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WCU-App State Football Time Changed to 4:00 pm to Accommodate Television

Aug. 11, 2004

Cullowhee, N.C. - The Southern Conference announced its 2004 football television schedule today with Western Carolina slated to play two contests on the newly formed C-SET television network, including the Catamounts' game at Furman (Oct. 2) and Western's home contest with Appalachian State (Nov. 13). The WCU-Furman game will remain a 2:00 pm kickoff. However, game time for Western's annual "Battle for the Old Mountain Jug" with Appalachian State has been changed to a 4:00 pm start.

C-SET is a new regional sports network that will air Charlotte Bobcats NBA games to viewers in North and South Carolina. C-SET, which will launch on Oct. 1, will televise four games including Western Carolina at Furman on Oct. 2; The Citadel at Furman on Oct. 16; Georgia Southern at Furman on Nov. 6 and the Nov. 13 Battle for the Old Mountain Jug when Appalachian State visits Western Carolina. C-SET will launch with approximately 2.6 million viewers. For availability in your area, please contact your local cable company or satellite provider.

WCU Football Season Ticket Sales Picking Up; Seat Choices Narrowing

Cullowhee, N.C. -- While the Western Carolina football program has just its third practice of the 2004 season on Wednesday, tomorrow (Aug. 12) will mark just three weeks until the Catamounts will host West Virginia State in the 2004 season opener (Sept. 2 at 7 pm).

The 2004 Western Carolina football season ticket sales are in full gear as one word -- "exciting" -- keeps coming up when talking about the 2004 football campaign. While the Cats did lose seven players who were named All-Southern Conference last season, the Western coaching staff is pleased with the newcomers (both transfers and freshmen) and feels the team may be deeper at each position this fall than last.

While good seats still remain, those who have yet to renew their seats from last year may in be danger of having to choose alternate seats. Fans are encouraged to buy or renew their season ticket packages soon as sell outs are expected for several contests, including Hall of Fame and Family Weekend versus Georgia Southern (Oct. 9), Homecoming versus Chattanooga (Oct. 23) and the home finale versus Appalachian State. Single game tickets and tickets for WCU's road games are also still available.

For more information, visit the Western Carolina official website at or call the WCU ticket office at (800) 34-GO-WCU.