The OVC leader in quarterback sacks a year ago, Tennessee Tech junior Marcus Edwards has been recognized as one of the nation's premier linebackers in the Football Championship Subdivision heading into the 2011 preseason.
For the second time in a week, Tennessee Tech senior wide receiver Tim Benford has been named as one of the premier wide receivers in the nation, claiming a spot on the 2011 Watch List for the College Football Performance Awards.
Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on Saturday, July 9, for the team's annual Alumni Golf Classic at the Cookeville Golf Club. Prior to the golf outing, the public is invited to join the festivities with a Friday night BBQ dinner.
Registration is into the final couple of weeks for the 25th annual Jim Ragland Golden Eagle Bass Classic, presented by Budweiser and hosted by the Tennessee Tech football program. The event will be Saturday, May 7, on Center Hill Lake.
One thing the fans saw Saturday in Tennessee Tech's final spring scrimmage is a fast-paced attack. The Golden Eagle offense managed 67 plays and 493 yards but the defense forced four critical turnovers.
Former Golden Eagle linebacker Barry Wilmore, whose most recent headlines have been as a NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle pilot, was back in Cookeville Tuesday night to speak to the annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner.
Former Golden Eagle football player and coach Bill Dupes, a member of both the Tennessee Tech and Tennessee Sports Halls of Fame, died Saturday at the age of 81. Services will be Wednesday in Sweetwater.
The Tennessee Tech football team will be watching Friday night when the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) crowns its champion in Frisco, Texas. Like so many other college football teams around the country, Tech is hoping to someday be playing in the title game.
Tennessee Tech's Fall commencement ceremonies held Saturday morning in Eblen Center included several graduates from within athletics, including seven student-athletes and three who worked in support roles.
Sophomore Tim Benford was voted first-team all-OVC, senior Justin Hilliard was selected second-team all-OVC, and senior Jocques Crawford earned a spot on the league's all-newcomer team for their performances in the 2010 football season.
Cass Barnes' performance Saturday in leading Tech to a 28-point fourth quarter and comeback victory over No. 4 Jacksonville State has earned the senior quarterback selection as national co-Offensive Player of the Week from The Sports Network.
Tennessee Tech slammed the door on No. 4 Jacksonville State in the forth quarter, scoring the final 28 points of the game to claim a 35-24 Ohio Valley Conference victory to close the season. The Senior Day victory denied JSU a share of the league crown.
Coach Watson Brown will host the final 2010 Football Insiders' Lunch on Monday, with fans asked to reserve a spot by noon Friday. Meanwhile, the lunch hour will continue to be busy on Mondays as Tech will host a Basketball Lunch with coaches Mike Sutton and Sytia Messer, beginning November 29.