Western Carolina rallied behind five solid innings of relief work from senior Brock Thornburg and home runs from classmates Kenny Smith and John Ingram to snap a 13-game losing skid to the East Carolina Pirates with a come-from-behind, 9-5, victory Sunday evening in NCAA Baseball Regional action at Boshamer Stadium.
In the last pairing of the final regional bracket announced on Monday afternoon, Western Carolina garnered the school's second at-large post-season bid all-time as the Catamounts were tabbed a three-seed in the Chapel Hill regional.
A new breed of cat soon will be on the prowl at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, as the Western Carolina University Catamount Club moves the cornerstone event of its efforts to raise funds for student-athlete scholarships from Charlotte to Hickory.
A task force conducting an in-depth examination of the Western Carolina University football program will hold its first meetings Tuesday, March 20, to seek input from anyone interested in Catamount football.
Renovations have begun on the Dale and Diane Hollifield Football Locker Room in Western's Ramsey Regional Activity Center, even though current donations are approximately $75,000 short of the project's $225,000 total cost.
The board of trustees at Western Carolina University unanimously approved Chancellor John W. Bardo's request for a one-year contract extension for Kent Briggs, the Catamounts' head football coach who is battling head and neck cancer.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced Thursday, March 3, that the intercollegiate athletics program at Western Carolina University is unconditionally certified.
For last year's Super Bowl, former Western Catamount David Patten was sidelined with an injury. This year, it looks like he'll be playing with his New England Patriot teammates for the big game in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 6.
If you're a fan of professional football and the Catamounts, it may be hard to decide whether to root for the New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers during Sunday's (Jan. 23) AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh. The game, which will be carried by CBS beginning at 6:30 p.m., will include two former students at Western playing on opposite sides of the field. And a Western alum is on standby as an alternate official.