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2013 Golden Eagle Football Headlines

April 5, 2014
Lots of players see action, produce results in annual Purple/Gold Scrimmage
A whole lot of Golden Eagles saw action and a long list produced results in Tennessee Tech's annual Purple/Gold Scrimmage Saturday. New guys impressed on offense, but plenty of veterans had big days on defense, too.

April 4, 2014
Annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage is Saturday at noon
The Tennessee Tech football team will hosts its annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage on Saturday, beginning at 12 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. Fans are invited. Admission is free.

March 29, 2014
Let's have some fun: Brown enoying changes during spring drills
Weather conditions Saturday in Tucker Stadium might have been better suited for a day at the Iditarod than college football, but it didn’t stop Tennessee Tech from working through a 65-play scrimmage.

March 24, 2014
New professional football team includes former Golden Eagles
There's a new team in town, and the roster includes a pair of former Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Nashville Venom, an expansion team in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) makes its debut Saturday night with the franchise opener in Huntsville, Ala., against the defending league champion Alabama Hammer.

March 22, 2014
First spring scrimmage sets positive tone for Golden Eagle football in 2014
The first scrimmage of spring drills, featuring some new wrinkles and several new faces, set a positive tone for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in the 2014 season, according to head coach Watson Brown.

March 5, 2014
James Normand recognized with National Football Foundation honor
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Tech offensive lineman James Normand was one of seven collegiate players honored Wednesday night at the 48th annual awards dinner held by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

March 1, 2014
Tech football makes its return after first spring practice is officially in the books
The Tennessee Tech football team kicked off its spring practice schedule on Saturday, going through the first of 15 practice sessions amidst an overcast day at Tucker Stadium.

February 27, 2014
Stressing fundamentals, Golden Eagles open Spring Drills Saturday
The Tennessee Tech football team opens spring drills Saturday afternoon in Tucker Stadium, the first steps in preparation for the 2014 season.

February 24, 2014
Captains announced, team awards presented at annual Football Dinner
Permanent football team captains were announced to fulfill the 2013 Golden Eagle season, and team award winners were declared at the annual team Awards Dinner Sunday afternoon. The team also celebrated its Senior Class.

February 11, 2014
Tech alumnus Corey Chamblin named CFL Coach of the Year
Former Tennessee Tech football standout Corey Chamblin led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the Grey Cup title in December and last week was named the CFL Coach of the Year.

February 11, 2014
Public invited as Golden Eagles hold annual awards dinner Sunday, Feb. 23
The Tennessee Tech football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, 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.

February 5, 2014
Golden Eagle football staff announces 14 newcomers on National Signing Day
Find out who the Golden Eagles have added to the program during the 2014 NCAA National Signing Day, including player bios and videos and Watson Brown's press conference.

February 4, 2014
Follow Tech's football signings Wednesday on social media and more
It’s National Letter of Intent Signing Day Wednesday, and Tennessee Tech will have fans covered with all the information on the newest Golden Eagle football players signed by coach Watson Brown and his staff.

January 29, 2014
Golden Eagles add familiar face in Pat Donohoe as assistant coach
The newest face on the Tennessee Tech football staff is also a familiar face for head coach Watson Brown, and a veteran with 25 years experience. Brown announced the addition of Pat Donohoe to the Golden Eagle coaching staff, where he will direct Tennessee Tech’s defensive ends.

January 17, 2014
Tech sports information, game operations picked to staff USA Football Bowl
The Tennessee Tech sports information staff, and Golden Eagle game operations personnel, have been selected to staff the USA Football Bowl all-star game to be held Monday in Birmingham.

January 16, 2014
Two Golden Eagles picked for USA Football Bowl all-star game Monday
Tennessee Tech offensive lineman Wesley Sherrill and defensive end Malcolm Mitchell have been selected to play in the 20th annual USA Football Bowl, a college all-star game scheduled for Monday afternoon in Birmingham, Ala.

January 3, 2014
National honors to Bush, Normand with selection to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
FRISCO, Texas -- Tennessee Tech junior Stephen Bush and grad student James Normand have set themselves apart, earning selection to the 16th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team which was announced Friday by the FCS ADA.

December 31, 2013
SCHOLAR POWER: Tech student-athletes post highest combined GPA in history
Tennessee Tech student-athletes posted the highest combined GPA in school history during the fall semester, with four teams registering the highest semester GPA in the history of their sports.

