2012 Golden Eagle Football Headlines
June 11, 2013
Annual Gathering of Eagles to include morning clinics, Saturday, Aug. 17
Tennessee Tech's annual Gathering of Eagles picnic and scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, August 17, inside Tucker Stadium, will feature a couple of new activities with coach Watson Brown and his staff hosting morning clinics for youth and women.
June 10, 2013
Former football players invited to annual Alumni Golf Classic, July 13
Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on Saturday, July 13, for the team's annual Alumni Golf Classic at the Cookeville Golf Club. In addition to golf on Saturday, the event will also feature a Friday night barbecue.
May 30, 2013
Football to host Soaring Eagle Kids Camp, June 10-12
The Tennessee Tech football program will kick off the first of four summer camps on Monday, June 10, with the Soaring Eagle Kids Camp. Camp will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday. The cost is $100 per camper.
May 3, 2013
Hennigan named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
Tennessee Tech defensive back Taylor Hennigan, named as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete in March, added another honor on Thursday when he was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement.
April 29, 2013
Da'Rick Rogers signs as undrafted free agent with Buffalo Bills
Former Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills shortly after he went undrafted in the 2013 National Football League Draft on Saturday.
April 23, 2013
Golden Eagle athletes participate in Writing Festival
Over 20 Golden Eagles participated in the Tennessee Tech Festival of Writing Tuesday afternoon. The student-athletes gave their input on new traditions on Tech's campus.
April 21, 2013
Captains announced, team awards presented at annual Football Dinner
Permanent football team captains were announced to fulfill the 2012 Golden Eagle season, and team award winners were declared at the annual team Awards Dinner Sunday afternoon. The team also celebrated its Senior Class.
April 20, 2013
Stone sets tone as offense sparkles in Spring Scrimmage
Quarterback Darian Stone was spot-on Saturday in leading the offense during Tennessee Tech’s annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage, directing a Golden Eagle group that appears loaded with skilled players.
April 18, 2013
Golden Eagles in third week in spring practice, second week in pads
Three weeks on the field, including two weeks in pads, and the Tennessee Tech football team is going in the right direction, according to head coach Watson Brown. The annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage is coming up Saturday.
April 17, 2013
Annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage is Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Tennessee Tech football team will hosts its annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. Fans are invited. Admission is free.
April 16, 2013
Softball, football to be streamed live by Golden Eagle Sports Network
Fans who are unable to attend the events on campus this week will still be able to watch all the action as the Golden Eagle Sports Network provides live web streams of the softball games Tuesday and Wednesday and football team's Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage Saturday.
April 14, 2013
Starting times for Golden Eagle football games announced
Starting times for Tennessee Tech's six home football games at Tucker Stadium in 2013 have been announced. The home schedule includes four night contests -- two on Thursdays -- and two afternoon games.
April 13, 2013
Quarterbacks shine at first scrimmage of the spring
Sophomore Darian Stone and freshmen Jared Davis and Trent Thompson combined to throw 30-for-36 with 318 yards and a score in Tennessee Tech's first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Tucker Stadium.
April 5, 2013
Golden Eagle football team "spirited yet poised" on first day in pads
Following two days in shorts and helmets, the Tennessee Tech football team was decked out in full pads Friday for the first time during the team's spring drills.
April 3, 2013
Public invited as Golden Eagles hold annual awards dinner April 21
The Tennessee Tech football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, April 21, for its annual Awards Dinner, and the public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. event. Cost of the dinner is $16 per person.
April 2, 2013
Energy abounds at first day of Golden Eagle Spring Drills
Two elements that stood out Tuesday at Tennessee Tech's first day of spring football practice were energy and experience.
April 2, 2013
Stressing fundamentals, Golden Eagles open Spring Drills Tuesday
The Tennessee Tech football team opens spring drills Tuesday in Tucker Stadium with two new coaches, one new player, one position change and an unheard of 32 returning starters.
March 26, 2013
Tech's Larry Schreiber on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Former Tech runningback Larry Schreiber is listed on the FCS ballot for the National Football Foundation (NFF) College Hall of Fame. Golden Eagle fans can become members and vote vote. The deadline for voting is Friday.
March 24, 2013
Six home games, visit to Wisconsin highlight 2013 Tech football schedule
A challenging non-conference schedule including another Rose Bowl foe, six home games and what promises to be a difficult league slate await the Tennessee Tech football team in 2013 as it bids for an Ohio Valley Conference title.
