September 20, 2017 Golden Eagles look to start OVC slate off right at Eastern Kentucky RICHMOND, Ky. -- The preseason is over and the Tennessee Tech football team is on the hunt for its 11th Ohio Valley Conference title. The Golden Eagles open their 2017 OVC slate on Saturday as they travel to Richmond, Ky., to take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Kickoff on Saturday is slated for 5 p.m. Central. Roger Ealey and Dylan Vazzano will provide the call on 98.5 KISS FM, while Eastern Kentucky's radio crew of Greg Stotelmyer and Jim Tirey will cover play-by-play and analyst duties for the OVC Digital Network.
September 17, 2017 Madonia named OVC Co-Specialist of the Week BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Nick Madonia played his part in Tennessee Tech's 28-13 effort at Ball State on Saturday, and his day was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference's football contacts as Madonia split the OVC Specialist of the Week award when it was announced on Sunday. Madonia was 2-for-2 on field goals and connected on his PAT try in the contest, but his punting duties also came through on Saturday as he averaged 46 yards on four punts. He had a 58-yard punt in the contest and pinned the Cardinals inside the 20 twice. 
September 16, 2017 Ball State holds on to beat Golden Eagles 28-13 MUNCIE, Ind. – For the Tennessee Tech football team, preseason is officially over. In what was a closer contest than many probably expected, the Golden Eagles hung in with their Football Bowl Subdivision brothers out of the Mid-American Conference, Ball State, and battled to the end, falling 28-13 on Saturday in Muncie, Ind.
September 12, 2017 Tech football not looking for moral victories as Golden Eagles head to FBS foe Ball State MUNCIE, Ind. – Following Saturday’s 27-14 loss at Kennesaw State, Tennessee Tech head football coach Marcus Satterfield essentially added a new mission statement for his Golden Eagle players. To put it simply, no more moral victories.
September 10, 2017 Golden Eagles rally in fourth, but fall to Kennesaw State KENNESAW, Ga. – In the second half, the Tennessee Tech football team looked like a different team. The first half saw costly turnovers in the red zone, too many big plays and some penalties that slowed things down a bit. But in the second half – more specifically the fourth quarter – the Golden Eagles showed some promise, outscoring Kennesaw State 14-3 in the final two periods.
September 8, 2017 Normand named HERO Sports Defensive HERO of the Week COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Senior Elliott Normand was one of the driving forces for the Tennessee Tech football team last Thursday night as the Golden Eagles opened the season against now-FCS No. 22 Western Illinois. And despite the 41-14 decision, the senior linebacker from Oak Ridge was everywhere on the field, making tackle after tackle in the contest, ending the evening with 18 total stops – five shy of the school record of 23 set by Jim Youngblood against UT Martin in 1972. It was the most tackles by a Golden Eagle since Tra’Darius Goff recorded 18 against UT Martin on Oct. 3, 2015.
September 6, 2017 Tech football on the prowl for Owls this weekend at Kennesaw State KENNESAW, Ga. – After a tough outing last week against Western Illinois, the Tennessee Tech football team will hit the road for the next three weeks, opening the trip with a jaunt down into Georgia as the Golden Eagles will be on the prowl for Owls as they take on Kennesaw State.   KSU’s football program is a relatively new one, only in its third season of existence, but don’t let that fool you – these Owls have fared pretty well.
September 1, 2017 Tech opens season with loss to FCS No. 25 Western Illinois COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – If anything was true for the Tennessee Tech football team on Thursday night, it was definitely a learning experience. Squaring off with the FCS No. 25-ranked Western Illinois Leathernecks, the Golden Eagles had a tough time putting together offense against a tough defense. However, there were plenty of positives for Tech to continue to build on following the 41-14 loss at Tucker Stadium.
August 29, 2017 Tech football opens season Thursday vs. FCS No. 25 Western Illinois COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – All the weeks of grit, work and sweat have culminated in this. As the coin is flipped and the first ball is kicked off, the season will have begun for the Tennessee Tech football team as the Golden Eagles host Western Illinois on Thursday night. The game is scheduled for a 6:04 p.m. kickoff.
August 29, 2017 Satterfield delivers message at Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Much like the 2017 Golden Eagle football team is expected to do Thursday evening in its season-opener against Western Illinois, Tennessee Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield captivated his audience Tuesday morning while taking time to address gathered business leaders at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours event at the Leslie Town Centre.
August 28, 2017 Thursday football game to impact campus parking this week COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The first Golden Eagle football game of the season is Thursday night, August 31, 2017, as your Golden Eagles take on Western Illinois under the lights! In preparation for Thursday’s football game, Gate 1, Gate 5, Gate 7 and a small portion of the commuter parking lot near the north end of the Tech Tennis Courts will be closed starting Monday night at 9 p.m.
August 25, 2017 Golden Eagles wrap up camp with annual Gathering of Eagles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – And then it was game week. After the grueling camp sessions, the varying weather conditions and the occasional bump and bruise, the Tennessee Tech wrapped up its fall camp on Thursday night, closing it up with the annual Gathering of Eagles event at Tucker Stadium.
August 8, 2017 Gathering of Eagles to be held Aug. 24 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Before the Tennessee Tech football team wraps up its final day of fall camp, the Golden Eagles will showcase their skills in front of the fans during the annual Gathering of Eagles. This year’s fan event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Tucker Stadium.
August 21, 2017 K Madonia named to Mitchell Award watch list COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech junior kicker Nick Madonia had a fantastic season last year for the Golden Eagles, earning a finalist nod for the Fred Mitchell Award, which celebrates the top kickers in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. On Monday, it was announced that Madonia will start the season on the Mitchell Award watchlist.
August 19, 2017 Golden Eagles show improvement in second scrimmage COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With some sun and heat instead of the dark and rain, Saturday’s football scrimmage at Tucker Stadium saw a lot more positives for the Tennessee Tech football team. There were fewer mistakes, more explosive plays and plenty to make Golden Eagle fans salivate about the start of the 2017 campaign.
August 19, 2017 Week 3 camp recap, closed scrimmage this afternoon COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Another week has flown by for the Golden Eagle football team, culminating in the team's second scrimmage of the camp season. Like the earlier scrimmage, today's event at 3:30 p.m. is CLOSED to the public.
August 18, 2017 What's next: Poplar finds deeper meaning following stroke For the Tennessee Tech football team, it’s a rallying cry whenever the team is faced with adversity, signifying the Golden Eagles move past the actions of the past and get ready for whatever the next challenge will be. For Tech junior linebacker Josh Poplar, “what’s next?” has an expanded meaning – one of overcoming life’s obstacles and preparing for the next one.
August 15, 2017 Golden Eagles power through rain in Monday scrimmage COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s all about the brand, about being the most physical, determined, relentless, accountable, toughest team in the country, throwing body blows for four quarters until their opponents quit. Through Tennessee Tech’s camp thus far, their opponents haven’t been wearing a different color than their own. They have been the elements, adversity and their own self-doubt.
August 11, 2017 Tech football wraps second week, closed scrimmage Monday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With two weeks down in Tennessee Tech football’s fall camp, the Golden Eagles have hit the halfway point. Even with some hot days and some aches and pains, the Golden Eagle players have fought through it and continue to work toward their season opener against Football Championship Subdivision No. 25 Western Illinois on August 31 from Tucker Stadium.
August 10, 2017 Golden Eagle football to face Utah State in 2018 season COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Before the 2017 campaign kicks off in three weeks, the Tennessee Tech football team can already mark down a date on the calendar for the 2018 season as Utah State announced its contest against the Golden Eagles, set for Sept. 15, 2018.
August 3, 2017 Defense shows progress in Thursday drills COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – While it’s still just one more day before the Tennessee Tech football team straps into the pads for the first time, Thursday morning’s practice session still featured plenty of hard hits and some exciting moments for the players. But the stars of the morning session seemed to be the defense as they came up with some crucial stops in the late practice drills.
August 1, 2017 Ups and downs early, but full speed ahead for Tech football COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After four days of work, including two solo days for the rookies and two with the veterans thrown in, it has certainly been filled with some ups and downs for the Tennessee Tech football team. The first few days of camp have been exactly that as players are getting introduced to the system, learning new teammates and trying to get acclimated with head coach Marcus Satterfield, his staff and their expectations.
July 27, 2017 Tech football opens camp Friday with rookie sessions COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the Ohio Valley Conference’s football media day in the books, now the league’s teams focus on getting ready for the 2017 campaign. Such is the case at Tennessee Tech as the newcomers report back to campus this morning for orientation and meetings. The rookies will then complete a mini-camp from Friday to Wednesday before the veteran players report back on Sunday and practice for the first time on Monday. The two units will reunite on Thursday.
July 25, 2017 Teasley added to Tech football staff COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For any offense to work, the guys up front on the offensive line have to be at the top of their game. So when the offensive line coach position opened up, Tennessee Tech head football coach Marcus Satterfield wasted no time bringing in someone he could trust. Lonnie Teasley was added to the staff, bringing in some valuable experience. Teasley takes over for Cam Wentz, who departed earlier this month.
July 24, 2017 Tech football picked sixth in OVC Media Day poll NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With Ohio Valley Conference football media day kicking off the start of football preseason, the excitement is in the air as the league’s coaches, SIDs and media discuss the prospects of the season ahead. Of course, with the event comes prognostication as the OVC preseason poll was announced. The Tennessee Tech football team was picked sixth in the coaches and SID poll released Monday.
July 18, 2017 Tech football to host women's clinic on July 29 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Football isn’t just for the guys on July 29th as the Tennessee Tech football team hosts its annual women’s clinic. Participants will get to learn more about the game of football, first by an instructional seminar at Tech’s Johnson Hall, then putting the uniform on and taking part in drill work in Tucker Stadium later in the evening.
July 17, 2017 Tech football alumni golf tournament this weekend at GEGC COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’ll be good times, camaraderie and swapping stories on Friday and Saturday as the Tennessee Tech football team hosts its alumni golf tournament this weekend at the Golden Eagle Golf Club. The festivities open on Friday night, July 21, with the Tony Stone barbecue dinner and silent auction. On Saturday, teams will compete for the Jim Ragland Players Cup – to be awarded to the four-man team that consists of all former players with the lowest score in the tournament – followed by a dinner that evening.
July 3, 2017 Coleman, Partrick added to Tech football coaching staff COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the summer kicking into full gear, the Tennessee Tech football team has filled two positions as the team counts down the days until they get started for fall camp. Nick Coleman has been added as the Golden Eagles’ quarterback coach, while Price Partrick will take on a new role with Tech football as he becomes the team’s Director of Football Operations.
June 7, 2017 Tech football announces home start times COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The fall air, the changing of the leaves, the cheer of the Saturday afternoon crowds. It’s an exciting time when college football season comes back around and as the 2017 Tennessee Tech football season opens, the Golden Eagles will host five contests in the friendly confines of Tucker Stadium. “Fall is always an exciting time in collegiate athletics with the start of new seasons,” said Tech Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. “It’s hard to find many spectator experiences better than college football, with the pageantry, the fan interactions and the game itself.”
April 29, 2017 Birdsong to go to Seahawks minicamp COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech quarterback Michael Birdsong is going to get a shot at the next level, signing as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft. Several teams looked at Birdsong during the offseason, and with the numbers he put up on the field in his lone season with the Golden Eagles, it wasn't hard to see why.
April 5, 2017 Smith named to NFF's Hampshire Honor Society IRVING, Texas – It’s hard to maintain a high level of academic achievement as a student-athlete, but not impossible. Ask Tennessee Tech’s Jordan Smith, who was named to the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday.
March 28, 2017 Former Tech standout Warwick to be inducted into W. Va. sports Hall of Fame CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – A former Tennessee Tech standout will be enshrined into another Hall of Fame on May 21 as Lonnie Warwick will be one of the 2017 inductees into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
March 23, 2017 Spring practice comes to a close for Tech football By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fifteen practices later and the Tennessee Tech football team is calling it a spring. After starting their spring workouts in February, the Golden Eagles worked through the Tennessee conditions – warm days, cold mornings, rainy days, snow falling – and came through it stronger as a team as they head back into their offseason program.
March 9, 2017 Malone honored by National Football Foundation's Middle Tennessee chapter NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Student-athletes from the high school and collegiate level from all over Middle Tennessee filled the Cool Springs Marriott Hotel on Wednesday night as the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 51st annual awards banquet. Among those honored was Tech senior Zach Malone, a two-year letterwinner for the Golden Eagles at defensive end. Malone recorded a 3.17 grade point average in engineering technology.
February 21, 2017 Homecoming set for Nov. 4 vs. Austin Peay COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s one of the days looked most forward to during the football season. Homecoming is always a fan favorite with the pageantry, the fellowship and, of course, the football. The Tennessee Tech football team has announced its annual Homecoming game for Saturday, Nov. 4, as the Golden Eagles host Ohio Valley Conference and in-state rival Austin Peay.
February 21, 2017 Golden Eagles enter second week of spring drills COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With a week of spring practice in the books, the Tennessee Tech football team isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The Golden Eagles continued its drills Tuesday morning, the fifth session out of 15 scheduled practices. Tech continues spring practice on Friday with a three-day weekend session.
February 14, 2017 Tech football shows high spirits in first spring practice COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the first day of spring practice in the books, the Tennessee Tech football team was in such high spirits, one might have confused the February practice for one in late October and early November. But as spring practice opened, the Golden Eagles were excited, energetic and ready to work.
February 13, 2017 Golden Eagles open spring football practice Tuesday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a strong finish to the 2016 season, one could hardly blame Tennessee Tech head football coach Marcus Satterfield and the Golden Eagles to be quick to get back into action. So while most of the campus community is thinking about Valentine’s Day, roses and chocolates, the Golden Eagles will be thinking about tackles, kicks and touchdowns as the team begins spring practice on Tuesday.
February 10, 2017 Tech football adds new coaches, new roles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Tennessee Tech football coaching staff, with signing day as well as getting set for spring practice, which begins on Tuesday. But the Golden Eagles have a couple of new coaches, as well as some returning coaches taking on new roles. Joining up with the staff are Frederick Walker to coach the wide receivers, while Andre Crenshaw will oversee the running backs.
February 6, 2017 Western Illinois, Kennesaw State, Ball State among Tech's 2017 football slate COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Three non-conference opponents and eight Ohio Valley Conference foes build up what should be an exciting 2017 slate for the Tennessee Tech football team. The Golden Eagles will be road warriors for the early part of the schedule with just two of their first seven games in the friendly confines of Tucker Stadium, then will host three of their final four foes.
February 1, 2017 Tennessee Tech football announces 2017 signing class COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a successful season that saw the Tennessee Tech football team complete a third-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference during Marcus Satterfield’s first season at the helm, the Golden Eagles are building for the future. With Wednesday’s class of 19 signing their names on the line of their National Letters of Intent, it certainly looks like the Golden Eagles are aiming to soar even higher. Among the 2017 signing class are highly decorated players, state champions, record breakers – all of which could make an impact for Tech football in the seasons to come.
January 29, 2017 Birdsong named winner of Robert Hill Johnson Award COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In his short career with the Tennessee Tech football team, senior Michael Birdsong made quite an impression. With his leadership skills, his arm and his competitive spirit, the former James Madison and Marshall quarterback proved himself time and time again as a true Golden Eagle. Birdsong was selected by his teammates as the recipient of the Robert Hill Johnson Award for the 2016 season and was recognized on Saturday during the basketball doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky.
January 6, 2017 Poplar named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Josh Poplar wasn’t just a standout on the football field. He also had excellent prowess in the classroom. Selected at the end of 2016 to the CoSIDA Academic All-District football team, Poplar adds to his honors as he was selected on Friday to the 2016 FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team.
January 5, 2017 Birdsong named to FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl roster COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech quarterback Michael Birdsong put up some impressive numbers in his one season as the starting quarterback for the Golden Eagles. Now he’s going to get one more game to show just what he can do as he was selected to the rosters for the FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl, held on Jan. 15 at Daytona Beach, Fla.
January 2, 2017 Hall invited to Dream Bowl V on Jan. 12-16 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. ? For a lot of seniors at colleges and universities around the country, they want one last chance to suit up and take the field, another chance to prove themselves, one more time to play the game that has been a part of their lives for years as they look to rise up to the professional level. Tennessee Tech senior Maleek Hall is going to get that chance.
December 6, 2016 Madonia named finalist for Fred Mitchell Award COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech kicker Nick Madonia had a solid end to the 2016 campaign and he could soon be seeing some hardware coming his way. Madonia was announced as one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, an award that encompasses NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division II, NAIA and NJCAA.
November 22, 2016 Tech football earns three second-team, three newcomer nods BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football team earned three second-team and three all-newcomer team nods from the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday as the league announced its postseason awards. The teams were voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information contacts.
November 20, 2016 Byrd, Madonia take OVC weekly honors BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – With the final week of the Ohio Valley Conference football season, Tennessee Tech came away with three weekly honors as Dontez Byrd was named both the OVC offensive player of the week and the co-newcomer of the week, while Nick Madonia was named the co-specialist of the week for the second week in a row.
November 19, 2016 Tech football wraps up with third-place finish, blasts Murray in finale COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Ohio Valley Conference released its preseason football poll back in July, the Tennessee Tech football team was picked seventh by the league's coaches and SIDs, eighth by the league's beat writers. When the season finally came to a close, the Golden Eagles proved them wrong.
November 18, 2016 Tech football honoring senior class before Murray State contest COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the Tennessee Tech football team, 20 players will take to the field for the final time on Saturday as the Golden Eagles host Murray State in their season finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. from Tucker Stadium.
November 14, 2016 Madonia, Thaenrat named STATS FCS Player of the Week Honorable Mentions COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Tennessee Tech football players earned recognition for their efforts in this past weekend's 44-16 win over Tennessee State as Nick Madonia and Yeedee Thaenrat were both named Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention players of the week by STATS.
November 13, 2016 Madonia named OVC co-Specialist of the Week BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The Ohio Valley Conference named Tennessee Tech kicker Nick Madonia as the league's co-Specialist of the Week after the Arrington, Tenn., native broke a 42-year-old record, hitting a 57-yard field goal during the Golden Eagles' 44-16 win over Tennessee State on Saturday.
November 12, 2016 Golden Eagle football routs Tennessee State 44-16 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Tennessee Tech last had a field goal kicker set the school record for field goal distance, Nick Madonia wasn't even born. But with a 57-yard kick, 14 yards longer than his career-best, Madonia didn't just break the Tech record, he shattered it. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg as the Golden Eagles routed Tennessee State 44-16 on Saturday.
November 10, 2016 Tech football hosting Military/Public Safety Appreciation day on Nov. 19 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – November 19th’s football season finale against Murray State is also a special day for military and public safety personnel. For Military and Public Service Appreciation Day, anyone who serves in the military and public safety groups – such as fire, EMS and police – will receive free entry into Tennessee Tech’s game against the Racers. Kickoff on the 19th is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
November 10, 2016 Sergeant York on the line as Tech football heads to TSU NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There’s still plenty for the Tennessee Tech football team to play for as the season winds down in its final two weeks. The Golden Eagles head to Nashville to take on Tennessee State in their final road game of the season, with kickoff scheduled for 3 p.m.
November 5, 2016 Tennessee shuts out Tennessee Tech 55-0 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The result was not really ever in doubt, but that didn't stop the Tennessee Tech football team on Saturday. Facing the University of Tennessee, the Golden Eagles were outmanned and outgunned by their Football Bowl Subdivision bigger brothers, but they were undeterred. The 55-0 defeat? Not unexpected, especially from a Volunteer team that had something to prove after a three-game skid.
November 4, 2016 Tech football rekindles in-state series with Vols on Saturday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – 65 years in the making. It’s been a long time since Tennessee Tech last faced the University of Tennessee in football and a lot of things have changed since they last met. There was no Football Bowl Subdivision or Football Championship Subdivision back in 1951. The Neyland in Neyland Stadium was still coaching the Volunteers then as General Robert Neyland was still roaming the sidelines at Shields-Watkins Field.
November 3, 2016 Smith, Poplar named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Academics has been a major priority for the Tennessee Tech football team for a long time, and the Golden Eagles were able to show two examples on Thursday as two members of the team were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.
October 31, 2016 TTU-TSU football game picked up by ESPN3 BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The November 12 Tennessee Tech at Tennessee State game has been selected as a "Wildcard Selection" in the league's Game of the Week football package on ESPN3. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. CT at Hale Stadium. When the league's eight-contest Game of the Week schedule was announced in July, the Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 games were deemed "Wildcard" dates where the matchup would not be announced until roughly two weeks prior to the contest.
October 24, 2016 Tech-Tennessee game set for 3 p.m. Central on Nov. 5 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The time is set for Tennessee Tech’s trip to Knoxville on Nov. 5. The Tennessee Tech-Tennessee game will kick off at 3 p.m. Central/4 p.m. Eastern, and will air on SEC Network Alternate. The game time was announced by the Southeastern Conference office.
October 22, 2016 Golden Eagles hold off Redhawks in Homecoming win COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Southeast Missouri threatened, but as the fourth quarter wound down, it wasn't just the Tennessee Tech football team that was opposing them. Time was their enemy too. The Golden Eagles put together a tremendous defensive effort to close out the game, keeping the game scoreless in the final 20 minutes to hold on to a 21-20 Homecoming victory on Saturday.
October 20, 2016 Southeast Missouri visits Tech for Homecoming Saturday COOKEVILLE -- It's Homecoming on the Tennessee Tech campus, and the Golden Eagles are looking to make it a happy one on the gridiron as the football team entertains Southeast Missouri on Saturday. Kickoff at Tucker Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
October 15, 2016 Tech football rallies, but falls 30-24 to Eastern Illinois COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech was driving with a chance to win on Saturday night, but the Golden Eagles saw the opportunity slip away against Football Championship Subdivision No. 17 Eastern Illinois. Tech (2-5, 2-3 Ohio Valley Conference) was in a situation where it had to go for the first down, facing 4th and 10 on the Panther 39, trailing 30-24.
