July 6, 2010
Willemsen writes introductory tribute for John Wooden
July 4th of this year marked a celebration for America, but also the one-month anniversary of the passing of college basketball legend John Wooden, renowned head coach for UCLA and two-time inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
June 9, 2010
Reach USA journey comes to fruition; Newton considers it great success
After returning home from a 10-day stint in China filled with growth and development as a person and an athlete, Charles Newton shares his insight into the Reach USA program and outlook on his experiences in general.
June 2, 2010
Gates, Muhammad named as TTU Strength All-Americans
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Tennessee Tech's Kaleigh Gates and Elijah Muhammad with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
May 21, 2010
Former Golden Eagle Amadi McKenzie named France's Forward of the Year
Amadi McKenzie, an all-OVC selection during his Golden Eagle career under coach Mike Sutton, has been named the Forward of the Year in the French Professional B League.
May 8, 2010
Spring graduation ceremonies include 43 students from athletics
Athletics was well-represented when Tennessee Tech president Dr. Bob Bell handed out degrees Saturday to more than 900 students at the University's Spring Commencement in Eblen Center.
May 7, 2010
OVC partners with three other conferences to form officiating consortium
The Ohio Valley Conference will partner with the Big 12, Conference USA and the Southland Conferences to create a newly-formed consortium to manage its basketball officiating program for men's basketball.
May 3, 2010
Tech's Charles Newton bridging basketball and belief abroad
Charles Newton, a sophomore guard on the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, will embark on a 10-day trip to East Asia with the Christian sports ministry, Sports Reach.
April 22, 2010
CBS, Turner and NCAA reach 14-year agreement on Men's Basketball coverage
The NCAA has announced a new 14-year television, internet and wireless rights agreement with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting to present the Division I Mens Basketball Championship beginning through 2024 for more than $10.8 billion.
April 20, 2010
Muhammad, Davis receive top honors as men's basketball announces awards
Frank Davis won the Sam Harley Lynn Award and Elijah Muhammad captured the John P. Hendrix Leadership Award as was also named the teams Most Valuable Player, as coach Mike Sutton announced the men's basketball teams 2009-10 award winners.
April 16, 2010
Muhammad and Davis to play in the 3rd Annual Music City All-Star Classic
Tennessee Tech senior guards Elijah Muhammad and Frank Davis are set to hit the court one more time this Saturday evening for the 3rd Annual Music City All Star Classic.
March 23, 2010
Tech's Mike Sutton helped select NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament field
Mike Sutton recently served his second year as a voting member on the Regional Advisory Committee for the Division I Men's Basketball Championship, helping to pick the teams for this year's 65-team field.
March 16, 2010
Frank Davis receives NABC second-team all-district honors
Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis, one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation this past season, has been named second-team all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
March 5, 2010
Golden Eagle season ends in OVC semifinals with loss to Morehead State
Morehead State guard Maze Stallworth led the way as the No. 2 seed Eagles ran away from Tech in the first half and held on for a 76-47 victory over the Golden Eagles in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament in Bridgestone Arena Friday night.
March 4, 2010
Golden Eagle fans can gather pregame Friday at Big River Grille
The Tennessee Tech Alumni Association is hosting a pregame celebrations in Nashville Friday and inviting all Golden Eagle fans to attend. The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Big River Grille on Broadway, just blocks from the arena.
March 4, 2010
Golden Eagles hope to capture title, national spotlight at OVC Tournament
The Golden Eagle basketball team hopes to not only claim the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference title this weekend in Nashville, they can also grab the attention of the nation by winning the crown in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU and ESPN2.
March 2, 2010
On to the OVC semifinals: Murphy's buzzer-beater sinks APSU
After Austin Peay's Anthony Campbell tied the game at 65 with six seconds remaining Tech's Kevin Murphy took the ball the length of the court and calmly sunk a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
March 1, 2010
Golden Eagles visit Austin Peay in OVC opening round
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team had two fierce battles with Austin Peay during the regular season, and the two teams are set to meet one final time.
