NFL veteran David Patten returns to WCU

Former catamount and 12-year NFL veteran David Patten (Photo courtesy of the WCU Athletic Department) Western Carolina’s football program has been in a tailspin over the last seven years, not seeing a winning season since posting a 5-4 record in 2005. With the hiring of Athletic Director Randy Eaton and Head Football Coach Mark Speir […]

Spring fever for Catamount football

Just months after wrapping up a 1-10 season, the Catamounts took the field for the annual Spring Game on Saturday, Apr. 20 for chapter two of the Mark Speir era. With temperatures in the mid-60’s, trees blooming on the mountains, and a good crowd on hand, it was picture perfect weather to get a sneak […]

Catamounts overcome slow start to defeat the Citadel in opening round of SoCon Tournament

Western Carolina had little trouble defeating the Citadel in the opening round of the SoCon tournament behind Trey Sumler’s game-high 27 points on Friday, Mar. 8, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. The catamounts advance to the second round for a Saturday showdown with the cougars from College of Charleston. With having almost […]

Despite scrappy effort from a short-handed Spartan team, Catamounts prevail late

Western Carolina improved to 4-0 in conference play when they defeated UNC-Greensboro 62-59 Saturday, January 12. The Spartans came into the matchup in need of a win having lost 9 of their last 11, but would have to do it without all of it’s weapons. Starting point guard Korey Van Dussen is out for six […]

Luck runs out for the Irish, Tide rolls

Alabama cruised to their second consecutive National Championship, by defeating Notre Dame by a score of 42-14. However, even that score doesn’t reflect the beat down the Tide gave the Fighting Irish, dominating on both sides of the ball. The Crimson Tide jumped all over the Irish early on, scoring on their first two drives […]

Ray Lewis plans to retire at season’s end

All good things come to an end. There is nothing more evident about that statement than the recent decision by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to retire at the conclusion of this season. Lewis publicly announced his decision Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.  Over the duration of his decorated career, Lewis has instilled fear into his […]