Busy Whee-kend for Catamounts

It’s that time of year again.

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and if you listen closely, you can hear a faint roar in the wind.

Expect that roar to get a lot louder this weekend, as the Catamounts will be filling their stadiums with event after event.

Freshman Bryan Sammons and the Cats are 22-9 following a 9-3 win in Asheville.

Freshman Bryan Sammons and the Cats are 22-9 overall following a 9-3 win in Asheville.

Five of them, to be exact.  It’s all a part of the athletic extravaganza known as the Spring Fling Whee-kend

Festivities start off tonight with the red-hot Catamount baseball team.  Winners of 11 straight, the Cats will face the Furman Paladins in the first of a three-game series.  The game begins at 5 p.m. at Hennon Stadium.

By Saturday morning, things will be absolutely sizzling.

The Beynon Catamount Classic track and field competition revs up at 9 a.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex.  The full-day event is the only home event of the season for the Cats.

A top contender year after year, the Cats are the reigning Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field champions in both men’s and women’s competition.

A complete schedule of events for the Beynon Catamount Classic can be found here:

April 12 Catamount Track & Field Schedule of Events

Down the road at E.J. Whitmire Stadium, the Catamount football team will be strapping on the pads in preparation for the Catamount Spring Game.

The annual intra-squad scrimmage will give fans their first look at the 2014 squad.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m., but the parking lot will be open to tailgaters as early as 9:30 a.m. to get the grills cranked up and the party started.

After the Spring Game, Round 2 of the Furman series will begin, with special deals on BBQ beginning at 3 p.m.  The first pitch will be thrown at 4 p.m.

Things finally cool off by Sunday with more of America’s favorite pastime.  The Cats will take to the diamond at 1 p.m. to conclude the “Battle for Purple Supremacy” against the Paladins.

Barring any of Cullowhee’s infamous weather, it looks to be a great Whee-kend to be a Catamount.