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2022 SoCon Football Media Day Set for Thursday, July 28

Daniel Hooker

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Excitement for the start of the 2022 college football season ramps up this week as the Southern Conference converges on the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville for the 2022 SoCon Football Media Day. All nine of the league’s head coaches will be on hand on Thursday, July 28 to meet with members of the media and preview the upcoming fall season.

Thursday’s media day festivities include conference meetings in the morning with the event

officially kicking off with a media day luncheon at Noon where Pro Football Hall of Famer – and former Chattanooga Mocs standout – Terrell Owens is slated to be the keynote speaker. Owens, who played in the SoCon at UTC from 1992-95 and went on to become one of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history, will participate in a question-and-answer session with Pete Yanity, WSPA sports director, and emcee of the luncheon, about his playing career. Owens was inducted into the SoCon Hall of Fame in 2020.

The SoCon’s preseason all-conference team from the league’s head coaches and both official preseason polls are to be unveiled as a part of Thursday’s event, followed by on-site interviews with members of the media.

Throughout the afternoon media availability, interview segments with each of the league’s nine head coaches will also be recorded. The 2022 SoCon Football Media Day Preview will be broadcast on ESPN+ (paid subscription required) and through the WatchESPN app on Friday, July 29 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Catamount fans are invited to keep tabs on and join in the conversation about SoCon Football Media Day through WCU’s social media outlets including Facebook (fb.com/catamountsports), and Twitter (@Catamounts, @CatamountsFB), and Instagram (wcu_catamounts) using the hashtag #SoConFB.

Season tickets and game day parking for Western Carolina's 2022 home schedule are on sale now through the Catamount Athletics ticket office, located on the first floor of the Ramsey Center, by phone at (828) 227-2401, or online at CatamountSports.com/BuyTickets. Single-game tickets for each of WCU’s five home dates will go on sale on Wednesday, August 3.

Keep track of everything related to Catamount football and WCU Athletics through its social media outlets on Facebook (FB.com/CatamountSports, FB.com/WesternCarolinaFootball), Twitter (@catamounts, @CatamountsFB), and Instagram (wcu_catamounts, catamountsfb).

Important Dates in Catamount Athletics & Catamount Football:

Thursday, July 28 – Southern Conference Football Media Day – Asheville, N.C.

Friday, July 29 – Southern Conference Football Preview – broadcast on ESPN+

Wednesday, Aug. 3 – Catamount Football student-athletes report for fall camp

Wednesday, Aug. 3 – 2022 Western Carolina single-game tickets and game day parking go on sale

Thursday, Aug. 4 – First scheduled practice of the 2022 preseason (helmet only)

Thursday, Aug. 11 – Catamount Women’s Soccer Exhibition – vs. App State (CAC, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 13 – Catamount Women’s Soccer Exhibition – vs. Lees McRae (CAC, 4 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 19 – WCU Freshman Convocation (Ramsey Center)

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Catamount Volleyball Exhibition – vs. Anderson (Ramsey Center, 6 p.m.)

Monday, Aug. 23 – First day of classes for the fall semester – Cullowhee

Thursday, Aug. 25 – Catamount Women’s Soccer – Home Opener vs. Clemson (CAC, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, Sept. 3 – 2022 Catamount Football season opener at Charleston Southern (Noon)

Friday, Sept. 16 – The Bob Waters Memorial – Maggie Valley Club – Maggie Valley, N.C.

Saturday, Sept. 17 – 2022 Catamount Football home-opener, vs. Presbyterian (3:30 pm)

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