UTC Women Cancel First Two Basketball Games Due To Covid-19 Positives

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program has paused team activity due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.  As a result of the two-week quarantine and isolation for a number of student-athletes, the first two games of the 2020-21 season are canceled.
 
This includes the Nov. 29 home opener against Tennessee Tech.  Fans who purchased tickets to this game will be contacted by UTC Ticket Office personnel with the option to receive a full refund, make the ticket purchase a gift to the Mocs Club or move the ticket purchase to another game at a later date.
 
"During our routine testing of all members of our program, we had some positive results," stated head coach Katie Burrows.  "We are following all of the guidelines for isolation and quarantining, which unfortunately means we will not have enough players available for the first two games.  I hate that we are missing games, but the health and safety of everyone involved comes first."
 
UTC's first game of the season is now the Dec.
6 home contest against UAB.  That one is set for a 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) tipoff in McKenzie Arena.
 
"Like all of our programs, our women's basketball team has been very diligent in following our COVID-19 protocols," stated Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton.  "It is an unfortunate situation, but the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff are always the most important factors when making decisions about how to handle this pandemic.  We will continue to follow all CDC, campus, Southern Conference and NCAA guidelines as we move forward." 

Chattanooga FC Resigns Oliveira For 2021 Season

Mocs Volleyball Drops 3-1 Loss To Mercer

Lee Men Tie Alabama Huntsville 0-0 In Double Overtime


The man returns. After a year away, Chattanooga FC is pleased to announce the resigning of Brazilian forward Felipe Oliveira for the 2021 season. Oliveria featured prominently for Chattanooga ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team saw a late rally fall short during a 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19) loss to Mercer in the final match of the season series on Monday afternoon inside Maclellan ... (click for more)

The Lee men's soccer team and Alabama Huntsville combined for 37 shots but in the end no one found the back of the net in a Gulf South Conference scoreless double OT battle on Monday afternoon ... (click for more)



Sports

Chattanooga FC Resigns Oliveira For 2021 Season

The man returns. After a year away, Chattanooga FC is pleased to announce the resigning of Brazilian forward Felipe Oliveira for the 2021 season. Oliveria featured prominently for Chattanooga FC from 2017 through 2019. This will be his first season as a professional. “I’m so excited to be back!” said Felipe. “I’m extremely happy to be back where I belong! I hope to help the ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Drops 3-1 Loss To Mercer

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team saw a late rally fall short during a 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19) loss to Mercer in the final match of the season series on Monday afternoon inside Maclellan Gymnasium. Chattanooga drops to 5-7 overall and 3-7 in Southern Conference play following the loss. Mercer extends its winning streak to seven matches, all SoCon victories, to improve ... (click for more)

Breaking News

A Record 4,668 People Received COVID-19 Vaccine In Hamilton County This Weekend

The Hamilton County Health Department wishes to recognize many community partners who offered COVID-19 vaccine clinics over the weekend to eligible people 65+ and those with 1a1, 1a2 & 1b phase status. The following community partners administered a combined 2,505 doses this weekend: • CHI Memorial Hospital sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)

County Health Department Switching Some Resources From Testing To Vaccinations

The Hamilton County Health Department’s COVID testing site at Alstom will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays beginning this week. The site will continue operations five days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. “With the increase in both the demand and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, we have remained flexible in our efforts and redirected ... (click for more)

Opinion

COVID Vaccine: Fomenting Fear And Spreading Disinformation

Tennesseans have proven we are resilient and determined moving through the COVID pandemic response. Getting to this point in our state -- one of only a handful that has economic growth, open schools and an ability to see a light at the end of this proverbial tunnel -- has taken unbelievable effort. Yet, one revelation of many over the last year has been the need to reject those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In March

It was about midnight last night, just at the point we flip a page on the calendar, when the month of March arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm. You bet, just as it has for ages, this month arrives like a lion and eases out 31 days from now as a lamb. I could hardly mind the thunder; I am so glad to see the arrival of spring and the promise my flowers will awake from their winter’s ... (click for more)