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 […]

Wild Art: Frisbee Fun


Photo by Taylor Beardon– Members of UTC Swamp, the club ultimate frisbee team, work to score during a tournament.

Sports injury conference comes to UTC

By Sarah Grace Battles–UTC will host a two-day conference beginning April 15 to raise awareness and highlight the issues surrounding the rise of sports related injuries. The conference titled “The Sports Injury Epidemic” will host a variety of events to including panels of experts as well as presentations and has partnered with the National Athletics […]

Athletes deserve more support from student body

Editorial — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has 17 athletic programs that represent them, and it is important that all of the student-athletes that have sacrificed their time and effort to represent us should get recognition. We at The Echo have focused on previewing upcoming events and profiles on certain athletes so that students can get to know […]

Chattanooga hockey league skates on


Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The fate of Justin Beiber’s residency may not be at stake like it was at the USA vs. Canada game during the Olympics, but at a Hockey Chattanooga game, the inline skaters are not mucking around. Chattanooga’s own grassroots hockey league plays regularly at the concrete rink at the Chattanooga […]

Former Mocs basketball player Johnny Taylor shares his NBA experience

Contributed photos by Chattanooga Athletics

Johnny Taylor goes up for a jump shot in the second round of the 1997 NCAA tournament against Illinois

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., “Seize the moment.” The phrase can mean a lot of different things. It is usually described as people making the most out of opportunities before them—within a certain window of time. UTC basketball star Johnny Taylor seized his moment in 1997, and this is how he views it. “Do you want […]

Sports improving dramatically, fans respond

Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the chilly winds of winter blow through our lovely campus, take a second to look around and smell the frozen roses—it is a great time to be a Moc. I’m even going to look past Chattanooga being named one of the best places to live, students and faculty receiving awards […]

Super Bowl is universal celebration for Americans

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn — Two football teams, one trophy, countless commercials and a knock-out half-time show make up one of the greatest events of American culture: the Super Bowl. This monumental sporting event has become an American holiday of sorts, being celebrated by people from southern California to the heart of New York. Even […]

Chattanooga Athletics reaches partnership with Adidas

Staff Report- A five-year deal between the athletic brand Adidas and the Chattanooga Athletics Department will become official July 1, 2014. Uniforms, footwear, and any additional apparel worn by student-athletes, coaches, and administrators will all sport the Adidas logo. “One of the first things we identified when I started in April was the need for an […]