October 13, 2016 Tech football returns home to face No. 17 Eastern Illinois COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a rough outing last week at Jacksonville State, the Tennessee Tech football team comes home for two straight games as the Golden Eagles look to climb back up in the Ohio Valley Conference standings. This week, it’s the Eastern Illinois Panthers that come down to Cookeville and Tucker Stadium.
October 8, 2016 Golden Eagles fall at No. 3 Jacksonville State JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – For all of the highs a week ago after a big win, the Tennessee Tech football team had a humbling experience on Saturday as No. 3 Jacksonville State put together a dominant performance, beating the Golden Eagles 40-21 at Burgess-Snow Field. Tech (2-4, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) was able to score some points and avoid the shutout, but the Gamecocks' defense made the Golden Eagles work for what they did have.
October 7, 2016 Tech football heads to No. 3 Jacksonville State for OVC battle JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – After a thrilling overtime win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, the Tennessee Tech football team will load up the busses again and hit the road to take on one of its most daunting challenges of the season. The Golden Eagles (2-3) face Football Championship Subdivision No. 3-ranked – and Ohio Valley Conference preseason favorite – Jacksonville State on Saturday.
October 2, 2016 Tech football beats Eastern Kentucky in overtime COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Alex Carling had probably the catch of a lifetime. With Eastern Kentucky up 30-27 in overtime, the Tennessee Tech football team took advantage of a personal foul call against the Colonels to get a first down, then Michael Birdsong threw a four-yard strike to the tight end Carling in the left corner of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown, 33-30 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
September 29, 2016 Golden Eagle football returns home for game against EKU COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been nearly an entire month since the Tennessee Tech football team last played in the friendly confines of Tucker Stadium. And in the three weeks since, the Golden Eagles picked up a big win over Austin Peay to open Ohio Valley Conference play, then took tough losses at Mercer and UT Martin.
September 24, 2016 Furious rally falls short as UT Martin tops Tech football MARTIN, Tenn. – With 68 seconds left in the game, Tennessee Tech trailed by one possession, a deficit that was certainly within reach if the right things fell in place. However, a kickoff return on an onside kick and an interception return for a touchdown in the final 62 seconds dashed those hopes as UT Martin claimed its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season with a 44-23 victory on Saturday at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.
September 23, 2016 Tech football looks to build OVC lead at UT Martin COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a important Ohio Valley Conference matchup this weekend as the Tennessee Tech football team storms into Hardy Graham Stadium on Saturday to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
September 19, 2016 Byrd named STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The accolades keep coming in this week for Tennessee Tech junior return specialist Dontez Byrd. A day after being selected the Ohio Valley Conference's specialist of the week, Byrd was selected as the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week after his effort on Saturday against Mercer.
September 18, 2016 Byrd named OVC specialist of the week BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech junior Dontez Byrd made quite a statement as he returned the opening kickoff against Mercer 100 yards for a touchdown during the Golden Eagles' 34-27 loss on Saturday against the Bears. Byrd, a transfer from Louisville, was awarded for his efforts on Saturday as he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference's specialist of the week, voted on by the league's sports information contacts.
September 17, 2016 Turnovers prove costly in Tech loss at Mercer MACON, Ga. – Turnovers proved costly for the Tennessee Tech football team as three miscues started scoring drives for the Mercer Bears on Saturday as the Golden Eagles fell 34-27 at Five Star Stadium. Tech opened the game with a fantastic punctuation as Dontez Byrd broke loose for a 100-yard kickoff return on the opening kick, with Nick Madonia adding the PAT to make it a 7-0 Tech lead with just 13 seconds ticked off the clock.
September 15, 2016 Tech football hits the road to take on Mercer Saturday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a fantastic effort last Saturday to give the Tennessee Tech football team its first win of the season, the Golden Eagles can’t rest on their laurels long as they head to Macon, Ga., on Saturday to take on the Mercer Bears. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT start from Five Star Stadium.
September 10, 2016 Offense soars as Tech trounces Austin Peay 41-7 to open OVC play CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – 493 yards of offense. One thing was sure as Tennessee Tech opened its Ohio Valley Conference slate with a dominating win over Austin Peay -- the Golden Eagles came out to play. The victory marked the first in the career of head coach Marcus Satterfield and also put the Golden Eagles in an early lead in both the conference and the Sergeant York Trophy race.
September 8, 2016 Tech football opens OVC play on Saturday at Austin Peay COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech football team opens Ohio Valley Conference play this week as the Golden Eagles head to Clarksville on Saturday to face Austin Peay. It?s also the first contest in the 2016 Sergeant York Trophy round-robin between Tech, Peay, Tennessee State and UT Martin. UT Martin won last year?s event with a 3-0 record.
September 3, 2016 Wofford LB Roach released, returning home SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday, Wofford linebacker Michael Roach was released from Cookeville Regional Medical Center and is returning to campus in Spartanburg. He has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and had a procedure to place an implantable cardioverter defibrillator on Friday.
September 2, 2016 Strong start for Tech, but Terriers rally, 21-7 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football team came out with a statement on Thursday night, recovering an onside kick on the opening kickoff, then putting together a first-quarter score. But Wofford built momentum and scored 21 unanswered points in the final three quarters to spoil the Golden Eagles' opener in a 21-7 loss at Tucker Stadium.
August 30, 2016 Ready to go: Golden Eagles take on Wofford on Thursday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After all of the long work days, camp sessions and meetings, everything the Tennessee Tech football team has worked for since day one in January with the hiring of head coach Marcus Satterfield has all come together. And the Golden Eagles are ready to face someone other than themselves.
August 30, 2016 Satterfield stresses community, growth, gratitude in Tuesday event COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A picture of legendary NFL coach Bill Walsh was projected on a screen behind of first-year Tennessee Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. With the same intensity that Satterfield has addressed his team this season, the new Tech football coach addressed gathered business leaders at the monthly Business Before Hours event, held by the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at the Leslie Town Centre on Tuesday.
August 21, 2016 Golden Eagles wrap up camp with final scrimmage COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech's final scrimmage of fall camp went exactly as the Golden Eagles hope to end many of their games – kneeling in victory formation. And it's not that Tech is getting ahead of itself. It's because the Golden Eagles are practicing everything, making sure every little detail is accounted for.
August 19, 2016 Fans get preview at Gathering of Eagles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the last two weeks, it's been all about working in the summer sun, On Thursday night, Tennessee Tech's night belonged to the fans. The Golden Eagle football team hosted its annual Gathering of Eagles at Tucker Stadium, giving a preview to the fans on just what they could see on the turf in the fall.
August 18, 2016 Faces of change: Tech linebackers adapting to transition COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One of the positions that has seen the most transition during the installation of a new coaching regime has been the Tennessee Tech linebacker corps. The Golden Eagles graduated many key players there, leaving new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Shawn Quinn with an unenviable task of building a new group to field the position. However, Quinn has seen plenty of improvement as summer camp has gone on.
August 17, 2016 Into the home stretch: Golden Eagles head into final week of camp COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s down into the home stretch for the Tennessee Tech football team as the final week of camp is in session at Tucker Stadium. The team switched the morning practice into an evening session on Tuesday, and lightning delays seemed to threaten the scheduled portion, but once a window was found, Tech came out and put on one of its speediest and focused practices of the camp to date.
August 15, 2016 Gathering of Eagles set for Thursday at 6 p.m., to feature team practice, kid's clinic, surplus sale and more COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Golden Eagle football fans are invited to help unofficially kick off the 2016 Tennessee Tech football season Thursday evening, as Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles at Tucker Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. CT.
August 14, 2016 Cunningham, Byrd pace Golden Eagles in first scrimmage COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football team used its first scrimmage as a dress rehearsal on Saturday night, practicing as if it was Sept. 1's opener against Wofford. But it was a learning experience for head coach Marcus Satterfield.
August 13, 2016 Up front: Golden Eagle offensive line adjusting to new faces to protect COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Without a doubt, there are a lot of new faces on the Tennessee Tech football team. But the position group that probably has the most adjustment to do because of learning the habits and skills of those new guys is the offensive line as they’re attempting to provide enough time for the Golden Eagles’ new quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and tight ends to do their jobs. An unenviable task for sure, but David Napert, the Golden Eagle assistant coach and offensive line coach, feels like this year’s group is up to the job.
August 12, 2016 On the front lines: Defensive tackles showing big improvement for Golden Eagles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A good defense starts up front with the defensive line, and through some hard work during the offseason and so far during training camp, the Tennessee Tech football team looks to have made some strides on the front lines. And a lot of that progress has come with the defensive tackles. Golden Eagle assistant coach and defensive tackles coach Sam Williamson is happy with the progress he’s seen so far.
August 11, 2016 Special effort: Golden Eagles work on special teams in morning session COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It may be a position group that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, but Thursday’s work during Tennessee Tech’s time on the turf at Tucker Stadium was all about the special teams. From kicking and punting drills to return work to a focus on the guys up front, the majority of Thursday’s efforts was focused on trying to make the Golden Eagles’ special teamers one of the best aspects of the team.
August 10, 2016 Wednesday best: Golden Eagles host team photo day COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With a full week of camp in the books, the Tennessee Tech football put on their finest, cleaned themselves up and lined up for the team’s annual photo day in Tucker Stadium on Wednesday morning. It was a nice breather for the Golden Eagles, who have been going under a grueling schedule.
August 7, 2016 Mental warfare: Golden Eagles learning new kind of toughness on field COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the first day in full pads on Sunday, the Tennessee Tech football team moved into some advanced concepts as they hit the Tucker Stadium turf. The theme of the day? Mental warfare. Poise, body language, spirit – all of those made an impact as it built up one side with a strong effort from the defensive unit, and wore down the offense – that was until the offense came through with a deep pass play to score on the final play of the two-minute drill. But it was all a lesson to learn.
August 5, 2016 Adding a new piece: Golden Eagles put on pads for first time COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the acclimation days continued on Friday in Tucker Stadium, the Tennessee Tech football team added a new piece as the pads were brought into the mix. “We’re getting even closer to real football,” joked associate head coach Tyree Foreman.
August 4, 2016 Making strides: Golden Eagles improve in second day COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It didn’t take long for the Tennessee Tech football coaches to see a marked improvement in their players during fall camp. Just about a little under 24 hours, to be precise. Workouts continued on Thursday as the Golden Eagles continue their camp work through August 21, then get their sights set on the season-opener on Sept. 1 against Wofford.
August 3, 2016 Golden Eagle football opens camp COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech first-year head football coach Marcus Satterfield made one thing perfectly clear on Wednesday morning as the Golden Eagles took to the Tucker Stadium turf to open the first practice of the team’s fall camp – this wasn’t going to be just any other first day. Needless to say, the expectations were high. It wasn’t about just getting back into the swing of things. It was about being the best they possibly could be.
August 2, 2016 Tech football opens camp this week COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The college football season is just around the corner and the Tennessee Tech football team begins its prep work in earnest this week as the Golden Eagles open camp. “It’s finally here,” said first-year Tech football head coach Marcus Satterfield. “We got here in January and we spent so much energy trying to cultivate more energy and more positivity about the program, trying to get our brand out there. It’s seems like we’ve done so much stuff other than football, it’s good to just get camp here.
July 29, 2016 Tech football hosts women's clinic COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – “This is one of our favorite clinics we get to teach all year,” Tennessee Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield told the gathered audience on Friday night as the Golden Eagle football team hosted the Now You Know Women’s Football Clinic.
July 26, 2016 Women's Football Clinic on Friday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Women from around the Upper Cumberland are invited to join the Tennessee Tech football team on Friday for the program’s Now You Know Women’s Football Clinic. Participants will get a more in-depth look at the sport, as well as learn more about the Golden Eagle team that is taking the field this season.
July 22, 2016 Heading down under: Donnell signs with Australian pro league SYDNEY, Australia – Former Tennessee Tech defensive back DeMario Donnell will get to suit up once again as the Golden Eagle standout heads down under to continue his football career as he signed with the National Gridiron League’s Sydney Express.
July 19, 2016 Game times released for 2016 Golden Eagle football schedule COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the beginning of Tennessee Tech’s football season just a few short weeks ahead, the start times for this season’s slate have been announced.
July 18, 2016 Satterfield preaches leadership at 2016 OVC Football Media Day NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the Ohio Valley Conference coaches poll was released on Monday in Nashville during the league’s annual football media day, the Tennessee Tech football team was projected seventh.
July 7, 2016 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Award boasts 10 finalists An elite list of 10 student-athletes has been announced as finalists for Tennessee Tech University's 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete Award, with the winner to be announced Sunday, July 10.
June 29, 2016 TTU football player Maleek Hall honored with preseason hardware With the 2016 season barreling down on Cookeville as Opening Night stands a mere two months away, Tennessee Tech football player Maleek Hall is proving he’s already off on the right foot.
June 24, 2016 ESPN3 to air Oct. 8 Golden Eagle road contest at Jacksonville State as part of OVC package Tennessee Tech's road football game at Jacksonville State on Saturday, Oct. 8, has been selected as the third game in the package of Ohio Valley Conference contests to be aired by ESPN3. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT against the last season’s national runner-up.
June 20, 2016 Deadline for Tennessee Tech-UT football game tickets fast approaching There's STILL time left for Tennessee Tech football fans to secure their tickets for what is sure to provoke significant buzz leading up to and throughout the 2016 campaign, the Golden Eagles' Nov. 5 match-up with the University of Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium.
May 24, 2016 Golden Eagle football program signs five-year uniform deal with Adidas The Tennessee Tech football team will hit the field this fall with, quite literally, a whole new look -- Tech will be clad in new uniforms after the football program signed a five-year deal with apparel powerhouse Adidas.
May 2, 2016 Tickets for Tennessee Tech-UT football game on sale May 2 via priority list From the moment Tennessee Tech announced that the Golden Eagle football team would visit Neyland Stadium in 2016 and take on the Volunteers, there has been a buzz among fans and alumni about the Nov. 5 game. Tickets are now on sale from Tech for the contest.
April 27, 2016 Annoor, Bush and Dillard named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society Three members of the Tennessee Tech football team have been honored by the National Football Foundation with selection to the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement. The three Golden Eagles selected for the national honor are running back Radir Annoor, safety Stephen Bush and offensive lineman Brett Dillard.
April 22, 2016 First Golden Wings Awards show to air LIVE on OVC Digital Network Tennessee Tech University will recognize and honor its student-athletes with the first Golden Wings Awards Show, to be streamed LIVE on the OVC Digital Network on Tuesday, April 26. The event is NOT open to the public, but the webstream will show every minute of the event and is free.
April 15, 2016 Fan atmosphere unmatched, Tech football's Spring Game resounding sucess A tradition sure to be unlike any other. No, not the Masters. The Tennessee Tech football Spring Game.
April 12, 2016 Moving the fans as important to Satterfield as moving the chains Tennessee Tech’s Spring Football Game Thursday night won’t be as much about football as it will be about fun, new traditions, and setting in motion the momentum toward a successful 2016 season for Golden Eagle players and fans. And, it's FREE.
April 2, 2016 Competition on display as Golden Eagles hold public scrimmage at Alcoa Tennessee Tech had more than 300 yards of offense in 56 plays, but Saturday's satellite scrimmage at Alcoa High School was more about putting competition on display for the Golden Eagles.
March 29, 2016 Golden Eagles to hold first scrimmage Saturday at Alcoa High School; Fans invited to 11 a.m. event Tennessee Tech football coach Marcus Satterfield will load the Golden Eagles onto buses this weekend and take them a couple of hours off campus for their first true scrimmage of spring drills Saturday at Alcoa High School, located in East Tennessee.
March 23, 2016 Tech football team making improvements, continuing to adjust through fifth spring practice The Tennessee Tech football team wrapped up its fifth spring practice Tuesday evening, showing strong effort and signs of improvement with plenty of room to grow and adjust.
March 19, 2016 Tech football team increases intensity, adds shoulder pads to spring practice mix The pads were popping on Saturday at Tucker Stadium as the Tennessee Tech held its first spring practice session in pads.
March 16, 2016 New Tech football team brand on full display in first spring practice under Marcus Satterfield The new brand of the Tennessee Tech football team was on full display Tuesday evening as the team held its first official spring practice under the lights of Tucker Stadium.
March 13, 2016 Unsung Leader Award for February goes to football team’s Zach Malone An unselfish volunteer, a role model, and a civic-minded ambassador for the university are just some of the character traits that have led to Zach Malone's selection as the Athletic Department’s February recipient of the monthly Unsung Leader Award.
March 12, 2016 Staff, players, alumni, fans all excited about start of Golden Eagle football spring drills Tuesday The Tennessee Tech football team opens its first Spring Drills under new coach Marcus Satterfield's watch on Tuesday evening.
March 11, 2016 Biloxi High standout and scholar, Chandler Myers signs with Tech Tennessee Tech’s 2016 football signing class has added another promising student-athlete, as coach Marcus Satterfield’s first group of recruits has grown to 23 top-notch signees.
March 2, 2016 Golden Eagle coaching staff adds Louisville’s Davis to ’16 signing class The Tennessee Tech football coaching staff has added another future standout with the signing of safety/linebacker Clay Davis from Louisville (Ky.) Christian Academy.
March 1, 2016 Brett Dillard accepts Scholar-Athlete Award at annual NFF Awards Banquet in Nashville Tennessee Tech offensive lineman Brett Dillard was back at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Monday to accept a prestigious college honor four years after he was first invited to receive a similar honor as a high school Scholar-Athlete.
February 29, 2016 Football team caps off 2015 season with annual awards dinner Four seniors were announced as the permanent football team captains to put the finishing touches on the 2015 Golden Eagle season, and team award winners were recognized at Tennessee Tech's annual Football Awards Dinner Sunday afternoon. The team also celebrated its departing Senior Class.
February 26, 2016 Camden Wentz joins Golden Eagle football coaching staff to direct tight ends Tennessee Tech football coach Marcus Satterfield has added Camden Wentz to his Golden Eagle coaching staff. Wentz, who will coach Tech’s tight ends, just completed his second season as an offensive graduate assistant at Purdue University.
February 17, 2016 Football staff adds state champion Adam Swayze to 2016 signing class The Tennessee Tech football signing class of 2016 just grew by one, with the addition of Adam Swayze, a wide receiver/strong safety who helped his Independence High School team record a perfect 15-0 record on the way to capturing the TSSAA Class 5A state championship in Tucker Stadium in December.
February 17, 2016 Public invited as Golden Eagles hold annual awards dinner Sunday, Feb. 28 The Tennessee Tech football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, for its annual Awards Dinner, and the public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. event. Cost of the dinner is $18 per person.
February 3, 2016 Satterfield and staff ink 19 new Golden Eagles on National Signing Day Find out who the Golden Eagles have added to the program during the 2016 NCAA National Signing Day, including player bios and highlight packages plus comments from head coach Marcus Satterfield.
February 2, 2016 Join TTU football coach Marcus Satterfield Wednesday, Thursday at Signing Day events Tennessee Tech alumni and football fans are invited to join new head coach Marcus Satterfield and members of his staff at Signing Day events Wednesday on campus and Thursday in Knoxville and Nashville.
February 2, 2016 Satterfield adds eight assistants to Golden Eagle coaching staff Newly named Tennessee Tech football coach Marcus Satterfield has officially announced the addition of eight new assistants to his Golden Eagle coaching staff. Furthermore, three previous assistant coaches will remain on the staff, one as an assistant coach and two in support positions.
January 30, 2016 Tech announces 2016 Homecoming dates; Event will be weekend of Oct. 21-22 Tennessee Tech University’s second century begins with the 2016 Fall semester, and one of the grandest events on the calendar will be the annual Homecoming festivities and football game, scheduled for Oct. 21-22.
January 13, 2016 Five home games, six on the road make up Tennessee Tech’s 2016 football schedule A Thursday night opener highlights the five-game home portion of the schedule and a non-conference trip to play at the University of Tennessee late in the year is featured among six road games in the football schedule awaiting the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in 2016.
January 8, 2016 FCS Championship will stay in Frisco through 2020 The NCAA has agreed to a four-year extension with Frisco to continue holding the Division I Football Championship title game at Toyota Stadium, hosted by the Southland Conference, the city of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures. The extension will keep the championship game in Frisco through 2020.
January 8, 2016 National honors to Bush, Smith with selection as FCS ADA Academic All-Stars Tennessee Tech safety Stephen Bush and wide receiver Jordan Smith received lofty praise Friday, earning selection to the 18th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team, which was announced by the FCS ADA.
January 4, 2016 What coaches are saying about Golden Eagle football coach Marcus Satterfield Marcus Satterfield was introduced Monday morning as Tennessee Tech head football coach. Here are comments about the new Golden Eagle boss from coaches who have worked with Satterfield throughout his career.
January 4, 2016 Marcus Satterfield introduced as Tennessee Tech head football coach Marcus Satterfield was introduced Monday morning as the 12th head football coach in Tennessee Tech history. He takes over the Golden Eagle program after three seasons as offensive coordinator at Temple University.
December 16, 2015 Golden Eagles capture OVC Team Sportsmanship Award in football Tennessee Tech University is the recipient of the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for football, the league office announced on Wednesday.
December 15, 2015 Unsung Leader Award for November goes to safety Stephen Bush Stephen Bush, who made the move from offense to defense and stood out for his leadership with the Golden Eagle football team, has been selected as the November recipient of the Tennessee Tech Athletics Unsung Leader Award.
December 2, 2015 Watson Brown retires after 43 seasons as collegiate coach, last nine at Tennessee Tech Nearly nine years to the day since he was introduced as Tennessee Tech football head coach, Watson Brown announced he is retiring from collegiate coaching. It closes the books on an iconic, 43-year career for one of the nation’s most respected college football coaches.
