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Catamount Football Adds Two Mid-Semester Transfers to 2018 Class

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:29:00 EST

Western Carolina seventh-year head coach Mark Speir has added a pair of mid-semester transfers to his 2018 incoming class. Redshirt junior transfer wide receiver Nate Mullen and junior safety Brandon Bawn have enrolled in classes and join the Catamount football roster where they will take part in spring drills slated to begin in late February.

Newsome to Play for National Team at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:09:00 EST

Western Carolina all-purpose running back Detrez Newsome will suit up for the National Team in the seventh-annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl slated for this Saturday, Jan. 20 at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium. Slated to wear jersey No. 32, Newsome is one of 22 NCAA FCS players among the combined 112-man roster that was divided into two teams – National and American.

Ian Berryman Selected to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:28:00 EST

Western Carolina redshirt junior punter Ian Berryman was today selected to the 20th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star team. He is the sixth Catamount all-time to earn the selection and WCU's first since 2013 giving the Catamounts a combined seven honors all-time.

Detrez Newsome to Play in 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:27:00 EST

Western Carolina All-American running back Detrez Newsome has accepted an invitational to play in the 2018 National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl. Billed as the "premiere postseason all-star game," the seventh annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at America's Stadium, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., which has been the site of five Super Bowls and numerous major college football games including the epic FBS national semifinal on New Year's Day.

Trio of Football Catamounts Honored by HERO Sports

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:03:00 EST

Three Catamount football players were among those recognized by HERO Sports following the 2017 season as the website selected its postseason honors. Senior running back Detrez Newsome again graced another All-America first team as an all-purpose back, while redshirt junior punter Ian Berryman was listed on the third team.

WCU's Owen Cosenke Named Freshman All-America by Phil Steele

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:33:00 EST

Western Carolina freshman tight end Owen Cosenke has been selected to Phil Steele's 2017 FCS Freshman All-America second team announced this week. Publication also released its postseason All-Southern Conference team with 14 Catamounts on the list.

Catamount Football Announces 2020 Game at FBS-bound Liberty

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:46:00 EST

Western Carolina has signed a nonconference road football game with the Liberty Flames as a part of the 2020 schedule. Liberty officially made the announcement on Thursday afternoon as it released its future schedules for both the 2020 and 2021 as its football program makes the transition to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as an independent.

Detrez Newsome, Marvin Tillman Named AFCA All-America

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:22:00 EST

More postseason accolades were bestowed upon Western Carolina football student-athletes on Wednesday as Detrez Newsome (first team) and Marvin Tillman (2nd team) landed on the 2017 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches’ All-America Teams.

Catamount Football Signs Five in Early Signing Period

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:17:00 EST

Catamount football fans can follow all of the excitement of the inaugural 2018 Early National Signing Period on Wednesday, Dec. 20, through, the official website of Western Carolina athletics and social media. As the National Letters of Intent (NLI) are signed and approved, updated player information and student-athlete bios will be made available online.

Detrez Newsome Named First Team STATS FCS All-America Team

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:04:00 EST

Western Carolina senior tailback Detrez Newsome collected another postseason honor on Tuesday as he was dubbed first team All-America by STATS FCS. Newsome, who led the Southern Conference in rushing average and paced both the league and nation in all-purpose yards per game, was selected as an all-purpose back.

Postseason Accolades Continue for Berryman, Newsome

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:57:00 EST

Two Western Carolina football players continue to receive postseason accolades this week, coming in the form of selection to two additional All-America teams. Senior running back Detrez Newsome and redshirt junior punter Ian Berryman were both tagged on the NCAA FCS All-America teams by both Phil Steele and College Sports Madness, the publications announced.

Ian Berryman, Detrez Newsome Named AP FCS All-America

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:17:00 EST

Western Carolina landed two players on the Associated Press (AP) NCAA FCS All-America team unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. Redshirt junior punter Ian Berryman collected second team honors while senior tailback Detrez Newsome was a third team selection as the AP unveiled three squads chosen by a panel of 10 media members who cover NCAA FCS Football.

Carlton Selected to the 2018 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:35:00 EST

Western Carolina third-year assistant coach Tyler Carlton has been selected to participate in the AFCA / NCAA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute, presented by the American Football Coaches Foundation and NCAA Leadership Development. One of eight NCAA FCS coaches selected – and the first from WCU – Carlton will participate in the event slated for Jan. 7, 2018 in Charlotte as a part of the AFCA Convention.

Catamount Athletics Mourns the Loss of Don Powers

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:04:00 EST

Western Carolina and Catamount Athletics were saddened to learn of the passing of former Catamount football student-athlete and coach, Don Powers, on Monday at his home in Mount Pleasant, S.C., after a lengthy illness. Powers, 73, was enshrined in the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame this year, and was honored on Hall of Fame Weekend on Nov. 11 as many of his former colleagues, players, family, and friends gathered in Cullowhee for his induction.

Catamount Football Weekly: 2017 Season Wrap-Up

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:02:00 EST

Western Carolina sixth-year head coach Mark Speir sat down for a video conversation to reflect upon the 2017 season in this season's final installment of "Catamount Football Weekly."