December 18, 2013
Zinchini nets another All-America honor, this from Beyond Sports Network
Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini has added a second All-America honor to his post-season resume, receiving second-team selection by Beyond Sports Network.

December 17, 2013
Zinchini, Sherrill to suit up in 2013 FCS Senior Scout Bowl Saturday
With the conclusion of the 2013 Tennessee Tech football season in the rear view mirror, two Golden Eagle seniors will get the chance Saturday to suit up one final time in a collegiate game.

December 17, 2013
Tech punter Chad Zinchini named All-America by College Sports Madness
Tennessee Tech senior punter Chad Zinchini has earned second-team All-America honors from College Sports Madness.

December 16, 2013
Six Golden Eagles on College Sports Madness all-OVC squad
The CollegeSportsMadness 2013 all-OVC football team includes six Tennessee Tech players, including two on first-team, two second-team and two on the third-team list.

December 9, 2013
Golden Eagle football draws largest average home attendance in 27 years
An exciting football team, a couple of new traditions and several popular promotions helped Tennessee Tech in 2013 attract the largest average home attendance for Golden Eagle football in 27 years.

November 26, 2013
Five Golden Eagles included on all-OVC football honor squads
Chad Zinchini and Wesley Sherrill earned first-team honors, while a trio of Golden Eagle defensive players are second-team picks for the all-conference football team announced Tuesday by the Ohio Valley Conference.

November 23, 2013
Golden Eagle defense gets shutout, ground game keys 34-0 OVC victory
A punishing ground game and a swarming defense were keys to Tennessee Tech devouring Austin Peay, 34-0, Saturday afternoon in Tucker Stadium to send the 12 Golden Eagle seniors out on a winning note in the season finale.

November 22, 2013
One of Tech's most loyal fans, Hoke White funeral is Saturday
Hoke White, one of Tennessee Tech's most loyal fans, passed away Saturday. He was a welcome guest every week in the media van as they traveled to the road games, and he added his own unique personality.

November 21, 2013
Special events featured Saturday as Golden Eagles host APSU in finale
It's the final game in the college careers of 12 Tennessee Tech seniors Saturday when the Golden Eagles host Austin Peay at 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.

November 21, 2013
Former Golden Eagle Corey Chamblin coaches Sunday in CFL Grey Cup
Former Golden Eagle defensive back Corey Chamblin is head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who play Sunday in the Grey Cup, the championship game of the CFL. This Toronto Sun story touches on Chamblin's days at Tennessee Tech.

November 21, 2013
Military, Public Safety Appreciation Day is Saturday in Tucker Stadium
All current and past members of the U.S. military are invited to be the guests of Tennessee Tech on Saturday when the Golden Eagles host their annual Military and Public Safety Appreciation Day in Tucker Stadium.

November 13, 2013
Rogers' first NFL action could be Thursday vs. Tennessee Titans
Former Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has been added to the Indianapolis roster, and could see his first official NFL action Thursday night when the Colts play at the Tennessee Titans in LP Field.

November 11, 2013
Camo uniform video unveiled; Tech will wear for Military Appreciation Day
On Veteran's Day, Tennessee Tech has unveiled a new camouflage-style football uniform that the Golden Eagles will wear when it celebrates Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 23.

November 10, 2013
All the way back: Marty Jones named OVC Defensive Player of the Week
It was a long road back for Marty Jones, but on Sunday the Golden Eagle safety stamped his passport signifying his complete return when he was named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week.

November 10, 2013
Stone named OVC Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness
Tennessee Tech quarterback Darian Stone has been chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, recognizing the role he played in the 41-16 Golden Eagle victory at Southeast Missouri Saturday afternoon.

November 9, 2013
Stone, defense lead Golden Eagles to 41-16 win at SEMO; Brown ties record
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Junior quarterback Darian Stone put together one of the finest games of his career to pace the Tennessee Tech offense, and the defense came up with three turnovers as the Golden Eagles rolled to a 41-16 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Southeast Missouri. It gave head coach Watson Brown a personal milestone.

November 6, 2013
Golden Eagles wrap up road schedule at Southeast Missouri Saturday
Looking to finish the season strong, the Tennessee Tech football squad hits the road once again this weekend, this time facing Southeast Missouri in the Golden Eagles' final road contest of the 2013 season.

