Thursday, August 07, 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
At that QB Club lunch one attendee was pleasantly surprised
the Mocs coach could schedule the likes of the aforementioned basketball
“Well I know a few people,” responded coach Foster with a
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
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