UTC Women Sign UTM Transfer

Friday, May 02, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball head coach Jim Foster announced the addition of transfer Sydney Vanlandingham (Hermitage, Tenn.) to the 2014-15 roster.

Vanlandingham played for UT Martin as a freshman in the 2012-13 season starting the first six games for the Skyhawks. The 5-foot-11 forward averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game and scored a career-high 12 points against Tennessee Tech making all four of her 3-point attempts.

“We’re fortunate to have someone with intercollegiate experience,” Foster said of his addition.

Martin posted an overall record of 19-15 and went 11-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) regular season. The Skyhawks won the OVC Tournament in overtime against Tennessee Tech and with a 16-seed, drew No. 1 seeded Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

After her freshman year at UT Martin, Vanlandingham moved across the state and enrolled at UTC. She prepped at Wilson Central High School where she led her team to the 2011 state tournament. She was named All-District 9-AAA as a senior and scored a career-best 34 points against Smyrna.

She is the daughter of Larry and Gail Vanlandingham and has one brother, Zane.


Covenant Men Cross Country Picked 1st In Conference; Lady Scots Picked 2nd

Covenant College, under the direction of Head Coach Katie Stanford, in her fourth season, was picked in the USA South Athletic Conference preseason coaches' poll to capture the men's cross country title in 2014. The Scots earned their first USA South title at last year's championship meet. Covenant received four of eighth first place votes to go along with 46 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Roller Girls Look To Close Out 2014 Season At Home Undefeated

The Chattanooga Roller Girls (CRG) will host The Mississippi Rollergirls in their final bout of the season on Saturday, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center at 7 p.m. CRG is currently undefeated at home for the 2014 season and is hoping for a record crowd on Saturday night. They will be offering a $2 discount at the door for fans wearing Southern Brewer Festival wristbands. ... (click for more)

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Wind Through Area

Severe storms brought heavy rain and wind north of Chattanooga on Wednesday evening. EPB crews were dealing with power outages in Brainerd, Soddy Daisy, Shallowford-Tyner and East Chattanooga. It was a very busy evening for emergency responders in Cleveland and Bradley County. The evening storm that passed through Wednesday brought a lot of heavy rain and wind that caused ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House?

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)