November 2, 2013
Offense, punt returns add up to 56-21 OVC win for No. 2 EIU over Tech
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tennessee Tech found out Saturday just how good the No. 2 ranked Eastern Illinois Panthers are this season, falling 56-21 as the hosts used a potent passing attack and two punt returns for touchdowns to stay unbeaten in OVC play.

November 1, 2013
Watson Brown Show Player Profile segment avaliable: Jimmy Laughlin
Fourteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on each Watson Brown Show this season.

October 31, 2013
Road challenge: Golden Eagles visit No. 2 Eastern Illinois Saturday at noon
The Tennessee Tech football team faces one of the biggest challenges of the season Saturday when the Golden Eagle line up against the No. 2 ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision, Eastern Illinois.

October 26, 2013
Gamecocks control tempo, hand Tech 34-14 Homecoming loss
Jacksonville State controlled the tempo of the game and tarnished Tennessee Tech’s homecoming game Saturday in Tucker Stadium as the Gamecocks used a balanced attack to forge a 34-14 Ohio Valley Conference victory in front of 8,953 spirited fans.

October 24, 2013
Watson Brown Show Player Profile segment available: James Normand
Fourteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on each Watson Brown Show this season.

October 22, 2013
HOMECOMING: Golden Eagles host Jacksonville State Saturday
One of the most special days on the Tennessee Tech campus has arrived as the Golden Eagle football team hosts always-tough Jacksonville State for the school’s 83rd annual Homecoming game. Kickoff Saturday in Tucker Stadium is at 1:30 p.m.

October 22, 2013
Watson Brown Show Player Profile segment avaliable: Bill Dillard
Fourteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on each Watson Brown Show this season.

October 19, 2013
Colonels grab 24-10 victory over Golden Eagles despite solid defensive outing
RICHMOND, Ky. -- The Tennessee Tech defense did what it could Saturday to give the Golden Eagles a chance against Eastern Kentucky. The offense, however, never found consistency and the host Colonels took advantage for a 24-10 Ohio Valley Conference victory for EKU's Homecoming in Kidd Stadium.

October 17, 2013
Wes Gallagher to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 25
Wes Gallagher, the only football player in school history to earn both All-America and Academic All-America honors, is one of five persons who will be inducted Oct. 25 into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame.

October 16, 2013
Golden Eagles visit Eastern Kentucky for Colonels' Homecoming game
It's a tough place to win and a difficult opponent to do it against, but the Tennessee Tech football team heads to Richmond, Ky., this weekend to challenge Eastern Kentucky in Roy Kidd Stadium as the Golden Eagles seek their first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the 2013 season. Kickoff Saturday is at 2 p.m. CDT.

October 14, 2013
He does it again: Chad Zinchini National FCS Punter of the Week
Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini has been named - again - as the National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).

October 10, 2013
Second half comeback bid falls short, Golden Eagles trimmed by UT Martin
Tennessee Tech's comeback bid fell short for the second straight week as UT Martin defeated the Golden Eagles, 28-17,Thursday night despite a solid second half by TTU defense.

October 9, 2013
Watson Brown Show Player Profile segment avaliable
Fourteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on each Watson Brown Show this season.

October 8, 2013
Golden Eagles expecting enthusiastic effort Thursday vs. UT Martin
At the core of Thursday night’s game is what promises to be a knock-down, drag-out, fight-to-the-finish Ohio Valley Conference game between the UT Martin Skyhawks and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Appropriately, it's Golden Eagle Blackout II in Tucker Stadium.

October 7, 2013
Golden Eagle Blackout II is Thursday night vs. UT Martin
The team will be decked out in black uniforms, fans are encouraged to wear black, and the first 2,500 fans receive a free tee shirt Thursday night - black, of course - when Tennessee Tech hosts Golden Eagle Blackout II in Tucker Stadium.

October 5, 2013
Golden Eagles face OVC road challenge at Murray State Saturday
It's "go time" for the Tennessee Tech football team, which hits the road for a contest Saturday at Murray State in search of its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the 2013 season.

October 5, 2013
Gutsy effort not quite enough as Golden Eagles fall by 11 at Murray State
MURRAY, Ky. - Murray State took advantage of some early opportunities to build a commanding lead, then held on against a gutsy Tennessee Tech comeback effort to claim a 35-24 OVC victory Saturday in Stewart Stadium.

