UTC Women's Basketball Schedule Announced

Stanford, Tennessee Among Home Opponents

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Highlighted by home games with Tennessee (Nov. 26) and Stanford (Dec 17), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball schedule shows three Top 10 teams from the 2013-14 season, including two Final Four participants, three tournaments and a revamped Southern Conference slate.

Tip Off Tourney, Nov. 14-16: The season begins at home with the Tip-Off Tournament. The event will stretch over three days with the Mocs hosting Villanova in the opening game and South Florida in the finale.

Christmas Classic, Dec.. 20-21: Chattanooga will host a second tournament just before the holiday break in December. Tennessee Tech, North Carolina A&T and Morgan State will take part in the Christmas Classic. The third tournament will see the Mocs travel to San Antonio for the UTSA Holiday Classic between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The non-conference slate will see many new teams including a road trip to Butler and Notre Dame in mid-November before a return trip home to host instate foes Austin Peay and nationally-ranked Tennessee (Wed. Nov 26) in the week before Thanksgiving.

The Irish went undefeated last year before falling to top-ranked Connecticut in the National Championship Game. Tennessee posted a 29-6 overall mark and claimed the SEC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

December will start with three straight road games to Arkansas State, Belmont and UT-Martin. This will be the first meeting between the Mocs and UT-Martin since the two faced off in the Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational in 1997. It was Chattanooga’s lone loss to its sister school.

Sanford at McKenzie Arena, Dec. 17: Stanford, a Final Four team, will make its first appearance in the Scenic City in mid-December leading into the Christmas Classic. Following a short Christmas break, the Mocs will take on SIU Edwardsville and South Dakota in San Antonio.

Chattanooga will close out the non-conference schedule with a trip to Harvard. The Crimson finished the season ranked 18th, two spots behind UT-Martin in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Southern Conference will have a new look with the departure of four teams from the league and only two women’s teams added in. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern became members of the Sun Belt Conference while Davidson departed for the Atlantic 10 and Elon joined former SoCon member College of Charleston in the Colonial Athletic Association.

East Tennessee State returns to the league after a nine-year absence. In the last meeting between the two team in SoCon play, the Bucs knocked UTC out of the conference tournament hosted by the Mocs. Since that time, Chattanooga holds a 4-2 advantage and won the last two.

Also joining the league is Mercer. The Bears finished sixth in the A-Sun standings while ETSU was seventh.

The Southern Conference Tournament will be once again in Asheville, N.C. with an eight-team bracket beginning Thursday, March 5 at the Kimmel Arena on the UNC Asheville campus. The semifinals will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville on March 6 with the championship game taking place Sunday, March 8.

Season tickets for all 14 Mocs home games are on sale in the McKenzie Arena box office at 423-266-MOCS (6627) or online at the official website of Mocs Athletics, GoMocs.com.



John Hart, Former Atlanta General Manager, Leaves Braves' Organization

Veteran baseball executive John Hart has decided to leave the Braves to pursue other interests, the club announced Friday. When the Braves introduced Alex Anthopoulos as their new executive vice president and general manager on Monday, it was announced Hart's role would change from president of baseball operations to special advisor. Hart, who had previously found ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: UTC Wins Home Opener

School Board Says It Would Not Sell School Buildings To Signal Mountain

The County School Board on Thursday night passed a resolution saying it would not sell three schools at Signal Mountain if it chooses to break away and form its own school district. Attorney Scott Bennett said the schools would still be needed and be operated for students on Waldens Ridge outside of the town of Signal Mountain. The schools are Signal Mountain Middle/High, Nolan ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga. Residents Debate Chicken Issue; Town Calling In Highway Patrol On Speeders

Debate about whether to allow residents of Lookout Mountain, Ga., to keep chickens, took place at a public meeting Thursday afternoon prior to the November city council meeting. Most of the residents who spoke in favor of allowing the animals already keep them despite the town’s ordinance from 1988 prohibiting the practice unless the property is at least five acres.   ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How Would I Vote?

I don’t know what to think or who to believe in the debacle surrounding Alabama’s Roy Moore and his quest for a Senate seat. I have no earthly idea what he did or how he acted 40 years ago. Heck, I can’t remember what I did or how I acted 40 years ago but I do recall I kissed some minors back then. To be real honest, they were the only ones that would let me, this because I was ... (click for more)