Mocs Home Opener to be Televised on CSS

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Updated: 8/07/2013 2:39 pm

UTC will broadcast the Mocs 2013 football home opener against UT Martin live on Comcast/Charter Sports South (CSS), the athletics department announced today.  Kickoff against the Skyhawks is moved to 7:30 p.m. (E.D.T.) for the Thursday, Aug. 29, start to the college football season.

“Our main focus is to make sure we have a great crowd and a fantastic atmosphere for our first game,” stated UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn.  “We also want to take advantage of a great opportunity to showcase our University to the entire Southeast region.  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, Aug. 31.

“The big benefit with this broadcast is in recruiting, not only for our football program, but across the board,” added Blackburn.  “This is the first night of college football and we will be in primetime throughout our region.  By partnering with campus we will be able to tell the whole story of UTC, and hopefully attract new students as well as student-athletes.”

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