By Carey Phillips
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Western Carolina’s women finished fifth, and the men were eighth out of nine teams as the cross country season got underway Aug. 30 with the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State.
Western Carolina’s volleyball team lost two of three matches over the weekend in the Windy City Invitational hosted by Chicago State.
By Carey Phillips
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Mercer scored two touchdowns in the first three and a half minutes Saturday and built a 41-14 halftime lead before coasting to a 49-27 Southern Conference win over Western Carolina in the football season opener.
Two of the most recognizable figures from Catamount athletics during the 2000’s decade comprise the 2019 induction class into the Western Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
After opening the season with a Southern Conference loss to Mercer, Western Carolina’s football team will take a step up in competition Saturday with a game at N.C. State of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Western Carolina divided a pair of recent home non-conference soccer games at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Western Carolina’s volleyball team opened its season by losing two of three matches in the Georgia State Invitational.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By Carey Phillips
Western Carolina’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will start their seasons Friday in the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State.
Freshman Summit Dann scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left Sunday as Western Carolina opened its season with a 2-1 victory over Gardner-Webb at the Catamount Soccer Complex.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Western Carolina’s soccer team will open its season at home at 7 p.m. Sunday against Gardner-Webb.
By Todd Vinyard
Western Carolina held its final preseason football scrimmage Saturday, conducting more than 80 plays from scrimmage with special teams drills sprinkled throughout the session at E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Western Carolina Coach Kiley Hill has announced that Shyla Coleman has been promoted to assistant women’s basketball coach.
Already on the preseason watch list for the top offensive player honor in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision – the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award – Western Carolina quarterback Tyrie Adams was chosen for a second national award watch list.
Western Carolina rising junior baseball player Justice Bigbie has been named Northwoods League Most Valuable Player and was one of 30 players selected as postseason all-stars in the wooden-bat league.
Western Carolina held its first preseason football scrimmage Saturday at E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field.
For a second consecutive summer, Western Carolina Coach Bobby Moranda was selected to take part in the National Team Development Program and the trials for the national team spearheaded by USA Baseball.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Former Western Carolina golfer J.T. Poston shot 8-under par in Sunday’s final round to win the Wyndham Championship played at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club.
The non-conference portion of the 2019-20 schedule for Western Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball teams is set and features a total of 26 out of conference games – 11 for the men and 15 for the women.
Western Carolina football players put on shoulder pads for the first time Sunday in the third practice of the preseason.
Western Carolina has announced the signing of four players for the upcoming men’s golf season.
Western Carolina has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2018-19 Team Academic Award.
Kiley Hill (right), Western Carolina’s new women’s basketball coach, visited the Sylva Rotary Club last Thursday to talk about his plans for the future of the program. Hill is pictured with Rotary Club President Mike Wade.
A trio of former Western Carolina football players are part of NFL training camps.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a six-week online beginning German language course Sept. 4 through Oct. 15.
Western Carolina’s soccer team will play nine home games and nine on the road, according to a schedule released by Coach Chad Miller.
Western Carolina senior quarterback Tyrie Adams was named Southern Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in voting by league coaches.
All nine members of Western Carolina’s tennis team have been named Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Western Carolina Coach Karen Glover has announced the upcoming volleyball schedule, which will begin Aug. 30-31 at the Georgia State Invitational.
Three Western Carolina football games will be included in the Ingles Southern Conference Game of the Week package, which was announced Monday.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Coach Danny Williamson compiled an impressive resume at Western Carolina University during his nearly 30-year coaching span at the helm of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. A Sylva-Webster graduate, Williamson is now taking his talent to UNC Asheville. He was hir…
Former associate head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi and head coach at Valdosta State Kiley Hill has been named head women’s basketball coach at Western Carolina University Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton announced Monday. Hill’s contract was approved by the WCU Board of …
Western Carolina University baseball players Justice Bigbie and Andrew Bullock have been named to rosters for the Northwoods League All-Star Game. The 25th installment of the Northwoods’ mid-season classic is slated for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Fifty Western Carolina University student-athletes were recognized by earning spots on the Spring 2019 Academic All-Southern Conference Team as released by the conference.
A total of 154 Western Carolina University student-athletes were honored as the Southern Conference released its academic honor roll for the 2018-19 academic year.
Western Carolina University men’s basketball incoming freshman Nicholas Evtimov was named to the France men’s under-19 (U19) World Cup team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup scheduled for June 29-July 7 in Heraklion, Greece. Evtimov is making his international basketball debut on a French squa…
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Kickoff times for Western Carolina’s six-game 2019 home schedule were unveiled this week. The schedule begins with a Southern Conference meeting against Mercer at 6 p.m. Aug. 31.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Western Carolina University is set to kick off the 2019 football season as the Catamounts open the season by hosting Mercer with post-game fireworks to illuminate the Western North Carolina sky following WCU’s football game as a part of Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Western Carolina University landed two players on the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I Atlantic All-Region teams. Redshirt senior outfielder Matthew Koehler was named a first team All-Atlantic Region while sophomore third baseman Justice Bigbie colle…
Three Western Carolina University baseball players and four Catamount softball players were selected All-State by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). Redshirt senior outfielder Matthew Koehler, sophomore infielder Justice Bigbie and junior catcher Luke Robi…
Western Carolina University football was honored by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association as a recipient of the Academic Progress Rate Award for the Southern Conference. The Catamounts were among 26 NCAA FCS football programs recognized during the FCS ADA Lunch…
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Heather Kearney, who was recently named Western Carolina’s women’s basketball coach, has completed her staff with the additions of Tyler Smith as an assistant coach and Shyla Coleman as director of basketball operations.
Western Carolina University had two players selected on the third day of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft which concluded Wednesday evening. Catamount senior outfielder Matthew Koehler was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round, while draft-eligible redshir…