October 3, 2013
Golden Eagle James Normand chosen as NFF National Scholar-Athlete
Selected among the best and brightest from the college gridiron, Tennessee Tech senior center James Normand is a finalist on the list of candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

September 30, 2013
Johnson selected as College Sporting News National All-Star of the Week
Tennessee Tech senior defensive tackle Jordan Johnson was named Monday as a National All-Star of the Week by College Sporting News, one of just five players selected. Johnson played a key role in Tech's one-point win over Indiana State.

September 29, 2013
Johnson, Huguely receive OVC Weekly Player of the Week honors
Senior Jordan Johnson is the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, while junior James Huguely is the co-Defensive Player of the Week, for their roles in Tech's 38-37 win over Indiana State Saturday night.

September 28, 2013
Davis directs game-winning drive, Golden Eagles pull out one-point victory
Freshman quarterback Jared Davis directed a 77-yard scoring drive in the game's final five minutes to lift Tennessee Tech to a 38-37 victory Saturday night over Indiana State on Faith, Family & Youth Night in Tucker Stadium.

September 27, 2013
Golden Eagle coach Watson Brown featured in Tennessean story
Vanderbilt and UAB clash on Saturday. Tennessee Tech coach Watson Brown had a major impact on both football programs. Tennessean sportswriter Nick Cole examines Brown's role in each school's grid history.

September 26, 2013
Where have they landed? Wayne Anderson
This season on The Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added. "Where have they landed?" focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them following their Tech careers.

September 26, 2013
Golden Eagles welcome Indiana State Sycamores for first-ever meeting
Tennessee Tech will welcome the Indiana State Sycamores to campus this weekend for the first-ever football game between the two schools. Kickoff Saturday in Tucker Stadium is set for 7 p.m., and the night features Faith, Family & Youth Night.

September 26, 2013
Golden Eagle football staff participating in nationwide Coach To Cure MD
The Tennessee Tech football coaching staff is one of hundreds across the country who will participate during Saturday's game in the "Coach To Cure" program in support of the search to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

September 21, 2013
Tennessee State hands Tech 41-21 OVC loss in Tucker Stadium
After falling behind 7-0 on the opening drive, Tennessee State scored 34 unanswered points on the way to a 41-21 victory Saturday night over Tennessee Tech in Tucker Stadium in the OVC opener for both teams.

September 20, 2013
Save 28 percent? How about saving 60 percent? Think season tickets
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September 19, 2013
Where have they landed? Jeff Norman
This season on The Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added. "Where have they landed?" focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them following their Tech careers.

September 18, 2013
Tech to host Faith, Family and Youth Night at Sept. 28 game vs. Indiana State
Tennessee Tech Athletics will celebrate a special event on Saturday, Sept. 28, when the Golden Eagle football team hosts Indiana State in Tucker Stadium. It will be Faith, Family and Youth Night, featuring a post-game concert by Judah and the Lion.

September 18, 2013
OVC, Sgt. York races begin Saturday as Golden Eagles host Tennessee State
The Tennessee Tech football team begins its quest for the OVC and Sgt. York Trophies Saturday night against Tennessee State. The Golden Eagles are hoping their fans can recapture the emotion, enthusiasm and excitement that rocked the Tailgate Park and packed Tucker Stadium three weeks ago at their home opener.

September 16, 2013
Golden Eagle football team to honor alumni at annual Football Legends Night
The Tennessee Tech football team will open its Ohio Valley Conference schedule in style Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles will host its annual Football Legends Night as in-state rival Tennessee State travels to Cookeville for a 7 p.m. CDT tilt.

September 14, 2013
Golden Eagles claim character-testing, 30-27 comeback victory at Hampton
HAMPTON, Va. - Quarterbacks Darian Stone and Jared Davis directed Tennessee Tech to a 30-27, come-from-behind victory Saturday night at Hampton University. Cody Matthews grabbed the game-winning, 32-yard TD pass with four minutes to play.

September 13, 2013
Extended version of Watson Brown Show Profile: Ladarius Vanlier
Tennessee Tech players are highlighted during a two-minute Profile on each Watson Brown Show this season. Extended versions will also be available on the Tech Athletics YouTube channel after each show airs. This week, it's Ladarius Vanlier.

