UTC Men’s Basketball Games Postponed This Week After Positive COVID Test


(gomocs.com) CHATTANOOGA—Due to a positive COVID-19 test in the team’s Tier 1 personnel, the Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team is postponing games this week. This consists of student-athletes, coaches and essential support staff and affects upcoming games at ETSU (Wed.) and at Furman (Sat.).

UTC is following CDC guidance as well as NCAA & SoCon protocols for contact tracing and a plan for getting safely back on the court. A confirmation test on the individual along with further testing on all within Tier 1 bubble is ongoing.

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It is the first adjustment to the schedule since the start of the season. The opener was changed from Bellarmine to Lander and game two with Northern Kentucky was postponed a couple of weeks due to issues with the Kentucky schools’ programs.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.