February 28, 2010
Tech faces OVC Tournament doubleheader Tuesday at Austin Peay
Tech's men's and women's basketball teams have both drawn the same assignment Tuesday night in the first round of the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament: Austin Peay in the Dunn Center in Clarksville.
February 27, 2010
Golden Eagles slip past Gamecocks on Senior Night, 72-62
Kevin Murphy scored 22 points to lead Tech to a 72-62 win over Jacksonville State Saturday night, securing the No. 6 seed in the OVC Tournament. Tech will play at Austin Peay Tuesday night.
February 25, 2010
Seniors Davis, Muhammad to be honored as Golden Eagles host regular season finale
The 2009-10 Tennessee Tech mens basketball regular season will come to a close Saturday night in Eblen Center, but not without a bang. Tech is in a battle for a higher seed in the OVC Tournament, and Frank Davis and Elijah Muhammad will be honored on Senior Night.
February 22, 2010
OVC Basketball Tournament to expand, change locations beginning in 2011
The Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament will change its format and move to a new venue to determine the mens and womens basketball championships, beginning next year.
February 20, 2010
Golden Eagles drop BrackerBuster contest at Appalachian State
Tennessee Tech wrapped up a tedious week on the road with a visit to Appalachian State Saturday night, and the Golden Eagles couldnt keep pace with a red-hot Mountaineer squad, suffering an 81-68 non-conference loss in a Bracket Buster contest.
February 19, 2010
Golden Eagles visit Appalachian State in ESPNU BracketBuster
The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will step out of Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday night when it visits Appalachian State in an ESPNU BracketBuster game, which tips off at 6 p.m. central in Boone, N.C.
February 18, 2010
Tech bows in overtime for second time this week
For the second time in four nights, the Golden Eagles lost an Ohio Valley Conference road game in overtime. This time, Austin Peay tied the game in the final minutes then claimed a 77-72 win in the Dunn Center.
February 17, 2010
Golden Eagles look for season sweep of Austin Peay
Its crunch time for the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team as the Golden Eagles battle for position in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
February 15, 2010
Golden Eagles visit Tennessee State for OVC double-header
Despite the wintry weather the Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Tennessee State for an OVC double-header Monday night with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
February 15, 2010
Tennessee State outlasts Golden Eagles in double-overtime
Dead even down to the final seconds. And then some. And then some more.
February 13, 2010
Tech subdues Skyhawks, 70-61, to tighten OVC standings
Tennessee Tech helped tighten the Ohio Valley Conference basketball race Saturday night with a 70-61 victory over UT Martin in Eblen Center, giving the Golden Eagles a season sweep over the defending league champions.
February 12, 2010
Tech hosts defending OVC champion UT Martin Saturday night
Looking to snap a three-game skid and gain ground in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will host UT Martin in Eblen Center on Saturday night.
February 11, 2010
Zach Bailey receives 2010 First Tennessee Bank Scholarship
Golden Eagle sophomore Zach Bailey was named recipient of the 2010 First Tennessee Bank Scholarship, an award he accepted Thursday during Tech's doubleheader against Murray State.
February 11, 2010
Tech can't stop streaking Racers, fall 94-62 in Eblen Center
Murray State shot 70 percent in the second half and pulled away to a 94-62 victory over the Golden Eagles Thursday night in Eblen Center. It ran the Racers' record to 14-0 in the OVC and was their 21st consecutive league victory.
February 9, 2010
Unbeaten Murray State visits Eblen Center for OVC clash
The temperature outside will be cold, but things will be heating up in the Eblen Center Thursday night when the two highest scoring teams in the Ohio Valley Conference square off when the Murray State Racers travel to take on the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team.
February 8, 2010
Dillard earns third Freshman of the Week honor
Jud Dillard had a couple of firsts this week. The freshman on the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team made his first collegiate start on Feb. 6 against Morehead State. In that game, he recorded his first career double-double. But Dillard is no stranger to the Ohio Valley Conferences Freshman of the Week title, which he received Monday for the third time this season.
