UTC Men's Basketball Schedule Announced For 2013-14

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chattanooga Mocs head basketball coach Will Wade announced the 2013-14 schedule on Monday. His first season features 14 home dates and trips to UCLA, Georgia and Nevada.

“It’s nice to have it done and give our fans something to look forward to,” Wade said. “It was one of our first tasks when we got here, and I am really pleased at what we were able to accomplish. It sets up well for our first season and for future years.

“Moving forward, we will be able to better apply our scheduling philosophy starting in 2014-15,” he added. “We’re excited with the series with Georgia and UAB and look forward to those schools coming back to Chattanooga in 2014-15.”

The season tips off with three of four games at home in McKenzie Arena. Nearby Covenant College, from atop Lookout Mountain starts it off on Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m., prior to the Lady Mocs season opener with Alabama at 7:30 p.m., as the coaching eras of Wade and Lady Mocs Hall of Fame Head Coach Jim Foster begin. That’s followed by a trip to Radford (11/11) and home games with Montreat (11/16) and Kennesaw State (11/19).

The Las Vegas Invitational is next on the ledger. The Mocs travel to Nevada (11/22) and UCLA (11/24) before heading to Vegas for their bracket in the event staged at the Orleans Arena. UTC squares off with Morehead State (11/28) and meets either IUPUI or Gardner-Webb on the 29th.

From there it’s back to the southeast and a visit to SEC-member Georgia (12/2). Hiwassee (12/10) comes to town before road contests at Northern Kentucky (12/15) and UAB (12/18) end the pre-holiday portion of the slate.

Dr.Pepper Classic: Chattanooga returns from holiday break for the annual Dr Pepper Classic (12/29-30). This year’s field, the 24th edition, features Grand Canyon, Maine and Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders and Black Bears meet in the opening game followed by the Mocs and GCU coached by former NBA star Dan Majerle.

SoCon Schedule: The Southern Conference schedule starts in the New Year with a road trip through South Carolina beginning Jan. 4 at Furman before moving to The Citadel (1/6). The league home opener is three days later as Samford visits the Scenic City on the ninth. The final non-conference matchup is at Eastern Kentucky (2/4).

The 11-team, 16-game conference slate features an unbalanced schedule with no divisions for the first time since the 1994 season. The Mocs meet Furman, Samford, Wofford, Appalachian State, UNCG and Western Carolina home-and-away, with single games coming with The Citadel (away), Elon (home), Davidson (away) and Georgia Southern (home).

SoCon Tourney: The Southern Conference Championship returns to Asheville, N.C., March 7-10. All 11 teams will invade the site of 14 league tourneys in the last 30 years and four of Chattanooga’s 10 championships.

Fans can purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign at the link above on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).

Make Your Prep Picks: Week Eleven

Loading... (click for more)

Six Lady Scots Earn All-Conference Awards

Six Covenant women's soccer players picked up USA South postseason honors as the league unveiled its All-Conference awards on Thursday. Summer Bader and Rachel Lemay both earned first team All-USA South and first team All-USA South West Division honors, while Anna Porch and Andrea Hunt Roylston were both selected to the first team All-USA South West Division and Roylston was ... (click for more)

School Board Chooses Charlotte Firm For Superintendent Search Firm; Lennon, Testerman Want To Keep Kelly

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-4 to choose a Charlotte, N.C., search firm to pick a new county school superintendent. Coleman Lew and Associates was selected over McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha. That vote came after board members Kathy Lennon and David Testerman started the session by saying they are very pleased with Interim Supt. Kirk Kelly and would ... (click for more)

Judge Finds Young Guilty Of Lesser Charge In Fatal Wreck On Highway 58

Judge Tom Greenholtz on Wednesday found William Henry Young guilty of a lesser charge in a fatal traffic accident on Highway 58. The judge, who heard the case without a jury, ruled the 56-year-old former TVA employee guilty of criminally negligent homicide. He had been charged with vehicular homicide. Sentencing will be in December. Judge Greenholtz dismissed charges ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Right To Bear Arms’

As the worldwide debut of the much-anticipated “Hacksaw Ridge” is set for next weekend, it didn’t take long for the anti-gun fanatics to decry “a war movie.” Mel Gibson, the director of the film that focuses on a conscientious objector Desmond Doss who refused to bear a weapon but saved an estimated 75 lives, was asked about America’s gun problem as he toured to promote the film. ... (click for more)