UTC's Tull Named Defensive Player Of The Month

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chattanooga Mocs junior defensive end Davis Tull (Knoxville, Tenn.) claimed the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month honor for October, the league office Wednesday.

Tull, already the school’s career sack leader, had a phenomenal month leading the Mocs defense. He tallied 15 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Those 15 stops included 4.5 sacks (24 yards lost) as he set the career sacks record (24.0) with one at Elon on October 19. He also forced a fumble on that play, aiding a 20-9 UTC road triumph.

His best game during the month came in a 31-9 win over Furman on the 12th. He recorded 3.5 sacks (21 yards lost), forced two fumbles and recovered one en route to SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors providing a happy Homecoming for alums.

Tull also had five tackles in a 28-24, come-from-behind win over The Citadel on the 26th. Behind his efforts, the Mocs recorded a 4-0 month.

Chattanooga is on a five-game win streak, all coming in conference action. It is the first time in the school’s 37 SoCon campaigns that it’s posted five league wins in a row.

The Mocs, ranked 23rd in the nation, host No. 15 Wofford in a pivotal SoCon matchup Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m., at Finley Stadium, while out-of-town fans can watch the game on ESPN3.com. Chattanooga leads the SoCon race at 5-1, while the Terriers are tied for second at 4-1 with Samford.

It is a busy week for Mocs fans. The basketball and wrestling squads open their seasons Friday evening. Men’s basketball takes on nearby Covenant at 5:30 p.m., followed by the women welcoming Alabama to the McKenzie Arena. The wrestlers tackle Cumberland (5 p.m.) and Wisconsin (6:30 p.m.) in Maclellan Gym.

Fans can purchase tickets for “Beat Week” events at the McKenzie Arena Gate One Box Office, by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online at GoMocs.com here.


Holley Earns Low Pro Honors At Council Fire

Tad Holley shot 72 on Monday and earned low-pro honors in the Chattanooga Chapter TN PGA Pro-Am at the Council Fire Golf Club. Monday's Results Low Professional: (72) Tad Holley Professional Skins: Hunt Gilliland #3, #6, & #11, Richard Rebne #10 & #14,                                Tad ... (click for more)

CCS, Notre Dame, Sale Creek, Boyd-Buchanan Post Volleyball Wins

The Notre Dame volleyball team beat CSAS  25-23, 25-2 on Monday night.  Notre Dame imrpoves to 13-8 overall and 6-1 in the district.   Notre Dame Stats: Ally Mildenberger: 5 digs Sarah Desai: 16 assists, 1 dig Tess Scobey: 8 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs Mackenzie Johnson: 4 kills, 1 block, Claire VanderWerf: 4 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig Jazzmyne Watkins: 1 kill ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Councilman Banks Asks Bradley Schools To Dismiss Liquor-By-The-Drink Lawsuit; Fivas Hits The Ground Running

The courts have twice ruled in favor of the city of Cleveland regarding taxes generated by the sale of liquor-by-the-drink, Councilman Richard Banks noted at the Cleveland City Council meeting Monday afternoon. Therefore, he made a motion to ask the new Bradley County School Board to dismiss its lawsuit against Cleveland. That board has been seeking to be paid a large portion of ... (click for more)

Of Course Gangs Are A Public Nuisance

Now, I don't know it all.  Beginning with my parents, folks of all sorts have been actively pointing out my ignorance for more than seven decades now.  So I'm well aware that I don't know it all.  In recent months I've begun to develop an appreciation for the local work of Mr. Neal Pinkston; I've been impressed with several things he's been doing in his official ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Arnold Palmer’s Greatness

This is hardly meant to be flippant but I’d be willing to bet I’ve been in the presence of more great people than anyone you know. I’ve never ranked them, or ever dared to wonder who was the greatest, such as Muhammad Ali or Elvis Presley, but there are two traits that those who reach the highest pinnacle have in common. First, not a one of them was any good at what made them famous ... (click for more)