February 6, 2010
Davis torches the nets but Golden Eagles fall at Morehead State
Frank Davis hit seven 3-pointers and Jud Dillard made his first career start and got his first double-double with a career high 25 points and 12 rebounds, but the Golden Eagles fell at Morehead State 84-75 Saturday night.
February 5, 2010
Golden Eagles Kentucky road swing wraps up Saturday at Morehead State
Following a pair of losses at Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, the Tennessee Tech basketball teams will be in Morehead, Ky., Saturday night for a doubleheader against the Eagles of Morehead State.
February 4, 2010
EKU ends Tech's win streak at four games
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team had their four-game win streak come to an end Thursday night when they visited Eastern Kentucky, and left with a 76-58 loss in Ohio Valley Conference action.
February 2, 2010
Basketball travels to Eastern Kentucky for a Thursday doubleheader
After a four-game homestand, the Tennessee Tech mens and womens basketball teams will hit the road with an Ohio Valley Conference double-header at Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 4.
February 1, 2010
Golden Eagles draw Appalachian State in ESPNU BracketBuster
The pairings for the 2010 ESPNU BracketBuster match-ups have been announced and the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will square off against Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. on Feb. 20.
January 30, 2010
Strong second half lifts Tech over SEMO for fourth consecutive win
The Golden Eagles took control of a close contest with a solid five minutes to open the second half and rode the advantage to an 82-68 victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center in Ohio Valley Conference action.
January 29, 2010
Doubleheader vs. Southeast Missouri will go on Saturday as scheduled
Despite wintry conditions across the region, Tennessee Tech will host its Saturday night doubleheader against Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center as scheduled.
January 29, 2010
Tech basketball hosts Southeast Missouri in OVC double-header
The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will host a double-header against Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center, with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
January 29, 2010
Golden Eagles participate Saturday night in Coaches vs. Cancer program
Tennessee Tech's coaching staff will be dressed a little differently Saturday night when they take on Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center. Head coach Mike Sutton and his staff are participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer program, and will don tennis shoes with their suits.
January 28, 2010
Golden Eagles pull away late, top Eastern Illinois Panthers 75-65
Elijah Muhammad keyed a late surge and Frank Davis reached 1,000 in his career as Tennessee Tech pulled away in the final minutes for a 10-point win over Eastern Illinois Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 27, 2010
Golden Eagles look for redemption against Eastern Illinois
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will go for its third consecutive win on Thursday night as they host Eastern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles got back-to-back wins last week against OVC rivals Austin Peay and Tennessee State behind two rowdy crowds in the Eblen Center.
January 26, 2010
Golden Eagle basketball teams featured at Chamber of Commerce gathering
Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Mike Sutton, and several players from the men's and women's teams, were the featured guests Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce gathering.
January 26, 2010
Free H1N1 shots available, free tickets to game with vaccination
The Putnam County Health Dept. is offering free H1N1 vaccinations to all person in need of the shots at Tennessee Techs games Thursday and Saturday in Eblen Center. Each fan who receives the shot will also get a free ticket to the game.
January 25, 2010
Mike Sutton: Comeback coach of all time
Recently Tennessee Tech head men's basketball coach Mike Sutton was featured in Basketball Times, an national basketball publication, as the Comeback coach of all time in an article written by Andrew Skwara. Read the full article here.
January 25, 2010
Dillard earns second Freshman of the Week honor
A basketball player who is hitting over 50 percent of his shots is having a pretty good game. So when Tennessee Tech freshman Jud Dillard hit 16-of-18 shots on the week, shooting 88.9 percent from the field, its no surprise he was a nearly unanimous selection as the OVCs Freshman of the Week.
January 23, 2010
Clemens, Porter, Lewis among Golden Eagles returning Saturday
Three of the Tech's most lethal weapons of the 1970's will be in the house Saturday night for Basketball Alumni Night. Al Lewis, Jim Clemens and Bobby Porter combined to score nearly 3,000 points for the Golden Eagles.