November 24, 2015 Linebacker Jay Rudwall named as Hammer Strength All-American Tennessee Tech senior Jay Rudwall has been named as a 2015 Hammer Strength All-American, an honor announced by Hammer Strength in partnership with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).
November 24, 2015 Goff, Vanlier first-team all-OVC, Mouton, McCoin and Hall named second-team Tennessee Tech seniors Tra'Darius Goff and Ladarius Vanlier have earned first-team all-conference honors, while second-team selections went to Brock McCoin, Charles Mouton and Maleek Hall in voting announced Tuesday by the Ohio Valley Conference.
November 21, 2015 Golden Eagles claim 30-24 Senior Day victory over Tennessee State Tennessee Tech wrapped up the 2015 season Saturday with a 30-24 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee State, capping a satisfying Senior Day despite lousy weather conditions.
November 18, 2015 Unsung Leader: Woodason overcomes adversity, continues to show leadership Luke Woodason has been forced to work to overcome injuries throughout his career as a Golden Eagle. When he decided he could no longer play, he found other ways to help the team and continue to stay involved with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
November 18, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host Tennessee State on Senior Day Tennessee Tech hosts in-state Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Tucker Stadium to close out the 2015 season. It's Senior Day, as Tech will salute its senior class.
November 15, 2015 Vanlier's big day nets him OVC co-Offensive Player of the Week honor Tennessee Tech senior runningback/receiver/returner Ladarius Vanlier was named Sunday as the Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.
November 14, 2015 Golden Eagle capture 42-24 Homecoming win over Austin Peay Sopphomore Brock McCoin rushed and passed Tennessee Tech to a 42-24 Homecoming victory Saturday afternoon over Austin Peay in Tucker Stadium.
November 12, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host Austin Peay for 85th TTU Homecoming Tennessee Tech hosts in-state rival Austin Peay Saturday for the Universitys 85th Homecoming. The Ohio Valley Conference contest in Tucker Stadium kicks off at 1:30 p.m.
November 12, 2015 Watch this week's edition of The Watson Brown Show A profile with linebacker Tra'Darius Goff, a visit with Carolina Panthers quarterback Joe Webb, an inside look ahead at the 2015-16 TTU basketball season, and a Kid's Corner interview with coach Dewayne Alexander are some of the features this week on The Watson Brown Show
November 10, 2015 Frank Omiyale to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 13 One of the top offensive linemen in the Ohio Valley Conference during the final half of his four-year career on the Golden Eagle football team, Frank Omiyale was a first-team all-OVC selection, an all-America honoree, and Tennessee Tech’s 2005 Man of the Year. Those credentials, plus an eight-year NFL career, helped land Omiyale in the Class of 2015 of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, which will be inducted Friday, Nov. 13.
November 6, 2015 Annoor, Bush and Smith named CoSIDA Academic All-District For the first time in program history, three Tennessee Tech football players have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Golden Eagles Radir Annoor, Stephen Bush, and Jordan Smith received the honor.
October 31, 2015 Redhawks use special teams plays to claim 38-17 victory over McCoin-led Tech A 17-point third quarter, all from the special teams, lifted Southeast Missouri to a 38-17 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday as Brock McCoin moved from wide receiver to play quarterback for the Golden Eagles.
October 27, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles play final road tilt Saturday at Southeast Missouri The Tennessee Tech football team heads to Cape Girardeau, Mo., this weekend to face the Southeast Missouri Redhawks at 1 p.m. The contest is Tech's final road game of the 2015 season.
October 27, 2015 D.J. Bleisath to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 13 One of the most decorated defensive players in Tennessee Tech athletics history, defensive end D.J. Bleisath was named All-America, all-OVC and was a national finalist for the 2001 Buck Buchanan Award. Those credentials helped land Bleisath in the Class of 2015 of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, which will be inducted Friday, Nov. 13.
October 24, 2015 Eastern Illinois takes advantage of Tech miscues, takes 51-20 Homecoming victory The Tennessee Tech defense played one of its better games of the year, but the Golden Eagle offense couldn’t match the effort, missing on countless opportunities and host Eastern Illinois took full advantage on the way to a 51-20 Homecoming victory Saturday afternoon on O’Brien Field.
October 22, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles are Saturday's Homecoming guest at Eastern Illinois The Tennessee Tech football team heads to Charleston, Ill., this weekend to face Eastern Illinois for the Panthers' 100th Homecoming game. The contest at O'Brien Field is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. CDT.
October 17, 2015 Golden Eagles drop 42-13 contest to No. 1 ranked Jacksonville State The No. 1 ranked Jacksonville State Gamecocks claimed a 42-13 victory Saturday night over Tennessee Tech in Ohio Valley Conference action in Tucker Stadium.
October 13, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host No. 1 ranked JSU Gamecocks for Blackout Tennessee Tech welcomes the top-ranked FCS team in the nation Saturday night when Jacksonville State visits for a 6 pm. Ohio Valley Conference contest in Tucker Stadium. It's Blackout IV, so fans are encouraged to wear black.
October 8, 2015 Golden Eagles downed by Eastern Kentucky, 48-17, in Georgetown Eastern Kentucky scored on its first seven possessions and held off Tennessee Tech, 48-17, Thursday night in Georgetown College's Toyota Stadium, in a game moved away from the EKU campus due to a security threat.
October 7, 2015 Plenty of special features, and lots of football, on this week's edition of The Watson Brown Show This week's edition of The Watson Brown Show looks at Golden Eagle football, both last week and this week, plus a look around the OVC. The show also has several special features, including Deanna Apple, Jacob Buttram, Murray Cunningham, Lenier Lee and more.
October 7, 2015 Thursday's football game vs. Eastern Kentucky moved to Georgetown College Tennessee Tech's football game at Eastern Kentucky scheduled for Thursday at EKU's Roy Kidd Stadium, is being moved to Toyota Stadium at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.
October 7, 2015 Golden Eagle Blackout IV set for October 17 vs. Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech will host its annual Golden Eagle Blackout game when Jacksonville State visits Overall Field on Saturday, Oct. 17. The first 2,500 fans into Tucker Stadium receive free Blackout IV t-shirts.
October 6, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles face short week with Thursday game at Eastern Kentucky It’s a short week of preparation for Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky, as each comes off a loss on Saturday (Oct. 3) and must turn around and play in five days with a Thursday night Ohip Valley Conference contest in EKU’s Roy Kidd Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. CDT.
October 3, 2015 Golden Eagles stopped by Skyhawks, 31-17, in rainy Tucker Stadium UT Martin used a balanced offense and a defense that stymied the Golden Eagles to claim a 31-17 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday night in a rain-soaked Tucker Stadium.
October 2, 2015 Former Marine Jacob Buttram's long, tough road to become a Golden Eagle football player With Saturday being Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night in Tucker Stadium, we tell the story of how Jacob Buttram first became a Marine and then became a Golden Eagle.
September 30, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Quest for York Trophy begins as Golden Eagles host Skyhawks Tennessee Tech begins its quest for the 2015 York Trophy with a Saturday night visit from the UT Martin Skyhawks for a 6 pm. contest in Tucker Stadium.
September 27, 2015 Golden Eagles Goff, Hall receive OVC Player of the Week honors Tra'Darius Goff was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Maleek Hall received the league's Special Teams Player of the Week award for their roles in Tennessee Tech's 31-29 win Saturday at Murray State.
September 26, 2015 Gritty Golden Eagles slip past Murray State, 31-29, in OVC opener Tennessee Tech opened Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday night with a gritty, gutsy performance to grind out a 31-29 win on the road at Murray State.
September 23, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles open conference play Saturday at Murray State It's an old cliche, but the Tennessee Tech football team goes from the frying pan into the fire this weekend, opening a stretch of eight consecutive Ohio Valley Conference games with a 6 p.m. contest Saturday at Murray State.
September 20, 2015 Big game lands Krys Cates OVC Offensive Player of the Week honor Tennessee Tech receiver Krys Cates had a huge night Saturday in leading the Golden Eagles to victory, and on Sunday he was selected as the OVC Offensive Player of the Week.
September 20, 2015 College Sports Madness: Jared Davis named OVC Offensive Player of the Week Tennessee Tech junior quarterback Jared Davis has been chosen as the OVC Offensive Player of the Week by website College Sports Madness.
September 19, 2015 Cates' two touchdowns helps Tech post come-from-behind victory over Mercer Krys Cates' second touchdown pass of the night helped lift Tennessee Tech to a 29-22 non-conference victory over Mercer Saturday night in front of 9,028 fans in Tech’s Tucker Stadium home opener.
September 16, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host first home game with visit from Mercer Bears Tennessee Tech will finally feel at home Saturday night because the Golden Eagle football team will actually be at home. Following two road contest to kick off the 2015 schedule, Tech hosts Mercer in Tucker Stadium at 6 p.m. in a game loaded with special promotional activities.
September 16, 2015 Annual First Tennessee Bank Poster Night is Saturday at Tucker Stadium Tennessee Tech will host the annual First Tennessee Bank Golden Eagle Football Poster Night Saturday when the Mercer Bears visit Tucker Stadium in the first home game of the year for TTU.
September 15, 2015 Former players, champions invited back for Legends Night Oct. 3 All former Golden Eagle football players, including those who were crowned OVC champions in 1955, 1960 and 1975, are invited back to Tucker Stadium Saturday Oct. 3. for Football Legends Night when Tech hosts UT Martin at 6 p.m.
September 14, 2015 It's Now Tradition: Running of the Freshmen at season opener Saturday night It's just a couple years old, but it is now considered a tradition to open the Tennessee Tech football team's first game -- TTU President Phil Oldham will lead the charge onto the field for the annual Running of the Freshmen on Saturday.
September 14, 2015 Student groups challenged: Who's best at tailgating at home football games? A challenge has been issued to Tennessee Tech’s student organizations, and it all begins Saturday at the first home football game of the 2015 season.
September 13, 2015 Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Insiders' Lunch; First one is Monday Fans of Tech football who would like to go “inside” the Golden Eagle program each week with head coach Watson Brown are invited as he hosts a weekly Football Insiders’ Lunch each Monday during the 2015 season.
September 12, 2015 Wofford runs over Golden Eagles, 34-14; Home opener is next week Wofford used a bruising, balanced ground attack to score 34 unanswered points and hand Tennessee Tech a 34-14 loss Saturday night in a non-conference contest in Gibbs Stadium.
September 11, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles face Wofford Saturday night for first time in 66 years Tennessee Tech will visit Wofford College Saturday to face the Terriers for the first time in 66 years. Kickoff is 7 p.m. ET in Gibbs Stadium (40,000).
September 8, 2015 McCoin selected Player of the Week by Tennessee Sportswriters Association Tennessee Tech wide receiver Brock McCoin was named Tuesday as the Offensive Players of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) for his efforts in the Golden Eagles season opener Saturday at the University of Houston.
September 7, 2015 Tech to deliver season tickets Thursday in 60 minutes ....or they are free Tennessee Tech Athletics is back at it this year with a new twist to its season ticket sales -- a special offer that is only available Thursday. Athletic staff, coaches, and cheerleaders will deliver season tickets (within the city limits) in 60 minutes or less -- or the tickets are FREE.
September 7, 2015 Tops in the nation: McCoin voted OVC Offensive Player of the Week Putting up the biggest receiving numbers in the nation during the first full weekend of action, on every level of college football, has vaulted Tennessee Tech sophomore Brock McCoin to being voted the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
September 5, 2015 Golden Eagles open season with career-high efforts at Houston Jared Davis passed for 312 yards and Brock McCoin had 264 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee Tech's season-opening, 52-24 loss at Houston Saturday night.
September 2, 2015 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles open 92nd season with road game at Houston Tennessee Tech opens its 92nd season of football Saturday with a road game at the University of Houston. Kickoff against the FBS Cougars is 7 p.m. CT in TDECU Stadium (40,000).
September 2, 2015 Golden Eagle football team to play at Tennessee in 2016 season Tennessee Tech will play the University of Tennessee in football during the 2016 season in Neyland Stadium, the first meeting between the two in-state schools in 65 years.
September 1, 2015 Limited number of tickets now on sale for 2016 NCAA FCS Championship game A limited amount of tickets for the 2016 NCAA Division I Football Championship game are now on sale.
September 1, 2015 First edition of brand new Watson Brown Show can be seen Wednesday Loaded with exciting new segments, the Watson Brown Show presented by IWC Cash & Carry debuts Wednesday for the 2015 season. Guest hosted by Dylan Vazzano, the show covers the veteran coach's insights into the coming season.
August 31, 2015 Former Tech standout serving as radio host of Tech football in Houston area Leah Frazier, who played basketball at Tennessee Tech in the 1980s, hosts a weekday radio show on a station in Houston. True to her school, she is serving this week as the 'radio host' of Golden Eagle football as Tech prepares to face the Cougars Saturday.
August 27, 2015 Matured and comfortable, Jared Davis set to lead Golden Eagles in 2015 The Jared Davis set to direct the Tennessee Tech offense in 2015 isn't the same guy who opened last season at quarterback. He's older, wiser, more mature and more confident in his role. That's great news for the Golden Eagles and a roster stuffed with talent.
August 22, 2015 Golden Eagles enjoy solid, 72-play effort in final fall scrimmage Both sides of the ball showed improvement in Tennessee Tech's second fall scrimmage Saturday afternoon during the annual Gathering of Eagles, according to head football coach Watson Brown.
August 21, 2015 Golden Eagles ready for final scrimmage, big day Saturday in Tucker Stadium The Tennessee Tech football team wrapped up a week of practices with an easy walk-through Friday night, and is ready to rumble Saturday afternoon in Tucker Stadium with the team's final scrimmage of fall camp. It's part of a big day for the Gathering of Eagles, and it's all free for fans.
August 20, 2015 Alumni gathering planned when Golden Eagles visit Houston September 5 Fans heading to Houston -- and alumni through that region -- are invited to a pregame Tailgate event when the Golden Eagles face the Cougars on Sept. 5 in the season opener.
August 19, 2015 Brown feels much better now about secondary than two weeks ago Getting experienced players in the secondary has Tennessee Tech coach Watson Brown feeling much better about those positions that he did a few weeks ago. Moving players around was the key.
August 15, 2015 First fall scrimmage gives Golden Eagles lessons to build upon Tennessee Tech head football coach Watson Brown told his players they can begin working toward improving their consistency and conditioning following an 88-play scrimmage Saturday that included 551 yards of offense but four turnovers.
August 13, 2015 Patrick looks to wrap up Golden Eagle career leading, motivating teammates Of all the things Jordan Patrick brings to the game of football, his leadership and intensity stand out for the Tennessee Tech senior defensive end.
August 12, 2015 Season ticket sales underway for five-game Golden Eagle home slate Several ticket options beckon football fans as the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles get ready for the 2015 season, offering the opportunity to ensure catching every minute of action during Tech's five-game home schedule in Tucker Stadium.
August 11, 2015 Steady improvement marks Tuesday's practice; Some newcomers beginning to emerge Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown is looking for more consistency from his team, but thought there was steady improvement Tuesday during the morning practice session. He also noted eight new players who are beginning to stand out.
August 10, 2015 First day in pads sees offense take leading role for Golden Eagles The offense, bolstered by outstanding play from the offensive line, seemed to hold the advantage Monday morning as Tennessee Tech went through its first action in full pads with a two-hour practice session.
August 6, 2015 Fall camp opens with Photo Day, first practice on Overall Field The Tennessee Tech football team will venture onto the turf inside Tucker Stadium twice on Thursday, 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 4, 2015 Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone and scrimmage featured in annual Gathering of Eagles Football fans are invited to get a glimpse of the future and enjoy a day of tailgate-style activities when Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 22 in and around Tucker Stadium.
August 3, 2015 Eight Golden Eagles win OVC Medal of Honor presented by Army ROTC The Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor presented by Army ROTC went to eight Tennessee Tech University student-athletes for achieving the highest grades in their sport in 2014-15.
July 23, 2015 Annual Football Photo Day set for Thursday, Aug. 6 in Tucker Stadium Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 6, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10-11:30 a.m.
July 20, 2015 Goff preseason all-OVC, Golden Eagles picked seventh in preseason poll Linebacker Tra'Darius Goff is on the preseason all-OVC team and Tennessee Tech is picked for seventh place in the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference race in the preseason poll announced Monday at the league's annual Media Day in Nashville.
July 19, 2015 Renaissance Man: Jones took advantage of his opportunities at Tech Marty Jones gathered plenty of honors and awards during his career on the Tennessee Tech football team, plus three degrees. Now he can add 2015 Man of the Year to his list.
July 16, 2015 Tech Athletics announces finalists for 2015 Man of the Year honor The Tennessee Tech University Athletic Department has announced the names of seven finalists for the school’s 2015 Man of the Year Award, with the winner to be announced Sunday.
July 9, 2015 Regular season finale vs. Tigers added to Tech's national games Tennessee Tech's regular season finale on Saturday, Nov. 21, is the latest of the Golden Eagle games to draw national attention. It will be aired by American Sports Network, with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff time.
July 7, 2015 Hall of Fame linebacker Dana Winningham passes away The Tennessee Tech athletics family said goodbye last week to a member of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, with the passing of former linebacker Dana Winningham at the age of 62.
July 7, 2015 Golden Eagle football game at Murray State to be aired in ASN package The Tennessee Tech football team has added another contest picked up for national coverage. The American Sports Network has tabbed the Golden Eagle game at Murray State on Sept. 26 among it's six-game package of OVC games.
July 1, 2015 Golden Eagle home game vs. UT Martin to be aired as part of ESPN3/OVC package Tennessee Tech's home game against UT Martin on Saturday, Oct. 3, has been selected as the third of eight games in the package of OVC games to be aired by ESPN3. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. with several special events planned.
June 30, 2015 OVC announces eight game football 'Game of the Week' package on ESPN3 The Ohio Valley Conference has announced an eight-game football "Game of the Week" package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.
June 30, 2015 FCS ADA: Golden Eagle football tops all OVC teams in 2014 APR For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Tech football team has achieved the highest APR in the Ohio Valley Conference, receiving honors from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA).
June 12, 2015 Former football players invited to annual Alumni Golf Classic, July 17-18 Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on July 17-18, 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.
June 4, 2015 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 June 20.
June 1, 2015 Golden Eagle opener at Houston to be aired on ESPN3 Tennessee Tech's 2015 football season will open in grand fashion with a national -- potentially worldwide -- viewing audience as the Sept. 5 Golden Eagles opener at the University of Houston will be aired by ESPN3.
May 27, 2015 NCAA Report: All 14 Tech teams comfortably achieve APR standard; Two top the OVC Make it six consecutive years that all 14 of Tennessee Tech athletic teams comfortably exceeded the national standard for the the NCAA multi-year Athletic Progress Rate (APR), according to the annual NCAA report announced Wednesday.
May 6, 2015 Tony Ramirez name Athletics Equipment Coordinator Bringing 15 years of experience and a prior relation with TTU head football coach Watson Brown, Tony Ramirez has been named Athletics Equipment Coordinator where he will oversee all equipment needs and usage for the entire Golden Eagle Athletics program.
April 30, 2015 Special events announced for Golden Eagle home football games in 2015 It's shaping up to be another special season in Tucker Stadium for the Tennessee Tech football team and its fans, as several events that have become traditions at Golden Eagle home contests are scheduled again to highlight the 2015 season.
April 29, 2015 Three Golden Eagles named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society For the fourth straight year, the Tennessee Tech University football team saw at least one member of its squad honored with a spot on the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement.
April 18, 2015 Honors announced to wrap up 2014 football season on final day of spring drills Team award winners were recognized Saturday evening at Tennessee Tech's annual Football Awards Dinner.
April 18, 2015 Defense makes plenty of big plays, offense still shines in spring wapup The Tennessee Tech football team went through its final spring paces Saturday afternoon with the annual Purple vs. Gold Game in Tucker Stadium.
April 15, 2015 Starting times for Golden Eagle football games announced Starting times for Tennessee Tech's five home football games at Tucker Stadium in 2015 have been announced. The home schedule includes three night contests and two afternoon games.
April 11, 2015 Tight ends, offensive line stand out in team scrimmage Saturday The play of the tight ends and continued solid effort by the offensive line brought a smile to the face of Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown following Saturday's 77-play scrimmage in Tucker Stadium.
March 30, 2015 Assignment changes for football staffers Hensel, Partrick Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown has made a pair of assignment changes within his coaching staff, with new titles and duties for Jim Hensel and Price Partrick.
March 28, 2015 Golden Eagles will be ready to welcome back several from injuries The Tennessee Tech football team showed in its first scrimmage of spring drills on Saturday that it will be happy to get back several players who were expected to fill key roles last season but missed the 2014 campaign with injuries.
March 17, 2015 Golden Eagles on Overall Field for first day of spring drills Looking ahead to the 2015 season, on Tuesday afternoon the Golden Eagle football team stepped onto the field for the first time since last season’s final game at Austin Peay.
March 16, 2015 Golden Eagle football team opens spring drills Tuesday afternoon Anxious to get a jump on mounting a challenge for the Ohio Valley Conference championship, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team begins work toward the 2015 season Tuesday afternoon with the start of spring drills.
March 6, 2015 Spring drills run one week later, wrap up on same day as Awards Dinner Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown has adjusted the Golden Eagle spring practice schedule and set a new date for the team’s annual Awards Dinner, allowing fans to attend the Purple vs. Gold Spring Game and dinner on the same day.
March 4, 2015 Tech's Cody Matthews accepts top college honor at Anual NFF Awards Banquet Tennessee Tech receiver Cody Matthews was back at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Tuesday to accept the top college honor five years after he was first invited to receive a similar honor as a high school Scholar-Athlete.
