Commentary: NBA can get a fresh start this season

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,– As a lover of basketball, I cannot believe that the 2014-2015 NBA season is about to be underway. I will admit that I have not watched much of the preseason, but in all honesty I never did. The NBA is coming off a whirlwind of a year entering this season, with […]

Men and women’s basketball receive high ranking in Preseason SoCon Polls


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Chattanooga Mocs men and women’s basketball teams were picked to finish second and first in the Southern Conference, according to both the coaches and media polls. For the men’s basketball Coaches Poll , Wofford received eight first place preseason votes to claim the top spot, followed by Chattanooga with […]

Men’s Basketball wins three games in Bahamas

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Head coach Will Wade and his team returned from a five-day trip to the Bahamas, where they won three games against the Grand Bahamas All-Stars, the Bahamas All-Stars and the CT Knights. This was an opportunity for the players to practice their skills and have in-game experience before the season […]

Lady Moc Taylor Hall receives WNBA tryout

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After the 2014 WNBA Draft concluded on April 15, senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., received a surprise phone call at midnight. Seattle Storm’s associate head coach Jenny Boucek, broke the news that Hall was invited to the team’s training camp. After winning the Southern Conference Player of the […]

Three Mocs basketball players intend to transfer from program

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Sophomore Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., is one of three players transferring from UTC.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,- Head coach Will Wade said  sophomore Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., along with freshmen T.J. Williams, Wilmington, N.C. and Anthanee Doyle, Holly Springs, N.C., plan to transfer from the Mocs basketball team, the Chattanooga-Times Free Press first reported. Neither grades nor off-court issues played a part in the three player’s decision […]

Lady Mocs fall to Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

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Senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The Lady Mocs’ season, and the careers of five seniors finally came to an end March 22 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Free throws and rebounding were the main factors that worked against the Lady Mocs, as they shot only 36.4 […]

Get to know Lady Mocs tennis player Alison Storie

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sophomore Alison Storie fell in love with tennis as soon as she was able to pick up a racket. Growing up in Johnson City, Tenn., she attended Science Hill High School where she started all four years for head coach Pat Zannis. She enjoyed immediate success in her first year at […]

Lady Mocs win SoCon Championship, advance to NCAA Tournament

By Zack Kirby, Asheville, N.C. — The Chattanooga Lady Mocs have punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament. “I’m happy for these guys,” head coach Jim Foster said in a press conference after UTC’s 71-45 win over Davidson to claim the SoCon Tournament Championship. “It’s the byproduct of a lot of hard work.” Foster is […]

Lady Mocs advance to their 15th SoCon championship game against Davidson

By Zack Kirby, Asheville, N.C. — After a 77-44 blowout win over Elon at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., the Lady Mocs are now making their 15th SoCon Championship appearance. In the semifinal round, UTC was led by seniors Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., who recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 […]

Lady Mocs open SoCon Tournament win a 66-57 win over GSU

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.——An early spark was what the No. 1 seeded Lady Mocs needed to get the win over No. 8 Georgia Southern in the Southern Conference Tournament. Coming off of a first-round bye, Chattanooga earned a gritty 66-57 win that was attributed to the way they played in the first half. “Our […]