End The UTC Sports Nightmare - And Response (3)

Saturday, November 27, 2021

UT Chattanooga’s loss today to the College of Charleston was embarrassing. I believe Coach Paris has done great things since he has been there, and hopefully today's loss will wake them up.  But no losses could wake up the football team that should have been 9 and 2.

The women’s basketball team, I know they have several good players out, but the trend since the loss of Coach Foster has been downhill.  Wrestling, Women’s Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country all downhill.  A school that should dominate the Southern Conference in every sport is the doorstep in every sport.  A school that had several great rivalries has seen all the schools move out of the Southern Conference or they quite playing the schools that brought great crowds to Chattanooga.

Will it end?  Maybe going to Division III or a club level in every sport will help, but I doubt it.  Close the athletic department. As a graduate of the University and former contributor to the athletic program let’s put it to rest.  Let’s end this nightmare.

Douglas Smith

* * *

Mr. Smith…on behalf of all true Moc fans, please never attend another UTC athletics event again. We don’t need you.

Have a Merry Christmas though.

Kevin Lusk
 
* * *

Mr. Smith,

You'd be much better off cheering for the Tide. Sounds like you are a front runner. Of course, sooner or later, (most likely not while Saban is there) they will take a downward turn too. Then you'll be looking for another program you can associate yourself with. 
Better yet, why don't you pick up crocheting, not a lot of disappointments with that I don't suppose.
Sounds like you aren't cut out to be a sports fan.

Best regards, 

Gary Snodgrass
 
* * *
 
Mr. Smith,
 
A 2-point loss is hardly embarrassing, more heartbreaking for a team that work their tails off on a daily basis. They have a record of 5-1 so far for the season; which one of those wins was to VCU, a team that has been to 9 of the last 10 NCAA tournaments.

 

To say that UTC sports is a nightmare, is a slap in the face to all of the young men and women who work tirelessly their whole lives to get to the collegiate level.

 

Julie Chambers   

Ooltewah

 


Be Gone, Foul Plague

Please Recycle Right

Great Service From The Hamilton County Health Department Hotline - And Response


Jan. 6 in New Orleans was the kickoff for Mardi Gras which normally features tableau balls, dinners, brunches, parties, concerts in the park and many parades. One of the first events there ... (click for more)

Earlier this week someone dumped hundreds of plastic hangers, with metal hooks and clips, into the #2 plastic bin at the Hamilton County/Red Bank recycling drop off center. This happened when ... (click for more)

My wife woke up this morning and thought she might have COVID. We called the Hamilton County Heath Department hotline and someone answered on the third ring. Not a voice mail, a real person. ... (click for more)



Opinion

Be Gone, Foul Plague

Jan. 6 in New Orleans was the kickoff for Mardi Gras which normally features tableau balls, dinners, brunches, parties, concerts in the park and many parades. One of the first events there is the Joan of Arc Parade. Locals never need an excuse for a parade or a celebration and this year is no exception. Leading the parade was a standard bearer with a banner reading BE GONE FOUL ... (click for more)

Please Recycle Right

Earlier this week someone dumped hundreds of plastic hangers, with metal hooks and clips, into the #2 plastic bin at the Hamilton County/Red Bank recycling drop off center. This happened when the regular, super conscientious attendant was off for the MLK holiday. Normally this particular drop off has single digit or very low double digit contamination rates, the lowest of any ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Firefighters Battle 2 Sunday Morning Restaurant Fires

Several LongHorn Steakhouse employees acted fast Sunday morning when a fire in the kitchen got out of control, safely exiting the restaurant and calling 911 for help. Multiple CFD Red Shift companies responded to the business at 5771 Brainerd Road. The kitchen hood was on fire and flames were coming through the hood vent on the roof. A second alarm was called to bring additional ... (click for more)

Developer Eyes Save-A-Lot Shopping Center For Multi-Level Townhouse Project

“Close Out Sale,” the large portable sign posted alongside announced. Smaller signs, inside Save-A-Lot – the grocery store that anchors the commercial property – were even more explicit. “STORE CLOSING,” one declared. “Everything is on sale, up to 50 percent off. Shelving and all.” Employees, asked what’s going on, were reassuring. The store is closing so that it can be ... (click for more)

Sports

Lady Vols Stay Perfect In SEC With Win At #13 Georgia

The No. 5/6 Lady Vols picked up their fifth AP Top-25 win of the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 13/13 Georgia in Stegeman Coliseum, 63-55. Tennessee (18-1/7-0 SEC), the only team undefeated in conference play, is enjoying its best start to a season since the 2007-08 campaign when the squad started 22-1 en route to SEC and NCAA championships. Its league beginning ... (click for more)

UT Men's Basketball Defeats LSU, 64-50

The 24th-ranked Tennessee basketball team led wire-to-wire and avenged an early-season loss to No. 13 LSU in front of a season-high crowd of 21,061 Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The final score was 64-50. Santiago Vescovi led Tennessee with 16 points, including five made 3-pointers. Vescovi also tallied a team-high-tying six rebounds and five assists. Making his second ... (click for more)