College Football – Furman (1-3) will host Wofford (4-1) this Saturday after an open date last week. The game will be the 93rd meeting of the two teams, making it the oldest football rivalry in the Deep South. The two first met in 1892, and the Paladins lead the series, 53-32-7. Wofford has won the last four meetings, including a victory in the second round of the FCS playoffs last season.
Men’s College Soccer – The men’s soccer season is moving into its final stages before the postseason. After a slow start, the Lees-McRae Bobcats have won three of their last four and along with Furman lead the region in wins. The Bobcats are 2-3-1 in Conference Carolinas. Their conference playoffs begin in early November with eight of the 12 teams qualifying. The Bobcats are currently tied for sixth place. Furman went 3-0-1 in its last four games and begins its Southern Conference schedule tonight at Belmont (2-6-2) at 7:30 p.m.
Cross Country – The UNCA Asheville Bulldogs cross country teams head east to Greenville, North Carolina on Friday for the Pirate Invitational. Leading the way for the women’s side is Clara Wincheski.
The freshman paced the team at Appalachian State’s Covered Bridge Open on August 31 when she placed seventh overall in a field of 95 and kept a combination of Appalachian State and Florida State runners from taking the race’s top 15 spots. She followed that up by winning the Asheville Invitational on September 21. Following each race, Wincheski was honored with Big South Runner of the Week honors.
On the men’s side, Zach Boone and Thomas Little are the front-runners for the Bulldogs to date. Little was the top finisher among the UNCA men at Appalachian State and won Big South Runner of the Week honors for the effort. Boone took third at the Asheville invite, with Little finishing fourth.
More college football from Fieldhouse’s Tom Flynn (New York Times)