Cullowhee, N.C. – Kickoff for Western Carolina’s 2018 regular season finale against the North Carolina Tar Heels scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 in Chapel Hill has been set for 3:00 pm and will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra, the Atlantic Coast Conference officially announced Monday.
The Nov. 17 meeting is the second of the two-game agreement between WCU and UNC that was originally announced Sept. 2, 2015. The Tar Heels won the first-ever meeting between the two UNC system schools last fall, 65-10.
The Nov. 17 game will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra, which is much like ESPN3 and available online at ESPN3.com and through the WatchESPN app. Fans can also find the broadcast on the ACC Network Extra through devices such as Roku, Apple TV, etc. Viewers will be required to log-in with a username and password using their cable television or satellite provider.
Western Carolina (3-6, 1-6 SoCon) returns home on Saturday for its final regular season home game, hosting the No. 14/15 Wofford Terriers (6-3, 5-2 SoCon) at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field as the 17 senior members of the Catamount football team will be honored in a special pregame ceremony. WCU will also recognize all of the senior members of the WCU Dance Team, the Catamount cheerleaders, and the "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band, with the latter following the band’s halftime performance.
Saturday’s game is also “Military Appreciation Day” with former and active members of the military receiving free admission in addition to a $15 advance ticket for their families, with the same deal extended to all first-responders including active and retired police, fire, and emergency services personnel.
Tickets for Saturday's regular season home finale are on sale online at CatamountSports.com, as well as weekdays through the WCU Athletics Ticket Office on the first floor of the Ramsey Center and by phone at (828) 227-2401. Kickoff for the home finale is scheduled for 3:30 pm in the backend of a Catamount Saturday doubleheader which begins at Noon with the opening of the Mark Prosser era in WCU men’s basketball against the College of Charleston in the Ramsey Center. Purchasing or presenting a ticket to Saturday’s football game will grant the bearer free admission to the basketball home-opener.
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