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Football Greeted by Josh Norman to Kick Off Spring Practice

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The Catawba College football team got a chance to hear from one of the best defensive backs in the NFL as Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers spoke to the team on Tuesday afternoon.  Norman was coached by Curtis Walker at Coastal Carolina.

Norman spoke on several topics that he thought the Catawba players would benefit from hearing, including how he made his decision on which college to attend.  He explained how his perseverance enabled him to work through some difficult things at an early time in his college career. 

The All-Pro spoke on the importance of work ethic and how it must be a practice in every area of your life.  As he went through a work day of his own during the season, he explained how as any other full time job the amount of time he is around the facility is important to the success of the team and himself personally.  His day spans from 7 am until 6 pm during the weeks with meetings, weightlifting, practice and other activities.

He spoke briefly on the importance of having healthy relationships within the community and also the team.  Norman talked about how well the team bonded to create the environment of success they needed for the path to the Super Bowl.   He explained that the post season is a different mindset in that it is a win or go home situation.  He said going through that unsuccessfully in previous years helped them to focus on the journey to the championship game this past season.  Team unity was the driving force of this year’s success. 

After speaking for an hour, he watched the team in its first spring practice of 2016.

“Having coached Josh in college and seeing his tremendous work ethic, I knew that he would be able to share a message that would benefit our team,” stated Walker.  “Our players showed in day one of spring practice why we are improving year after year.  We are working now to continue building this program into one to be mighty proud of.”

Catawba will continue its spring work until the April 9th Blue-White Game.

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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