March 22, 2013
Football staff completed with addition of veteran Donn Landholm
Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown has filled out his staff with the addition of veteran Donn Landholm as an assistant coach to work with linebackers and special teams.
February 21, 2013
Save the dates: Alumni events planned for four Tech teams
Former Golden Eagle baseball, softball, soccer and football players are being invited back to campus in the next couple of months as Tennessee Tech hosts alumni activities for each of those sports.
February 13, 2013
Rogers among five OVC players invited to NFL Combine
Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is among five Ohio Valley Conference football players who received official invitations to the 2013 National Football League Combine which will be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 20-26.
February 6, 2013
Golden Eagle Football Signing Day Central
Find out who the Golden Eagles have added to the program during the 2013 NCAA National Signing Day, including player bios and videos and Watson Brown's press conference.
January 31, 2013
Da'Rick Rogers earns 2012 CFPA Elite Wide Receiver Award
Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has earned the 2012 CFPA Elite Wide Recevier Award for his performance over the past two seasons, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.
January 28, 2013
Alexander returns to Golden Eagle football as assistant coach
A former player and coach at Tennessee Tech, and the head football coach at Cumberland University for seven seasons, Dewayne Alexander is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach under Watson Brown.
January 23, 2013
Super Bowl rivalry stirs memories for Tech's Watson Brown
With a Super Bowl on the horizon that will feature two brothers coaching on opposite sidelines, Chattanooga Times-Free Press writer David Paschall contacted Tennessee Tech coach Watson Brown about his memories of coaching against his brother, current Texas head coach Mack Brown.
January 23, 2013
Tech's Vanlier named Freshman All-America as return specialist
Tennessee Tech's Ladarius Vanlier has been named as a Freshman All-American by College Sports Journal. One of three OVC players to make the 63-player squad, Vanlier was chosen as a return specialist.
January 13, 2013
Tech connections: Falcons, coach Mike Smith edge Seahawks and Omiyale
Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons forced some mixed feelings for Tennessee Tech fans. The Falcons, who won a thriller, are coached by former TTU assistant Mike Smith while former Golden Eagle tackle Frank Omiyale plays for Seattle.
January 4, 2013
Tech receiver Cody Matthews named to national FCS Academic All-Star team
Tennessee Tech wide receiver Cody Matthews has been selected as a member of the Football Championship Subdivision national Academic All-Star team, one of just four players named from the Ohio Valley Conference.
December 14, 2012
Receiver Da'Rick Rogers leaving Golden Eagles for NFL draft option
Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has announced he will not be returning to the Golden Eagle roster next season, opting to make himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.
November 30, 2012
Assistant Thomas Cox leaves football coaching to join local church staff
Tennessee Tech assistant football coach Thomas Cox has decided to leave coaching to take a position with Life Church in Cookeville. Cox recently completed his sixth season on Watson Brown's staff where he coached the Golden Eagle offensive linemen.
November 26, 2012
Zinchini second-team All-America; Four get all-conference selections
Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini has been named second-team All-America and four Golden Eagles were selected for all-conference honors on the College Sports Madness version of the all-OVC honor squad for 2012.
November 20, 2012
Zinchini, Vanlier named all-OVC; three listed on all-newcomer squad
Punter Chad Zinchini is a first-team all-OVC selection, Ladarius Vanlier earned second-team all-conference honors as a return specialist, and both of those players, along with junior receiver Da'Rick Rogers, were placed on the OVC all-newcomer team.
November 17, 2012
Golden Eagle comeback falls just short at Austin Peay
Tennessee Tech fought back from a most frustrating first half and had the chance to tie or win in the final minutes after recovering an onsides kick, but couldn't clear the final hurdle in a surprising 38-31 loss at Austin Peay Saturday afternoon.
November 14, 2012
Golden Eagles look for strong finish when they visit Austin Peay Saturday
On the heels of an overtime upset victory against No. 23 UT Martin last week, the Tennessee Tech football team looks to close out the season with back-to-back wins on Saturday when it plays a road game at Austin Peay.
November 13, 2012
Darian Stone selected as National Player of the Week....twice
Tennessee Tech sophomore quarterback Darian Stone has been named the National FCS Offensive Player of the Week by two different organizations, reflecting his success in the 45-44 Golden Eagle overtime victory last Saturday.