January 23, 2010
Golden Eagles tame TSU Tigers, 61-56, behind Murphy and Jones
Kevin Murphy scored 18 points and Alfred Jones added 11 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Eagles withstood a late rally by Tennessee State and tamed the Tigers, 61-56, Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 22, 2010
Tiger Hunt: Golden Eagles host Tennessee State Saturday night
The Golden Eagle men's basketball team looks to add another victim to its record Saturday night when the Tennessee State Tigers visit Eblen Center for a 7:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference contest.
January 21, 2010
Alumni Night Faces: Jason Embry among former players returning Saturday
The winner of the Sam Harley Lynn Award in 1997 as a senior, guard Jason Embry is one of the many players expected to be at Eblen Center Saturday night when TTU hosts Basketball Alumni Night vs. Tennessee State.
January 21, 2010
Davis, Dillard and balance help Tech to 94-90 win over APSU
Frank Davis scored 25 and Jud Dillard added a career-high 23 to help lead Tennessee Tech to a 94-90 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Austin Peay Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 20, 2010
Golden Eagles host rival Austin Peay to begin four-game homestand
The first 1,000 Tech students will receive a free Tech Attack t-shirt, along with a free soft drink and popcorn when the Golden Eagles square off against in-state rival Austin Peay Thursday night.
January 19, 2010
Reminder: Free admission to families of 278th and area youth teams
Families of Soldiers deployed with the 278th as well as area youth participating in the Upward and Vision Basketball programs, are reminded that Tennessee Tech is offering free admission to all regular season home basketball games in 2009-2010.
January 18, 2010
Students invited to "Welcome Back Bash" in Eblen Center Thursday
Techs basketball teams are hoping to do some Peay Picking Thursday night and the Golden Eagles will hold a Welcome Back Bash for TTU students when they host the Austin Peay Governors in a doubleheader in Eblen Center.
January 16, 2010
Racers maintain league lead with 88-66 win over Golden Eagles
Despite big games from Kevin Murphy and Elijah Muhammad, Tennessee Tech couldnt keep pace with league-leading Murray State Saturday night and the host Racers rolled to a 88-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory.
January 15, 2010
Tech looks for third OVC road win this season when it faces Murray State Saturday night
After a 13-point win at UT Martin Thursday night, The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will wrap up its two-game Ohio Valley Conference road swing against Murray State on Saturday night.
January 14, 2010
TTU men's basketball featured on CollegeChalktalk.com
Tennessee Tech assistant mens basketball coach Russ Willemsen has join College Chalktalks National Coaches Diary Series, where he offers up an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Golden Eagle basketball.
January 14, 2010
The Sports Zone names Frank Davis Champion of the Week
Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis has been named The Sports Zone Champion of the Week for his record-breaking performances last week in the Golden Eagle games against Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.
January 14, 2010
All-session tickets for 2010 OVC Basketball Tournament now on sale
All-Session tickets for the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now salefrom the Sommet Center ticket office and Ticketmaster. The final two rounds are March 5-6.
January 14, 2010
All five Tech starters reach double figures as Golden Eagles top UT Martin on national TV
All five Golden Eagle starters scored in double figures as the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team cruised to a 76-63 victory over UT Martin Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference action in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU.
January 12, 2010
Golden Eagles to play on national TV against UT Martin Thursday
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will showoff its game on national TV on Jan. 14 when ESPNU broadcasts its game live against UT Martin. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central from the Elam Center in Martin, Tenn.
January 9, 2010
Davis sets career record but Tech falls to EKU by five in shootout
Senior Frank Davis became the all-time Tech leader in 3-pointers, hitting five more Saturday night to raise his career total to 213, but Eastern Kentucky had too many weapons and claimed a 78-73 OVC victory in Eblen Center.
January 8, 2010
Tech vs. TSU chosen as OVC Radio Game of the Week
The Golden Eaglemen's basketball game against Tennessee State on Saturday, Jan. 23, has been chosen as the Game of the Week on OVC Radio. In addition to the Golden Eagle Sports Network, fans in the Chattanooga area can listen to the call on WDEF radio.
