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 gomocs.com The  Mocs had the Chippewas on their heels early in […]

Cross country sets sights on Powerade Invitational

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Head coach Will Wade will be entering his 2nd year at the helm of the Mocs program.

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The Mocs cross country team starts their highly anticipated season Sept. 6  at the Powerade Invitational. The event is held at Moccasin Bend in Chattanooga, with opponents including Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State. With 23 years of experience, head coach Bill Gautier recognizes the tradition and importance to this season […]

Volleyball looks for seniors to provide leadership in 2014 season

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Senior Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla., appeared in 59 sets last season. She is one of the team captains this season and switched to libero after previously playing hitter.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the only senior volleyball players, Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla., and Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., are taking on new leadership roles. Both players help the back court and assist each other in maintaining the energy the rest of the team needs in order to succeed. “The No.1 thing that […]

Women’s soccer opens at home tonight

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — After opening the season 0-2 on the road, the women’s soccer team will compete against Tennessee Temple in the home opener tonight at 7 p.m. Head coach J.D. Kyzer is looking forward to the first home game of the season. “There is the home advantage, not because of the referees, […]

Q & A: Coach Kyzer discusses 2014 season

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J.D. Kyzer is in his 15th year as head coach for the women’s soccer program.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Chattanooga women’s soccer head coach J.D. Kyzer is one of the longest-tenured coaches on campus after being hired in March 1999. He is only the second head soccer coach in University history. During his 15 year reign, Kyzer has earned a SoCon Coach of the Year award, taken down SEC […]

Sportsmanship the main focus for intramurals

Editorial  — The fall semester is underway at UTC and that means intramurals are starting up. Former student athletes in high school should seriously consider trying out for the intramurals on campus. Campus Recreation puts a lot of their time and effort in making sure these intramurals are worth joining, and students should take advantage of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intramural program to take precautions for injuries

By Christine Glover, Chattanooga, Tenn., The injuries from this past intramural football season have started talk of renovating the field space, according to the director of intramurals. Senior Cortland Archie, student director of intramurals said they have ideas of fixing the rough playing field for student safety. Although no trainers are present at the field, the […]