November 12, 2012
Golden Eagles Stone, Edwards get national nods from CFPA
Tennessee Tech linebacker Marcus Edwards and quarterback Darian Stone have each received honorable mention from the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for their roles in Tech's overtime win Saturday against UT Martin.
November 11, 2012
Stone, Sharp receive Player of the Week honors from OVC
Golden Eagle sophomores Darian Stone and Zach Sharp have each been recognized with Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for their crucial roles in Tennessee Tech's 45-44 overtime victory Saturday over No. 23 UT Martin.
November 10, 2012
Golden Eagles stun No. 23 UT Martin in overtime, 45-44
Quarterback Darian Stone accounted for 466 yards of total offense to lead the offense and several players stood out on defense, including a stop by Tommie McBride on a two-point attempt that clinched Tennessee Tech's 45-44 overtime victory over No. 23 UT Martin Saturday in Tucker Stadium.
November 9, 2012
Golden Eagle Stephen Bush earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honor
Tennessee Tech sophomore runningback Stephen Bush has been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team for his dual performances on the field and in the classroom. He is one of just four players in the OVC to earn the honor.
November 8, 2012
Seniors to be recognized when Tech hosts final home game Saturday
It's Senior Day, Military and Public Safety Appreciation Day and Scout Day Saturday when Tennessee Tech hosts UT Martin at 1:30 p.m. in the final home game of the season for the Golden Eagles.
November 6, 2012
Saturday Special: One ticket admits fans to all three events on campus
It figures to be a special day on the Tennessee Tech campus Saturday, as fans have the opportunity to attend three events -- football, women's basketball and men's basketball games -- all with one ticket.
November 3, 2012
Golden Eagles battle to the finish, fall 31-24 to EIU in Homecoming game
Tennessee Tech battled to the finish Saturday at its Homecoming game, but Eastern Illinois used a couple of big scoring plays to down the Golden Eagles, 31-24.
November 2, 2012
Four inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame
The Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees Friday night at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. The new members are Ken Fults, Janet Holt-Baker, Randy Smith and Grant Swallows.
November 2, 2012
Getting to know Golden Eagle punter Chad Zinchini
Golden Eagle fans, take a moment to Get To Know football player Chad Zinchini, and see how well two teammates know him.
November 1, 2012
Vanlier named to national Freshman Performer Watch List by CFPA
True freshman Ladarius Vanlier has been named to the prestigious FCS National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List by the College Football Performance Awards.
October 31, 2012
Golden Eagles host Eastern Illinois for annual Homecoming game
Eastern Illinois comes to town hoping to take another step toward a potential OVC championship. The Golden Eagles head into the game determined to defend their turf in the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff Saturday is at 1:30 p.m.
October 31, 2012
Chad Zinchini named National Punter of the Week by CFPA
Tennessee Tech junior Chad Zinchini has been selected as the National FCS Punter of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. Zinchini averaged a school-record 52.6 yards per kick in Tech's game at Tennessee State and now ranks sixth nationally.
October 29, 2012
OVC statement: Officials missed calling penalty on game-tying TSU touchdown
The Ohio Valley Conference has issued a statement, admitting that the officiating crew failed to call and assess a penalty on Tennessee State on the Tigers' game-tying touchdown as time expired. Tech lost, 22-21.
October 27, 2012
Tennessee State squeaks by Golden Eagles 22-21 on last-second score
The Tennessee State Tigers picked the perfect time to finally get into the end zone Saturday afternoon, scoring their first touchdown of the game with no time left on the clock to tie the Golden Eagles 21-21. TSU then added the game-winning PAT to seel the come-from-behind win.
October 26, 2012
Win a VIP trip to TTU's Homecoming via Facebook and Twitter
One lucky Tennessee Tech fan will win a Hall of Fame/Homecoming Weekend Travel & Ticket package just for showing their Purple Pride. The package includes a gas card and lodging in Cookeville, plus tickets to the Hall of Fame Dinner and Homecoming game, on Nov. 2-3.
October 25, 2012
Golden Eagles pay a visit to residents at Morningside
Four members of the Tennessee Tech football team made a stop at the Morningside Assisted Living center Thursday morning, delivering pumpkins and sharing some time with several elderly residents.
