Women’s basketball defeats Samford to stay undefeated in the SoCon

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s basketball team showed their versatility on Monday night, downing Samford 49-32 in the midst of tough shooting. UTC was unable to surpass the 40 percent mark from the field, and shot just 38 percent in the first half and closed the game at 35 percent. However, they were […]

Q & A: Basketball’s Keiana Gilbert discusses her freshman season

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Freshman Keiana Gilbert from Columbia, Tenn., has played a vital role in UTC’s hot start so far this season. The Mocs are 12-3 entering conference play, with Gilbert leading the team in points, steals and minutes played. In UTC’s upset victory over Tennessee, Gilbert scored a career-high 27 points, […]

Basketball season is underway for UTC

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men and women’s basketball teams have finished the bulk of their non-conference season, and have now entered their early league competition for the Southern Conference championship. The men’s team has already played the likes of the Citadel, Furman, and Wofford as far as in-league competition goes, and they have […]

UTC women’s basketball upsets No. 4 Tennessee

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — For the second time in three years, the women’s basketball team defeated the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Wednesday night, 67-63. “My hats off to them they played an outstanding game,” Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick said. “I don’t know what coach Foster’s game plan was, but I’m sure they followed it to […]

Q&A: Women’s basketball coach speaks on his young team

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Head coach Jim Foster will lead a young group of players in hopes of repeating as Southern Conference champions and gaining another NCAA tournament appearance.

Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Jim Foster is the UTC women’s head basketball coach and is in his second season at the helm of the program. He and the rest of the team plan to defend their Southern Conference title, despite losing five talented seniors from last year. Q: How anxious have the players been to […]

UTC women’s basketball wins season debut

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Even though they are longtime friends, UTC head coach Jim Foster had the Mocs’s longest home-winning streak tested by Villanova head coach Harry Perretta. In the season opener for the Chattanooga Mocs women’s basketball team, sophomores Moses Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., and Jasmine Joyner, Southaven, Miss., gave clutch performances in their […]

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 […]

Lady Mocs fall to Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

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Senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The Lady Mocs’ season, and the careers of five seniors finally came to an end March 22 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Free throws and rebounding were the main factors that worked against the Lady Mocs, as they shot only 36.4 […]

Get to know Lady Mocs tennis player Alison Storie

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sophomore Alison Storie fell in love with tennis as soon as she was able to pick up a racket. Growing up in Johnson City, Tenn., she attended Science Hill High School where she started all four years for head coach Pat Zannis. She enjoyed immediate success in her first year at […]

Lady Mocs win SoCon Championship, advance to NCAA Tournament

By Zack Kirby, Asheville, N.C. — The Chattanooga Lady Mocs have punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament. “I’m happy for these guys,” head coach Jim Foster said in a press conference after UTC’s 71-45 win over Davidson to claim the SoCon Tournament Championship. “It’s the byproduct of a lot of hard work.” Foster is […]