March 3, 2015 Astronaut, former Golden Eagle Wilmore to speak from space tonight at Awards Dinner Former Tennessee Tech football standout Barry Wilmore, who is currently orbiting the earth aboard the International Space Station, will deliver the official welcome and a message from space at the National Football Foundation Middle Tennessee Chapter Dinner tonight in Nashville.
February 23, 2015 Annual Football Awards Dinner postponed until a later date Tennessee Tech's annual Football Awards Dinner, originally scheduled for Sunday (March 1) has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be determined.
February 19, 2015 World's Best Bird? It's up to your votes for Awesome Eagle Will Awesome Eagle be voted the Best Mascot in the OVC? He has already won back-to-back national championships, so it's up to Tennessee Tech fans to vote for him to be named the best in the OVC!
February 18, 2015 Spring football drills get underway March 17 on Tech campus Veteran Golden Eagle football coach Watson Brown will have his team on the field for the first time on Tuesday, March 17 to open spring practices, with the annual Purple vs. Gold Spring Game set for Saturday, April 11.
February 12, 2015 Senior QB Darian Stone winner of 2014 Robert Hill Johnson Award Senior quarterback Darian Stone been voted by his Tennessee Tech football teammates as the winner of the team’s prestigious Robert Hill Johnson Award for 2014.
February 4, 2015 Golden Eagle football staff announces 22 newcomers on National Signing Day Find out who the Golden Eagles have added to the program during the 2015 NCAA National Signing Day, including player bios and Watson Brown's press conference.
February 2, 2015 Public invited as Golden Eagles hold annual awards dinner Sunday, March 1 The Tennessee Tech football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, March 1, for its annual Awards Dinner, and the public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. event. Cost of the dinner is $18 per person.
February 1, 2015 New foes, traditional rivals, three York games at home on 2015 Tech football schedule Three brand new opponents will get Tennessee Tech’s football season underway in September, and two familiar, in-state conference foes will visit Tucker Stadium in November to close out the regular season on the Golden Eagles 2015 schedule.
January 28, 2015 Vanlier, McCoin and King named to FCS All-American Team Three Tennessee Tech football players have received All-America honors, including two on a Freshman All-America lineup. The honors were selected by college draft evaluator Josh Buchanan.
January 23, 2015 Golden Eagle junior Ladarius Vaniler receives second All-America award for 2014 Tennessee Tech junior Ladarius Vanlier has added another honor to his bulging resume as a Golden Eagle football player, this time being listed among 11 OVC players who were recently named to the 2014 Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American Team.
January 9, 2015 Matthews, Prewitt named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star team Tennessee Tech seniors Cody Matthews and Patrick Prewitt have earned spots on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team, an elite group of 50 football student-athletes recognized for their classwork, community service and on-field success.
December 22, 2014 Vanlier nets All-America nod from Beyond Sports Network Tennessee Tech return specialist Ladarius Vanlier has been named All-America by Beyond Sports Network as a punt returner. The junior led the OVC in punt returns.
November 25, 2014 Jones first-team all-OVC; five Golden Eagles recognized by league Sixth-year senior safety Marty Jones has been selected first-team all-conference, one of five Golden Eagle players to be recognized with post-season honors by the Ohio Valley Conference in voting conducted among league head coaches and sports information directors.
November 22, 2014 Golden Eagles close out 2014-15 campaign with dominant, 41-15 victory over APSU CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With the end of several historic and storied careers, it was only proper that the Tennessee Tech football team ended the 2014-15 campaign with a victory. And the Golden Eagles did just that, dominating in-state rival Austin Peay Saturday evening, 41-15, in Clarksville, Tenn.
November 20, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles close out 2014 vs. rival Governors The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team will journey to Clarksville Saturday to close out the 2014 season with a visit to play the Austin Peay Governors. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
November 15, 2014 No. 9 Chattanooga deals Tech 38-17 loss on Senior Day in Tucker Stadium Tennessee Tech closed out the home portfolio of its 2014 schedule with Senior Day Saturday, falling to FCS No. 9 Chattanooga, 38-17, as the Mocs (8-3) won their fifth consecutive game.
November 13, 2014 Golden Eagle Brock McCoin on CFPA Freshman of the Year Watch List Tennessee Tech receiver Brock McCoin is included among the 30 players on the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List.
November 12, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagle fans bid farewell to 17 seniors on Saturday Tennessee Tech hosts No. 9 Chattanooga Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium on a day with several special events planned, including a pregame recognition of 17 seniors who are making their final home field appearance.
November 9, 2014 Tallant voted OVC co-Defensive Player of the Week Tennessee Tech strong safety Austin Tallant has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for his role in Saturday's 27-26 Golden Eagle Homecoming victory over Southeast Missouri.
November 8, 2014 Golden Eagles edge Southeast Missouri for one-point Homecoming victory Jared Davis and Willie Davis came off the bench to lead the Tennessee Tech offense, and the Golden Eagle defense came up with some big plays late in the game to lift TTU to a 27-26 Homecoming victory over Southeast Missouri.
November 7, 2014 TTU Sports Hall of Fame adds five with Class of 2014 induction Five former student-athletes from five different sports were the honored guests Friday night as the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2014.
November 6, 2014 Golden Eagle Cody Matthews selected Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Tennessee Tech senior receiver Cody Matthews has been voted to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District team. He is one of only three players across the Ohio Valley Conference to earn the honor.
November 5, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: It's Homecoming for Golden Eagles as Redhawks visit Saturday Tennessee Tech hosts Southeast Missouri Saturday for the university's 84th annual Homecoming game, a 1:34 p.m. contest in Tucker Stadium that will be aired by ESPN3.
November 4, 2014 UNSUNG LEADER: Austin Tallant receives October award for leadership Senior safety Austin Tallant, a member of the Tennessee Tech football team who is now in the final month of a very successful career, is the winner of the Unsung Leader Award for October.
November 1, 2014 Consistency leads Eastern Illinois to 41-10 win over Golden Eagles Eastern Illinois’ consistency on offense Saturday was something that Tennessee Tech couldn’t match and the Panthers (4-5/4-1 OVC) rattled off a 41-10 Ohio Valley Conference victory over the Golden Eagles (3-6/2-4 OVC) in Tucker Stadium.
October 29, 2014 Post-game concert, new features in Tailgate Park highlight Faith, Family and Youth Day Some new wrinkles in the 98.5 FM Tailgate Park, discounted group tickets, free youth tickets and a free, post-game concert in the stadium are added features Saturday when Tech hosts Faith, Family and Youth Day as the Golden Eagles host Eastern Illinois in a 1:30 p.m. OVC football game.
October 29, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host surging Eastern Illinois The Tennessee Tech football squad hosts a resurgent Eastern Illinois team Saturday afternoon in Tucker Stadium on Faith, Family and Youth Day. The Panthers are defending OVC champions and have improved to 3-1 in league play to put themselves in the thick of the title race.
October 28, 2014 Howard Cochran to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 7 A first-team all-OVC selection at offensive guard who helped bulldoze the way for Tennessee Tech's ball carriers on the way to numerous school and league records and the 1972 Ohio Valley Conference championship, Howard Cochran will soon be enshrined in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame for his endeavors on the football field.
October 25, 2014 Golden Eagles fall to No. 7 Gamecocks, 49-3, in OVC action JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Seventh-ranked Jacksonville State got things rolling in the second quarter Saturday afternoon, and used its advantage in that one stanza to beat Tennessee Tech, 49-3, in an Ohio Valley Conference game in Burgess-Snow Field.
October 23, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles look to knock off another ranked opponent The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team will journey to Alabama Saturday, looking to knock off a second consecutive ranked opponent when they visit No. 7 Jacksonville State for a 3 p.m. OVC contest.
October 21, 2014 More national honors for Marty Jones, plus recognition for Vanlier and Rudwall Tennessee Tech safety Marty Jones has been named the National Defensive Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA), Ladarius Vanlier the National Punt Returner of the Week and an honorable mention nod goes to linebacker Jay Rudwall.
October 20, 2014 NATIONAL HONORS: Marty Jones named by two services as FCS National Player of the Week Tennessee Tech senior safety Marty Jones was named Monday as the FCS National Defensive Player of the Week by both The Sports Network and College Sporting News.
October 19, 2014 Stone, Jones and Vanlier earn weekly honors from OVC Three Tennessee Tech players earned honors from the OVC Sunday: Darian Stone was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Week, Marty Jones captured the league’s Defensive Player of the Week honor, and Ladarius Vanlier was voted the Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season.
October 18, 2014 Huge fourth quarter, key plays lift Tech to 39-31 win over No. 12 Eastern Kentucky Trailing by 21 points entering the fourth quarter, Tennessee Tech outscored No. 12 Eastern Kentucky 29-0 over the final stanza to grab a shocking, 39-31 victory over the Colonels. Ladarius Vanlier accounted for 264 all-purpose yards and two scores, Brock McCoin caught two fourth quarter TDs, and Marty Jones tied an OVC record with four interceptions.
October 15, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Blackout III set as Golden Eagles host No. 12 EKU Colonels Tennessee Tech hosts 12th ranked Eastern Kentucky University Saturday night in a game to be aired by ESPN3 from Tucker Stadium.
October 14, 2014 Golden Eagle Blackout III set for Saturday's game with No. 12 Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech will host Golden Eagle Blackout III Saturday night when coach Watson Brown’s team hosts No. 12 Eastern Kentucky in Tucker Stadium. Fans are encouraged to wear black, and the first 2,500 fans receive free t-shirts.
October 13, 2014 First of two ESPN3 productions at Tucker Stadium Saturday when Tech hosts No. 12 Colonels Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference game between Tennessee Tech and the twelfth-ranked Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be aired by ESPN3, the first of two productions this year in Tucker Stadium by the worldwide leader in sports.
October 9, 2014 Two-hour weather delay overshadows tough, 17-10 loss at UT Martin MARTIN, Tenn. – Just when the Tennessee Tech offense seemed destined to find the endzone for the first time of the night, the skies broke wide open, all but ending any chance the Golden Eagle football team had for a come-from-behind victory against the UT Martin Skyhawks Thursday evening.
October 9, 2014 Four Golden Eagle players earn weekly FCS honors from USA Football John Arnold, Austin Tallant, Trey Thompson, and Ladarius Vanlier have each received a weekly FCS honor from USA Football for their part in Tennessee Tech's 30-27 victory last Saturday night over Murray State. The four will be in action again Thursday night at UT Martin.
October 7, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles take flight to face UT Martin Skyhawks Tennessee Tech takes flight for a Thursday night OVC contest at UT Martin. Tech looks to continue its success from an overtime win last weekend while the Skyhawks are in search of their first conference win of the season.
October 7, 2014 Arnold, King and Vanlier receive nods from College Football Performance Awards Ladarius Vanlier has been selected the National Kickoff Returner of the Week, while placekicker John Arnold and punter Jonathan King received CFPA Honorable Mentions for their roles last week in Tech's thrilling win over Murray State.
October 5, 2014 Arnold, Thompson voted OVC Players of the Week after overtime victory Kicker John Arnold and linebacker Trey Thompson, both redshirt freshmen for Tennessee Tech, have been selected winners of two of the league's four Player of the Week honors for their huge roles in the 30-27 Golden Eagle overtime victory Saturday.
October 4, 2014 Clutch plays, Arnold kick lead Tech to overtime victory over Murray State Big plays when they were needed most, plus a gutsy performance by redshirt freshman John Arnold, proved to be just enough for the Tennessee Tech football team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles (2-3, 1-1) took down Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State (1-4, 0-2), 30-27, in overtime at Tucker Stadium.
September 30, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Fans can welcome Golden Eagles back home after five weeks Tennessee Tech will host its oldest, longest-running rival when Murray State visits for the 80th game in the series. It's Tech's first home contest since the Aug. 28 opener.
September 27, 2014 No. 10 Northern Iowa defends home turf, tops Golden Eagles 50-7 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tenth-ranked FCS powerhouse Northern Iowa took care of business Saturday, defending its home field inside the UNI-Dome and handing Tennessee Tech a 50-7 non-conference loss.
September 25, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Third straight road tilt takes Golden Eagles to No. 10 UNI Tennessee Tech ventures out on the road for the third consecutive game Saturday with a contest at FCS No. 10 Northern Iowa, a game that will be played indoors in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
September 25, 2014 TTU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to include five inductees Five former student-athletes who stamped their marks on five different Golden Eagle programs will be enshrined into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in November as the school honors its athletic legacy with the 40th annual induction ceremony.
September 23, 2014 Golden Eagle set to launch Thursday as pilot of International Space Station Former Tennessee Tech football star Barry Wilmore, now known for his career as a NASA astronaut, is set to launch Thursday to serve as commander of the International Space Station.
September 20, 2014 Brilliant defensive effort not enough as TSU claims narrow win in York Trophy and OVC opener NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech defense posted one of the most impressive games in school history, but the Golden Eagles were shut down on offense in a 10-7 loss to Tennessee State Saturday afternoon.
September 17, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Following bye week, Golden Eagles rested and ready for OVC opener at Tennessee State With the open date on their schedule falling last weekend, the Tennessee Tech football team appears to be rested and ready to jump back into action Saturday when the Golden Eagles visit Hale Stadium to challenge the 20th ranked Tennessee State Tigers.
September 14, 2014 New tradition in TTU football begins with addition of majestic Golden Eagle figure You simply have to admire the pageantry of college football. A sport so steeped in ritual, rich with school and community pride while so eloquently tying the knot with tradition every weekend in the fall.
September 7, 2014 Vanlier voted OVC Special Teams Player of the Week Tennessee Tech junior Ladarius Vanlier accounted for 200 all-purpose yards against Indiana State, and was voted Sunday as the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
September 6, 2014 Tech takes tough tumble in first road contest as Indiana State prevails TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State took advantage of some early mistakes by Tennessee Tech to build an early lead, and finished the afternoon with a 49-14 non-conference victory over the Golden Eagles Saturday in Tech's first road test of 2014.
September 5, 2014 Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Insiders' Lunch beginning Monday Fans of Tech football who would like to get “inside” the Golden Eagle program each week with head coach Watson Brown are invited as he hosts a weekly Football Insiders’ Lunch each Monday during the 2014 season.
September 3, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles face first road test with trip to Indiana State Tennessee Tech The Golden Eagles face their first road game, and the first of 11 consecutive FCS opponents, with a rematch against Indiana State on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. It’s only the second meeting for these two teams, who waged an exciting battle a year ago in Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
September 3, 2014 NOW SHOWING: Catch this week's episode of The Watson Brown Show This week's episode of The Watson Brown Show is now available for viewing, on the Internet or via numerous television outlets around the region.
August 28, 2014 Golden Eagles open 2014 season with 33-7 victory over Kentucky Christian Jared Davis threw for two touchdowns, Darian Stone caught a scoring pass and rushed for another score, and the Tennessee Tech defense held visiting Kentucky Christian scoreless until the final minute as the Golden Eagles (1-0) opened the 2014 season with a 33-7 victory over the Knights (0-1) Thursday night in front of 10,597 fans in Tucker Stadium.
August 26, 2014 GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Golden Eagles host Kentucky Christian to open 2014 season Tennessee Tech welcomes Kentucky Christian, along with the TTU Class of 2018 for the Running of the Freshmen, into Tucker Stadium Thursday for the 2014 Golden Eagle season opener at 7 p.m. The Tailgate Park opens at 4 p.m., and the Golden Eagle Walk is at 4:45 p.m.
August 26, 2014 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 Kentucky Christian University in Tucker Stadium in the 2014 season opener.
August 26, 2014 Communiversity Night a strong link between town and Golden Eagles Community leaders and business persons heard from Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown and Director of Athletics Mark Wilson Tuesday morning. Communiversity Night is Thursday when Tech opens the season in Tucker Stadium.
August 25, 2014 Watson Brown earns contract extension through 2019 season Watson Brown, currently in his eighth season as the head football coach at Tennessee Tech University, has been given a contract extension that will keep the Cookeville native at the program's helm through the 2019 season.
August 25, 2014 Watson Brown Show returns on WCTE, OVC Digital Network and more The all-new Watson Brown Show, presented by IWC Cash & Carry, returns in 2014 beginning with the preseason show this week. The show will air Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on WCTE TV, and be available on other outlets such as the OVC Digital Network.
August 25, 2014 Largest single gift to Tennessee Tech Athletics creates endowment for Football Operations The Tennessee Tech Athletics Department has received its largest gift ever, which will fund the Samuel Hugh Jones Football Endowment. It was provided through Mary Ann Fox Jones of Chester, Va., who passed away recently.
August 21, 2014 Marty Jones heads into sixth season while working toward third college degree Marty Jones heads into his sixth season on the Golden Eagle football roster. He already has two degrees from Tennessee Tech and is working toward completion of a third.
August 19, 2014 Delta Dental of Tennessee to sponsor OVC's Sgt. York Trophy Delta Dental of Tennessee has been named the presenting sponsor of this year's OVC Sergeant York Trophy, which goes to the winner of the quadrangular season football series between the four Ohio Valley Conference football-playing schools located in the state of Tennessee.
August 16, 2014 Fans treated to another outstanding show from Golden Eagles in Saturday scrimmage Several players made big plays as Tennessee Tech treated fans to nearly 600 yards of offense Saturday at the team's second scrimmage of fall camp, part of the annual Gathering of Eagles in Tucker Stadium.
August 14, 2014 Tech to deliver season tickets Tuesday in 60 minutes ....or they are free Tennessee Tech Athletics is adding a new twist to its season ticket sales -- but this special offer is available next Tuesday only. Athletics staff will deliver season tickets within the city limits in 60 minutes or less -- or the tickets are FREE.
August 13, 2014 Camp Notebook: Three players in the mix at critical defensive end spot Juniors Harrison Reid and Avery Rollins, and sophomore Jordan Patrick, are in the hunt for playing time at Tech's defensive end position, where each hopes to step into the void left by the departure of Malcolm Mitchell.
August 12, 2014 Family Plan option: Tickets to see Golden Eagles for just $2.50 each Season tickets for Tennessee Tech football are on sale, and the best deal around is the Family Plan. The cost is just $2.50 per ticket for the six Golden Eagle home games in Tucker Stadium.
August 12, 2014 Eight defensive, three offensive named preseason all-OVC by College Sports Madness Eleven Golden Eagle players are included on the College Sports Madness preseason all-OVC team, including eight on defense and three on offense.
August 9, 2014 Camp Notebook: First-team offense, first-team defense impressive in first scrimmage The first-team offense was absolutely clicking during the Golden Eagles first official scrimmage Saturday morning, scoring on four consecutive drives behind the arm of quarterback Jared Davis.
August 8, 2014 Vanlier named to CFPA preseason Watch List of top FCS returnees Tennessee Tech junior return specialist Ladarius Vanlier has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Punt Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Award.
August 7, 2014 Camp Notebook: Developing players, improving systems focus of camp With the season opening game exactly three weeks away, the Tennessee Tech football team continued its fall camp Thursday with an ongoing emphasis on developing the new offensive scheme and locking the defense into it's role.
August 6, 2014 Camp Notebook: Full pads highlight fifth practice of fall season The Tennessee Tech football team donned full pads for the first time of the fall Wednesday morning, providing the ability for the offense and defense to hit each other with very few limits.
August 5, 2014 Camp Notebook: Second day with shoulder pads brings some hitting, more focus Tuesday was Tennessee Tech's second day on the field in shoulder pads and helmets, and the Golden Eagles did a little bit of hitting during their position drills.
August 4, 2014 Camp Notebook: Day three features shoulder pads, full offense versus defense drills Shoulder pads were added to the mix for the Tennessee Tech football team Monday morning, as the Golden Eagle squad continued to make progress towards its first live scrimmage of the season on Saturday, Aug. 9.
August 3, 2014 Camp Notebook: Second day includes focus on punt game, O-line help from Omiyale NFL veteran and former Golden Eagle All-American offensive tackle Frank Omiyale was on the field Sunday with the team, spending some time providing tips to Tennessee Tech's offensive linemen as the team went through its second day of 2014 fall camp.
August 2, 2014 Camp Notebook: Camp underway with Photo Day, team's first practice session The Tennessee Tech football squad got its 2014 fall camp underway Saturday, beginning with the annual Photo Day on Overall Field and ending with the team's first practice session in Tucker Stadium.
August 1, 2014 Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone featured in annual Gathering of Eagles Football fans are invited to get a glimpse of the future and enjoy a day of tailgate-style activities when Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 16.
July 31, 2014 Two Golden Eagles named as preseason All-America by USA Football Tennessee Tech football seniors Tra'Darius Goff and Marty Jones have been named Preseason All-Americans by USA College Football. Goff was named second-team, while Jones was listed on the third-team.
July 30, 2014 Golden Eagles open fall camp this weekend; Photo Day Saturday morning A new season in Tennessee Tech football will officially get underway this weekend when coach Watson Brown welcomes players to open Fall Camp. Players report Friday and activities on the field begin Saturday with the team's annual Photo Day, which is open to the public.
July 23, 2014 Tech adds USF transfer Willie Davis to backfield for 2014 season The Tennessee Tech offense just added another dimension with the transfer of runningback Willie Davis, a product of Stephenson High School in Lithonia, Ga., who was the third-leading rusher last year as a sophomore for the University of South Florida Bulls.
July 21, 2014 Golden Eagles picked seventh in OVC poll; Two named preseason all-OVC Seniors Marty Jones and Tra'Darius Goff have been named preseason all-OVC and Tennessee Tech is tabbed for seventh place in the annual conference poll, all announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day in Nashville.
July 20, 2014 Annual Football Photo Day set for Saturday, Aug. 2 in Tucker Stadium Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10-11:30 a.m.
July 1, 2014 Five of Tech's 2014 opponents ranked in preseason Top 25 FCS polls Tennessee Tech's football schedule in 2014 is a difficult road, but just how tough? Pretty challenging, according to htose in the know. Heading into the season, five of the Golden Eagles' 11 FCS foes are ranked in the Top 25 in a variety of polls and publications.
