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Catamount Football Opens Spring Drills on Monday


March 10, 2018

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina football is scheduled to open its annual spring drills on the turf at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field following the university's spring break, holding the first of its NCAA-regulated 15 spring practices on Monday, March 12. The Catamounts will hold their annual Spring Game, presented by Wells Fargo, on Saturday, April 7.

Though it is subject to change due to weather, WCU's schedule includes five Monday practices with four practices apiece on both Wednesday and Friday and two Saturday sessions -- on March 17 and again with the Spring Game on April 7. The squad will also have a six-day break near the midpoint of spring drills with the Easter break.

The Catamounts open with the first of consecutive helmet-only sessions on March 12 and 14 before practicing in shells -- or helmets and shoulder pads -- on March 16 and conducting their first practice in full pads on March 17. All told, WCU will have three practices in helmets only, five combined in shells, and seven in full pads this spring.

Unless otherwise noted, each WCU spring football practice is open to the public. It is respectfully requested, though, that spectators observe from the stadium seating area and avoid being either on the field or sidelines.

Season 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, and online at CatamountSports.com. Returning season ticket holders must renew their season tickets to secure the same seats by June 29, 2018. Fans can call the ticket office toll free at (800) 34-GOWCU or (828) 227-2401. General admission season tickets for adults begin at just $75 with additional Purple and Gold Reserved and options in the Western Builders Inc., Family Zone seating options also available.

Fans can keep track of everything related to Catamount football and WCU Athletics through its social media outlets on Facebook (fb.com/catamountsports) and Twitter (@catamounts), as well as video updates on the department's YouTube channel (CatamountSports).

Upcoming 2018 Catamount Football Spring Practice Schedule:
(schedule subject to time/date changes)
Practice #1: Monday, March 12 (helmets only) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #2: Wednesday, March 14 (helmets only) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #3: Friday, March 16 (shells) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #4: Saturday, March 17 (full pads) -- 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Practice #5: Monday, March 19 (full pads) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #6: Wednesday, March 21 (shells) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #7: Friday, March 23 (full pads) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #8: Monday, March 26 (full pads) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm

Easter Break March 27 - April 1 -- No Practice

Practice #9: Monday, April 2 (full pads) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #10: Wednesday, April 4 (full pads) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #11: Friday, April 6 (shells) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #12: Saturday, April 7 - Spring Game, presented by Wells Fargo (full pads) -- 1:00 pm
Practice #13: Monday, April 9 (shells) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #14: Wednesday, April 11 (shells) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm
Practice #15: Friday, April 13 (helmets only) -- 4:15 -- 6:15 pm


 

 

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