COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Like any other winter sport, the Tennessee
Tech rifle team splits its season between the fall and spring
This fall, Tech finishes up on the road when they travel to take on Morehead State in a dual competition. Last weekend, amongst all the homecoming festivities, the Golden Eagles fell to Jacksonville State at the Tech Rifle Range.
"We are working hard in practice," said head coach Steve Law. "The guys, and lady, are still getting used to the electronic targeting system. But come spring, we will be ready for the final stretch before the OVC meet."
The Golden Eagles will at least have an advantage going into the OVC as they serve as the host institution for the OVC Championship.
"We haven't hosted in awhile," Law said. "It gives us a chance to show off our renovated range to the entire conference."
But before that, the first spring competition will be the annual Jim Newkirk Invitational. It is named after former Tech coach Jim Newkirk, who led the Golden Eagles to three straight NCAA National Championships in the 1980s.