"The basketball teams did a great job of creating a unique outdoor event that we really wanted to be a part of," stated head coach Heath Eslinger. "Since they moved their exhibition back to McKenzie Arena next week, we jumped at the opportunity to take our program to the football tailgate and show off Chattanooga Strong."
The Mocs basketball teams set up a full court in the open-air Pavilion for each of the last events, but opted to go back to a traditional Blue & Gold Game on Oct. 30 this season. The wrestlers stepped in to fill the void and will compete in 10 intrasquad matches.
Action begins at 3:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) with a festive weigh-in. The football team will come through for the Moc Walk at 3:45 p.m. and competition will begin immediately after. A schedule of matchups at each weight is available below. The football game against No. 2 Georgia Southern begins at 6:00 p.m.
141: Sr. Dean Pavlou vs. Mini-Tournament Champion
149: Jr. Alex Hudson vs. Mini-Tournament Champion
184: Sr. Robert Prigmore vs. Mini-Tournament Champion
Wrestling season tickets are on sale now at the UTC Ticket Office or by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627). The home schedule includes nine events, highlighted by visits from Iowa, Illinois and the Southern Scuffle. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, click here.