January 7, 2010
Tech takes on Eastern Kentucky in crucial OVC matchup
The weather has turned cold, but things will be heating up in the Eblen Center Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team looks to get back on track in Ohio Valley Conference play when Eastern Kentucky pays a visit.
January 7, 2010
Late run lifts Morehead State to 77-64 OVC win in Eblen Center
Morehead State erased a six-point halftime deficit and used a late flurry to open a lead on the way to a 77-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech Thursday night in the Eblen Center.
January 6, 2010
Golden Eagles and Morehead State set to do battle in Eblen Center
For the first time this season the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will host an Ohio Valley Conference opponent. But it will be no easy task for the Golden Eagles, as the league's preseason favorite Morehead State Eagles will visit Eblen Center Thursday night in the second half of a double-header, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
January 4, 2010
Frank Davis earns OVC co-Player of the Week honors
Frank Davis has taken his game to a new level, and has caught the attention of the Ohio Valley Conference. The 6-foot-2 senior guard for the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team was named OVC co-Player of the Week Monday after averaging 21.5 points per game in wins over Union College and Southeast Missouri.
January 4, 2010
Golden Eagles fall short in overtime thriller against Eastern Illinois
Despite a career high scoring effort from senior Frank Davis, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team fell short in a 97-93 overtime thriller against Eastern Illinois Monday night.
January 3, 2010
Golden Eagles look to make it five straight wins with trip to Eastern Illinois
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will put its four-game win streak on the line Monday night when it visits Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference play.
January 2, 2010
Golden Eagles extend winning streak to four games with 82-73 win at SEMO
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team shot a red-hot 56.0 percent (28-of-50) from the field, and after building a comfortable halftime lead, held on to seal an 82-73 victory over Southeast Missouri in Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday night.
December 31, 2009
Golden Ealges look to make it four wins in a row with visit to Southeast Missouri
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team is heating up at the right time. The Golden Eagles are riding a three-game winning streak into a stretch of four Ohio Valley Conference games in seven days beginning with a contest at Southeast Missouri on Jan. 2.
December 30, 2009
Davis, Muhammad pace Tech to year-ending win over Union, 95-46
Seniors Frank Davis and Elijah Muhammad led the way for the mens basketball team to win its third game in a row, a 95-46 triumph Wednesday night over Union College in Eblen Center.
December 28, 2009
Golden Eagles look for third straight win as Union College visits Eblen Center
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will return to action for the first time in 11 days when it hosts Union College on Wednesday night in Eblen Center. Tip off against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
December 23, 2009
Two championship teams featured at Jan. 23 Basketball Alumni Day
Former Golden Eagle men's and women's basketball players are invited back to campus on Saturday, Jan. 23, when the university will host its annual Basketball Alumni Day.
December 19, 2009
Jones paces Golden Eagles to 97-44 win over Bryan Lions
Junior Alfred Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds to pace the Golden Eagles in a convincing 97-44 victory over the Bryan College Lions Saturday night in Eblen Center. Several Golden Eagles posted career-highs in the win, Tech's second straight.
December 16, 2009
Happy Holidays: Special gift for season ticket holders
Tennessee Tech Athletics is saying Happy Holidays to Golden Eagle Basketball season ticket holders by giving each ticket holder four free tickets to each of the next three home doubleheaders. Ho Ho Ho!
December 14, 2009
Tech's Dillard honored as OVC Freshman of the Week
Two days after matching his career high with 15 points in Techs win over Ball State, TTU freshman basketball player Jud Dillard was recognized for his efforts as he was named the Ohio Valley Conferences Freshman of the Week Monday.
December 12, 2009
Golden Eagles bounce Ball State in overtime thriller
Tennessee Tech was pushed into overtime for the second consecutive home game, and this time the Golden Eagles claimed a thrilling 86-81 victory over Ball State Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center.
December 10, 2009
Youth Basketball, Scouts special invited guests at Saturday doubleheader
Youth basketball teams and players from Upward and Vision Basketball, plus area Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts are all invited to be special guests of the Golden Eagle basketball teams Saturday when Tech hosts an afternoon doubleheader.