October 25, 2012
Golden Eagles set out on quest to win Sgt. York Trophy with visit to No. 21 Tennessee State
The quest for the 2012 Sgt. York Trophy begins Saturday for Tennessee Tech when the Golden Eagles pay a visit to historic Hale Stadium to take on No. 21 Tennessee State. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
October 23, 2012
Grant Swallows to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 2
One of the last of a rare breed, Grant Swallows was a two-sport, six-time letterwinner and a former senior administrator at Tennessee Tech. Swallows is one of four people who will be inducted at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner, Nov. 2.
October 20, 2012
Fourth quarter turnovers spell doom for Golden Eagles
With just under 15 minutes to play, all looked well for the Tennessee Tech football team as they led the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 28-20 and looked poised to earn their first Ohio Valley Conference victory. EKU had different plans.
October 16, 2012
Golden Eagles host powerful Eastern Kentucky Saturday for Blackout
Tennessee Tech hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in Tucker Stadium in an OVC game that will have an impact on the 2012 title chase. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. for Tech's first-ever Golden Eagle Blackout.
October 16, 2012
Kenneth Fults to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 2
A four-year member of the Tennessee Tech football team, Kenneth Fults was part of the historic Golden Eagle squad that took home four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles under coach Wilburn Tucker. He'll be inducted Nov. 2 into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame.
October 14, 2012
Black uniforms, fans in black, free shirts planned for Blackout Saturday
The team will be decked out in all-black uniforms, fans are encouraged to wear black, and the first 2,500 fans receive a free tee shirt Saturday night when Tennessee Tech hosts the first-ever Golden Eagle Blackout in Tucker Stadium.
October 8, 2012
Zinchini, Mitchell receive national nods from CFPA for Saturday's efforts
Punter Chad Zinchini and cornerback Caleb Mitchell have earned Honorable Mention from College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for their individual efforts Saturday night against Jacksonville State.
October 6, 2012
Jacksonville State outlasts Golden Eagles, 37-28
While the Tennessee Tech defense gave it everything they had on a rainy Saturday night, the Jacksonville State offense was the side that shined, controlling the clock with a monster running game and possessing the ball for over 41 minutes.
October 3, 2012
With four home games left, season tickets STILL a bargain for Tech fans
Do the math. With four home games yet to be played in Tucker Stadium this fall, Tennessee Tech football fans can STILL save money by purchasing season tickets to support the Golden Eagles.
October 3, 2012
Freshman Ladarius Vanlier reaps national honors from three organizations
Tennessee Tech freshman Ladarius Vanlier was named Sunday as the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. Soon after, three different organization chose the Golden Eagle speedster for national honors.
October 2, 2012
Golden Eagles happy to be home, look for third win in a row over Gamecocks
Tennessee Tech is looking to win its third in a row over Jacksonville State Saturday night in Tucker Stadium when the Gamecocks visit for a crucial Ohio Valley Conference game. Tech's injury-riddled lineup will feature several freshmen in key roles.
October 1, 2012
Former players invited back for Football Legends Night Saturday
All former Golden Eagle football players are invited back to Tucker Stadium Saturday for Football Legends Night when Tech hosts Jacksonville State in a crucial Ohio Valley Conference game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
September 30, 2012
Tech freshman Ladarius Vanlier OVC Special Teams Player of the Week
Tennessee Tech true freshman Ladarius Vanlier has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after a record-setting effort in the Golden Eagles game at Murray State Saturday night.
September 29, 2012
Murray State rolls to 70-35 OVC victory over Golden Eagles
Murray State's offense was potent, but the Racers also got touchdowns on a punt return and interception return in handing Tennessee Tech a 70-35 loss Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.
September 26, 2012
Tech, Murray State both looking to bounce back from overtime road losses
Two teams that suffered heartbreaking overtime losses on the road last week in their Ohio Valley Conference openers will battle Saturday to get into the win column in league play for the first time in 2012.
September 25, 2012
Rogers nets pair of national Player of the Week honors
Tennessee Tech junior wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has earned a pair of national Player of the Week honors following his record-breaking performance Saturday against Southeast Missouri.
September 23, 2012
Record night lifts Rogers to another OVC Newcomer of the Week honor
With three school records against Southeast Missouri, Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has won the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week award for the second time in four weeks.
September 22, 2012
Record breaking night not enough as Golden Eagles fall in 2OT
The Tennessee Tech football team couldn't match Southeast Missouri's 34-yard field goal in the second overtime, missing its own 34-yard attempt and falling to the Redhawks 41-38 in double overtime.
