Football is the ultimate sport, as it incorporates the fast pace of basketball, the timely precision of baseball, and the full-contact aggression of wrestling down purse snatchers in food courts. Unleash the beast with this Groupon.
- $15 for two tickets to see the Chattanooga Mocs home opener against UT Martin (a $30 value)
- When: Thursday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Finley Stadium
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student, senior, or military discounts.
As if anticipation for a new Chattanooga football season hasn't been high enough, the Mocs have grabbed a No. 25 ranking in the FCS Preseason Coaches Poll—their second preseason ranking in three years. For the season opener against the University of Tennessee-Martin on August 29, the team retains 10 of last year's starters on each side of the ball, creating a cohesion that lets them focus on executing plays rather than still trying to guess each other's birthdays.
In 1997, the UTC Moccasins faced an identity crisis. For most of the century, the school had relied on Native American imagery for its teams, but with the 21st century came a renewed commitment to Tennessee's all-inclusive heritage. Thus, the Mocs re-appropriated their nickname to represent the state bird, the mockingbird, and incorporated Chattanooga's proud history of railroads into their logos. Known for its feisty spirit and ability to twirl a baton in its beak, the mockingbird also embodied qualities found in the greatest student athletes, making it a fitting inspiration for the men and women in sports such as golf, track and field, and women's volleyball. 1997 was a big year for UTC basketball in general, as the men's squad went on to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament, continuing the school's proud legacy of hoops since the team's inception in 1977.