Mocs football team wins SoCon, earns bid in playoffs

Players pose for a picture after winning the SoCon title.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Tears of joy rolled down head coach Russ Huesman’s face following his No. 11 ranked UTC football team’s 31-13 win over Wofford to become outright Southern Conference champions. Along with the league title brought an FCS playoff bid–something the Mocs have not had in 30 years. “To look at […]

Mocs football holds off Mercer to go 4-0 in SoCon

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Jacob Huesman, Chattanooga, finished with 359 total passing yards, which is a career-high for him in the Mocs 38-31 home win over Mercer.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn.,—The Chattanooga Mocs football team fought until the end for a 38-31 win against Mercer Saturday, Oct. 25. “I was proud of our offense,” head coach Russ Huesman said. “We played really well and made plays. I told them to enjoy it. Wins are hard.” Sophomore receivers C.J. Board, Clarksville, Tenn., […]

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 […]

Women’s soccer team drops two road matches

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Freshman McKenzie Gregg, Newport, Tenn., advances down the field.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. –The women’s soccer team dropped two Southern Conference matches against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The match against the UNCG Spartans Friday was delayed an hour and a half due to weather. “The delay hurt bad,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said to […]

Volleyball team clinches first two SoCon wins


By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. –The Chattanooga volleyball team won two back-to-back Southern Conference matches 3-0 against The Citadel and Western Carolina. “I think our biggest strength is that we worry only about our side of the net,” junior Lauren Gainer, Boca Raton, Fla., said. “It doesn’t matter who we’re playing.” UTC claimed the first […]

UTC volleyball drops two opening SoCon matchups

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The volleyball team fell 3-1 to Samford and ETSU last weekend in SoCon play.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. -The Mocs volleyball team kicked off Southern Conference play at home with two 3-1 losses against Samford and East Tennessee State. “We knew that our first weekend was going to be really tough in conference,” head coach Travis Filar said. “But our team and our staff, we didn’t want it […]

Mocs football beats Samford in conference opener

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Senior Keon Williams, Chattanooga, had 132 yards.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Chattanooga Mocs football team leaned on their senior running back early and often as they claimed their first conference opening victory since 2007 with a 38-24 win over Samford. “This is a huge win. It lets the conference know what we can do,” Keon Williams, Chattanooga, said. “We […]

Q&A: Coach Murray aims for sixth straight SoCon golf title

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Women’s head golf coach Colette Murray has Southern Conference Championship titles from the last five consecutive seasons. Additionally, she was named SoCon Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. The women’s golf team finished in sixth place at the Mason Rudolph Championship, and the team will travel to […]

Volleyball goes 2-1 in Chattanooga Classic

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Sophomore Kristy Wieser, Lincoln, Neb., was named to the all-tournament team list with her 33 kills.

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team completed their first home tournament, the Chattanooga Classic, with a 2-1 record with victories over Wright State, Mississippi Valley State, and a 3-2 loss to Murray State, who went undefeated. “It starts in practice,” head coach Travis Filar said. “We have to do the right […]

Men’s golf finishes 10th at Tar Heel Intercollegiate

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. -The men’s golf team finished in 10th place at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in Chapel Hill, N.C., with a final score of 871. “Everybody played okay, but we just didn’t get that really good score a couple of the days,” head coach Mark Guhne said. “And so we ended up […]