September 20, 2012
Golden Eagles baseball team to hold tryouts for Tech students
The Tennessee Tech baseball team will hold its annual open tryouts for currently enrolled Tech students on Monday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. CT at the baseball complex.
September 19, 2012
Golden Eagles begin defense of OVC title with road game at SEMO
Defense of the OVC title begins Saturday for Tennessee Tech when the Golden Eagles open conference play with a 6 p.m. game at Southeast Missouri. It's the first time Tech goes into a conference opener as defending champ since 1976.
September 15, 2012
No. 4 Oregon will equal Tech's highest-ranked opponent
Tennessee Tech will face its first road challenge of the 2012 football season Saturday, and what a test it will be. The Golden Eagles not only travel to the west coast, they will meet one of the nation’s most successful FBS teams in the fourth-ranked Oregon Ducks.
September 15, 2012
Golden Eagles lead early, eventually lose to No. 4 Oregon 63-14
For a few fleeting moments, the Tennessee Tech football team was on top of the world, grabbing a 7-0 lead over the fourth-ranked FBS team.
September 13, 2012
OVC announces TV package on FOX College Sports including one Tech game
The Ohio Valley Conference announced Thursday a six-game football television package that will air on FOX College Sports (FCS) this fall, including Tennessee Tech's regular season finale at Austin Peay on November 17.
September 13, 2012
Tech, Russell Athletic® unveil new football uniforms for Oregon match up
In an effort to refresh the team’s look, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team will reveal new, cutting-edge jerseys for the team’s match up Saturday against the University of Oregon in Eugene.
September 12, 2012
Tech president named collegesportsmadness.com Cheerleader of the Week
New Tennessee Tech president Dr. Philip Oldham has been named national "cheerleader" of the week by collegesportsmadness.com, reflecting his role in a video in which he is "welcomed" by the Golden Eagle football team.
September 7, 2012
Baptist Collegiate Ministry wins first student Tailgate Contest
The winners have been selected in the first Tailgate Contest for Tennessee Tech student groups at the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park. Baptist College Ministry grabs the top prize of $300. Three more contests are planned.
September 6, 2012
Golden Eagles first 2-0 Division I team following 42-14 win
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team rolled to its second consecutive win Thursday evening, defeating the North Greenville Crusaders 42-14. The victory earned the Golden Eagles a spot atop every other Division I football program as the only two-win team in the nation.
September 5, 2012
Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Insiders' Lunch each Monday
Fans of Tech football who would like to go “inside” the Golden Eagles each week with head coach Watson Brown are invited as he hosts a weekly Football Insiders’ Lunch each Monday during the 2012 season.
September 5, 2012
Lamb named Tennessee Sports Writer's Association Offensive Player of the Week
Tennessee Tech quarterback Tre Lamb has been chosen as the first Offensive Player of the Week for the state, presented by the Tennessee Sports Writer's Association.
September 4, 2012
TTU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 to include four inductees
Three former student-athletes, and one of the Athletic Department’s most successful coaches, are the four people who will be enshrined into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in November as the school honors its athletic legacy with the 38th annual induction ceremony.
September 4, 2012
Golden Eagles looking to start season 2-0 for first time since 1989
Last year it was the first OVC championship in 36 years. This week, Tennessee Tech goes for another milestone that's been a long time coming -- the Golden Eagles can open the year 2-0 for the first time since 1989, if they beat North Greenville. Kickoff Thursday night in Tucker Stadium is at 7 p.m.
September 4, 2012
Football season tickets STILL great deal with five home games remaining
Tennessee Tech Athletics officials are reminding fans that season tickets to support the Golden Eagle football team in 2012 are still a bargain with five home games remaining, starting Thursday night against North Greenville.
September 4, 2012
Best result yet: Tech 29th in voting in College Sports Journal Top 25 FCS poll
A third national poll, announced Tuesday, has provided the best numbers yet for Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles received enough votes to place it 29th by College Sports Journal.
September 3, 2012
Alumni Association holding Tailgate gathering at Oregon game, Sept. 15
Tennessee Tech football fans planning to make the trek to Oregon for the Golden Eagle game Sept. 15 against the Ducks are invited to a TTU Alumni Association Tailgate gathering before the game.
