Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone featured in Saturday's Gathering of Eagles


Free event Saturday includes Women's Clinic,
Kid's Zone, surplus sale, picnic and scrimmage


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – 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.

The activities are centered around the Golden Eagle football team's second scrimmage of fall camp. The scrimmage gets underway at 1 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.

Leading up to the scrimmage, Tech is hosting a handful of additional activities all geared toward fans, young and old, male and female.

From 10 a.m. until noon, the Athletics Dept. will hold a Surplus Sale, where fans can purchase game worn jerseys and other Golden Eagle equipment while supplies last. The Surplus Sale will take place under the large white TTU tent in the 98.5 Kiss FM Tailgate Park, just west of Tucker Stadium.

Also from 10 a.m. until noon, activities will be available in a Kid's Zone, similar to the tailgate area fans find in the Tailgate Park prior to every Golden Eagle home game.

Beginnng at 10:30 a.m., head coach Watson Brown will host Tech's first Women's Football Clinic, a one-hour session which will include a question-and-answer format, equipment demonstration and talk by the veteran coach. The women's clinic is free and each participant will receive a specially-desiged t-shirt of the occasion, but space is limited to the first 100 women who sign up by calling (931) 372-3940. The clinic will be held in the team meeting room, located in the lower level of the West Stadium, just across the street from the Tailgate Park.

Starting at 12 noon inside the stadium, all fans are invited to join Tech Athletics officials at a picnic including free food and Pepsi products, football posters and schedule cards and other assorted souvenirs.

The Golden Eagle football team will kick off its final fall scrimmage at 1 p.m.

Following the scrimmage, every member of the football team will sign posters and meet with fans at tables set up on the track on the East side of the stadium.

The Gathering of Eagles is the largest preseason event on tap as the team gears up for its season opener against Cumberland University in Tucker Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The team enters its seventh season under Brown's direction, and promises to bring plenty of action into the 2013 season as they bid for their second Ohio Valley Conference championship in three years.

The Golden Eagles will host six home football games during the 2013 season, opening against Cumberland on Thursday, Aug. 29. After that, Tech will welcome Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 21, Indiana State on Saturday, Sept. 28, UT Martin on Thursday, Oct. 10, Jacksonville State for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Austin Peay on Saturday, Nov. 23.

For season ticket information, contact the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or call 931-372-3940. Tickets are also on sale online at TTUsports.com.