UTC women’s soccer announce Gavin McKinney as new head coach

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After the resignation of former head coach J.D. Kyzer, who finished the 2014 season with a 1-17-1 record, the Chattanooga women’s soccer program has found a new head coach to take over the program. McKinney, who just finished up his fifth season at Cumberland University with an overall record […]

UTC men’s basketball blows by Montreat 104-50

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men’s basketball team ran past Montreat, 104-50, at home behind six players scoring in double figures. “It was good to have guys in double figures and see them shoot the ball well,” head coach Will Wade said. “We’ve been shooting the ball well in practice and I give […]

Mocs fly by Indiana State 35-14, will play New Hampshire

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — In the second round of the FCS Playoffs, the No. 8 seeded Mocs outlived the Indiana State Sycamores, 35-14. “That’s a fantastic win,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “I think it makes it more exciting today because it’s a playoff win.  Any win you get now, in the playoffs, […]

UTC women’s basketball upsets No. 4 Tennessee

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — For the second time in three years, the women’s basketball team defeated the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Wednesday night, 67-63. “My hats off to them they played an outstanding game,” Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick said. “I don’t know what coach Foster’s game plan was, but I’m sure they followed it to […]

Volleyball concludes 2014 season in SoCon Tournament

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The volleyball team’s postseason came to an end with a 3-2 first round loss to Samford at the Southern Conference Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The Mocs put up a strong showing against the Bulldogs, who have a 19-12 record on the year. “Despite the score, I couldn’t be more proud […]

Undefeated in SoCon, Mocs No. 8 seed in playoffs

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By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn.,—The football team finished with an undefeated record of 7-0 in the Southern Conference with a 45-19 road win over Furman, as well as a No.8 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs. “We did all we could to put ourselves in the playoffs,” senior running back Keon Williams, Chattanooga, said. […]

Gilbert sisters bring their close relationship to women’s basketball team

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn.,—Aryanna and Keiana Gilbert, from Columbia, Tenn., have maintained a close relationship their entire life. “We’ve basically been best friends,” sophomore guard Aryanna said. “Playing on the same team as my sister has always been fun. She would always play above her age group so she could get more experience and […]

Moc of the Week: Wrestling’s Scottie Boykin

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By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Sophomore Scottie Boykin came out of Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with plenty of college options. After being recruited by the likes of Duke, Virginia and Middle Tennessee State for wrestling, as well as other schools for football, Boykin eventually ended up at UTC due to consistency and performance […]

Q&A: Coach Eslinger talks about the start of the season

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Heath Eslinger is in his sixth year as the head coach of the wrestling team. He was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013. Since he began coaching, the team has clinched four SoCon Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Additionally, Eslinger is a former SoCon […]

UTC men’s basketball falls 69-67 at Tennessee Tech

By Zack Kirby, Cookeville, Tenn. — The men’s basketball team fell, 69-67, to Tennessee Tech on the road. UTC now drops to 1-3 overall after they saw their 43-26 lead at halftime disappear. “We played well for 34 minutes and it’s a 40 minute game,” head coach Will Wade said. “I thought down the stretch […]