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Two former Catamounts in AFC Championship, a third on the side

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.
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UNC, Western identify “opportunities for synergy”

Representatives of Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified several “opportunities for synergy” between the two institutions, including possible partnerships through which engineering and technology professors and students at Western would test theories developed by researchers at Chapel Hill.