USA South Officially Welcomes New Members, Including Covenant College

Monday, July 1, 2013

The USA South Athletic Conference welcomes two additions to the league. As of Monday, Covenant College and Huntingdon College are officially full-members of the USA South. Each institution is a former member of the Great South Athletic Conference. The USA South now consists of 13 full-members and two affiliate members (Agnes Scott and Christopher Newport). 

Former full-member, Christopher Newport University has departed for the Capital Athletic Conference in all sports except for football. The Captains will remain an affiliate member of the USA South in the sport of football.

The Covenant Scots, on Lookout Mountain, currently offer six men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis) and seven women's sports (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball).

The Huntingdon Hawks, in Montgomery, AL, currently offer eight men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis) and nine women's sports (basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball).

The USA South is in the midst of redesigning its website and will soon feature Covenant and Huntingdon among the remainder of the conference institutions at the top of the site.

Additionally, the 2013-14 season will serve as the 50th for the conference. The USA South will soon announce plans on how the league will celebrate the anniversary which will include a special edition 50th Anniversary Logo.


Former Mocs Making Their Mark In The Pros

From the NFL, to the CFL to American Ninja Warrior, former UTC football players are making their mark at several levels.   Here is a rundown:  Chris Lewis-Harris (2011) signs with the Denver Broncos Five-year NFL veteran Chris Lewis-Harris   signed on with the Denver Broncos last week .  An All-Southern Conference defensive back ... (click for more)

Covenant 2017 Women's Soccer Schedule Is Set

The Covenant women's soccer team will play 17 regular season matches in 2017, 10 of which are slated for Scotland Yard, as the program released its schedule. The Lady Scots will face regional and national powers at home along with a full conference slate. Covenant, coming off a 13-5 season in 2016, will open the year with back-to-back home matches. The season opener is set ... (click for more)

Smith Gets Life Prison Sentence After Conviction In North Chattanooga Murder

A Criminal Court jury on Monday afternoon found Briston Smith Jr. guilty of a North Chattanooga murder. Judge Barry Steelman sentenced him to life in prison. Smith, who is now 20, had told the jury, "I don't want to spend the rest of my life in jail." He was found guilty of felony murder in the March 2, 2015, death of Charles "Chas" Holsey in a drug deal gone bad. It ... (click for more)

Live Facebook Video Of Gang Members Displaying Guns Results In No Bond For Rollin 100s Crip

A video that was live streamed on Facebook showing several Chattanooga gang members displaying guns has resulted in one of those shown having a no bond placed on him in court. Judge Barry Steelman made the ruling in the case of Tadarius Hester who is charged in an aggravated robbery in April 2016. "How many other people were out doing that - in a vehicle with that many guns ... (click for more)

Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Commission just grouped a bunch of departments together in an attempt to reign in the CVB. I haven't spoken to any commissioners, but I truly believe it was unknowingly. By mandating that all non profits that receive 25 percent of their revenue follow county procurement policies, they might as well have padlocked all local volunteer fire departments. We expect ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Deadly ‘Holy Trinity’

If you have grown tired and calloused to America’s horrifying opioid epidemic, please consider what the epidemic has become. A report last week found that, in the United States, emergency room cases including opioid abuse jumped a staggering 99 percent between 2009 and 2014. It is believed that last year over 60,000 Americans died from drug overdoses and – far worse – more than ... (click for more)