Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006.
He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories.
Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga. He earned an associates degree from Oxford College of Emory University and attended Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the staff at the Times Free Press, Jim worked as a sports copy editor at the Chattanooga Times and was news editor at the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen.
Jim lives in the Ferger Place community near downtown Chattanooga.
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With her team struggling on offense and trailing on its home court, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Ka'Vonne Towns took control, scoring 13 second-half points and the final 10 points of the game against South Florida on Sunday afternoon.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Ka'Vonne Towns scored a career-high 18 points, but her final 3-point shot missed and the Mocs lost 59-57 to South Florida in the final game of the season-opening Chattanooga Tip-Off Challenge on Sunday afternoon at McKenzie Arena.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's baskeball team survived its first test of the season, beating Villanova 49-45 on Friday night, and now the Mocs face another tough opponent after a single day of rest.
South Florida forward Courtney Williams scored 21 points, and she and teammate Alisia Jenkins each had a double-double in a 57-56 win over Villanova on Saturday at McKenzie Arena in the second game of the three-day Chattanooga Tip-Off Challenge.
On a cold night across the Chattanooga area, Notre Dame coach Charles Fant wanted his team to get off to a hot start in its second-round Class 3A playoff game against Upperman, a team that had beaten the Irish a year before.
For the second consecutive year, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will be the nightcap of a season-opening doubleheader with the Mocs men's team, as the women again host a team from a power conference.
Even with the fall signing period opening Wednesday, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program already had one key piece of its 2015 class on campus and working with the team.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team opens its 2014-15 season Friday night at 7:30 against Villanova in the first of three straight days of basketball at McKenzie Arena in the Tip-Off Challenge
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team has been hard at work preparing for the 2014-15 season, which begins Friday when the Mocs host Villanova at McKenzie Arena.