Family Weekend, Homecoming dates announced for 2012 football season

Family Weekend, Homecoming dates announced for 2012 football season

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In order to help families, fans and alumni in their planning for the coming football season, Tennessee Tech Director of Athletics Mark Wilson has announced the dates for two of the biggest events of the season – Family Weekend and Homecoming.

Tech will host Family Weekend surrounding the game on Saturday, Oct. 6, when the Golden Eagles host Jacksonville State. Tech and JSU shared the Ohio Valley Conference championships last season along with Eastern Kentucky. The starting time for the game has not been determined.

Tech’s 2012 Homecoming/Hall of Fame Weekend will be Nov. 2-3, with the game set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, against Eastern Illinois. The Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction will be Friday night, Nov. 2.

“These are two of our most attended special events so we wanted to let our fans, our alumni, our students and players’ families, and everyone who supports Golden Eagle football to know when they are scheduled so they can begin to make their plans well in advance,” Wilson said.

Additional special events and starting times for all six home games will be announced later. Tech opens the season with two Thursday night games, Aug. 30 against Hampton University and Sept. 6 against North Greeneville College.

Season tickets to follow the 2012 Golden Eagles are currently on sale by calling (931) 372-3940 or visiting the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center. Tickets may also be purchased online at