July 12, 2014 Different decades represented at Annual TTU Football Alumni Golf Classic Football coach Watson Brown and his staff welcomed several dozen former Golden Eagle players back to town Friday and Saturday for the annual Tennessee Tech Football Alumni Golf Classic, held at Cookeville Golf Club. Players from several decades of Tech football were on hand for the event, which culminated in a barbecue dinner.
July 7, 2014 Golden Eagle football program honored for posting highest APR in OVC The Tennessee Tech football program was recognized recently for posting the highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) among the Ohio Valley Conference football teams.
June 29, 2014 Football Alumni Golf Classic in less than two weeks; Some spots available There are still a few spots available for former Golden Eagle players -- and members of the public -- to participate in the 2014 Tennessee Tech Football Alumni Golf Classic, July 11-12.
June 28, 2014 Tech Homecoming chosen as ESPN3/OVC Game of the Week Tech's 2014 Homecoming game against Southeast Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 8, has been selected as the OVC Game of the Week in the eight-game package announced by the league office for stream on ESPN3.
June 26, 2014 Golden Eagle game Nov. 1 with Eastern Illinois also an ESPN3 Wild Card option Tennessee Tech's game with Eastern Illinois on Nov. 1 has been tabbed as a potential wild card game, the second such game of the year for the Golden Eagles in the league's eight-game "Game of the Week" package on ESPN3.
June 24, 2014 Golden Eagles could be featured if chosen for Wild Card game vs. Murray State, Oct. 4 If things go as planned, Tennessee Tech's football game against Murray State on Oct. 4 could be chosen as the OVC Game of the Week on ESPN3.
June 23, 2014 ESPN3 to air eight-game OVC Game of the Week package The Ohio Valley Conference has announced an eight-game football "Game of the Week" package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.
June 20, 2014 Special events announced for Golden Eagle home football games in 2014 It's shaping up to be another special season in Tucker Stadium for the Tennessee Tech football team and its fans, as several events that have become traditions at Golden Eagle home contests are scheduled again to highlight the 2014 season.
June 17, 2014 Night and Day: Start times announced for Golden Eagles home football games Starting times for Tennessee Tech's six home football games at Tucker Stadium in 2014 have been announced. The home schedule includes three night contests – one on a Thursday – and three afternoon games.
June 13, 2014 Tickets on sale now for 2014 Golden Eagle football season Tickets are on sale through the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center for Tennessee Tech's 2014 Golden Eagle football season, including several season ticket options for the six-games slated for Tucker Stadium.
June 10, 2014 Former football players invited to annual Alumni Golf Classic, July 11-12 Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on July 11-12, 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 28, 2014 Six home games, several long-running rivalries highlight 2014 Tech football schedule Renewing a heated regional rivalry after eight years, two non-conference games against teams from the tough Missouri Valley Football Conference, another Thursday night home opener and a typically challenging eight-game OVC slate await the Tennessee Tech football team in 2014.
May 15, 2014 Golden Eagle summer camps just around the corner Have a young athlete in the family? Tennessee Tech will host several camps this summer for youngsters.
June 29, 2015 NCAA Report: Golden Eagle football top all OVC teams in 2014 APR For the fifth consecutive year, all 14 Tennessee Tech athletic teotball team topped the OVC.
May 13, 2014 Golden Eagle punter Chad ZInchini signs with Jacksonville Jaguars Chad Zinchini, who hung his punts high and deep for Tennessee Tech during the past two years, will get the chance to do more of the same in the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
May 1, 2014 Browns receive Lifetime Achievement Award, Stallings and Henderson also honored Watson and Mack Brown received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while former Tennessee Tech golf All-American Scott Stallings and all-OVC guard Diamond Henderson were also among those honored Thursday at the first Cookeville-Putnam County Hometown Champions Dinner.
April 29, 2014 Four Golden Eagles named to NFF's Hampshire Society for academic success A record four members of the Tennessee Tech University football team have been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Society for outstanding academic achievement.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
March 5, 2013 Taylor Hennigan recognized with National Football Foundation honor Tennessee Tech defensive back Taylor Hennigan was one of seven collegiate players honored Monday night at the 47th annual awards dinner held by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
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 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 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 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 14, 2012 Successful students guests Saturday for Academic Excellence Night High achieving students, from kindergarten through eighth grade, will be the special guests of Tennessee Tech on Saturday night when the Golden Eagle football team hosts Eastern Kentucky.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 24, 2012 Receiver Tim Benford named Tech's Outstandng Male Athlete for 2011-12 In a close votes, wide receiver Tim Benford is Tennessee Tech's Outstanding Male Athlete for 2011-12. Currently with the Dallas Cowboys, Benford helped the Golden Eagles capture the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship while setting numerous school records.
June 19, 2012 Former football players invited to annual Alumni Golf Classic, July 14 Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on Saturday, July 14, for the team's annual Alumni Golf Classic at the Cookeville Golf Club. Early indications point to another outstanding turnout so interested alumni should act quickly to reserve space in the tournament.
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).
August 15, 2011 Special events announced for Golden Eagle home football games in 2012 It's shaping up to be another special season in Tucker Stadium for the Tennessee Tech football team and its fans, as several events that have become traditions at Golden Eagle home contests are scheduled again to highlight the 2012 season.
May 25, 2012 Night and Day: Start times announced for Golden Eagles home football games Starting times for Tennessee Tech's six home football games at Tucker Stadium in 2012 have been announced. The home schedule includes four night contests-- two on Thursdays -- and two afternoon games.
May 22, 2012 Football to host Kids Camp starting Tuesday, May 29 The Tennessee Tech football program will kick off the first of four summer camps on Tuesday, May 29 with the Soaring Eagle Kids Camp. Camp will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. from Tuesday until Thursday, May 31, and with registration beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The cost is $100 per camper.
May 9, 2012 Football team celebrates 2011 OVC championship with ring ceremony Members of the Tennessee Tech football team gathered recently for a special ceremony to receive rings to commemorate winning the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship.
May 2, 2012 Tech's Tre Lamb on CFPA Preseason Watch list of top quarterbacks Tennessee Tech's Tre Lamb is among the players listed nationally on the College Football Performance Awards Watch List as projected top quarterbacks in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2012.
May 2, 2012 Corey Watson named to prestigious Honor List by National Football Foundation Tennessee Tech's Corey Watson has been named to the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society, one of just three Division I football players from the state of Tennessee selected by the National Football Foundation.
May 1, 2012 Former linebacker Barry Wilmore to receive honorary doctorate on Saturday Former Golden Eagle linebacker, U.S. navy pilot and astronaut Capt. Barry Wilmore will accept an honorary doctorate at the second Tennessee Tech graduation ceremony on Saturday afternoon, one of two outstanding alumni who will receive the first honorary doctorates in TTU history.
April 30, 2012 Benford agrees to Free Agent status with Dallas Cowboys Tennessee Tech All-America wide receiver Tim Benford has agree to a free agent deal with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, and will report to the team's minicamp Thursday.
April 29, 2012 Schweitzer, Hooper named NSCA Strength All-Americans Senior Scott Schweitzer (football) and sophomore Kendall Hooper (softball) have earned Tennessee Tech's annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
April 19, 2012 Final spring football action kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. in Spring Game The Tennessee Tech football team will hold its annual Purple-Gold Spring Game Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. in Tucker Stadium, an event that will wrap up spring drills for the defending OVC champions.
April 14, 2012 Runningbacks winding up as Spring Drills wind down With only a few weeks left in the spring semester, coach Watson Brown and his staff put the Golden Eagle football team through a short, but effective, scrimmage on Saturday at Tucker Stadium.
April 12, 2012 Annual Purple-Gold Spring Game is Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. The Tennessee Tech football team will hosts its annual Purple-Gold Spring Game on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 11 a.m. in Tucker Stadium. The team will also hold a scrimmage this coming Saturday (April 14) at 11 a.m.
April 12, 2012 Family Weekend, Homecoming dates announced for 2012 football season Tennessee Tech's annual Family Weekend will be the first weekend in October while the Homecoming/Hall of Fame is the first weekend in November. Director of Athletics Mark Wilson announced the events to allow fans time to begin planning for the 2012 season.
March 31, 2012 Defining the depth chart: Football team reaches mid-point of spring drills Battling for roles on the depth chart, the defending OVC champion Golden Eagle football team went through a 73-play scrimmage Saturday as it reached the mid-point of spring drills.
March 25, 2012 Six home games, visit to Oregon highlight 2012 Golden Eagle football schedule A challenging non-conference schedule including another Rose Bowl champion, six home games and what promises to be a difficult league slate await the Tennessee Tech football team in 2012 as it defends its Ohio Valley Conference title.
March 24, 2012 Moves paying off quickly as Tech completes first week of Spring drills Several players who have moved to new positions appear to be paying off quickly as the Tennessee Tech football team completed its first week of 2012 Spring drills.
March 20, 2012 OVC champion Golden Eagle football team begins spring practices Anxious to get the jump on defending its 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship, the Tennessee Tech football team begins spring practices Tuesday afternoon.
March 12, 2012 Softball, football teams honored by State House and Senate in Capital presentations The Tennessee Tech softball and football teams had players and coaches at the state capital Monday for special proclamations from the House of Representatives and Senate, recognizing both teams' success.
March 7, 2012 Tech's Larry Schreiber on College Football Hall of Fame ballot Former Tech runningback Larry Schreiber is one of 38 names 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 March 30.
March 5, 2012 Corey Watson, Watson Brown honored by National Football Foundation Their championship season may be over, but Tennessee Tech senior Corey Watson and head football coach Watson Brown are still racking up awards.
February 24, 2012 Busy Weekend: Tim Benford participating in NFL Combine Tennessee Tech wide receiver Tim Benford, the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year, has a big weekend planned. The Chattanooga native is in Indianapolis participating in the annual NFL Combine.
February 12, 2012 Football team celebrates championship, award winners announced Coach Watson Brown and his staff presented the winners of the annual team awards and a packed room of family and fans helped the Tennessee Tech football team celebrate its 2011 OVC Championship Sunday afternoon.
February 1, 2012 Tech signing class of 24 features 18 Tennessee preps; Linemen a major focus Offensive and defensive linemen, as well as Tennessee high school standouts, were the primary ingredients among the 24 signees announced Wednesday by Tennessee Tech football head coach Watson Brown.
January 27, 2012 Benford, Brown receive top awards from Tennessee Sports Writers Tennessee Tech wide receiver Tim Benford was selected as the state's Player of the Year and Watson Brown was voted Coach of the Year, in voting announced Friday by the Tennessee Sports Writer's Association (TSWA).
January 20, 2012 Golden Eagle Tim Benford ready for spotlight in East-West Shrine game It's been quite a week for Tennessee Tech All-America wide receiver Tim Benford, who has been one of the most talked-about players during the week of practice leading up to Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.
January 18, 2012 Football Awards Dinner moved to Sunday, February 12 With All-America wide receiver Tim Benford playing Saturday in the East-West Shrine Game and unable to attend an event this Sunday, the annual Football Awards Dinner has moved a few weeks -- the event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12. The public is invited to attend.
January 12, 2012 Public invited as Golden Eagles holds annual awards dinner Jan. 22 The OVC Champion Golden Eagle football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 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.
January 9, 2012 Golden Eagles rank 19th and 21st in final two FCS national polls Tennessee Tech made it a sweep of the Football Championship Subdivision final Top 25 polls, earning a 19th place showing in USA Today/Coach's Poll and 21st in The Sports Network/Fathead.com poll.
January 8, 2012 Golden Eagles 16th in final College Sports Madness poll Tennessee Tech finished the year 16th in the final FCS poll announced Sunday by College Sports Madness.com, the first of the national polls to be released. Tech is the highest ranked OVC team in the poll.
January 3, 2012 Corey Watson named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star team Golden Eagle defensive back Corey Watson is one of just three student-athletes from the Ohio Valley Conference named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
December 22, 2011 Still more All-America honors for Benford and Schweitzer Tennessee Tech seniors Tim Benford and Scott Schweitzer on Thursday added yet another honor to their list of post-season awards, this time earning third-team All-America status from Phil Steele's College Football.
December 19, 2011 Benford, Schweitzer receive All-America nod from The Sports Network Golden Eagle seniors Tim Benford and Scott Schweitzer have been named to the FCS All-America team in nationwide voting done by The Sports Network. Benford is a second-team pick and Schweitzer is a third-team selection.
December 16, 2011 Guard Scott Schweitzer earns AP All-America honor Tennessee Tech senior guard Scott Schweitzer has added another honor to his Golden Eagle football resume, earning Associated Press All-America status. It is the second 2011 FCS All-America team that has included Schweitzer this month.
December 15, 2011 Cookeville City Council honors Golden Eagles, Brown The Tennessee Tech football team was honored in a proclamation issued by the Cookeville City Council at its Thursday night meeting.
December 7, 2011 Scott Schweitzer named to FCS All-America team by College Sports Madness Senior offensive guard Scott Schweitzer has been selected to the College Sports Madness FCS All-America team, announced this week by the national website.
December 6, 2011 Golden Eagle football program receives more post-season honors Watson Brown was named OVC Coach of the Year and four Golden Eagles received all-OVC recognition from College Sports Madness, a national website covering college athletics.
November 30, 2011 2011 Golden Eagle football team established dozens of school records On the way to winning the OVC championship, the 2011 Tennessee Tech football team set or tied 25 school records.
November 26, 2011 Central Arkansas advances in FCS Playoffs, historic season comes to end for Tech Central Arkansas used a stingy defensive performance to take a 34-14 victory away from Tucker Stadium in the first round of the FCS Playoffs Saturday, ending what has been a special season for Tennessee Tech.
November 23, 2011 Golden Eagles want first playoff experience to last beyond Saturday Don't think the Tennessee Tech football team will be satisfied with reaching the FCS Playoffs for the first time. Tech's OVC Champions head into Saturday's 2 p.m. game against Central Arkansas with the intention of advancing.
November 22, 2011 Ticket office to be open Friday; Parking and tailgate information announced For fans hoping to spend a few minutes of Black Friday purchasing tickets to Saturday's FCS Playoff game, the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center will be open Friday beginning at 8 a.m. Tech has also announced details for parking and tailgating for the 2 p.m. game against Central Arkansas.
November 22, 2011 Benford, Brown receive top OVC honors, nine named to all-OVC teams Tim Benford was chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Watson Brown was voted the league's Coach of the Year, and Tennessee Tech had nine players named to the all-OVC teams, announced Tuesday.
November 21, 2011 Watson Brown named a finalist for prestigious Eddie Robinson Award Tennessee Tech head football coach Watson Brown has been named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the national coach of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision.
November 21, 2011 Dontey Gay receives Performance Awards honorable mention Tennessee Tech running back Dontey Gay has received an honorable mention on the week 12 list of College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his record-setting performance in the Golden Eagles 49-7 victory over Austin Peay Saturday afternoon
November 20, 2011 Playoff Time: Ticket information for Golden Eagle game Saturday Tickets are on sale for Tennessee Tech's FCS Playoff game Saturday against Central Arkansas. The deadline for season ticket holders to purchase their seats is noon Tuesday. Tech students will be admitted free, compliments of the Athletic Dept.
November 20, 2011 Tech's Lamb chosen as Player of the Week by national website Quarterback Tre Lamb directed the Tennessee Tech offense to a 49-7 win Saturday over Austin Peay. On Sunday, the junior quarterback was named the OVC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
November 20, 2011 Golden Eagles Gay, Tooley receive weekly honors from OVC Dontey Gay was named the OVC co-Offensive Player of the Week and Richmond Tooley the Defensive Player of the Week for the parts they played Saturday in Tennessee Tech's 49-7 victory over Austin Peay.
November 20, 2011 Tech to host Central Arkansas Saturday at 2 p.m. in FCS Playoffs The Tennessee Tech football team gets at least one more game at home in Tucker Stadium, and this time the stakes are the highest in history on Overall Field. The Golden Eagles will host Central Arkansas Saturday, Nov. 26 in the FCS Playoffs with kickoff set for 2 p.m. CT.
November 19, 2011 Fans invited to join team for Sunday morning Playoff Selection Show viewing Fans are invited to join the Tennessee Tech football team Sunday morning for viewing the Selection Show on ESPNU to announce the 2011 FCS Playoff field. The gathering will be at 8:30 a.m. in the School of Nursing Building.
November 19, 2011 Tech celebrates OVC Championship with 49-7 win over Austin Peay It was a long time coming, but the 36-year drought made Tennessee Tech’s 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship victory Saturday that much sweeter. The Golden Eagles downed Austin Peay, 49-7, with a strong second half performance to capture the league's automatic venture into the FCS Playoffs.
November 16, 2011 Playoff and title hopes rest on Saturday's game vs. Austin Peay Tenessee Tech fans are asked to wear purple to Tucker Stadium Saturday when the Golden Eagle football team bids for its first OVC championship in 36 years. Tech and Austin Peay will kick off at 1:30 p.m.
November 15, 2011 Honor Roll students to be TTU guests at final home game vs. Austin Peay High achieving students, from kindergarten through eighth grade, will be the special guests of Tennessee Tech on Saturday when the Golden Eagle football team hosts Austin Peay in the final home game of 2011 regular season.
November 14, 2011 Golden Eagles pull rank in both FCS polls after EKU victory With Saturday’s victory over a ranked opponent at Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee Tech moved back into the top 25 in one Football Championship Subdivision poll and stood pat in another.
November 12, 2011 Golden Eagles win 28-21 at Eastern Kentucky, pull within one win of title Tre Lamb absorbed a hit, stayed on his feet and cut upfield, carrying in a four-yard touchdown run with 6:35 left in Tennessee Tech’s crucial Saturday game at Eastern Kentucky to break a 21-21 tie and give the Golden Eagles a lead they wouldn’t lose en route to a season-saving 28-21 victory over the Colonels.
November 10, 2011 Normand, Watson earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors Sophomore tackle James Normand and senior defensive back Corey Watson have been selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-District team for their success on the field and in the classroom.
November 10, 2011 Golden Eagles face Colonels with OVC crown hopes on the line The Tennessee Tech football team heads to Richmond, Ky., Saturday to take on league-leading Eastern Kentucky at noon. Tech must win at EKU to keep its OVC championship hopes alive.
November 5, 2011 Title hopes still burn bright despite one-point Homecoming loss Despite dropping a 38-37 Homecoming game Saturday to Murray State, Tennessee Tech's hopes of winning the 2011 OVC championships are still alive as the Golden Eagles prepare to visit league-leading Eastern Kentucky.
November 4, 2011 Buy a game program and you can enter photo contest during the game Fans who purchase a souvenir program at Saturday's Homecoming football game will have the chance to enter a photo contest during the game. The Homecoming theme is "World Tour '11" so the photos are 33 locations to identify.
November 4, 2011 Homecoming Memories: Tech clinches Sgt. York Trophy in ’09 win over Tigers Tim Benford made an amazing catch in the waning minutes to lift Tech to a 21-13 victory over Tennessee State to win Tech's 2009 Homecoming game and clinch the Sgt. York Trophy.
November 2, 2011 Scoreboard could light up when Tech hosts Racers for Homecoming tilt Saturday Two of the most explosive offenses in the Ohio Valley Conference will tangle Saturday afternoon in Tucker Stadium when No. 15 Tennessee Tech hosts Murray State in the Golden Eagles annual Homecoming battle at 1:30 p.m.
November 2, 2011 Ralph Broyles joins his brother Kenneth in TTU Sports Hall of Fame Ralph Broyles was a key part of Tennessee Tech’s most successful football team in history, and on Friday night he will be inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame. Joining his brother Kenneth, the pair will be the first siblings in the 159-member Hall.
November 2, 2011 Homecoming Memories: Tech defense holds strong in 1997 overtime win over Murray State It’s Homecoming Week on the Tennessee Tech campus. No doubt it will be another memorable contest for the Golden Eagles, who are making a strong bid for their first OVC championship since 1976. Tech and Murray State will square off Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.
November 1, 2011 Homecoming Memories: Tech downs Eastern Illinois in ‘04 overtime thriller It’s Homecoming Week on the Tennessee Tech campus. No doubt it will be another memorable contest for the Golden Eagles, who are making a strong bid for their first OVC championship since 1976. Tech and Murray State will square off Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.
November 1, 2011 Howard Griffin Fund established to aid player's family who lost home to fire A fund has been established for fans, alumni, supporters and others to help the family of Golden Eagle linebacker Howard Griffin's family, whose home burned to the ground last week in Nashville.
October 31, 2011 Watson Brown morning guest Tuesday on Nashville-area radio sports talk show Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown will be a featured guest early Tuesday morning on The Wake Up Zone on Nashville-area radio statio 104.5 The Zone.
October 31, 2011 Golden Eagles continue climb in national Top 25 polls Boasting a victory last week over a ranked opponent, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team has taken another step up the ladder in both Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 national polls.
October 31, 2011 Get free food for tweeting us your gameday pictures In an ongoing campaign to increase TTU's social media presence, the Tech athletics department will be giving away coupons for free food to those who tweet their gameday photos to @ttugoldeneagles.
October 30, 2011 Campbell, Watson reap OVC Player of the Week honors Golden Eagles Nick Campbell and Corey Watson received weekly honors from the Ohio Valley Conference Sunday for the parts they played in Tech's 21-14 win at Jacksonville State.
October 29, 2011 Golden Eagles fight their way back to claim 21-14 win at Jacksonville State Overcoming a slow start, the 19th ranked Golden Eagle football team scored on three straight possessions and the defense forced a key turnover late in a 21-14 road victory at No. 13 Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon.
October 28, 2011 Chad Evitts' career capped wth induction into TTU Sports Hall of Fame All-America linebacker Chad Evitts is one of five people who will be inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night (Nov. 4) during Tech's Homecoming festivities.
October 27, 2011 Tech vs. JSU: Ranked teams tangle for Ohio Valley Conference lead It's the biggest football game of the year so far for Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles try to regain first place in the Ohio Valley Conference Saturday with a visit to league-leader Jacksonville State.