December 9, 2009
Golden Eagles host Ball State on Saturday in rematch of Bracket Buster thriller
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team is set to rock the Eblen Center Saturday afternoon when it takes on Ball State at 2 p.m. in the first half of a double-header with the Golden Eagle womens team.
December 7, 2009
Fans reminded of changes to basketball schedule this week
Golden Eagle basketball fans are reminded of a couple of changes to the schedules in December, beginning this week. The women's game at Drake was moved to next season and the men's game against Bryan is later in the month. The next games on the schedule are Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center.
December 5, 2009
Golden Eagles comeback effort falls short in OVC opener at Jacksonville State
A 10-0 second-half run by Jacksonville State proved to be the deciding factor as the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team fell to the Gamecocks 83-72 at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
December 3, 2009
Golden Eagles open up Ohio Valley Conference play with visit to Jacksonville State
The last time the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team visited Jacksonville State the two teams were playing for a trip to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in last years regular season finale.
December 2, 2009
Jordan, McKay named to Atlanta Preseason All-Metro Team
Brianna Jordan and Javon McKay have both been named to the Atlanta Tipoff Clubs 2009-10 Preseason All-Metro Team. Both players recently signed national letters of intent to play for Tennessee Tech next season.
December 1, 2009
Evansville edges Tech in double overtime, 91-90
Tennessee Tech opened like a runaway train Tuesday night but after sideswiping disaster in regulation, the Golden Eagles were derailed in double overtime by Evansville, 91-90.
November 30, 2009
Golden Eagles return home to take on Evansville in Eblen Center
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team opened the season with six out of seven games on the road. But with that stretch over, the Golden Eagles look forward to December, when they will play four of five games in Eblen Center, beginning with a Dec. 1 contest against Evansville at 7 p.m.
November 27, 2009
Golden Eagles give great effort in loss at No. 1 Kansas
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team knew it had a tough task ahead of it when it visited No. 1 Kansas Friday night, but the Golden Eagles worked hard and hung in throughout much of the game in a 112-75 loss to the Jayhawks.
November 26, 2009
Golden Eagles to face No. 1 team in the country for the first time with visit to Kansas Friday
For the first time in program history the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will face the No. 1 team in the country when the Golden Eagles visit Allen Fieldhouse to take on No. 1 Kansas on Nov. 27.
November 25, 2009
Golden Eagles claim 72-65 road victory over Southern Utah
Three Golden Eagles scored in double-figures and the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team held on late in the game to claim a 72-65 victory against Southern Utah, Techs third road win of the young season.
November 24, 2009
Golden Eagles head west to face Southern Utah
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will be looking for its third road win of the young season Wednesday night when it battles Southern Utah at 6 p.m.
November 23, 2009
Big second half lifts Oakland past Golden Eagles, 77-56
A 14-0 run in the second half lifted the Oakland Grizzlies on their way to a 21-point non-conference victory over the Golden Eagles Monday night in Eblen Center in the Tech's home opener.
November 22, 2009
Golden Eagles continue Hall of Fame Showcase as Oakland visits for home opener
Golden Eagles will bring their game to Cookeville for the first time in 2009-10 when they host Oakland on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the third of four games in the Hall of Fame Showcase
November 20, 2009
Golden Eagles visit Memphis in second game of Hall of Fame Showcase
One night after knocking off in-state foe Lipscomb in Nashville, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will face another challenging task, visiting 2008 national runner-up Memphis in the second of four games for the Golden Eagles in the Hall of Fame Showcase.
November 20, 2009
Balanced attack lifts Memphis over Golden Eagles
Memphis had four players in double figures Friday night to lift the Tigers to a 92-59 non-conference win over the Golden Eagles in the FedEx Forum in Tech's second game of the Hall of Fame Showcase.
November 19, 2009
Murphy, Davis pace Golden Eagles over Lipscomb, 92-89
Kevin Murphy scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and Frank Davis poured in 15 of his 20 in the second as the Golden Eagles withstood a Lipscomb rally to claim a 92-89 victory Thursday night in Nashville.
