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Busy Four-day Span for Catamount Athletics Begins Tonight

Nov. 10, 2005

Cullowhee, N.C. - The 96 hours in Western Carolina Catamount athletics will be extremely busy with fans having a plethora of opportunities to both follow and support the Cats.

The Catamount volleyball team will honor its lone senior, Ellie Talbot, in the Ramsey Center at 7:00 pm tonight. In the final home game of the 2005 season, the Cats will battle mountain-rival, UNC Asheville, before heading to UNC Greensboro and Elon on Saturday and Sunday to wrap-up the regular season. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Internet via GameTracker, presented by Carolina West Sports Medicine, by logging onto www.CatamountSports.com.

Also on Thursday night, the Catamount men's basketball team opens the Larry Hunter era with a 9:00 tip-off against Bowling Green in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Classic in Blacksburg, Va. Radio coverage of the contest will be provided by the Bowling Green Sports Network, and will be carried locally on WWCU-FM, Cullowhee, Power 90dot5, and on the station's web site, www.WWCUFM.com.

The Catamount basketball team will also play Saturday and Sunday, with the latter game against host Virginia Tech being carried by the Catamount Sports Network on WWCU-FM in Cullowhee and 680-AM in Sylva. Air time on Sunday is 2:45 pm with a 3:00 pm tip.

On Friday evening at 5:00 pm, the Catamount soccer team will make its first-ever apperance in the NCAA College Cup Championships. Western will face top-seeded North Carolina at Fetzer Field in the opening round. The game will be carried live by the Catamount Sports Network on WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 with a 4:45 pm air time.

Saturday, the Catamount football team will take to the gridiron against nationally-ranked, arch-rival Appalachian State in the 30th-annual "Battle for the Old Mountain Jug." Western recaptured the moonshine jug trophy in a thrilling, come-from-behind win, 30-27, in Cullowhee a year ago. The Catamounts, who have won three-consecutive games to climb back into contention for the Southern Conference regular season title, will be searching for their first win in Boone since 1984. Appalachian State is coming off a shutout loss at sixth-ranked LSU last weekend in Baton Rouge, La.

Saturday's game will be televised live on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) with an air time of 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon (check local listings for availability). The game will also be broadcast by the Catamount Sports Network which includes radio affiliates in Asheville (WZNN, 1350 AM), Cullowhee (WWCU, 90.5 FM), Franklin (WFSC, 1050 AM), Hendersonville (WTZQ, 1600 AM) and Sylva (WRGC, 680 AM). If you are out of those media markets, fans can follow the game on the internet at www.wwcufm.com (free), www.supertalk1350.com (free) or www.catamountsports.com (subscription). The pre-game radio show starts 45 minutes prior to kickoff.

Saturday night, head coach Kellie Harper and the 2005 Southern Conference champion Lady Catamounts will take to the court in their only exhibition of this preseason. Western will host the Charlotte Stars at 5:00 pm in the Ramsey Center. If you can't make it, the game will be carried live on GameTracker at www.CatamountSports.com.

For updates and results of all the great Catamount athletic action, log onto www.CatamountSports.com.

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