October 26, 2011 James "Red" McMillan to join TTU Sports Hall of Fame A four-year member of the Tennessee Tech football team, James “Red” McMillan was part of the historic Golden Eagle squad that took home four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles. On Nov. 4, he will be one of five inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame.
October 24, 2011 Golden Eagles ranked 19th/25th in FCS national polls Tennessee Tech is listed in both national FCS polls this week, climbing to 19th in the Coach's Poll and 25th in the Sports Network/Fathead.com list. It sets up a Top 25 showdown Saturday at No. 13/14 Jacksonville State.
October 23, 2011 Golden Eagle football team to face Oregon Ducks in 2012 season Tennessee Tech's chain of playing against the very best football teams in the nation will add another link next fall when coach Watson Brown's Golden Eagles face BCS powerhouse University of Oregon.
October 20, 2011 Watson Brown earns contract extension through 2016 season Watson Brown, currently in his fifth season as the head football coach at Tennessee Tech University, has been given a contract extension that will last through the 2016 season.
October 16, 2011 Placekicker Zach Sharp selected as OVC Specialist of the Week Tennessee Tech freshman Zach Sharp had one of the best games in school history by a placekicker on Saturday night, and on Sunday he was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
October 15, 2011 Fourth quarter Golden Eagle rally just misses in first OVC loss A fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to lift Tennessee Tech over Tennessee State Saturday at Tucker Stadium as four costly turnovers wrecked the Golden Eagles’ bid for a fifth consecutive victory.
October 14, 2011 Watson Brown: We're a team made up of many unsung heroes If Tennessee Tech wins Saturday night and continues unbeaten in Ohio Valley Conference play, odds are strong that several unsung heroes will play pivotal roles -- just as they have done throughout the first five games.
October 13, 2011 Jazz and celebration will echo in Tucker Stadium at halftime Saturday Saturday night's football game will be a huge test for the No. 19 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, and for the fans in the stands there's an extra bonus as the TTU and Tennessee State bands will each perform exciting halftime shows.
October 11, 2011 Win streak, York Trophy, OVC lead all on the line Saturday for Tech The stakes are getting bigger each week for the 19th ranked Tennessee Tech football team. The Golden Eagles put their four-game win streak on the line Saturday against Tennessee State in a contest that also will impact the York Trophy race and the OVC lead.
October 10, 2011 Golden Eagle football ranked 19th in both FCS national polls Tennessee Tech moved up a couple of places in both The Sports Network/Fathead.com and NCAA FCS Coaches Polls this week. Coach Watson Brown's team is ranked 19th in both polls with a big OVC clash looming Saturday against Tennessee State.
October 9, 2011 Excitement builds for action-packed OctoberFestival of Sports Pack a weekend full of meaningful games, triumphant homecomings and rallies for a cause, then throw in some crisp, cool fall weather Upper-Cumberland-style, and you get the OctoberFestival of Sports at Tennessee Tech coming up Oct. 14-16.
October 7, 2011 Benford added to another national watch list Once again, Golden Eagle wide receiver Tim Benford has received national attention for his performance on the football field. This time, Benford has been named to the Beyond Sports College Network's watch list.
October 3, 2011 Golden Eagles ranked in top 25 in both FCS polls Following an exciting victory over Ohio Valley Conference rival UT-Martin on Saturday, the Tennessee Tech football team was recognized for its effort, being voted 21st in the Coaches poll and 23rd in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll for the first time since 2002.
October 1, 2011 Golden Eagles stun UT Martin in fourth quarter, win 34-31 Tre Lamb hit Zack Ziegler with a 14-yard touchdown with 1:18 to play and Jake McIntosh's interception sealed the win as Tennessee Tech fought back to claim a remarkable 34-31 win at UT Martin Saturday night to remain unbeaten in OVC play.
September 29, 2011 Five selected for induction into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 4 Five persons have been selected for induction into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame, with ceremonies scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4. The five inductees come from the football, women's tennis and volleyball teams.
September 28, 2011 Race to recapture Sgt. York Trophy begins Saturday night at UT Martin While hoping to continue as the league co-leader in the fight for the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship, the Tennessee Tech football team will also begin its race to recapture the Sgt. York Trophy with a Saturday night contest at UT Martin.
September 28, 2011 Tech to host "Scout Night" October 15 at football game vs. Tennessee State It will be a special time in Tucker Stadium for area scouts -- Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts -- as Tennessee Tech hosts "Scout Night" when the Golden Eagles return home to host the Tennessee State Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 15.
September 25, 2011 Gay, Forbes harvest weekly awards from Ohio Valley Conference Dontey Gay was named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Cody Forbes earned co-Special Teams Player of the Week for their efforts in Tennessee Tech's 38-31 win over Southeast Missouri Saturday night.
September 24, 2011 Golden Eagles stay undefeated in OVC play, turn back SEMO 38-31 Tennessee Tech's offense put up big numbers Saturday night and the defense put together several game-saving, second-half stands to give the Golden Eagles a dramatic 38-31 victory over Southeast Missouri at Tucker Stadium.
September 21, 2011 Campus gears up for Family Weekend; Game vs. SEMO at 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech students will welcome their families to campus this weekend, and the Golden Eagle football team will welcome the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday at 7 p.m. as the featured event during Family Weekend.
September 20, 2011 Win a Hall of Fame/Homecoming Weekend Travel & Ticket package Follow and support the Golden Eagles on Facebook or Twitter, and you could win a Golden Giveaway package with lodging, gas, tickets, dinner, sideline passes and a gift basket for Tennessee Tech's Homecoming, Nov. 4-5.
September 20, 2011 Family Weekend brings defending OVC champ SEMO to town It should be a perfect night for college football Saturday when Tennessee Tech bids for its third straight win. The Golden Eagles welcome defending OVC champion Southeast Missouri for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Tucker Stadium.
September 19, 2011 Golden Eagles getting votes in both FCS polls; Benford another honor Tennessee Tech is getting the attention of voters around the country, earning points on both national FCS Top 25 polls. Meanwhile, senior Tim Benford has received another weekly nod from the College Football Performance Awards.
September 18, 2011 Just reward: Tooley named OVC Defensive Player of the Week Tennessee Tech senior cornerback Richmond Tooley was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week Sunday, for his role in the 31-20 Golden Eagle victory at Eastern Illinois.
September 17, 2011 Golden Eagles snare road victory at EIU to open OVC slate The Tennessee Tech defense forced four turnovers and the offense scored 31 unanswered points as the Golden Eagles opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 31-20 victory at Eastern Illinois.
September 16, 2011 Reserve space for Monday lunch; Call in Monday afternoon and win Golden Eagle football fans are reminded to make reservations for Monday's Football Insider's Lunch with coach Watson Brown. And, beginning Monday, the Watson Brown Show will air in Cookeville restaurants and callers can win tickets and a game jersey.
September 15, 2011 Transfers Golden, Rodgers added to Golden Eagle football roster Two new names have been added to the Tennessee Tech football roster, as transfers Bud Golden (Illinois) and Henry Rodgers (Memphis) have joined the Golden Eagles. Both will be available to play this week at Eastern Illinois.
September 15, 2011 Cast your votes for Watson Brown; He's currently fifth in nationwide voting Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown is out of the gates strong in the early stages of nationwide voting for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Fans can cast a vote each day for the Golden Eagle coach through December 3.
September 14, 2011 Golden Eagles open OVC play on the road at Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech and Eastern Illinois will meet Saturday evening in Charleston, Ill., for each team's first Ohio Valley Conference game of the season. Each team is hoping a victory can launch it toward a bid for the league championship.
September 12, 2011 Lamb, Benford receive Performance Awards honorable mention Quarterback Tre Lamb and wide receiver Tim Benford received honorable mention on the week two list of College Football Performance Awards for their roles in Tech's win over Maryville College.
September 11, 2011 First Football Insider's Lunch with Watson Brown is Monday The first weekly Football Insider's Lunch with Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown is Monday at noon in the Eagles Nest in Eblen Center. Interested in attending? Call (931) 372-3949 Monday morning to reserve a spot.
September 8, 2011 Big plays, excitement rule the evening as Golden Eagles roll to victory Tennessee Tech put its Fastest 60 Minutes in Football on display at Tucker Stadium for the first time Thursday night, and the result was a flashy evening of quick strikes in a 56-7 non-conference victory over Maryville College.
September 7, 2011 Memorial ceremony, moment of silence planned Thursday for 9/11 victims A dedication ceremony on the Tennessee Tech University Main Quad at 11:15 a.m., and a moment of silence prior to the football game kickoff will recognize victims of Sept. 11, 2001.
September 7, 2011 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 Maryville College in Tucker Stadium in the first home game of the year.
September 6, 2011 Home opener Thursday night brings Maryville Scots to Tucker Stadium It has been 63 years since Tennessee Tech and Maryville last met on the football field. Thursday night the two schools will tangle under the lights of Tucker Stadium in the Golden Eagles' first home game of the season.
September 6, 2011 Earnhardt Jr. #88 National Guard car to be on display at home opener NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at a famous race car at Tennessee Tech’s Thursday night home football opener.
September 5, 2011 Tonight: First Watson Brown Show airs at 5 p.m.; Call, email or tweet questions Tennessee Tech football fans throughout the region can send questions to Golden Eagle football coach Watson Brown, with the first TV show of the season set to air this afternoon.
September 3, 2011 Hawkeyes halt Golden Eagles in season opener, 34-7 The Iowa Hawkeyes took advantage of some mistakes by Tennessee Tech and used a 24-point second quarter to claim a 34-7 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon in Iowa City. The game features a 1:24 delay for rain and lightning.
September 2, 2011 Fans can follow Golden Eagles on Internet, phone, Twitter and blogs Attention Golden Eagle fans - be sure to check out Gameday Live for every Tennessee Tech football game this fall. The new and improved format includes information and links on how to watch and/or listen to the games, live blog, live stats and Twitter feeds.
September 2, 2011 Community joins 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 game against Maryville College. Tech is hosting the annual Communiversity Night at the first home game of the season.
September 1, 2009 Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night Sept. 8 at Tucker Stadium In recognition of the men and women who give the gift of Freedom to all Americans and keep us safe every day, Tennessee Tech will host Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the season opener against Maryville.
August 30, 2011 Winner drawn for Iowa Flyaway at final Purple Pride Caravan A large crowd wearing mostly purple turned out Tuesday at Cookeville Nissan for the final Purple pride Caravan, and Richard Smith had his name drawn as the winner of the Iowa Flyaway, sponsored by Magic 98.5.
August 30, 2011 Golden Eagles venture north to take on Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday Just another bowl champion -- that's who Tennessee Tech faces Saturday morning when the FCS Golden Eagles play at Iowa, the first Big Ten opponent in Tech history. It's the 15th consecutive year Tech faces at least one FBS opponent.
August 29, 2011 Tailgating, parking options for Golden Eagle fans heading to Iowa opener Tennessee Tech football fans planning to make the trek to the midwest this weekend for the Golden Eagles' season opener at Iowa should take a few minutes to learn their options for tailgating and parking at Kinnick Stadium.
August 29, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: Homecoming vs. Murray State Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With the season opener just days away, we're counting down to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2011 opponents. Get your season tickets today!
August 27, 2011 Watson Brown Show to air on WCTE and WHUB starting on Labor Day Tennessee Tech football fans throughout the region will once again have the opportunity to ask Golden Eagle football coach Watson Brown questions throughout the 2011 season with a weekly call-in show that will be simulcast on both television and radio.
August 27, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: Rematch with Gamecocks Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With the season opener just around the corner (seven days), we're counting down to each game during The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2011 opponents.
August 25, 2011 Football team to hold walk-on tryouts Tuesday in Tucker Stadium The Tennessee Tech football team will hold a walk-on tryout for interested currently enrolled TTU students on Tuesday (August 30) at 5 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.
August 24, 2011 Get to know your favorite Golden Eagles through new Personality Profiles Tennessee Tech has a new series that features an inside look into the lives of Golden Eagle athletes. Each profile boasts a video interview with the student-athlete, a biography of their playing career, and a contest which pits two of their teammates against one another to see who knows that athlete the best.
August 23, 2011 Events around region beckon Golden Eagle fans With Tennessee Tech students arriving on campus and football season set to begin next week, fans will have plenty of opportunities this week to kick their Golden Eagle spirit into high gear.
August 23, 2011 Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Insiders' Lunch 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 2011 season.
August 22, 2011 Debbie Parker named as executive aide for Golden Eagle football program The torch in the football office at Tennessee Tech has been passed. Not a change in the coaching staff, but behind-the-scenes, where Debbie Parker has taken over the position of executive aide for the Golden Eagles from retiring Peggie Parrott.
August 20, 2011 Youngsters look to impress during team's second fall scrimmage Young players had the full attention of the coaching staff Saturday during Tennessee Tech's scrimmage -- at least when they finally got on the field. The first offensive unit hogged much of the early playing time with flawless drives.
August 18, 2011 REMINDER: Gathering of Eagles is Saturday in Tucker Stadium Camp Notebook: Tennessee Tech football fans will get their best preseason look at the Golden Eagles this Saturday when Athletics hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles in Tucker Stadium. Admission is free. So are hot dogs and Pepsi drinks.
August 17, 2011 Fast, convenient, simple: Start following Tech Athletics on Twitter If you can check your email or read a text message, you can begin getting instant updates, photos and news about Tennessee Tech Athletics via Twitter. Follow TTUGoldenEagles and find out what you're missing!
August 17, 2011 Brown offers words of encouragement; "Oldtimer" Stevens relishes his role Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown offered words of encouragement to his players following Tuesday's full-contact practice. Meanwhile, fifth-year senior Charlie Stevens may be one of the team's "oldtimers" but he still exhibits leadership.
August 15, 2011 Special events announced for Golden Eagle home football games in 2011 It should be a special season in Tucker Stadium this year for the Tennessee Tech football team, so several special events that have become traditions at Golden Eagle home contests are scheduled again this year.
August 15, 2011 Golden Eagles receiving votes in preseason Sports Network FCS poll The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are listed among "others receiving votes" in the preseason FCS poll announced today by The Sports Network. Tech received 12 points in the poll, one of six OVC teams listed.
August 14, 2011 Off to a fast start: Golden Eagles hold first scrimmage Sunday One thing Golden Eagles fans learned Sunday evening watching Tennessee Tech's first scrimmage of fall camp -- they better arrive early and pay close attention. The team ran off 90 plays and piled up nearly 500 yards in about an hour!
August 13, 2011 Fans can reserve tailgate spaces; Scrimmage set for Sunday evening Camp Notebook: Fans can now reserve their spaces in the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park for Tennessee Tech's five home games in 2011. The first week of fall football camp concludes Sunday evening with a scrimmage in Tucker Stadium.
August 12, 2011 Camp Notebook: Improvement seen on first day in full pads Tennessee Tech's first day in full pads was another opportunity for the Golden Eagles to improve, something head coach Watson Brown seeks from his team every day.
August 11, 2011 Camp Notebook: Golden Eagles will add full pads for Friday's practice After two days of practices in shoulder pads and helmets, the Tennessee Tech football team will be decked out in full pads Friday morning when the Golden Eagles hit the turf in Tucker Stadium.
August 9, 2011 Camp Notebook/Day Two: Golden Eagle secondary will be strong A two-hour practice in the morning, and in the afternoon a meeting in the heat. That, in a nutshell, is what the Tennessee Tech football team went through Tuesday on its second day on the field in Tucker Stadium during fall camp.
August 8, 2011 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 Monday, 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 5, 2011 Golden Eagles open camp Sunday; Annual Photo Day is Monday morning Photo Day Monday morning in Tucker Stadium will be one of the first events of Tennessee Tech's fall football camp. Coach Watson Brown welcomes 90 players to campus Sunday to begin preparations for the 2011 season.
August 4, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: TSU visits Cookeville for OVC, Sergeant York contest Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With fall camp just around the corner (five days), we're counting down the days to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2010 opponents.
July 29, 2011 Early version of 2011 Golden Eagle football guide available for browsing While the final version is still a couple weeks away, an early version of the 2011 Golden Eagle football guide is now available for browsing online.
July 29, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: York Trophy race starts at UT Martin Tennessee Tech’s quest to reclaim the Sgt. York Trophy officially begins on Saturday, Oct. 1, as the Golden Eagles head to Martin, Tenn., to battle the reigning trophy holders, the UT Martin Skyhawks.
July 28, 2011 Hayes, Dillehay recognized for strength and conditioning The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Tennessee Tech’s Tacarra Hayes and Dustin Dillehay with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award.
July 28, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: Defending champ SEMO visits Tucker Stadium Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With fall camp just around the corner (12 days), we're counting down the days to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2011 opponents.
July 26, 2011 Fans invited to annual Gathering of Eagles picnic, scrimmage Aug. 20 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 20, inside Tucker Stadium.
July 26, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: OVC schedule opens at Eastern Illinois Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With fall camp just around the corner (13 days), we're counting down the days to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2011 opponents.
July 25, 2011 Schweitzer, Benford preseason all-OVC picks, Golden Eagles tabbed for fifth Seniors Tim Benford and Scott Schweitzer have been named to the preseason all-OVC team and Tennessee Tech has been picked for fifth place in the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference football race, according to the annual preseason coaches' poll.
July 22, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: Home opening game vs. Maryville Scots Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With fall camp just around the corner (17 days), we're counting down the days to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2010 opponents.
July 22, 2011 Lee Sweeney, Tyler Wolf added to Golden Eagle football staff Lee Sweeney and Tyler Wolf, two names that are familiar to football fans throughout the region and state, have been added to coach Watson Brown’s football staff at Tennessee Tech University for the 2011 season.
July 17, 2011 Kelechi Ordu named Tennessee Tech Athletics 2011 Man of the Year Kelechi Ordu used a take-charge mentality to make him an inspiration to his Golden Eagle football teammates. The departing linebacker has been selected as Tennessee Tech's 2011 Man of the Year.
July 16, 2011 Golden Eagle Football Countdown: Season Opener at Iowa Are you ready for Golden Eagle football? With fall camp just around the corner (23 days), we're counting down the days to the start of The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football with a look at each of Tech's 2010 opponents.
July 15, 2011 Annual Football Photo Day set for Monday, Aug. 8 in Tucker Stadium Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Monday, August 8, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10 a.m. until noon.
July 9, 2011 Golden Eagle football team holds annual Alumni Classic Golf outing Football coach Watson Brown and his staff welcomed several dozen former Golden Eagle players back to town Saturday for the annual Tennessee Tech Football Alumni Golf Classic, held at Cookeville Golf Club.
July 8, 2011 Former Golden Eagle Barry Wilmore serves as "capcom" on final shuttle launch When the space shuttle Atlantis took flight Friday morning, the voice of former Golden Eagle linebacker and member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Barry Wilmore rang out through mission control.
July 5, 2011 Nick Campbell included on FCS preseason watch list of punters Tennessee Tech senior Nick Campbell has been recognized as one of the nation's premier punters in the Football Championship Subdivision heading into the 2011 preseason.
July 1, 2011 Golden Eagles expecting to display the "Fastest 60 Minutes in Football" Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown liked what he saw from his team in the final quarter of the 2010 season. He liked it so much, in fact, that he has altered his team's approach for 2011 so the Golden Eagles hope to play the "Fastest 60 Minutes in Football."
June 28, 2011 Starting times announced for Golden Eagles home football games Starting times for Tennessee Tech's five home football games at Tucker Stadium in 2011 have been announced. The home schedule includes three night contests and two afternoon games.
June 22, 2011 Edwards named honorable mention preseason All-America Tennessee Tech junior linebacker Marcus Edwards has been named to the Consensus Draft Services Preseason FCS All-America Team, the organization announced this week.
June 14, 2011 Marcus Edwards named to preseason CFPA Watch List of FCS linebackers 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.
June 27, 2011 Hall of Famer Lowell Smith passes away; Services Monday Lowell Smith, a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame, passed away Saturday in Cookeville at the age of 71. Services will be Monday.
June 9, 2011 Tim Benford named to CFPA preseason watch list of receivers 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.
June 10, 2011 Season tickets on sale Monday for "Fastest 60 Minutes in Football" Season tickets will officially go on sale Monday at the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center for the "Fastest 60 Minutes in Football" at Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles host five games in Tucker Stadium in 2011.
June 7, 2011 Starting time announced as 11 a.m. for season-opening game at Iowa An 11 a.m. CT starting time has been announced for Tennessee Tech's season opener against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, Sept. 3. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
June 2, 2011 Photos available from Soaring Eagles kids football camp A photo gallery comprised of pictures from the 2011 Watson Brown Soaring Eagles kids football k camp is now available for viewing on the football home page.
June 2, 2011 Tech's Tim Benford ranked among Top 10 FCS receivers for 2011 Tennessee Tech senior Tim Benford has been named among the Top 10 receivers in the nation within the Football Championship Subdivision by The Sports Network.
May 15, 2011 Five home games, FBS foe Iowa highlight 2011 Tech football schedule A season opener at the University of Iowa and five home games, including another popular Thursday night contest, are the highlights of Tennessee Tech's 2011 football schedule, announced this week.
May 25, 2011 Former players invited back for annual Football Alumni Golf Classic, July 9 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.
May 23, 2011 Watson Brown Football Camps coming up at Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown and his staff will host several youth camps this summer, beginning with the Soaring Eagles Kids Camp, May 31 through June 2.
May 5, 2011 Two Tech football players awarded commendations for civic duties Marcus Edwards and DeShawn Harris accept commendations from the Cookeville and Monterey police forces in the presence of their entire team and TTU coaching staff.
May 3, 2011 Jim Ragland Fishing Tournament canceled It is with regret that we must make the decision to cancel our Jim Ragland Golden Eagle Fishing Tournament for May 7, 2011
May 1, 2011 Off the gridiron; on the job The Tennessee Tech football team elects to spend their last gathering before the summer season commences on a Habitat for Humanity job site, rather than in Tucker Stadium.
