University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga Mocs
The Mocs solved their ticket to the NCAA tournament, their first since 2005, by defeating the College of Charleston Cougars, 22-14, in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I tournament on Friday night at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tennessee (21-9), making its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, scored two doubles and five singles to win. Chattanooga (20-10), the runner-up in this year's tournament, used a 21-6 run in the first quarter to take a 21-11 lead and never looked back in the victory over Charleston.
With a four-point lead at the end of the regular season, the Mocs made a run into the Sweet 16 in 2014, beating Georgia and Illinois before falling to Providence.
Chattanooga and UT have amassed a 12-5-1 record in Tennessee's previous games. Tennessee is 14 - 4 vs. in - state foes under coach Rick Barnes and has won three of its last four games against the Mocs in Chattanooga. Chattanooga's record against Tennessee in December is 38-24 - and 58% of MOCs have scored more points this fall than 14 against UT. The two teams from eastern Tennessee have played this game four times before, most recently in 2010-11, with Tennessee averaging 14 points in those contests.
Tennessee is a 29-game home winning streak, the longest active streak in Division I. Tennessee has ridden a 30-game home winning streak against MOCs since the 2010-11 season, the second-longest in the nation.
The Chattanooga Mocs are last in the Southern Conference and have been overtaken in their last 17 games. The Samford Bulldogs are fifth in the Southern Conference with a 3-1 record against the MOCs this season, the best record in Division I.
Chattanooga enters Saturday's contest with a 1-1 record, but the Samford Bulldogs have outscored the Chattanooga Mocs by an average of 3.5 goals per game over the last three seasons. This will be the third meeting between the Vols and the MOCs this season in which they hold a 28-1 lead.
Chattanooga got its only victory when it beat Tennessee 14-6 in Knoxville on November 8, 1958, but in the end, little Chattanooga beat SEC member Tennessee, which had been 10-1 and conference winners only two years earlier. The Mocs, then known as Grant University, had not beaten Tennessee in a game at Chattanooga since a 6-0 victory over the Vols on October 14, 1957. After playing UT in Knoxville in the previous three seasons, the older MOCs were in awe of the Vols. The first game saw brawls, goalposts being knocked down, fans arrested and little of Chattanooga being knocked out at either end by SEC members Tennessee - who had been 10-1 conference winners just two years earlier.
Wide receiver Walker Merrill helped the Mocs to their first win over the Vols in a previously contested game, a 14-7 victory at Knoxville on November 8, 1958. We played in the first game of the year, when we lost to Duke and lost in Oakland, TN, and then lost at home to Tennessee in Chattanooga on October 14, 1957.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga currently has four recognized universities in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Chattanooga offers sports scholarships for football; and there are more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. UT - Chattanooga is a comprehensive university offering master's and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.
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The generally friendly series dates back to 1899, although official records date back to 1907, when the school changed its name to University of Chattanooga. Before 1969, the facility was known as the Tennessee College of Science and Technology at Chattanooga, a private college. Over the past 50 years, however, it has evolved into a comprehensive public institution that serves as a model for a modern urban university and is one of the largest public universities in the US, with more than 2,000 students and nearly 1,500 faculty.
Chattanooga also has a long history of diversity, including a diverse student body with a wide range of ethnicities, religious beliefs and backgrounds. Numerous outside activities, including, but not limited to, football gymnastics at the Mocs Games, offer a variety of activities that promote faith - activities for students, faculty and staff, and opportunities for community engagement. The annual MOCS football and basketball games, the nation's largest, bring thousands of people to the area, as does the annual Chattanooga Music and Arts Festival, a festival of music, art and culture.
Students of the college also have the opportunity to place themselves in various sports such as football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, football, men's and women's basketball and volleyball. All student-athletes must meet the minimum eligibility requirements set out in the NCAA Southern Conference's current manual.