September 3, 2012
All-new Watson Brown Show begins airing on Labor Day; Several viewing options
The all-new Watson Brown Show makes its debut Monday night and fans will have a variety of outlets to watch this year, including video streaming on the OVC Digital Network, and rebroadcasts throughout the week on WCTE TV, Charter and North Central Communications.
September 3, 2012
Golden Eagles continue to grab votes, inch toward Top 25 in FCS Polls
Following their 41-31 win over Hampton to open the season Thursday, the Tennessee Tech football team continues to grab a little national respect and has moved up among teams receiving votes in both FCS polls.
September 2, 2012
Lamb's performance earns FCS National QB of the Week honors
Tre Lamb has been named the FCS National Quarterback Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his outstanding efforts in Thursday's season-opening win over Hampton University.
September 2, 2012
Rogers shares OVC Newcomer of the Week to cap off first week at TTU
Junior receiver Da'Rick Rogers has had quite the week, culminated Sunday with his winning Ohio Valley Conference co-Newcomer of the Week honors for his role in Tennessee Tech's season-opening win over Hampton on Thursday night.
August 30, 2012
Tech wins season opener behind Lamb, Urbano career-bests
Former high school teammates and current Tennessee Tech seniors Tre Lamb and Adam Urbano put on an offensive show on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles defeated the Hampton Pirates, 41-31, in the 2012 season opener. Lamb and Urbano both recorded career-best marks in the game as head Coach Watson Brown remained unbeaten in Tech home-openers.
August 29, 2012
Golden Eagle football, volleyball and soccer digital guides available online and for download
Tennessee Tech fans can now browse through the 2012 digital guides for Golden Eagle football, volleyball and soccer. The digital guides are available for browsing online, or can be downloaded for fans to print their own copies.
August 29, 2012
92nd season begins Thursday night as Tech hosts Hampton Pirates
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team embarks upon its 92nd season Thursday night, hosting the Hampton University Pirates, a team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park opens at 4 p.m.
August 29, 2012
Season opener Thursday to finish with fireworks over Tucker Stadium
For the eighth consecutive year, Tennessee Tech's home football games in Tucker Stadium will end with a bang...literally. The Golden Eagles opening game against Hampton on Thursday night will conclude with fireworks over the stadium.
August 29, 2012
Fans can watch home games on WCTE, listen to all 11 on Magic 98.5
Tennessee Tech football fans have several options for following the Golden Eagles during the 2012 season, from live telecasts of all six home games to radio and Internet broadcasts on the Golden Eagle Sports Network.
August 28, 2012
Community will join with Tech Athletics for Communiversity Night Thursday
The business community in Cookeville and Putnam County will play a major role in helping Tennessee Tech enjoy a strong home field advantage Thursday night for the season-opening game against Hampton as Tech hosts the annual Communiversity Night.
August 27, 2012
Receiver Da'Rick Rogers joins Golden Eagle football roster
Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown has announced the addition of wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers to the Golden Eagle roster. A first-team all-SEC selection last year, Rogers is a transfer from the University of Tennessee.
August 26, 2012
First Tennessee Bank Poster Night is Thursday at Tucker Stadium
First Tennessee Bank will sponsor its annual Football Poster Night Thursday when Tennessee Tech hosts Hampton University in Tucker Stadium in the 2012 season opener.
August 24, 2012
Fans can reserve spaces in Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park
Pregame tailgating activities continue to grow in popularity prior at Tennessee Tech's home football games, and the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park at Tucker Stadium is getting more and more crowded, so fans have the opportunity to reserve space in advance.
August 24, 2012
Season ticket sales soar past last year's total and continue to climb
With the season opener against Hampton just a week away, ticket sales for Tennessee Tech's six-game 2012 home schedule have exceeded last year's total and continue to climb.
August 18, 2012
Golden Eagle defense answers the bell in second scrimmage
The Tennessee Tech defense, outplayed in last week’s fall-camp scrimmage, returned the favor on Saturday in the Golden Eagles’ second scrimmage by forcing five turnovers and allowing over 150 fewer yards of total offense from the first week.
August 15, 2012
Four strong reasons why fans should get on board with TTU football season tickets
Watson Brown was asked to list four reasons area fans should consider purchasing season tickets to watch the 2012 Golden Eagles. He had no trouble coming up with his answers.
August 14, 2012
Champions Are Made Here: Tucker Stadium to host TSSAA through 2016
The City of Cookeville and Tennessee Tech will continue to host the TSSAA state high school football championship games through 2016, after the Board of Control granted a four-year contract extension.
