Mark your calendars and make your plans to tune-in LIVE tonight at 6:30 pm as the Catamount Sports Network features Western Carolina head football coach Mark Speir as the focal point of a preseason Facebook LIVE event through the Catamount Athletics Facebook page, presented by Stanberry Insurance. Topics will include the 2018 preseason fall camp, outlook for the 2018 Catamounts including the schedule, as well as a preview of the Southern Conference race and how the league stacks up in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. That, plus viewers questions and comments through the Facebook page, or via Email in advance at

Join us as Daniel Hooker of the Catamount Sports Network chats with Coach Speir.

WCU’s practice week continues with team media/photo day on Thursday afternoon with the special Facebook LIVE event with head coach Mark Speir slated for that evening beginning at 6:30 pm. The WCU football team will hold its first preseason scrimmage this Saturday, Aug. 11 beginning at Noon.


Both season and single-game tickets for all five home dates in 2018 are on-sale now through the WCU Athletics Ticket Office located on the first floor of the Ramsey Center or by phone at (800)34-GOWCU or (828) 227-2401. Fans can also purchase tickets online by visiting 


2018 Catamount Football -- Upcoming Fall Practice Schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 9 – No Practice -- Media / Team Photo Day (3:30 – 5:30 pm); Facebook LIVE with Mark Speir (6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Friday, Aug. 10 – Practice #6 – 9:45 – 11:45 am (shells)

Saturday, Aug. 11 – Practice #7 (scrimmage) – Noon – 2:00 pm (full pads)

Sunday, Aug. 12 – Practice #8 (helmets) – 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Monday, Aug. 13 – Practice #9 (full) – 9:45 – 11:45 am

Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Practice #10 (shells) – 9:45 – 11:45 am

Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Practice #11 (full) 9:45 am – 11:45 am (scrimmage end of practice)


* Practice times are subject to change


Keep track of everything related to Catamount football and WCU Athletics through its social media outlets on Facebook ( and Twitter (@catamounts, @WCU_FB), as well as video updates on the department's YouTube channel (CatamountSports). 


Important Upcoming Dates in Catamount Athletics / Catamount Football:

Thursday, Aug. 9 – WCU Photo Day / Media Day (3:30 pm); Facebook LIVE with Mark Speir (6:30 pm)

Friday, Aug. 17 – Western Carolina University Freshman Move-In Day

Saturday, Aug. 18 – Catamount football scrimmage (1:00 pm)

Monday, Aug. 20 – First day of classes for the fall semester

Friday, August 31 – “The Mutt" Catamount Football Golf Classic at The Maggie Valley Club

Saturday, Sept. 1 – 2018 Catamount Football season and home-opener vs. Newberry -- Fireworks Night

Friday, Oct. 12 – 14th annual Bob Waters Memorial Golf Tournament at the Laurel Ridge Country Club

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Catamount Football vs. Chattanooga – Hall of Fame Day