Lady Mocs Update: Marquee Teams Here for 2014-15

UT, Stanford and Two Tourneys

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Tennessee and Stanford will come calling to McKenzie Arena in the first semester next fall and an upper tier Ivy League school in early January, highlight the home schedule for the 2014-15 Chattanooga Lady Mocs basketball team.

UTC is also planning to have a Tip-Off Classic and a Christmas tournament, plus seven home Southern Conference games.

“We have a very attractive, strong home schedule for next year with Stanford and UT coming in and since we don’t play a conference game until Jan. 10 we are working on hosting a solid Ivy League school after Christmas,” said UTC women’s assistant coach Katie Galloway Burrows Monday at the weekly meeting of the Chattanooga Quarterback Club.

One tournament will have a Big 5 school from Philadelphia, Pa. (coach Jim Foster’s hometown) and a school from Illinois with one more slot to fill.

“With only 14 Southern Conference games next year, it’s tough to find another 15 games, but our home schedule will be an attractive one for our fans,” said Burrows.

The road schedule includes a tournament in San Antonio, Texas, a possible trip to Notre Dame, plus seven SoCon games.

Burrows and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw (a former assistant to coach Foster at St Joe’s) are in discussion on a home-and-home contract, with the Irish possibly playing in McKenzie Arena during the 2015-16 season.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


Five Area Players Voted To TSWA All-State Soccer Teams

Five Chattanooga-area soccer players have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state soccer team. Making the team were Notre Dame's Michael Quatrano and James Teal, McCallie's  Drew Viscomi and Jonah Bryan and Baylor's Jackson Campbell. THE TEAMS Soccer   Class AAA GK: Tyler Delgado, Independence GK: A.J. Robbins, Dobyns-Bennett ... (click for more)

Flenniken Wins Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic

The heat didn’t faze Casey Flenniken who won the 2016 Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic by 1 stroke over Marshall Talkington and 2015 Champion Nick Garretson. Flenniken had a two-day total of 6-under-par 134 at Creeks Bend Golf Club in Hixson, TN. On the opening day Flenniken caught fire. He had five birdies and no bogey’s to shoot 65. On the second day Flenniken had to ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed And Several Others Injured In 2 Wrecks Near Ooltewah Exit Of I-75

One person was killed and several others injured in two wrecks early Wednesday morning on I-75 northbound at exit 11.   Northbound lanes were closed while emergency crews worked both accidents. Traffic was rerouted to Old Lee Highway to avoid the accident scene.   Traffic was backed up for an extended time before it eventually re-opened.   The initial ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What You Leave Behind

Randy Travis, one of the best at singing country songs that has ever been, had a song about three people who got killed when an 18-wheeler missed a stop sign. There was a farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher on this bus and Randy tells us: “One's headed for vacation, one for higher education, An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.” In that wonderful song, the ... (click for more)