November 18, 2009
Golden Eagles continue road trip with visit to in-state foe Lipscomb
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team continues its four-game season-opening road trip Thursday night when it travels to Nashville to visit in-state foe Lipscomb at 7 p.m. in Allen Arena.
November 17, 2009
Golden Eagle game at No. 1 Kansas available on ESPN Full Court
Exactly two weeks into the 2009-10 basketball season, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will visit the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the Kansas Jayhawks, and Golden Eagle fans all over the country can catch the action.
November 16, 2009
Golden Eagles get team effort in 71-67 win over Central Arkansas
It took a total team effort as four Golden Eagles scored in double-figures and five finished with five or more rebounds as the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team topped Central Arkansas 71-67.
November 15, 2009
Golden Eagles kick off Hall of Fame Showcase with visit to Central Arkansas
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will continue its four-game season-opening road trip when it visits Central Arkansas as part of the Hall of Fame Showcase Monday night in Conway, Ark.
November 13, 2009
Golden Eagles drop season opener at No. 18 Minnesota
The 18th ranked University of Minnesota Gophers took advantage of a size advantage and used some sizzling second-half shooting to pull away from scrappy Tennessee Tech Friday night and claim an 87-50 victory in both teams season opener in historic Williams Arena.
November 12, 2009
Golden Eagles sign Dunwoody standout Javon McKay
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team has signed the first member of its 2010-11 incoming class, a standout from Dunwoody High School, Javon McKay.
November 11, 2009
Starting times announced for women's and men's basketball games
Now that television schedules have been determined, Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for its womens and mens basketball games for 2009-2010.
November 11, 2009
Golden Eagles host Faculty/Staff Appreciation practice session
Days before tipping off the 2009-2010 season at Minnesota, head coach Mike Sutton and his team spent some time Tuesday hosting an event for Tech's faculty and staff and their families.
November 11, 2009
Golden Eagles tip off regular season against No. 18 Minnesota
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team has no easy task in front of it as it prepares the tip-off of the 2009-10 season. Tech will face off against No. 18 Minnesota on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the first of five games against 2009 NCAA tournament teams for the Golden Eagles.
November 7, 2009
Men's and women's basketball hosts youth clinic
The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams held a basketball clinic on Saturday morning for youth in the greater Cookeville area. Roughly 50 attendees participated in the clinic where they worked on their basketball skills.
November 5, 2009
Golden Eagles outlast Bluefield for 85-78 exhibition win
Sophomore Kevin Murphy's double-double led Tennessee Tech to an 85-78 exhibition victory over a scrappy Bluefield College team Thursday night in Eblen Center. Tech opens the regular season next week at Minnesota.
November 4, 2009
Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball to host free instructional clinic Saturday morning
The Tennessee Tech mens and womens basketball teams will be holding a free clinic on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. The clinic is free and will be open to boys and girls of all ages.
November 4, 2009
Golden Eagles hit the court with exhibition against Bluefield College
After three tough weeks of practice, workouts, conditioning, and film study, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team gets to take its game to the court for the first time when it hosts Bluefield College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in an exhibition to kick off the 2009-10 season, the eighth under head coach Mike Sutton.
November 3, 2009
Gathering of Eagles, Poster Night slated Thursday in Eblen Center
Fans will get their first taste of Golden Eagle basketball action Thursday night in Eblen Center, and the taste will include free Pepsi and popcorn, plus free schedule posters. It's the Gathering of Eagles, plus First Tennessee Poster Night.
October 29, 2009
Golden Eagle basketball team to hold open practice Saturday
Fans can get an early look at the men's basketball team Saturday when coach Mike Sutton's squad holds an 11 a.m. practice open to the public. It makes Saturday a triple-header, with the practice between the Homecoming parade and football game.
October 29, 2009
Golden Eagles picked seventh in men's basketball preseason poll
Entering the 2009-10 basketball season, the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference in a vote of OVC head coaches and sports information directors.
