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Chattanooga Mocs
University University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Conference Southern Conference (SoCon)
NCAA Division I FCS
Athletic director David Blackburn
Location Chattanooga, TN
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Finley Stadium
Basketball arena McKenzie Arena
Other arenas Maclellan Gymnasium
Mascot Scrappy
Nickname Mocs
Fight song Fight Chattanooga
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The Chattanooga Mocs (formerly the Chattanooga Moccasins) are the15 teams representing the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in intercollegiate athletics. The Mocs compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference (SoCon).[1]

What is a Moc?[edit]

Originally, UTC's nickname was the "Moccasins." In the 1920s, it was represented by a snake (Water moccasin). A Native American image was then used into the 1990s, with a moccasin shoe being also used in the 1980s. In 1996, the university opted to cease the use of Native American imagery in favor of the Tennessee State bird, the mockingbird and railroad images, emphasizing the city's railroad heritage. So was born Scrappy the Mockingbird. From 1997 through 2007, Scrappy was shown riding a train, and a second logo had the name MOCS on the front of the engine (the "Cowcatcher" logo).[2]


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga currently sponsors teams in eight men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[3]


  1. ^ "SoCon Southern Conference". The Southern Conference. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  2. ^ "What's a Moc?". UTC Athletics Department. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  3. ^ "University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Official Athletics Site". UTC Athletics Department. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 

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