Mocs Host Miller Plaza Pep Rally at Noon

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team heads to Miller Plaza on Friday, Sept. 21, at 12:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) for a Pep Rally hosted by the River City Company.

The UTC Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Sugar Mocs and Scrappy will all join head coachRuss Huesman and selected members of the team to get fans ready for Saturday's Homecoming showdown against No. 17 Appalachian State.

Miller Plaza is located on the corner of Market Street and MLK Blvd. in Downtown Chattanooga.

The Mocs host the 17th-ranked Mountaineers on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in Finley Stadium. UTC is 3-0 in Homecoming games under Coach Huesman, but is trying to snap a seven-game losing streak to ASU.

A huge crowd is expected and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early. The Mocs are again offering $8 print-at-home tickets on GoMocs.com to help avoid the long lines on game day. Just use the promo code #gomocs12 when purchasing single game tickets.

The box office at the St. Elmo gate at Finley Stadium will also be open on Friday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. for fans wanting easy access to purchase tickets.



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