September 12, 2013
Where have they landed? Tight end Jim Bishop
This season on The Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added. "Where have they landed?" focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them following their Tech careers.

September 11, 2013
Golden Eagle firepower hoping to sink Pirate ship Saturday
The Tennessee Tech football squad heads to the Commonwealth of Virginia for only the third time in history Saturday, and the Golden Eagles are hoping they're toting enough firepower to sink the Hampton Pirates. Kickoff in HU's Armstrong Stadium is set for 5 p.m. CDT.

September 9, 2013
Weekly Insider's Lunch with Watson Brown begins today
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 2013 season. The lunches begin today.

September 9, 2013
Zinchini receives CFPA Punter of the Week recognition
Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini has earned national Punter of the Week honorable mention from the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) after his booming efforts last week at Wisconsin.

September 8, 2013
Long Distance: Zinchini earns OVC co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Tennessee Tech senior punter Chad Zinchini has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his booming kicks Saturday in the Golden Eagle game at Wisconsin.

September 7, 2013
No. 21 Wisconsin powers past Golden Eagles, 48-0
MADISON, Wis. - The No. 21 ranked Wisconsin Badgers powered their way to a 48-0 shutout of Tennessee Tech Saturday in front of 77,785 in Camp Randall Stadium.

September 5, 2013
Where have they landed? Offensive tackle Frank Omiyale
This season on The Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added. "Where have they landed?" focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them following their Tech careers. This week's extended interview is with Frank Omiyale.

September 5, 2013
Extended version of Watson Brown Show Player Profile: Cody Forbes
Fourteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on each Watson Brown Show this season. If that's not enough, extended versions will also be available on the Tech Athletics YouTube channel after The Watson Brown Show airs.

September 5, 2013
For 17th consecutive year, Golden Eagles face FBS foe; Travel to No. 21 Wisconsin
The Tennessee Tech football team heads to Madison, Wis., to take on FBS No. 21 Wisconsin Saturday, the 17th consecutive year that the Golden Eagles will battle up a division. Guess who the streak began against back in 1997?

September 4, 2013
Five different teams represented in 2013 Hall of Fame Class
The 2013 Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will interest a lot of different fan groups as five former student-athletes from five different sports will be honored at the 39th annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25.

September 2, 2013
Vanlier selected National Punt Return Performer of the Week by CFPA
Tennessee Tech sophomore Ladarius Vanlier was named Monday as a National Punt Return Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) after his electrifying efforts Thursday in the Golden Eagle win over Cumberland.

September 2, 2013
OVC taps Vanlier as co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Tennessee Tech sophomore Ladarius Valier has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference co-Special Teams Player of the Week. He averaged 47 yards per touch in Tech's win over Cumberland Thursday night, including a school-record 93-yard punt return.

September 1, 2013
Visitation Monday for Golden Eagle Hall of Fame coach Bob Joye
CHATTANOOGA -- Visitation will be held Monday evening and funeral services are Tuesday, all in Chattanooga, for Tennessee Tech Hall of Fame coach Bob Joye, who passed away Friday.

August 29, 2013
Quick-strike Golden Eagles roll to 63-7 opening night win over Cumberland
Young players made huge plays to set the tone and Tennessee Tech scored on nine of its first 10 possessions to roll to a 63-7 opening night victory Thursday in non-conference action over Cumberland University in a very crowded Tucker Stadium.

August 29, 2013
Extended version of Watson Brown Show Player Profile segment avaliable
Fifteen Tennessee Tech football players will be highlighted during a two-minute Player Profile segment on The Watson Brown Show this season. Extended versions will also be available on the TTU Athletics YouTube channel after each Watson Brown Show airs.

August 28, 2013
Where have they landed? New segment on Watson Brown Show highlights former student-athlete's lives
This season on the Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added called "Where have they landed?" which focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them.

August 27, 2013
New uniforms on display Thursday night....for the Golden Eagle Marching Band!
Tennessee Tech has unveiled some new uniforms and helmets lately, and Thursday night will show off another set of new threads. This time, it will be the Golden Eagle Marching Band. Here's a video showing off the band's stylish new finery.

