Bryan Womens Basketball Picked 7th In Conference

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Bryan women's basketball team is projected to finish seventh this season according to the 2012-13 Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league announced Thursday.

Tennessee Wesleyan, which won the last two regular-season titles as well as the tournament crowns in 2010 and 2011, is picked to win the league again. Tennessee Wesleyan garnered 96 total points and received eight of the 10 possible first-place votes. Last season, Tennessee Wesleyan went 24-9 overall and 15-3 in the AAC, finished No.17 in the NAIA rankings and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament.

Union received the remaining two first-place votes and is second in the poll with 89 points. Union won the 2012 conference tournament, went 25-8 overall and 13-5 in the AAC, finished No. 25 in the NAIA rankings and also advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament.

Rounding out the top five were Milligan (18-14 overall, 9-9 AAC) with 74 points, Montreat (20-10 overall, 11-7 AAC) with 72 and Virginia Intermont (20-12 overall, 12-6 AAC) with 69 points.

The rest of the field goes as follows: Reinhardt (13-18 overall, 8-10 AAC) with 45 points, Bryan (14-16 overall, 5-13 AAC) with 40 points, Columbia (8-23 overall, 3-15 AAC) with 32 points, Point (7-20 overall, 1-17 AAC) with 19 points, and AAC newcomer St. Andrews (0-24 overall) with 14 points.

The 2013 AAC Tournament will be held Feb. 20-23 at the Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

McCallie's Pete Potter Remembered

On one of McCallie’s special nights, a myriad of former players and coaches gathered Friday night to honor and remember former Blue Tornado coach Pete Potter who coached the boys in blue from 1973 to 1993 with a school best win-loss record of 155-67. The school has now named the gridiron field Pete Potter Field at Bill Spears Stadium. On a rainy night, but a good one for the ... (click for more)

Mocs Soccer Drops 3-0 Match To UNCG

 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to UNCG on a rain-soaked Friday night at Finley Stadium. The Mocs are 3-9-2 overall and 1-3-1 against the Southern Conference while the Spartans improve to 5-7-3 on the year and 3-1-1 in league play.   UNCG scored twice in the first half and then grabbed its third goal of the game in the second ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)