UTC Women's Basketball to Host Notre Dame, UConn

Both Schools Here in 2015-16

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Last fall at a Chattanooga Quarterback Club luncheon, UTC women’s basketball coach Jim Foster promised to host nationally-ranked teams in McKenzie Arena in upcoming years.

The hall of fame coach has kept his promise in spades.

For this season, the Mocs host Tennessee (November) and Stanford (Dec. 17) and travel to Notre Dame, while the Irish and two-time defending NCAA champion UConn come calling during the first half of the 2015-16 season.

At that QB Club lunch one attendee was pleasantly surprised the Mocs coach could schedule the likes of the aforementioned basketball powers.

“Well I know a few people,” responded coach Foster with a smile.

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw  (1980-82)  and UConn legend Geno Auriemma (1978-79) both served as assistants to Foster when he was head coach at St. Joseph’s (Pa.).

UConn, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Stanford have won a combined 20 NCAA championships.

The 2014-15 schedule should be released soon with an attractive home schedule which includes the Lady Vols, The Cardinal, a possible Ivy League school and at least one tournament, plus the Southern Conference games.

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

No. 6 Chattanooga Hosts Furman Saturday

The No. 6 Chattanooga Mocs return to Southern Conference action this weekend, hosting the Furman Paladins.  Game time is set for 1:04 p.m. (E.D.T.) on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.   The Mocs are boasting their highest FCS ranking in school history.  UTC carries a 3-1 overall record and a 1-0 mark in SoCon action into this weekend's ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Volleyball Drops Five-Set Match To Furman

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team dropped a nail biting five-set match to Furman in Greenville, S.C. UTC moves to 15-3 and 4-1 in Southern Conference action, while the Paladins are 5-1 in league play. "I have to give credit to Furman," head coach Travis Filar stated. "They made more plays than we did when it mattered most and found ways to win those tight sets." ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)