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Catamount Football Fall Update #8: August 17

Western Carolina's new Russell Athletic uniform looks for 2011.

Aug. 17, 2011

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Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina continued on-field preparations for the 2011 season on Wednesday afternoon, working through a 23-period practice in half pads that culminated with conditioning drills.

The squad has conducted half-pad practices all week, but will dress out in full pads for Thursday evening's practice session before a busy day on Friday - the first day for incoming freshmen to move into on-campus residence halls. Including meetings and a brief practice, the Catamounts will also help the WCU community welcome the incoming class by aiding in Freshman Move-in Day.

On Saturday afternoon, the team will again lace up in full pads to hold its third scrimmage of the preseason on the turf at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field.

In other Catamount football news, last weekend head coach Dennis Wagner unveiled the new uniform looks for the 2011 season. Partnered with Russell Athletic for all practice and game wear, four student-athletes - senior DL Trey Selby, redshirt sophomore OL Wesley Cook, sophomore QB Brandon Pechloff and redshirt freshman DB Ace Clark - were selected to don the four different uniform combinations during a Sunday evening team meeting. The four also took part in Wednesday's uniform photo shoot with WCU public relations photographer, Mark Haskett.

WCU will sport an all-purple uniform combination, a white-on-purple pairing, a white-on-gold look, as well as a traditional purple-on-gold variation of the uniforms.

As a reminder, all Catamount football practices are closed to the public unless otherwise noted, or permission is granted through the WCU Football and WCU Media Relations offices.

Be sure to check back to for updates throughout the preseason including photo galleries, video highlights and interviews with players and coaches alike from practice sessions. The "Inside Catamount Athletics" features will allow fans a more in-depth look at Catamount Football as it gets ready for the 2011 season.