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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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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

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October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

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October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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