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.



Mocs Host Tennessee Wesleyan Saturday

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team wishes its fans a Happy Thanksgiving. The team gathers at assistant coach Aaron Fuss’ house before continuing preparation for a quick back-to-back set of games in the offing.   The Mocs conclude a four-game home stretch Saturday with a 7 p.m., visit from Tennessee Wesleyan. They’ll take off Monday for a Tuesday meeting with Akron. ... (click for more)

Complete Results From 2017 Sports Barn Turkey Trot 8K

********** OVERALL LISTING - 8K ********** **** OVERALL FEMALE **** Place Name                 Ag Div   Hometown             Guntime Pace      ===== ==================== == ===== ==================== ... (click for more)

Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Chicken Gun

On the very day when more poultry is consumed in the United States than at any other time in the year, fun-loving Wendell Burns shared a wonderful story about “The Chicken Gun.” What makes the tale even better is that it was designed and built to perfection by the folks at the Arnold Air Force Base that you know is near Tullahoma, Tn. Wendell’s mistake in sending the story is ... (click for more)