UTC's Leslie Named Freshman Of The Week

Monday, November 11, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga linebacker Nakevion Leslie is the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced today.  Leslie recorded a game-high 14 tackles in the Mocs 20-10 win over No. 15 Wofford on Saturday. 

With three of the Mocs top-5 linebackers out or limited with injuries, Leslie stepped into the starting strong linebacker position.  His 14 tackles were 10 more than his previous high for a game and more than doubled his season total. 

Leslie also posted his first career sack in the game.  The Powder Springs, Ga., native has played in every game this season and Saturday was his third start of the year.  This is the first freshman honor of the season for a Moc. 

Chattanooga defeated Wofford 20-10 on Saturday to clinch at least a tie for the Southern Conference Championship for the first time since 1984.  UTC can win its first outright SoCon title with a victory Saturday at Samford. 

Kickoff against the Bulldogs is set for 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).  The game will broadcast live on the Mocs Sports Network on ESPN 105.1 FM The Zone and online on ESPN3.com. 

Lee Lacrosse Wins 17-12 Over Montevallo

The Lee lacrosse team exacted some revenge after an earlier season loss to Montevallo in winning their first home conference game 17-12 over the Falcons on a windy and cold Wednesday afternoon at the South Quad Field.   "We have been working hard all week preparing for this rematch with Montevallo. The girls put a lot of time and energy into correcting the little mistakes ... (click for more)

East Ridge Soccer Wind 8-0

The East Ridge boys soccer team improved to 5-0-1 Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Sequatchie County.  Bryan Paz-Macario and Rijad Kazic each had two goals for East Ridge.   Adam Adem, Luis Padilla and Zhubin Salih had one goal.   Rijad Kazic had two assists.  Abdallah Albobsairy, Adam Adem, Bryan Alonzo, Erik Lopez and Zhubin Salih each ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Famed Freitas Speech

Several weeks ago a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (that’s what Virginia calls the state legislature) stood up and before that body responded to a claim by a Democratic lawmaker that Republicans were pro-Second Amendment and segregationists. Nick Freitas, who did two tours in Iraq with our Army’s Special Forces and has talked candidly about losing friends to terrorist ... (click for more)