the recruiting process," said Prosser. "When the opportunity to recruit him again arose, we jumped at it! He is a great kid and both he and his family will fit wonderfully into our WCU basketball family. He is also a very accomplished player that possesses position flexibility to play with the ball in his hands as a point guard, as well as off the ball due to his elite ability to shoot. We're fired up to add Sincere to, what we feel, is a truly special recruiting class."

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Southeast’s 10 Best Hidden Gem Universities

Today, we look at a specific region of the country, the southeast, and talk about some amazing hidden gem colleges. Below is our list of the top 10 hidden gem universities in the southeast. In an effort to include more schools on our website, all the schools on this list are unique from other “hidden gem” lists we have published in the last 6 months. 

These schools deserve to be recognized for their strong academic programs, community engagement, and student body success.

10. Barry University (Miami Shores, FL)
9. Radford University (Radford, VA)
8. University of Alabama, Huntsville (Huntsville, AL)
7. Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
6. University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)
5. Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
4. Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
3. Murray State University (Murray, KY)
2. James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
1. Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)

Western Carolina University is among the most selective colleges in the southeast, accepting less than 40% of applicants in some years. Located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, its location in the rural mountains offers students with a ton of outdoor extracurricular activities near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. The university is an NC Promise school. Enacted in the Fall of 2018 by the State of North Carolina, the NC Promise program provides all undergraduate students with reduced student tuition costs. Because of this unique initiative, in combination with Western Carolina University’s excellent programs, enrollment has increased over the last several years at this hidden gem university. Considering the quality of education with its revolutionary promise program, Western Carolina is perhaps the best value in higher education today.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mason Faulkner enters the NBA draft

Mason Faulkner will enter his name into the NBA Draft. Mason will maintain his eligibility and amateur status per NCAA policies, allowing for a possible return to Western Carolina.