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Jim Tanner

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Sometimes lightning does strike twice in the same place.

Sometimes lightning does strike twice in the same place.

Two seasons ago, Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick's head coaching career got off to a rough start at McKenzie Arena.

University of Tennesssee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster challenged Aryanna Gilbert in the most obvious way possible -- by leaving her out of the starting lineup of Monday's home game against Austin Peay.

Aryanna Gilbert scored a career-high 26 points to lead the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team to a 76-65 win over Austin Peay on Monday night at McKenzie Arena.

For the first nine minutes of Friday afternoon's game at No. 3-ranked Notre Dame, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team played toe-to-toe against last year's NCAA tournament runner-up.

Things have gone about as expected for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team so far this season.

After starting with two games against teams from the Big East as well as a close loss to a team from the much-improved American Athletic Conference, it would seem that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team started the 2014-15 season with some tough tests.

One couple's love of Chattanooga's outdoor beauty has inspired the newest in a long list endurance races.

More than a decade of work by city leaders, cycling advocates and others was rewarded this week when the League of American Bicyclists recognized Chattanooga as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community.

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.

Pope John Paul II opened its Division II-AA playoff game at McCallie with a successful onside-kick recovery.

For a decade or more, Chattanooga has worked to build its reputation as an outdoor sports mecca.

Fresh off its successful debut of Ironman Chattanooga in September, the World Triathlon Corporation is planning a second event for the Scenic City next spring.

Second chances in college athletics don’t come around often, and Sydney Vanlandingham wasn’t even looking for one when she enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga last year.

Coming out of a tough three-point loss to District 6-AA foe Hixson last week, Red Bank needed a win Friday at Howard to keep pace as the playoffs approach.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team is welcoming several new players to the program after losing five seniors from last season's Southern Conference champions.

On most Friday evenings in the fall, high school football takes center stage in the Tennessee Valley, but this Friday the Samantha Green Show was the star attraction at Hixson High School.

Sports fans who are customers of EPB Fiber Optics can now get their sports fix on the go, after the Chattanooga-based television and broadband internet provider allowed customers access to the WatchESPN service this week.

Chattanooga has made huge strides over the past few decades to become a more sophisticated and culturally diverse urban metropolis, supporting a variety of unique culinary styles and restaurants.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach Jim Foster gathered his team Sunday afternoon on the practice court at the Lawson Center to open preseason practice. Foster told his players he thinks they can be very good — especially on defense — but that he will expect a lot of them in the coming weeks as they prepare to host Villanova in the Mocs' season opener Nov. 14.

The NFL's injury epidemic began even before any preseason games were played, with Sean Lee and Kiko Alonso going down.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A lackluster effort from quarterback Jameis Winston and the Florida State offense allowed kicker Roberto Aguayo and the defense to star in a 43-3 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson freshman Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Clemson posted its first shutout in six years, defeating North Carolina State 41-0 on Saturday.

Hixson senior running back Marshall Cooper had no trouble revealing the secret to the Wildcats' unbeaten start in District 6-AA play so far this season.

  • Oct. 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Greg Thompson

Ellen Conley, of Stone Mountain, Ga., competed in her first full Ironman in Chattanooga on Sunday, and the 23-year-old finished first in her age group and was at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Monday morning to claim her spot in the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Injuries while training to compete in triathlons unfortunately are common, but Mike Biddle of Ooltewah has an injury story from the lead-in to Sunday's Ironman Chattanooga that's hard to top.

Sunday was a day of firsts in Chattanooga. The city hosted its first-ever Ironman Chattanooga, with about 2,400 people taking on the 2.4-mile swim, 116-mile bike and 26.2-mile race throughout the city and Walker County in North Georgia.

One week ago today, Trevor Wurtele was standing on the start line preparing to begin a long day at Ironman Lake Tahoe in California.

Starting about 7:30 this morning, thousands of athletes will step onto a temporary pier on the Tennessee River just over two miles upstream from downtown Chattanooga. The morning air will be charged with nerves, excitement, perhaps even fear.

By the end of today's inaugural Ironman Chattanooga, one voice will be ringing in the ears of the more than 2,500 athletes attempting to complete the 144.6-mile course.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball player Ansley Chilton is already putting her education as a special educaton major to work in a practical way.

Professional cyclist Lucas Euser will be honored this week by the United States Olympic Committee for actions that have nothing to do with his racing skills -- and he's fine with that.

Following the cancellation of the Ironman Lake Tahoe 70.3 and 140.6 triathlons that had been scheduled for Sept. 22, an email posted on Facebook indicates that 100 more spots in this weekend's Ironman Chattanooga will be made available to athletes who had registered for the Lake Tahoe event.

The Southern Conference announced Wednesday the formation of the SoCon Digital Network to provide online access to league atheltic events, including those by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga teams.

Covenant College senior Beth Burgess and freshman Margaret Fitch were USA South cross country runners of the week for the second time in a row, and three other athletes from the Lookout Mountain school joined them with weekly honors Monday.

Ironman Chattanooga has a message for competitors: Go. Don’t stop.

Rock/Creek Outfitters has been involved in promoting events that encourage its customers to get out and use the products for sale at the company's retail stores.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will feature a lot of younger players for the upcoming season after losing six seniors from the 2014 Southern Conference champions, but the new-look Mocs will not get a break in the level of competition.

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