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 […]

Cross Country wraps up season in NCAAs

Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s cross country team finished 12th in the 2014 NCAA South Region meet  at the  Apalachee Race Course in Tallahassee, Fla. The Mocs had momentum on their side going into this meet after they claimed second at the Southern Conference Championships, led by senior Amanda Cotter, Bristol, Conn. She earned […]

Wrestling competes in Eastern Michigan Duals

By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The wrestling team got the 2014 season rolling with an impressive performance in the Eastern Michigan Duals Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich. The Mocs collected wins in all three of their matches against Michigan State, Northern Illinois and 25th ranked Kent State. “This is a great way to start the year,” […]

Q&A: Women’s basketball coach speaks on his young team

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Head coach Jim Foster will lead a young group of players in hopes of repeating as Southern Conference champions and gaining another NCAA tournament appearance.

Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Jim Foster is the UTC women’s head basketball coach and is in his second season at the helm of the program. He and the rest of the team plan to defend their Southern Conference title, despite losing five talented seniors from last year. Q: How anxious have the players been to […]

Mocs football rolls past Tennessee Tech 38-10

John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Mocs extended their winning streak to five after a convincing road victory against Tennessee Tech. Senior Jacob Huesman, Chattanooga, enjoyed another excellent game against the Golden Eagles. Huesman completed 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and a career-tying four touchdown passes. He also led UTC in rushing with 96 […]