August 13, 2012
Former Golden Eagle Tim Benford to make NFL debut Monday night
After a stellar career at Tennessee Tech, former wide receiver Tim Benford will have his moment to shine on a national stage. The Dallas Cowboy rookie will join his team in Oakland to face the Raiders Monday night at 7 CST
August 13, 2012
Golden Eagles getting attention in preseason FCS poll
Tennessee Tech is receiving votes in the preseason polls. Tech received 77 points and is listed 35th in The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced Monday.
August 12, 2012
Several freshmen sparkle in first Golden Eagle scrimmage
Several freshmen shined brightly Sunday afternoon during the first scrimmage of Tennessee Tech's fall football camp. The day featured 81 plays and 501 yards of total offense, plus an electrifying 94-yard punt return.
August 10, 2012
Calm confidence prevails as Golden Eagles brace for first fall scrimmage Sunday
A calm confidence was in the air Friday afternoon, along with a cooling breeze, as the Tennessee Tech football team went through its afternoon walk-through to cap off its first week of practices. Coach Watson Brown's team will hold its first scrimmage Sunday afternoon in Tucker Stadium.
August 8, 2012
Fans invited to annual Gathering of Eagles picnic, scrimmage Aug. 18
Tech football fans are invited to come out and bring a friend to the annual Gathering of Eagles picnic and scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, August 18, inside Tucker Stadium.
August 3, 2012
Golden Eagle football team reports Friday, opens camp Saturday
Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown and his staff are set to welcome 95 players to campus Friday, with fall camp getting underway Saturday in preparation for the 2012 season.
August 2, 2012
Football team adds Malcolm Mitchell, transfer from Louisville
Defensive end Malcolm Mitchell has joined the Golden Eagle football roster. A transfer from the University of Louisville, Mitchell rejoins former high school teammates Jerry King and Blake Adams on Watson Brown's team.
August 2, 2012
Watson Brown completes coaching staff for 2012 season
Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown has completed his staff for the 2012 season, naming two assistant coaches and adding one former Golden Eagle player as a graduate assistant.
August 1, 2012
Tech Football Photo Day Saturday to include radio personality George Plaster
Sports radio personality George Plaster will be a featured participant Saturday when the Golden Eagle football team assembles in Tucker Stadium for its annual Photo Day. The public is invited to meet the team and coaches, as well as visit with Plaster, Nashville's most popular sports talk host.
July 30, 2012
Marcus Edwards receives CSN preseason All-America recognition
Tennessee Tech senior Marcus Edwards is listed by the College Sporting News on its 2012 Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team.
July 25, 2012
Golden Eagles to face Wisconsin Badgers early in 2013 football season
The legacy of playing top-notch FBS opponents will continue in 2013 for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team, which has an early September date at Big 10 conference foe University of Wisconsin.
July 23, 2012
Golden Eagles picked fourth in OVC; Three on preseason team
Tennessee Tech has been picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference in the annual OVC poll of coaches and sports information directors. Three Golden Eagles, all on defense, were named to the preseason all-OVC team.
July 18, 2012
Caleb Mitchell on CFPA preseason Watch List of best punt returners in FCS
Tennessee Tech senior Caleb Mitchell is included on the CFPA preseason Watch List of the top special teams players in the country. The third Golden Eagle to earn CFPA preseason recognition, Mitchell is on the list as a punt returner.
July 9, 2012
TTU employee discount available for Golden Eagle football season tickets
Employees of Tennessee Tech have the opportunity to purchase season tickets at a discount in order to follow the Golden Eagle football team in 2012. Tech will host six games in Tucker Stadium in 2012.
July 8, 2012
Corey Watson named Tech Athletics Man of the Year
Corey Watson helped lead Tennessee Tech to the Ohio Valley Conference championship in November, graduated in December, and was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year in January. Today he added the honor of Tech Athletics Man of the Year.
July 6, 2012
Golden Eagle Football Photo Day set for Saturday, Aug. 4 in Tucker Stadium
Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Saturday, August 4, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10 a.m. until noon.
June 4, 2012
TTU’s Marcus Edwards named to CFPA Preseason Watch list of linebackers
Marcus Edwards has been included amongst top linebackers expected to have a dominant 2012 season in the Football Championship Subdivision, as announced by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).