Mocs Call For "Whiteout" In September 6th Home Opener

Monday, August 25, 2014
The Chattanooga Mocs have declared a WHITEOUT for the 2014 football home opener against Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Finley Stadium.  White-on-white uniforms, plenty of giveaways and WHITEOUT T-shirts are sure to enhance an exciting showdown against the sixth-ranked Gamecocks.

Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game, or pick up one of the thousands of free white T-shirts at the gate. 

Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) as the Mocs bring their highest preseason ranking ever into the contest.
 Chattanooga checks in at No. 14 in the Sports Network top-25 and No. 16 in the FCS Coaches Poll.  The Jacksonville State game marks just the fourth time two ranked teams have met at Finley Stadium in the regular season.

This is the second time in four seasons JSU carries a top-10 ranking to the Scenic City.  The Gamecocks were No. 10 in the country when No. 23 UTC posted a 38-17 win on Sept. 10, 2011.

Be on the lookout in the downtown area for the Blue & Gold Train.  Scrappy and the Mocs will be all over Chattanooga handing out WHITEOUT items from now until kickoff on Sept. 6.  Also, make plans for the downtown pep rally at Miller Plaza at Noon on Friday, Sept. 5.    

Season and single-game tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com, or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).  Get Out Chattanooga is the presenting sponsor for the Jacksonville State game, so be sure to get out and Cheer Local for your Mocs!


Randy Smth: My Mistakes And Grant Williams

At the ripe old age of 66 years old, soon to be 67, I find myself making more mistakes than I used to make; many more. In a column I wrote last week about the Howard-Riverside rivalry, I referred to one of the key figures on the great Riverside squads as Sylvester Davenport. Davenport actually was a star at Soddy-Daisy in the early 1970s. The 6'-7" player to whom I was thinking ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Goodpasture Too Strong For Notre Dame

Trips aren’t always about where you are going, but rather what you are bringing and Notre Dame found out  Wednesday  night Goodpasture packed a whole lot of defense and fundamentals for its journey to the Irish den in the Division II-A state first-round encounter.   And it didn’t hurt that the state’s top-rated Division II-A team was manned by a bunch ... (click for more)

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re The Angriest State

WalletHub, a financial-health website that has found it can draw a lot of attention by ranking the states on which is “fattest,” smartest, and so forth, has just announced its “sinful” rating and Tennessee churches should be ashamed of the job they are doing in making the Volunteer State a haven for puritans. Then again, our tourism may soon explode … remember Sodom & Gomorrah. ... (click for more)