August 27, 2013
Something new coming to Tailgate Park: Golden Eagle Walk
Fans who come to the game early and enjoy the activities in the Tailgate Park will be part of a brand new activity Thursday evening -- the Golden Eagle Walk.

August 27, 2013
Football game to impact campus parking Thursday
The first Golden Eagle football game of the season is Thursday night in Tucker Stadium, and logistics for the game will affect parking on campus. Students and staff are encouraged to plan alternate parking locations.

August 26, 2013
Season starts Thursday for rejuvenated Golden Eagle football squad
For some, it's been more than nine months in the making. For others, a year....two years. On Thursday night, the Tennessee Tech football team takes the field for the 2013 opener and the entire Golden Eagle roster is more than ready to get the new season underway.

August 26, 2013
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 Cumberland University in Tucker Stadium in the 2013 season opener.

August 24, 2013
Reserve a space in the 98.5 KISS FM Tailgate Park
Fans planning to join in the pregame fun at Tennessee Tech football games in Tucker Stadium have the chance to reserve their space in the 98.5 KISS FM Tailgate Park.

August 20, 2013
Communiversity Night a strong link between town and Golden Eagles
Community leaders and business persons heard from Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown Tuesday morning, and learned of a Communiversity Night ticket offer and a special season ticket plan geared toward groups.

August 20, 2013
Running of the Freshmen: Brand new tradition begins at season opener
A brand new tradition will begin next week in Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium just prior to the first football game of the 2013 season when TTU President Philip Oldham will lead the charge onto the field for the first-ever Running of the Freshmen.

August 18, 2013
Alumni gathering planned when Golden Eagles visit Wisconsin
Fans heading to Wisconsin -- and alumni in the region -- are invited to a pregame Tailgate event when the Golden Eagles face the Badgers on Sept. 7.

August 17, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Final scrimmage caps largely successful Gathering of Eagles
It was a jam-packed Saturday for Tennessee Tech football fans at the annual Gathering of Eagles. Golden Eagle fans enjoyed a surplus sale, kids zone, women's clinic, picnic, and football scrimmage prior to getting the chance to meet the members of the Tennessee Tech football team.

August 17, 2013
Gathering of Eagles: Best opportunity for fans to meet the players
Fans will have a great opportunity to meet the Golden Eagle players Saturday when Tennessee Tech hosts its annual, late-summer tradition Gathering of Eagles in Tucker Stadium. Activities begin at 10 a.m., with the scrimmage at 1 p.m., and autographs following on the track next to Overall Field. The event is free.

August 14, 2013
The Sports Network Top 25 poll lists Golden Eagles among vote-getters
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team is included among the teams mentioned in a second FCS preseason poll, earning votes in The Sports Network Top 25 poll announced Tuesday.

August 13, 2013
Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone featured in Saturday's Gathering of Eagles
A couple of new features will be available Saturday when Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles -- a Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone and Surplus Sale have all been added to the schedule, which also includes a free picnic for Golden Eagle football fans and the team's second scrimmage of fall camp.

August 12, 2013
Golden Voice: Roger Ealey receives 2013 OVC Media Award
The voice of Golden Eagle football and basketball on the Golden Eagle Sports Network for more than 20 years, Tennessee Tech broadcaster Roger Ealey has received the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Media Award.

August 10, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Offensive consistency and strong tackling among keys of first scrimmage
With the first scrimmage of the 2013 season officially in the books, Tennessee Tech football head coach Watson Brown knows that this is the crucial part of the preseason where positions are won, leaders emerge, and the kinks begin to work themselves out.

August 8, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Indoor workout, defensive help, and checking the polls
The Golden Eagles moved to their indoor practice facility Thursday due to heavy rains, a true freshman is making noise on the defensive line, and Tennessee Tech is receiving votes in one preseason FCS Top 25 poll.

August 7, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Back the Golden Eagles ticket plan very popular...again
With the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football season just a few weeks away, season tickets are on sale to watch “The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football.” The most popular ticket option is the Back the Golden Eagles Plan, for just $3.33 per ticket.

August 6, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: New special features to highlight 2013 Gathering of Eagles
Some special features, including a free women's clinic hosted by head coach Watson Brown and a Kids Zone, have been added to the annual Gathering of Eagles coming up on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Tucker Stadium. The women's clinic is free.

