UTC at Austin Peay football preview: Q & A with All State’s Corey Adams

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — After the disappointing 26-23 overtime loss to Jacksonville State in the home opener at Finley Stadium,  the Mocs football team gears up for this Saturday, as they head to Clarksville, Tenn., to face the Austin Peay Governors. This week, I caught up with sports writer Corey Adams, who covers […]

Football team drops heartbreaker to Jacksonville State

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. – In front of a hometown crowd of 14,285 on Saturday, the UTC football team fell 26-23 in overtime against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. “I don’t want to say they deserved to win the game, but they won the game fair and square,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “It was a […]

Get to know your Mocs: Briana Reid

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Junior Briana Reid, Houston, Texas, recorded 11 kills, 11 digs, and a double-double at the volleyball match Friday against Tulsa in her hometown. “There’s a confidence that her teammates have in her,” head coach Travis Filar said. “And there’s a consistency of her play that she’s had all preseason […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wrestling team releases 2014-15 schedule

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Sophomore Scottie Boykin, Murfreesboro, Tenn., takes on his opponent in a match last year.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Chattanooga wrestling has a lot to look forward to this upcoming year as the 2014-2015 schedule was recently announced. UTC returns 90 percent of last year’s Southern Conference champion squad that finished at No. 24 in the nation in last year’s final regular season poll.  In spite of that, the […]

Q & A: Gautier shares his coaching style

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Bill Gautier is the head coach of six teams at UTC. He coaches men and women’s cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams for over 20 years at Chattanooga. Gautier has been named Southern Conference Coach of the Year seven times for the women’s cross country team and […]

Veteran squad to help improve volleyball this season

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Senior Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., prepares to serve the ball in a home match.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Fans gathered in Maclellan Gym Aug. 16 to see the volleyball team play in the Blue and Gold match before their 2014 season. UTC now has more experience under their belt, with seniors Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., and Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla. They will also have  juniors Briana Reid, […]

Get to know your Mocs: Crystal Mackezyk

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Senior Crystal Mackezyk, Columbia, Tenn., started 16 games last year.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Crystal Mackezyk, a senior from Columbia, Tenn., was selected to the Southern Conference Coaches Preseason All-Conference Team. “It’s a good avenue to give her (Crystal) some credit because she’s done a lot of work,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said. “And when you’re not winning as much as you’d like to, […]

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 […]