October 28, 2009
National audience to hear OVC Men's Basketball title game
The 2010 Ohio Valley Confernce Mens Basketball Championship game will be broadcast for the first time by the Westwood One radio network, the largest provider of audio content in America.
October 21, 2009
Tech men's basketball to hold open scrimmage Saturday morning
Golden Eagle fans will have a chance to get a sneak peak at the 2009-10 Tennessee Tech mens basketball team Saturday morning when head coach Mike Sutton and the Golden Eagles hold an open scrimmage.
October 8, 2009
Tennessee Tech men's basketball to be televised nationally on ESPNU
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team will get a chance to showcase its program in front of a national audience when it takes on UT Martin in Martin, Tenn., on Jan. 14. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
October 1, 2009
Casey Owens wins men's basketball shoe give-away
Casey Owens, a freshman from Morristown West High School, is the owner of a brand new pair of Nike running shoes thanks to the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team and head coach Mike Sutton.
September 24, 2009
Golden Eagles to participate in 2010 BracketBuster game
The BracketBuster game has pitted the Golden Eagles against teams such as Bradley, East Tennessee, Northwestern State and Ball State. Who will it be this year? Whoever Tech faces in February will visit Eblen Center in 2010-11.
September 23, 2009
Former Golden Eagle Milone Clark in Globetrotter camp
Former Tennessee Tech basketball standout Milone Clark is one of six players selected to participate in a rookie tryout camp for the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.
September 22, 2009
Golden Eagle schedule issues some big challenges to Mike Suttons squad
Seven games against teams from the post-season, participation in the Hall of Fame Showcase, the always-tough 18-game Ohio Valley Conference lineup and 15 home games highlight the schedule awaiting the Tennessee Tech mens basketball team and coach Mike Sutton in 2009-2010.
September 21, 2009
Nashville, OVC announced as hosts for 2012 NCAA First/Second Rounds
The NCAA has selected the City of Nashville as a host for the the 2012 Division I Mens Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds. The event will take place March 16 and 18 at the Sommet Center with the OVC serving as the host.
September 15, 2009
Men's basketball gets great turnout at Elite Camp
The Tennessee Tech mens basketball team hosted elite skills camp, and had an overwhelming turnout. 74 high school students came to Cookeville for the one-day camp from Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, Ohio and Minnesota. Many of whom will go on to play division I college basketball.
August 13, 2009
Men's basketball to host Premier Skills Camp
The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will host its Premier Skills Camp on Saturday, August 29 in the Hooper Eblen Center.
July 12, 2009
Tech's Steve Payne named among Top 25 Mid-Major Assistant Basketball Coaches in USA
Tennessee Tech's Steve Payne has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Mid-Major assistant basketball coaches in the nation, according to the website CollegeInsider.com. Payne was listed as No, 19 on the list, the only coach from the Ohio Valley Conference to make the list.
June 17, 2009
First African-American NBA player shares experiences
Basketball Hall of Fame member Earl Lloyd, who became the first African-American to play in the NBA on October 31, 1950, visited Tennessee Tech Wednesday to share stories with the Golden Eagle mens basketball team and special guests of head coach Mike Sutton.
June 3, 2009
Georgia guard Zac Swansey transfers to Golden Eagles
Zac Swansey, a regular in the University of Georgia lineup the past two seasons, will transfer to Tennessee Tech to wrap up his basketball career for the Golden Eagles.
May 17, 2009
Sutton adds signee Dillard from Georgia prep ranks
Judson Dillard, a 6-foot-4 wing player from Georgia has signed a national letter of intent to play at Tennessee Tech University, seventh-year coach Mike Sutton announced today.
May 14, 2009
Golden Eagle basketball adds Chicago forward Byron Pickens
Byron Pickens, a 6-foot-7 forward from Chicago and two-year starter at Mineral Area Community College in Missouri, is Tennessee Techs fourth roster addition this year, seventh-year coach Mike Sutton announced today. Pickens was a four-year starter at Chicagos Senn High School.