August 5, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Team gets first look at new metallic purple helmet
A 95-yard touchdown run might be about the only thing that could draw a bigger response from the Tennessee Tech football team than Watson Brown got Monday when he presented the new, metallic purple helmets to his players before practice.

August 5, 2013
Tech game vs. TSU selected for OVC Game of the Week package on ESPN3
Football fans around the world will be able to look into Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium to watch as the Golden Eagles host Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 21, on ESPN3.

August 4, 2013
CAMP NOTEBOOK: Defense improved, offensive line "solid" and Vanlier now a veteran
After just two days in shorts, Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown can see that his defense is improved and his offensive line is solid. Meanwhile, in his second season, Ladarius Vanlier is already comfortable as a "seasoned" veteran.

August 3, 2013
Fall camp opens with Photo Day, first practice on Overall Field
The Tennessee Tech football team ventured onto the turf inside Tucker Stadium twice on Saturday, once for the team's annual Photo Day session in the morning and the second time in the afternoon for the squad's first practice of fall camp.

August 2, 2013
Annual Football Photo Day set for Saturday, Aug. 3 in Tucker Stadium
Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 3, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10-11:30 a.m.

July 25, 2013
From three different Golden Eagle perspectives, optimism runs deep,
A former player who is now a coach, a returning senior starter, and a veteran who has missed most of the past two seasons and is anxious to get back on the field -- three different perspectives of the upcoming football season, but one common theme: optimism runs deep for the Golden Eagles.

July 24, 2013
Football team keeping busy with Habitat for Humanity project
Just days after lending helping hands at a local youth home, about 50 members of the Tennessee Tech football team logged another day of community service work, helping out Wednesday with a Habitat for Humanity home remodeling project.

July 23, 2013
Six Golden Eagles listed on College Sports Madness all-OVC team
College Sports Madness, a national website devoted to college athletics, has announced its 2013 all-OVC preseason team, and six Golden Eagle players are included.

July 22, 2013
Golden Eagles pegged for sixth, two named to preseason all-OVC squad
Tennessee Tech has been picked to finish in a tie for sixth, while two Golden Eagles earned spots on the preseason all-OVC team. The team and preseason poll were announced Monday in Nashville at the league's annual Media Day.

July 20, 2013
From fenceposts to painting, Tech football players help at Mustard Seed Ranch
About 40 members of the Tennessee Tech football team spent most of Saturday helping out at the Mustard Seed Ranch, just outside of Cookeville, doing a variety of projects to assist the youth home.

July 18, 2013
Watson Brown Show returns on WCTE, OVC Digital Network and more
Plans are underway for a new season of The Watson Brown Show, presented by IWC Cash & Carry. The show will air Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on WCTE TV, and be available on other outlets such as the OVC Digital Network.

July 16, 2013
Five Golden Eagles earn preseason all-OVC recognition
Five Tennessee Tech players are included in the 2013 all-OVC preseason team announced Tuesday by the national preview magazine Phil Steele's Football.

July 13, 2013
The stars come out (to play) at annual TTU Football Alumni Golf Classic
Several former NFL standouts, a Heisman Trophy winner, Titans quarterback Jake Locker, and loads of former Golden Eagle players were on hand Friday night and Saturday as the Tennessee Tech football team held its annual Alumni Golf Classic at the Cookeville Golf Club.

July 12, 2013
Tickets to football game at Wisconsin on sale through TTU Athletics
Fans planning to follow the Golden Eagle football team to its game at Wisconsin on Sept. 7 can purchase tickets locally through the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center.

July 10, 2013
Vanlier among nation's top kick returners on CFPA Watch List
Not unfamiliar to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA), sophomore kick returner Ladarius Vanlier has racked up his second honor from the organization after being named to the 2013 CFPA Watch List of top kick returners.

July 1, 2013
Zinchini grabs another preseason honor with All-America selection
Tennessee Tech senior Chad Zinchini is one of eight Ohio Valley Conference players named Monday to the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Preseason All-American Team.

June 28, 2013
Zinchini listed on CFPA Watch List of nation's top punters
For the second time in this preseason, Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini has earned national attention with his inclusion on the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List of top punters.

June 20, 2013
Punter Chad Zinchini tabbed as BSN preseason All-America
Tennessee Tech senior punter Chad Zinchini has earned second-team preseason All-America recognition for 2013 from the national website BeyondCollegeSports.com.