COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After nearly a week off from competition, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team returns to action Saturday, Dec. 15 when it travels south for a 3:00 p.m. CT tilt with Kennesaw State.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The full 2019 schedule for the defending indoor and outdoor Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee Tech track and field team is now set.
The slate features six daunting regular-season indoor meets, five outdoor dates that should prove to be equally as challenging, as well as the information for both the indoor and outdoor OVC Championship and NCAA Championship meets.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – On Thursday the Ohio Valley Conference announced that Tennessee Technological University is the recipient of the 2018-19 Team Sportsmanship Award for football.
Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – An overall team effort from top to bottom led the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to its second straight win Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles (3-7) cruised to a 97-60 victory over visiting Hiwassee College (7-8).
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the first year of the Dewayne Alexander era in the books, the Tennessee Tech football team has set its sights on the 2019 campaign. They aren’t dwelling on the past as they’re hard at work trying to improve on 2018.
“I had a team meeting with our guys this morning,” Alexander said, “and I told them the 2019 season has officially started today. Everything they do up until that first ball game matters. For our guys, that’s been part of the learning process. You put in a lot of time and work in football to only play a small number of games. It’s not a sport with a best-of-three or best-of-five or home-and-homes or a tournament at the end. There’s none of that. You play that opponent once, whether it’s home or away, rain or snow or lightning delay like we had this season against Chattanooga and Kennesaw State.”
The Golden Eagles will open 2019 with a visit from Samford on August 31. A former member of the Ohio Valley Conference from 2003 to 2007, it will be the first time Tech has faced the Bulldogs since Oct. 27, 2007. The Golden Eagles have a 10-12 record against Samford in a series that dates back to 1934 and were 2-3 against them in the OVC.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team returns to action Sunday afternoon, playing host to Hiwassee College in a 2:00 p.m. CT tilt. The Golden Eagles enter play following a dominant 118-60 victory over Warren Wilson College Thursday evening.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Leadership by example is an essential part of any successful team, but for Tennessee Tech women’s basketball, which boasts nine underclassmen on the roster, there is even more value placed on guidance from third and fourth-year players.
Redshirt junior forward Anacia Wilkinson has risen to occupy one of those roles for Kim Rosamond’s Golden Eagles, and has modeled the characteristics of a great teammate through her constant focus on the goals of the group. Whether it be on the floor, in the classroom or in the community, Wilkinson has always been there to meet the capacity of her team’s needs.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A record-setting night propelled the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to an easy victory in the Eblen Center Thursday evening, as the Golden Eagles (2-7) made it rain from 3-point range on their way to a 118-60 decision over Warren Wilson College (5-8).
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is back in the Eblen Center for a two-game home stand, starting with a 6:00 p.m. CT contest against Warren Wilson College on Thursday. The Golden Eagles will then host Hiwassee College on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Josh Poplar has been a fantastic student-athlete, proving his prowess on the field, in the community and in the classroom.
He’s built a tremendous resume as a student-athlete at Tennessee Tech, and he’s got a chance to be recognized nationally as Poplar was announced as one of 13 finalists for the 2018 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, serving as the nominee out of the Ohio Valley Conference.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team took on an Arkansas team that used a combination of hot shooting and suffocating defense to deal the Golden Eagles their third loss of the season on Tuesday night.
“Arkansas was a difficult matchup for us,” said head coach Kim Rosamond. “We knew they were a very explosive offensive basketball team, but tonight, I thought the difference in the game was how tough and efficient they were on the defensive end.“
“Their size and length at the guard position really frustrated us. They guarded us extremely well, switched on a lot of screens on the perimeter, and made it very difficult for us to get open looks. They did such a good job of keeping our penetrators in front, and didn’t allow us to attack the rim and get to the free throw line.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Off the heels of his best two performances of his young career, Tennessee Tech men’s basketball freshman Jr. Clay provided the Golden Eagles their second straight Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honor Monday afternoon.
WICHITA, Kan. – The turnover counts were high, the shooting percentages were low, and the game play was physical from start to finish, but when the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team had to buckle down in the clutch, it did just that, and was rewarded with a 55-45 road victory over Wichita State.
“For our team to go on the road and shoot 35 percent from the floor, 20 percent from (three-point range), 67 percent from the free throw line, and still find a way to win says a lot about the toughness and growth of this basketball team,” said coach Kim Rosamond. “I just thought it was a tough, gutsy effort.”
The victory is Tech’s first over a team from the American Athletic Conference since the Golden Eagles took down the same Wichita State program, 54-48, back on December 22, 2015.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee Tech women’s track and field team approached the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener the same way that many programs go into their first meet of the season: to see the gains they have made in the offseason.
“We did well today for it being the first meet of the year,” said coach Wayne Angel. “We had a lot of our athletes competing in their ‘off-events’, just to see how they are progressing in their growth and training. Overall, I thought it was very positive from that standpoint.”
