Let's try this again...Tech Twitter Takeover by Golden Eagle student-athletes


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Let's try this again! At many home games throughout the remainder of the 2013-14 season, selected Tennessee Tech student-athletes from a wide variety of Golden Eagle teams will "take over" the @TTUGoldenEagles Twitter account and tweet out their thoughts and reactions from the game. In addition to updates about the game, the guest tweeters will run contests, ask for feedback, retweet posts from fans in the stands, and bring a new dimension to the popular social media outlet.

Folks who follow Tennessee Tech athletics on Twitter @TTUGoldenEagles will see the new feature starting Thursday night when Ellie Iaciofano, a former soccer player and currently on the women's basketball roster, takes over tweeting during the men's basketball game against Eastern Illinois. Sophomore Cody Dodd, a Tech volleyball player, will take over for the women's game on Saturday against SIUE, while senior pitcher Ross Spurgeon will take over for the men's game later that evening. Monday night's women's game versus Eastern Illinois will be taken over by junior guard Mitchell Hill.

Iaciofano was set for the first Twitter Takeover in December, but the game was cancelled.

Tech fans are encouraged to engage with the @TTUGoldenEagles Twitter account during games, and to help spread the news of Tech athletics. Also, for fans who do not currently follow or do not have a Twitter account, they are encouraged to create an account (free) and follow for a unique way to get athletics updates.