Lady Mocs Basketball Faces Lee In Exhibition Game Monday At UTC

Hall Of Fame Coach Jim Foster Takes Over From Wes Moore

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Jim Foster Era of Chattanooga women's basketball begins Monday night as the Lady Mocs host Lee University on an exhibition at 7 p.m. at McKenzie Arena.

UTC opens the season against Alabama Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader at McKenzie Arena. The men play NCAA D-III foe Covenant College at 5:30 p.m.

A member of the womens basketball hall of fame, Foster replaces Wes Moore who resigned after last season and is the current head coach at N.C. State.

This will mark the second straight home start against an SEC school. Last year, the Lady Mocs defeated No. 20 Tennessee to open the season. Chattanooga evened its series against the Tide at 5-5 last year with a 72-58 win at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa.

UTC will travel to Tennessee on November 14 for its first road contest this season then return home for three straight home contests including Belmont (11/17), UAB (11/21) and Auburn (11/24). Chattanooga’s next eight games will all be on the road beginning with a three-game tournament in Honolulu against Minnesota (11/29), Hawaii (11/30) and Colorado State (12/1).

UTC Coach Jim Foster

Foster has coached at Vanderbilt, Ohio State and St. Joseph's with a 783-307 record in 35 years.

Coach Moore was at UTC for 15 seasons and won 12 Southern Conference regular season titles and 11 SoCon tournament championships.

UTC is SoCon Pre-Season Pick: Chattanooga was selected by the SoCon Coaches and Media to defend their regular season crown. Seniors Ashlen Dewart and Taylor Hall were named all-conference by the coaches and Dewart was the pick for preseason Player of the Year.

The Lady Mocs also received a bit of national attention as well. They were ranked No.16 by Lindy’s Magazine in the preseason poll and received 41 votes in the AP Top 25 preseason poll last week, good enough for No. 31.

Reserved seating is being offered for the first time for all regular season games and will include parking. Call the McKenzie Arena box office at 423-266-6627 (MOCS) for more information and join the Mocs Club today!

Shorter Wins 4-2 Over Lee

The Shorter University Hawks celebrated homecoming afternoon with a 4-2 victory over the Lee University men's soccer team at the Ben Brady Field on Friday . The win allowed the Hawks to improve to 5-4-0 in the important Gulf South Conference (GSC) race and 7-9-1 overall. The Flames slipped to 7-8-2 in overall play and dropped to 2-6-1 in the GSC. Lee will close out the regular ... (click for more)

Boyd Bucs Blank Silverdale, 46-0

Junior E.J. Matthews rushed for 161 and one touchdown and Jeremy Borders scored on a punt return as visiting Boyd Buchanan defeated Silverdale, 46-0,  t o claim the District 5-A football championship Friday night. Senior Austin Jackson also scored three rushing touchdowns as the Bucs gained 328 yards on the ground (8.4 avg per carry). The Blue and Gold defense held ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Under Hard Freeze Warning As Winter Comes Early

The Chattanooga area was under a freeze warning as winter rushed in early. The biting weather came as crew members were about to hit the water for the annual Head of the Hooch at Ross's Landing. Here is the warning: ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EST /2 AM CST/ TO 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/ SUNDAY ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Time To Fix The TIFs

What if Chattanooga policy makers and taxpayers used several recent business announcements as a wakeup call to learn more about how our community decides what companies get property tax breaks? If enough people accept this assignment, it just might result in the adoption of some sound policies and procedures to guide us in the future. We read in the newspapers this week that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)