Commentary: NBA can get a fresh start this season

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,– As a lover of basketball, I cannot believe that the 2014-2015 NBA season is about to be underway. I will admit that I have not watched much of the preseason, but in all honesty I never did. The NBA is coming off a whirlwind of a year entering this season, with […]

Get to know your Mocs: Golf Feature

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Agathe Sauzon is entering her senior year with a decorated career as a member of the UTC golf team. With that, she finds her mentality changing as she realizes the end of her college career is right around the corner. “I’ve just been trying to enjoy the moment a lot […]

Soccer’s Hannah Dunn stepping up as goalkeeper

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Hannah Dunn, a freshman goalkeeper from Cookeville, Tenn., is tied for the 10th most saves during one season in UTC’s history and eighth all time for saves with 111. Dunn first played soccer when she was 12 years old. “One of my best friends made me tryout for the soccer […]

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., […]

Recap of athletics from last weekend

Staff report — Football: Mocs defeated the Citadel 34-14 behind the 135 rushing yards of sophomore Derrick Craine, McDounough,Ga., in Charleston, S.C. UTC is still undefeated in SoCon play (3-0) and improve to 4-3 overall. “What a relief to get this thing over with,” head coach Russ Huesman said to “To beat a good team that […]

Moc of the Week: Davis Tull

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Senior Davis Tull, Knoxville, lines up against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Senior Davis Tull, a defensive end from Knoxville, didn’t start playing organized football until his freshman year of high school. “I always liked football; I just didn’t like playing organized sports,” Tull said. “In ninth grade, me and one of my buddies tried out for the team.” Tull was […]

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 […]

Provost finishes Ironman race

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Triathletes from all over came to Chattanooga the weekend of Sept. 28 for the Ironman Race, but one athlete in particular did not have to travel far from home to achieve great distances. UTC Provost Jerald Ainsworth was a first time Ironman finisher this past race day. An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series […]

Tennis prepares for weekend tournament

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Junior Kelsey Coots, Huntsville, Ala., will compete next weekend at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. The Lady Mocs are coming off of a big victory at the Steve Baras Fall Classic, winning 10 of 12 matches.

John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Both men and women’s tennis teams will compete in their third tournament of the fall season at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. “We’ve had some reasonable results so far, but there’s always room to improve,” men’s head coach Carlos Garcia said. “We just have to realize how important these opportunities are to […]

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 […]