John Frierson is in his fifth year at the Times Free Press and fifth year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department.
A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole Miss and read as much Faulkner as possible, graduating with a degree in Southern Studies.
Among the stops in his career was a three-year stint covering Georgia sports for the Athens Banner-Herald and two years at the Florence (Ala.) TimesDaily, where he split his time covering Alabama and Auburn.
In 2007, John earned Alabama Press Association first-place awards for column writing and game coverage.
Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 757-6268.
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David Blackburn spoke with confidence Friday when he was asked if the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was still committed to the Southern Conference, the Mocs' home since 1976.
The Chattanooga Lookouts earned their fourth straight win Friday night at AT&T Field, beating the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1-0 in a defensive duel. Four in a row is the Lookouts' longest win streak of the season.
Fynn Glover likes to run. Whether it's while wearing his Chattanooga Football Club uniform or almost any other time, the 25-year-old covers a lot of ground.
What started as a trickle has become a full-fledged flood.
Elon University announced today that it was leaving the Southern Conference and taking its athletic programs to the Colonial Athletic Association.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior associate athletic director Matt Pope is one of five finalists for the Austin Peay athletic director job. He will interview Monday at the Ohio Valley Conference school in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost for the fourth time in five games Friday night at a soggy AT&T Field. But at least there were no extra innings this night.
Fresh off a hard-to-swallow overtime loss Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Chattanooga Football Club is back on the road tonight in its return to National Premier Soccer League play.
While serving as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach is Jim Foster's newest and primary professional responsibility, it's not his only one.
As new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade spoke at his introductory reception Tuesday, almost-as-new athletic director David Blackburn sat to the left of the stage.