Get to know yours Mocs: Tommy Hudson

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Senior wide receiver Tommy Hudson, Moultrie, Ga., gets a first down last season against Austin Peay.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Senior Tommy Hudson, Moultrie, Ga., was chosen by his teammates to be a captain for the football team. “I think he’s a great role model for this football team because he does everything the right way,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “In playing football and in school, along with […]

Mocs football falls 20-16 in season opener

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn.  — The Chattanooga Mocs fell 20-16 to Central Michigan in the 2014 season opener. “I thought we played well in the first half, but we got into some third-and-long situations and got into some trouble,” head coach Russ Huesman said to The  Mocs had the Chippewas on their heels early in […]

Former UTC football player pursues WWE dream

Photo by Adam Stephens: Gunner Miller plans hear back from the WWE in November.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Former UTC football player and graduate Gunner Miller, Chattanooga, is pursuing his dream to become a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Growing up, the former collegiate linebacker was a huge fan of professional wrestling, watching his favorites such as the Ultimate Warrior, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Stone […]

CAB hosts football watch party

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By Amber Willson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As Welcome Week comes to a close, students can relax and have fun while cheering on the football team against Central Michigan on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Room in the UC. Austin Arias, Assistant Dean of Students, said in honor of the first football […]

Defensive line shapes up for 2014 season

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Mocs are gearing up for their most anticipated season in recent years, and the defensive line is shaping up to be the strongest position on head coach Russ Huesman’s squad. The players have already nicknamed themselves, “DLU,” which stands for “Defensive Line University,” because of the marquee linemen […]

Mocs projected as preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Head coach Russ Huesman and his Chattanooga Mocs have been in training camp all summer preparing for the upcoming season. The Mocs, who finished 8-4 last year and claimed a share of the 2013 Southern Conference championship, are projected to win the conference this year. They also earned a No. […]

Three Chattanooga football players named FCS Preseason All-Americans

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Three seniors of the Chattanooga football team made the 2014 Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America Team July 1. Defensive end Davis Tull, Knoxville, tight end Faysal Shafaat, Orlando, Fla., and defensive tackle Derrick Lott, Kennesaw, Ga., were recognized for their performance on the field last season, and for […]

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 […]