Cullowhee, N.C. – Officials at Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina have agreed to move Saturday’s scheduled football game between the Catamounts (1-0) and Runnin’ Bulldogs (1-1) to Friday, Sept. 14 with a 6:00 pm kickoff at Ernest W. Spangler Stadium due to impending threat associated with Hurricane Florence.

Friday's game will be broadcast on the Catamount Sports Network (CSN) with live streaming audio available online at With WCU's game encroaching on the typical high school football territory, fans across Western North Carolina can also hear Friday night's game on 94.1 FM / 1590 AM WBHN out of Bryson City/Cherokee, the sister station to CSN affiliate 105.7 / 540 AM WRGC of Sylva. Also, WISE Sports Radio 102.9 FM / 1310 AM will have the CSN broadcast.

Friday’s game will also stream live on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Fabian Fuentes and Blake McCandless calling the action.

“After consulting with on-campus officials and speaking with [athletics director] Randy Eaton at Western Carolina, we are in agreement that Friday gives our teams the best opportunity to play the game without adverse effects from the weather,” said Gardner-Webb Vice President for Athletics Chuck Burch, “We will continue to monitor conditions.”

Fans are reminded to be cautious and stay safe as it relates to potentially traveling to Boiling Springs, N.C., for the football game on Friday evening. Please check back to and WCU’s social media outlets (@Catamounts, @WCU_FB on Twitter) for any additional updates.

For more information on Friday’s game, or for tickets, contact the Gardner-Webb Athletics Department at (704) 406-4340.

NOTE: Friday night's Catamount Club pregame event at Newgrass Brewing in Shelby has been cancelled, as well as the PurpleZone pregame tailgate that was slated to take place at Spangler Stadium prior to the game.