April 19, 2011 Registration ongoing for 25th annual Jim Ragland Bass Classic May 7 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.
April 16, 2011 Fast-paced scrimmage sees 493 yards; Defense forces four turnovers 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.
April 14, 2011 Football team holds annual Spring Game Saturday at 11 The Golden Eagle football team, nearing the end of spring drills, will hit the turf in Tucker Stadium for its annual Spring Game Saturday at 11 a.m. Fans are invited to watch. Admission is free.
April 1, 2011 Watson Brown: Football team making good progress in spring drills Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown is pleased with the team's progress during the first five sessions of spring drills.
March 19, 2011 Spring work begins Tuesday for veteran Golden Eagle football squad A deep and talented Tennessee Tech football team is ready to begin Spring practices on Tuesday, and coach Watson Brown is looking forward to the 15 days on the field with tremendous anticipation.
February 22, 2011 Save the date: Jim Ragland Bass Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 7 The Jim Ragland Golden Eagle Bass Classic, an annual fund raising tournament presented by Budweiser and hosted by the Tennessee Tech football program, will be held on Saturday, May 7.
February 22, 2011 Astronaut, former Golden Eagle Barry Wilmore speaker for Chamber 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.
February 2, 2011 Versatility key in Golden Eagle 2011 football signing class Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown and his staff have added another outstanding group of recruits to the Golden Eagle roster, announcing the addition of 18 signees Wednesday.
January 30, 2011 Benford wins Robert Hill Johnson Award, eight others honored Tim Benford received the Robert Hill Johnson award and eight other teammates accepted honors Sunday evening as the 2010 Tennessee Tech football squad was recognized at the team’s annual Awards Dinner.
January 21, 2011 Public invited as Golden Eagles holds annual awards dinner Jan. 30 The Golden Eagle football team will assemble Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, for its annual Awards Dinner, and the public is invited to attend the 5 p.m. event. Cost of the dinner is $16 per person.
January 11, 2011 Hall of Famer Bill Dupes passes; Services Wednesday in Sweetwater 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.
January 5, 2011 It's Game Week: FCS Champion to be crowned Friday night 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.
December 24, 2010 Golden Eagle receiver Tim Benford named to All-America team Tennessee Tech junior wide receiver Tim Benford has been named to Phil Steele's College Football Preview FCS All-America team, placing on the Fourth-Team Offense for 2010.
December 18, 2010 Student-athletes, support staff among Saturday's graduates 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.
December 17, 2010 Student-athletes, support staff among Saturday's graduates When Tennessee Tech's Fall commencement takes place Saturday morning in Eblen Center, athletics will provide 10 of the graduates including seven student-athletes and three who worked in support roles.
November 24, 2010 Benford, Hilliard named all-OVC; Crawford on all-newcomer squad 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.
November 22, 2010 Barnes captures national Player of the Week honors 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.
November 21, 2010 Barnes, Crawford and Tooley honored with weekly OVC awards Cass Barnes, Jocques Crawford and Richmond Tooley have each earned honors from the Ohio Valley Conference for their roles in Tech's win Saturday over Jacksonville State.
November 20, 2010 Golden Eagles stun No. 4 Gamecocks with huge fourth quarter comeback 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.
November 18, 2010 Final Football Insiders' Lunch is Monday; Basketball Lunches begin November 29 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.
November 17, 2010 Area students with good grades to be honored at Saturday's game Elementary school students who have achieved good grades this fall will be the special guests of Tech Athletics Saturday when the Golden Eagles host No. 4 Jacksonville State in Tucker Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
November 16, 2010 Golden Eagles celebrate Senior Day as No. 4 JSU visits Saturday Tennessee Tech can play spoiler Saturday and deny Jacksonville State the OVC championship when the two squads clash at 4:07 p.m. in Tucker Stadium for the OVC TV Game of the Week. Tech will bid farewell to 11 seniors in pregame ceremonies.
November 13, 2010 Golden Eagles downed by EKU Colonels in Homecoming clash Tennessee Tech piled up more than 500 yards of offense, including 282 on the ground, but the Golden Eagles couldn't convert that into a victory Saturday, falling to Eastern Kentucky, 42-29, on Homecoming.
November 10, 2010 HOMECOMING: Golden Eagles host Eastern Kentucky Saturday The Golden Eagle football team looks to win its second consecutive Homecoming game when it hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. contest in Tucker Stadium.
November 6, 2010 Opportunistic Murray State upends injury-riddled Tech The Golden Eagles had their chances Saturday in Stewart Stadium, but made too many mistakes and Murray State took advantage to claim a 44-13 Ohio Valley Conference victory.
November 5, 2010 Nine Golden Eagles, eight starters out Saturday at Murray State It's been a tough week for the Tech football team, including some new injuries, and the Golden Eagles will go into the game Saturday afternoon at Murray State missing nine players including eight who have been starters.
November 3, 2010 Golden Eagles return to action with tough chore at Murray State The Golden Eagle football team returns to action Saturday following a two-week layoff, and Tech will have a daunting task -- try to stop the explosive Murray State Racer offense, which leads the Ohio Valley Conference in several categories. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
October 25, 2010 SEC Enterprises/Miller Lite continue to support Golden Eagle football Former Golden Eagle player Ottis Phillips presented a check from SEC Enterprises/Miller Lite for $31,500 to support the growth and promotion of Golden Eagle football.
October 24, 2010 Campbell receives nod from OVC as Special Teams co-Player of the Week Punter Nick Campbell helped Tennessee Tech win the all-important battle for field position Saturday night, and Sunday he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams co-Player of the Week.
October 23, 2010 Golden Eagles get "special" win at Tennessee State The Golden Eagle special teams provided some of the key plays Saturday night to lead Tennessee Tech to a 21-10 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee State in LP Field.
October 22, 2010 Four selected for induction into Tech Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 12 Four former Golden Eagle student-athletes whose playing careers reach back through 56 years have been selected as the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010, and will be inducted on Friday, Nov. 12, during Homecoming festivities on campus.
October 19, 2010 Golden Eagles look to make it three-in-a-row Saturday in Nashville With victories against Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois the past two weekends, Tennessee Tech heads to Nashville Saturday looking to win three-in-a-row when the Golden Eagles face Tennessee State at 6 p.m. in LP Field.
October 18, 2010 Edwards, Mitchell selected as National Players of the Week Sophomores Marcus Edwards and Caleb Mitchell have been selected as co-winners of the FCS National Defensive Player of the Week honor by The Sports Network, for their roles in Tech's victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
October 17, 2010 Edwards, Mitchell and Crawford voted OVC weekly honors Sophomores Marcus Edwards and Caleb Mitchell shared the OVC Defensive Player of the Week honor and senior runningback Jocques Crawford was voted the league's Newcomer of the Week for their sterling efforts Saturday night in Tech's 34-20 win over Eastern Illinois.
October 16, 2010 Defense dominates as Tech tops Panthers, 34-20 Marcus Edwards tied a school record with five quarterback sacks and the Tennessee Tech defense tied a school mark with eight team sacks as the Golden Eagles subdued Eastern Illinois Saturday night, 34-20, in an Ohio Valley Conference clash in Tucker Stadium.
October 15, 2010 From Legacy to fireworks, Saturday's game loaded with entertainment Local band Legacy will get things started Saturday as the special musical guest in the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park, and fireworks will cap off the evening following the game when Tennessee Tech hosts Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference action in Tucker Stadium.
October 14, 2010 OVC officials using pink whistles Saturday for Breast Cancer Awareness The official's whistle will be even more important than usual during football games in the OVC this Saturday, including Tennessee Tech's game in Tucker Stadium against EIU. OVC officials will be blowing pink whistles in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
October 13, 2010 Golden Eagles look for back-to-back wins when EIU visits The Golden Eagle football team will look to win back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference games Saturday when it hosts winless Eastern Illinois at 7 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.
October 12, 2010 Watson Brown needs your votes for National Coach of the Year Watson Brown remains among the leaders nationally for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honors, but voting for Tech's coach has slowed recently. Fans are allowed to vote once per day, so please add your votes to Watson's totals.
October 10, 2010 Barker voted Specialist of the Week in the OVC's Player of the Week poll Transfer kicker Matthew Barker was honored one of the Ohio Valley Conference's Football Players of the Week for his contributions on special teams in the Golden Eagles' win over Austin Peay.
October 9, 2010 Tech tops Austin Peay on the road for their first OVC win of the season The Golden Eagle o-line gave up only one sack as the team put together 375 yards of total offense on 70 plays over the course of the game to roll over Austin Peay, 34-21 for their first conference win of the 2010 season.
October 4, 2010 Tech football looks to rebound with its second in-state rivalry of 2010 on Saturday With their backs against the wall in the fight to defend the Sgt. York Trophy, the Golden Eagles find themselves in a must-win situation in Saturday’s 4 p.m. road game in Clarksville against the Austin Peay Governors.
September 30, 2010 Military Appreciation Night when Tech hosts Skyhawks in York Trophy battle When the Tech football team begins defense of its hold on the Sgt. York Trophy Thursday night with a 7 p.m. contest against UT Martin, there will be plenty of special guests on hand including military personnel and former football players.
September 30, 2010 Fireworks to light up sky tonight over Tucker Stadium Fireworks will sparkle again tonight over Tucker Stadium immediately following the Golden Eagle Football game against UT Martin. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., so the fireworks show should occur sometime around 9:30-10 p.m.
September 30, 2010 Golden Eagles edged by Skyhawks in Tucker Stadium, 27-24 The Golden Eagles dropped their first game in the York Trophy series, falling to UT Martin 27-24 Thursday night in Tucker Stadium despite three touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Tre Lamb.
September 28, 2010 First Tennessee Bank sponsoring annual Football Poster Night Thursday The second half of the games wasn't the only thing that was canceled when Tech hosted Lane College two weeks ago...First Tennessee Bank's annual Football Poster Night was washed out. So, Thursday when Tech hosts UT Martin, fans can get their copy of the 2010 Golden Eagle poster.
September 26, 2010 Nashville band Due West featured Thursday in Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park Nashville band Due West will be featured Thursday night at the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park prior to Tech's OVC football game against UT Martin. The Park opens at 4 p.m. with kickoff a 7 p.m.
September 25, 2010 Late rally not enough as Golden Eagles drop OVC opener, 23-21 Tennessee Tech took an unexpected detour Saturday night in its Ohio Valley Conference opener, spinning into the loss column as Southeast Missouri took advantage of some fourth quarter breaks to claim a 23-21 victory in its home opener in Houck Stadium.
September 23, 2010 Tech football schedule ranks as toughest in all of NCAA Division I Just how difficult is Tennessee Tech’s 2010 slate, which began on the road at FBS No. 17 Arkansas followed by a trip to FBS No. 4 TCU in the first two weeks? Toughest in the nation, that's how tough.
September 22, 2010 Watson Brown needs your vote for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year poll Watson Brown is currently seventh nationally in FCS voting for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award, so please cast your vote for the Golden Eagle skipper! Fans are allowed to vote once per day, so set a reminder and log in every day. Tell your friends and family to vote, too.
September 20, 2010 Golden Eagle conference slate opens Saturday at surprising SEMO The Golden Eagle football team opens its conference schedule on the road for the fourth consecutive year, this time visiting a surprising Southeast Missouri team Saturday at 6 p.m. The Redhawks are coming off a stunning 24-21 win over No. 5 (FCS) Southern Illinois.
September 16, 2010 Weather halts game early, Golden Eagles earn 43-0 victory over Lane Lightning struck early for the Golden Eagles as they jumped to a quick lead on Lane College, then weather forced officials to cancel the game midway in the second quarter as Tech claimed a 43-0 victory over Lane College Thursday night.
September 14, 2010 Season opener to finish with fireworks over Tucker Stadium For the sixth consecutive year, the first home football game of the year in Tucker Stadium will end with a bang...literally. The Golden Eagle game against Lane on Thursday night will conclude with fireworks over the stadium, sponsored by the TTU Athletics Association.
September 13, 2010 First home game of the season brings Lane Dragons to Tucker Stadium Tennessee Tech or Lane College. One of these teams will walk out of Tucker Stadium Thursday night with their first notch in the win column for 2010. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
September 13, 2010 WCTE TV to televise four home games live in 2010 Tennessee Tech football fans have several options for following the Golden Eagles during the 2010 season, from live telecasts of all five home games to radio and Internet broadcasts on the Golden Eagle Sports Network.
September 11, 2010 Golden Eagle turnovers help No. 4 TCU roll to 62-7 victory The Golden Eagles lost five turnovers in their own half of the field and fourth-ranked TCU took full advantage, scoring off all five mistakes on the way to a 62-7 victory Saturday on a hot and steamy night in Fort Worth.
September 9, 2010 Communiversity Night planned at Golden Eagle home opener Thursday When Tech hosts its first home football game of the season Thursday night, a whole lot of special guests will be in the stands cheering for the Golden Eagles. It's Communiversity Night, an event designed to spotlight the unique relationship between the local community and the University.
September 9, 2010 Reserve by noon Friday to attend Insider's Lunch Monday Make your reservation by noon Friday in order to attend the first weekly Insider's Lunch next Monday with head coach Watson Brown. Call (931) 372-3949.
September 8, 2010 Golden Eagles to tackle highest-ranked football foe in OVC history After a 30-21 victory last weekend, the TCU Horned Frogs have jumped to No. 4 in the national rankings, presenting the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles with a unique challenge -- facing the highest ranked football foe in OVC history.
September 4, 2010 Early lead, solid effort highlight Tech showing at No. 17 Arkansas The upstart Golden Eagles got under the skin of 69,596 Arkansas Razorbacks fans Saturday evening. Hoping to manhandle the FCS visitors, the Fayetteville faithful didn’t have much to cheer about throughout the entire first period. No. 17 Arkansas eventually pulled out a 44-3 victory.
September 3, 2010 Five seniors chosen as 2010 Golden Eagle football captains Five seniors who figure to play prominent roles for the Golden Eagles this season, including four on the veteran-filled defensive side, have been selected as Tennessee Tech’s 2010 football team captains.
September 3, 2010 Former players invited back for Football Alumni Reunion Sept. 30 All former Golden Eagle football players are invited back to Tucker Stadium Thursday night, Sept. 30, when Tech hosts UT Martin in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
September 1, 2010 Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives Featured this week: Communication is the key, so a couple of Golden Eagle football players don the headphones to talk to the coaches in the press box. This photo comes from 1973-1975.
August 31, 2010 Tech one of four teams facing Top 25 foes in first two weeks of season The Golden Eagles are the only FCS team in the nation to open the 2010 season facing back-to-back Top 25 FBS opponents in the first two weeks. Tech opens Saturday at No. 17 Arkansas and visits No. 6 TCU next week. Read more in the game notes...
August 30, 2010 Alumni, fans invited to Pregame Tailgate Event at TCU game Sept. 11 Golden Eagle fans and alumni are invited to attend a pregame Tailgate Event when Tech plays at No. 6/7 TCU on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Fort Worth. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. and the pregame event will begin at 3 p.m.
August 29, 2010 Golden Eagle football guide for 2010 available online Golden Eagle football fans can now browse through 152 pages of information about their favorite team. The complete Tennessee Tech football guide for 2010 is now available online.
August 27, 2010 OVC finalizes Game of the Week, web streaming plans for football The two OVC TV Game of the Week appearances that Tennessee Tech will make will be aired in Tennessee on WUXP TV in Nashville. The league office announced details of the Game of the Week and web streaming options.
August 26, 2010 Camp Notebook: Watson Brown Show to air Mondays on TV, radio The Watson Brown Show, a weekly 30-minute call-in show featuring popular Golden Eagle head coach Watson Brown, will be presented by IWC Cash & Carry. It will air on WCTE-TV live every Monday night at 5 p.m., and also be heard on 1400 The Hub News/Talk radio.
August 25, 2010 Camp Notebook: Long snapper Jordan Adams fills key position Jordan Adams would prefer if he never stepped on the field, but if he's called upon the sophomore long snapper is ready for action; Fans can reserve their space in the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park.
August 24, 2010 Camp Notebook: Special events at home games announced Tech will host several special events during the 2010 home season in Tucker Stadium; Former UK Wildcat Will Johnson learning his new role with Golden Eagles.
August 21, 2010 Outlook for Golden Eagle success boils down to one word: Depth On paper, the Golden Eagles appear to be a solid squad in 2010. Tech has the potential to challenge for an OVC title and a spot in the Top 25. The outlook can be boiled down to one word: Depth.
August 21, 2010 Camp Notebook: Three turnover, six touchdowns featured in scrimmage A crowd of 1,200 for the annual Gathering of Eagles saw the defense force three turnovers and the offense score five touchdowns, plus a punt return for a score in Tech's second scrimmage of fall camp Saturday in Tucker Stadium.
August 20, 2010 Camp Notebook: Fans invited to Saturday's Gathering of Eagles Football fans of all ages are invited to Tucker Stadium Saturday for the annual Gathering of Eagles, with free admission, free food, free football and more. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and the team will scrimmage at 1 p.m.
August 15, 2010 First scrimmage gives coaches exactly what they're looking for The Golden Eagles got big plays on both sides of the line -- and on special teams - in the team's first scrimamge of fall camp Sunday night in Tucker Stadium.
August 13, 2010 Who do you think will be Tech's "gamebreaker" this fall? This week's fan poll asks who you think will be the "gamebreaker" for the Golden Eagle football team this fall. Vote each day and see who rises to the top.
August 13, 2010 Camp Notebook: First day in pads; Business tickets on sale While the Golden Eagles were spending their first day in full pads on the practice field Friday, the sales crew continued knocking on doors with the opportunity for area businesses to purchase "Back the Golden Eagles" season ticket plan.
August 11, 2010 Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives Featured this week: Former head coach Jim Ragland jokes with former defensive assistant coach Mike Smith, now the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
August 10, 2010 Camp Notebook: Golden Eagles to add pads Wednesday Oregon State transfer Matt Barker will challenge for the placekicking duties in his first season, setting up a challenge in fall camp with returnee Tim Donegan. Tech adds shoulder pads Wednesday for its morning practice.
August 9, 2010 Camp Notebook: Spirits soar for Golden Eagles on first day Spirits were high Monday during Tennessee Tech's first day of fall camp, a two-and-a-half hour workout in shorts on Overall Field.
August 8, 2010 Golden Eagles get fall camp underway Monday morning When the sun sets Sunday on Cookeville, a new season in Tennessee Tech football will be underway. Tech opens Fall Camp Monday morning.
August 6, 2010 Fans invited to annual Gathering of Eagles picnic, scrimmage Aug. 21 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 21, inside Tucker Stadium.
August 3, 2010 Livingston greets Purple Pride Caravan Another large turnout made the Purple Pride Caravan stop at the Livingston First National Bank a success Tuesday night. Head coaches Watson Brown and Sytia Messer were among the Tech personnel on hand along with cheerleaders and Awesome Eagle.
August 3, 2010 Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Insiders' Lunch 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 2010 season.
July 27, 2010 Large turnout greets Purple Pride Caravan in Monterey A large turnout made the Purple Pride Caravan stop at the Monterey Sav-a-lot a success Tuesday night. Head coaches Watson Brown, Matt Bragga and John Blair were among the Tech personnel on hand.
July 26, 2010 Brown completes staff with two coaches, two graduates Tech football coach Watson Brown has completed his staff for the 2010 season, naming two assistant coaches and adding two former Golden Eagle players as graduate assistants.
July 26, 2010 Golden Eagles picked fourth in OVC race, three named all-OVC Tennessee Tech has been picked for a fourth place finish in the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference football race and three Golden Eagles have been named to the preseason all-OVC squad, all from the offense.
July 24, 2010 Athletics, Cookeville Communications announce multi-year broadcast partnership Tech Athletics and Cookeville Communications have agreed to a new, multi-year partnership featuring the Golden Eagle Sports Network.
July 20, 2010 Starting times announced for Tech’s five home football games The lights will be burning bright at Tucker Stadium this fall as four of Tennessee Tech’s five home games in 2010 will be played in the evening. Tech has announced the starting times for its home games.
July 20, 2010 Annual Football Photo Day set for Monday, Aug. 9 in Tucker Stadium Fans, families and friends are invited to Tucker Stadium on Monday, August 9, for the football team’s annual Photo Day, which will take place on Overall Field from 10 a.m. until noon.
July 19, 2010 Golden Eagles featured twice on new OVC TV Game of the Week The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will be featured twice in the 2010 season on the Ohio Valley Conference TV Game of the Week, a new partnership between the conference and the Wazoo Sports Network.
July 9, 2010 New fan poll asks: Which newcomer are you looking forward to watching? Fans have a chance to vote for the newcomer they are most looking forward to watching in 2010-11. A select list of newcomers from football, volleyball, soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball are the choices. Fans can vote once per day.
June 30, 2010 Former players invited back for annual Football Alumni Golf Classic, July 10 Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on Saturday, July 10, 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.
June 16, 2010 Slade Adams named to preseason FCS All-America team Golden Eagle sophomore guard Slade Adams has been recognized with selection as a preseason All-American. Adams was the only offensive player from the Ohio Valley Conference named to either the first or second team.
May 5, 2010 Five home games, two FBS foes highlight 2010 Tech football schedule The Tech football team returns to prime time this fall with a couple of Thursday night home games, hosts five in Tucker Stadium, opens on the road against two FBS opponents, and faces a challenging eight-game Ohio Valley Conference slate.
May 5, 2010 Former Golden Eagle Larry Shipp earns Arena League honors Former Tech wide receiver Larry Shipp is continuing to catch passes and score touchdowns. Now with the Alabama VIpers, Shipp was recently named the Player of the Week for the Arena Football League.
April 20, 2010 Tech celebrates Student-Athlete Appreciation Day with picnic Tennessee Tech celebrated its student-athletes by hosting a picnic at the Golden Eagle softball game Tuesday, recognizing the university's more than 300 student-athletes.