Aside from the fact that winning was not at the top of the Golden Eagles list of priorities on Saturday, they still managed to produce a slew of top finishes, and saw many of their freshman members turn in impressive debuts.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – An early barrage of 3-pointers proved too much to overcome for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon, as in-state rival Chattanooga (4-5) downed the Golden Eagles (1-7) in McKenzie Arena, 71-60.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following its first lengthy road trip of the season last week at the Charleston Southern Buccaneer Classic, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will venture westward to Wichita State and Arkansas this weekend to wrap a four-game stretch of contests away from the Hooper Eblen Center.
The Golden Eagles will visit Wichita State first on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT, and finish with a 7 p.m. date with Arkansas on Tuesday evening.
Tech comes off a pair of solid showings in Charleston last week, where they used a second-half surge to down the host CSU 77-55 on Saturday, before falling 80-73 to an athletic Old Dominion team that shot 46.2 percent from three-point range, and 81.5 percent from the free throw line in the game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After earning the first two Ohio Valley Conference titles in school history a season ago, fifth-year head coach Wayne Angel leads his Tennessee Tech women’s track and field team into the first stop on their journey to repeat as champions, when they take part in the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener on Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m.
Angel, a three-time OVC Coach of the Year who claimed the honor for both indoor and outdoor in 2018, saw individual conference champions crowned in eight different events last indoor season, and another seven during the outdoor campaign.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There were plenty of players that had standout performances for the Tennessee Tech football team this season, but if you were to single it down to the one player that probably meant the most to the Golden Eagles in the 2018 campaign, senior kicker/punter Nick Madonia would be the overwhelming response.
The numbers he put up, the situations he faced and the leadership he provided were evident all season, and it made him an easy selection for the 2018 Robert Hill Johnson Award winner.
The award, the Tech football team’s highest honor, is voted on by his teammates.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A second-half, 3-point barrage proved too much to overcome for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Wednesday evening, as the visitors from Winthrop defeated the Golden Eagles 82-70 in the Eblen Center.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A member of the Tennessee Tech University Sports Hall of Fame Class of 1996, former Golden Eagle star Wayne Pack earned another prestigious honor a little over 20 years later. On Tuesday, the standout Tech guard was named as a member of the 2019 Men’s Induction Class for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team faces a team for the first time ever for the second time this season, playing host to Winthrop Wednesday evening in a 6:00 p.m. match-up in the Eblen Center.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – “Let’s welcome our Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles!”
That’s usually the line as public address announcer Philip Gibbons pumps up the crowd at Tech’s football and women’s basketball games – a mainstay since 1982.
And over the course of those 36 years with Tech and 44 total in the field of broadcasting in Cookeville, he’s built quite a reputation as one of the best in the business.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a game that played out a lot like a boxing match, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team sparred with Old Dominion through all four quarters in Sunday’s portion of the Charleston Southern Buccaneer Classic, but came up just short to the Monarchs by a score of 80-73.
Anacia Wilkinson provided the major storyline for Tech, scoring a career-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting. The redshirt junior did much of her offensive damage early on, as she scored eight of her team’s 14 points in the first quarter and added seven more in the second to keep the Golden Eagles in the game in the first half.
Wilkinson also ripped down five rebounds in the game, but focused largely on her defensive contributions in the second half, with three of her four blocked shots coming after halftime. The Houston, Texas native entered the CSU tournament tied for 25th nationally in blocks, and will presumably move up on that list with her shot-swatting performance on Sunday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – It wasn’t always pretty for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon – especially in the first half – but terrific free throw shooting and a strong second-half defensive effort made the difference, as Tech moved to 4-1 on the season with a 77-55 victory over Charleston Southern.
Offensive struggles were the story for both teams in the first quarter, as the Golden Eagles and Buccaneers went a combined 9-of-41 from the field. Tech held its own, and managed an 18-18 tie with CSU thanks to a 12-for-13 effort from the free throw line (92.3 percent). The Golden Eagles’ success from the charity stripe was a theme throughout the game as they finished 30-of-39 for the contest (76.9 percent).
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Off to its best start in eight years, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team takes its talents to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean for the Buccaneer Classic hosted by Charleston Southern, the program’s first Thanksgiving weekend tournament action since 2013-14.
Tech will face off with the host CSU at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and follow up with an intriguing matchup against Old Dominion on Sunday at 1.
The Golden Eagles have turned in some impressive statistical marks in building their 3-1 start.
The offense currently features four double-digit scorers in Jordan Brock (13.0 points per game), Lacy Cantrell (12.8), Akia Harris (10.3) and Kesha Brady (10.0), and at 73.3 points per contest as a team, TTU is more than 13 points better than its per-game output in 2017-18 (60.2).