March 5, 2001 |
Chattanooga was usually the best finisher in the Southern Conference Tournament. Then the Mocs ran into North Carolina Greensboro's David Schuck. Schuck's driving basket with 0.4 seconds left gave the Spartans a 67-66 victory over Chattanooga in the Southern Conference Tournament championship game yesterday in Greenville, S.C., sending the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in five years. North Carolina Greensboro is coached by former La Salle High and Penn guard Fran McCaffery, who was the head coach when Lehigh went to the NCAA Tournament in 1988.
March 21, 1997 |
The credit Pete Gillen is given for taking Providence through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament has little to do with preparation or X's and O's, and everything to do with the coach's persistence. The up-and-down Friars appeared close to being an NCAA afterthought after losing their last three games in the Big East Conference regular season. But the point that their coach had been hammering and hammering into their heads at practice, and every spare moment he saw them, finally sank in. "He got us to play unselfish and play for each other," forward Austin Croshere said yesterday, looking ahead to tonight's unlikely semifinal matchup in the NCAA Southeast Regional between the 10th-seeded Friars and 14th seed Tennessee-Chattanooga at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.
March 21, 1997 |
Fishing for a new coach back in 1985, Tennessee-Chattanooga interviewed Roy Williams, then an assistant at North Carolina who thought a head-coaching job in the Southern Conference to be almost nirvana. But Williams felt awkward about the timing, because his son had just started at a new school, and pulled himself from consideration. These days, you won't find a whole lot of people in Chattanooga complaining. "They got a better coach," Williams said. "And he can tell a lot more jokes than I can, that's for sure.
March 19, 2005 |
A first-half scoring drought knocked Villanova out of the Women's NIT last night with a 50-40 loss to Tennessee-Chattanooga on the Mocs' home floor. Villanova led by 17-14 midway through the half but did not score in the final 7 minutes, 19 seconds before halftime. The Mocs improved to 25-4; the Wildcats finished 19-12.
September 24, 2010
COMBATING poverty is an important issue in Philadelphia, but you wouldn't know that from the ho-hum response to an audit of Mayor's Office of Community Services (MOCS) released by the city controller on Wednesday. The report found that MOCS - the only city agency explicitly charged with ending poverty - has weak oversight over public dollars supposed to be under its supervision. According to the audit, staffers for the anti-poverty agency had little or no information about a $445,000 contract listed as part of MOCS' budget.
March 15, 1997 |
Tennessee-Chattanooga last played in the NCAA Tournament two years ago. The Mocs fell behind to Connecticut, 15-0, and never recovered. Last night, they turned that around. Chattanooga, the No. 14 seed, stunned Georgia by scoring the first 15 points of the game, then held on for a 73-70 upset of the third-seeded Bulldogs in the first round of the Southeast Regional at Charlotte Coliseum. "We really wanted to have a good start," said forward Johnny Taylor, who wasn't around when the Mocs were beaten by UConn, 100-71, in their 1995 NCAA Tournament appearance.
November 5, 2000 |
Three members of the Blazing Angels, the Bristol Township-based 18-and-under girls' softball team that won the Amateur Softball Association fast-pitch national title in August, recently gave oral commitments to play at Division I colleges. Malissa Moczulski, a senior at Archbishop Wood, notified coach Karen Weekly at Chattanooga yesterday that she would accept a scholarship from the Mocs. Barb Leasure, a senior at Harry S Truman High, and Danielle Blake, a senior at Central Bucks East, both said last week that they would accept offers to play at Marist.
March 19, 2009 |
IT WAS THE MIDDLE of January and Chattanooga coach John Shulman was feeling a bit despondent. Despite being loaded with seniors, his Mocs were 1-2 in the league and 5-10 overall. Davidson was clearly the darling of the Southern Conference, but Chattanooga was supposed to be better than 5-10 with 16 regular-season games remaining. Then, Shulman's cell phone went off. The text message read: " 20 WINS THIS YEAR!!! IT'S STILL POSSIBLE . " It was a missive from one of his leaders, Philadelphia native Khalil Hartwell, and it almost immediately brightened the coach's spirits.
December 24, 1999 |
Some teams get in a zone; St. Joseph's couldn't shoot over one last night. The Hawks had their worst perimeter shooting night of the season - perhaps the decade - against Chattanooga's matchup zone defense, resulting in the Mocs' 68-65 victory at the UTC Arena. Tim Brown and Bill Phillips, who scored 11 points each, were the only Hawks to hit from beyond the arc as the team combined to go 2 for 22 on three-pointers. "This is the converse of the other night," St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli said, referring to an 8-for-18 long-range performance in a 71-64 win over South Carolina on Tuesday.
January 16, 2013 |
In a new effort to battle poverty, Mayor Nutter is creating a cabinet-level office that will oversee city efforts to deal with hunger, homelessness, job development, and other issues. Nutter was expected to announce the formation of the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity on Tuesday. It will be headed by Eva Gladstein, 60, deputy executive director of the Planning Commission. Gladstein was executive director of the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone from 1998 to 2007.