Plan to come to Finley Stadium and cheer for the Football Mocs as they kick off the 2013 season opener against UT Martin on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming2012-Game_136“Our main focus is to make sure we have a great crowd and a fantastic atmosphere for our first game,” stated David Blackburn, UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics.

Season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).

UTC will broadcast the home opener live on Comcast/Charter Sports South (CSS), the athletics department announced.

“We also want to take advantage of a great opportunity to showcase our University to the entire Southeast region,” Blackburn added. “CSS has a strong presence in this area and gives us a perfect platform to promote all that UTC has to offer.”

CSS is a 24-hour sports channel that broadcasts throughout 12 states in the Southeast, including Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi.  It is seen in over 40 Designated Market Areas (DMAs), including three in the top-20 (Atlanta, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Miami/Fort Lauderdale).

The game is being produced by the Mocs athletics department, in conjunction with the UTC campus and the Southern Conference.  Fans will not only see a top-quality, high-definition broadcast of Chattanooga Football, but will also hear about many of UTC’s Points of Pride.  These include being one of only three public universities in the south selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Value, ranked as a top regional Master’s universities in the South and named a 2013 College of Distinction.

The broadcast will include interviews with coaches from a variety of Mocs athletics programs, as well as comments from new Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle and other campus administrators.  Jim Reynolds, the Voice of the Mocs, will move over to the TV booth to handle the play-by-play.  Scott McMahen will provide the color commentary and Keith Cawley will handle the sideline and in-game interviews.

UTC benefits from what plans to be a three-hour showcase of the campus and community, set against the first night of college football.  The game will also re-air at least once on CSS, beginning with a to-be-determined time on Saturday, August 31.

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