April 19, 2010 Football team to help with campus cleanup effort Tuesday afternoon The entire Golden Eagle football squad will pitch in Tuesday to help keep the Tennessee Tech campus clean. As a community service project, the Golden Eagles will blanket the campus Tuesday afternoon beginning around 3 p.m. to pick up litter.
April 17, 2010 Finishing strong: Golden Eagles cap Spring drills and look toward 2010 season A brief but solid outing Saturday wrapped up Spring drills for the Tennessee Tech football team. Sophomore quarterback Tre Lamb led the team to scores on all three of his drives and sophomore cornerback Dominick Baker had a couple of big plays on defense.
April 15, 2010 Golden Eagles to wrap up spring work with Purple & Gold Spring Game The Tennessee Tech football team will finish off its 2010 spring workouts Saturday afternoon with the Purple & Gold Spring Game in Tucker Stadium. More of a controlled scrimmage than an actual game, the event is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m.
April 10, 2010 Brown finding the right answers in Tech's spring football drills In search of answers to a few lingering questions, Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown put the Golden Eagles through a 64-play, 90-minute controlled scrimmage Saturday morning as the team heads into its final week of spring drills.
April 1, 2010 York Trophy presentation at O'Charley's Dinner to air on CSS Coach Watson Brown and the Golden Eagle seniors accepting the 2009 Sgt. York Trophy will be featured when CSS airs a 30-minute highlight program of the recent O'Charley's Dinner of Champions. The show will air April 1, 9 and 11.
March 23, 2010 Golden Eagle football team to play at TCU in September Already scheduled to open the 2010 football season at the University of Arkansas, Tennessee Tech will play a second game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent when it faces TCU the following week.
March 22, 2010 Tech's Larry Schreiber on College Football Hall of Fame ballot Former Tech runningback Larry Schreiber is one of 36 names 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 March 31.
March 21, 2010 24th annual Jim Ragland Bass Classic scheduled for May 1 Registration is underway for the 24th annual Jim Ragland Golden Eagle Bass Classic, presented by Budweiser and hosted by the Tennessee Tech football program. The event will be Saturday, May 1, on Center Hill Lake.
March 18, 2010 Golden Eagles open drills Friday; Spring game is April 17 The Golden Eagle football team will et its 2010 spring work started Friday afternoon in Tucker Stadium. The team will work four times per week, leading up to a Spring Game on Saturday, April 17.
March 15, 2010 Football players read to students at Cane Creek Elementary Recently, three Tennessee Tech football players – Slade Adams, Hunter Beedle and Andrew Higgins – along with assistant coach Thomas Cox went to Cane Creek Elementary School to read and interact with the students.
March 12, 2010 Golden Eagles were third most improved FCS football team in the nation in 2009 Tennessee Tech ranked as the third-most improved FCS football team in the nation in 2009 and the 46th most improved team in all divisions, according to research done by a sports website and announced this week.
March 9, 2010 National Football Foundation honors Tech's Askew, Brown and Wilmore Senior Taylor Askew, head coach Watson Brown and former Golden Eagle linebacker Barry Wilmore were among the award recipients Monday night at the National Football Foundation Middle Tennessee Chapter's annual awards dinner in Nashville.
March 1, 2010 Visitation, funeral are Wednesday for Katherine Brown Arrangements have been announced for the visitation and funeral on Wednesday for Katherine Brown, the mother of Tennessee Tech head football coach Watson Brown. Mrs. Brown passed away Sunday.
February 28, 2010 Sweeney wins Robert Hill Johnson Award; Football team announces team awards Senior quarterback Lee Sweeney received the prestigious Robert Hill Johnson Award and six other teammates accepted honors Sunday afternoon as the Tennessee Tech football squad was recognized at the team’s 2010 Awards Dinner.
February 23, 2010 Golden Eagles receive Sgt. York Trophy at O'Charley's Dinner of Champions They've been waiting since October to pick up their hardware and on Tuesday night in Nashville, Golden Eagle football coach Watson Brown and his senior players accepted the 2009 Sgt. York Trophy.
February 18, 2010 Outstanding TTU Alumni include two athletes, one supporter Athletics played a visible role in the lives of three of the people announced recently as Tennessee Tech's 2010 Outstanding Alumni, with two former athletes and one who is a loyal supporter of Golden Eagle athletics.
February 3, 2010 Bulls-eye: Tech football coaching staff hits target with 2010 signees Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown and his staff had a small target to aim toward this winter and the veteran coach feels like they’ve hit the bulls-eye with the 2010 class of recruits.
January 21, 2010 Wilmore's time in space continues to keep Tech football in spotlight Former Golden Eagle linebacker Barry Wilmore's time in space as pilot of the NASA Space Shuttle continues to bring positive publicity to the Tennessee Tech football program.
January 12, 2010 Deadline approaching to order Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame tickets Friends and fans who want to attend the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction of former Golden Eagle player and coach Bill Dupes have until Friday, Jan. 29 to order tickets for the Feb. 19 dinner in Nashville.
December 18, 2009 Askew named to FCS Academic All-Star team Tennessee Tech junior offensive guard Taylor Askew has received another honor for his academic success, earning a spot on the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
December 14, 2009 Jason Eskridge: From Golden Eagle to Golden Voice Once a Golden Eagle linebacker, Jason Eskridge is keeping busy touring the country and singing. And it all started when he sang the National Anthem before a Tech volleyball match in Eblen Center.
December 13, 2009 Golden Eagle football schedule to feature game at Iowa in 2011 Add the Big 10 to the impressive list of conferences on Tech’s football schedule. For the 15th consecutive year the Golden Eagles will face an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision when they face the University of Iowa to open the 2011 schedule
December 11, 2009 Governor proclaims "Capt. Barry Wilmore Day" in Tennessee Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed it "Capt. Barry Wilmore Day" in the state, and numerous dignitaries presented the former Golden Eagle linebacker with a variety of honors when the NASA astronaut spoke at his high school Friday.
November 30, 2009 Brief ceremony Wednesday in Eagles Nest for "Dog" Daggett A brief, informal memorial ceremony will be held Wednesday afternoon in the Eagles Nest in Eblen Center for John "Dog" Daggett, who passed away last week.
November 25, 2009 Benford, Adams head up Tech's all-OVC selections Sophomore Tim Benford is a first-team selection and freshman Slade Adams was voted second-team honors when the Ohio Valley Conference announced the 2009 all-conference football team.
November 25, 2009 Tech's Taylor Askew voted Academic All-America Golden Eagle junior offensive guard Taylor Askew is the 34th Tennessee Tech student-athlete to earn Academic All-America recognition.
November 22, 2009 Golden Eagle football team to play at Arkansas in 2010 season For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Tennessee Tech football team will venture into the Southeastern Conference for a game against an FBS opponent.
November 21, 2009 Golden Eagles close 2009 with winning mark, top Murray State 45-15 The Golden Eagles wrapped up the 2009 season with a winning overall record (6-5), an unbeaten record at home (5-0) and second place in the Ohio Valley Conference by posting a 45-14 victory over Murray State Saturday.
November 19, 2009 Nine seniors play final game Saturday when Murray State visits Nine Golden Eagle seniors will run through the inflatable helmet Saturday afternoon and onto the turf in Tucker Stadium for the final time in their careers when the Golden Eagles host the Murray State Racers.
November 17, 2009 Golden Eagle soaring as pilot of NASA shuttle Atlantis Former Tech linebacker Barry Wilmore is soaring higher than any other Golden Eagle has ever flown, as the one-time walk-on and member of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame is currently in space as pilot of the shuttle Atlantis.
November 14, 2009 Golden Eagles fall short of upset bid at Jacksonville State The Tennessee Tech football team paid No. 15 Jacksonville State a visit with an upset on their minds Saturday, but JSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux and the Gamecock offense was too much for the Golden Eagles to handle as Tech fell 55-28 at Paul Snow Stadium in Jacksonville, Ala.
November 12, 2009 Former Golden Eagle player, coach Dupes into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame A former Golden Eagle football player and assistant coach and a 1979 inductee into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, Bill Dupes is among the 11 people who have been selected for induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in February.
November 10, 2009 OVC title chase resumes when Golden Eagles visit JSU The Golden Eagle football team heads to Jacksonville State Saturday to take on the Gamecocks in a game that can have a great deal to say about the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference title chase.
November 7, 2009 Georgia defense shuts down Tech, Bulldogs claim 38-0 victory Tennessee Tech just couldn't stop Georgia in the first half and the Golden Eagle offense found little room to move against the Bulldogs in losing 38-0 to the SEC school between the hedges in Sanford Stadium.
November 6, 2009 Golden Eagles take the fight to Georgia Saturday The Golden Eagles have won four of their last five games, but Saturday they face their biggest challenge of the season when they visit Athens, Ga., as the University of Georgia Homecoming opponent.
November 5, 2009 Taylor Askew voted first-team Academic All-District For the third consecutive year, Golden Eagle guard Taylor Askew has earned first-team Academic All-District honors. The junior from Knoxville is a political science major with a 4.0 grade average.
November 2, 2009 How sweet it is: Brown accepts chocolate football Golden Eagle football coach Watson Brown was presented with a solid chocolate football at the Weekly Insider's Lunch -- the football can take the place of the OVC's York Trophy until the official presentation in the spring, if it isn't eaten before then!
November 1, 2009 Mitchell, Benford stand out as OVC Award winners Redshirt freshman Caleb Mitchell was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, and Tim Benford was picked as co-Offensive Player of the Week.
October 31, 2009 Defense dominates, Tech claims York Trophy with 20-13 Homecoming win Caleb Mitchell led an inspired defensive effort and the Golden Eagles outlasted Tennessee State for a 20-13 Homecoming victory to capture the Sgt. York Trophy.
October 27, 2009 Motivation won't be a problem for Saturday's game vs. Tigers Cedric Wilkerson has carried the ball 19 times this season, and four of those have reached the end zone, giving him plenty of reason to smile. He will help lead the Golden Eagles into Saturday's Homecoming game against Tennessee State.
October 24, 2009 Golden Eagles ride Gay to 28-16 OVC win over SEMO Sophomore Dontey Gay rushed for a career-high 125 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Golden Eagles to a 28-16 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Southeast Missouri.
October 21, 2009 Another cliffhanger? Golden Eagles host SEMO Saturday The series between Tech and Southeast Missouri has produced some of themost memorable games in Golden Eagle football history. Tech looks to make it four straight over the Redhawks Saturday.
October 21, 2009 Astronaut/linebacker Wilmore featured in Tennessean Former Golden Eagle linebacker Barry Wilmore, a member of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, will pilot the next NASA shuttle mission. He was featured recently in The Tennessean.
October 17, 2009 Golden Eagles put together fourth-quarter rally but fall at Eastern Illinois The Tennessee Tech football team rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit, but couldn’t overcome five turnovers, as the Golden Eagles fell to No. 25 Eastern Illinois 23-15 in Charleston, Ill, Saturday.
October 13, 2009 Golden Eagles to take on nationally ranked Eastern Illinois on Saturday in Charleston Coming off back-to-back victories against in-state foes Austin Peay and UT Martin, the Tennessee Tech football team will take its game north this weekend when it travels to face No. 25 Eastern Illinois in an Ohio Valley Conference showdown on Oct. 17.
October 12, 2009 Dillehay named National Defensive Player of the Week, National All-Star by The Sports Network and College Sporting News Tennessee Tech junior defensive back Dustin Dillehay was named the FCS National Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network and a National All-Star by College Sporting News.
October 11, 2009 Dillehay earns OVC Defensive Player of the Week honors One day after making the game-winning interception-for-touchdown and leading the Golden Eagles in tackles, Tennessee Tech junior linebacker Dustin Dillehay was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
October 10, 2009 Sweeney sets yet another record as Tech spoils UT Martin Homecoming with 35-28 win Senior quarterback Lee Sweeney set a new Tech record for career passing yards Saturday as the Tennessee Tech football team downed UT Martin 35-28 to spoil UTM's Homecoming and get an Ohio Valley Conference victory.
October 6, 2009 Golden Eagles prepare to face Skyhawks The Golden Eagles look to win back-to-back games in the hunt for the 2009 York Trophy, and Lee Sweeney should add one more career record to his resume when Tech visits UT Martin Saturday at 2 p.m.
October 3, 2009 Golden Eagles claim OVC victory over Austin Peay, 31-23 Lee Sweeney set the school record for career touchdown passes, throwing three Saturday night to lead the Golden Eagles to a 31-23 OVC victory over Austin Peay. Dedrick Miley blocked a PAT midway in the fourth quarter to turn the tide toward the Tech victory.
October 2, 2009 Golden Eagles, Govs clash to begin quest for York Trophy The third annual battle for the Sgt. York Trophy gets underway Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference when the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles host the Austin Peay Governors in Tucker Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
September 30, 2009 Football game highlight of annual Parent and Family Weekend The Tennessee Tech campus will be abuzz the weekend with families of TTU students, all of whom are invited to Saturday night’s Ohio Valley Conference football game between the Golden Eagles and Austin Peay Governors.
September 29, 2009 Former players invited back for Football Alumni Reunion Saturday Al former Golden Eagle football players are invited back to Tucker Stadium Saturday night when Tech hosts Austin Peay in an Ohio Valley Conference game. Tech is hosting the annual Football Alumni Reunion, and will feature the 1959 OVC champions.
September 26, 2009 Special K-State: Wildcat kick returns doom Golden Eagles The Golden Eagles couldn't catch Kansas State kick returner Brandon Banks, whose two touchdowns from 91 and 92 yards keyed the Wildcats' 49-7 victory in Manhattan.
September 24, 2009 Taking Manhattan: Golden Eagles to face Big 12 foe Kansas State Twenty-five years after their first visit to Manhattan to face the Wildcats, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team returns to Kansas State this weekend to play the first of two games in 2009 against BCS opponents.
September 23, 2009 Stadium will be booming Saturday at Kansas State For Tennessee Tech football fans who are making the journey to Manhattan Saturday to see the Golden Eagles tackle Big 12 foe Kansas State, there will be plenty of activities surrounding the game to keep your attention .
September 19, 2009 Defensive OVC battle goes to host Colonels, 17-7 A 54-yard interception return late in the third quarter was the decisive play in a defensive battle that went to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 17-7, Saturday night in Richmond.
September 17, 2009 Reserve by noon Friday to attend Insider's Lunch Monday Make your reservation by noon Friday in order to attend the weekly Insider's Lunch next Monday with head coach Watson Brown. Call (931) 372-3949.
September 16, 2009 Golden Eagles face defending champs to open OVC schedule Tech kicks off the Ohio Valley Conference season Saturday in Richmond, Ky., against two-time defending league champ Eastern Kentucky.
September 14, 2009 Watch The Watson Brown Show free each week on OVCsports.TV Fans outside of the WCTE TV viewing area can still watch The Watson Brown Show each week on OVCsports.TV. Presented by IWC Cash & Carry, the show will be streamed lived on the Internet each Monday and also available on the OVCsports. TV archives.
September 13, 2009 Five chosen for induction Oct. 30 into Tech Sports Hall of Fame It will be a banner day for the Golden Eagle football program and a first for the women's track and cross country program when Tennessee Tech Athletics inductees five new members into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame Oct 30 during Homecoming festivities.
September 10, 2009 Golden Eagles grind out 51-10 victory over Pikeville to open season Dontey Gay and Tremaine Hudson led a potent ground game as the Golden Eagles got the 2009 season off to a solid start with a 51-10 victory over Pikeville College Thursday night.
September 9, 2009 Golden Eagles open 2009 season hosting Pikeville Bears The 2009 football season officially arrives at Tennessee Tech Thursday when the Golden Eagles host the Pikeville College Bears at 7 p.m. Read the complete game notes to find out more about the contest.
September 9, 2009 Brown invites fans to Insider’s Lunch each week, but reservations must be made early Tennessee Tech football coach Watson Brown invites fans to join him each Monday during the 2009 season at the weekly Golden Eagle Football Insider’s Lunch, to be held in the Eagles’ Nest of the Eblen Center.
September 9, 2009 New radio team for Tech on Magic 98.5; WCTE to televise all five home games live Tennessee Tech football fans have several options for following the Golden Eagles during the 2009 season, from live telecasts of the five home games to radio and Internet broadcasts on the Golden Eagle Sports Network.
September 9, 2009 Fans can reserve their space at Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park As pregame tailgating activities continue to grow in popularity prior at Tennessee Tech's home football games, the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park at Tucker Stadium is getting more and more crowded.
September 8, 2009 Final Purple Pride Caravan signals kickoff is just hours away The Purple Pride Caravan made its final stop Tuesday, visiting the Save-A-Lot store in Cookeville. Golden Eagle coaches were on hand and several fans won prizes and free tickets to the season opener Thursday night against Pikeville.
September 8, 2009 First Tennessee Bank sponsors annual football Poster Night Thursday Fans can pick up their free copy of the 2009 Golden Eagle football schedule poster Thursday night at the season opener against Pikeville, when First Tennessee Bank sponsors Poster Night.
September 6, 2009 Watson Brown Show debuts Monday night; Fans can call or email questions Fans are invited to call in with questions or email them for Golden Eagle coach Watson Brown when his show debuts Monday night. Sponsored by IWC Cash & Carry, the show will be telecast by WCTE TV and also aired on WHUB am radio.
September 3, 2009 Knoxville youth take in Tech football practice About 50 kids made the two-hour bus ride from Knoxville to Tucker Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The kids -- decked out in Tennessee Tech t-shirts, jerseys, shorts and sweatpants – showed up ready to take in some Golden Eagle football action.
September 1, 2009 Golden Eagle football guides on sale Fans who want to know more about the 2009 Golden Eagle players, coaches and opponents, plus the history and tradition of Tech football, can read all about it by purchasing a Tennessee Tech Football Guide.
September 1, 2009 Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night Sept. 10 at Tucker Stadium In recognition of the men and women who give the gift of Freedom to all Americans and keep us safe every day, Tennessee Tech will host Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the season opener against Pikeville.
August 31, 2009 Purple Pride Caravan heads to Smithville Tuesday evening The Purple Pride Caravan heads to Smithville Tuesday evening, visiting the Save-A-Lot store from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
August 29, 2009 Depth emerging for Golden Eagles in team's final scrimmage More than 1,200 fans streamed into Tucker Stadium Saturday afternoon for the annual Gathering of Eagles picnic and a chance to watch the Golden Eagle football team hold its final scrimmage before opening the season in less than two weeks.
August 27, 2009 Golden Eagle athletes lend hand at Great Move-In Day With freshmen arriving on campus for the first time Thursday, members of the Golden Eagle football team took time out of their schedule to help haul in everything from refrigerators to suitcases.
August 26, 2009 Blair right back where he belongs Fall football notebook: After a long absence, Jimmy Blair is finally back in the backfield; meanwhile redshirt-freshman kicker Tim Donegan takes on some -- if not all -- of Tech's kicking duties.
August 25, 2009 Sailes earns another honor; Defensive line providing team leadership Fall Camp Notebook: Golden Eagle junior runningback Henry Sailes has been named preseason honorable mention All-America for the second time this year, while the veteran defensive line is showing plenty of leadership, on and off the field.
August 24, 2009 Freshman class could produce plenty of players in 2009 Offensive linemen Michael Baker and Hunter Beedle are among the true freshmen currently in the two-deep lineup who figure to play roles for the Golden Eagles in 2009.
August 23, 2009 All new Watson Brown Show to air on WCTE and WHUB Tennessee Tech fans throughout the region will have an exciting new way to follow Golden Eagle football during the 2009 season with a weekly call-in show that will be simulcast on both television and radio.
August 22, 2009 Defense stops everything in Saturday scrimmage ….except Sweeney and Sailes The Tech defense shined in Saturday night's scrimmage, but so did senior quarterback Lee Sweeney and junior runningback Henry Sailes.
August 21, 2009 Golden Eagle gridders prepare for first fall scrimmage Saturday The Golden Eagles have been in pads for a few days now, and on Saturday night coach Watson Brown and his staff will get their first look at how the team fits together with the first scrimmage of fall camp.
August 18, 2009 Fans invited for food and football at annual Gathering of Eagles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech football fans are invited to come out and bring a friend to the annual Gathering of Eagles picnic, scheduled for Saturday, August 29 inside Tucker Stadium.
August 12, 2009 Golden Eagle football team gets 2009 camp underway A spirited group of 90 players went through meetings, an hour of photo sessions, and more meetings, before finally getting out onto Overall Field Wednesday afternoon for the first day of practice in Tennessee Tech's Fall Football Camp.
July 28, 2009 Tech picked sixth in '09 OVC race, Seivers earns preseason all-OVC The Golden Eagles are picked to finish sixth in the 2009 OVC race, in a preseason poll of the league's Coaches and Sports Information Directors. Charlie Seivers earned preseason all-OVC recognition.
July 22, 2009 Watson Brown, Athletics to host weekly Football Insiders Lunch Fans of Tennessee Tech football are invited to join head coach Watson Brown as he hosts a weekly Football Insiders’ Lunch each Monday during the 2009 season.
July 22, 2009 Four named as football team captains for for 2009 Four seniors who figure to play prominent roles in a recharged Golden Eagle defense have been selected as Tennessee Tech’s 2009 football team captains, head coach Watson Brown announced this week.
July 22, 2009 OVC and SportsUnlimited to Launch Ohio Valley Conference Football 2009 Magazine The Ohio Valley Conference has announced the launch of production of "Ohio Valley Conference Football 2009" a full-color, limited edition football magazine that previews the 2009 football season.
July 20, 2009 Homecoming, other special events announced for 2009 Tech football Special events are scheduled at each of Tennessee Tech’s five home football games in Tucker Stadium during the 2009 season. Season tickets for Tech football can be purchased at the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center, online at TTUsports.com, or by calling (931) 372-3940.
September 5, 2008 READY TO ROLL