Dual sport athlete ready for upcoming football season

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — James Stovall, a rising sophomore from Cleveland, Tenn., grew to love the game of football as a young child. “I loved watching my brothers play, and I’m just a competitor,” the Chattanooga wide receiver said. Not only is he on the football team, but he also competed in his first […]

Football ends spring practice season

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With the spring season coming to an end, head coach Russ Huesman was pleased with the way his team practiced despite battling injuries.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn.,—The Chattanooga football team wrapped up its spring practice season. The Mocs had 15 sessions from March 2 to April 11. “I just want to see every individual guy get better, whether it shows up as the offensive looking better or the defense looking better,” head coach Russ Huesman said. Throughout […]

Lineman Chris Mayes switches to offensive line

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Chris Mayes (left), Murfreesboro, Tenn., changes to offensive line.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn.- With one season of eligibility left, rising senior Chris Mayes, Murfreesboro, Tenn., makes a big position switch on UTC’s football team from defensive line to offensive line. “This is the best move for our team, but I also think it’s the best move for him,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “Where […]

Mocs head football coach reach three-year contract extension

Staff Report, Chattanooga, Tenn.–Head football coach Russ Huesman has agreed to a new contract with the Mocs through the 2018 football season. “I would like to thank both David Blackburn and Chancellor Angle for their commitment to what we are trying to do here with our football program,” Huesman said in a press release. “Our […]

Mocs land impressive 19 player recruiting class

By Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, Tenn.— The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team wrapped up one the best signing classes in program history on National Signing Day Feb. 6. With his sixth recruiting class, head coach Russ Huesman landed four three-star prospects, a first during his tenure at UTC. “The job that our coaching staff did […]

Chattanooga football has historic season despite loss to Samford

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Junior tight end Faysal Shafaat, from Orlando, Fla., celebrates with his teammates after a touchdown catch late in the game against their conference opponent Samford.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, TN–The UTC football team made this season one that will go down in school history, and even a heartbreaking loss to the Samford Bulldogs cannot change that. The Mocs may have to share the Southern Conference title, but they will at least have a piece of it. They needed a win against […]

Football take down Wofford to share SoCon title


Taylor Ellis, Chattanooga, TN–In front of the largest crowd ever seen on Senior Day, the Chattanooga Mocs knocked off the No. 15 Wofford Terriers for at least a share of the Southern Conference Title. “It’s huge,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “We knew coming in that if we won and Samford lost that we would […]

Football team takes win on the road against Appalachian State


Mette Pederson, Chattanooga, Tenn.-The Chattanooga Football team takes SoCon lead after 35-28 win over Appalachian state Saturday afternoon at Boone, N.C. Nakevion Leslie (Powder Springs, Ga) scored the winning touchdown from a 28-yard interception return for 35-28. “I followed the quarterback’s eyes as he (Davis) got the pressure, the ball came out a little low,” […]

Students attend University’s 5th Annual bonfire

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Crowds of students and faculty gathered around at Engel Stadium for the annual bonfire last year.

By Andrea Tetrault—UTC had its fifth annual bonfire at Chamberlain Field on Wednesday where students gathered to support the football team. Created by SGA’s Athletics Committee, the event consisted of a pep rally, the UTC marching band, as well as free food and giveaways provided by SGA, CAB and UTC Athletics. “SGA’s Athletics Committee has a […]

Come-from-behind victory for Chattanooga football


John Mitchell, Chattanooga, TN–The Chattanooga Mocs football program picked up historical win number 500 against Southern Conference rival The Citadel. With 3:42 left in the game, UTC put the ball and two time-outs in the hands of sophomore quarterback Jacob Huesman, from Chattanooga. The rest was history. On just the second play of the drive, […]