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TEAM BUILDING

It was Friday, Sept. 8, one day before Western Carolina University’s 2017 home football opener against Davidson. But it may as well have been Christmas as far as David Brinkley ’76 was concerned.

PURPLE POWERS

Former Western Carolina football student-athlete and longtime football coach Don Powers ’68 MAEd ’69 became the newest member of the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame as the sole inductee of the hall’s 28th class, which was honored the weekend of Nov. 10-11.

COMPLETE GAME

Western Carolina’s softball team has been knocking the ball out of the park, academically speaking.

THE FUN’S IN THE FIGHT

Following a gut-wrenching overtime loss to Wofford in October, Western Carolina football coach Mark Speir MAEd ’95 did not ride the team bus back to campus. Emotionally drained over wasting an opportunity to defeat the fifth-ranked Terriers, Speir climbed into a rental car alone and drove seven hours to see Cam Brown, a recruit who will never play a down for the Catamounts.